Kathleen Hanna, Adam Horovitz, Cheap Trick Added to Joan Jett Tribute Concert


SOURCE: radio.com

This year’s Little Kids Rock Benefit concert has just added a few more artists to an already packed bill.

The event, which will pay tribute to Joan Jett, recently announced that Cheap Trick, Mike Ness of Social Distortion and Kathleen Hanna featuring Ad-Rock as additions to their list of performers (Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Alice Cooper, Darlene Love and Glen Hansard were already on the bill).

Besides Jett, Jake Clemons will also be honored at the event. Clemons, nephew of the late E Street Band saxophone player Clarence Clemons, is a singer/songwriter who is also now part of E Street’s horn section.

Ad-Rock, aka Adam Horovitz, has not performed often in the years since his bandmate Adam Yauch’s passing in 2012, ending the career of their group, Beastie Boys.

Little Kids Rock is an organization dedicated to restoring and revitalizing music education in disadvantaged public schools. Per their press release announcing the event, the gala “will honor Joan Jett as the ‘Rocker of the Year’ for the impact that her career, influence, and music have had on the charity’s ‘Modern Band’ music program, which equips public school music teachers with the instruments, training, and curricular resources they need to teach popular musical styles that kids know and love, like rock, hip hop, country, blues and funk.”

The event is produced by Little Steven Van Zandt and his wife Maureen; Steven often serves as musical director.

Last year’s gala honored Darlene Love and featured performances by Elvis Costello, Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers and Beach Boy Brian Wilson. In 2012, Van Zandt was honored via performances by Love, Costello, Tom Morello and a not-too-surprising “surprise” performance by Bruce Springsteen.

Learn more about Little Kids Rock, and get ticket info for the event, at the organization’s website: www.littlekidsrock.org/2014benefit

The concert takes place at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Oct. 23.

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JOHN LYDON FEELS RESPONSIBLE FOR SID’S DEATH


Sex Pistols mainman John Lydon says he feels partly responsible for the death of Sid Vicious.

The bassist died of a heroin overdose in 1979 and Lydon reveals he feels bad because he brought Vicious into the band, exposing him to the lifestyle that accompanied the group.

He tells the Gloucestershire Echo: “He didn’t stand a chance. His mother was a heroin addict. I feel bad that I brought him into the band – he couldn’t cope. I feel a bit responsible for his death.

“There you are – I’ve confessed my demons.”

Lydon is currently promoting his book Anger Is My Energy: My Life Uncensored, which he says is a “story of my childhood and Johnny Rotten – not the one invented by Malcolm Mclaren.”

He also explains he got the name Rotten when he was at school because of the state of his teeth.

He adds: “I never used a toothbrush as a kid and only saw my dad using a brush to get the muck off his boots. My teeth and gums were so bad they almost killed me. I’ve spent a small fortune on reconstructive surgery for my choppers.”

Earlier this year, the punk icon was due to star in a US stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar, but the plug was pulled just 10 days before the first show.

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS


Trey Anastasio Band Aragon Ballroom, 11/28, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/17, 11 AM.

Joseph Arthur City Winery, 11/29, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/16, noon.

Bahamas Lincoln Hall, 1/29, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/17, noon.

Tab Benoit City Winery, 12/20, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/16, noon.

Biters Double Door, 11/11, 8 PM, on sale Sat 10/18, noon.

Wade Bowen, Curtis Grimes Joe’s, 11/7, 7:45 PM.

Brick & Mortar Beat Kitchen, 11/8, 10:30 PM.

Cocoa Tea the Shrine, 10/31, 9 PM.

Cursive Lincoln Hall, 3/18, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/17, noon.

Howie Day City Winery, 1/9-10, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/16, noon.

Driftless Pony Club Reggie’s Rock Club, 12/11, 7 PM, all-ages.

Fleetwood Mac Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 2/14, 7 PM, on sale Mon 10/20, 10 AM.

Flosstradamus The Mid, 12/27, 10 PM.

Kevin Gordon Band FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 11/21, 10:30 PM.

John Hiatt, Andrew Ripp FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 11/21, 8 PM.

Cody Johnson Joe’s, 11/21, 8:30 PM.

Jungle Brothers the Shrine, 11/14, 9 PM.

Lavender Country Schubas, 11/23, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/17, noon.

Lemuria Beat Kitchen, 12/12, 8:30 PM.

Mayhem, Watain, Revenge Bottom Lounge, 1/16, 7 PM, on sale Fri 10/17, noon.

