(1994) This film brilliantly documents the King of Soul as he performs on Where The Action Is with Dick Clack and on American Bandstand in the mid to late ‘60s – over 40 songs. (120min)
(2008). This feature film by The Flaming Lips is set in outer space on the surface of Mars. This film brilliantly blends bleak isolationism and exaggerated colorful optimism into the overall Lips’ philosophy of “it’s magic and hard work that really gets the job done.” Lots of fun and very thoughtful. (86 mins) Dir. Wayne Coyne.
(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.
(1978). For his third Christmas special the legendary Johnny Cash assembles some friends in Los Angeles and Hollywood. Johnny Cash storytelling at its best and songs by Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge and some comedy thrown in by Steve Martin. (80 mins) Dir. Walter C. Miller.
(1972) (75Ms) Directed by Daniel Petrie. Starring: Royal Dano, Geoffrey Lewis, David Janssen, Barbara Rush.
Deep in the Louisiana bayou a small town is suddenly shocked by the discovery of grisly death – and soon later, another. Local Sheriff Aaron Whitaker (Janssen) is stumped; the victims all appear to have been mutilated by a large animal. The town’s medical examiner, Dr. Druten (John Beradino), claims the evidence points to murder. As the bodies start to multiply, Sheriff Whitaker soon realizes that the deaths are not being caused by a vicious animal, or a man, but some horrible combination of the two! But has this discovery come too late to save the town from the man-beast the roams freely amongst them?!?
(1976). For his first ever Christmas special the legendary Johnny Cash assembles some friends at his house near Nashville and at the family farm in Bon Aqua Tennessee. Great Johnny Cash intros and songs by Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash & The Carter Family, Roy Clark, Tony Orlando, Merle Travis, Barbera Mandrell and Billy Graham. (80 mins) Dir. Walter C. Miller.
Christmas & Winter Beer Tasting !!!
It’s Our 16th Anniversary !!!
We are happy to announce that on Saturday, December 6th – Noon until 5pm,
we will be hosting our 16th Annual Christmas and Winter beer tasting. This
is the most comprehensive tasting of Christmas and Winter beers held anywhere
in North America. There will be 100+ beers available to sample from all
over the globe – many brands in multiple vintages. Some of the beers included
in this fabulous tasting are Anchor Christmas Ale (16 vintages), King &
Barnes Christmas Ale (3 vintages), Sam Smith’s Winter Welcome (8 vintages),
Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (10 vintages) + Goose Island Christmas Ale, Three
Floyds Alpha Claus Christmas Porter, Lakefront Holiday Spice Lager, Summit
Winter Ale, Capitol Winter Skal, St. Freulian Noel +++
It’s free to attend.
The cost of the tasting is $20.00 for 20 Sample tickets and information
about the beers will be provided.
(1978). One of the few well captured Sex Pistols live shows at a concert given in Longhorn in 1978 at the peak of the Sex Pistols rise to power. Dir. Anita Camarata & Eric Gardner. (55mins)
(1977) That this DVD could have resurfaced all these years later and in reasonably good enough condition so as to be restored in all its beer-soaked, brazen glory is miraculous. We can thank Rod Swenson, the original director back then, and amongst those nostalgic contributors to this package placing a new perspective overall. Not only will Live at CBGB’s 1977 appeal to longtime Punk fans, this will unearth a whole new generation of followers that want to know “what the real deal was about.” Features 10 live songs and a post show interview. Dir. Ron Swenson. (45 Mins)
(2006) Northwest musicians Andrew Loomis with Fred and Toody Cole are Dead Moon. They exemplify DIY, they record their masters at a home that they built and they tour relentlessly – one gig ahead of a day job! Dir. Jason Summers & Kate Fix. (88mins)
(1978). KISS battles a demented genius inventor at California’s Magic Mountain amusement park who is turning the visitors into robots – and KISS is next. Featuring some of KISS’s best tunes performed with stunning visual effects. Dir. Gordon Hessler. Starring: KISS. (96 Mins)
