Since Goose Island started serving beers to Chicagoans in Nineteen Eighty-Eight, we’ve drank, danced, and sang along at the small, independent venues that have built our city’s music scene. Without these clubs, Chicago simply wouldn’t be Chicago. These places bring us together. They drive our city’s culture forward. And yet these independent venues were the first to close and will be the last to re-open, if they make it through. In honor of all these wonderful clubs we will be releasing a limited…
Food & Supply Drive
We will be gathering donations of food and supplies to distribute to our local food pantries and community organizations. Every day from 11am – 10pm our box office on the second floor will be open to accept donations.
Black Lives Matter & Reggies
We are proud to be part of the Chicago community. You all showed up to help us when we first had to close our doors in March and now that we have been able to open back up we want to show up for our neighbors, especially the Black community, that has helped shaped Reggies into the music venue and bar that it is now, almost 13 years later. If you work with any local organizations, let us know how…
REGGIES Stands With CIVL And NIVA
(CHICAGO, IL)––As the effects of COVID-19 continue to devastate businesses and communities around the world, CIVL has continued to fight for the survival of Chicago’s independent music venues, and is expanding its coalition as founding members of the newly-formed National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), which now includes over 1,000 members representing all 50 states. CIVL is a coalition of more than 20 local music venues, including Avondale Music Hall, Beat Kitchen, Café Mustache, Cole’s Bar, Dorian’s, Empty Bottle, GMan Tavern,…
Reggies is 10yrs Old!
Enjoy some video, pics and comments as Reggies turns 10 on 9/08/17 How long have you been here and how did you get hired? Shane: Since the floor was made of dirt. Robby knew me from “back in the day” and I worked at Record Breakers and did shows. Jason: This is year 15 for me, I applied at the old record store and told Cletus that I was like Warren from Empire Records but I wouldn’t shoot up the place….
Lumineers @Allstate Arena on 1/20/17
You could have seen the Lumineers play the Music Joint on 10/14/11. Just one of the many reasons why you should regularly check out the little known bands on the schedule. Lots of hidden gems worth finding! Lumineers @Reggies past Show Details here Get Early Access To Lumineers Allstate Arena Tickets http://wxrt.cbslocal.com/2016/10/05/get-early-access-to-lumineers-allstate-arena-tickets/
Glenn Hughes Review
Great recap of the Glenn Hughes show By: Philamonjaro Studio | Video: Wyatt Brake Hope you were there to see it! If not see what you missed. http://tomorrowsverse.com/story/photos-video-setlist-recap-glenn-hughes-reggies-82516-32088.html
NIU WHITE SOX DAY
Pregame Festivities Come visit the NIU Alumni Association outside Gate 5 and get a giveaway from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Mission and Victor E. will be there to greet you and you can get a photo with them. NIU Athletics will also be offering fans ticket deals for the Nov. 9 Huskie Chi-Town Showdown, when the NIU football team takes on the Toledo Rockets at U.S. Cellular Field. Another option is to visit Reggies, an NIU alum-owned bar near…
350 Brewing and Five Iron Frenzy Keg Release Party
Come out and enjoy freshly tapped Upbeats and Beatdowns at Reggies Chicago Cool Bands | Cool Beers… Show info here
TAKE FIVE WITH MANWOLVES By: Sam Serio
Live Legato stops by the studio to chat with Evanston band Manwolves before their show at Space in Evanston on June 8th, 2016. Manwolves will be playing Reggies on August 4th with Demrick and DJ Hoppa. Show info here.
Progtoberfest II News
Christina O’Neill over at Prog Magazine does a featured write up about Progtoberfest II coming to Reggies on October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. Check it out here The Security Project is just one of many great bands on the line up this year. Featuring: Jerry Marotta Trey Gunn Brian Cummins David Jameson Michael Cozzi Live 1 by Security Project
DO312 Digs The March Classic Album Bill
If you’re looking for something cool to docome on out and http://do312.com/events/2016/1/31/classic-albums-live-black-sabbath-david-bowie-van-halen
4/16/16 Record Store Day @ Record Breakers
To a music lover, Record Store Day is arguably more crucial to take part in than the conventional holidays we spend with distant relatives. It’s a golden opportunity for record stores and indie bands to market, and cities are flooded with free underground events. The music lovers wake up early to flock to their favorite record store and scour through the vinyl racks to find limited editions. Record Store Day was sparked in 2007 by a Bull Moose employee who…
SUPER BOWL “L” AT REGGIES!
