Lumineers @Allstate Arena on 1/20/17

You could have seen the Lumineers play the Music Joint on 10/14/11. Just one of the many reasons why you should regularly check out the little known bands on the schedule. Lots of hidden gems worth finding!   Lumineers @Reggies past Show Details here Get Early Access To Lumineers Allstate Arena Tickets http://wxrt.cbslocal.com/2016/10/05/get-early-access-to-lumineers-allstate-arena-tickets/

Glenn Hughes Review

Great recap of the Glenn Hughes show By: Philamonjaro Studio | Video: Wyatt Brake Hope you were there to see it! If not see what you missed. http://tomorrowsverse.com/story/photos-video-setlist-recap-glenn-hughes-reggies-82516-32088.html

NIU WHITE SOX DAY

Pregame Festivities Come visit the NIU Alumni Association outside Gate 5 and get a giveaway from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Mission and Victor E. will be there to greet you and you can get a photo with them. NIU Athletics will also be offering fans ticket deals for the Nov. 9 Huskie Chi-Town Showdown, when the NIU football team takes on the Toledo Rockets at U.S. Cellular Field. Another option is to visit Reggies, an NIU alum-owned bar near…

Progtoberfest II News

Christina O’Neill over at Prog Magazine does a featured write up about Progtoberfest II coming to Reggies on October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. Check it out here The Security Project is just one of many great bands on the line up this year. Featuring: Jerry Marotta Trey Gunn Brian Cummins David Jameson Michael Cozzi Live 1 by Security Project

4/16/16 Record Store Day @ Record Breakers

To a music lover, Record Store Day is arguably more crucial to take part in than the conventional holidays we spend with distant relatives. It’s a golden opportunity for record stores and indie bands to market, and cities are flooded with free underground events. The music lovers wake up early to flock to their favorite record store and scour through the vinyl racks to find limited editions. Record Store Day was sparked in 2007 by a Bull Moose employee who…

SUPER BOWL “L” AT REGGIES!

SUPER BOWL “L” AT REGGIES! Come celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the big game at Reggies –Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos. Why would you stay at home and watch the winners of these contests will win $50 in Reggies bucks (good for food, drinks, the record store and shows). Game starts at 6:30 PM. See you here!

A FUNERAL NO ONE ATTENDED

A FUNERAL NO ONE ATTENDED The digital disc, which has been hanging on by a thread in the record store ever since the late ‘90s, has finally made its exit. They’ve been piled into the darkness of a storage unit somewhere in the city. The CD racks have been removed from the space they inhabited at Record Breakers and a blank floor is waiting for the new vinyl racks in construction. Hipsters just don’t appreciate the digital quality of a…

REGGIES INTERNSHIPS – Apply Spring 2016!

REGGIES INTERNSHIPS – Apply Spring 2016! Need something to do this upcoming spring? How about an internship at your local bar, record store AND music venue, Reggies? (because c’mon we all know whatever cute skills you got in class aren’t going to get you employed). In the first couple weeks you’ll find out how those colorful posters end up tacked on walls across the venue – interns. Boring sure at moments, but necessary. While you’re in the bathrooms (guy’s somehow…

RECORD BREAKERS IN-STORE SHOWCASE #3 – 12 DECEMBER

RECORD BREAKERS IN-STORE SHOWCASE #3 – 12 DECEMBER This was the “grunge showcase” – Lever being the “4-piece bipolar grunge pop” and New Oceans the “gritty, distorted sound” reminiscent of ‘90s Seattle. Watching these bands perform in their little space would’ve woken up any tired person on a Saturday afternoon who hasn’t managed to wake up yet. Did I mention feedback? Lever’s four members were convulsing on the stage, especially the lead singer Jon Babin, who’s absent his usual guitar…

REGGIES IN-STORE SHOW SERIES – 14 NOVEMBER

REGGIES IN-STORE SHOW SERIES – 14 NOVEMBER Record Breakers hosted its second show in a series on 14 November with a dose of thrash metal. First on the bill were “Richardson” Richardson, a duo of two bassists with a drum machine. They hammered through their first set with a mix of “punk for metalheads and metal for poseurs.” After a fifteen minute tear down and set up intermission, Reggies Intern, Julian’s band took the small swath of rug behind the…

A BRIEF HISTORY OF RECORDING AND SHARING MUSIC

A BRIEF HISTORY OF RECORDING AND SHARING MUSIC When people think of Thomas Edison, most think of the lightbulb (or all the inventions he didn’t credit to Tesla), but his early recording device, the phonograph, began the music industry as well. Played on a phonograph is a cylinder with engraved grooves into which sounds were impressed. As the earliest medium for recording and reproducing sound, the phonography cylinder was used commercially to playback music from the 1890’s to the 1920’s….

COME SPEND YOUR NIGHT AT REGGIES!

