Playing Live for Aug. 10, 2012
August 8, 2012 2:53PM
Rockin' Johnny is a Delmark Records artist.
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Here is a look at music events on the way to the area.
Gigs include Rockin’ Johnny at Dunagains Irish Pub in Park Forest.
The “Grim Reaper” comeback CD release party will take place from 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Aug. 11 at Dunagains Irish Pub, 90 S. Orchard Drive, Park Forest, (708) 747-0999.
“You can’t have a better blues party than this,” officials said. “Hot off an appearance at the 2012 Chicago Blues Festival as well as a festival appearance in Hondarribia, Spain, Rockin’ Johnny will be laying claim to his title of the modern king of the West Side blues guitar on Aug. 11 at Dunagains.”
An up-and-coming blues star of the 1990s, Rockin’ Johnny took a sudden hiatus from music around 2001 until January 2009.
“Grim Reaper” has received frequent airplay on Tom Marker’s “Blues Breakers” radio show and is a musician’s musician.
Blues in Britain said of Rockin’ Johnny that “he became a master of Chicago blues who was revered by his peers.”
“Rockin’ Johnny Burgin is one of the few players left on the scene that focuses on the traditional Chicago blues of the ’50s and ’60s,” officials said.
The Rockin’ Johnny Band has a full schedule in Chicago and suburban clubs and features Rick Kreher, a four-year member of Muddy Waters’ band; drummer Steve Bass and bassist Mike Azzi.
The latter two are both alumni of the Eddy Clearwater band.
The McCord Gallery & Cultural Center, of Palos Park, has teamed with Acts of Kindness Cabaret to present “A Little Help from My Friends.”
The show takes audiences on a musical journey of friendship in its many incarnations: childhood pals, beloved pets, lovers and favorite songs and places.
Attendees can relate, remember and laugh to songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Marvin Hamlisch, Stephen Sondheim, and many others.
“It’s a summer event you won’t soon forget, so bring some friends,” officials said.
The show features Chicago cabaret artists Caryn Caffarelli, Hilary Ann Feldman, and Marianne Murphy Orland, with Paul Hamilton at the piano.
“A Little Help from My Friends” will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens, 7402 Lake Katherine Drive, Palos Heights.
Tickets are $35 and include entertainment and preshow reception. Seating is limited.
Acts of Kindness Cabaret was founded by Hilary Ann Feldman. It is a volunteer, nonprofit association of cabaret professionals passionate about taking what they do well and doing good things with it.
The members of the group believe in the inspiring power of simple kindness, as well as the artistic value of cabaret. It is their mission to provide benefit cabaret performances, largely free of charge, as fundraising vehicles for other charitable organizations, spreading kindness through music to raise significant charitable dollars while increasing awareness, understanding and enjoyment of cabaret.
McCord Gallery, which is in a farmhouse built in 1834, has a mission is to preserve the McCord House as a learning center for the arts and cultural history while showcasing the artwork of local and regional artists.
Information: (708) 671-0648.
The Celebrated Clarinet Choir’s ninth annual free concert will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Zion Lutheran Church, 17100 69th Avenue, Tinley Park.
The group will perform classical and pop tunes such as “The Washington Post” by John Philip Sousa, “Rondo alla Turca” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel, “Gypsy Dance from “Carmen” by Georges Bizet, “St. Louis Blues” and “The Clarinet Polka.”
This 12-piece ensemble consists of high school students who have been rehearsing in summer.
Lynn Hojnacki will lead this event to showcase the clarinet.
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ANNUNCIATION BYZANTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH: 14610 S. Will-Cook Road, Homer Glen, (708) 645-0241: Aug. 10, Prairie Days Summer Festival with the Neverly Brothers.
ANOTHER HOLE IN THE WALL: 3236 Union Ave., Steger, (708) 392-3034: Aug. 10, Slaves on Dope, Saint Diablo and others; Aug. 11, Into Eternity, Single Bullet Theory, Riksha and others.
BLUE CHIP CASINO: 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Ind., (219) 879-7711: Aug. 10 in Rocks Lounge, One Night Band and Deja Vu; Aug. 10-11 in It’s Vegas Baby!, P.S. Dump Your Boyfriend; Aug. 11 in Rocks Lounge, Tumbleweed (early) and the Dancing Noodles and Jamrose (late); Aug. 12 in Rocks Lounge, Rick Saucedo (early) and Smokin’ Gunz (late); Aug. 12 in It’s Vegas Baby!, Smooth Jazz Series with Elaine Dane; Wednesdays in It’s Vegas Baby!, karaoke contest; Aug. 16 in Rocks Lounge, Audiomatic; Thursdays in It’s Vegas Baby!, live video disc jockey.
