09/22/2018 - 09/23/2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Punk The Burbs Fest 2! Bringing the best Punk/Ska/Pop Punk from the Midwest again!
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT:
THE RUN AROUND
BUMSY AND THE MOOCHERS
SOMETHING TO DO
BURY ME IN LIGHTS
THE LINDEN METHOD
TAKE THE REINS
SHORT STORY INC
Friskie Morris & Friends
Stupid Rad Merch Co.
School of Rock Plainfield
School of Rock Geneva
School of Rock Schaumburg
Creators: Jason (The Run Around) and Caitlin (Bumsy and The Moochers)
09/29/2018 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday September 29 – IMPERIAL KICKBOXING: UPRISE
By popular demand, this will be an OUTDOOR event BaseCamp Pub & Eatery!
Tickets on sale www.imperialkickboxing.com
Looking for all weights and levels. BOTH K-1 and MT Rules being matched! (as allowed by Illinois) Fighters and Coaches, SUBMIT YOUR INFO: https://imperialaction.wufoo.com/forms/z15zbczt05jwokn/
10/06/2018 - 10/07/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 2:00 am
Afterlife, Wealthy Habits, We-R-Music, Tony Rowe & Basecamp Present:
“Mike Jones Live at Basecamp”
We are excited to announce that we’re back with another Hip-Hop show at Basecamp on Saturday, October 6th. This time we bring you Mike Jones!
Despite the obvious odds stacked against him and the obstacles in his path, Houston-born hip-hop heavyweight Mike Jones overcame them all to become one of the most recognizable voices in rap music. Aided by a confident, charismatic flow, Mike Jones exploded onto the national scene in the summer of 2005 with the block-bending break out single “Still Tippin.'” Introducing the world to Texas culture, Mike Jones went on to sell 1.5 million units of his Warner Bros/Asylum Records debut Who Is Mike Jones? Now Mike Jones returns to tell the story of his extraordinary triumphs with the aptly titled sophomore album, The American Dream. And the playful lead single “Mr. Jones” is a perfect re-introduction for the mayor of H-town. Over a light piano loop, contrasting with heavy guitar riffs and an intense string section, Mike narrates through his wonderful world of popped trunks, candy-painted slabs and 84-spoked rims. “I didn’t wake up with a silver spoon,” says Mike. “I want to inspire all of my fans so they know that no matter what goes on in your life, you can achieve the American dream.” Just because Mike Jones has sliced himself a chunk of the American pie, it doesn’t mean that he always had money to burn. He earned every reward that has come his way. Using his own scraped-up pennies to pay for beats and studio time, he started his own independent label Ice Age back in 2001. Constantly pumping his music to DJs and strip clubs, Mike Jones caught the eye of the already established Swishahouse label CEO, Michael Watts. A year later, Jones signed a deal with the independent powerhouse. With four independent solo albums and more mixtape verses than could be counted, Mike had an instant following along the South and Mid-West. While Mike Jones still knows how to serve the street, he does have a more expressive side. “On The American Dream I’ve got more diverse subject matter; I’ve grown as a songwriter and I’m giving this CD a whole different look,” says Jones. “I came up off my popularity in the strip club so I still have to do songs like ‘I Know’ that are just right for the ladies that shake it up all night.” Added to the new album, this hometown hero is also preparing the release of a feature film debut of the same name loosely based on his grind and life story. “The movie is about going from zero to hero,” he explains. “It shows me working in the Jack in the Box when I just had dreams of being a rap star.” He is also proud proprietor of one of Houston’s most popular nightclubs Ice Age. You’ve got to give it to the man’ he’s a master brander. “The club’s been open for a year,” he says with pride. “It’s on the southwest side, and we get celebrities in there every Sunday. Eva Pigford, Vivica Fox, Vida Guerra, Morris Chestnutt, Tracy McGrady and Meagan Good are just a few of the people who have come through. You can see why I call myself the Mayor.” That just may be an understatement after Mr. Jones tells his tale of The American Dream: million dollar bank accounts, calling shots with his own label and flossing chromed-out big bodies. We may soon be calling him Mr. President.
More artist TBA!
11/02/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Misfits guitarist “Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein” continues his AS WE DIE World Abomination tour 2018 !!! October 9th- January 2nd !!! Supporting his second release “As We Die” a Monsterman Records/EMP release. New Merch Available. Meet and greet packages are available every stop of the way at https://monstermanrecords.myshopify.com/products/vip-meet-and-greet
11/02/2018 - 11/03/2018 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
” Doyle Live at Basecamp Venue ”
For table Reservations: Basecampmarketing1@gmail.c
We are beyond stoked to have Rock God/ Legend Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein performing Live at Basecamp! Formerly of the band Misfits, Doyle’s self entitled new project has been touring internationally as well as state side selling out shows!
