Showing posts with label JD McPherson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label JD McPherson. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mods Vs Rockers Vintage Motorcycle Rally With Rev. Horton Heat, Supersuckers & More

**Kids under 12 FREE with paying adult.**
$10 spectator tickets/outdoor show
$30 Rev Horton Heat/Supersuckers/and more 
at Aragon Saturday night

What is Mods vs. Rockers?
Mods vs. Rockers takes its name from the historic clash of rival youth movements in England during the early 1960’s when scooter mounted Mods tangled with motorcycle mounted Rockers. The tensions reached their zenith during the Easter Holiday Weekend in 1964 when riots between the rival gangs broke out in Brighton, no one was seriously injured but many arrests were made and the British press sensationalized the events to mythic proportions. The events were later chronicled in the Who’s 1970’s film ”Quadrophenia”.


The Mods vs. Rockers Chicago rally has grown from a few hundred motorcycles in 2005 to one of the largest urban motorcycle events in the country. Friday and Saturday, June 14th & 15th 2013 will mark the 9th annual event. For 2013 Mods vs. Rockers Chicago is moving to Uptown. After eight great years, we have outgrown our North Lincoln Avenue roots and we taking our rally to Lawrence Avenue and the Historic Aragon Ballroom. Our new location offers us many amenities that will allow us to continue to build and expand Mods vs. Rockers Chicago. The Aragon has ample parking that will allows us to take the Motorcycle & Scooter Show safely off-street with room for hundreds of bikes, and separate lots for an expanded Hot Rod Car Show and Vendors Row…and let us not forget the Aragon Ballroom, this beautiful 5000 seat venue allows us to bring in National and International Music acts that will help us elevate our event to a completely new level.

Here at ChiIL Live Shows we've shot both Reverend Horton Heat and The Supersuckers and highly recommend checkin' em out. 

Friday, September 28, 2012

CHI, IL LIVE METRO SHOWS ON OUR RADAR: Rescheduled Emilie Autumn, Rescheduled Sleigh Bells, & JD McPherson #liveshowphotos

ChiIL Live Shows-Emilie Autumn LIVE at Chicago House of Blues 2/25/12

Emilie Autumn

An Evening With...

Postponed to Friday, February 15 due to illness // All Tickets for 10/31 Will Be Honored

World-class violinist. Fashion icon. Famously bipolar. The list goes on, but one thing is certain: We're talking about Emilie Autumn. With world tours, glossy magazine covers, and guest spots on the albums of such artists as Courtney Love (with whom she performed on Leno and Letterman), Otep, Billy Corgan, and TV's 'Metalocalypse' under her corset strings, Emilie Autumn's devilishly dark lyrics, metal-shredding violin solos, pink-glittered pasties, and industrial-strength voice reinvent "gothic" for the masses, and goths have never had so much fun.

More akin to a Broadway musical than a standard rock performance, the Los Angeles-born starlet's highly theatrical stage show is a sexy circus of glam-rock burlesque, backed by a scantily-clad girl band known to EA's devoted fans as the Bloody Crumpets. Featuring EA's signature electric violin pyrotechnics, heartbreakingly lush orchestrations, hard-core beats, and menacing lyrics growled with enough intensity to make your hair stand on end, the resulting noise is a harpsichord-heavy romp through Victorian asylums where screaming is allowed and girls always get revenge.

Click here for ChiIL Live Shows full Emilie Autumn feature from her excellent 2/25/12 Chicago House of Blues Show.

Check out her new album, Fight Like a Girl

Tonight's Sleigh Bells' Chicago show is now rescheduled for November 4th at Metro.   Save the date and check these guys out!    Click here for their main site including their new album, Reign of Terror, streaming.


Rescheduled to Sunday, Nov 4 // All Tickets for 9/28 Will Be Honored
**Due to a recent injury, Sleigh Bells have had to reschedule dates of their Fall 2012 tour.**

The Brooklyn duo known as Sleigh Bells emerged in the Fall of 2009 with rhythmic pop songs that combine overdriven guitar riffs and sugary female vocal melodies. Guitarist/producer Derek Miller teamed up with singer Alexis Krauss after he happened to serve her and her mother at a Brazilian restaurant in Brooklyn. As proof of their winning formula, Sleigh Bells quickly earned the adoration of critics at the New Yorker, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and more. Their debut album, Treats, released on Mom + Pop Music in May 2010, ended up on over 150 Best-Of lists for that year. Their newest, Reign of Terror, produced by Miller, is one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2012. 

November 4, 2012 9:00 PM

18 & Over. Valid State/Federal ID required for entry. 
Doors open at 8:00 PM. 
Also Appearing: TBA.

JD McPherson 

93XRT Welcomes

It’s no surprise that a tawny pocket of the American south called Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, spat out pompadour-sporting bluegrass sensation JD McPherson. Always a color-within-the-lines type of guy, painter-turned-musician McPherson approaches his brass-coated blue-eyed soul with laser-beam focus. 

McPherson’s debut album Signs & Signifiers was released this past April to overwhelming acclaim and was praised for its wide span of influences ranging from Fats Domino to Led Zeppelin to Wu-Tang Clan. Smooth-as-bourbon upright bass and rockabilly piano trills add theatricality to McPherson’s rootsy compositions depicting Cadillac convertibles, ramshackle farmhands, and pin-curled beauties. 

The juxtaposition between McPherson’s suave croons and primal vocal rips lends a jagged edge to his live performances and laces his fully loaded bombastic rockabilly arrangements with intrigue. McPherson’s appearance at Metro on October 12 is part of a worldwide tour supporting Signs & Signifiers. 

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