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Ten Chicago Hot Spots to Ring in New Year’s 2014

December 4, 2013

 

Contact:  Julia Shell at 312- 203-3130 or juliashell@juliashellpr.com

(CHICAGO, IL) – New Year’s EveTuesday, December 31, is a time to reflect, look forward and party like there’s no tomorrow!  For years, Chicagoans have come to celebrate special occasions in the Division Street Entertainment District, better known as Rush and Division, at The Original Mother’s, The Lodge Tavern, The Hangge-UppeMother’s Too, She-nannigans House of BeerBootleggers, Pippin’s Tavern,Streeter’s Tavern, as well as Lincoln Park’s River Shannon and River West’s Mahoney’s Pub & Grille.

 

This New Year’s Eve, The Original Mother’s will be open from 8pm to 4am and offer two advanced ticket packages:  a $50 Silver package will include all beer and wine, and an $80 Platinum package will include all beer, wine and top-shelf cocktails, including Red Bull, both from 9pm to 2am, with a DJ playing 2013’s top songs, all night long.  Tickets may be purchased in advance online at http://rushanddivision.com/nye/ or by calling 312-642-7251.  These packages, if still available on December 31, will increase by $20 at the door.

 

The Hangge-Uppe will be open from 7pm until 4am and offer a $60 package from 9pm to 1am which will include beer, wine and top shelf cocktails with a DJ spinning the best of 2013 music. Tickets may be purchased in advance, online at http://rushanddivision.com/nye/ or by calling Gina at 312-664-6656 x 120.

 

Mahoney’s Pub & Grille will be open from 4pm until 2am and offer an advanced $50 ticket package which will include beer, wine, top-shelf cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and desserts from 8:30pm to 12:30am.  There will also be a champagne toast at midnight and party favors along with a DJ playing party favorites from 2013 and more. The package excludes shots, Red Bull drinks, and premium liquors. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at http://rushanddivision.com/nye/ or by calling 312-733-2121.  The package price will increase $10 if purchased after December 25, if still available.

 

The Lodge TavernMother’s Too, She-nannigans House of Beer, Bootleggers, Pippin’s Tavern, Streeter’s Tavern, and River Shannonwill offer the usual New Year’s Eve merriment along with a champagne toast at midnight and party favors. http://rushanddivision.com/nye/

 

The Original Mother’s is located at 26 West Division Street in Chicago – 312-642-7251; The Lodge Tavern is located at 21 West Division in Chicago – 312-642-4406; The Hangge-Uppe is located at 14 West Elm in Chicago – 312-337-0561; Mother’s Too is located at 14 West Division – 312-266-7444; She-nannigans House of Beer is located at 16 West Division – 312-642-2344; Bootleggers is located at 13 West Division Street in Chicago – 312-266-0944Pippin’s Tavern is located at 806 North Rush Street in Chicago – 312-787-5435; Streeter’s Tavernis located at 50 East Chicago – 312-944-5206; River Shannon is located at 425 West Armitage in Chicago – 312-944-5087; and Mahoney’s Pub & Grille is located at 551 North Ogden in Chicago – 312-733-2121. Please visit http://rushanddivision.com/nye/ for more details.

 

Red Line Tap Calendar of Events

December 4, 2013

 

The Red Line Tap

7006 N. Glenwood Chicago, Il 60626 773 274-5463 or 773 465 –8005 www.redlinetap.com

Email: Booking: booking@redlinetap.com Media Relations/Promotions :  brettly@redlinetap.com General information :  info@redlinetap.com

JUST ADDED / UPDATED LISTINGS

*Press releases for these shows are now included in the calendar below

*FRIDAY 12.6.2013: PRAVDA ARTISTS THE MELISMATICS W/ DEXTER & FAT HOT TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/484203

*FRIDAY 12.13.2013: THE BAD EXAMPLES / THE VIADUCTS TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/506767

*SATURDAY 12.14.2013 BEN CARTEL OF KAISER CARTEL W/ IDLE SPIES & CHRASH TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/485901

SATURDAY 12.28.2013: THE WHISTLE PIGS / OLD GRAND DAD / HUCKLEBERRY GREEN TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/484211

