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  Gig Log | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

 

Strike and Spare II | Lockport, IL
 
Friday December 18th
Strike and Spare II | Lockport, IL

Rocking a new venue to close the year out for Urban Sprawl.

Neal Rudnik and Steve Ehlers of Urban Sprawl at Strike and Spare in Lockport, IL
Neal Rudnik, Carter Szok, and Steve Ehlers of Urban Sprawl at Strike and Spare in Lockport, IL
Urban Sprawl at Strike and Spare in Lockport, IL



 

Katie O' Connor's | Plainfield, IL
 
Black Wednesday November 25th
Katie O' Connor's | Plainfield, IL

Neal, Jon and Carter rocking Katie O Connor's in Plainfield on Black Wednesday.

Urban Sprawl at Katie O' Connor's



 

Heroes West | Joliet, IL
 
Saturday November 21st
Heroes West | Joliet, IL

A little early season snow didn’t stop Urban Sprawl from rocking a new venue of Heroes West!

Urban Sprawl at Heroes West
Steve Ehlers and Jon Trobe of Urban Sprawl at Heroes West
Neal Rudnik and Steve Ehlers Urban Sprawl at Heroes West
Neal Rudnik of Urban Sprawl at Heroes West


 

McBrides | Plainfield, IL
 
Saturday October 30th
McBrides | Plainfield, IL

McBrides in Plainfield has been instrumental for Urban Sprawl, dating as far back as 2005 when Neal performed solo acoustic on Monday and Wednesday nights. We’ve recruited band members, networked with many musicians and patrons over the years. It was great to jam with good friends Tim Ruth and Bob Shiner of Under D Influence and Tommy Slab.
Urban Sprawl at McBrides in Plainfield
Neal Rudnik and Steve Ehlers of Urban Sprawl at McBrides in Plainfield
Steve Ehlers and Jon Trobe of Urban Sprawl at McBrides in Plainfield
Neal Rudnik and Carter Szok of Urban Sprawl

 

Tilted Kilt | Woodridge, IL
 
Friday October 23rd
Tilted Kilt | Woodridge, IL

Carter Szok and Neal Rudnik rock an acoustic set at the Tilted Kilt
Carter Szok and Neal Rudnik rock the Tilted Kilt in Woodridge

 

Irish Legend | Willow Springs, IL
 

Saturday October 17th
Irish Legend | Willow Springs, IL

Urban Sprawl Rock Band at Irish Legends in Willow Springs

 

Quigleys | Naperville, IL
 

Friday September 25th
Quigley's Irish Pub | Naperville, IL

Urban Sprawl Rocks Quigley's Irish Pub in Naperville


 

HB Jones | Elmhurst, IL
 

Urban Sprawl with special guest, Robert Rudnik on guitar and vocals. Robert, who is guitarist Neal’s uncle is originally from the Elmhurst area and is currently performing along the Sarasota Florida coast.


Urban Sprawl with Robert Rudnik at HB Jones
Carter Szok and Neal Rudnik of Urban Sprawl
Robert and Neal Rudnik


 

Gaynor's | Medinah, IL
 




Urban Sprawl Earns its "Breakdown" Wings!

A rock band hasn’t achieved any credibility unless there is a "car/van/trailer break down" story. Urban Sprawl is proud to announce our induction into this exclusive club. Neal ends up responding to Carter who is stranded on the side of the highway with the band’s trailer. Knowing what is truly important, they hook the trailer up to Neal’s Jeep and he continues onto the gig, leaving Carter stranded on the side of the road. Because you know… rock and roll. The remaining three members end up doing an acoustic gig while Carter eventually gets his truck home by what he said was by "any means necessary."

