Please note all shows/events are 21+ unless otherwise noted.
Jackal and Hyde (Cape Town, South Africa) - Brett Newski and The Corruption will begin their South African tour. For other tour dates and cities, visit http://www.brettnewskiandthecorruption.com.
Aug 30 - Sept 9:
Chicago Fringe Fest! For schedule and ticket information, visit http://www.chicagofringe.org.
Beat Kitchen - Pop'stache and Machine Dream Records presents Polarizer with Deanna Devore, Isle of Rhodes and Dead Sheriff will be rockin' the stage.
Hideout - Blane Fonda and Panda Riot will sharing the bill together.
Harte's Saloon - the unofficial North Coast Afterparty will be happening featuring JMB and Janis Wallin
Livewire Lounge - [Product] and The Dead Room live on stage.
Reggie's Rock Club - I Lost Control featuring Kali Ra, Control and Jet Driver rockin' the stage.
Elbo Room - it's Patti Rain rockin' the stage.
Neo - come out as this underground club celebrates its 33rd anniversary of rockin' the locl underground industrial scene with DJs Jeff Moyer and Razer X spinning.
House of Blues - Singer/Songwriter Max Schneider will be making an appearance alongwith his band opening for Victoria Justice. Doors 6p / Show 7p
Elbo Room - Coles Whalen returns to Chicago to perform.
Mojoes - Paragon and Bobaflex will be sharing the stage.
Guitar Center (Lakeview/Lincoln Park location) - Music Industry Workshop's FREE Ableton Performance / Production Clinic. 6p - 9p
The Canopy Club (Urbana, IL) - Strange Arrangement featuring Sonny Struble and Roster McCabe performing.
Late Bar - Shimmer ...Chicago's only dance party dedicated to shoegaze / dreampop music.
Martyrs' - Train Company will be rockin' the stage.
Reggie's Rock Club - Primordial, While Heaven Wept and Cormorant will be rockin' the stage at this 17+ show presented by Dot To Dot Management. Tix $15 adv / $25 dos / $35 VIP (includes early sound check access, seating and custom poster).
Ace Bar - On Your Marx will be rockin' the stage.
Graham Central Station (Odessa, TX) - Green River Ordinance will be kicking off their Fall Tour 2012 supported by Josh Abbott Band. For more Sept tour dates and cities, visit http://www.greenriverordinance.com.
Chicago GRO fans, the band will be rockin' Lincoln Hall on Nov 4th.
Durty Nellie's - Model Stranger along with Local H and Trigger Fish will be performing. Tix $13 adv / $15 dos.
Elbo Room - The Real Jane Martin will be performing their Back To School Jam at Acoustic Lounge (upstairs bar area) / $5
House of Blues - Villains of the world unite! V Is For Villains will be taking over this legendary venue at this 17+ show featuring Punch Cabbie and Psychopathic Daze. Tix $10 / $15 DOS
Congress Theater - Amon Tobin will be performing at this All-Ages show.
Double Door - The Dirty Rooks will be performing along with Jon Langford & Skull Orchard, The O Mys and Otis.
Willaimsburg Park - RIOT Fest Brooklyn featuring performances by Gogol Bordello, Descendents, Screaming Females, The Menzingers. Tix on sale now!
For more information http://www.riotfest.org/brooklyn-lineup/
Penny Road Pub - Blue Eyed Jesus will be performing at the All Day-Wounded Warrior Benefit Concert. Show begins at 2p.
Metro - Nocturna! Fashionably dressed in your best industrial, post-industrial, steampunk to military, anime and etc is advised. Also take a photo with the official mascot - The Bat Lamp. 10p / 18+
North Avenue Beach - 2012 Red Bull Flugtag!
Double Door - check out Pyro Fighter setting the stage on fire along with Rah Rah, Exit Ghost and Glowing House.
Fort York (Toronto, Canada) - Riot Fest Toronto featuring Descendents, NOFX, Less Than Jake, a special solo performance by Andrew W. K., Mockingbird Wish Me Luck, The Lawrence Arms and many more.
Elbo Room - Seth Adam returns to Chicago to perform as part of his Fall tour. For other tour dates and cities, visit http://www.SethAdam.com.