Molotov Portage Theater, 12/11, 8:30 PM.

Nashville Pussy, Valient Thorr Reggie’s Rock Club, 12/12, 9 PM.

Paul Oakenfold The Mid, 11/8, 10 PM.

Jon Pardi Joe’s, 11/14, 9 PM.

Peelander-Z Reggie’s Music Joint, 11/13, 7:30 PM.

Ragbirds Schubas, 1/23, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/17, noon.

Rah Rah Double Door, 11/6, 8 PM, on sale Sat 10/18, noon.

Robert Randolph & the Family Band City Winery, 1/23-24, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/16, noon.

Rise Against, Royal Blood House of Blues, 12/1, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/18, 10 AM.

Rock*A*Teens Hideout, 12/6, 9 PM.

Shwayze, Cam Meekins Reggie’s Rock Club, 11/3, 8:30 PM.

The Soil & the Sun Subterranean, 11/15, 7:15 PM.

Team Spirit Empty Bottle, 11/20, 9 PM.

TheStand4rd Reggie’s Rock Club, 11/20, 7 PM, all-ages.

Toh Kay City Winery, 12/10, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/16, noon.

Tragically Hip House of Blues, 1/13, 8 PM, on sale Sat 10/18, 10 AM.

Vaselines Empty Bottle, 1/21, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/17, 10 AM.

Walk the Moon, Kongos, Vance Joy Aragon Ballroom, 12/6, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/18, 10 AM.

The Who Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 5/13, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 10/17, 10 AM.

The Who United Center, 10/15, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 10/17, 10 AM.

Wilco Riviera Theatre, 12/5, 8 PM; 12/6, 8 PM; 12/8, 8 PM; 12/9, 8 PM; 12/11, 8 PM; 12/12, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/17, 10 AM.

Wild Child Lincoln Hall, 1/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/17, noon.
UPDATED LISTINGS
Bernhoft Schubas, 11/5, 8 PM, canceled.

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BW3 15888 S La Grange Rd Orland Park, IL

Once a year I get to visit my good friends out in the burbs and we always try to make it a special occasion since they are all married w/ children and it’s hard to align our schedules.

I had been craving wings from BW3 for longer than I are to mention. In the city it’s always loud and ‘brahs’ in backward ball caps are boisterous and high fiving to the point where it’s just damned annoying and to a wing snob such as myself it takes away from the experience.

The plan was to meet at the Orland Park location which being just after work I was not sure what to expect. What I did experience was first rate service from the moment we walked in.

We were seating immediately in the bar section and our waitress Ashley was prompt in taking our drink order as we sat. As we waited for our third party I made my way over to the jukebox where I was helped by another helpful employee named Amanda. The TV’s all had sports on but the volume was off so we could enjoy music. This oversized jukebox was new to me and the assistance and attention was very much appreciated. She even went out of her way to turn it up for us. Now that’s customer service.

Since the last time I was at a BW3 a lot of new flavors have been added to the menu. My order of 20 included SALT & VINEGAR SEASONING, BUFFALO SEAOSNING, my old favorite CARIBBEAN JERK and my new favorite JAMMIN’ JALAPEÑO which has just enough heat to linger on your palate which is something I look for in a pepper sauce. One of my friends later commented on how amazed he was at hot meaty our wings were and he was spot on, these were not the typical wimpy wings from a pizza joint.

Over the 25 or so years that I’ve been dining at BW3 this was by far the best experience and so much so that I will be venturing to this location again very soon. Yes it was that great and it’s well worth venturing out of Chicago city limits for the experience.

The food was delicious and I’m going to have to buy the Jalapeno sauce for my own kitchen. A big thank you to the staff at this BW3 who set a new standard in excellent service and I hope to see you all again soon.

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS


Billy Idol, Riviera Theatre, 2/7, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM

Atmosphere Aragon Ballroom, 11/22, 6 PM, all-ages.

Brendan Bayliss & Jake Cinninger Park West, 12/12, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

The Blind Shake Subterranean, 11/19, 8:30 PM.

Bonerama SPACE, Evanston, 1/17, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 11 AM.

Greg Brown SPACE, Evanston, 1/8, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 11 AM.

Otis Clay SPACE, Evanston, 1/10, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 11 AM.

Cracker Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 12/5, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 8 AM.

Neil Diamond United Center, 4/14, 8 PM, on sale Mon 10/13, 10 AM.