TUESDAY 12.31.2013: THE HENHOUSE PROWLERS NEW YEARS EVE SHOW WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE MUDFLAPPS TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/490122

SATURDAY 1.11.2014: AGAINST THE GRAIN / NICE HOOVES / BLACK ACTRESS / CRUSADER TICKETS: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/user/manageevent/506769

FRIDAY 1.24.2013: ANDRE WILLIAMS AND THE GOLDSTARS TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/508961

CALENDAR OF EVENTS as of 12.4.2013

Friday, December 6 – 8 pm The Melismatics http://www.reverbnation.com/melismatics DeXteR www.reverbnation.com/dexterchi Fat Hot $7.00 Adv / $10.00 Night of Show, Rock / Alt Rock Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/484203

The Melismatics Passion. Irony. Weirdness. Melody. These are some of the core elements of The Melismatics’ sound that has been developed over the past decade through intense recording, heavy touring, and an inhuman intake of caffeinated beverages. With six albums under their belt thus far, The Melismatics have been constantly evolving their own stylings of post-punk and indie-rock. Their latest release “Rising Tide” (Available 10-01-13 on Pravda Records) is a concept album that follows the life of a 21st Century man through birth, high expectations, loss, social exile, and redemption. This record explores new musical territory for the band, illuminating previously less-apparent influences like Brian Wilson and EDM. Jon Auer of The Posies and Big Star produced 7 of the tracks on “Rising Tide,” while Melismatics founder Ryan Smith handled production duties on 4 songs, including the title track.

Saturday, December 7 – 9 pm Cake Chicago presents A LGBTQ showcase Summer Osborne Becca Levine Stephen Leonard $5.00, Music, Comedy and More

Tuesday, December 10 – 9 pm Pabst Presents The Mudflapps www.facebook.com/themudflapps Angel Paint http://www.sonicbids.com/AngelPaint Mike Felten http://www.reverbnation.com/mikefelten $5.00, Roots / Americana

The Mudflapps are a Chicago- based band that plays original acoustic music. Whether plugged-in on the big stage, or truly unplugged and unamplified, they give audiences a dose of country storytelling at its finest. The songs weave tales of woe, whiskey, and wild living into a mix of styles with nearly universal appeal. Sometimes it sounds like honky-tonk, sometimes more like bluegrass, sometimes more like jug band blues. It often sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Upright bass, guitars, dobro, and mandolin combine with strong songwriting and tight vocal harmony to create a show fit for stages of any size.

Wednesday, December 11 – 9 pm Wasted Wednesday’s Presented by Bud Featuring DJ Funkoctopus No Cover, Funk and Soul

Thursday, December 12 – 8 pm The Red Line Tap Open Mic Hosted By Micki Croisant Sign up at 8 / Music at 9 No Cover, Open Mic

Friday, December 13 – 9 pm The Bad Examples https://www.facebook.com/badexamples The Viaducts https://www.facebook.com/TheViaducts $10.00 Adv / $12.00 Night of Show, Rock / Power Pop Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/506767

In the 1990’s there simply was no better or more popular original rockin’ pop band in the clubs of the Great Lakes region than The Bad Examples who played the great songs of Ralph Covert night after night. Album after album received both critical acclaim and substantial radio airplay which continues to this day. Their compact disc debut, Bad Is Beautiful, was named by Goldmine Magazine as one of the “50 Essential American Power Pop Albums of All-Time.” Their signature anthem, “Not Dead Yet,” proved prophetic as the quintet sounds better than ever with a three-guitar lineup and great harmonies. Their success also translated across the ocean where several albums and coinciding tours made them nearly a household name in Holland and the surrounding locales.Ralph Covert leads the band through a diverse original repertoire that includes indelible hooks in high-energy blazers and literate ballads woven with sublime melodies.