SUPER BOWL “L” AT REGGIES! Come celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the big game at Reggies –Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos. Why would you stay at home and watch the winners of these contests will win $50 in Reggies bucks (good for food, drinks, the record store and shows). Game starts at 6:30 PM. See you here!
A FUNERAL NO ONE ATTENDED
A FUNERAL NO ONE ATTENDED The digital disc, which has been hanging on by a thread in the record store ever since the late ‘90s, has finally made its exit. They’ve been piled into the darkness of a storage unit somewhere in the city. The CD racks have been removed from the space they inhabited at Record Breakers and a blank floor is waiting for the new vinyl racks in construction. Hipsters just don’t appreciate the digital quality of a…
REGGIES INTERNSHIPS – Apply Spring 2016!
REGGIES INTERNSHIPS – Apply Spring 2016! Need something to do this upcoming spring? How about an internship at your local bar, record store AND music venue, Reggies? (because c’mon we all know whatever cute skills you got in class aren’t going to get you employed). In the first couple weeks you’ll find out how those colorful posters end up tacked on walls across the venue – interns. Boring sure at moments, but necessary. While you’re in the bathrooms (guy’s somehow…
RECORD BREAKERS IN-STORE SHOWCASE #3 – 12 DECEMBER
RECORD BREAKERS IN-STORE SHOWCASE #3 – 12 DECEMBER This was the “grunge showcase” – Lever being the “4-piece bipolar grunge pop” and New Oceans the “gritty, distorted sound” reminiscent of ‘90s Seattle. Watching these bands perform in their little space would’ve woken up any tired person on a Saturday afternoon who hasn’t managed to wake up yet. Did I mention feedback? Lever’s four members were convulsing on the stage, especially the lead singer Jon Babin, who’s absent his usual guitar…
REGGIES IN-STORE SHOW SERIES – 14 NOVEMBER
REGGIES IN-STORE SHOW SERIES – 14 NOVEMBER Record Breakers hosted its second show in a series on 14 November with a dose of thrash metal. First on the bill were “Richardson” Richardson, a duo of two bassists with a drum machine. They hammered through their first set with a mix of “punk for metalheads and metal for poseurs.” After a fifteen minute tear down and set up intermission, Reggies Intern, Julian’s band took the small swath of rug behind the…
A BRIEF HISTORY OF RECORDING AND SHARING MUSIC
A BRIEF HISTORY OF RECORDING AND SHARING MUSIC When people think of Thomas Edison, most think of the lightbulb (or all the inventions he didn’t credit to Tesla), but his early recording device, the phonograph, began the music industry as well. Played on a phonograph is a cylinder with engraved grooves into which sounds were impressed. As the earliest medium for recording and reproducing sound, the phonography cylinder was used commercially to playback music from the 1890’s to the 1920’s….
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TWO HEARTS ROCK BENEFIT SHOW w/ TRAPPER SCHOEPP & THE SHADES, MAY 25th AT REGGIE’S ROCK CLUB Milwaukee-based Trapper Schoepp & The Shades are bringing their sophisticated, modern and energetic roots rock to Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago on Saturday, May 25th for a benefit concert. Two Hearts Rock™ presents this show as part of its mission to use music as a platform to raise awareness & funding for rare diseases. One in ten Americans – and…
Murder By Death @Reggies Rock Club 2/12/09
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COME SPEND YOUR NIGHT AT REGGIES!
