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Saturday, June 10, 2017

FEST ALERT: 9th Annual Wicker Park Green Music Fest 6/10 & 11

Chi, IL LIVE Shows On Our Radar:

THIS WEEKEND, JUNE 10 & 11, 2017

Dozens of eco-friendly vendors include Beat Kitchen, Smoke Daddy, Greenheart Shop, Rebuilding Exchange and Chicago Bicycle Ambassadors

Craft beer from presenting sponsor Lagunitas Brewing Company

JD McPherson, Lucero and July Talk headline weekend music stages

This weekend ChiIL Mama & ChiIL Live Shows will be ChiILin' at the ninth annual Green Music Fest. Besides great tunes, this eco-friendly fest cuts the clutter with a reusable stainless-steel cup for a $10 donation. They also feature an adopt-a-tree program and ladybug release among other family friendly green activities. The fest is easy to access from the blue line "L" and features plenty of bike parking. Check it out!

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce and Subterranean are thrilled to announce the final lineup of vendors and sponsors for Chicago’s award-winning Green Music Fest. Vendors include local restaurants Beat Kitchen and Smoke Daddy in addition to eco-friendly retailers such as Greenheart Shop and Green Diaper Babies. Previously announced headliners for Chicago’s award-winning Green Music Fest are R&B rocker JD McPherson, alt-country rock group Lucero and Canadian alternative rock band July Talk.

Green Music Fest takes place June 10 and 11, 2017, from 12-10 p.m. daily in the heart of Wicker Park on Damen Ave. between Schiller St. and North Ave. A $10 donation at admission awards attendees the “Refill Don’t Landfill” reusable stainless-steel cup to enjoy at the festival. Attendees are encouraged to arrive on foot or bicycle to minimize their environmental impact. For more information and programming updates, visit

Now in its ninth consecutive year, Green Music Fest embraces environmentally-conscious and green technologies like its pedal-powered stage, where attendees pedal stationary bicycles to power amps, guitars, spotlights and more. Bright Beat returns to lead the festival’s eco education and sustainability programming. Bartlett Tree Experts will present a live release of 100,000 ladybugs into the local ecosphere, and again sponsor the festival’s adopt-a-tree program for attendees.

In addition to live music stages and a variety of Lagunitas brews, Green Music Fest showcases innovative green vendors and products, along with the return of Pet Fest & Kids Fest areas where kids with and without paws can enjoy demonstrations, crafts, games and more. This year’s vendors include: 360 Active Recovery, Alive Rescue and Redstone Meadery, Anokhi Green, Artenimai, Atomic Ion Bands, Awareness Coalition, Baizaar, Bart's Bees, Beat Kitchen, Bodhi Tree Mehndi, Canine Crews, Carhartt, Cevapcici, Chicago 350, Chicago Bicycle Ambassadors, Chicago Public Library, Chicatolia, Christi Ahee Ceramics, ChiroOne, Dark Matter Coffee, Doggy Style, Drawn With Fire, Earth Creations, Factory Farming, Firecakes Donuts, Galaxy Pink LLC, Getaround, Green Diaper Babies, Greenheart Shop, Integrative Pet Care/Premier Veterinary Group, Jamie Handbags, Joanna G Jewelry, Kevita, Liberation Press, Lincoln Apparel, Lymelite Studio, Maria's Sweaters, Mediterranean Express, Mistura Timepieces, Neglected Renderings, North & Hudson, OurMusicMyBody, Physician's Immediate Care, Powers Handcrafted Jewelry, Rebuilding Exchange, Rip It Energy (Nation Beverage Corp), Smile For Humanity, Smoke Daddy, SolidVirtuality LLC, Sorry, Steaz, Tom's Shoes, TW Wholesale, Zero Motorcycles of Countryside.

2017 sponsors include: 360 Active Recovery, Absolut Vodka, Alive Rescue, Altos Tequila, Backpack Wine, Carhartt, ChiroOne, GetAround, Green Sheep, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kevita, Launitas Brewing Company, RedStone Meade, RipIt Energy Drink, Staez Iced Tea, Tom’s Shoes. Organizations supporting with in-kind sponsorships include: Bartlett Tree Experts, Chainlinks, Dark Matter Coffee, WXRT.

About the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
The Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce serves as a cornerstone of the Wicker Park and Bucktown commercial districts, advancing the financial goals of neighborhood businesses through the creation of a dynamic economic climate, increasing the neighborhood's visibility and viability, and encouraging profitable relationships within the community. The Chamber administers the Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area (SSA) #33, guided by a Commission of SSA stakeholders who serve on active committees. For more information, please visit

About Subterranean
The iconic Wicker Park live music venue, Subterranean, brings the very best of local and national talent. Focusing on the direct message of serving up a diverse catalogue of genres, this three-story venue has aided the masses from Chicago to the surrounding areas in the very same location throughout two decades. Subterranean has been curating festivals, bringing the music to the streets of Wicker Park, for over a decade. For more information and an events calendar visit

About Bright Beat
Bright Beat is a project management and sustainability consultancy that provides leadership in the development and management of environmental and social sustainability programs. From assessment and strategy to implementation and promotion, Bright Beat partners (and the planet) reap the benefits of improved efficiency and conservation, while educating and engaging the public. Since 2010, Bright Beat programs have led to the donation, repurposing, recycling and composting of over 1,500 tons of material that would’ve otherwise been destined for the landfill. Since 2012, Bright Beat has spearheaded Green Music Fest’s sustainability programming. Learn more at

