********Saturday Febuary 27th at Township in Chicago********
For one night only on the same stage and on the same night. Performing at Township located at 2200 N California ave. in Chicago will Be………..
Sunken Ships www.facebook.com/Sunken-Ships-303296112610/
Dorian Taj www.doriantaj.com www.facebook.com/doriantaj/
show starts at 9pm
*************Friday January 15th at Martyrs’**************
The band will be performing at Martyrs’ Friday January 15th which is located at 3855 N Lincoln Ave in Chicago IL Opening up will be Eves Twin Lover and Melanie Budd. We are very glad to be back performing on this stage where we can set up our show the best it can be. 1st Band will start at 9pm. Hope to see you out on this Winter Weekend.
Dorian Taj www.doriantaj.com https://soundcloud.com/doriantaj
Eves Twin Lover www.evestwinlover.com https://eves-twin-lover.bandcamp.com/
Melanie Budd http://www.melaniebudd.com/
************Friday December 18th at Township************
We will be performing at township located at 2200 n California in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood Opening will be “Shot Of Therapy” And “Prichard”. Show will start at 9 and cover is 7 bucks.
************Thursday Thanksgiving Night 2015 at Liars Club***********
The annual Thanksgiving night performance at Liars Club is upon us again. The Band will once again be performing on this strange tryp of a night. Set will start when the most hardcore of bar patrons feel like it should. Liars Club is Located at 1665 w Fullerton ave. in Chicago. (773) 665-1110
*************Friday September 25th at The Hideout In Chicago IL*************
Back at The Hideout with Miracles of Modern Science(Brooklyn), The Western Shore(Nashville) and Coins(Chicago) opening. The Hideout is located at 1354 W Wabansia in Chicago IL. First band on at 9:30. Dorian Taj at 11:30
*************Saturday July 25th at Reggies’ Rock Club in Chicago IL.*****************
SweetWater Brewing Company and Swizzle Steve will host
The band performing at Reggies Rock Room for the first time. We Have played the small room a few times and as our show has got bigger(Giant) we need the big room. The Lineup for the night will be
Bellwether Blues 8:15 to 9:00pm
OD jo 9:15 to 9:55pm
DORIAN TAJ 10:10 to 10:50pm
The Walters :05 to 12:15pm
$10 in advance $12 at the door
Reggies Rock Club
2109 S State St
Poster photo by David T. Kindler
SweetWater Brews on Special
******Saturday July 18th at Hemingway Fest in Oak Park IL. Sat. July 18th *********
We are excited to be Headlining the Hemingway block party Festival in Oak Park IL. this year. We will be doing an extended set and playing songs we don’t normally fit in our set. It will be located at Oak Park ave. between North Blvd. and Lake St. Our set will begin at 8pm and go to 10pm. Hope to see you there!!!!! See poster below for more info.
*************Friday June 26th at MotoBlot Fest 20015***********
We will be performing at this years MotoBlot Fest at Cobra Lounge’s outside stage. Our set will begin at 5:3pm. Cobra Lounge is Located at 235 n Ashland in Chicago. Full Fest Details in poster below.
************Friday June 5th At Reggies’ Music Joint in Chicago***********
We will be performing at Reggies’ Music Joint located at 2105 S State St. in Chicago.
We will be performing playing songs of the new record “Giant” and others. Sounds Del Mar, Jude Shuma and Dark Turn are also playing and all have some really great tunes.
9:15-10: Dark Turn
10:15- 11 Dorian Taj www.doriantaj.com
11:15-12: Sounds del Mar www.soundsdelmar.com
12:15 Jude Shuma www.facebook.com/judeshumamusic
***********Thursday May 21st at Strobe Recording inChicago
We will be performing a live in studio Strobe Session version of the new record “Giant”. After the 10 songs from “Giant” we will play select songs from previous releases. This will be recorded and video taped as part of the Strobe Sessions series . Doors at 7:30 There will be a opening set at 8pm from “Dead Beat” and Dorian Taj at 9pm BYOB and there is limited seating so if you want to make sure of a seat you can RSVP TO: firstname.lastname@example.org. Strobe is located at 2631 W Division in Chicago IL.
Please plan to arrive on time/ $10 donation http://stroberecording.com
****Friday April 24th 2015 at Livewire Lounge in Chicago*****
Dorian Taj performs songs from the new record “Giant” along with others from past releases. Also playing on the night is The Ladies and Gentleman and Viceroy
The Ladies and Gentleman
**Friday April 17th Dorian Taj opens for The Steepwater Band at Shank Milwaukee**
We will be Heading to Shank Hall which is Located at 1434 N. Farwell Ave in Downtown Milwaukee. We will Be opening for The Steepwater Band. 8pm. The Event Link is The Steepwater Band**Dorian Taj at Shank Hall in Milwaukee This will be one hell of a old school Rock in Roll experience. So if you are in the Area stop by. Shank Halls Website is www.shankhall.com. Hope to see you there.
