Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
GWAR-B-Q IS HUGE SUCCESS,
PROCLAIMS MOST DANGEROUS BAND ON EARTH
A part of the crowd, which was estimated to be almost 2000 people, enjoys a little "dust-up" during a killer set from The Casualties
"Beyond our wildest dreams, and they can get pretty kinky, we were almost completely 100 % satisfied with this years GWAR-B-Q", said lead singer Oderus Urungus, reached at his Antarctic bungalo. "Everything went well, except that hottie from Attack of the Show didn't show up...but I suppose that is understandable. We did feed her to a worm last year!"
From everything to the weather (which was an enjoyable 85 degrees), to the authorities (who seemed to be enjoying themselves), to the bands ( who all put on amazing sets), all conditions were in perfect alignment and the much-anticipated event went off without a hitch...well, almost.
Slave Pit spokesman Dave Brockie had this to say about the event-"The "Meat and Beat" went great, and Oderus stayed in the area an extra three hours to make sure everybody got to hang out with their Lord and Master. It was a great line-up of great bands, and we got to see both Sleazy P. AND The Sexecutioner! It was a huge improvement over last year (when we didn't even manage to have it outside) - we made big strides this year and I am sure next year we will get even bigger and better. Rest assured any hiccups we had have been noted and will be sorted out for next year's event...so see ya at GWAR-B-Q 2013!"
Perhaps the best way to judge the success of the event is to hear it from the fans themselves-
Worth the drive down from Delaware for sure!!! Always up for GWAR especially when they bring Sexy back!!! And Ghoul kicked ass too!!
It was still worth every second, dying of thirst or not. I was there for GWAR and to have a good time which I did. And that's all that mattered.
I had the greatest weekend of my life. My son and I traveled from Florida and it was worth every penny we paid!
Thanks to all of the people that made this awesome event happen. GWAR is currently working on a new album, the first since the passing of longtime guitarist Cory Smoot last year. Look for an announcement soon regarding GWAR's search for a new Scumdog as GWAR prepares to debut the newest member of the GWAR tribe on this fall's "Fate or Chaos" North American tour.
See GWAR Live:
With The Casualties
9/13: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
9/14: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
9/15: Chicago, IL @ Humboldt Park and Congress Theater
With The Casualties
9/16: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
With DevilDriver, Cancer Bats and Legacy of Disorder
10/12: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/13: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium ("Rock and Shock")
10/14: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
10/15: New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
10/16: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/18: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
10/19: Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz Ybor
10/20: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
10/22: Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
10/24: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/25: Austin, TX @ Emo's
10/26: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/27: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/31: Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/1: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
11/2: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
11/3: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
11/4: West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
11/5: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/6: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/8: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/9: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
11/10: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
11/11: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
11/12: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
11/14: Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Events Centre
11/15: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/16: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
11/17: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Center
11/18: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/20: Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
11/21: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
11/23: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
11/24: Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
11/26: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theater
Make sure to keep up with Oderus' latest incoherent rants and raves on "The Mad Minute" with Full Metal Jackie. Listen to the latest installment and check out recent "Mad Minutes" at http://www.fullmetaljackieradio.com
CHECK OUT GWAR ON THE WEB
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Reggies Rock Club is one of our Chi-Town favorites for great sound, a sweet selection of beer for those who go for quality or cheap quantity, and excellent line ups.
Check out ChiIL Live Shows archives for loads of live show shots from Reggies with many more to come. We've shot an eclectic assortment from a bunch of hard core and punk shows, to Nashville Pussy and Steampunk burlesque.
Check out our past coverage of one of our up and coming home town favs--O' My's right here.
Past Reggies favorites shot by ChiIL Live Shows. Click the links for our photo filled features:
ChiIL Live Shows video interview with The English Dogs with a cameo appearance by The Casualties. Live show videos and stills!