BOTTOMS UP BAR & GRILL: 1696 Thornton-Lansing Road, Lansing, (708) 418-3877: Fridays, Freaky Friday Beer Garden Party with Jeremy (acoustic music, open mike and a disc jockey); Sundays, Sunday Fundays in the beer garden with the Boothy Collins Band; Tuesdays, Bean Bags & Acoustic Jams in the beer garden.
THE BRAZEN HEAD: 13602 S. Cicero Ave., Crestwood, (708) 388-8862: Aug. 11, Acoustic Network.
BUDDY GUY’S LEGENDS: 700 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, (312) 427-1190: Aug. 10, Studebaker John and the Hawks with Corey Dennison and Matt Hendricks; Aug. 11, Ladies Groove the Blues with Sista Monica, Dented Trucks and Lupe Martinez; Aug. 12, jazz set with Guy King and His Organ Trio (early) and Vino Louden (late); Aug. 13, jam hosted by Jimmy Burns; Aug. 14, Joanna Connor; Aug. 15, College Night with Vance Kelly; Aug. 16, Ms. Peachez.
CD&ME: 23320 S. LaGrange Road, Frankfort, (815) 469-7315: Aug. 16, Maggie Speaks.
CHICAGO STREET PUB: 75 N. Chicago St., Joliet, (815) 727-7171: Aug. 10, the Michael Heaton Band; Aug. 11, Chris Corkery and Tom Constanten and Terrapin Flyer; Aug. 16, open mike night.
COOL RIVER DRAUGHT HOUSE & EATERY: 12622 W. 159th St., Homer Glen, (708) 301-8006: Fridays, Near Dark Entertainment presents College Night Rockstar Karaoke.
ED & JOE’S RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA: 17332 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 532-3051: Aug. 10, Bernie Glim and Country Roads (country favorites with a full band); Aug. 11, Cadillac Casanovas (three-piece rockabilly); Aug. 16, open mike with Bruce Foster.
FITZGERALD’S: 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, (708) 788-2118: Aug. 10, Steepwater Band with Kinsey Report, Paige DeChausse and Nick Boettcher (blues); Aug. 10 in the SideBar, Clark Paterson and Mark Bates (singer-songwriter); Aug. 11 (all ages), Comfortably Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute); Aug. 12, Bill O’Connell’s Chicago Skyliners (jazz); Aug. 14, open mike (variety); Aug. 15, Jazz Consortium Big Band; Aug. 15 in the SideBar, MilkDrive (bluegrass); Aug. 16, An Evening with Janiva Magness (blues); Aug. 16 in the SideBar, Expo ’76 (rock).
FOUR WINDS CASINO RESORT’S HARD ROCK CAFE: 11111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo, Mich., (866) 494-6371: Aug. 10, Jedi Mind Trip; Aug. 11, the Big 80’s; Aug. 12, Chris Meadows; Aug. 16, Manny B.
GOVERNORS STATE UNIVERSITY’S THE CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS: Off University Parkway east of Governors Highway, University Park, (708) 235-2222: Aug. 11, Muntu Dance Theatre. “Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago is a colorful and energetic company that brings audiences out of their seats and into the aisles with its unique synthesis of dance, rhythm and song,” the show description reads. “Muntu is excited to bring its vibrant performances to the Southland community as part of its 40th anniversary celebration. This full concert will feature dynamic works from Muntu’s vast repertoire highlighting traditional dance and music rooted in West Africa and performed with the company’s signature flash and energy.”
HARRAH’S JOLIET’S STAGE 151: 151 N. Joliet St., (815) 740-7800: Aug. 10, Green Thirteen; Aug. 11, HiFi Superstar.
HEROES WEST SPORTS GRILL: 1530 Commerce Drive, Joliet, (815) 725-1234: Aug. 11, Brat Pack (1980s music).
HILTON CHICAGO/OAK LAWN’S 95TH STREET BAR & GRILL: 9333 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Lawn, (708) 425-7800: Aug. 11, Afterglow.
HOLLYWOOD CASINO JOLIET’S HOLLYWOOD STADIUM: 2300 Empress Drive, (888) 436-7737: Aug. 10, Hey Jimmy; Aug. 11, 80’s Enough.
JACK GIBBONS GARDENS: 147th Street and Oak Park Avenue, Oak Forest, (708) 687-2331: Afterglow.
J.J. KELLEY’S RESTAURANT & PUB: 2455 Bernice Road, Lansing, (708) 474-9977: Tuesdays, karaoke with Chris; Thursdays, open mike with Cody and friends.