COME SPEND YOUR NIGHT AT REGGIES! Reggies is your local smorgasbord of things to do on any night. You can visit the Music Joint bar and grill which features great food, craft beers and a hazy atmosphere that’ll increase your buzz. Live acts play on the Joint stage almost every night. Need some air or a view of the skyline? Visit the roof deck bar. Then after your outdoor excursion, you can check out the Rock Club to see if…
REGGIES’ IN-STORE SERIES – 17 OCTOBER
Did you miss your opportunity to see some free punk bands at Record Breakers last weekend? Bummer, we feel bad for you. The show started at 4PM after Ultrahazard set up and went through a sound-check. Blue-haired Saffron and Violet up front powered through a set of punk rock and ska with Eli and Nick keeping the rhythm in the back on bass and drums. Record Breakers began to fill up – at least twenty people were spread between the…
Los Lobos Live From Studio X
The Music Joint was the secret location, Los Lobos were the guest performers, Two Brothers Brewery was the not so secret sponsor. WXRT brought an outstanding surprise to Reggies in another episode of Live From Studio X ! Listeners on the radio got to hear classic hits (opening with Will The Wolf Survive), and new music from the soon-to-be-released CD, as well as interviews with members of the iconic band for the 30 minute live radio broadcast. Another 100…
Riverside are running loose on a world tour, direct from Warsaw, Poland. It’s a driving, melodic progressive heavy sound. In January 2013, Riverside released their fifth full-length album, Shrine of New Generation Slaves. The band recently toured Europe with Dream Theater. Their sixth album has now been released and will be available in the Rock Club. Get ready for a the blow roof off and the walls out show !
Reggies Rocks The Sox, And Kisses The Cup
Let’s Go, HAWKS ! Let’s Go, HAWKS ! Let’s Go, HAWKS ! After the week-long search, I finally found the Cup– thanks ! Take advantage of Free Sox Sundays for free bleacher tickets, free shuttle to/from the Cell, great buffet on the Roofdeck, and a perfect day at the ballgame.
5/16/15 Tattooface Miller’s Horrible Art Show
Come out and seeKaraoke | 21+
Staff Pick: Joe Cocker Tribute Show
It’s the 45th AnniversaryChicago. This is a must see show for Blues and Rock fans!!!
Staff Pick: Stone Cold Cash @Reggies 3/05/15
Fan Of Johnny Cash? Check out this brand new Chicago Tribute band play a variety of Cash songs! Show Details Here
Thrillist knows where to go in the South Loop
Jay Gentile picks Reggies as the place to visit in the South Loop. “This kick-ass music venue/record store/restaurant is easily one of the coolest places in the city, if not the country. And offbeat events like the Pancakes & Booze art shows, trips to Hawks games inthe party bus, and balls-out live band karaoke only add to its reach.” Read the full article here
2/28/15 Staff Pick: The Coup
The Coup is an American hip hop band from Oakland, California. Their music is a unique combo of punk, funk, hip hop, and soul. Boots Riley leads The Coup in a live performancecrowd moving and grooving. Come see for yourself at Reggies on 3/28/15 in the Rock Club. The Coup “The Guillotine”
2/01/15 Uli Jon Roth and Vinnie Moore
Two legendary guitarists! One Stage! It really doesn’t get any better than this. See these Axe Masters tear it up on February 1st, 2015 at Reggies Chicago. Uli Video Vinnie Video
12/31/14 Staff Pick: White Mystery
We have a New Years Eve treat for you. White Mystery the brother-sister rock’n’roll duo from Chicago will be playing Reggies alongwith The Muffs, Meat Wave, and Evil Beaver. Get your Punk on as we Ring in 2015! Check Out White Mystery Rocking Out On The Reggie Bus… Tunes from the new album Dubble Dragon… DUBBLE DRAGON by White Mystery
2-14-14 Celebrate Frank Zappa’s Birthday
We are Frank Zappa Freaks over at Reggies. What better way to celebrate his Birthday than to have Zappa Alum IkeWillis playing with Ugly Radio Rebellion.
Dads: Record Breakers In-Store Review
Joining us for their very first in-store, Dads brought out a solid group of fans who were just as excited to be here as the band. Even without John’s energetic drumming (as they decided to do the in-store without his kit), he and Scott created a dynamic and intimate performance that had a firm grip on our ears and hearts with their personal lyrics,pass it up, and since they just finished their U.S tour, you might as well buy their…
STAFF PICK: THE DAWN
Truckin’ in from the Quad City shores of the mighty Mississippi, The Dawn is delivering a fresh shipment of energetic original jams to the Music Joint. Homegrown tunes are baked into a show that won’t let you down, so get up and groove. Friday night, December 12. Also with Syahi and Threadcount.
