(1976). Filmmakers Ivan Kral & Amos Poe were interested in the emerging Punk scene coming out of CBGBs and Max’s Kansas City. They began filming at shows and this film displays that footage with a raw and disjointed soundtrack. Dir. Amos Poe. Starring : Blondie, Television, Ramones, Heartbreakers, Patti Smith, Talking Heads & Wayne County. (85min)
Every Monday for the last 20 years – that’s 1040 straight Monday Nights!!!, we have had a different DJ at Delilah’s spinning Punk Rock from around the world. With $1 cans of beer, $2 shots of Jim Beam and free pool still being the specials and the flyer the same one I made out of cut up newspapers, Punk Rock Monday has and is where people come to play their records and check
out the best Punk Rock DJs that Chicago has to offer. We’ll have sets by some of our longest running DJs – DJ Chubby Chris, DJ Gilly & DJ Vinyl Richie. Don’t miss it !!!
(1984). On the road with a young Social
Distortion along with Youth Brigade and a visit with Minor Threat – one of the best punk documentaries ever. Dir. Adam Small & Peter Stuart. (78 mins)
(1983). This screening includes the 1973 documentary Looking For A Kiss, also footage from two
Dolls concerts from 1973 as well as their appearance on Don Kirshner, in addition, there is footage from two Heartbreakers shows, CBGB’s in 1975 and Irving Plaza in 1982. (87min)
(1980) The Jam delivers 21 hits recorded for a TV special in Germany on November 30, 1980 called Live Dusseldorf Rockpalast. (75 m ins)
(1979). The Mods and The Rockers battle it out on
Brighten beach in this now legendary Who rock opera – to coincide with our Classic Motorcycle and Scooter gathering weekend. Dir. Frank Roddam. Starring : Phil Daniels & The Who. (115 mins)
(1984) The 30th anniversary of this show!
Recorded live at DMPO’s on Broadway in San Francisco June 16th, 1984, and capturing the loud, angry and controversial nature that positioned them as pioneers of punk. Dir. Dirk Dirksen. (58 mins)
(1955). In January of 2002 Brian Wilson played the entire Pet Sounds album at London’s Royal Festival Hall to a constant standing ovation. We will be following this screening with a night of Brian Wilson and Beach Boys music and video to celebrate his birthday. Dir. John Anderson. Stars : Brian Wilson. (57 mins)
(2014) The twisted tale of Vincent
Furnier, son of a preacher, who as Alice Cooper emerged from the Detroit scene of the ‘70s in a flurry of long hair and theatrical showmanship. This “doc opera” combines archival footage, animation and candid interviews to add up to an epic tale of sex, drugs and Rock & Roll – a saga of a man caught in the grip of his own monster. Dir. Sam Dunn (86 mins)
(1986) Classic story of Punk Rock’s ultimate
couple – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll !!! Shown to coincide with our Sid Vicious Birthday Tribute. Starring: Gary Oldman & Chloe Webb. Director : Alex Cox (122mins)
(1979). Classic teen movie
concerning Rock & Roll against the establishment, with a bit of humor – featuring The Ramones. It’s Joey’s Birthday! Starring: PJ Soles & The Ramones. Dir. Allan Arkush. (93mins)
(1984). They call them “punks,” “new wavers,” degenerates” but they are really the rejected. They are bound together by their spikey hair, their abandonment by “upstanding” families and by their love for the electric music of a new generation. (96 minutes.) Starring : T.S.O.L. & The Vandals. Dir. Penelope Spheeris.
(2000). Space pirate Tyler gets his hands on
the key to immortality becoming a powerful psychopath. After destroying everything in his path he is hunted by F.A.K.K.2, to avenge her planet and save her sister. Plus it’s killer cutting edge metal soundtrack. (88 minutes.) Starring : Billy Idol. Dir. Michael Coldewey & Michel Lemire.
chronicalling the Let There Be Rock tour captured during a rawkous live show from 1978. Dir. Eric Dionysius and Eric Mistler. Starring : AC/DC. (97mins)
Noon-5pm – Whiskey Barrel Aged Beer Tasting. We are hosting our third annual Tasting of Whiskey Barrel Aged Beers! There will be beers from over 50 breweries, many of them in multiple vintages. We will be looking at beers aged in Bourbon barrels – Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout, Founder’s KBS… and Scotch barrels – JW Lees Lagavulin Finished Harvest Ale, Brewdog Storm aged in Islay
casks, etc. Free to attend – $20 for 20 sample tickets.
