July


PADS Games Trivia Night

Thu, Jul 24 2014, 7:00pm - $35 - Tickets
A fundraiser for West Suburban Pads.

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Axes of Evil featuring Chris Neville, David Blamires and Jon Paul in the SideBar

Thu, Jul 24 2014, 9:00pm - Free
A hit parade of songs from the '70s-today.

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New Duncan Imperials 25th Anniversary Show

Fri, Jul 25 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Enjoy the fun at the 25th-Anniversary White Trash Train-wreck Extravaganza. For this special show, the band will be performing their debut album "Hanky Panky Parley Voo!" in its entirety.

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Cannonball (SideBar)

Fri, Jul 25 2014, 9:00pm - Free
Good time rock and roll, last Friday of every month.

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Webb Wilder, Samantha Fish

Sat, Jul 26 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Southern-fried roots and rockabilly with the last of the full-grown men. Plus gutsy blues rockers from an exciting new artist.

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John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Sun, Jul 27 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Jul 29 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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Classic Cocktail Wednesdays in the SideBar

Wed, Jul 30 2014, 5:00pm
Classic cocktails with a modern twist every Wednesday in the SideBar -- a perfect complement to our Sidebar Sessions jazz series!

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SideBar Sessions with Judy Roberts and Jeannie Lambert

Wed, Jul 30 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic Jazz and Classic Cocktails. Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Country Night in Berwyn with The Kneesels and Terry White

Thu, Jul 31 2014, 8:00pm - $5
We're roundin' up the best country bands in the city! $2 PBRs, $3 Whiskey shots -- yahoo!

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Expo'76 (SideBar)

Thu, Jul 31 2014, 9:00pm - Free
Dance the night away with the best of the '70s and beyond! Sponsored by Argus Brewery.

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August


Deacon Blues

Fri, Aug 01 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
The premier STEELY DAN tribute experience.

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CLUB CLOSED FOR A WEDDING

Sat, Aug 02 2014, 1:00pm

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Bill Kirchen plus Scott Ligon and Casey McDonough as the Letter 2 (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Aug 02 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
"Bill Kirchen rules, it's just that simple...scorching guitar runs in all directions..." —Austin-American Statesman

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Chicago Grandstand Big Band plus After School Matters Jazz Ensemble

Sun, Aug 03 2014, 5:30pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 05 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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SideBar Sessions with Steve Hashimoto's Suenos

Wed, Aug 06 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic jazz and classic cocktails in the SideBar. Thanks to our Media Sponsor: WDCB-FM (90.9) – Chicago’s Jazz Station!

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The Westies plus Callaghan

Fri, Aug 08 2014, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
The band's songbook features edgy rock inspired by real life. Presented by Harmonica Dunn. Tickets available online only at Ticketfly.

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The Lake Shore Syncopators (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Aug 09 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Hot jazz of the Roaring Twenties!

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Those Darn Accordions, The Polkaholics

Sat, Aug 09 2014, 8:30pm - $15 - Tickets
Squeezebox mayhem!

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Bill O'Connell's Chicago Skyliners

Sun, Aug 10 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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VoiceBox with Cathy Richardson (SideBar Music Room)

Tue, Aug 12 2014, 7:30pm - $8 suggested donation
An evening of spoken word hosted by Maureen Muldoon; featured storytellers, open stage to the public, and musical improvisation by Cathy Richardson.

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Open Mic in the Club

Tue, Aug 12 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Sing on the big stage!

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SideBar Sessions with Peter Lerner Trio

Wed, Aug 13 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Weekly jazz series in the SideBar. Sponsored by WDCB, 90.9 - Chicago's Jazz Station.

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Exposure Local Music Showcase with Johnny Profit & the Glass Cowboys, 8 Cycles per Second, Erin Edmister & Three Ton

Thu, Aug 14 2014, 8:00pm - $5
John Fancher hosts this monthly evening of up-and-coming local artists.