Urban Sprawl after a truck breakdown
Urban Sprawl at Gaynor's
 

Countryside Saloon | Des Plaines , IL
 

Friday August 7th
Countryside Saloon | Des Plaines , IL

Set One
Hard To Handle
Wild Night
Everybody Talks
Hard Workin’ Man
Dead Flowers
Johnny B Goode
Summer Blues
Love Her Madly
Treat Her Right
Hey Girl
Beer In Mexico

Set Two
Folsome Prison Blues
Copperhead Road
Rocking Me Baby
They Call Me The Breeze
My Best Friend’s Girl
Authority Song
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Dancing With Myself
Wagon Wheel
Chicken Fried
Fortunate Son
Rock All Night
What I Like Like About You

Set Three
Learning To Fly (Neal on Vocals)
Johnny Guitar (Neal on Vocals)
Hicktown
Shook Me All Night Long
Save a Horse
Honky Tonk
I'm A Believer
Joker
Pink Houses
Plush
Mother
Hey Joe


Gig Log:

Neal Rudnik of Urban Sprawl After many years of collecting dust, Neal goes back to his hard rock roots and breaks out a duo of Superstrats. To the right a 1994 Ibanez Joe Satriani is actually owned by Carter, but Neal insists it’s "practically his." The left is a Washburn KC40 acquired by Neal as one of his first electric guitars. It took an entire summer of working 10-2, painting the side of his parents’ house in Oak Park.





 

JT's Porch | Lombard, IL
 

Friday June 19th
JT's Porch | Lombard, IL

Set One
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Dead Flowers
Hard To Handle
Love Her Madly
Gold On Ceiling
Johnny B Goode
Hard Workin’ Man
Treat Her Right
Wild Night
Call Me Breeze
Everybody Talks
Rocking Me Baby
Hey Girl
Fortunate Son
Beer In Mexico

Set Two
Roadhouse Blues
Best Friend’s Girl
Blitzkrieg Bop
Authority Song
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Dancing With Myself
What I Like About You
Wagon Wheel
Chicken Fried
Save A Horse Ride a Cowboy
Friends in Low Places
Yellow Ledbetter
LaGrange

Set Three
Red House (Neal on Vocals)
Hicktown
Plush
Honky Tonk
I'm A Believer
Shook Me All Night Long
Sweet Home Alabama
All Summer Long
Brown Eyed Girl
Blues Before Sunrise
Joker
Pink Houses
Mother
She Hates Me
Hey Joe


Gig Log:

Urban Sprawl at JT's Porch





 

Fitz's Spare Keys | Elmhurst, IL
 

Friday June 26th
Fitz's Spare Keys | Elmhurst, IL
 
 
Urban Sprawl at Fitz's Spare Keys in Elmhurst, IL
 

Set One
Roadhouse Blues
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Dead Flowers
Hard Workin’ Man
Love Her Madly
Johnny B Goode
Seven Nation Army
Beer In Mexico
Desire
Fortunate Son
Hey Girl

Set Two
Hard To Handle
My Best Friend’s Girl
Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
Rocking Me Baby
Rock All Nite, Party Everyday
They Call Me Breeze
Dancing With Myself
Authority Song
Wagon Wheel
Blues Before Sunrise
Chicken Fried
Save A Horse Ride a Cowboy
Shook Me All Night
What I Like About You
Plush

Set Three
Turn The Page
Sweet Home Alabama
All Summer Long
Pink Houses
Pride and Joy
Friends In Low Places
Honky Tonk Woman
I'm A Believer
LaGrange
She Hates Me
Simple Man

Gig Log:

Urban Sprawl rocks a new venue...
Urban Sprawl at Fitz's Spare Keys in Elmhurst, IL

 

McBrides | Plainfield, IL
 

Friday June 19th
McBrides | Plainfield, IL

Set One
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Dead Flowers
Hard Workin’ Man
My Best Friend’s Girl
Johnny B Goode
Don't Need No Doctor
They Call Me Breeze
Desire
Fortunate Son
Rocking Me Baby
Give Me One Reason

