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Staff Pick: Larry Coryell

Growing up Larry Coryell was played a lot in house, since my dad raise me on his music. Coryell is a legend and a master at the guitar and to have him be playing an intimate show at Reggies on June 13th is a real treat. A lot of guitar players take influence from him, but I personally love the craftsmanship and feeling in his music. That’s why I’m really excited about having Larry Coryell with his power trio which…

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5/28/14 Staff Pick: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

Why should you pay attention to MY Staff Pick? Well for one, because I told you so and I’m bossy. I’m little Miss Know It All. Just ask my ex-boyfriend. For another reason, it’s because my staff pick is the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band! Their raucous and rowdy Hillbilly Delta-Blues sound will get you up off your ass and trying not to spill your drink as you dance your way to the stage. This is a band you need to…

5-18-14 Coffins

Coffins bring their diseased, suffocating death-doom decimation back to this side of the Pacific once again in May at Reggie’s May 18th. Coffins live show thunders with unbeatable mid-paced stomp, laying down over forty-five minutes of bruising low-end sludge-infiltrated, plodding doom with possibly the best production values in the band’s meaty catalog of carnage. With a sound comparable to a bathtub drain backing up with rotting human flesh while Satan himself spins his Motörhead at half the recommended RPM’s, Coffins…

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Bladerunner: Staff Pick

“The Bladerunner Project, a John Zorn outfit including the godlike talents of Zorn on his signature instrument, prolific modern musician and bassist Bill Laswell, and heavy metal drumming powerhouse Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Fantômas, etc.) will deliver an electrifying performance at Reggie’s for Bladerunner’s United States premiere as well as their ONLY midwestern date on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. The Chicago date will only be preceded by a Bladerunner performance at the Adelaide Festival in Australia in March of 2014. The…

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4-23-14 The Creepshow

The Creepshow’s passion for touring is borderline obsessive compulsive. They have an incredibly personal dedication to their fans and their live show is nothing short of astounding. The Creepshow have shared the stage with countless awesome bands, including Rancid, Tiger Army, The Unseen, and Agnostic Front, and have appeared on killer tours like the Vans Warped Tour, Ink n’ Iron, Festival and Fear, and Mighty Sounds. Watching their set is a full frontal assault on all your senses, and you’ll…

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4-06-14 PFM Staff Pick

This is a band that I got turned onto years ago and they are honestly one of THE best progressive rock bands to come out of Europe! Glad they can finally play the states after all these years and only at Reggies!!!!! PFM introduced new sounds, such as the synthesizer, to the Italian musical world. They were also among the first to combine symphonic classical and traditional Italian musical influences in a pop music context. Such innovations and their longevity…

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3/28/14 Staff Pick: The Woggles

The easiest way to describe The Woggles Garage Rock, Psychedelic Pop, is to turn back the clock to the 60′s. Packed with the energy of today, The Woggles put on an electric interactive show not to be missed. Playing Reggies Music Joint on 3/28/14 Details Here “Go see a Woggles show. It will change your life” (Meredith Ochs, NPR All Songs Considered). Wherever they are, on tour around the world, the Woggles have always carried forth in the sprit of the ancient…

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2/27/14 Staff Pick: Junius

Heavy-minded Boston outfit Junius have been captivating audiences since the release of their debut EP,Forcing Out the Silence, back in 2004. But with a new collection of studio-slick tracks under their belt, the four-piece are looking to take their crushing post-rock sound further than ever before. Their new Prosthetic Records release, Days of the Fallen Sun, will have them making a stop here at Reggies on February 27th in a abbreviated mini-tour. You can stream the album in it’s entirety on their soundcloud. VIDEO

2/6/2013 Staff Pick: Left Lane Cruiser

Did someone say “thirsty Thursday?” Come spend thirsty Thursday with your favorite whiskey drinking buddies Left Lane Cruiser! Other bands such as Gun (always a crowd pleaser) Jailhouse Poets, Hobo and Boxcar and Scotch Hollow will be rocking the blues. Be sure to clear your plans for Thursday because you are not going to want to miss this show!