COME SPEND YOUR NIGHT AT REGGIES! Reggies is your local smorgasbord of things to do on any night. You can visit the Music Joint bar and grill which features great food, craft beers and a hazy atmosphere that’ll increase your buzz. Live acts play on the Joint stage almost every night. Need some air or a view of the skyline? Visit the roof deck bar. Then after your outdoor excursion, you can check out the Rock Club to see if…

REGGIES’ IN-STORE SERIES – 17 OCTOBER

Did you miss your opportunity to see some free punk bands at Record Breakers last weekend? Bummer, we feel bad for you. The show started at 4PM after Ultrahazard set up and went through a sound-check. Blue-haired Saffron and Violet up front powered through a set of punk rock and ska with Eli and Nick keeping the rhythm in the back on bass and drums. Record Breakers began to fill up – at least twenty people were spread between the…

Los Lobos Live From Studio X

  The Music Joint was the secret location, Los Lobos were the guest performers, Two Brothers Brewery was the not so secret sponsor. WXRT brought an outstanding surprise to Reggies in another episode of Live From Studio X ! Listeners on the radio got to hear classic hits (opening with Will The Wolf Survive), and new music from the soon-to-be-released CD, as well as interviews with members of the iconic band for the 30 minute live radio broadcast. Another 100…

Thrillist knows where to go in the South Loop

Jay Gentile picks Reggies as the place to visit in the South Loop. “This kick-ass music venue/record store/restaurant is easily one of the coolest places in the city, if not the country. And offbeat events like the Pancakes & Booze art shows, trips to Hawks games inthe party bus, and balls-out live band karaoke only add to its reach.” Read the full article here

Dads: Record Breakers In-Store Review

Joining us for their very first in-store, Dads brought out a solid group of fans who were just as excited to be here as the band. Even without John’s energetic drumming (as they decided to do the in-store without his kit), he and Scott created a dynamic and intimate performance that had a firm grip on our ears and hearts with their personal lyrics,pass it up, and since they just finished their U.S tour, you might as well buy their…

Every Time I Die Ticket Giveaway

Pre Order “Dear Youth” before Nov 17th, by stopping in Record Breakers. Or by calling 312-949-0125 and ordering for a chance to win tickets to see EveryTime I Die at Concord Music Hall on December 7th

4-26-14 Dark Lord Day Shuttle

Bus Photo Taken By Ceil Stahr on the 2011 DLD Trip It’s that time of the year for fans of Dark Lord Day. Let us help make your trip more enjoyable. Hop on Reggies Rock Bus and head out to Park up and Enjoy Great Food and Drink before hopping on the Bus. We’ll have a $10 All You Can Eat Buffet for you to enjoy! It’s first come first serve on the rides. Two buses will be available to…

Elton John Album Nights

Attention fans of Elton John. Singer/Entertainer Brian Harris, known as Simply Elton will be performing Elton John Albums at Reggies Music Joint on various Sunday’s over the next few months beginning on 4/27/14. Brian was just interviewed by the good people over at Elton John World (A fan site of all things Elton and more) Read the article with Simply Elton here. Show Dates and Full Details here. Simply Elton Performing “Your Song”

Metal Church “is ready to bring it”

Check out what Limelight Magazine has to say about the current Metal Church Tour here. On 2/26/14 Metal Church is playing Reggies Chicago As a special bonus, It’s an all metal night of canadian pharmacy WOWO with host Tim Mix and metal legends Metal Church co-hosting! Sign up now to play some records with the band. RSVP to rsvpreggies@gmail.com No albums to play? Head up to Record Breakers where you can borrow used and opened vinyl to play during your…

Before There Was Punk, There Was a Band Called Death

(December 4th, 2013 Chicago, IL) – Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols, or even The Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early 70’s formed a punk band in their spare bedroom during the era of Motown and Disco. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now receiving their long over due recognition as true rock pioneers. Death will be bringing their iconic sound to Reggies Rock Club, located…

10/19/13 XRT Haunted Houseboat

Join XRT at a Halloween costume party unlike anything you’ve experienced! oin XRT at a Halloween costume party unlike anything you’ve experienced! XRT’s Haunted Houseboat – a two hour Shoreline Sightseeing cruise on Saturday, October 19 from 6-8pm with XRT’s Jason Thomas. The only way you can get on board is by winning your spot! Cruisers will be treated to complimentary food from Reggie’s Music Joint and specials from Baderbrau Beer. Guests will be able to participate in the costume…

Record Breakers 25 Year Anniversary

25 Years goes by Super Fast. Even for a Record Store. Lp’s were on their way out with the invention of CD’s. Fast forward 25 Years and Lp’s are making a comeback. Why not? It’s has that Analog feel that gives off some warmth when listening to music. We’re celebrating with a huge sale 25% off Vinyl and 50% off all CD’s. That’s right starting this Friday October 4th, 2013 thru October 6th come on in and get some great…

MOONRUNNERS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014

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Rogue Host DJ

So, I was called in last second to host WOWO tonight, and was nervous as hell that I would fuck it up for everyone ! I sought comfort in an old friend and set a general theme of Rolling Stones music. No matter what the other DJs played, I could always follow their lead and bring it back to a Stones tune. They are plugged in to every genre. It was so awesome to have five new spinners out tonight….

Last Bolt Thrower Tickets to be released on 5/31

Come on out to the Bolt Thrower Pre-Party show and enter a drawing for the right to purchase tickets to Bolt Thrower on 6/1 or 6/2. Ten tickets numero gratis of the. will be made available to each show at the Pre-Party. Don’t miss out, no other tickets will be released.

Wax On Wax Off Wednesday’s Chatter Heating Up

Marc Fishman wrote an excellent article about the upcoming Wax On Wax Off Wednesday’s starting on May 8th at Reggies Music Joint. Read his article about the series posted on Gapers Block here. Have some old dusty vinyl you haven’t played in years, or just bought a new record that you can’t wait to share? It’s your turn to play your rare tracks, old classics, or hot off the press tracks. See the schedule WOWO Facebook Event Page Sign up…

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