Saturday, December 14 – 8 pm Ben Cartel of Kaiser Cartel https://www.facebook.com/pages/Benjamin-Cartel/236626506413443 Chrash https://www.facebook.com/pages/chrash/165838835821 The Idle Spies featuring Tim and Chris from Olupus $7.00 Adv / $10.00 Night of Show, Singer Songwriter TICKETS: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/485901

Benjamin Cartel’s solo career has earned a new set of wheels thanks to an EP that bridges the gap between the sounds Wilco’s wry rock & roll and John Lennon’s classic pop. Recorded in Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Gotthenburg, Sweden. Produced by Kristoffer Ragnstam and Joel Lundberg. And mixed by Ed Ackerson (The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Motion City Soundtrack, BNLX) at Flowers Studio in Minneapolis.

After earning a buzz as one of New York City’s up-and-coming songwriters, Benjamin Cartel put his solo career on hold in 2004, the year he co-founded the indie folk duo Kaiser Cartel. Years later, that band is still moving along… and Cartel’s solo career has earned a new set of wheels too, thanks to an EP that bridges the gap between Wilco’s wry rock & roll and John Lennon’s classic pop.

Money and Love is Cartel’s first solo release. Like the musical influences that spawned it, the EP is a mix of old and new. Several songs, like the vintage pop/rocker “No One,” were written before Kaiser Cartel’s formation. Others, like the rave-up title track, are newer compositions. “Julia,” one of the album’s harmony-drenched highlights, was written somewhere in the middle. Cartel looked everywhere for inspiration: relationships, the road, even old Alfred Hitchcock movies.

The recording process began at The End Studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with Mike Cohen (Lucinda Black Bear). Cartel recorded the songs simply, strumming an acoustic guitar while two friends chimed in on bass and lead guitar. He then sent the bare-boned recordings to his friend and occasional tour mate Kristoffer Ragnstam, an indie pop musician living in Gothenburg, Sweden. Ragnstam, along with his bandmate Joel Lundberg, added layers and arrangements to Cartel’s songs, turning what began as a skeletal EP into something more fleshed-out and eclectic.

“I let Kris and Joel add whatever they wanted,” Cartel says, “and didn’t get in the way of their process. I felt good about the songs and my performance — and as a fan of Kris’ band, Kristoffer and the Harbor Heads, I was honored that they wanted to contribute to my recordings.”

Monday, December 16 – 7 pm The Lifeline Theater Story Telling Project http://www.lifelinetheatre.com/ No Cover, Story Telling and Conversation

Tuesday, December 17 – 9 pm Pabst Presents The Mudflapps www.facebook.com/themudflapps Jackson Cannery http://facebook.com/jcannery Jen McClung http://www.reverbnation.com/jenmcclung $5.00, Roots / Americana

The Mudflapps are a Chicago- based band that plays original acoustic music. Whether plugged-in on the big stage, or truly unplugged and unamplified, they give audiences a dose of country storytelling at its finest. The songs weave tales of woe, whiskey, and wild living into a mix of styles with nearly universal appeal. Sometimes it sounds like honky-tonk, sometimes more like bluegrass, sometimes more like jug band blues. It often sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Upright bass, guitars, dobro, and mandolin combine with strong songwriting and tight vocal harmony to create a show fit for stages of any size.

Wednesday, December 18 – 9 pm Wasted Wednesday’s Presented by Bud With DJ Erik Spinning Rock and Roll No Cover, Rock and Roll

Thursday, December 19 – 8 pm The Red Line Tap Open Mic Hosted By Micki Croisant Sign up at 8 / Music at 9 No Cover, Open Mic

Friday, December 20 – 9 pm The Flabby Hoffman Show www.flabbyhoffman.com $5.00, Rock, Etc

Saturday, December 21 at 9 pm Sad Monster Party https://www.facebook.com/SadMonsterParty 6DOS https://myspace.com/6degreestheband/music/songs The Idiots https://myspace.com/danmantynband The Kindred https://www.facebook.com/TheKindredTwo Phil Circle www.philcircle.com $5.00, Rock / Songwriters

Sunday, December 22 – 9 pm The Mike Finnerty & The Heatmerchants www.mikefinnertymusic.com $5.00, Jazz No Cover With Your College ID

Thursday, December 26 – 8 pm The Red Line Tap Open Mic Hosted By Micki Croisant Sign up at 8 / Music at 9 No Cover, Open Mic

Saturday, December 28 – 9 pm The Whistle Pigs http://www.thewhistlepigs.com/ Old Grand Dad http://www.soundcloud.com/oldgranddad Huckleberry Green https://www.facebook.com/huckleberrygreenband $5.00 adv / $7.00 Night of Show, Bluegrass / Americana

The hill country of Southern Illinois is home to one of the Midwest’s friendliest and most talented musical trios- the Whistle Pigs.

