10/31-Halloween Party! at The Shed,Highland Park

Come on out and get creepy with Doug James and The Pocket at our Halloween Bash at The Shed 1480 Old Deerfield Rd in Highland Park, IL. Come in costume, enter the costume contest! THE SHED is a Music Social Club now open to the public and is a phenomenal venue to see and hear music! If you’ve never been there you gotta come check it out! Concert tickets up for sale in advance via eventbrite.com. $10 Cover, people who purchase in advance can come an hour early to enjoy light appetizers and to get preferred seating. Doors at 8 pm, show time is 8:30. Advance ticket holders will gain entry at 7:30.
High Energy Blues.Funk.R&B.Rock


10/4-Unplugged! at The Store, Chicago

We’re unplugged! Goin’ acoustic and slippin’ into Oktoberfest at The Store, 2002 N. Halsted Chicago at the end of this week!
9p-Mid! No cover, $2 beers!! Cheap well drinks!! It’s intimate with great sound provided by Brad Blough!

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Get your LEG UP now!!

Doug James and The Pocket are pleased to announce the release of their first collection of tunes, “LEG UP.” You can get it the old-school way – at gigs (you hand us $10, we hand you the disc) – or by download here djp6.bandcamp.com now, or CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon soon. Any way you buy it, you get a full dance card of American Hip Shakin’ Music – nine originals and two covers that stamp our own attitude on the music we love: Blues, Funk, R&B, New Orleans . . .

To get a taste of it now, click the “LISTEN” tab at the top of the page. We hope it makes you feel good!