NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS

Prong and Overkill on 9/21/2014

Steve Arrington Beat Kitchen, 8/14, 9 PM.

The Blind Shake, Birthday Suits Empty Bottle, 9/12, 9:30 PM.

Charlie Daniels Band, Mallary Hope Joe’s, 10/3, 8:30 PM.

Fishbone Martyrs’, 9/19-20, 9 PM.

Gap Dream, Part Time Subterranean, 9/8, 8 PM.

Helmet Reggie’s Rock Club, 8/16, 8:30 PM.

Jack & Jack the Vic, 8/23, 4 PM, all-ages.

Bill Kirchen FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 8/2, 9 PM, on sale Fri 7/4, 11 AM.

Nikki Lane Beat Kitchen, 8/9, 8:30 PM.

Toby Lightman & Emerson Hart City Winery, 8/20, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 7/3, noon.

Living Colour Park West, 9/20, 8 PM.

Macabre, Jungle Rot Reggie’s Rock Club, 12/26, 8 PM.

Manowar Concord Music Hall, 11/15, 7 PM, all-ages.

Mø Concord Music Hall, 9/30, 6:30 PM, all-ages.

Sinead O’Connor City Winery, 10/19-20, 8 PM; 10/22, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 7/3, noon.

Salt-N-Pepa Joe’s, 8/2, 10 PM.

Sham 69, Total Chaos Reggie’s Rock Club, 9/18, 8 PM.

Spray Paint, the Rebel Empty Bottle, 9/24, 9 PM.

Robin Thicke the Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, 8/15, 8 PM, on sale Thu 7/3, 10 AM.

Phil Vassar, Lyndsey Highlander Joe’s, 9/26, 8:45 PM.

Taj Weekes Subterranean, 9/11, 8:30 PM.

The Young, Sex Snobs Empty Bottle, 9/18, 9 PM.

Zero Boys Cobra Lounge, 8/22, 9 PM.

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Cocksure (feat. Front 242′s Richard 23) announce CD and Vinyl release


A while back we reported about Cocksure signing to Wax Trax!, we can now give you more details on the debut album from the former masterminds behind Revolting Cocks, featuring Richard 23 (Front 242) on one track.

Cocksure aka the duo Christopher J. Connelly and Jason C. Novak will see the album, “TVMALSV” released on CD pre order here:

www.metropolis-mailorder.com/product.php?prodnum=MET+948


and vinyl pre order here:

www.metropolis-mailorder.com/product.php?prodnum=MET+948V

Tracklisting:

01. [A] Skeemy Gates
02. [A] Alpha Male Bling (shower me!)
03. [A] Guilt Speed & Carbon
04. [A] Ah Don’ Eat Meat Bitch!
05. [A] Cock Ripped to the Giddy Tits
06. [B] Silikon Suckaz
07. [B] Drug-a-bug
08. [B] TKO Mindfuck (featuring Richard 23)
09. [B] Cocaine in my Brain


Christopher J. Connelly and Jason C. Novak bridge the gap between waxtrax! era industrial and the future sounds of mass corruption. THE SOUND: huge air-craft hangar size mechanized rhythms and bone-crushing, limb-severing noises that stretch from 2014 all the way back to 1985, long, endurance testing, panic-attack hit songs that you can drive around at night to, sweating dry-ice and smoking your chemical-weapon blunts. THE WORDS: shockingly infantile, irreverent & irrelevant, riot inciting, anger inducing, anti-social, unashamedly un-p.c. , paranoid, narcissistic bullshit, barked and howled by someone who you think would have learned his fucking lesson by now. THE PERPS: COCKSURE-the bastard that once was “REVCO” deformed and dug up, re-animated and re-branded by CHRIS CONNELLY and JASON NOVAK .”Unfinished bizness” mutters Chris under his breath with a chuckle, then politely folding his arms and crossing his legs he whispers softly: “We’ll show these pussy-ass motherfuckers how it’s really done” adding with a serene smile “we’ll tell these ageing dinosaur fuckwads where to stick their dicks” THE CHARGES: car jacking, drug dealing, pyromania (adoration of), credit card fraud, brawling, shoplifting & petty theft, chronic serial infidelity, slutism, weapon smuggling, online porn addiction, drinking binges, coke binges, speed binges, binge binges, auto theft, porn skyping, messianic be- avior, trans gender hookers (pathetic attempts to “engage” with) ho*kers (pathetic attempts to “engage” with), solvent abuse, and botched plastic surgery (laughing at the expense of). THE OUTCRY: “these people are despicable, truly society’s day-old used q-tips, we thought we were DONE with this childish self obsessed crap and we were safely tucked away in middle age doing respectable soundtracks or appearing in the reality shows of the poorly-tatooed: but NO! these HALFWITS are here to PICK us up by the scruffs of our necks and drop us like used condoms on the dancefloor. SHUT DOWN THE CLUBS!! RUN THAT D.J. OUT OF TOWN & HURRY BACK TO YOUR SAFE POP/PUNK PANIC ROOM!