Set Two
Roadhouse Blues
Hard To Handle
Chelsea Dagger
Wagon Wheel
Chicken Fried
What I Like About You
Pride and Joy
Friends In Low Places
Blitzkrieg Bop
Save A Horse
Shook Me All Night
Honky Tonk Woman
I'm A Believer
Plush
LaGrange
Yellow Ledbetter

Set Three
Sweet Home Alabama
All Summer Long
Turn The Page
Pink Houses
Brown Eye Girl
She Hates Me
Last Night
Simple Man


Gig Log:

Jonathan Trobe has stepped in on the bass guitar for a guest stint while Kenny has entered the Air Guard. We wish Kenny and his family the best of luck and we look forward to his eventual return to Urban Sprawl when he returns, sometime in early 2016.
Urban Sprawl Rock Band at McBrides, Plainfield





 

Nevin's Brewing Company | Plainfield, IL
 

Thrusday May 14th
Nevin's Brewing Company | Plainfield, IL
 
 
Urban Sprawl at Nevin's Brewing Company | Plainfield, IL
 

Set One
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Don't Need No Doctor
Wild Night
Hard Workin’ Man
Love Her Madly
Gold On Ceiling
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Johnny B Goode
Everybody Talks
Treat Her Right
Hard To Handle
Last Nite
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Dancing With Myself
Wagon Wheel
Rocking Me Baby
Fortunate Son
Hicktown
Mother
Desire
Friends In Low Places
Crackerman
Chicken Fried
Authority Song
Seven Nation Army
Pink Houses
She Hates Me
Kansas City Hey Joe
Roadhouse Blues
My Best Friend’s Girl
Honky Tonk Blues
I'm A Believer
Rock All Nite
LaGrange
Knockin' Heaven's Door
Brown Eyed Girl
Plush
Pride and Joy

Gig Log:

Urban Sprawl rocks another venue in our hometown of Plainfield!
Carter Szok and Neal Rudnik
Neal Rudnik's guitars Neal's guitar rig

 

JT's Porch | Lombard, IL
 

Friday May 8th
JT's Porch | Lombard, IL

Set One
Call Me The Breeze
Dead Flowers
Wild Night
Hard Workin’ Man
Love Her Madly
Gold On Ceiling
Johnny B Goode
Everybody Talks
Treat Her Right
Copperhead Road
Don't Need No Doctor
Rocking Me Baby
Fortunate Son

Set Two
Hicktown
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Last Nite
Hard To Handle
Best Friend’s Girl
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Authority Song
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Dancing With Myself
Wagon Wheel
Chicken Fried
Save A Horse
Shook Me All Night
What I Like About You
LaGrange

Set Three
Bad Girlfriend
Mother
Lonely Boy
Rock All Nite
Amie
Plush
Seven Nation Army
Pink Houses
Say It Ain’t So
She Hates Me
Simple Man


Gig Log:

Steve Ehlers of Urban Sprawl
Neal Rudnik, Carter Szok and Kenny Vercellotti of Urban Sprawl
Carter Szok and Kenny Vercellotti of Urban Sprawl
Neal Rudnik of Urban Sprawl
Carter Szok of Urban Sprawl

 

Tailgaters | Bolingbrook, IL
 

Thursday April 16th
Tailgaters | Bolingbrook, IL

Set One
Roadhouse Blues
Hard Workin’ Man
Johnny B Goode
Rocking Me Baby
Fortunate Son
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Save A Horse Ride a Cowboy
Blues Before Sunrise
Mother



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Gig Log:

We were proud to be the opening act for The Marshall Tucker Band! With a full house at Tailgaters of 400 plus music fans, this was probably Urban Sprawl’s largest crowd. The patrons were fantastic and eager for live music and the guys from Marshall Tucker were very laid back and super cool.
Urban Sprawl, Neal Rudnik, Steve Ehlers Urban Sprawl, Steve Ehlers, Kenny Vercellotti

 

