Thursday, September 29, 2011

October-November 2011 Shows On Our Radar With Age Guide


Of course, in Chicago we're lucky to have an overabundance of great shows to choose from.  Here's our entirely subjective list of bands we're planning to see, along with an age guide, so you know if the punk kin can tag along.   


We've got great live show shots of The Avett Brothers & Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band playing Summer Camp Music Fest, Urge Overkill from Bottom Lounge and Rubblebucket from Double Door.   We'll have a huge, photo filled recap of Rubblebucket's set at North Coast Music Festival up soon.   Check out more live show photos at our site, http://chiilliveshows.com/.





Avett Brothers-at The Aragon
All Ages
8pm
$35.75



The Avett Brothers (pronounced /ˈeɪvɨt/) is a folk rock band from Concord, North Carolina. The band is made up of two brothers, Scott Avett and Seth Avett, who play the banjo and guitar respectively, and Bob Crawford who plays the stand-up bass. Joe Kwon, cello, and Jacob Edwards, drums, are touring members of the band, with Kwon featured on recordings from 2007's Emotionalism to present.






                 DRI at Reggies Rock Club-Sunday, Oct. 2 (however they will have a sub for drummer, Rob Rampy.   Details at Blabbermouth.net.)
All Ages
7pm
$15










21+
9pm
$20


For about a year back in the 1970s the Mekons epitomized the risks, extremes and ludicrous promise of punk rock. It was a different time f’sure BUT eerily similar to NOW. For a while back THEN the Mekons were indeed very interested in punk rock but it wore off (for reasons too obvious & well documented to dwell on here). After the huge success of their Fast Product 45s and the reckless, doomed assault on the citadel that followed, the Mekons snuck off back to Leeds to lick their wounds only to emerge years later a wiser, stranger, multi-dimensional beast.


Maybe there’s a silver thread that runs all the way back to THEN through the collaborations and experiments of the 80s, 90s and Zeros, maybe there isn’t, but now we're talking a band looking at its 30th anniversary. Still, the music stands eternal, dusted down and probed for signs of life & to the amazement of all concerned no backward thrust of nostalgia was apparent, in fact quite the opposite. Layers of historical snot were scraped away to reveal a crop of songs oozing tough & timeless optimism for the now, the current, the necessary & the possible... and now the Mekons (with one eye on the past and both feet in the river) are very interested in punk rock again.



****all Congress Riot Fest Shows and X at Bottom Lounge are all ages.   Bring the punk kin.    However, Riot Fest doesn't do anything cool like North Coast (12 & under free) or Lollapalooza and Pitchfork (under 10 free).   If you wanna walk together and rock together, it'll cost ya the same as an adult ticket.

****Our top picks are in bold black

Riot Fest 2011 Chicago
FOR WRISTBAND PICK UP INFORMATION: consult this page.

MULTI-DAY PASSES
Congress Pass - $135 - includes admission to all four Congress Theater shows October 6 - 9.
Punk Pass - $85 - includes admission to Social Distortion, Descendents, Danzig Legacy shows at Congress Theater, Oct 6 - 8

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th
*X (play "Los Angeles) 
Film Screening of "X: The Unheard Music" 
Bottom Lounge 
Doors: 7:00pm,  
All Ages - SOLD OUT




THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th  
*Social Distortion 
The Tossers 
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band 
Congress Theater Doors: 6:30pm, 
All Ages 

ALL (with Chad Price) 
The Pavers (featuring Scott Reynolds of ALL) 
Banner Pilot 
Neutron Bombs  
Bottom Lounge
Doors: 9:00pm, 
17+

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th  
*Danzig Legecy (Danzig, Samhain, Danzig & Doyle perform Misfits)


Youth of Today

Macabre Nachtmystium
The Infected 
Congress Theater 
Doors: 7:00pm, 
All Ages

ALL (with Scott Reynolds/Dave Smalley)
Down By Law 
Chinese Telephones 
The Holy Mess
Bottom Lounge  
Doors: 9:00pm, 
17+ - SOLD OUT (limited tickets might be available at the door day of)

*Helmet 
Electric Hawk  
Double Door
Doors: 9:00pm, 
21+ 

Secret Show
Cobra Lounge
Doors: 11:30pm, 
21+ - Wristband holders only

Secret Show
AAA 
Doors: 11:30pm- Wristband holders only

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8th 
Descendents 
Suicide Machines
Leftover Crack 
Strike Anywhere 
Flatfoot 56
The Menzingers
The Flatliners
Shot Baker 
Larry and His Flask 
Cheap Girls 
The Copyrights 
Congress Theater 
Doors: 2:30pm, 
All Ages 


The Business
The Crombies
Cobra Lounge 
Doors: 10:30pm, 
21+ 


The Smoking Popes
Double Door Doors: 8:30 PM, 
21+ - Free Show


Secret Show 
AAA 
Doors: 11:30pm- Wristband holders only  
    

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9th 

*Weezer (performing The Blue Album in full)
Urge Overkill
Teenage Bottlerocket
White Mystery
Congress Theater 
Doors: 5:30pm,
All Ages

*7 Seconds
Dan Vapid And The Cheats 
Special Guests to be announced soon! 
Bottom Lounge  
Doors: 6:30pm, 
All Ages

Secret Show 
AAA
Doors: 10:30pm  
21 +- Wristband holders only

Locations:
Congress Theater
2135 N Milwaukee
Chicago, IL 60647
Cobra Lounge
235 N. Ashland
Chicago, IL 60607
Bottom Lounge
1375 West Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60607
Double Door
1572 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622


Primus at Congress Theatre-Oct. 14
All Ages
7:30pm
$39.50
2 full sets



Primus started out as an underground cult phenomenon in and around the San Francisco bay area until their popularity grew to the point they became certified gold album sellers (with their 1991 album Sailing the Seas of Cheese).
Fronted by the inimitable Les Claypool, considered one of the most versatile and unique bass players alive, Primus offers up a zany and eclectic style of music all their own, throwing in a healthy amount of the bizarre for good measure.



Rubblebucket-Double Door-also Oct. 14
21+
9:30pm
$12

The Black Angels
Dead Meadow
Spindrift-Metro

18+
8pm
$21

The Damned-Metro-Oct. 25

35th Anniversary Tour...
Performing Damned Damned Damned and The Black Album back to back...
18+
7pm
$26


Alien Queen-Metro-Oct. 28

The Scooty & JoJo Show and Metro Present...
A Special HALLOWEEN Showing of


18+
9pm
$16 advanced/$20 day of/$30 VIP

There's no better way to celebrate Halloween than Alien Queen! Alien Queen: The Concert combines the legendary music of Queen with an outrageous parody of the "Alien" films to create a top-notch Queen tribute band made up of H.R. Giger-inspired aliens, cross-gendered humans, and some of Chicago's best singers and rock musicians. The event will be a full evening of rock and ridiculousness, with special guests performing before Alien Queen: The Concert takes the stage. 


Mastodon-Riv-Nov. 11 (with The Dillinger Escape Plan / Red Fang)
All Ages
6PM
$24


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