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS


Air Traffic Controller Schubas, 8/20, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Bahamas Schubas, 10/1, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Beautiful Eulogy Abbey Pub, 7/23, 8:30 PM.

Bell X1 Lincoln Hall, 9/16, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Braid Township, 7/20, 4 and 7 PM, all-ages.

Califone, S. Carey Lincoln Hall, 9/14, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Paul Cebar Tomorrow Sound, Peter Mulvey City Winery, 8/15, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 6/26, noon.

Chromeo, Wave Racer Riviera Theatre, 10/17, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

W.C. Clark FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 7/12, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, 11 AM.

Clean Bandit, Lizzo Lincoln Hall, 9/22, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Cloud Nothings, Wytches Schubas, 7/18, 11 PM.
Cymbals Eat Guitars Schubas, 9/20, 10 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Deafheaven, Perfect Pussy Bottom Lounge, 7/18, 9:30 PM.

Krista Detor Studios at SPACE, Evanston, 8/7, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

Diiv, Lodro Empty Bottle, 7/19, 9 PM.

Dodos SPACE, Evanston, 11/1, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

Dum Dum Girls, Ex Hex Bottom Lounge, 7/19, 9:30 PM.

The Dutchess & the Duke Empty Bottle, 8/27, 9 PM.

Earl Sweatshirt Metro, 7/19, 11 PM.

Justin Townes Earle the Vic, 9/23, 8 PM, on sale Sat 6/27, 10 AM.

Ember Days Abbey Pub, 7/15, 8 PM.

Jad Fair & Danielson Schubas, 9/8, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Lee Fields & the Expressions Empty Bottle, 9/16, 9 PM, on sale Thu 6/26, 10 AM.

Mary Gauthier & Sam Baker City Winery, 9/17, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 6/26, noon.

Hardwell UIC Pavilion, 10/31, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

Holmes Brothers SPACE, Evanston, 8/17, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

Hot Buttered Rum, Zach Deputy City Winery, 10/29, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 6/26, noon.

Brendan James SPACE, Evanston, 8/9, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

Jungle Thalia Hall, 10/8, 8 PM, on sale Wed 6/25, 11 AM.

King Diamond the Vic, 10/21, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

Gladys Knight, Will Downing the Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, 10/12, 7 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

Los Lonely Boys Thalia Hall, 8/14, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

Lucky Boys Confusion Bottom Lounge, 8/29, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Majical Cloudz, Hundred Waters Lincoln Hall, 7/20, 10 PM.

Stephen “Ragga” Marley Double Door, 7/29, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Metronomy Lincoln Hall, 9/12, 10 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Mirah, Death Vessel Empty Bottle, 10/4, 9 PM.

Holly Near SPACE, Evanston, 9/20, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

Nothing More Beat Kitchen, 8/8, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

Oneida, Cave Empty Bottle, 7/30, 9 PM.

Gerardo Ortiz, Julion Alvarez Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 7/26, 7 PM, on
sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

Paradise Fears Bottom Lounge, 8/6, 5:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 6/26, noon.

Real Estate, Peter Matthew Bauer Lincoln Hall, 7/19, 11 PM.

Sam Roberts Band Lincoln Hall, 11/22, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Rodrigo y Gabriela Chicago Theatre, 10/24, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/27, 11 AM.

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 8/30, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, 11 AM.

Simian Mobile Disco Lincoln Hall, 9/23, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Spoon, EMA Chicago Theatre, 9/16, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Pujol Metro, 10/30, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Tennis, Pure Bathing Culture Lincoln Hall, 10/5, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

This Will Destroy You, Future Death Lincoln Hall, 10/25, 10 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Glenn Tilbrook City Winery, 10/15, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 6/26, noon.