Staff Pick: Pinkish Black
With a magnificent blend of space-rock inspired dark synths and those internal self-loathing voices you have to just end it all, Pinkish Black will quickly shuffle you down the long, hollow; abandon corridors of your inner psyche. Their modern gothic sound makes you feel that you are on a barely controlled descent into the solemn void of your insecurities. Pinkish Black is opening this portal to your own self on November 22nd. Come take a trip. Self Titled LP by…
Every Time I Die Ticket Giveaway
Pre Order “Dear Youth” before Nov 17th, by stopping in Record Breakers. Or by calling 312-949-0125 and ordering for a chance to win tickets to see EveryTime I Die at Concord Music Hall on December 7th
Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto (Of King Crimson Fame), along with Markus Reuter form the band Stick Men. Individually they have toured around the world with the likes of Peter Gabriel, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Steve Howe and many more. Together they will be in Chicago to end Progtoberfest. Come out and see their unique blend of sounds live on stage… SUPERCOLLIDER, Disc 1: COLLIDER by Stick Men
Staff Pick: Radio Moscow
Dig Psychedelic Stoner Rock? Power Trio RADIO MOSCOW founded by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Parker Griggs, will be playing REGGIES CHICAGO with PENTAGRAM on 10/23/14 in the Rock Club. There’s only one way to listen to their music… LOUD. Buy their record and blast away at home, or better yet let Reggies do the blasting for you. Show details and Tickets Here Listen to Radio Moscow – No Good Woman
LET’S GO, JRW !!!
Come root for the USA Little League World Series champion team– Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West –as the play the World Championship Title game against the kids from South Korea, on Sunday, August 24. First pitch is at 2:00 pm. Enjoy Sunday Brunch, and watch the game on all TVs. All ages are welcome, under 21 must be with parent. LET’S GO JRW !!!
Frankenfood: Windy City Pizza
Come on out and taste chef Pat episode here.
Staff Pick: Larry Coryell
Growing up Larry Coryell was played a lot in house, Larry Coryell with his trio which includes Larry Gray and Paul Wertico! Check it out! -Kprog
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! Theirneed to see live. No doubt about it. If I’m wrong…well, I’m not so let’s not even talk about it. They’re playing Reggies Music Joint on Wednesday May 28th and show is 21+. I’ll be…
5/23/14 Staff Pick: The Mud Queens Of Chicago
All Girl Mud Wrestling combined with Get Up With The Get Downs!!! Say no More.
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…
Bladerunner: Staff Pick
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4-26-14 Dark Lord Day Shuttle
Bus Photo Taken By Ceil Stahr on the 2011 DLD Trip It’s that time of the year for fans of Dark Lord Day. Let us help make your trip more enjoyable. Hop on Reggies Rock Bus and head out to Park up and Enjoy Great Food and Drink before hopping on the Bus. We’ll have a $10 All You Can Eat Buffet for you to enjoy! It’s first come first serve on the rides. Two buses will be available to…
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…
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…
Elton John Album Nights
Attention fans of Elton John. Singer/Entertainer Brian Harris, known as Simply Elton will be performing Elton John Albums at Reggies Music Joint on various Sunday’s over the next few months beginning on 4/27/14. Brian was just interviewed by the good people over at Elton John World (A fan site of all things Elton and more) Read the article with Simply Elton here. Show Dates and Full Details here. Simply Elton Performing “Your Song”
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…
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…
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Metal Church “is ready to bring it”
Check out what Limelight Magazine has to say about the current Metal Church Tour here. On 2/26/14 Metal Church is playing Reggies Chicago As a special bonus, It’s an all metal night of canadian pharmacy WOWO with host Tim Mix and metal legends Metal Church co-hosting! Sign up now to play some records with the band. RSVP to email@example.com No albums to play? Head up to Record Breakers where you can borrow used and opened vinyl to play during your…
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!
Don’t have plans for the SuperBowl? Don’t fret anymore and come to our Super Bowl Bash! Whether you are rooting for the Denver Broncos or Seattle Seahawks, Reggies is the place to be! There will be a $10 all you can eat buffet that will open at 2PM. You can sign up for for the Chili Cookoff and Half time eating contests as well! Prizes of Reggies Bucks will be rewarded to the winners. Come on down and enjoy the…
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…