Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Parents' Nights Out: Tonight Through Friday #livemusic #theatre

Call a sitter, tag team it, slip out the back-Jack.....   Just because you made a life, that doesn't mean you can't have a life.   Sometimes a good night out at a concert or theatre can make you a better, more patient parent.   There's plenty of music and theatre openings this week around Chi-town.   So go already.   Here are ChiIL Mama's top (non family friendly) shows for this week.


 TONIGHT Tuesday, 10/9 
Adam Ashbach (music 21+/ $5-$8/Double Door)
After a period of relative quiet, Adam Ashbach (ex-band leader of Lollapalooza vets Musical Outfits) will make his return to the Chicago stage with a show at Double Door on Oct. 9 (supporting local garage poppers Jonny Rumble)
Check out all the details here at Double Door's main site.

Check out Adam's FB page here. 

After living in Brooklyn for a short time to pursue the artist’s dream, Adam Ashbach came home to Chicago in 2008 and recorded the well-received EP Puzzle Pieces at CRC and Studio Ballistico. After playing only a few shows in support of the EP, Ashbach then took time off to reflect on life and everything other than music. But once again the music bug has bit and brought him back to familiar territory. He fell right back into Tim Sandusky's Studio Ballistico to collaborate on new music with all new musicians save for Jason Angelilli (his bass player and friend from grade school), who has become a stalwart writing companion. Joining Adam and Jason in the studio, and rounding out the live show, is Neal O'Hara, Reid Muchow and Taras Horalewskyj. These talented musicians can be found playing out in multiple bands on any given night in Chicago. Their contagious desire has rubbed off on Ashbach. Eager to release his newest EP, Too Much Left To Write, Adam brought years of experience and what he likes to call "getting old" to the studio. For this go around, Adam is happy to be playing music for the joy leaving behind the drama of old bands and he is reveling in what is happening right now.

Wednesday, 10/10
Black Watch (theatre) at Broadway Armory.  National Theatre of Scotland in conjunction with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Nick Waterhouse (R & B music) at Lincoln Hall

ChiIL Live Shows will be there shooting stills.   This should be one sweet show you won't want to miss.  21+

9:00 PM | 21+

  • Bio
    Nick Waterhouse is the New Breed – An R&B fanatic who combines an uncanny old-school sensibility with a charged, contemporary style. At just 25, He joins the ranks of a growing cabale of similar acts and producers of recent times – Mark Ronson, Mayer Hawthorne, the Daptone Crew et al – that are all moving forward into the past, yet all quite different. For Waterhouse, his muse is the over-modulated sound of vintage R&B, and his take on such a time-honored tradition evokes the back-alley thrill of New Orleans, Detroit and Memphis in their heyday. He combines an astute attention to detail with an honest desire to match the emotional impact of the music that inspires him.
    When asked to pinpoint the sound or style he strives for, Nick Waterhouse simply shrugs and responds, “American music. And I know that’s pretty general, but it is what it is. I have spent so much of my life immersed in this stuff, because I wanted to figure it out, [yet] all I figured out was that there was no plan.” In other words, whatever musical style Nick may choose to espouse, it’s not done because someone else did it, but done for the same reason someone else did it. “To me, [the music I play] is not a ‘type’ of music,” he emphasizes; “it IS music. The records I listen to ARE music. A record is a moment in time, and something recorded in 1955 is the same as something recorded in 2010.” Growing up in the Southern California, Waterhouse eschewed his surroundings and found emotional authenticity in the vintage wax of Ray Charles, Roy Head, Little Willie John and the whole panoply of American music, where feel so often trumps technique. After the sold out release of his own self-produced 45, the raunchy ‘Some Place’, and a string of exciting shows with his live group The Tarots, Nick went to work on his forthcoming full-length for Innovative Leisure – continuing an undeniably raw and rhythmic take on American music.
    His approach to production – entirely vintage analog equipment, open-reel tape machines, lacquer cutting machines, and even hand letter-pressed labels – has left a few fans wondering where and when he comes from; Long-lost deadstock Rhythm & Blues artifact? White or Black? New or old? It’s a fitting recall to the days of early Rock & Roll, when rhythms crossed the tracks and no-one was quite sure WHAT or WHO this music was. As LA Record bears witness, “You’ve gotta be one kind of maniac to produce like this, and a whole other kind to shout like this, and an even more frightening kind to make the first two maniacs work together. Nick pulling this all off simultaneously means preternatural powers in play”
    Career Highlights

    Current Tours
    Tue 10/09/12
    Allah-Las, Richie Wohlfeil
    Wed 10/10/12
    Allah-Las, DJ Misa
    Thu 10/11/12
    Allah-Las, Mike 2600
    Sun 10/14/12
    Allah-Las, Gred Vandy
    Mon 10/15/12
    Allah-Las, DJ Yogoman
    Tue 10/16/12
    Allah-Las, Jonny Grayston (of the East Van Soul Club)
    Wed 10/17/12
    Allah-Las, DJ Beyonda
    Sat 10/20/12
    San Francisco
    Allah-Las, DJ Primo
    Sun 10/21/12
    Los Angeles
    Allah-Las, Aquarium Drunkard/Light In The Attic
    Fri 11/02/12
    Mon 11/05/12
    Santa Fe Brewing Company
    Santa Fe
    Wed 11/07/12
    San Diego

Thursday 10/11

The Luck of Eden Hall at The Burlington

only $5 suggested donation
Rocket Miner | The Foreign Resort (Copenhagen, Denmark) | The Luck of Eden Hall
doors 9pm

Click here for The Burlington's main site
The Burlington is at Fullerton and Kimball in Logan Square


  • ChiIL Live Shows will be there for opening night and we'll have a full review up shortly.

October 12th - November 10th , 2012

Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS
By examining and bringing together (in a dream-like way) the narratives of the assassinations and attempted assassinations of the US presidents during our national history, Composer Stephen Sondheim weaves together the pain that lies just beneath the surface of American consciousness – the pain of alienation, regret, and failure to achieve the “American Dream”. But in the end, who is responsible for that failure? Ourselves? Our Parents? Our Society? Our President?
And yet, in all this darkness there lies just the glimmer of hope. Each of these individuals, pushed by themselves and unseen forces to commit desperate and despicable acts, contain within them a certain sense of innocence. Buried deep in these stories is an overwhelming heart – yes, Assassins is a love story, oddly enough. A story about men and women so desperate to be heard and validated, so desperate to find love that they would do anything to get it – in a way, to achieve their manifest destiny. What’s more American than that?
Mixing dark humor with unforgettable musical numbers, and strong showcase roles for our talented cast of character actors, this show will be a wonderful way to get in the mood for the 2012 election season, no matter what your politics are!

For questions and box office issues, please contact: 
(312) 212-3470 
Running time: Approximately 90 minutes 
Tickets - $45  
Local reggae crew Akasha will be supporting Hawaii’s The Green @ Bottom Lounge on Friday, Oct. 12. (17+)

Click here for all the Akasha details on Bottom Lounge's home page. Click here for Akasha's Main Site

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