Do Not miss this post halloween horror experience!
More about Doyle:
Legendary Ex-Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein has broken new ground with his solo project, “DOYLE”. A horror based hardrock/metal band of epic proportions. Still grinding out heavy riffs is the hulking monster himself, Doyle of Misfits fame,and Alex Story from ‘Cancerslug provides vocals filled with misanthropic rage, while still capturing the beauty of the dark side. Solidifying the quartet is Graham (ex-Graves, ex-Let It Burn) on bass, unifying the skull crushing sound that is the machine Doyle himself has put together. DOYLE cranks out music as scary as the Misfits, as doom laden as Black Sabbath, and has the same hard-hitting in your face style of metal as Motorhead or Slayer.
** Current Location…. HELL **
** Opening Acts **
Bumsy and the Moochers:
Behold, a splendid, spectacular six piece band from Chicago, IL. Our sound has been described as a fusion of 90s pop punk and ska. With melodic vocals, killer horn lines, and overall shredding, our songs are sure to get stuck in your head. A wise man once told us we found a way to put fun in a bottle and spray it all in your face while you are dancing.
The Run Around:
The year was 2006. The day was no different than any other Fall Day in Normal, IL. Five guys got together for the first time in a cramped basement to start what can be described as a true underdog story that they only slightly remember. Fueled by Admiral Nelson and a desire to write uninhibited Party Punk The band started playing house parties, winning numerous local battle of the bands and the hearts of every college kid they played in front of. To them this was success, they wanted to drink for free, and play one hell of a party every night. However, in the back of their minds they knew there was a great big world out there and if they ever wanted their brand of debauchery to reach the masses they’d have to expand on their college circuit.
In the Spring of 2009 frontman Jason Fein was surfing the world wide web, for what he still refuses to speak of, but in doing so he stumbled upon an International Battle of the bands. The winner of this contest got to play one of the main stages at SummerFest in Milwaukee, opening up for Blues Traveler and Tom Petty. Jason, not thinking much of it, decided for the hell of it he would enter their latest single “Runaway Mexico” into the contest. He didn’t even tell his band he did so for the first couple weeks. After all, there were 776 other bands across the world in this contest and they were just a small time College band. After the second week of being in the contest the band had climbed from the bottom to the 223rd spot. Thinking this was news worthy for his band mates he decided to mention it at that point. Within a month, the band had reached the top 50, two months, the top 10 and by the end of the first round the band had over 100,000 votes and was firmly locked in the number two spot. The top 4 bands went on to the final round which was three weeks of the world voting on their favorite band based on their entire catalog. Still, forever the underdogs the band knocked off three other more experienced bands to put them from a college basement band to playing the biggest Music Festival in the world.
Many bands would have peaked at this point. After all, how do you top that? Well, within a month of them playing the festival they had signed their first Management contract. This contract put them on stage at The famous Congress Theatre in Chicago. Shortly after that they signed their first record deal with the now defunct Window Licker Records but before that they released their most successful album up that point entitled Side Effects May Vary. The album’s biggest single “The DEA” got them nation radio play including Chicago’s late/great Q101. The band took this album and hit the road playing twenty different states across America and gaining hundreds of fans a night helping fund their completely DIY tour schedule. For This band, being independent and doing it themselves was never an issue. In fact, it’s what felt most natural. After all, in their heads they were still the band playing in that cramped basement in Normal, IL.
A year later and many management, artist development and record label conversations the band finally got tired of handling everything themselves. At this time they met Rafay Qamar, a young but driven band manager who immediately saw and fell in love with The Run Around brand. For the band, going to someone unknown but eager was exactly what they needed. Now, they could focus on writing the long awaited follow up album to Side Effects May Vary that their fans were growing more and more impatient for by the day.
In The Fall of 2012 The Run Around released what would easily be their most impressive and impactful body of work yet in Welcome to the Circus. Their CD release show was to a sold out Hard Rock Café in Chicago and they haven’t looked back yet. At the same time they released a video for their biggest single to date “Chicago” that has over 30,000 plays. Everyone that has heard that song has said the same thing “I can’t wait to hear that song in Chicago sport stadiums.” Since the release the band has helped pack and sometimes sell out The House of Blues, The Metro, Reggies, The Cubby Bear and Durty Nellies just to name a few.
Just like their music, The Run Around fans are rowdy and dedicated. One thing that hasn’t changed from the frat party basements, this bands stage show and energy goes unmatched. Their albums will draw you in, there live show will make you a lifelong fan.
12/08/2018 - 12/09/2018 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Midwest’s #1 Pink Floyd Show returns to the area for an exclusive 5-event run!
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