Their live shows, consisting of vocal harmonies, banjo, accordion and upright bass, are energetic yet humorous and interactice, making them suitable for the sit-down crowd as well as the dancers and the drinkers. Traveling over 50,000 miles and playing about 200 shows annually, the Whistle Pigs have had the honor to share the stage with the likes of The Legendary Shack Shakers, Split Lip Rayfield and Black Oak Arkansas while playing a wide range of venues including national festivals, ballrooms, bars and dives, weddings and fish fries.

The Pigs combine old-timey and honky tonk musical sensibilities on such originals as “I’m Broke”, “Alcohol”, and “Keep On Dreaming” throughout both of their full length albums, the self produced “Long Term Plan” (2009) and their debut album on Mudstomp Records, “Bless Your Hearts and Livers” (2010).

Sunday, December 29 – 9 pm Jimmy Bennington’s Colour and Sound $5.00, Jazz

Monday, December 30 – 9 pm Acoustic Mondays With Ian No Cover, Singer Songwriters

Tuesday, December 31 – 9 pm The Henhouse Prowlers www.henhouseprowlers.com The Mudflapps www.facebook.com/themudflapps $20.00, Bluegrass / Americana Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/490122

Thursday, January 2 – 8 pm The Red Line Tap Open Mic Hosted By Micki Croisant Sign up at 8 / Music at 9 No Cover, Open Mic

Friday, January 3 – 8 pm A Soundtrack to Violence https://soundcloud.com/a-soundtrack-to-violence Sleeze http://www.reverbnation.com/sleezey69 Black Cat Manor http://www.reverbnation.com/blackcatmanor?profile_view_source=profile_box The Celebrator https://www.facebook.com/thecelebrator $5.00, Rock / Metal

Saturday, January 4 – 9 pm Cake Chicago Presents A LGBTQ Showcase $5.00, Variety Show

Tuesday, January 7 – 9 pm Pabst Presents The Mudflapps www.facebook.com/themudflapps The MMM’s https://www.facebook.com/TheMmmsBand Krista Hartman http://kristahartman.com/ $5.00, Roots / Americana

The Mudflapps are a Chicago- based band that plays original acoustic music. Whether plugged-in on the big stage, or truly unplugged and unamplified, they give audiences a dose of country storytelling at its finest. The songs weave tales of woe, whiskey, and wild living into a mix of styles with nearly universal appeal. Sometimes it sounds like honky-tonk, sometimes more like bluegrass, sometimes more like jug band blues. It often sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Upright bass, guitars, dobro, and mandolin combine with strong songwriting and tight vocal harmony to create a show fit for stages of any size.

Wednesday, January 8 – 9 pm Wasted Wednesday’s Presented by Bud Featuring The Booty Caboose with DJ Limbs No Cover, Funk and Soul

Thursday, January 9 – 8 pm The Red Line Tap Open Mic Hosted By Micki Croisant Sign up at 8 / Music at 9 No Cover, Open Mic

Friday, January 10 – 9 pm Vicarious Venues Presents www.vicariousvenues.com $5.00, Rock, etc

Saturday, January 11 – 8 pm Against The Grain www.facebook.com/Againstthegraindetroit Nice Hooves www.facebook.com/nicehooves Black Actress https://www.facebook.com/blackactresschicago Crusader https://www.facebook.com/crusaderwarmachine $5.00 adv / $7.00 Night of Show, Metal / Rock

Tuesday, January 14 – 9 pm Pabst Presents The Mudflapps www.facebook.com/themudflapps Christina Trulio www.realiotruliomusic.com David Hawkins www.hawkmanmusic.com $5.00, Roots / Americana

The Mudflapps are a Chicago- based band that plays original acoustic music. Whether plugged-in on the big stage, or truly unplugged and unamplified, they give audiences a dose of country storytelling at its finest. The songs weave tales of woe, whiskey, and wild living into a mix of styles with nearly universal appeal. Sometimes it sounds like honky-tonk, sometimes more like bluegrass, sometimes more like jug band blues. It often sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Upright bass, guitars, dobro, and mandolin combine with strong songwriting and tight vocal harmony to create a show fit for stages of any size.