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Blind Shake New LP Breakfast of Failures Out On Goner Now

The Blind Shake On Fall Tour Now
Listen to "Parachutes" on 
Brooklyn Vegan
New LP Breakfast of Failures Out On Goner Now

Remaining Fall Tour Dates

11.19 - Subterranean Chicago IL

11.20 - Donovans Detroit MI

11.21 - Silver Dollar Toronto ON

11.22 - The National Montreal QC

11.23 - Great Scott Boston MA

11.25 - Cake Shop Brooklyn NY

11.26 - Baby's All Right Brooklyn NY

11.28 - Underground Arts Philadelphia PA

11.29 - Kings Raleigh NC

12.01 - Hi Tone Memphis TN

12.03 - The Earl Atlanta GA

12.04 - Siberia New Orleans LA

12.05 - Good Vibrations Festival at Hotel Vegas Austin TX
01. Old Lake

02. Parachute

03. Dots In The Fog

04. Breakfast of Failures

05. Go Lie

06. Young Carnival Waste

07. Pollen

08. In A Trance

09. Mildew

10. Nobody Else

Dense, massive locomotive music from this Minneapolis three-piece. Powerful sounds with the ability to careen through one cinematic, post-apocalyptic chase scene after another.  Breakfast Of Failures comes clanging and crashing through these confused times.
"The Blind Shake is at once spacey, primitive futuristic, and brutal: a kind of backyard extraterrestrial minimal surf-punk party. One guitar, one baritone guitar, a fuckload of reverb, and a drummer who deserves an Olympic medal." --SF Weekly
Fronted by brothers Jim and Mike Blaha, with friend Dave Roper on drums, the trio have been tunneling through the underground since before telephones could talk. Having six full length albums to their credit, several singles, three collaborations with psych legend Michael Yonkers and another with downstroke warrior John Reis, the band continues to push the sliding scale between catchy punk songs and pitch red noise.
Breakfast Of Failures was recorded by Chris Woodhouse at The Dock in Sacramento, CA.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

PHOTO RECAP: CIMMfest 2014 Thursday Subterranean Shows #CIMMfest

ChiIL Live Shows was there... were you?! 

THURSDAY Photo Recap: Tall Walker + Mighty Fox + North By North Live at Subterranean.  This show kicks off the Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest) 

Check out our full set of LIVE Show Shots from 5/1/14 in the Slide Show Here:
(Favorites are embedded below. **(Click here for ChiIL Live Shows' SmugMug site, to see them broken down by band. Check out thousands of our original photos from these & lots more sweet shows & music fests.)**

Tall Walker:

Listen on iTunes:  Like what you hear?  Show 'em some vote love. 

Tall Walker is a top 10 finalist for the Chicago RedEye's Rock N' Vote competition! Please VOTE and SHARE with all your friends so they can play Lincoln Hall AND Taste of Chicago! Thanks for everyones support! 

200 bands entered, 10 made the cut. Meet the finalists for our 11th annual Rock 'n' Vote contest and vote for your picks!

The top 4 will headline a show at Lincoln Hall on May 22. Tickets, here: 

Mighty Fox: 

These guys were a sweet surprise, with great energy, enthusiasm, moves, and the musical talent to back it all up.  The comparisons to early U2 are apt. Check out these local boys. They're particularly fun live, with beautiful ballads and a pogoing punk edge. 

Mighty Fox isn’t just a musical project but rather a journey. As an up-and-coming group based in Chicago that has already gotten industry professionals stirring, it’s clear that this project is more than just a “band” but rather a way of life for the musicians involved. Each song has the listener noticing the many different artists that influence Mighty Fox and how they’ve effected the lives of the members. With bands like Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, U2, Mumford & Sons, and Go Radio being considered substantial influences, Mighty Fox has a very well rounded sound that anyone and everyone can relate to and enjoy. Don’t let the names fool you though. Mighty Fox has definitely found a sound of their own which translates incredibly to their live show.

North By North: 

This is the trio we came to see. We dug the advanced press copy of their new release and what we've heard on lineSo, we've been trying to catch these Chicago locals live for months. They just came off a mini tour, playing Nashville, and are heading for NYC. Word is, there's a decent label scoping them out! Catch 'em while you can, so you can say you saw them first.  Ones to watch.

Hey New York peeps:  They're heading your way this week and will be headlining The Rock Shop on Wednesday, May 7th. Also performing will be Old table,Huge Pupils, and The Judy Blooms

The Fox & The Hounds:

It was a fox filled evening, with 2 foxcentric bands on the bill, though we preferred the mighty.  Congrats to The Fox & The Hounds, Battle of the Bands winners. We first caught them last Friday at Moe's for the championship round. They finished in a dead heat with our friends, When Flying Feels Like Falling (who are more to our taste), so ultimately it came down to who brought the biggest audience to the finals. 

The lead singer has a decent voice, but the rest of the band is fairly unremarkable, and they seem to be relying more on skimpy costumes than song writing of any substance. Still, they're young, so it's soon to say. They may evolve into something buzzworthy. We did dig the bare feet!  

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