Trust Lincoln Hall, 10/9, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Nik Turner’s Hawkwind Beat Kitchen, 9/18, 8:30 PM.

Twin Shadow Metro, 9/23, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, noon.

Casey Veggies, Kevin Abstract Reggie’s Rock Club, 7/8, 8 PM, all-ages.

Westies FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 8/8, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, 11 AM.

White Lung Subterranean, 9/10, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/27, 10 AM.

Wild Beasts, Mutual Benefit Lincoln Hall, 7/18, 11 PM.
Yung Lean Reggie’s Rock Club, 7/22, 7 PM, all-ages.

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The Cult expand summer tour


The Cult have expanded their summer tour of North America with the addition of several shows in August.

The new dates follow previously announced concerts in July that will see the band perform along the Canadian and US west coast.

The Cult spent 2013 on the road playing the Electric 13 world tour, which coincided with the release of the 2-disc set, “Electric Peace.”

The collection pairs 1987’s “Electric” with the group’s abandoned “Peace” album, a project The Cult recorded as the follow-up to 1985’s “Love.” After recording the full album with producer Steve Brown, the group weren’t happy with the final results, which seemed too polished.

The Cult then contacted producer Rick Rubin to remix the lead track, “Love Removal Machine,” and Rubin agreed, but only on condition that the track was entirely re-recorded. Thrilled with the results of the Rubin sessions, the band abandoned the original “Peace” recordings and re-recorded the entire album in New York with him, resulting in “Electric.”

The Cult 2014 North American summer tour

Jul 10 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore
Jul 11 – Victoria, BC – Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre
Jul 24 – Santa Ynez, CA – Chumash Casino
Jul 25 – Del Mar, CA – Del Mar Fairgrounds
Jul 26 – Riverside, CA – Municipal Auditorium
Aug 02 – Sturgis, SD – Sturgis Buffalo Chip
Aug 03 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
Aug 05 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
Aug 06 – St. Louis, MI – The Pageant
Aug 07 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
Aug 08 – Traverse City, MI – Ground Zero
Aug 09 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
Aug 12 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Aug 13 – Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre
Aug 14 – Bethlehem, PA – The Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Aug 17 – Kettering, UK Alt-Fest

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Shameless Self Promotor GENE SIMMONS To Release ‘Me, Inc.’ Book In October


Self proclaimed ‘Marketing And Finance Wizard’ Gene Simmons will release a new book, “Me, Inc.: Build An Army Of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win In Life And Business”, on October 21 via Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Official book description: “The quintessential self-made man, master of brand identity, New York Times bestselling author, and award-winning executive — KISS’ Gene Simmons —shares his manifesto for business success.

“KISS did not become one of the most successful rock bands in history by accident. Long before they first took the stage, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley had a clear-cut operating plan for their business. Over the past forty years, KISS has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide and manages over 3,000 licensed merchandise items. In addition to KISS, Simmons’ lucrative ventures include two hit reality shows, a professional sports team, a restaurant chain, and a record company. A recipient of the Forbes lifetime achievement award, this brilliant executive runs all of his businesses on his own — no personal assistant, few handlers, and as little red tape as possible.

“In ‘Me, Inc.’, the marketing and finance wizard gives aspiring entrepreneurs the critical tools they need to succeed. Simmons teaches you how to build a solid business strategy, harness the countless tools available in the digital age, network like hell, and be the architect for the business entity that is you. Inspired by ‘The Art Of War’, ‘Me, Inc.’ is organized around thirteen specific, easy-to-understand principles for success, drawn from Simmons’ own triumphs and failures. From finding the confidence necessary to get started, to surrounding yourself with the right people, to knowing when to pull the plug and when to double-down, these principles can help you attain the freedom and wealth of your dreams.”

Although Simmons has long portrayed himself as the brains behind KISS, his bandmate Paul Stanley’s memoir, “Face The Music: A Life Exposed”, paints a different picture, with Stanley claiming that Simmons was always more concerned with the Gene Simmons business. According to Keith Spera’s review of “Face The Music” in The Times-Picayune, Paul writes in the book that he, along with his therapist at the time, realized in the 1980s that KISS’ financial managers were acting in bad faith. Other managers — not Simmons — encouraged diversification into a wide and lucrative range of merchandising opportunities.