Wednesday, January 15 – 9 pm Wasted Wednesday’s Presented by Bud Featuring Dharma Monkey https://www.facebook.com/DharmaMonkeySoundlabs Treehaus https://soundcloud.com/joshjacobson $5.00, Rock / Jam / Electronic No Cover With your College ID

Thursday, January 16 – 8 pm The Red Line Tap Open Mic Hosted By Micki Croisant Sign up at 8 / Music at 9 No Cover, Open Mic

Friday, January 17 – 9 pm The Flabby Hoffman Show www.flabbyhoffman.com $5.00, Rock, Etc

Saturday, January 18 – 9 pm The Mississippi Stranglers Erica Blinn & The Handsome Machine The Texas Hangover $5.00, Roots / Rock / Americana

Sunday, January 19 – 3 pm Cajun Fais do-do with Le Travaillant and the CMFA $7.00, Cajun Dance

Sunday, January 19 – 9 pm Gruve Toob $5.00, Acid Jazz / Funk No Cover with your College ID

Tuesday, January 21 – 9 pm Pabst Presents The Mudflapps www.facebook.com/themudflapps Matthew Alexander www.facebook.com/mattalexander11 Marvis Maeve http://marismaeve.com/ $5.00, Roots / Americana

The Mudflapps are a Chicago- based band that plays original acoustic music. Whether plugged-in on the big stage, or truly unplugged and unamplified, they give audiences a dose of country storytelling at its finest. The songs weave tales of woe, whiskey, and wild living into a mix of styles with nearly universal appeal. Sometimes it sounds like honky-tonk, sometimes more like bluegrass, sometimes more like jug band blues. It often sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Upright bass, guitars, dobro, and mandolin combine with strong songwriting and tight vocal harmony to create a show fit for stages of any size.

Thursday, January 23 – 8 pm The Red Line Tap Open Mic Hosted By Micki Croisant Sign up at 8 / Music at 9 No Cover, Open Mic

Friday, January 24 – 9 pm Andre Williams and The Gold Stars $10.00 adv / $12.00 Night of Show, Soul Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/508961

Saturday, January 25 – 8 pm Gramps the Vamp http://www.grampsthevamp.com The War Poets https://www.facebook.com/WarPoets Cardinal Harbor http://www.cardinalharbor.com/ $5.00, Rock / Jam

Monday, January 27 – 9 pm Acoustic Mondays With Ian No Cover, Singer Songwriters

Tuesday, January 28 – 9 pm Pabst Presents The Mudflapps www.facebook.com/themudflapps $5.00, Roots / Americana

The Mudflapps are a Chicago- based band that plays original acoustic music. Whether plugged-in on the big stage, or truly unplugged and unamplified, they give audiences a dose of country storytelling at its finest. The songs weave tales of woe, whiskey, and wild living into a mix of styles with nearly universal appeal. Sometimes it sounds like honky-tonk, sometimes more like bluegrass, sometimes more like jug band blues. It often sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Upright bass, guitars, dobro, and mandolin combine with strong songwriting and tight vocal harmony to create a show fit for stages of any size.

Wednesday, January 29 – 9 pm Wasted Wednesday’s Presented by Bud Featuring Sweet Diezel Jenkins $5.00, Rock / Jam / Funk No Cover With your College ID

Thursday, January 30 – 8 pm The Red Line Tap Open Mic Hosted By Micki Croisant Sign up at 8 / Music at 9 No Cover, Open Mic

Saturday, Februrary 1 – 9 pm Cake Chicago Presents A LGBTQ Showcase $5.00, Variety Show

Friday, February – 9 pm Hawaiian Lion http://hawaiianlion.bandcamp.com/ Martian Mellows http://www.facebook.com/MartianMellowsBand $5.00 Indie Rock


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