Showing posts with label Future Laureates. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Future Laureates. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Chicago's Vintage Blue to Rock Metro for No Going Back EP Release 5/2 (18+) #NGB

Chi, IL Live Shows on Our Radar

Chicago’s Vintage Blue will celebrate the release of their new EP, No Going Back, with a WKQX-sponsored show at Metro on Friday, May 2. Click here for full details. 

Check It Out
Vintage Blue is having a release party for their new EP at the METRO on May 2nd! You can hear them on Queued Up, Sunday nights at 7 p.m.

They'll be joined at the show by The Future Laureates, The Ivorys, and Mike Golden & Friends (Acoustic).

Walt at WKQX is hooking up a lucky Junkie with a pair of tickets to the show. Listen to Queued Up Sunday, April 27th for your chance to win VIP tickets! (Must be 21+).

Friday, July 5, 2013

ChiIL Picks: Summerfest Milwaukee Closing This Weekend

Our neighbors to the north know how to throw a party.   We've been promoting Chi-town bands up at Milwaukee's Summerfest, all along.   This weekend is your last shot at Summerfest 2013, and there are more sweet bands on our radar playing there.

We're still waiting on final confirmation, but we plan to head up ourselves and shoot stills this Sunday.   If you haven't made it up there yet, go already.   This is your last chance till next year!

Bands On Our Radar:

There's a wide range of musicians, genres & action, so there's literally something for everyone.   Check out the full weekend lineup here.

Saturday Favorites:

John Mayer 
Buddy Guy 
Briar Rabbit 

Division BMX Stunt Team

Sunday Favorites:

Bad Religion
Archie Powell & The Exports
Future Laureates (Tiki Hut Stage--small stage located on Summerfest map, it is by the lake, at 6PM)
Jimmy Eat World
Trampled by Turtles

Division BMX Stunt Team


The U.S. Cellular® Connection Stage with Leinenkugel’s and FM 102/1 will once again host the Emerging Artists Series, highlighting emerging talent each evening from 3:00 - 7:30 pm. Check for information on nightly competitions, Text-2-Screen™ technology, music downloads and much more. Vote for your favorite band each day at Summerfest!


Lucille’s Piano Bar is open from Noon - 11:30 pm daily. Located near the South Gate, patrons can enjoy recorded music from Noon - 4:00 pm and piano performers from 4:00 - 11:30 pm, with the Dueling Pianos show starting at approximately 7:30 pm nightly. Additionally, there will be band performances on Saturday, June 29 and Saturday, July 6 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.

Our ChiIL Picks For Summerfest:

  • Sunday, July 7

Join hundreds of Fest-Fans to help form the Summertfest Smile in Urban Park on the last day of Summerfest 2013! 

If you have already registered:Follow the signs to the appropriate check-in table, where you will receive your red Summerfest t-shirt. You will then be instructed where to stand to form the Summerfest Smile.

If you did not pre-register:Arrive by 11:30 and queue in the "Walk-Ups" line. You will be registered and directed where to stand. IF YOU DID NOT PRE-REGISTER, YOU MUST WEAR A RED SHIRT TO PARTICIPATE! 

After checking-in, Summerfest staff will direct you to form the Summerfest smile. 

**Sunday is also Summerfest Fan Appreciation Day, and all attendees are admitted FREE until Noon. All participants will be able to enter the grounds for free.**

Presented by:


Help “The World’s Largest Music Festival” smile on in a big way! Register online to participate, then come down to Summerfest on Sunday, July 7 to pick up a red Smile On t-shirt and help create the Summerfest smile with hundreds of fest-fans. Participants will form the smile, be photographed from above and be a part of Summerfest history. More Info

  • New for 2013, recycle to help keep the Big Gig® clean and get a cool t-shirt!  Patrons that visit the South Gate Information Booth during Summerfest and pledge to “Go Green at the Big Gig®” can pick up a bag to fill with recyclable cups, bottles and aluminum pints. Return the full bag to the same spot and get a cool t-shirt for keeping the festival clean!  Visit the South Gate Information Booth or #SFLive Lounge for more details.

Family Friendly Fun:


Take a ride on the Skyglider, a true family favorite! Located high above the main walkway, this gentle ride provides passengers with a scenic view of the Summerfest Grounds, Lake Michigan and the entertainment below. One-way and round-trip fares available.

Your day at Summerfest would not be complete without a stop at the “Splash Pad.” Kids of all ages splash and play the day away while keeping cool. In addition, each day from 1:00 - 2:00 pm the Racing Sausages will be available for photo opportunities (weather permitting). Listen to B93.3 for special Summerfest promotions.


