Showing posts with label Jackpot Donnie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jackpot Donnie. Show all posts

Friday, May 3, 2013

TONIGHT: Mathien Record Release-Darling Television, How Far to Austin, Jackpot Donnie, and more at HOB (17+)

Chi, IL Live Shows on our radar

House of Blues in Chicago will be jammin' tonight!!   

Friday 05/03/2013
Doors: 06:30 PM
Show: 07:30 PM
$15.00 - GA - Advanced
$20.00 - GA - Day Of
Ages: 17+

House of Blues Chicago
329 N. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 923-2000

Headlining Artist:  Mathien

Other Artists at this Event:

    •    How Far to Austin
    •    Zaramela
    •    Jackpot Donnie
    •    Paige & The Reverent Few


**Go EARLY and catch Jackpot Donnie.**


Then our old friends, How Far to Austin are on at 9:45 SHARP.   The took a bit of a baby break to have a 2nd child Isabelle in December, but they're back and ready to rock.

As if that's not enough, the show tonight is MATHIEN'S RECORD RELEASE PARTY FOR DARLING TELEVISION.

Over 2/3 of the available tickets are already SOLD OUT, all of the opera boxes are SOLD OUT, but still plenty of floor tickets left - snatch them up while you still can:

Click here for tickets at cost (
$15 )--without all the fees that Live Nation & Ticketmaster charge.   We'll see you there!

HFA says:  We're back at the world famous House of Blues in Chicago on Friday May 3rd, for our first live performance in over 9 months!!

Buying your tickets here in advance saves you more than $10 on Ticketmaster & Venue fees, and helps us show the venue how hard we work to spread the word about our performances . . . your physical tickets will be waiting under your name at the House of Blues box office on the night of the show!

Mathien "Darling Television" Record Release w/ How Far to Austin, Zaramela, Jackpot Donnie, and Paige & The Reverent Few

UPCOMING:   Click here for details on Mathien w/ Todd Kessler at Lincoln Hall 5/29

Click here for our past photo filled coverage of Mathien.

Click here for our past video interview & photo filled coverage of How Far to Austin.

Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often.   We have more unreleased LIVE show shots of both Mathien at Reggies Rock Club and HFTA at HOB coming soon.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

INCOMING: Las Guitarras TONIGHT at City Winery and More

Chi, IL Live Shows on Our Radar for the End of March


Chicago’s Las Guitarras de Espana will be playing City Winery on Thursday, March 21.
6pm doors/8pm start
all ages

This performance, with opening act Los Hombres Perdidos, will feature traditional and newly composed pieces with elements of Cuban, Indian and Spanish music as well as flamenco dance. Guest artists will include Sara Ranganthan (Indian veena), Wendy Clinard (flamenco dancer) and Andrew Bird collaborator Colin Bunn (Tres guitar).


Common Shiner will share a bill with Cobalt & the Hired Guns, A Band Called Catch and The Empty Pockets at Hard Rock Café on Friday, April 12.   Show starts at 8:30pm.

Click here for more info and their full line up of shows. 


Jackpot Donnie will celebrate the release of their new EP, Mayday!, with a show at Metro on Friday, March 29. The band will be direct support for The Future Laureates and Molehill and The Scissors will open the show. (18+) $14 advance tickets.   Show starts at 8:30/8pm doors. 

Click here for tickets and full schedule. 

House of Blues:  

Saturday, March 30th  

We've shot this Sublime cover band numerous times, and their live shows are a rockin' good time.   Highly recommended!   Check back with ChiIL Live shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.   We'll have a big photo and video feature on Badfish from their last Chicago appearance at Cubby Bear (including an on stage wedding proposal!!) before the 3/30 show.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Schubas Monday Showcase is Back

Check out sweet local bands the next 3 Mondays for just $6 a night (21+).    

Monday, August 13, 2012 8:00 PM
21+ $6.00
08-13-2012 Common Shiner
Brand new Acoustic album out now! Although the individual members of Common Shiner hail from different cities, in 2008 they decided to make Chicago, IL they're musical home. It's here that they've crafted their sound and came up with the notion that Pop music can be more than just a hook…it can be meaningful as well. Influenced by not only the music they listen to, but also by their friends and the wonderful community of artists they've discovered through local shows and open mics, Common Shiner is ready to bring their music and bare their souls to the world. Having recently released an acoustic album "Before They Sold Out (Part 1)" full of brand new material, Common Shiner is showing just what can be done with a song when it's stripped to its core. Their calendar is planned with playing all the shows they can in their great region of the Midwest, and later in the year recording another full-length album….this time with all their instruments.

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The New Folk celebrates the release of their debut album Sea Fever with an August 2012 “Practice Space Presents:” residency at Schubas, but the story behind The New Folk began in 2005 as Singer/Songwriter Todd Kessler went in to the studio to record his debut album. That album, entitled We Are The MusicMakers, was released in 2006 and with the backing of his original band helped Kessler to make his name and music known in the local Chicago music scene. In 2007 and 2008, in the midst of touring the Midwest, Kessler teamed up with Producer Greg “G-Ball” Magers to record his next two albums, The Veronika EP and Boomerang, only garnering him more praise and recognition on the road and at home. It was while recording The Veronika EP that The New Folk began to take root with the addition of Bob Parlier on Drums, Sam Smiley on Guitar and Graham Burris on Bass. The quartet began playing out in 2008 in support of Boomerang, still under the name of Todd Kessler, but it was during the next two years and the addition of a String section (Elana Hiller and Chris Bauler), a Horn section (David Ben-Porat and Ben Bell Bern) and a second vocalist (Molly Parlier) that the band began to make waves with their signature Alt-Folk-Pop sound. 2009’s double-single release Golden Bird, along with headlining shows at Schubas, Lincoln Hall, Double Door and Millennium Park, solidified the bands place as a respected group in Chicago, and in 2010, the band began playing shows under the name Todd Kessler and the New Folk. With over two years, countless shows and a slew of new material, the band, now billed simply as The New Folk, teamed up with producer Manny Sanchez to begin work on their debut album, Sea Fever, in August of 2010. Two years and hundreds of studio hours later later, Sea Fever will be released this August under Kessler’s label Wyzguy Records.

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