Here are Reggies upcoming shows on our radar.
|NERD CITY PRESENTS C2E2 AFTER-PARTY "MONSTER'S BALL" $10 ADV / $15 DOS|
CHICAGO AFROBEAT PROJECTWebsite
As the world’s cultural and political climate evolves, so does its music. Rooted in the turbulence of social change, afrobeat coalesced decades ago from a fiery political landscape of Nigeria in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Now, with the polarized state of the world since the turn of the millennium, afrobeat again grips the world – this time, the American musical climate.
The band is known for their diverse sound and eclectic repertoire, covering a number of traditional and progressive sounds ranging from (but not limited to) reggae, dub, afrobeat and samba to ska, highlife, funk and jazz.
|Steampunk Chicago & The Squidling Brothers Circus present:Gearbox Fantastique II|
THE SQUIDLING BROTHERSWebsite
With glass walking, human block head, sword swallowing and other such feats to shock and amaze by The Squidling Brothers Sideshow!
JELLYBOY T CLOWNWebsite
Master of Ceremonies and clown extra-ordinaire Jellyboy T. Clown
Live gothic cabaret by Hellblinki!
V IS FOR VILLIANSWebsite
Theatrical electro rock by V is for Villains
STEAMPUNKS!And steampunk DJs The Lords & Ladies DJs on the Fusion-O-Scope!
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The O'My's are a band of scoundrels and hooligans holding down Rock'n'Soul for the windy city. They will not be stopped and are taking all of the booty. "Free your mind and your ass will follow"
WILD JESUS & THE DEVIL LETTUCE FAMILY PARTY BANDWebsite
Wild Jesus and The Devil’s Lettuce Family Party Band is a community of musicians with the uncanny ability to surprise you every time they take the stage. As one might expect from such a strangely named group, Wild Jesus’ sound ranges from noir waltzes all the way to effects laden, impressionistic, psychedelic grooves.
A melting pot of soul, jazz, doo-wop, vintage pop, and harmony-driven '60s girl group music.
|RECORD STORE DAY IN RECORD BREAKERS!!|
Swimsuit Addition embody both the fierceness of Rrrrriot Girrrrl rock and the melodic sense of power pop.
Incendiary rock band originating in Austin, Texas fusing classic and contemporary influences resulting in a high energy live show and arena-ready anthems.
The beauty of Magicks sound is that it is as accessible as it is indecipherable. Although the Chicago native cites hip hop, rhythm and blues and shoegaze as initial influences, the end product is much more. Magicks is a high minister in the "Church of What's Happening Now", managing to blend a virtual primer of today's most influential sounds into one cohesive package that actually sounds good (to even the most jaded critic). This is dreamy pop music crafted by a psychick warrior. Equal parts pleasure and challenge to the modern ear.
SEAN AND TOM OF EMPIRESWebsite
A HARD DEDICATED BAND GOING THROUGH THE TOUGH TIMES IN LIFE AND STILL MANAGING TO PUT OUT GOOD MUSIC AND PLAY SHOWS CLOSE OR FAR...AND AFTER THE UPS AND DOWNS WITH BAND MEMBERS THAT ARE DEDICATED AND THE NON DEDICATED ONES WE APPRECIATE AND RESPECT YOU FOR THE HELP..
In the past decade, Chicago's Mike Kinsella has played a variety of instruments in a handful of bands including Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, The One Up Downstairs, American Football, Owls, Maritime, and Aloha. Owen is his solo project.
The Sweeps could never disappoint. Their songs are catchy, their stage presence is amazing, and the energy from their fans is intoxicating!
Mitch Mead's songs are equal parts heartbreak and humor, misery and mirth, sci-fi and fantasy. And each one is roughly 25% alcohol by volume. This Michigan-born, Chicago-based singer/songwriter wields an energetic and highly literate brand of folk rock that is as much melancholy as it is euphoria. Call it what you will, this is folk music that refuses to sit down.