J. D. Muggs - Modern Day Rippers featuring Pervert Preachers, Not All There, Criminal Kids and The Eruptors live on stage.
SouthSide celebrates 6 solid years of covering Chicago's local scene!
The Viper Room (Los Angeles, CA) - The Last Vegas will be rockin' this legendary venue.
Sept 14 - 16:
RIOT Fest and Carnival 2012 - Chicago! For information on tickets and lineups, visit www.riotfest.org/chicago/
Subterranean - RIOT Fest After Party featuring Naked Raygun, Dan Vapid and The Cheats. 10p
Elbo Room - Goodbye Justin Lack! A musical extravaganza will be rockin' the lounge.
Mayne Stage - Las Guitarras de Espana along with special guests cellist Ian Maksin, Wendy Clinard and Los Hombres Perdidos will be performing.
Hangar 9 (Carbondale, IL) - Strange Arrangement will be performing.
Veterans Park (Milwaukee, WI) - Rock The Green Music Festival featuring performances by Third Eye Blind, Metric, Switchfoot, Atlas Genius, Morning Parade. For more information http://www.rockthegreen.com/.
Blarney's Island - Kriz Radousky will be performing.
Elbo Room - Hero Monster Zero will be rockin' the stage.
Lincoln Park - Cultivate Food, Ideas and Music Festival. For more information, visit http://www.chipotle.com/cultivate.
Chicago's Guinness & Oyster Fest (in Roscoe Village neighborhood) - The Buddies will be performing at 4:30p after Canasta and before AM Taxi in support of their latest release F*** The Buddies. Check out their video A Lifetime At Best on Youtube.
City Winery (1200 W. Randolph, Chicago) - The Strawbs and John Wesley Harding will be performing. Tix range from $22 for reserved seating to $30 for premier seating.
Reggie's - Snarky Puppy will be sharing the stage with Andreas Kapsalis & Goran Ivanovic Guitar Duo at this 17+ show. Tix: $15 adv / $20 dos / $30 VIP (includes early sound check access, seating and custom poster). 10:30p
Mayne Stage - Bloodshot will be holding its 18th Anniversary Party featuring live performances by Lydia Loveless, Jon Langford & Skull Orchard, Dex Romweber Doo, Deadstring Brothers and Shake'em On Down (featuring Rick Sherry and Joel Peterson).
Gexa Energy Pavilion (Dallas, TX) - Riot Fest Dallas featuring Rise Against, Descendents, NOFX, Less Than Jake, The Sword, a special solo performance by Andrew W. K., The Gaslight Anthem and many more.
Reggie's Rock Club - Frantic Flintstones, Three Blue Teardrops and Gamblers Mark will be sharing the bill.
Clark's Saloon (Beach Park, IL) - metalheads will be rockin' out to Wrath Metal Show featuring Thunder Driver! Show 9p
Cairo Bar - Christopher Dobelman's 2012 Autism Benefit show featuring Lucky Boys Confusion.
Double Door - Animate Objects will be performing along with Brandon James & The Middle City Sound and Nicole Garza.
Congress Theater - Kendrick Lamar, AB-Soul and Jay Rock will be performing live at this All-Ages show.
Cobra Lounge - Riot Fest presents Street Dogs, Koffin Keats and more rockin' the stage.
Roseland Theatre (Portland, OR) - Grouplove will be kicking off their tour schedule with a performance at this venue.
Reggie's Rock Club - Icon of Coil, SITD and Caustic will be rockin' the stage at this early 17+ show.
Moore Theatre (Seattle, WA) - Grouplove will be rockin' the stage.
Martyrs' - Ultra Violet Hippo wtih special guest Digeometric will be rockin' the stage.
Portage Theatre - Chicago Music of Horror (as part of the 2012 Chicago Horror Fest event).
Hard Rock Cafe - The Future Laureates featuring Graham Czach, Divebar and Kate Diaz live on stage.
Elbo Room - Private Instigators Cause A Scandal will be happening here.
Pick Ups Bar (21000 Torrence Av) - Nina G Photography and Rock Scarz Magazine presents Rock The Rescue. Event starts 2p.
Elbo Room - JD3 live on stage.
Stay tune for updates, blogspot readers!
Until next time, support your local scene,