2006 Festival Parties

ALL PARTIES SPONSORED BY GOOSE ISLAND 312
All parties 21+

OPENING NIGHT

THURSDAY AUGUST 17th

SCHUBAS 3159 North Southport 9pm

Tickets $12.00 Through Schubas.com ($15.00 at the Door)

DJ ADELE FOO

Adele Foo’s passion is for vintage digital dance music. She enjoys
beer floats with French vanilla ice cream.

ROOMMATE

Roommate started out as a solo recording project of Kent Lambert. In 2004 a live Roommate band was formed in Chicago, The current band includes Luther Rochester, formerly of Low Skies (analog synths), Seth Vanek and Justin Petertil of Crap Engine and Velvetron (drums), Mercedes Landazuri (banjo), Sarah Holtschlag (musical saw), and Roommate veterans Anton Hatwich (bass) and Katie Young (bassoon). The “Celebs” EP was reissued on Chicago’s Fresh Produce Records in February 2006, and the first full-length Roommate

album, Songs The Animals Taught us, was released April 18 on Plug Research.

BOBBY CONN AND THE GLASS GYPSIES

Bobby Conn is back, this time with a vengeance. The Homeland is first and foremost a rock record. Clad in glam attire, Mr. Conn, a consummate entertainer, pays homage to rock and roll¹s excesses. Paradoxically Mr. Conn’s lyrics read like a Michael Moore letter. Lampooning the sacred cow of American values has always been a calling card of Conn. The Homeland

continues Bobby¹s long running commentary on consumerism as culture.

FRIDAY AUGUST 18th

THE EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western Ave. 10pm

Tickets $10 at the door or through ticketweb.com

DJ JL Aronson (director of DANIELSON: A FAMILY MOVIE)

DETHOLZ!

“Defiantly nerdy and spazzy.” ­ The Onion

Formed at (and later expelled by) a fundamentalist bible school in 1996, the Detholz! created a rock-n-roll Frankenstein out of doctrinal suffocation, a shared appreciation for avant-garde music and the techniques of mass-market mind control. They’ve since played ceaselessly through the Midwest and East Coast with bands such as Wilco, Radio 4, Electric Six, King Missile,

Skeleton Key and Pansy Division.

MUCCA PAZZA

This astounding “circus punk marching band” was recently featured on the Jay Leno show. The group features some twenty-plus mismatched members and

live performances are stuttering bouts of unbridled enthusiasm and chaos.

SATURDAY AUGUST 19th

THE EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western Ave. 10pm

Tickets $10 at the door or through ticketweb.com

ESSIE JAIN

Ms Jain is an English transplant with a soulful voice reminiscent of Hope Sandoval. Heartfelt expression that tastefully avoids preciousness.

Graceful slide guitar and minimal piano shade in the borders. – Village Voice

BEIRUT

Beirut is the name of 20-year-old Santa Fe native Zach Condon’s one-man band. Assisted by Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel, A Hawk and a Hacksaw) and Heather Trost (A Hawk and a Hacksaw), a trumpet from Paris, farfisa organ, accordion, piano, ukulele, mandolin, glockenspiel, violin, cello, tambourine, The air powered organ Zach bought on twelfth street, Congo drum donated from the neighbors….A broken microphone stolen from the

university of new Mexico….

HEADSPACE PREMIERE PARTY
SMART BAR 3730 N. Clark St 1am

$10 free with admission to Headspace screening

JUSTIN LONG

Justin Long has used his nine years of turntable experience to help him develop a prominent and respected name in the Chicago dance community. His pumping style of house has made him a hot commodity in the Midwest for

club nights and large rave parties.

ALENA

Alena is one of Chicago’s finest young artists. Growing up in Chicago, the historic home of house music, made it possible for her to learn from some of the most talented artists in the industry. Influenced by Superjane, Justin Long, Mark Farina, and Derrick Carter, her styles are an eclectic blend

of ever changing sounds within House and Techno.

SUNDAY AUGUST 20th

THE EMPTY BOTTLE 1035 N. Western Ave. 9:30pm

Tickets $10 at the door or through ticketweb.com

WEIRD PAUL

Weird Paul Petroskey began releasing his own cassettes of catchy lo-fi pop in the late 80’s. In 1991, Homestead Records released “Lo Fidelity, Hi Anxiety”, Paul’s now hard to find cult classic CD. Since then, Paul is

back to releasing his own albums, including his newest, I PUNCH YOU!

M.O.T.O.

“Plenty of local albums released this year were more polished and ambitious than the latest from Paul Caporino’s long-running punk outfit M.O.T.O., but not one of them was more fun. The two decades Caporino has spent sharpening his hooky pop songwriting, precise eighth-note riffage, and so-dumb-they’re-brilliant lyrics have paid off handsomely — if Raw Power had been released in the late 70s it might now be ranked alongside the

best of the Ramones or the Undertones.” ­ Bob Mehr, Chicago Reader

THE GOBLINS with guest appearances by Gary Burger (lead singer) of the
Monks

Since establishing “The Classic Goblins Lineup” in the mid-1990s, the Goblins have been pushing the limits of pop music presentation. Combining elements of Garage rock, hardcore punk, performance art and vaudeville, they have created a unique series of concerts, recordings, and video projects. For tonight¹s performance they will be joined by MONKS lead singer Gary Burger. The Monks were formed in the mid sixties and during their short run managed to challenge and confound the traditional musical wisdoms of the day, offering a precursor to the minimalist punk that would follow a decade later. Their debut album, Black Monk Time, is an underground classic

and seminal must-have.

MONDAY AUGUST 21st

DELILAH’S
2771 N. Lincoln Ave. 10:00pm
No Cover Ever

Punk Rock DJ Mikey B

TUESDAY AUGUST 22nd

THE HUNGRY BRAIN 2319 W. Belmont Ave 10pm

No Cover ­ Donations for band

THE MIDWEST HACKERS

Hailing from Decatur IL The MIDWEST HACKERS create shimmering instrumental songs, with influences such as Sigur Ros, Radiohead, Squarepusher, and

Karlheinz Stockhausen.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23rd

DANNY’S 1951 W. Dickens 10pm

No Cover

THURSDAY AUGUST 24th

2006 FESTIVAL AWARDS

UNCOMMON GROUND 3800 N. Clark St 10pm

No Cover

Uncommon Ground was established in 1990 by Michael, Helen, & Mark Cameron as the first “smoke-free” neighborhood coffeehouse in Chicago. With hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, ever-changing artwork and a cozy fireplace, Uncommon Ground quickly became a favorite meeting place for all ages. Live acoustic music has been offered from the very beginning. First, with popular players from the Old Town School of Folk Music and slowly adding Nationally touring artists. Uncommon Ground has always featured homemade from scratch healthy cuisine. Uncommon Ground continues to serve breakfast, brunch,

lunch & dinner 7 days and nights a week.