**********Friday April 3rd at WIRE in Berwyn IL************
We will be performing at Wire in Berwyn Friday April 3rd opening for the Tom Fuller Band. Wire is located at 8815 Roosevelt Rd. in Berwyn IL. This is new club with all the fixings. Great stage, sound and environment. We play at 9pm and the cover is 10. Facebook link is Tom Fuller Band w/ Dorian Taj Ticket Link is http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5719185&pl=wire
********* Monday March 9th at Martyrs’ in Chicago*********
We will be at Martyrs’ in Chicago located at 3855 N Lincoln Ave. Playing songs of the new album “Giant” and a Few from past releases. Also on the bill is”Curio” and “Teach the fire”. Show starts at 8pm. Show link is Dorian Taj performs new record “Giant” at Martyrs’
***Friday November 21st at The Hideout with Prichard and Honda Pavarotti******
The band returns to The Hideout stage supporting the 10 song new record “Giant”. Also performing will be Prichard and Honda Pavarotti. You can pick up a vinyl copy of “Giant” at the show. Under 21 ok with parent or guardian.
www.hondapavarotti.comDorian Anthony Alexander Tajbakhsh, better known as Dorian Taj, is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL. He made his first records with the hardcore punk band Articles of Faith, whom he joined just prior to the recording of their first album, “Give Thanks” produced by Bob Mould. Afterwards, he played in the local noise band, End Result, appearing on their lone release, a 12″ EP called “Ward” released on Steve Albini’s Ruthless label.. He later formed a rock band called “Wait For Light”. After living in Los Angeles for a time, the band returned to Chicago to record the debut Album at Phil Bonnet’s Solid Sound.After a European tour Wait For Light disbanded. D.T. eventually began performing with a band under his own name, the longest being the the Aaron Bakker, Tom Atteberry, Alex Moore/Danny Severson incarnation. Releasing the Puppet Record(Joe Irizarry, John Hiler sessions), The Tobacco Record(The Dave Trumfio sessions) , and The Hating Game(Dan Dietrick, Ed Tinley, Jeff Boyd sessions).The current band which features Anthony Rubino-guitar, justin Loftus-bass and Danny Severson-drums have finished the new album “Giant” which is now released (2014.) You can check it out atwww.doriantaj.com or Hear “Rocket” and “No Future” off of “Giant” with links below.
Josh Hudson-piano, Guitar
poster by Daniel Rathbun www.danielrathbun.com
Wednesday October 22nd 2014
********Dorian Taj at The Owl with Housesitters ***********
The Band will be back on the stage performing songs from the just released album “Giant” and others from past releases. This will be the debut performance at The Owl located at 2521 N. Milwaukee in Chicago. Opening the night will be the new thing from Kevin Tihista and Mary Jane Lee called “Housesitters”. This will be a good one and we are excited. Show time will be about 9pm. No Cover www.doriantaj.com https://soundcloud.com/housesitters Dorian Taj at The Owl with Housesitters
*********Dorian Taj performs at MOTOBLOT 2014 Sunday June 15th************
The band will be performing at this years MOTOBLOT located outside of Cobra Lounge in Chicago. 235 N. Ashland at Fulton. this is a 3 day festival and we will be performing at 4:45pm on Sunday. June 15th Dorian Taj performs at MOTOBLOT Fest Chicago Sunday June 15th www.motoblot.com
Schedule for Sunday’s MOTOBLOT Outdoor Stage
Sunday June 15th
School of Rock Chicago – 12pm-1pm
Stunk show 1 1:05-2:30
Cochina Pistoleros 1:30pm-2:10
Black Actress 2:30-3:15
Stunt show 2 3:15-3:40
Bloody Spades 3:45-4:25pm
Dorian Taj 4:45-5:20
Tracer Bullet 5:45-6:25
Stunt show 3 6:25-6:45
Droids Attack 6:45-7:30
Evolve or Die:
The architects of Mods vs Rockers Chicago are making the bold move of creating a ALL NEW event. MvR Chicago had set the standard and spawned many impersonators in the last ten years and we feel that now is the time for a change.