Returning in 2013, Kohl's Captivation Station, created in partnership with Kohl's Cares, will offer educational and musical experiences for children and families, featuring: 
  • Discovery World - Kohl's Design It! Mobile Lab
  • Milwaukee Art Museum - Kohl's Color Wheels
  • Penfield Children's Center - Kohl's Building Blocks Workshop
  • Milwaukee County Zoo - Kohl's Wild Theater


Celebrate Summerfest on the water! Presented by Badger Meter, this family friendly activity provided by Lakeshore Paddle Sports will give patrons the opportunity to relax and take in views of the festival and downtown Milwaukee. From Noon – 7:00 pm each day, paddle around part of the lagoon for 30 minutes in boats that hold up to four (4) people. Located at the boat dock on the north end of the grounds, this is a can’t miss experience!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

SXSW Send Off For Chi-Town's Future Laureates at Quenchers 3/2

Chi, IL Live Shows on our radar:  Quenchers will be throwing a send-off party for The Future Laureates, who have two Red Gorilla fest shows in Austin, Texas during the week of SXSW! The evening will feature performances by The Future Laureates, The Big Deep, River Rising and Kate Quimby!

The Laureates are working on setting up a selection of Texas-style snacks and some drink specials.  The party starts at 8PM on Saturday, March 2.

Save the Date:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Play Locally-Hot Happenings for the Weekend-6 CORNERS BBQ FEST & STUFFED AND UNSTRUNG

6 Corners BBQ Fest

Family Friendly Fun, Meaty Goodness, Film Festival, Great Tunes including Voodoo Kings at 6pm.....and More.   Click here for the FULL FEST SCHEDULE.

Chicago Filmmakers
is proud to screen a selection of digital shorts and 16mm films on
Saturday, June 16, at the Portage Theater, 4050 N. Milwaukee Ave.,
during BBQ Fest.  First up at Noon is a collection of films created by
youth in our Summer Digital Moviemaking Camps.
Following at  2 p.m., we will screen films from our collection by
Chicago’s own Tom Palazzolo including ‘At Maxwell Street’, ‘Jerry’s',
and ‘Ricky and Rocky’.  Join us to learn more about our summer youth
classes, film classes for adults, and other ways to get involved. For
additional information visit us at


For the 6 Corners BBQ Fest, they strive to give you original talent,
and feature as many local bands as they can.

Saturday, June 16: Main Stage (on Milwaukee at Irving)

Waco Brothers: Saturday’s headliner
12:30: The Shams Band (We've given away their CD's to our readers, and shots stills and video of The Shams Band for years, and they're one of our local favs!    Search The Shams Band in our blog side bar for our past photo filled features, then get out and see them live TODAY!)

4:30 Future Laureates (We've given away their CD's to our readers as well.   Future Laureates rock.)

6:30 Voodoo Kings (Highly recommended!  Check 'em out.   *Our freaky bit of family Voodoo from this week "AKA:  pix disappeared, but we got the tee shirt!"--Dug is on a shoot down in New Orleans and took a phone photo at Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo and sent it to us.    It didn't go through.   The same day, Du-Jay and I moved boxes around in the basement to make room for a new water meter and found a t-shirt on the floor under one guessed it Maria Laveau's House of Voodoo.   It had been buried there for over TEN YEARS!   I pulled it out, washed it, and wore it.   When Dug called to ask how we like the picture we said "What picture?!"   Imagine our surprise when we finally saw the photo a day later!)

North Stage (On Milwaukee at Belle Plaine)

7:30 p.m. Polkaholics
(Another of our local favs.   Dare you not to dance.   Polkaholics are good time for all ages!)

Sunday, June 17: Main Stage (on Milwaukee at Irving)

A hometown band opening on Sunday

North Stage (On Milwaukee at Belle Plaine)

6: 00 Charlie Baran & The Groupo Gringo 

7:30pm at Bank of America Theatre
Yay!   Puppets behaving of my favorite genres.  This is one for the big kids AKA:  adults & 17+.   I've got my ticket, do YOU?    They're only in town through Sunday so get your act together and go already.    Stuffed and Unstrung is part of the TBS Just for Laughs Chicago comedy festival and also presented by Broadway in Chicago.    

If anyone needs to get out and see an R rated puppet show, it's parents of young children.    Sure, the childless and the hipsters can come too.....   But parents REALLY need a good old raunchy remedy for all the saccharine sweet, PC pablum we put up with in the name of entertaining our littles.   So book a sitter and come on out for laugh.   YOU deserve it.

Check out our full prior write up on Stuffed and Unstrung, including a video clip, by clicking right here.

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