Dueling Pianos~8 pm
Every last Saturday of the month is dueling pianos at District! An interactive musical comedy experience that engages audience members and makes YOU the star of the show! Featuring Dario Radio, the best Chicago has to offer! Dario Radio has a complete array of music selections. So even the most ridiculous requests will be attempted… and who knows, we might hand the mic over to you!
COUNTRY NIGHT; Eric Paslay~ Doors Open at 8 pm
Eric Paslay definitely knows how to craft a hit song. Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Love and Theft and the Eli Young Band have all scored No. 1 singles thanks to Paslay’s songwriting prowess, but fans who have seen him on stage will testify there is so much more to the tall, Texas redhead than his excellent songwriting chops. Paslay is a charismatic performer and a potent vocalist who knows how to connect with an audience. As his debut album’s lead single “Friday Night” reached the No. 1 spot, Paslay has arrived as an artist in his own right.
“Friday Night”, Paslay’s first No. 1 single as an artist, serves as an inviting preview to his EMI Records Nashville debut album. The vibrant collection of songs cover a wide expanse of emotional territory from the aching ballad “She Don’t Love You”, Paslay’s latest single, to his clever up tempo, Top 10 hit “Song About A Girl” and the poignant, uplifting “Deep As It Is Wide.” Working with producers Marshall Altman, Daniel Hill and Billy Lynn, Paslay has created a colorful sonic landscape. “Life isn’t always the same heartbeat so I don’t want to have an album of songs at the same tempo,” Paslay says of the musical and lyrical diversity displayed on his eponymous debut. “Every song has a shimmer of everyone’s life in it from the memories of falling in love to living with someone for the rest of your life and knowing that there’s something at the end of the tunnel to live for. Some of it is not too deep and some of it is.”
Stache! uses a creative blend of song arrangement and skilled musicianship to bring a unique twist to everything from today’s pop hits to the 80s rock anthems you’ve been loving for years. Stache recreates current radio hits without the use of backing tracks, and mixes them into a setlist filled with perennial rock and dance favorites from across the radio dial. It’s music like you’ve never heard before!
Mike and Joe~ 10 pm
Mike and Joe is a really good modern rock cover band based out of Chicago. It’s kind of as simple as that. “Kind of,” except for the fact that the band is widely regarded by it’s peers as one of the very best sounding cover bands in the entire nation. It’s impressive.
But what makes an average listener walk away thinking, “That was really good.” “I liked that a lot.” ” I want to see that again.” The answer is the best possible one; and that is quality. This is a living, breathing, organic “band’s band.” No backing tracks or pre-programmed instruments are used. No sounds rolling off a computer somewhere. Just four of the most solid and passionate musicians playing . . . as one . . . with the gift of delivering a concert experience while simultaneously compelling their audience to dance and sing along. Its rock, it’s fun, and it’s quality. The guitarists utilize their acoustic guitars deftly in a way that most cover acts don’t touch. Add 4 part harmony and a smashmouth drummer who hits for real, and you have delightful versatility. And the set list? It’s a smile inducing mix of rock-pop songs from the 90s and 2000s…with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.
Mike and Joe mix, match, and perfect hand selected hits and timeless favorites. They bring down the house with today’s hottest hits while rocking favorite childhood jams. Mike and Joe are not just your normal cover band, they’re a true BAND that plays covers.
Black Stone Cherry w/ Shamans Harvest ~ Doors at 7pm
Black Stone Cherry bridges the gap between the blue collar craftsmanship of dirty, bluesy, ballsy, pedal-to-the-metal Hard Rock steeped in the ancestral lineage of Southern Rock and the warm, broad embrace of the rock radio mainstream. There’s enough boot stomping, soulful meat-and-potatoes in the Kentucky band’s stew to invigorate Middle America, with the melodic chops to conquer the worldwide stage.
The Allman Brothers and Metallica meeting up, getting drunk, raising some hell and then crashing into a big brawl together, only to have Robert Johnson break it all up? That’s essentially the sound of Black Stone Cherry.