(1961). Johnny Cabot (Cash) is a tough
criminal who is hired to assist in a bank robbery by taking the wife of the bank’s vice president hostage. Things start to go awry, however, when the robbers realize the the vice president may not mind having his wife murdered. Dir. Bill Karn. Starring : Johnny Cash. (80mins)
We are hosting the “Four Kings” Craft Whiskey Collaboration tasting party. Four of the Midwest’s top craft distilleries have teamed up for an unprecedented collaboration. Corsair Distillery in Nashville, Tennessee, Few Spirits in Evanston, Illinois, Journeyman Distilling in Three Oaks, Michigan and Mississippi River Distilling Company in LeClaire, Iowa each contributed 30 gallons of whiskey that was blended into what is being called “Four Kings” Bourbon Whiskey. All four distillers will be in attendance. Free to attend.
We are releasing a George Dickel 14yr Single Barrel Tennesse Whiskey specially selected by Delilah’s. This will be the 666th bottle of whiskey made available at Delilah’s.
+ We will be joined by Mississippi River Distilling Company’s owner and distiller Ryan Burchett. Ryan will be making cocktails with his new Six Shooter Smoked Rye Whiskey. This Whiskey is crafted on the banks of the Mississippi River, just two hours West of Chicago in LeClaire, Iowa. Free to attend.
Johnny Walker Portfolio tasting and seminar. We will be tasting the complete line up of Johnny Walker Blended Scotches – Red Label, Black Label, Double Black, Gold, Platinum and Blue will be sampled, as well as, several Single Malt Whiskies that are primary components of these blends. Free to attend, RSVP required.
(2004). David Bowie performing his greatest songs – 30 cuts in all, on tour in 2003. Dir. Marcus Viner. Starring : David Bowie. (140mins)
Whiskey 101. Delilah’s owner Mike Miller leads a discussion of the basic variables that differentiate the various Whiskies
of the world. Bourbon, Rye, Scotch, Irish and other international Whiskies will be discussed and tasted. Free to attend, RSVP required.
(1977). Witness KISS in their true
heyday in this live concert footage from The Summit Theater in Houston, Texas – September 2, 1977. Starring : KISS. (60mins)
(2005). Drawing on extensive
rare footage, this is the ultimate critical review of the music of The Clash on stage, on record and on film. Veteren film maker Don Letts heads a team of veteren reviewers and leading critics in this powerful examination of the music that changed a generation. Included is footage from The Punk Rock Movie, the 1983 US Festival – Mick Jones’ last gig with The Clash and much more. Dir. Don Letts. (67 mins).
(2003). These 19 songs show The Clash at their absolute peak, however, this is also the last show that Joe Strummer and Mick Jones played together as The Clash. (No Director credit) (102 mins).
(2000). The most complete
documentary to date examining Punk’s most influential band. Featuring old club footage through giant stadium shows cut with terrific interviews with the only band that mattered. Dir. Don Letts. (80mins).
(2002). This live performance
documentary includes two Johnny Cash appearances on ‘Town Hall Party.’ Johnny rips through 11 songs from his 1958 performance, including “You’re the Nearest thing to Heaven,” “I Walk the Line,” and “I was There When it Happened.” In his 1959 performances, Johnny rocks through another set of tunes, including “I got Stripes,” “The Ways of a Woman In Love,” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” Producer: William Wagnon Jr. (90 min)
film follows the beginnings of the Ramones in a shitty New York bar through their 22 years of incessantly touring – with a great personal look at each Ramone and the musicians who were around. Dir. Jim Fields & Michael Gramaglia.
Vintage Strong Beer Fest 2014. On Saturday, February 15th from Noon to 5pm, Delilah’s hosts its Sixteenth annual
vintage beer festival. More than one hundred beers, primarily strong ales, barrel aged beers and live beers, from over 50 breweries will be tasted – side by side – many in multiple vintages.
Regionally, Three Floyds, Goose Island, Capitol, Two Brothers, Half Acre, Founder’s, Bell’s & Lakefront Brewing will be represented, and many of these brewers will be in attendance.
