The Joliet region is kick-starting autumn and heading into Rocktober with a batch of great live shows this weekend.
Thursday Sept 29th Mojoe’s in Joliet located at 22 W Cass St host a metal-extravaganza with “The Human Abstract”, “Textures”, “The Contortionist” and “Periphery”. Doors open at 5:30PM and the show kicks off at 6:30PM. Tickets are $13 in advance through http://theticketrumba.com/tickets/806or $15 at the door. This is an all ages’ show but you must be over 21 to drink.
Friday Sept 30 the Naper Settlement (523 S Webster St in Naperville) welcomes female fronted classic rock/alternative band “Prodigal Son” kicking out the jams starting at 6PM.
Also Friday “Good 2 Go” hits the stage at Tailgater’s (431 W Boughton in Bolingbrook) with their full-blown ultimate dance party at 8PM. The band is all about entertaining and interacting with their audience and keeping them out on the floor.
Saturday Oct 1st “Unwritten Law” headlines a great show at Mojoe’s (22 W Cass St in Joliet) starting at 7PM with the doors opening at 6PM. Joining UW are “My Big Beautiful”, “Air Of Scorpio” and “The Projection”. Unfortunately the “Ataris” were not able to be a part of this tour as previously promoted. This is an all-ages show (21+ to drink), tickets are $15 and available at http://theticketrumba.com/tickets/844.
Kegler’s Pub (905 Theodore Street in Crest Hill) rocks an evening of high-energy original rock with headliners “OD JO” along with support acts “Mason Avenue” and “Synapsis” firing up at 9PM. A review of Mason Avenues’ music can be read at http://exm.nr/lS5Nks. If you don’t think that the Joliet area has talented bands playing great original music, then head over to Kegler’s and find out what you’ve been missing.
Power pop/rock band “Almost Famous” brings the party to Limestone Brewery (12337 S Rt. 59 in Plainfield) kicking off at 10PM. AF also serves up a few helpings of rap and 80’s music and throw in a few original tunes as well.
Also Saturday “The Limitations” featuring past members of “BOB N’ BOB”, “The Acoustibobs” and “The Baked Potatoes” are live at Zelmos Full Moon Saloon (117 Plainfield Rd in Joliet) starting off at 9:30PM.
Sunday Oct 2nd Hammer’s Sports Bar & Grill hosts their “2nd Annual Pig Roast” beginning at 11AM. A $10 admission gets you all you can eat as well as ”Freak” from Kat 105.5 FM broadcasting live, the Bears game will be on at noon, a car show and following the game a couple of sets by “Forget Hannah”. A review of a past FH show at Hammer’s can be read here http://exm.nr/lCQl9R.
Finally what better way to end a weekend than with some red-hot blues courtesy of the “Joliet Heritage Blues Jam” hosted by the living legend T-Bird Huck. Kegler’s (905 Theodore Street in Crest Hill) has been doing a fine job hosting the jam and serves up some fine delicacies from the kitchen that thankfully stays open all night. The event begins at 6PM and whether you want to just sit back and groove or get up and play (a full back line is provided) the JHBJ is a long standing Joliet tradition and always a great time.
So make your plans, call a sitter and some friends and head out and catch some great live music THIS WEEKEND!