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Tampa, FL's SIX FEET UNDER (SFU), featuring legendary godfather of death metal vocals Chris Barnes, has been delivering unapologetic death metal since 1993. SFU continue to do what they do best; delivering bludgeoning slabs of metal that leave fans hungering for more. Legendary death metal vocalist Chris Barnes, along with guitarist Steve Swanson continue to follow the dark and demented path that merges what Outburn Magazine calls "tried and true death groove" with stomach-turning lyrics and themes.
Self-reliance and musical integrity are two principles which Dying Fetus have always lived by. The band formed in 1991, during the height of the death metal explosion of the early '90s, and have matured into one of the premiere extreme death metal/grind-core acts ever to come out of the massive global metal underground. The band is recognized worldwide as a prime example of songwriting perfection, combining an innovative mix of technical virtuosity and catchy song structures to create the ultimate blend of death metal, hardcore, and grindcore. Intensity unparalleled, and musical power unrivaled, they are the leaders of the new generation in extreme music. Their sounds and lyrics are a brutal response to the everyday stress and pressures of reality in our age, while also providing the ultimate escape from it.
REVOCATION combines the energy of old-school thrash metal and the twisted musicianship of death metal. In May 2008, Revocation self-released their debut full-length CD 'Empire of the Obscene.' It highlights each band member's individual talents and showcases their ability to write memorable songs, while still maintaining complexity and aggression.
|PUNK ROCK PSYCHOBILLY! TICKETS $12 ADVANCE, $15 DAY OF SHOW|
With over eight years of touring internationally and 1000+ shows, the Detroit based Koffin Kats new home is on the road. This trio kicked it off in June of 2003 with the mission to not stop for anything. Vic Victor (Lead Vocal, Upright Bass) would join forces with long time friend Tommy Koffin (Guitar) and start laying the ground work for the sonic assault known as The Koffin Kats. They put together songs with subjects ranging from Sci-Fi to dealing with the horrors of the real world. With Eric “E Ball” Walls (Drums) they began in small local bars playing for beer and eventually made their way out of the Mid West. The next couple of years proved to be up with numerous North American tours and down with drummer changes. During this time they released their first three albums - S/T (2003), Inhumane (2005), and Straying from the Pack (2006). These releases and the tours caught some attention and helped get the name of ”The Koffin Kats” noticed in the wide world of punk & psychobilly. In 2007 Vic and Tommy hooked back up with Eric to get ready for the fourth album, Drunk in the Daylight (2008), and began what the Kats are now known for… NON STOP TOURING & TRYING TO MAKE EVERY SHOW A PARTY. With their love for their fans and for the road they set out to play everywhere willing to listen to them. In the recent years they have been able to make a name for themselves in Europe as well and have been included on tours with some of the tops acts in psychobilly such as Mad Sin, Nekromantix, & The Meteors. In 2009 they released “Forever For Hire” and at the years end Tommy left the band to pursue a normal life. Shortly thereafter EZ Ian Jarrell took over the guitar and hopped on tour. While on the road they worked on material that would become featured on a split album with The 12 Step Rebels in released in Spring of 2011. Now The Koffin Kats are currently on a North American Tour and have signed with Sailors Grave Records to release the next full length "Our Way & The Highway" in January 2012.
HORROR IS DEADWebsite
Horror Is Dead was formed in the lifeless, grey city of Bartlett, IL in 2006. With harmonized vocals, intricate bass lines, technical drumming, and dramatic guitar riffs, HID brings a new element to the Horror Punk genre. The outspoken, now mastermind behind HID, Johnny Marland has given a new way to look at horror lyrics, and a new chemistry to the music. With original member "Mega" Mark Harrison, and new drummer Brian Leh, HID intends to beat the life back into what is believed as a dead form of punk music.....
|SCHOOL OF ROCK|
The Best of Season show is an arrangement of the best songs from the School of Rock spring show season. This show is special because we get to see the students perform their best one more time and we partner up with the other schools in the region (Chicago, Highwood, Evanston, Mokena and Naperville!)