January 2010

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Friday 1
New Year's Day wikipedia article
Fairfields (country) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Saturday 2
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) The Palm Court @
The Drake Hotel
140 E Walton Pl
Chicago, IL (map)
Canceled.
Show: 9:00pm-12:30am
No Cover
Los Straitjackets home page myspace page (surf, garage, rock)
plus The Del Moroccos (r&b, rock, rockabilly)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm
Cover: $15
Fulton County Line myspace page facebook page (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Sunday 3
Sunday Night Swing (lindy hop, swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 4
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page facebook page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) Uncommon Ground
1401 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
8:00pm-10:00pm
No Cover
Tuesday 5
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Wednesday 6
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing)
Thomas Gunther Trio home page facebook page (swinging jazz)
Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Thursday 7
Yoko Noge and The Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
Petra's Recession Seven home page (1920s & 1930s jazz) In the SideBar @
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
Cover: $10
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Big C Jamboree
Host Band: The Neverly Brothers home page myspace page facebook page (rockabilly, roots music, rock)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:30pm-1:00am
Cover: $1 suggested donation
Friday 8
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Windy City Blues Society presents:
Chicago Blues Challenge (2009) Showcase Fundraiser

Matt Hendricks (blues, rock, roots music) and Bill Curtis
B.L.U.E.S.
2519 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL (map)
Fundraiser for Chicago Blues Challenge (2009) Winners
6:30pm-9:00pm
~ LIVE MUSIC and ALL YOU CAN EAT BBQ ~
(while food lasts )

Proceeds will help ...defray expenses for Hendricks and Curtis to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Cover: $10
The Midway Ramblers (cajun) Schanachie Room @
Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N Knox Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Lesson: 9:00pm
Cover: $8 (12 and under free)
Big Beat Jivin' Jamboree (1950's Rock & Roll Dance Party)
The Crown Vics facebook page (1950's rock 'n roll) with: The Devil Dogs myspace page (rockabilly)
VFW Post 2801
39 E St Charles Rd
Villa Park, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Dance Lesson: 9:15pm
Cover: $8
Josh Kalmus (acoustic blues) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
facebook event First Fridays - Swingin' at the Studio (lindy hop, swing) Big City Swing
1012 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-8:45pm
Dancing: 8:45pm-Midnight
Cost: $10
facebook event X Dance home page facebook group (west coast swing) The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 9
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Jitterbug Club (jitterbug, swing)
CJC Birthday
Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 (club members free)
Sunday 10
Chicago Skyliners Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
Blue Line Riders facebook page (country, americana, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Sunday Night Swing (lindy hop, swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 11
Outcast Jazz Band (big band swing) Hackney's Palos Park
9550 W 123rd St
Palos Park, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-10:30pm
No Cover
facebook event Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 12
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park facebook page facebook page
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Swing Gitan (jazz hot/gypsy jazz) Quencher's Saloon
2401 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
Wednesday 13
le Percolateur home page myspace page facebook page facebook group (jazz, blues, pop) Tonic Room
2447 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 11:30pm-12:45am
Cover: $5
Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 14
Yoko Noge and The Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 15
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
facebook event Winter Dance Party
A Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens & The Big Bopper
Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Doors open at 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $25 at the door ($20 in advance)
facebook event The Pin-Ups (jazz, blues, swing) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $20
The Crown Vics facebook page (1950's rock 'n roll) Salt Creek Wine Bar
8900 Fairview Ave
Brookfield, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:30pm
No Cover
Susie Gomez (rockabilly) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
facebook event Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJ: 10:00pm-1:00am
(swing: 10:00pm-Midnight)
(blues: Midnight-1:00am)
No Cover
Saturday 16
Milt Trenier Birthday Party Hackney's on Lake
1514 E Lake St
Glenview, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm-10:00pm
No Cover (reservations recommended)
facebook event facebook event Galaxie Nite (lindy hop, swing)
The Special 20's facebook page (blues)
Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 9:00pm
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
$15 donation at the door
Dan Whitaker and the Shinebenders (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Rebels Swing Dance Club home page facebook page (west coast swing) The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Doors Open: 7:30pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson: $5, Dance: $10 ($6 for members)
Sunday 17
Michael Flack Octet (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
Sunday Night Swing (lindy hop, swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day wikipedia article
Dale Watson home page myspace page (country, alternative, americana)
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing)
Martyrs
3855 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:30pm
Cover: $12
Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 19
The Rhythm Rockets (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) Martini Park facebook page facebook page
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Wednesday 20
The Western Elstons (country, rockabilly, western swing) Simon's Tavern
5210 N Clark St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 21
Yoko Noge and The Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
Paul Marinaro (jazz) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-11:30pm
Cover: $10
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
facebook event Killer Diller Record Hop (jive, jitterbug, stroll, bop) Simone's
960 W 18th St
Chicago, IL (map)
DJs: 9:30pm-1:30am
No Cover
Friday 22
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
The Rhythm Rockets (jazz, rhythm & blues, swing) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $10
Deep Chicago Rhythm Owls (american roots music) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Eddie Clendening (rockabilly, country, pop) with
Joel Paterson and The Modern Sounds myspace page facebook page youtube channel (blues, jazz, western swing) and
Ruby Ann (rockabilly, country, rock)
Ventrella's
4947 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:00am
$5 suggested donation
facebook event Bluetopia (blues dancing) American Tango Institute
325 N Hoyne Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (blues dance): 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJs: 9:00pm-2:00am
Cover: $8
X Dance home page facebook group (west coast swing) The Centre at North Park
10040 Addison Ave
Franklin Park, IL (map)
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 8:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Lesson and Dance: $10 ($8 for members), Dance only: $8 ($5 for members)
Saturday 23
facebook event The Krank Daddies myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel (psychobilly, rockabilly, punk)
Thee Invaders myspace page facebook page twitter stream (garage, surf, gospel)
Kevin Flynn and The Avondale Ramblers home page myspace page facebook group (chicago irish rock)
Pearls Mahone and The OneEyed Jacks home page myspace page facebook page (rockabilly, roots music, country)
The Fisticuffs myspace page facebook page twitter stream (punk, rock, folk)
Bottom Lounge home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream youtube channel
1375 W Lake St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-1:00am
$8 ($5 in advance)
facebook event Robert Gordon and The Gang They Couldn't Hang

featuring:

