Winter returned to Chicago this week with a vengeance and its residents have been bundled up and hunkered down all week. Warm yourself up this weekend supporting Chicago’s local music scene. There are bands playing all over this icy town so get out to a show this weekend and thaw out your cold, dark, frozen soul.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21st
DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR.
w/ Mini Mansions
“Formed in late 2009, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is the off-kilter title under which Detroit-area natives Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott record, release and perform music. Initially beginning as an exercise in collaboration undertaken with very little intention of ever being publicly consumed, the band’s trajectory has been as unexpected as it has been unlikely. In just a few short years, fans have seen the project grow from basement recording project–to media curiosity–to an international touring ensemble widely recognized for their joy-fueled live offerings.” Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. bio
$16 presale/$18 at door
Doors: 8:00 p.m. 18+
3730 N. Clark Street
w/ Kelroy, Polarizer, RayisDude and Seth Patrick
Shoeshine Boy Productions presents a night of local music that will appeal to fans of funk, hip hop and rock at the infamous Cubby Bear in Chicago. Friday night will get groovin’ starting at 8:00 p.m. with headliners and local Chicago favorites, cLOUD9, taking the stage at 10:45 p.m. to fill the room and your soul with a melody mixture of hip hop, funk, soul and rock.
“A true party mash up mixture – reminiscent of the Black Keys, Outkast, and a Tarantino movie soundtrack on steroids – the group merges an intense post-alternative rock experience with sounds from many past decades, blending styles of hip-hop, funk, reggae, and indie rock with other influences from punk, blues and jazz.…Armed with an infectious sound that engages ears of all musical palettes, Chicago Loud 9 is just getting started.” cLOUD9 bio
CUBBY BEAR – Chicago
$7 presale/$10 at door
Doors: 7:30 p.m. 21+
1059 W. Addison Street
EVERYTHING MUST DIE
w/ The Unnecessary Gunpoint Lecture, Siren of Sorrow, Air Raid and Armored Assault
Album release show for Everything Must Die’s (EMD) second album “F*#k Your God” and it will satisfy your need for hard core metal. EMD is a three-piece grind that mixes elements of hardcore, death metal, punk and all forms of extreme music to create a violent, intense sound that includes all three members as singers. Having toured in the past with bands such as D.R.I., Cannibal Corpse, Gojira and more; this show is the best bang for any metal lover’s buck.
Doors: 8:00 p.m. 21+
3394 N. Milwaukee Avenue
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd
w/ Prof, Dem Atlas and D.J. Fundo
“Minneapolis is known for many things — pretty lakes, the Mall of America, lutefisk. But 17 years ago, hip-hop act Atmosphere transformed the city into something else entirely: a nexus from which underground rap spiraled-out to the masses. And thanks to the duo’s indefatigable touring habits, Top 20-charting albums, and their galvanizing artist-owned label Rhymesayers (MF Doom, Aesop Rock), they’re still pushing the boundaries of what indie rap can mean.” Atmosphere Bio
$28.50+ fees ONLINE
Doors: 6:00 p.m. ALL AGES
1106 W. Lawrence Avenue
w/ Dwarves, Queers and Flatfoot 56
Riot Fest presents an old school night of punk rock debauchery. The Dwarves, Queers and Screeching Weasel formed their bands prior to 1987. Despite a few line up changes and/or a time out or two, collectively they have been playing music for almost 30 years. Chicago natives and youngest band of the line up, Flatfoot 56, will add a little irish punk and by the time 10:00 p.m. rolls around you will have one extremely historical show under your musical belt.
CONCORD MUSIC HALL
Doors: 5:30 p.m. ALL AGES
2047 N. Milwaukee Avenue