Andre Williams and the Goldstars

Andre "Mr. Rhythm" Williams is a R&B legend, and you may not even know it. He wrote "Shake A Tail Feather," and sang such uber-raunch cult classics as "Bacon Fat" (covered by the Cramps), "Greasy Chicken," and the epitome of songs about little girls, "Jail Bait." He worked at seminal labels such as Motown, Chess, and Fortune. He wrote songs for, or produced folks Ike Turner, Parliament/Funkadelic, Edwin Starr and Stevie Wonder. The guy is like music's version of Zelig; he's been everywhere, man. Yeah, baby.

After a few hard years in... er... retirement, he stormed back in the late 90's with a record of smutty garage punk called Silky recorded with members of the Demolition Doll Rods and the Dirt-Bombs. Since then he has recorded with the Sadies, Jon Spencer, Two-Star Tabernacle (which included a very young Jack White) and many others. His resurgence of popularity (and notoriety) continues as he tours the world. Recently he was the subject of a documentary, Agile, Mobile, Hostile that premiered at the 2008 SXSW Film Festival. Andre tells it like it is, and if you get all bashful and shit with the blue language, you might want to steer clear--this guy can make Redd Foxx (who gave him his nickname, by the way) look like Bill Cosby. Don't let the shtick fool you, though, the man has put together some of the most bad-ass soul shakers in the history of music. He strips away all the bells and whistles and shoots musical arrows right to your goodie spot. Music at its most feral.

Bailey Dee’s Late Nite Bait


My name is Bailey Dee!
I'm a multi-instrumentalist gear nut currently living/working/rocking in
the great city of Chicago, IL. You may see me around town with multiple groups but don't be confused! I've just got a lot of music to share!

The Bama Lamas

Now I know what you're thinkin'... rock n roll is dead.

Well, The Bama Lamas aren't going to sit around and wait to be placed in a nice tidy bucket - we play rock n roll - pure and simple. The kind of raunch you can feel deep down in your soul. Our love for scratchy R&B, Soul, and Rock N Roll 45's brought us together - became our blueprint for saving your sorry souls. The records that make you want to jump out of your skin and hit the dance floor happy just to be alive!

Yeah, we still believe in the power of rock n roll and want to shove it down your throat one gut bustin' howl at a time.

Gin Palace Jesters

Chicago's original honky-tonk fools, the Gin Palace Jesters are purveyors of the finest in hard hitting hillbilly Honky-tonk, Country Boogie and Western Swing . Infused with a deep and sincere fondness for all traditional American musical styles, the sound of the Gin Palace Jesters could best be described as being akin to the sounds of Country Music's "Golden" age.

The North Avenue Stompers

It isn’t often that a gang of veterans manages to put down the beers long enough to form a group, but it’s to our benefit that they have. Collectively the five of them have over 100 years of performing experience. Emerging from the corner of North & Elston, The North Ave. Stompers bring a hard driving rhythm & blues sound that hasn’t been heard in these parts in years. The classic lineup of stand up bass, guitar, drums, saxophone and vocals, rocks like Duane Eddy and swings like Louis Jordan. It’s definitely an all-star cast of guys who have paid dues and travelled around many blocks. With Screamin’ Eric Sheridan (Uptown Rhythm Kings) on vocal duties, Brian Lueck (HiFi & the Roadburners, No Empathy) on drums, Billy Favata (Demented Are Go, Wreckin’ Ball, Torturing Elvis, Rockin’ Bill and the Wild Coyotes) beating the bass, Jason Larsen (The Peelers, The Stranger, Thee Invaders, Andre Williams, Bailey Dee) on guitar and Denis McQuinn on sax (HiFi & the Roadburners, Deal’s Gone Bad), The North Ave. Stompers will have you feeling that maybe there is hope for the world.

Wreckin Ball

Started in 1993 by Randy Dell (formerly of HIFI and The Road burners) , Billy Favata (Formerly of Demented Are Go), and Randy Meissner; Wreckin' Ball established themselves as one of the pioneering psychobilly acts in the Midwest and in the United States in general. With their howling vocals, furious guitar work, slappin' bass, angry beats, and depraved lyrical content; The world was soon exposed to the psychotic energy of Wreckin' Ball style psychobilly. Wreckin' Ball is back and ready to explode onto the music scene to remind everyone what Psychotic Rock 'n' Roll is all about!



The proceeds from this show are going to: the Tree House Humane Society and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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