The rally has greatly evolved from its modest beginings in 2005 with a handful of like- minded Cafe Racers and Scooterists hosting a grass roots gathering on Chicago’s North Lincoln Avenue to last years Mega Weekender with the Reverend Horton Heat headlining. The new event will no longer be a salute to the rival youth cultures of early sixties England but will now celebrates all of motorcycling’s rich culture and lifestyle.
On June 13th-15th, 2014, Steel Toe Press will launch the inaugural MOTOBLOT Vintage Motorcycle, Scooter & Hot Rod Car Rally.
BLOT: Origin is Norse Pagen; A Gathering to Worship with Sacrifice
MOTOBLOT 2014 will encompass all of motorcycling’s rich culture.
June 13: Friday Night VIP Punch-Up will begin at Isle of Man with an open bar and complimentary BBQ from Bricks II. At 9pm the event will move across the street to Martyrs’ for a Rockabilly Showcase.
June 14 & 15: Saturday and Sunday the festival will moveto Chicago’s historic, Fulton Street and Cobra Lounge. Fulton Street will be closed at Ashland and will host our outdoor festival with a Motorcycle / Hot Rod Car Show, an outdoor stage with our Rockabilly Rumble and Pin-Up Contest and a Motocentric Vendors Paddock.
*************Dorian Taj Record Release Show For “Giant” at The Hideout*************
Thursday May 15th at The Hideout located at 1354 w. Wabansia in Chicago at 9:00pm
Find TicketsTickets Availablewww.ticketfly.com
Time to put working on “Giant” to rest and work on getting it out. We will perform the entire record in order and some others that you might want to hear.
DORIAN TAJ www.doriantaj.com
Also on the bill
Dorian Anthony Alexander Tajbakhsh, better known as Dorian Taj, is a guitarist and singer/songwriter from Chicago, IL. He made his first records with the hardcore punk band Articles of Faith, whom he joined just prior to the recording of their first album, “Give Thanks” produced by Bob Mould. Afterwards, he played in the local noise band, End Result, appearing on their lone release, a 12″ EP called “Ward” released on Steve Albini’s Ruthless label.. He later formed a rock band called “Wait For Light”. After living in Los Angeles for a time, the band returned to Chicago to record the debut Album at Phil Bonnet’s Solid Sound.After a European tour Wait For Light disbanded. D.T. eventually began performing with a band under his own name, the longest being the the Aaron Bakker, Tom Atteberry, Alex Moore/Danny Severson incarnation. Releasing the Puppet Record(Joe Irizarry, John Hiler sessions), The Tobacco Record(The Dave Trumfio sessions) , and The Hating Game(Dan Dietrick, Ed Tinley, Jeff Boyd sessions).The current band which features Anthony Rubino-guitar, justin Loftus-bass and Danny Severson-drums are finishing the new album “Giant” which will be released in early 2014. You can check it out atwww.doriantaj.com and hear some work in progress mixes of “between Angels” , “No Future”, and ” S&H Green Stamps below”.
*****************Saturday March 22nd At The Gallery Cabaret*****************
One more time at the place we have been playing our new record “Giant” at before it is released. This one will be the one. Link:Celebrate Dylan’s Birthday w/ Los Moruchos, Dorian Taj, and the Phantom Limbs! The Gallery is located at 2020 n. Oakley in Chicago and we will be having Special guests Los Moruchos perform. Tbere is no cover 10pm
******************Friday February 14th at The Gallery Cabaret*****************
The Band returns to the Gallery Cabaret for a special Valentines night performance.
2020 n. Oakley ave. in Chicago 10pm . Hope to see you there Dorian Taj returns to the The Gallery Cabaret for Valentines day February 14
******************Friday January 17th 2014 at The Gallery Cabaret*************
The Band will be returning to the Gallery Cabaret located at 2020 n. Oakley ave. in Chicago IL. we will be playing cuts off the upcoming new record “Giant” and taking requests from past releases . We would love to see you there. Event link is Dorian Taj returns to the Gallery Cabaret
*****************FRIDAY DECEMBER 13TH 2013****************
The Band will perform at The Gallery Cabaret located at 2020 n. Oakley in Chicago IL.
We will be performing The upcoming new Album “GIANT ” in it’s entirety.
opening act is “Phantom Limbs” and the show will begin at 10pm. Link below for show and for our kickstarter to help in the completion of “GIANT“
Dorian Taj Album “Giant”www.kickstarter.comDorian Taj is recording a new album called “Giant”. The album will be 10 songs in length and should be released by early 2014.