Robert Gordon home page myspace page (rockabilly, blues)
Chris Spedding home page myspace page (rock, rockabilly, punk) (Roxy Music)
Slim Jim Phantom home page myspace page (rockabilly) (Stray Cats)
Glen Matlock home page myspace page (pop punk, punk, rock) (Sex Pistols)

with:

The Del Moroccos (r&b, rock, rockabilly)
The Honeybees home page myspace page facebook group twitter stream (rockabilly, r&b, other)
Hot Rod Hucksters (rockabilly, psychobilly, country)
Abbey Pub home page myspace page facebook page twitter stream
3420 W Grace St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-2:00am
Cover: $30 ($25 in advance)
The Sons of Susan (roots music, blues, western swing) Duke's Hideaway
6920 N Glenwood Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm
The Hoyle Brothers youtube channel (country, 2-step, western swing) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Chicago Jitterbug Club (jitterbug, swing) Elks Lodge (No. 1596)
4428 Midlothian Tpke
Crestwood, IL (map)
8:00pm-Midnight
Donation: $8 ($5 for members)
Sunday 24
John Burnett Orchestra (big band swing)
11th Anniversary Party
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
facebook event Shout Section Big Band home page myspace page facebook page (jazz, swing, funk) Louis Room @
Norris University Center
1999 Campus Dr
Evanston, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm
Show: 8:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $7 ($5 for students)
Sunday Night Swing (lindy hop, swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Monday 25
facebook event Swing Nights at Fizz facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Fizz Bar and Grill
3220 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm
DJs: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6 ($4 w/Student ID)
Tuesday 26
The Flat Cats (swinging jazz and blues) Martini Park facebook page facebook page
151 W Erie St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
No Cover
Bill Porter Orchestra (big band jazz) Green Dolphin Street
2200 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $10
Wednesday 27
Royal Garden Jazz Band (traditional jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:00pm
Cover: $10
The Sons of Susan (roots music, blues, western swing) Katerina's
1920 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm-Midnight
Cover: $5
Swing Dancing at Frankie's Blue Room facebook page (lindy hop, swing) Frankie's Blue Room
16 W Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-12:30am
Cover: $7 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
Swing Night (lindy hop, swing) Esteban's
1550 N Route 59
Naperville, IL (map)
Lessons: 7:30pm-8:30pm
DJ: 8:30pm-11:30pm
Cover: $5
Thursday 28
Yoko Noge and The Jazz Me Blues Band (jazz & blues) Andy's Jazz Club
11 E Hubbard St
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cover: $10
Country Night in Berwyn facebook page
Long Gone Lonesome Boys (country, bluegrass, alternative)
Jessica Jane and the Irreplaceables (blues, soul, funk)
Gin Palace Jesters home page (country, rockabilly, bluegrass)
Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 8:30pm
Cover: $5
The Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra (big band swing & jazz) The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $6
Friday 29
facebook event Blue Line Riders facebook page (country, americana, western swing) The Empty Bottle home page myspace page facebook page facebook group
1035 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 5:30pm-7:30pm
No Cover
Bruce Daigrepont youtube (cajun) Irish American Heritage Center
4626 N Knox Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:45pm-8:15pm
Show: 8:15pm-11:00pm
Cover: $15
Susie Gomez (rockabilly) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-1:30am
No Cover
Chicago Swing Dance Society (lindy hop, swing)
Java Jive (lindy hop, swing)
Ida Noyes
1212 E 59th St
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 8:00pm-9:00pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
No Cover
facebook event Lindy/Blues May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lessons: 8:00pm & 8:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-Midnight
Cover: $15 (lessons and dance), $10 (dance only), $5 (after 11:00pm)
facebook event Fast Friday (for fast dancing to fast music; lindy hop, swing, balboa, and more...) Galaxie Chicago
2603 W Barry Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Balboa): 8:30pm
DJ: 9:00pm-1:00am
Cover: $7
Saturday 30
The Lawrence Peters Outfit (country) The California Clipper
1002 N California Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Show: 10:00pm-2:30am
No Cover
Swing Dancing (lindy hop, swing) First Evangelical Free Church
5255 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson: 7:00pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:00pm
No Cover
Sunday 31
Chicago Grandstand Big Band (big band jazz) Fitzgerald's Nightclub
6615 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL (map)
Show: 6:00pm-9:30pm
Cover: $10 ($5 - 17 and under)
Sunday Night Swing (lindy hop, swing) Willowbrook Ballroom
8900 Archer Ave
Willow Springs, IL (map)
Lesson: 6:30pm-7:30pm
DJ: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Cover: $10
SOS! (Swing On Sundays) (west coast swing) May I Have This Dance
5246 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL (map)
Lesson (Hustle): 6:00pm
Lesson (West Coast Swing): 6:30pm
DJ: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cover: $10 (Lesson and DJ), $5 (DJ only)
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