The Black Stone Cherry sound is as timeless as a backyard barbecue, a rundown farmhouse or a worn-in pair of Levi’s, but as forward thinking as anything generated by the millennial crowd in the modern age. 2014’s Magic Mountain carries the torch for the brightest moments of Classic Rock history, but it’s no throwback. The energy, enthusiasm and skill of today’s best rock n’ rollers keeps one Black Stone Cherry boot planted in the future, even as they call upon the musical ghosts of the past.
The band’s substantial catalog has given birth to a bevy of rock radio staples like “White Trash Millionaire,” “In My Blood” and “Please Come In.” It’s all driven by the vocal charisma and vibrant lead guitar shred of Chris Robertson, the driving dynamic crunch of guitarist Ben Wells, the rhythmic pulse of bassist Jon Lawhon and the always-in-the-pocket groove of drummer John Fred Young, all of whom add their voices to Black Stone Cherry’s soaring melodies and instantly accessible vibe.
Pauly Shore~ 7 pm OR 9 pm (2 Shows; 2 Seatings)
Stand-up comic, actor, writer, director Pauly Shore tasted super-stardom in 1990 when his precedent-setting MTV show “Totally Pauly” hit the airwaves to major fan approval. The show ran for six years, leading him to television and film roles. In 1993, he wrote and starred in a one-hour HBO television special, Pauly Does Dallas, which drew in even more loyal fans.
He had roles in films from 1988, providing supporting comedy relief, but it was the wildly popular Encino Man (1992), partnered with Sean Astin and Brendan Fraser, that put Pauly on the map. Films followed, including Son in Law (1993), In the Army Now (1994), Jury Duty (1995), Bio-Dome (1996) and The Curse of Inferno (1997). He provided voices in animated features such as Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) and The Goofy Movie Franchise (1995/2000).
His first album, “The Future of America,” was named Best Comedy Album by the college music journalists in 1991, while the National Association of Record Merchandisers nominated his second album, “Scraps from the Future,” for a Best Sellers Award.Pauly has made several appearances in recent years as a recurring guest on Howard Stern’s late-night show, as well as David Letterman’s talk show. He
tours the country with his stand-up comedy act.
In 2003, Shore produced, wrote, directed and starred in Pauly Shore Is Dead, a semi-autobiographical mockumentary, and in 2005 starred in the reality television series Minding the Store. His production company, Landing Patch Productions, has produced multiple films and specials: Natural Born Komics (2007), Adopted (2009), Vegas Is My Oyster (2011), and Pauly~tics (2012).
We Are Harlot~ Doors Open at 7pm
Candlebox “Acoustic”~ Doors Open at 7pm
Country night with Jamie Campbell & the Redneck Romeos~10pm
Dynamic… Fierce… Wildly entertaining… Charmingly charismatic…
Just six of the buzz words consistently used to describe this 6 piece Midwest country-rock powerhouse, Jamie Campbell and the Redneck Romeos.
Formed in 2011, this award-winning group— chosen in 2013 to appear on a TV REALITY SERIES titled “Band Rescue”- pairing them with celebrity musicians to give them an upper edge in their quest to the top— with 2 songs currently spinning on radio both nationally and internationally, has quickly rocketed to the top in their region. They’ve also began to make a name for themselves in Nashville, playing clubs like Cadillac Ranch, Tootsies and more.
Country Night with Southern Charm~ 10pm
Southern Charm is a red-hot high energy country band. Formed in November of 2010, Southern Charm has been turning heads in the stateline area. Their dynamic live performances perfectly complement their fun and bigger-than-life personalities. With incredible musical talent, astonishing vocal performances, and a repertoire that is unparalleled; Southern Charm is heating up honky tonk dance floors all across Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. The band plays both modern country hits as well as your all-time favorites. Southern Charm brings the twang to do your thang!
Wayland & Royal Bliss~ Doors Open at 7 pm