“I saw the term ‘marketing genius’ used in reference to Gene quite frequently . . . [and] it turned my stomach,” Stanley wrote of Simmons. “Neither Gene nor I has had an active hand in any significant deals.

“He was no marketing genius. He just took credit for things. It was unwarranted, selfish, and hurtful, and there was no way to excuse it. Calculated strategist? Sure. Genius? No.”

Despite the barbs directed at Simmons, Stanley said in a recent interview that his longtime bandmate and business partner “had no arguments with” the comments Paul made in “Face The Music”. “We’ve always been very honest with each other,” insisted Stanley.

 

editors note: “STFU!”

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS



Alkaline Trio Metro, 10/16-19, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 6/19, noon.

Amity Affliction, For the Fallen Dreams Bottom Lounge, 10/1, 5 PM, all-ages.

Antidoping Subterranean, 7/11, 9 PM.

Australian Pink Floyd Chicago Theatre, 10/2, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.
Balance & Composure Bottom Lounge, 9/25, 6 PM, all-ages.


Banks Metro, 10/7, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.

Bernhoft Schubas, 11/5, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.

Sir Richard Bishop, Tash Dorji Empty Bottle, 9/2, 9 PM.

David Bromberg Quintet City Winery, 10/9, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 6/19, noon.

Roberto Carlos Rosemont Theater, Rosemont, 9/26, 9 PM, all-ages.

Cave Singers Schubas, 9/26, 10:30 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.

Crystal Method (DJ set) The Mid, 7/4, 10 PM.

The Cult Concord Music Hall, 8/9, 5:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

A Day to Remember, Sleeping With Sirens UIC Pavilion, 9/18, 6:30 PM, all-ages.

Delta Spirit the Vic, 10/11, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Drake vs. Lil Wayne First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 8/10, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.

Gardens & Villa Empty Bottle, 9/26, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Gaslight Anthem, Against Me! Aragon Ballroom, 10/16, 6:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 6/21, 10 AM.

David Gray FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, 8/18, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Groundation, 77 Jefferson Lincoln Hall, 9/7, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.

The Life & Times Beat Kitchen, 9/20, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Little Mix Rosemont Theater, Rosemont, 9/27, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

London Souls Martyrs’, 10/4, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Matches Bottom Lounge, 11/14, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.

Jesse McCartney House of Blues, 7/28, 5:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Mewithoutyou Bottom Lounge, 10/11, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.

Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 7/11, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, 11 AM.

Meshell Ndegeocello Thalia Hall, 9/17, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Pinback Bottom Lounge, 9/19, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.

Propagandhi Concord Music Hall, 8/20, 6 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Royal Canoe Beat Kitchen, 11/14, 8:30 PM.

Royal Teeth, Tall Walker Schubas, 7/5, 10 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd House of Blues, 8/14, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Shovels & Rope the Vic, 10/2, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Slow Club Schubas, 9/25, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.

Snarky Puppy Reggie’s Rock Club, 9/19, 10 PM.

Marco Antonio Solis Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 8/23, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/20, 11 AM.

St. Lucia Metro, 11/11, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.
Stick Figure Bottom Lounge, 10/4, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.

Allen Stone, Bad Rabbits the Vic, 10/16, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Supersuckers Reggie’s Rock Club, 8/17, 7:30 PM.

Those Darn Accordions FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 8/9, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, 11 AM.

Toasters Beat Kitchen, 10/25, 8:30 PM.

J. Roddy Walston & the Business Metro, 9/18, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.

Willie Watson City Winery, 10/21, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 6/19, noon.

Webb Wilder FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 7/26, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, 11 AM.

Woman’s Hour Empty Bottle, 10/7, 9 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Wood Brothers Thalia Hall, 10/4, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

X City Winery, 9/2-5, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 6/19, noon.

Zammuto Schubas, 9/9, 8 PM, on sale Fri 6/20, noon.

UPDATED LISTINGS
Alt-J Riviera Theatre, 11/1-2, 7:30 PM, all-ages, 11/2 is sold out, 11/1 added, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Lake Street Dive Thalia Hall, 9/25-26, 8 PM, 9/25 is sold out, 9/26 added, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

Sleep, Corrections House Thalia Hall, 8/28-29, 9 PM, 8/28 is sold out, 8/29 added, on sale Fri 6/20, 10 AM.

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