(1991). This film showcases Iggy at one of the high points of his career. 22 cuts of Rock & Roll mayhem with drummer Larry Mullins, guitarist Whitey Kirst and bass guitarist Craig Pike, including – Raw Power, 5 Foot 1, Dirt, Loose, Lust For Life, China Girl, I Got A Right, Butt Town, Wild Child, My Baby Want’s To Rock & Roll, Neon Forest , Home, Brick By Brick, 1969, Candy, I Wanna Be Your Dog, No Fun, Search And Destroy, Down On The Street, The Passenger, Louie Louie & Foxy Lady. Starring : Iggy Pop. (107min)
Oktoberfest & Pumpkin Beer Festival
On Tuesday, September 23th, Delilah’s will be hosting a comprehensive
tasting of Oktoberfest & Pumpkin beers. We will be tasting every possible
version of these beers available in this market – plus a five year vertical of
Ayinger Oktoberfest and a 3 year vertical of Southern Tier Pumpking! Some of
the beers being tasted include, but are not limited to: Ayinger Oktoberfest,
Paulaner Oktoberfest, Hacker-Pshorr Oktoberfest, Becks Oktoberfest, Goose
Island Oktoberfest, Great Lakes Oktoberfest, Summit Oktoberfest + Buffalo
Bills Pumpkin Ale, Southern Tier Pumpking, New Holland Ichabod Pumpkin Ale,
Dogfishead Pumpkin Ale, Lakefront Pumpkin Lager & O’Fallen Pumpkin Ale. This
is guaranteed to be ideal for both the new enthusiast as well as the long
term aficionado – and talk about becoming an educated shopper. Again, this
tasting will take place on Tuesday, September 23th from 5pm – 9pm, at
Delilah’s, 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 472-2771. There is no cost to
attend and the various beers will be available to purchase by the whole
bottle/pint, or as a comprehensive sampling – information about the beers will
be available. After 9pm, we will be releasing our Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Beer
List which will feature most of these beers for as long as they are seasonally
available. Feel free to call with any questions.
(1979). This film catches “The Godfather of Soul” live in Monterey, January 1979. Beginning with a rousing performance of “Get Up Offa That Thing,” the band crashes right from one killer number to the next and he’s covered in sweat by the end of it. “Sex Machine”, “Georgia on My Mind,” “Please Please Please,” before moving into “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” – fantastic! Starring : James Brown. (60min)
(1963) (85Ms) Directed by Al World (Alvaro Mancori). Starring: Dan Vadis, SpelaRozin, Carla Calo, Ken Clark, Maria Fiore, Ugo Sasso.
Hercules (Vadis) falls for Telca (Rozin), the beautiful daughter of a deposed king (Sasso) under the thrall of an evil sorceress Ella (Calo). Captured and enslaved by Ella, Hercules must first free himself and then liberate the kingdom’s citizens before he can live in happiness with his new love. A.KA. ‘Hercules the Invincible’.
This collection of 22 Clash live cuts shows the band throughout their career – Munich 1977, London ‘78 & ‘79, Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder ‘81, Tokyo ‘82, Shea Stadium ‘82, the US Festival ‘83 ++. Dir. Don Letts. (82mins)
(2003). These 23 songs show The Clash at their absolute peak, recorded live at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey, March 8, 1980. (No Director credit) (86 mins).
(1964) (96Ms) Directed by Domenico Paolella. Starring: Rock Stevens (Peter Lupus), Helga Line, Mario Petri, Livio
Hercules (Stevens) must rescue the Queen of the Hellenes (Line) and
free the people of Babylon from the evil sorcerer Osar (Lorenzon). Complicating Hercules’ task is King Phaleg of Assyria (Petri). He claims friendship, but has his own designs – wanting to force the Queen to marry him, and expand his kingdom. Can Hercules defeat these two power-mad rulers and save the Queen or will he fall before the staggering odds!?!
The most complete documentary to date examining Punk’s most influential band. Featuring old club footage through giant stadium shows cut with terrific interviews. Dir. Don Letts. (80mins).
(1984). These two concerts show The Clash as they rise into “the only band that mattered” playing two blistering sets with several odd versions of their classic songs. (No Director credit) (99 mins).
(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.