12/29 UPDATE! $20 general admission tiks have just been added for those who don’t want a food/drink package!
NYE is one of those “Big or Stay Home” nights – where you either lay low or go for broke. Chicago’s NYE Gold Coast Toast is the “go for broke”:
For decades, the Gold Coast bars on Division St. have been a nut house on New Year’s Eve, being home to city peeps, suburbanites and visitors from all over the globe who want to party in Chicago for NYE. Well the six big bars in that hood just formed the “NYE Gold Coast Toast” event – party packages that take this thing to the next level. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s a Saturday night this year, which means these bars are open until 5AM.
We’ll be at Mother’s – that’s right, the Mother’s you went to back in the day, when you were sweating it out while the bouncer studied your ID…the Mother’s that has been the rite of passage for those coming to the city from pretty much everywhere – for decades. That whole strip of bars on Division is cranking it up more than ever and we can’t wait to stumble around the Gold Coast until 5AM.
In the words of Spinal Tap’s musical genius, Nigel Tufnel, “This one goes to 11”.
The only thing more consistent than Chapman’s fastball is our Halloween shows every year: Fitz’s Spare Keys on the Friday…115 Bourbon Street on the Saturday. But this year we get the added bonus of, say it with me, Cubs World Series games. This basically means we’re not exactly sure when we’re starting either night but no matter what, it’s a great weekend to be out at the bars! Both shows have costume contests with bigass prizes too so make the dayom effort!
Our trip to Dallas and Austin was one for the books fo’ sho’. We shared the stage with Biz Markie at the House of Blues in Dallas and rolled out to Cedar Street Courtyard in Austin for a show during Austin City Limits. We were also reunited with our former female singer M80 (pics coming). Click on the image below if you’d like to see the pics and you can catch us at Skooters Roadhouse in Shorewood this Friday (10/14) and Crusens Farmington Road in Peoria this Saturday (10/15).
We finally get to mess with Texas again! We haven’t had a public show in Texas in almost 8 years, so we can’t wait for our return to the Longhorn state! We’ll be at the House of Blues in Dallas Friday, Sept. 30th, sharing the stage with Biz Markie, then Saturday, Oct 1st, we’re on at Cedar Street in Austin at 9:00 right in the thick of Austin’s ACL (“Austin City Limits”) music festival! Please share this with your homies in Texas! And click on the image below to add your bad self to this FB event!