It’s the holiday season so after a long work week and fighting the crowds in the stores, reward yourself with an evening of great live music at one of the many fine drinking establishments that have bands scheduled for this weekend…
Friday acoustic performer Ed Anderson takes the stage at Chicago Street Pub 75 N Chicago St in Joliet beginning at 9pm. Take advantage of the $2 beer-of-the-week and the $1 sliders while you’re there.
Classic female fronted rockers “Prodigal Son” take over the stage at Bada Brew 802 Theodore St in Crest Hill starting at 9pm.
Party band “Final Say” makes a stop at Stage 151 at Harrah’s Casino 151 N Joliet St in Joliet beginning at 8pm.
At the Hollywood Casino (230 Empress Drive in Joliet) “He Said She Said” bring their classic rock/pop show to town with the band starting at 9pm.
The ever-popular “Neverly Brothers” will be at Tommy Nevin’s Pub 9680 Lincoln Highway Lane in Frankfort Friday night at 9pm.
Jazz/swing band “Bopology” will be performing for the ‘Hearts For Independence” benefit being held at the Lisle Hilton 3303 Corporate West Dr in Lisle at 8pm.
Another female fronted band, “Cover story” will be at Luigi’s House 778 N Rt. 59 in Aurora performing classic rockers and Motown starting at 8pm.
Tailgater’s (431 W Boughton Rd. in Bolingbrook) will feel the wrath of the “Windy City Rockers” covering all your hard rock favorites from the past to current. The show gets underway at 8PM.
Mojoe’s (22 W Cass St in Joliet) along with Julian “Jumpin’“ Perez presents a “Back to the Nineties Concert and Dance Party” featuring live music by “The Outhere Brothers” and Lidell Townsell. DJ’s Julian “Jumpin’” Perez, Tim “Spinnin” Schommer, DJ Skoob and Carlos Mojica will be spinning tunes before and after the performers. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. This is a 21 and over age-restricted event.
Ronnie James Dio tribute band “The Mob Rules” will be hammering the stage at Total Sports 523 Fairway Dr in Naperville along with UFO tribute “Lights Out” as special guest. TMR will be rocking everything from Dios’ days in ELF to DIO (and hopefully some Heaven & Hell). The show fires up at 9:30pm.
Saturday Bailey’s Bar & Grill (17731 Oak Park Ave in Tinley Park) gets lit up when “The Last Envy” returns with their Jaeger fueled show beginning at 9:30pm. TLE throws down high-energy rock from classic to current.
Bada Brew 802 Theodore St in Crest Hill will be the epicenter for one hell of a metal fest when ‘Dismember in December’ hits town. Featured bands include “Catalyst”, “(SIC)”, “Sinister Fate”, “Deadlite Redemption” and “Sons Of Serenity”. The madness begins at 7PM.
Wilmington gets in on the metal driven weekend with Sabbath tribute band “Hogleg” tearing up Freakster’s Roadhouse 113 Baltimore St starting at 9pm. Come out and celebrate Ozzy Osbourne’s birthday!
“The Fun Guise” with Jimmy Goodtimes will be performing tunes by The Grateful Dead and others at Bobby Magee’s 1200 Cedarwood Dr in Crest Hill at 9pm.
Female fronted classic rock band “Zipperfoot” will be live at Zelmo’s Full Moon Saloon 1117 Plainfield Rd in Joliet beginning at 9pm.
Heavy-duty classic rockers “Under D Influence” will be slamming Paulie’s Pub 2006 W Jefferson St in Joliet along with special guest “Moving Targets” starting at 9pm. These two bands never fail in making sure their fans have a great time.
JT’s Porch Saloon & Eatery 665 W Roosevelt Rd in Lombard host the double bill of “Neverwhere” along with “Ninja Foot” beginning at 9pm.
Pink Floyd tribute band “Comfortably Numb” is bringing their show to Q Billiards 8109 S Cass Ave in Darien with a start time of 9pm.
Rush tribute band “2112” will be appearing at the Maple Avenue Pub 1227 Maple Ave in Lisle with special guest “North Of Eight” getting things started at 9:30pm.
Chicago Street Pub (75 N Chicago St in Joliet) is throwing an interesting little soiree with a ‘Roaring 20’s Party’ featuring the music of “The End Times Spasm Band” playing live 1920’s jazz. The event takes off at 8pm and also includes prohibition era New York deli specials, casino games (just for fun folks!), bathtub gin and apple pie shots.
80’s band “Epic” turn back the clock at 1914 South 10160 191stPlace in Mokena at 10pm.
Longtime stalwarts of the Chicago circuit “Hi Infidelity” is appearing at Ballydoyle Irish Pub 28 W. New York St in Aurora beginning at 10pm.
Sunday the metal continues with headliners “Sevendust” live at Mojoe’s 22 W Cass St in Joliet. Special guest include “Eye Empire”, “Seven Day Sonnett” and “ Candlelight Red”. Tickets are $20 and available at http://theticketrumba.com/tickets/913. Doors open at 6:30pm with a show time of 7pm. This is an all-ages show but you must be 21 and over to drink.
Sunday wouldn’t be Sunday without the “Joliet Heritage Blues Jam” swinging down at Kegler’s Sports Bar 905 Theodore St in Crest Hill starting at 6:30pm. A full back-line is provided including a Hammond B-3 (complete with Leslie speakers) and a rig for blues harp. Weather you’re looking to jam or just chill listening to some of the area’s top blues musicians duking it out, this is the place to end the week. Take advantage of the great food as the kitchen stays open until 10PM.
Monday the music continues at Mojoe’s 22 W Cass St in Joliet with an evening of ska/rock music courtesy of “Reel Big Fish” starting at 7pm. Support acts include “Streetlight Manifesto”, “Lionize” and “Rodeo Ruby Love”. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at http://theticketrumba.com/tickets/917. As usual this is an all ages show, 21+ to drink.
Heading into Tuesday Mojoe’s is at it again this time with “The Story So Far”, “This Time Next Year”, “Day Breaker” and “Knuckle Puck” settling in for a night of pop/punk. Tickets are $10 through http://theticketrumba.com/tickets/906with the usual age restriction. Doors open at 5:30pm and the show gets underway at 6pm.
The local Chicago music scene lost one of our own this past Nov 14th when Jim Karones succumbed after a long valiant fight against cancer. Jim aka Jimisixx was a member and driving force behind several area bands and became an inspiration of hope and postivity during his battle. He left us all much too soon but no doubt his life, legacy and good humor will be forever remembered.
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