Strong ales have been traditionally brewed during and for the winter and early spring months and are quite suitable for aging – often being brewed a year before release. Many of the ales for this tasting will be sampled in vintage with a few vintage verticals and there will be an emphasis on barrel aged beers. We’ll also be featuring J.W. Lees Harvest Ale from the 1993 vintage, there will be a King & Barnes Festive Ale from 1998 plus ten vintages of Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barley Wine.
A very unique experience to sample all these strong beers together – along with vintage dated brews including: Anchor Old Foghorn, Avery Hog Heaven, Thomas Hardy’s Ale, Harvey’s Elizabethan Ale, Scotland’s Skull Splitter, Portland Brewing Adam Barley Wine, Dog Fish Head Immort Ale, Lucifer Ale, Trois Pistoles & La Fin Du Monde from Unibroue, Malheur Millennium, Capitol Blonde Dopplebock – multiple vintages, Two Brothers Bear Tree Weiss Wine, Maredsous Triple, EKU 28, and the French Belzebuth, Rogue Ales Old Crusty and Young’s Old Nick. Admission is $20 for a sampling of the offerings. Information concerning each product will be available. This tasting is a must. Feel free to call or email for more info.
(1975) (93Ms) Directed by Matt Cimber. Starring: Lola Falana, Millie Perkins, Gene Washington, ‘Mean Joe’ Greene.
Lola Falana is Lady Cocoa, a Las Vegas nightclub singer – as well as a mobster’s girlfriend who knows too much. The Feds want her to testify, but she refuses. Talk of a short stint in the ‘Big House’ for refusing to talk to the authorities quickly changes her tune. It will be up to Doug and Ramsey (Washington & Alex Deier) – two Vegas police detectives – to protect her until her day in the court.
(1991) When it comes to funk,
James Brown wrote the book. He’s The Godfather of Soul, he’s the hardest working man in show business. This film was shot in January 1979 in Monterey, California and includes 10 of his hottest cuts. (60 min)
(1973). This screening includes all
fifteen songs from the 1973 Alice Cooper Television Special – “Good To See You Again” – as well as, five songs live, also from 1973. (110 min)
Elvis is Lucky Jackson, who heads to
Vegas to win the city’s first Grand Prix. Lucky wins some cash to get a new engine, and in true Vegas style, loses it right back. Can he win the race and the girl? One of The King’s finest Hollywood moments. Starring Elvis & Ann-Margret. Dir. George Sidney. (85 mins)
Winner of the 1972 Golden Globe for
Best Documentary. Elvis On Tour showcases The King in top form with all the magic that has become his legend. Dir. Pierre Adidge & Robert Abel. (93 mins)
(1994) This is Elvis at the
pinnacle of his comeback superstardom, giving one of the most outstanding concert perfomances of his career. Part of our Elvis Birthday Month Celebration!!! Dir. Steve Binder. (76 mins)
(1987) Classic Rock & Roll story of
the King in his breakout year, with super rare footage, as he goes – in one year, from country boy to international phenomenon.
It’s A Rock & Roll New Year’s Eve Party !!! New Years Eve Punk Rock DJ Camille !!! $20. Advance Tickets Available. Includes tix for drinks and bubbles. 8pm-2am.
(1970). This film documents
Elvis’ Summer Festival in Las Vegas – his return to the stage after 14 years of making movies, with the bulk of the footage from the International Hotel in Las Vegas in August of 1970. Dir. Dennis Sanders. 108 mins.
(1979). For his forth
Christmas special the legendary Johnny Cash moves back to Nashville and assembles some friends for some music and fun. Johnny Cash storytelling with his father and brother at their birthplace in Arkansas and songs by Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Anne Murray, Tom T. Hall and some sketch comedy by Andy Kaufman. (80 mins) Dir. Walter C. Miller.
(1963) (74Ms) Directed by David Bradley. Starring: Walter Stocker, Audrey Caire, Carlos Rivas, John Holland, Bill
Freed A.K.A. ‘They Saved Hitler’s Brain’ – A group of fanatics kidnaps famous American neurobiologist John Coleman and take him to the Caribbean island of Mandoras. Their goal, to get the scientist to reveal the secret of his newly developed, and deadly, nerve gas known as G-Gas. It is up to C.I.D. agent Phil Day to rescue Coleman and stop these deadly fanatics from realizing their goal – the resurrection of the Third Reich and Hitler himself!