Friday, December 1, 2017


The local musicians behind Great Moments In Vinyl continue their series of honoring classic LPs with a double dose of The Rolling Stones tomorrow night at Martyrs’ on Lincoln Avenue. They’ll be performing Sticky Fingers and Some Girls in their entirety. Next week, on Wednesday, December 7, Tributosaurus will become Paul McCartney at Martyrs’.

U2 has has added a second show at the United Center in Chicago next May as part of its iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour. Tickets go on sale this Monday at 10:00 a.m. The band’s new album Songs Of Experience came out today.

WXRT Live From The Archives Volume 19 is now available at Chicago area Target stores. The limited-edition various artists compilation sells out quickly.

Bloodshot Records will be spinning tracks from its various artists 13 Days Of Xmas album when it hosts a Holiday Pop Up Store tomorrow at its headquarters on Irving Park Road. The Chicago-based indie label is promising refreshments and snacks, along with exclusive holiday stuff like records, clothing, and signed memorabilia for sale. The event, which will run from noon to 7:00 p.m, ties in with Bloodshot’s seventh annual Stuffed Animal Drive, which collects soft toys and warm clothing.

If you’re searching for a unique gift that can’t be bought in any department store, check out The Renegade Craft Fair tomorrow and Sunday at The Bridgeport Center at 1200 W. 35th Street. The Bucktown Holiday ArtShow takes place next Saturday and Sunday (December  9 and 10) at The Holstein Park Fieldhouse at 2200 N. Oakley. Admission is $2. The Anderson Galleria, at 5247 N. Clark Street, describes itself as, “like an Art Festival under a roof and year-round.” More than 90 local vendors sell handmade items, many of which are likely to have a holiday them around this time of year.

Alt rock band whitewolfsonicprincess and garage rockers The Telepaths are hosting a multi-band Toys For Tots Benefit Show tomorrow night at Red Line Tap. Other performers include Kc Chronis; The Darkroom Men; Joe Lapsley and Jana Measells; Gary Nobody; The Rut; and The Rolling Clones. The show starts at 7:00 p.m.

Local bands Super Sonic Space Rebels and The Amazing Heeby Jeebies will present A Night Of Rockabilly, Punkabilly And Garage Rock’n’Roll on December 7 at the Burlington Bar on Fullerton on Chicago’s north side.

The perception that only guys are interested reading and/or creating graphic novels gets upended on the first Wednesday of each month at Graham Crackers in downtown Chicago. That’s when the store hosts Ladies Night, which members describe as, “Wimmen talkin’ ta wimmen ‘bout comics!” The next get-together takes place on December 6. Ladies Night compilations, featuring several local comic creators, are available for sale at the store.

We Fitz You A Merry Christmas. The FitzGerald’s venue in Berwyn will be a festive place over the holiday season. Next Saturday, December 9, Chris Ligon and Heather McAdams will enlist several area musicians to help out with their 20th Anniversary Calendar Show. Guests include The Flat Five, Devil In A Woodpile, Jodee Lewis, Vernon Tonges, Big Hair Trouble, The Corsairs, Phil Angotti, Joel Patterson with Kelly Hogan, and Nora O’Connor. Chicago Tribune rock critic Greg Kot’s feature story on McAdams and Ligon in today’s On The Town section mentions that the illustrated Heather’s L’il Folk, Rock, Pop, and Country Calendar includes Crosby, Stills, Nash And Young; Mel Torme; and Ray Price.

On December 22 at FitzGerald’s, the annual Redmonds Christmas Show will feature hosts The Redmonds and their guests Kevin Lee And The Kings, Duct Tape Band, and The Romeo Brothers. On the next night, December 23, there’s Flirting With Time: A Tribute To Tom Petty. Proceeds will benefit the One America Appeal Hurricane Charity.

The Regrettes played to an enthusiastic crowd at The House Of Blues last night. They were the opening act for a double bill of Swmrs and The Interrupters, but it’s already clear these young Los Angeles natives are building momentum with their catchy and emotionally charged songs. Seventeen-year-old lead vocalist-guitarist Lydia Night channels the unbridled energy that has kept punk a vital force over four decades while adding a touch of adolescent playfulness.The Regrettes’ “A Living Human Girl” was chosen chosen by Billboard magazine as one of the Top 25 Feminist Anthems, and the band’s “I Don’t Like You” is in contention for Coolest Song Of The Year on Little Steven’s Underground Garage radio program.

Sons Of The Silent Age, the David Bowie tribute act composed of several Chicago music scene veterans, will have acclaimed actor Michael Shannon as their special guest when they perform The Berlin Years on January 6 at Metro. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit cancer patients at Northshore University Healthsystem’s Integrative Medicine Program.

All in the family. Singer-guitarist John Petitt, formerly with the rock trio This Is This, will be performing as part of the Big Brother’s Vinyl show on January 13 at the Arlington Ale House (third floor) in Arlington Heights. He’ll be joined by musicians Ryan Aiello, Rick Fobes, Joe McMichael, and Naveen Prashantham. Lizzy Petitt (John’s daughter and a former member of Serendipity) and the Bandwagon will be the opening act. The music starts at 7:30 p.m.

Band Called Catch celebrates its 10th anniversary with a show on January 13 at Martyrs’. Past members are scheduled to join in the celebration. The show will be preceded by sets from Laura Glyda, Buffalo Rose, and Todd Kessler.

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