Elephant Stone Burlington, 11/7, 9 PM.

Brooke Fraser Bottom Lounge, 2/20, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Galactic Concord Music Hall, 2/6, 9 PM.

Holy Ghost Tent Revival Subterranean, 11/20, 8 PM.

Holy Sons Beat Kitchen, 11/12, 9 PM.

Patterson Hood SPACE, Evanston, 12/19, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Billy Idol, Broncho Riviera Theatre, 2/7, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Isley Brothers, Keith Sweat UIC Pavilion, 11/29, 6:30 PM.

Jeff the Brotherhood Empty Bottle, 12/31, 9 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Johnnyswim SPACE, Evanston, 12/13-14, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 11 AM.

Keb’ Mo’ North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie, 1/31, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Koffin Kats Reggie’s Rock Club, 2/20, 8 PM.

Ed Kowalczyk City Winery, 2/28-3/1, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/9, noon.

Nick Lowe Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 12/6, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 8 AM.

Delbert McClinton City Winery, 12/6, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/9, noon.

Stephin Merritt Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 11/8, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 8 AM.

Ingrid Michaelson Park West, 11/18, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Rhett Miller City Winery, 11/25, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/9, noon.

Virgil Moorefield Pocket Orchestra Constellation, 11/9, 7:30 PM.

Nightwish, Sabaton Concord Music Hall, 4/18, 6:45 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 10/11, 10 AM.

Pampers Hideout, 11/15, 9 PM.

Phantogram Thalia Hall, 10/22, 7 PM.

Joshua Radin, Andrew Belle Thalia Hall, 2/20, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

Shivas Subterranean, 10/20, 6:30 PM, all-ages.

Steel Panther House of Blues, 12/16, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.

10,000 Maniacs City Winery, 2/14, 5:30 and 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 10/9, noon.

Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa Hideout, 11/8, 9 PM.

Zap Mama, Antibalas Park West, 2/14, 8 PM, on sale Fri 10/10, 10 AM.
UPDATED LISTINGS

Marsha Ambrosius the Shrine, 10/27-28, 8 PM, second show added.

Lucy & Suzzy Roche Studios at SPACE, Evanston, 11/20, 7 and 9:30 PM, all-ages, 7 PM show is sold out, 9:30 PM show added.

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Billy Idol Unveils Dates for Early 2015 North American Tour


Billy Idol will kick off 2015 in grand fashion, rocking stages across North America in late January and February. The iconic rocker with the whiplash smile will kick off the run beginning Jan. 21 in New Orleans, with dates booked through a Feb. 18 tour leg finale in Los Angeles.


Idol is kicking off the ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground Live’ world tour in Europe this November before heading stateside. The album, also titled ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground,’ will arrive in stores on Oct. 21. This marks Idol’s first new album release in nearly a decade and you can already stream the single ‘Can’t Break Me Down’ at Spotify.


Tickets for the tour dates go on sale this Friday (Oct. 10), with the exception of the Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver dates, which will go on sale the following Friday (Oct. 17). Upstart rockers Broncho will appear as special guests at each of the North American dates.


And while there is reason to look ahead for Idol, there’s also plenty going on for the rocker this week. Idol’s new autobiography, ‘Dancing With Myself,’ hits shelves tomorrow (Oct. 7), and the singer is making the rounds to promote the effort. He just appeared on ‘CBS Sunday Morning‘ in a feature and has appearances booked this week on NBC’s Today Show (Oct. 7), the Howard Stern Show (Oct. 8) and he’ll be interviewed during a keynote event at the CBGB Music and Film Festival in New York City on Oct. 9.


Billy Idol 2015 ‘Kings & Queens of the Underground Live’ Tour Dates:


1/21 — New Orleans, La. — House of Blues
1/22 — Atlanta, Ga. — The Tabernacle
1/24 — Upper Darby, Pa. — Tower Theatre
1/25 — Washington, D.C. — Lincoln Theatre
1/28 — New York, N.Y. — Beacon Theatre
1/31 — Boston, Mass. — Orpheum Theatre
2/3 — Montreal, Quebec — Metropolis
2/4 — Toronto, Ontario — Massey Hall
2/7 — Chicago, Ill. — Riviera Theatre
2/9 — Denver, Colo. — Paramount Theatre
2/12 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Queen Elizabeth Theatre
2/13 — Seattle, Wash. — Paramount Theatre
2/15 — Oakland, Calif. — Fox Theatre
2/18 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Wiltern

 

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