Dorian Taj performs at the Gallery Cabaret
**************Monday December 9th 2013************
LIVEWIRE Lounge Located at 3394 n. Milwaukee ave in Chicago
A Benefit for Ear Davis, our friend who unexpectedly left us recently info in link below
************THANKSGIVING NIGHT NOVEMBER 28th at LIAR’S ClUB************
We will be performing our 6th annual Thanksgiving night show at Liar’s Club located at 1665 w. Fullerton Ave in Chicago at 10:00pm. Hope to see you there after your daytime festivities. The 6th Annual **Dorian Taj** Thanksgiving night performance at Liars Club
***************Friday October 11th At The Local in Austin TX******************
Dorian Taj performs at the Local in Austin TX located at 2610 Guadalupe 10pm
Dorian Taj w/ Coldcock Jones in Austin, TX
*********Saturday Sept. 7th at 3:00pm at the Urban Pig Roast********
We will be Kicking off the music portion of the The Urban Pig Roast which is an all day Food and Music Fest located on the street at the Aberdeen Tap located at 440 n. Aberdeen in Chicago. Info in link The Urban Pig Roast 9/7/2013
************Thursday August 1st 2013 at LiveWire Lounge************
3 Bands will rock this night at LiveWire Lounge for the admission price of 3 bucks
Black Actress, Dorian Taj, Mystery Actions W/DJs Teenage Kicks and Shitface Shauna!!!
*******Friday July 19th at Double Door******
The band will be performing a set opening up for Alabama’s Kenneth Brian Band at Chicago’s Double Door located at 1572 n. Milwaukee. Show starts at 9pm
event post—Dorian Taj****Kenneth Brian Band at Double Door
Kenneth Brian Band
********Saturday May 4th 2013 Township***************
Dorian Taj*Sunken Ships*Sweet Cobra perform at Township located at 2200 n. California in chgo. IL. 9:00pm. Details in linkPUNK4GOOD! Sweet Cobra, Sünken Ships & Dorian Taj
****Saturday April 13 2013 at COBRA LOUNGE********
Dorian Taj opens for Whitey Morgan and the 78’s with special guests Sanctified Grumblers and Hammerdown 235 n. Ashland, Chgo. IL. 9:00pm Whitey Morgan & The 78’s, Sanctified Grumblers, Dorian Taj, Hammerdown
***************BLACK ANGUS**DORIAN TAJ***********
Friday January 25 at LIVEWIRE 3394 n. Milwaukee, chgo, IL
NEW YEARS EVE 2013
PEG BOY****DORIAN TAJ
AT THE FLAT IRON IN CHICAGO IL.
1565 n Milwaukee NEW YEARS EVE 2013 @ THE FLAT IRON
Saturday October 6th 440 n Aberdeen Chicago IL.
The Urban Pig Roast
Festival of Pork, Live Music, BBQ, Parties, Good Time, Reverly, and most important… Great Friends!)
****2012 Line up*******
1pm: Black Roses
2pm: Sweater Girl Chicago
5pm: Craig Schultz (DJ)
6pm: Dorian Taj
7pm: Age of Animals
8pm: Springa Sonic Droogs
9pm: Mega Mike (DJ)***Please LIKE our FB fan page https://www.facebook.com/
The street party will open around 10am. We have to be off the street by 10pm, but after then we just move the party inside The Aberdeen Tap.
More details to follow. Remeber to LIKE the FB page “The Urban Pig Roast” to keep up to date on all things UPR.
Friday June 29th 2012
We will be returning to the Hideout. 1354 w. Wabansia in Chicago. Also performing are Mawcrest and Rock Falls.
Saturday June 9th 2012
Playing a June birthday Celebration for Wes Hollywood and myself at Stage Bar. 4358 n. Cicero in chicago….also performing are Ian Olivera and the Sleep Walkers and The Coils.
Sarurday May 19th 2012
The Return of My Cold Dead Hand at Quenchers 2401 n Western Ave in Chicago.
Somewhere in my mind there is something telling me that this will be the last show ever for My Cold Dead Hand………..
Friday Feb. 24th at Pork Chop
Playing at this BBQ joint and bar in chicago located at 941 w. Randolph st.(at Halsed).
thursday November 24th….2011…thanksgiving at The Liars Club
There will be a performance………that is for sure
Friday November 11 2011 at The Hideout
We will Be Returning to the Hideout in Chicago for Josh Hudson’s birthday party. Also playing; The Blasted Diplomats, The Thin Man and The Hildegard Knef.
Tickets For show at this link
Saturday October 1st
We are heading to L.A to perform at the 13th annual Eagle Rock Music Fesival. We will Be Performing on the Kingsize Sound Labs stage at 8:30pm Full details below
Saturday, October 1, 2011
On Colorado Blvd. between Argus & Eagle Rock Blvd.
$5 suggested donation
Kids 12 and under free!