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Rob Parton Big Band

Sun, Aug 17 2014, 6:00pm - $15 - Tickets
An evening of big band jazz. Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 19 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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SideBar Sessions with VANDOJAM featuring Mark Colby and Kirk Garrison

Wed, Aug 20 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Bring your horn and sit in! Sponsored by WDCB (90.9) - Chicago's Jazz Station and Vandoren reeds.

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John Hoyer and the Shadowboxers

Thu, Aug 21 2014, 8:30pm - $8
Best new artist debut for 2014 from Blues Blast Magazine and a recommendation from our pal Jon Dee Graham!

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Adam Marsland with Dag Juhlin (SideBar Music Room)

Fri, Aug 22 2014, 8:00pm - $5
A versatile West Coast singer-songwriter and former leader of '90s power pop band Cockeyed Ghost.

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Billy D & the Hoodoos plus The Blue Coast Band and The Skid City Blues Band

Fri, Aug 22 2014, 9:00pm - $20 - On sale July 25 - Tickets
Chicago blues night! Tickets on sale July 25 at TicketWeb.

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Expo'76 (SideBar)

Fri, Aug 22 2014, 9:30pm - Free
Dance the night away with the best of the '70s and beyond! Sponsored by Argus Brewery.

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The Nighthawks

Sat, Aug 23 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
Legends of blues and roots rock!

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John Burnett Orchestra with Frieda Lee

Sun, Aug 24 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Sunday! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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Open Mic in the SideBar

Tue, Aug 26 2014, 8:00pm - Free
Every Tuesday, sign-up at 8:00!

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SideBar Sessions with Jarod Bufe Quartet

Wed, Aug 27 2014, 8:00pm - $5 suggested donation
Acoustic jazz and classic cocktails in the SideBar. Thanks to our Media Sponsor: WDCB-FM (90.9) – Chicago’s Jazz Station!

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Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers

Sat, Aug 30 2014, 9:00pm - $25 - Tickets
New Orleans' favorite son Kermit Ruffins returns with a show that promises to be a lively evening of distinct jazz.

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Jazz Community Big Band

Sun, Aug 31 2014, 6:00pm - $10, $5 (17 & under)
Big Band Music in the Club! Sponsored by WDCB-FM (90.9).

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September


Tom Russell

Fri, Sep 05 2014, 8:00pm - $25 in advance, $30 at the door - Tickets
"Tom Russell is an original, a brillant songwriter with a restless curiosity and an almost violent imagination." —Annie Proulx (This is a seated show in the club.)

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Wishbone Ash (Varied Set)

Fri, Sep 12 2014, 7:30pm - $25 per show; $40 for both - Tickets
Rock and blues icons in two separate shows at 7:30 (a varied set) and 10 pm (the "Live Dates" album in its entirety).

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Wishbone Ash ("Live Dates" Album)

Fri, Sep 12 2014, 10:00pm - $25 per show; $40 for both - Tickets
Rock and blues icons in two separate shows at 7:30 (a varied set) and 10 pm (the "Live Dates" album in its entirety).

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Janiva Magness

Sat, Sep 13 2014, 9:00pm - $15 - Tickets
"One of the most fiery and original vocalists in contemporary blues and soul…Thoughtful, inventive and almost unerringly on the money." —MOJO

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Slaid Cleaves

Thu, Sep 25 2014, 8:00pm - $20 - Tickets
The Texas singer-songwriter digs into his impressive songbook, including tunes from his recent album "Still Fighting the War." (This is a seated show in the club.)

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Dream of Life: A Springsteen 65th Birthday Bash Tribute with Bucky Halker and Friends (SideBar Music Room)

Sat, Sep 27 2014, 8:00pm - $10 - Tickets
An acoustic celebration of the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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October


Story Slam: A Benefit for Farther Foundation

Thu, Oct 16 2014, 7:00pm - $50 - Tickets
Stories of travel, adventure, mishap and discovery!

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Los Straitjackets featuring Deke Dickerson

Sat, Oct 18 2014, 8:30pm - $20 - Tickets
The World's #1 Instrumental Combo team up with the roots-music legend playing material from their new album "Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits."

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