official website

Copyright 2014. Dave Benziger.  All rights reserved.


***UPDATED  May 12, 2024***

For the upcoming shows, scroll down a bit.

But first, info on the EIGHT great bands I get to play with!....
I'm extremely fortunate to be playing with some great bands (and even greater friends). Please click on the band names to open a new window for their respective websites!

Mixtape Junkies
ALL your favorite 80's music the other bands are not playing for you  :)
For our songlist and lots more info

The concept? We're a live version of your favorite radio station on a holiday weekend while you're enjoying a block party - we play 3 to 4 song blocks in-a-row of your favorite artists from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and 10s.    :)

OMT (One More Time) 

Classic rock, Contemporary Country, Alternative, and much more.

Great songs you love and great songs you may not know but WILL love. Tight vocal harmonies and a ton of fun!  (And yes, we did weigh the fun to be sure).

Turbo Shot

This is the band that seriously doesn't take itself seriously.   :D   

It's all about the great 'party rock 'n' roll' that you hear comin' out of your drunk neighbor's old and dying humungous speakers around midnight on a Saturday night - where everyone at his house is having the time of their lives, but you're wussing out cuz you gotta work on Monday. Wahhh... Every thing from the classic 70's & 80's favorites to contemporary hits. I'll let one of the band's posters speak for itself.... 



Your favorite yacht-rock classics, but with a little more edge and power to 'em.


Classic Rock to Americana.

I'm also helping out by subbing in on some shows with two great local bands:

---The killer Rush tribute band, ANIMATION

---And some great original music mixed in with some great, special covers in the band MEL MUZIC


As busy as I am with shows, guitar lessons, band rehearsals, etc, I'm sure I'll miss posting something at some point. If you're wanting to double-check if I'm playing any weekend that is (accidentally) not listed below, please feel free to email me to find out if I will be playing a show with one of these great bands!



Friday the 12th - **CANCELED due to snow!!** MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Go Brewing (Naperville)

--we have rescheduled for Friday February 23rd, hope to see you there!


Friday the 2nd - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Ballydoyles (Downers Grove)

Saturday the 3rd - Studio livestream with Mike from MEL MUZIC

Friday the 9th - BAD BOUYS (charity evrothers (Aurora)

Friday the 23rd - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Go Brewing *CANCELED!!*

(I had an unexpected hospital stay that week and I was still recovering)  

**----> Gig reschedule date is below (Saturday, April 6th!!) <----**


Friday the 1st - ANIMATION  @ Madcaps (Palatine)

Friday the 15th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ The Roundhouse (Aurora)

Saturday the 16th - Studio livestream with MEL MUZIC


Friday the 5th - ANIMATION @ Hero's West (Lamont)

Saturday the 6th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Go Brewing (Naperville)

Friday the 12th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ The Matrix (Naperville)

Saturday the 13th - BAD BOUYS @ Frankie's Blue Room (Naperville)


Friday the 10th - PRARIE SURFERS @ Quigley's (Naperville)

Saturday the 18th - BLOCKSTAR @ Rookies (Geneva, I think...)


Thursday the 6th - OMT *acoustic* @ Quigley's (Naperville)

Friday the 7th - MEL MUZIC (private retirement party)

Tuesday the 18th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Harrer Park Morton Grove (7:00-8:30)

Saturday the 22nd - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Orland Park (*awaiting confirmation)

Friday the 28th - PRAIRIE SURFERS @ Quigley's (Naperville)


Saturday the 6th - OMT @ Rotary Hill (Naperville)

Sunday the 14th - OMT @ Naperville Concerts in the Park; Century Farms Park (7:00-8:30)

Saturday the 20th - OMT @ something (more info to come) in Naperville (6:00-8:00)

Sunday the 21st - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Naperville Concerts in the Park (7:00-8:30)

Sunday the 28th - BLOCKSTAR @ Elburn Toys for Tots (4:00-6:00)

Wednesday the 31st - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Bollingbrook Performing Arts Center


Thursday the 1st - OMT @ The Promenade (Bollingbrook)

Sunday the 4th - OMT @ Naperville VFW (outdooor, info to come...)

Friday the 2nd - MIXTAPE JUNKIES @ Jonny Cabs in Burr Ridge (8:00)

Thursday the 8th - ANIMATION @ Rock and Wheels (Addison)

Saturday the 31st - OMT @ Manhattan's American Bar and Grill (Carol Stream)


Satuday the 7th - MEL MUZIC @ Two Brothers Roundhouse (Aurora)

Thursday (Thursday) the 26th - OMT @ Frankie's Blue Room (Naperville)

Saturday the 28th - MIXTAPE JUNKIES (awaiting confirmation)


(stuff to come...)


Saturday the 23rd - Anmimation @ Madcats (Palatine)


Please keep checking back for updates!  

Hope to see you all at a show - I guarantee a GREAT time to be had by AL!    ;)

(And yes, I said "AL")      :)