Your support keeps the festival independent
Presented by Ford Focus “Gimme the Gig II” and Co-Curated by FYF Fest, LA Record, & KOXY Radio
The Feeding People
All spots to Black
Little Red Lung
Phaxanation & the dust kickers
Shadow Shadow Shade
Kingsize Soundlabs STAGE
DUBLAB “FUTURE ROOTS” STAGE
Paul Livingstone Trio
Biggest Crush (Sunny Levine + Turquoise Wisdom)
Mia Doi Todd
Micah Cover- Magic Show
Ellen and Matt
The Ukulele Orchestra of the Western Hemisphere
Hot August Nights: A Niel Diamond Tribute Band
LOW END THEORY STAGE
The Gaslamp Killer
Erik Ekstrand Ensemble
E.R.H.S. Latin Jazz Ensemble
Bonne Musique Zydeco
Wednesday Sept 7th at Lincoln Hall
With The Autumn Defense and Plush(Liam Hayes)
2424 n. Lincoln ave. chgo. Il. 8:00pm
Looking forward to bringing the band to this venue and opening for The Autumn Defense and Plush(Liam Hayes)
This will be A great opportunity to hear some great songs with the amazing acoustics of Lincoln Hall. See you there on Wednesday sept 7th.
August 10th At Double Door
The band will headline this show at Chicago’s Double Door. 1572 n. Milwaukee chgo IL. Also appearing are The Thin Man and Indiana Bandana. More info at: doubledoor.com.
Wednesday, June 8 at the DARKROOM
This will be a low wattage performance. More piano and finger picking. Taking a short break from tht rock set until the pig roast on the june 25th. Darkroom is located at 2210 W. Chicago ave. 773- 276-1411 opening for Emily Peal from N.Y.C.
Thursday May 19, at The Hideout
The Band returns to the Hideout which was a main stomping ground for the past ten years and quit fitting for Aarons last show for awhile. We shall be opening forn The Chamber Strings who are regrouping for a one night only performance. The following day, front man Kevin jr. will be entering the hospital for needed heart surgery(more on this later). The Hideout is located at 1354 W. Wabansia, chicago, IL. For Ticket info. www.hideout.com/event/39249/
Monday May 16. At Double Door.
Well this is the official going away party for Aaron Bakker, long time guitar player for Dorian Taj(more on this later). This will include performances from Hobo and Boxcar, Dorian Taj, and After School Special. Should be quite a party. Double Door is located at 1572 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL. and admission is $5.
THURSDAY APRIL 21st 2011 Dorian Taj at Quenchers.
The band returns to Quenchers at 2401 N. Western ave in chicago. This show also features the Great local band Prichard and a solo Performance from Angela of Sybris which she calls Slow Witch
Sunday March 27th at Licoln Tap Room.
Fundraiser for the Cystic Dreams Foundation.
Paul Mooney Who was a friend of mine lost his battle with cystic fibrosis. about 2 years ago. After his death myself and other local chicago muscians along with his 2 brothers and Ronda Duvall finished up songs we found on his computer. Most was just his voice and guitar and we added what we thought would work. We will perform these at about 8:00pm. Followed by sets from For Pilots and Dorian Taj and guests to be announced. Lincoln Tap Room is located at 3010 n. Lincoln ave. chicago, IL.
Sunday January 30. Double Door. 1572 n. milwaukee, Chicago, Il. 9:00pm.
Have not played with the 4 piece band in a while and this will be the return show in that format. Also performing will be Conrad Richards and Coco Butter Kids. First time performing in the basement lounge(dirtroom) of the club in this format also. We shall see what happens
Tuesday December 14. 2010
Benefit for the Heartland Cafe. Spending so much time growing up in Rogers Park it seems fitting to play at the Heartland to support the efforts to keep it open. Also performing will be Kennedy Greenrod from the Thin Man and Maggie Schultz. The photography of Michael O’Sullivan will also be on display. Joining me in my set will be Lennie Dietsch who played with me in Wait For Light. We have not performed together in quite a while and I am really looking forward to it. The Heartland is located at 7000 n. Glenwood in Rogers Park Chicago. the show is scheduled to begin at 7pm
Wed, Oct. 20
My Cold Dead Hand at Subterranean. 2011 w. North ave, chgo. IL. 9:00pm.
Friday Oct 15
Black Nag 01 FREEWAY RICKY Demo I recorded on the 8 track. I will be Performing with the mighty Black Nag friday Oct 15 at The Darkroom. 2210 w. Chicago Ave. chgo, IL. It is bassist Jason’s birthday when we go on at midnight. Stop by.