J.W. HOLLSTEIN’S SALOON: 17358 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, (708) 429-7000: Aug. 10, Anything Goes; Aug. 11, Stereo Types; Mondays, Karaoke Jim; Thursdays, DJ delaChapelle.
LIMESTONE CITY GRILL & LOUNGE: 13415 S. Ridgeland Ave., Palos Heights, (708) 371-9000: Aug. 10, Charles and Company; Aug. 11, the Calumet Band; Tuesdays and Thursdays, live music on the patio (weather permitting); Aug. 15, Jimmy O and Rhonda Lee.
THE LINGER MARTINI BAR: 4142 W. 167th St., Oak Forest, (708) 960-0481: Fridays, Greek Night featuring a different disc jockey each time; Aug. 11, Randy Johnson & Expressions (rhythm and blues); Aug. 12, Jazz Jump; Sundays, the Sunday Experience featuring DJ Hi-Speed.
LITTLE JOE’S: 1300 N. Cedar Road, New Lenox, (815) 463-1099: Tuesdays, Piano Styles by Joe.
MOJOE’S: 22 W. Cass St., Joliet, mojoesofjoliet.com: Aug. 10, All That Remains with In this Moment, A.D.D. and A Silent Truth; Aug. 11, White Wizzard with Icarus Witch, Widow, Arch Heretic and Product of Hate; Aug. 12, Soulfly with Beneath the Hollow, Knifed at Gunpoint, Levels of Anger, Dark Passenger, Ruptura and Primal Lore; Aug. 13, Project 86 with Counterfeit i. All of these shows are all ages.
MOKENA DOWNTOWN MERCHANT ASSOCIATION’S FARMERS MARKET: On Front Street, (708) 479-2706: Aug. 11, Todd & Connie’s Acoustic Thing.
94 WEST STEAK AND SEAFOOD: 15410 W. 94th Ave., Orland Park, (708) 364-9494: Aug. 10, Frank Rossi (dining and dancing music).
115 BOURBON STREET: 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park, (708) 388-8881: Aug. 10, RadioLive (front stage); Aug. 11, Soul Motion (front stage); Aug. 16, Wedding Banned (big room).
191 SOUTH: 10160 191st St., Mokena, (708) 479-6873: Aug. 10, Audiomatic; Aug. 11, Rendition; Tuesdays-Wednesdays, karaoke; Thursdays, disc jockey.
PAPA JOE’S: 14459 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park, (708) 403-9099: Aug. 14, Afterglow with two-for-one pasta dining specials; Aug. 16, Afterglow with half-priced martini specials.
RIVERS CASINO’S CUBE: 3000 S. River Road, Des Plaines, (888) 307-0777: Aug. 10, iPop (variety); Aug. 12, Lucky Star Karaoke Contest; Aug. 14, Afrodisiacs (disco house, funk and rock); Aug. 15, Sixteen Candles (1980s); Aug. 16, Hairbangers Ball (1980s, 1990s and beyond); Thursdays-Saturdays, disc jockeys.
ROCK BOTTOM RESTAURANT & BREWERY: 16156 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park, (708) 226-0021: Aug. 10, the third annual Beer for Boo event benefiting the Brian Carey Memorial Fund. Running from 4 p.m.-1 a.m., the event will include food and drink, Band of Brothers Pipers and Drums and the Firefighters Highland Guard of Naperville, a silent auction, live music by the Glumlords, a bean-bag tournament, 50-50s, Chi-Town Large Cars and raffles. Information: rideforboo.org.
TAZZA ITALIAN RISTORANTE: 14065 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen, (708) 645-0485: Aug. 11, Roxanne (vocals).
TOMMY NEVIN’S PUB: 9680 Lincolnway Lane, Frankfort, (815) 464-1000: Aug. 11, DJ Matt Campbell; Wednesdays, open mike.
THE TRIBES ALEHOUSE & GRILL: 11220 W. Lincoln Highway, Mokena, (815) 464-0248: Mondays, open bluegrass jam; Wednesdays, open mike with John Condron.
WORTH DAYS, 15th Street and Beloit Avenue, Worth, (708) 448-1181: Aug. 10, the Dancing Noodles, Jaywalkers Jam Band and DJPJ Paula Marr; Aug. 11, Infinity, No Obligation (classic rock), Staff Infection Band, Freeway (Worth Junior High School reunion band) and Teen A Palooza (Worth Junior High talent show winners), Aug. 12, the Hat Guys, the Neverly Brothers, DeJa Vu (high-energy rock) and CoverGirls Violin Show.
ZANTE LOUNGE: 8888 W. 159th St., Orland Hills, (708) 364-0100: Aug. 10, Final Say.
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