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L.A. Guns

October 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm


L.A. Guns, w/:

  • Hessler
  • Loveblast
  • Drama Queen

@ The Forge
Thursday, October 11
Show = 7:30 pm
Doors = 6:30 pm
All Ages
Tickets = $18


HesslerHESSLER is a guitar driven heavy metal band from Chicago known for their energetic live performances. HESSLER has globally put out four releases and seven music videos without a label or support from outside forces. They have toured the U.S. & Canada, performed with an array of major acts, and are the subject of a documentary that has won film awards in numerous festivals.

Formed in 2008 by vocalist/guitarist Igz Kincaid, HESSLER built a following in the Chicago music scene through consistent performances and heavy promotion. The first release, titled ‘Bad Blood’ was put out in 2011 and the band performed nationally in support including at SXSW & Rocklahoma.

HESSLER has shared the stage with Slash, Buckcherry, All That Remains, Steel Panther, W.A.S.P., Sebastian Bach, DORO, Michael Schenker, RATT, U.F.O., Cinderella, Loudness, U.D.O., Skid Row, Dirkschneider, Hammerfall, L.A. Guns, D-A-D, John 5, Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden), Sister Sin, Crashdiet, Otep, Butcher Babies, Wednesday 13, The Last Vegas, Delain and many more. (Source)

Love Blast

loveblastIn a time when Disney rules the Billboard Hot 100 and electric guitars seem to be nowhere in sight, the future of rock n’ roll music certainly seems bleak. In the ashes of what seems to be a lost art form, countless bands and fans across the world struggle to revive some semblance of the music they love. However, as the musical climate continues to change, it seems as though fans are hungry for that same excitement that only timeless rock n’ roll can provide. LOVEBLAST from Chicago, Illinois is ready to deliver just that. . .

When it comes to songs, LOVEBLAST does it all! From the arena-ready bombast of “Harder & Faster,” and “Things That Bite,” to the 1940’s flavored musings of “Goodbye My Darling,” it all sounds like LOVEBLAST, and it all kicks ass! No matter what approach the band takes, LOVEBLAST songs boast huge choruses and AOR Hooks galore. In addition to their high caliber songwriting, LOVEBLAST’s music showcases the blistering and passionate guitar work by what is likely to be the next great guitar duo, Brian Durbin and Brian Gilmanov. The songs are locked down by a powerhouse rhythm section that features the raunchy, grooving bass lines of Johnny Rox, and the hard hitting drum talent of Jeff Dewbray. Durbin’s heart for rock n’ roll music and vocal delivery provides a unique touch, updating the band’s sound and separating them from just another 80’s rock revivalist band. Whether it is communicated through live performance, or the band’s exceptional debut album, all of these elements are delivered with the grit and conviction of any legendary rock n’ roll band. 

Most of all, LOVEBLAST is all about fun, and high-octane performance is what LOVEBLAST does best! After witnessing her first LOVEBLAST concert in January of 2010, Gina Planell, writer/photographer for Chicago’s Rock, reported, “They are wickedly sensational, a ticking time bomb, a love drug, and an explosion all in one. I understood the name ‘LOVEBLAST’ immediately.” Above everything else, LOVEBLAST’s goal is to ensure that everyone in the crowd leaves with a smile on their face, and that is why the band has no issue with living up to the phrase, “The Hottest Band in Chicagoland,” night after night. 

LOVEBLAST are breaking down walls internationally as well as locally, infecting audiences everywhere with their unique brand of rock n’ roll. The band is currently supporting their debut album, recorded by Chuck Macak of Electrowerks Music Production, and it is receiving excellent reviews all over the world. The ballad “Goodbye My Darling,” was listed as one of the songs of the year for 2010 in the annual Rock Realms Awards.

With their infectious songwriting and stunning on-stage performance, the sky is the limit for the future of LOVEBLAST! (source)

Drama Queen

drama queenDRAMA QUEEN is an all-original commercial Hard Rock band out of Rockford, IL. The band recently recruited Jim Michelsen, Tara Sheetz and J-Ro Rostamo in February 2018. They are currently preparing for live performances and the summer festival season. Drama Queen’s songs are very marketable COMMERCIAL HARD ROCK – “very catchy”, sell-able and appealing to the 80’s Hard Rock fan base. With over 20 million plays on SoundCloud and currently in rotation on multiple radio stations throughout the world, Drama Queen’s music is being heard everywhere.

If you like: Bon Jovi, Dokken, Whitesnake, Great White, Ratt, Winger, Warrant, Kiss, Areosmith, Van Halen, Cinderella, Skid Row, AC/DC, Night Ranger, Guns N Roses, Cheap Trick, Def Leppard, Foreigner, LA Guns, Britney Fox, Metal, Lynch Mob, Bang Tango, Quiet Riot, Scorpions, Sammy Hagar, Enuff Z’Nuff, Firehouse, White Lion, Dangerous Toys, Damn Yankees, Stryper, Poison, Kix, Motley Crue, Danger Danger, Helix, Saigon Kick, Alice In Chains and Faster Pussycat, then you will like DRAMA QUEEN! (Source)


October 11, 2018
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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The Forge
22 W. Cass St.
Joliet, IL 60432 United States
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(815) 280-5246