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2/22/14 Staff Pick: The Amino Acids

Their Facebook Description says it all. “Crash landed on this blue planet in your year 1965. Met J.R.”Bob” Dobbs, He told them to come back in semi-human form in 1998 and destroy the PINKS and NORMALS with AMINO-RAWK. That’s what they did for 14 years. Now they have left the Earth but DO return when “Bob” calls! Or someone who has enough loot to share! Over and out” Here’s some video to prove they exist… Come check out these Aliens…

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12/31/13 Staff Pick: Death

We couldn’t have said it better than Anne Holub’s Blog Post about what an Epic Show DEATH will be at REGGIES on NYE. See her full article on Gapers Block here. For those of you not familiar with the Punk/Garage Band DEATH check out their story in the following movie trailer. REGGIES will be screening the full documentary on Dec 20th in the MUSIC JOINT for FREE on Dec 20th, 2013 Full Details Here Buy NYE Tix Here

Staff Pick: Last False Hope in The Rock Club on 11/16/13

Last False Hope first gives me the feeling that I’ve heard this all before, until I get drawn in deeper by their irresistable sound. It’s the blend of genres in each song and quality of musicianship that just won’t let me tune out. Folk-Punk? Death-Country? Whatever you call it, it’s loud and it’s fresh. LFH could be on the verge of hitting it huge! Tune them in on the Reggies site then head down to the Rock Club to hear…

10-31-13 Staff Pick “Classic Album Night”

The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever AND Michael Jackson’s Thriller all on the same Classic Albums night? Are you kidding me? I’m in heaven. You could easily say each of these albums defined the pop music of their decade. Saturday Night Fever brought ‘disco fever’ to the masses in the late 70′s and catapulted John Travolta from Mr. Kotter’s classroom onto the big screen to stay. The music will forever be what you think of first when you think of…

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The Pick: 10/21/13 Plastic Crimewave Syndicate

The Plastic Crimewave Syndicate from Chicago will be playing their brand of Space / Psyche/ Prog / Rock Jams on 10/21/13. Give Floating Tomb from the album The Golden Cage a listen and you’ll know why you don’t want to miss their opening set at the Nik Turner HAWKWIND show.

Staff Pick: 9-26-13 Van Halen Classic Album Night

When I think of Van Halen the first thing that comes to mind is Eddie Van Halen’s screeching Guitar riffs and David Lee Roth’s screaming vocals. We have the Gmen playing the Classic 1978 Van Halen I and 1979 Van Halen II records live on stage. Meet Eddie aka… Jimmy G  

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10/4/13 Staff Pick: Dead Ending

October 4th, 5th, and 6th Reggie’s will mark the 25th Anniversary of our record store Record Breakers with an awesome weekend of shows that is for sure going to have something for everyone. Between Braid, Doug Stanhope and The Suicide Machines as headliners you really have no excuse to not come out at some point that weekend. But the highlight of the weekend for me will be seeing Dead Ending. Dead Ending is a Chicago punk rock super group featuring…

Matt O'Ree Band

The Pick: 8/20/13 Matt O’Ree Band

The Matt O’Ree band from New Jersey will be opening up for Mr. Blotto on 8/20/13. They played the Music Joint a couple weeks ago their first time thru Chicago and rocked the place. So of course we had to have them back!!! Check out the Show Details

The Mallett Brothers Band

THE PICK: Barn Burning, Country Rock’N’Roll

The staff pick is all about calling out a band that isn’t always a headliner, and probably isn’t well known. The pick is meant to open you up to something new that won’t be on your friends iPods yet, but that is definitely worth dragging them all down to Reggies Chicago to listen live. So here comes the next Pick: The Mallett Brothers Band is going to tear up the Music Joint on Friday, Aug 9 with their summer-heatin’-whiskey-drinkin’-shit-kickin’-date-nightin’-country-rockin’ music….

Sun Stereo

THE PICK: SUN STEREO July 13 in the Music Joint

There’s a sweet Summer surprise hitting the Music Joint this hot July night. It’s a stone cold groove that is not to be missed. SUN STEREO lands at Reggies for the first time, delivering a fresh hybridization of organic and electronic elements with Beatlesque vocal harmonies, electronic soundscapes, nu-age story book lyrics, and a funk your face off horn section. Listen to them on our site and you’re hooked. They are opening for Grood. Tickets at the door only. It…

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