Willowbrook Lanes | Willowbrook, IL
 

Saturday March 28th
Willowbrook Lanes | Willowbrook, IL

Set One
Featuring Neal on Vocals
Fly Away
Wild Night
Everyday I Have The Blues

Featuring Chrissy Karl on Vocals
Here for the Party
The More I Drink
Downtown
Kerosene
Automatic
Gun powder and Lead
Give One Reason
Dock of the Bay

Featuring Patrick Fritz on Vocals
Roadhouse Blues
Johnny B Good
Best Friend’s Girl
Back to Neal on Vocals
Call Me The Breeze
Rockin Me Baby

Set Two
Featuring Neal on Vocals
Honky Tonk Woman
Beer In Mexico
Dead Flowers
Tush

Featuring Patrick Fritz on Vocals
Save A Horse
Pride and Joy
Blister In The Sun
I’m A Believer
Every Rose has it's Thorn
Hey Joe
Simple Man
Plush

Featuring Neal on Vocals
What I Like About You
La Grange
The Joker

Neal and Patrick Acoustic
In Color
Drink A Beer

Set Three
Featuring Chrissy Karl on Vocals
Seven Nation Army
She Is
Want U to Want Me
Fastest Girl In Town
Gotta Feeling
Creep

Featuring Patrick Fritz on Vocals
Friends In Low Places
Turn The Page
Wanted Dead or Alive
Time of Your Life
Folsome Prison

Featuring Neal on Vocals
Drifin' Blues
House Is A Rockin’
The Joker


Gig Log:

We had a blast at a new venue! Steve couldn’t make the show, so we enlisted the services of Chrissy Karl and Patrick Fritz to assist. Both singers brought a unique sound and allowed us to perform some different and new material.



Urban Sprawl, Chrissy Karl, Patrick Fritz

 

Katie O'Connor's | Plainfield, IL
 

Saturday March 14th
Katie O'Connor's | Plainfield, IL

Set One
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Wild Night
Hard Workin’ Man
Love Her Madly
Gold On Ceiling
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Johnny B Goode
Move It On Over
Molly’s Chambers
Rocking Me Baby
Fortunate Son
Blister In The Sun

Set Two
Roadhouse Blues
Hicktown
Last Nite
Hard To Handle
My Best Friend’s Girl
Best Friend’s Girl
Authority Song
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Dancing With Myself
Friends In Low
Wagon Wheel
Chicken Fried
Sweet Home Alabama
All Summer Long
Shook Me All Night
Save A Horse Ride a Cowboy
Desire
Like About You
LaGrange

Set Three
Seven Nation Army
Lonely Boy
Rock All Nite Party Everyday
Honky Tonk Woman
I'm A Believer
Pink Houses
Call Me Breeze
Folsom Prison Blues
Brown Eye Girl
Pink Houses
She Hates Me
Pride and Joy
Mother
Simple Man
Hey Joe


Gig Log:

Urban Sprawl headlined Katie’ O’Connor’s annual St. Patrick’s event and you would be hard pressed to find an open seat. Jubilation was a plenty and the dancing started early. Highlights included one dancer doing a backflip over the stage monitor taking out microphone stands and throwing beer everywhere. Fun Times.
Urban Sprawl at Katie O'Connor's Urban Sprawl at Katie O'Connor's, Neal Rudnik Urban Sprawl at Katie O'Connor's, Carter Szok, Kenny Vercellotti

 

Gaynors | Medinah, IL
 

Friday February 27th
Gaynors | Medinah, IL

Set One
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Dead Flowers
Hard Workin’ Man
Blues Before Sunrise
Love Her Madly
Gold On Ceiling
Crazy Thing Love
Johnny B Goode
Don't Need No Doctor
Seven Nation Army
Folsome Prison Blues
Desire
Song 2
Fortunate Son
LaGrange

Set Two
Roadhouse Blues
Hard To Handle
My Best Friend’s Girl
Should I Stay/Go?
Dancing Myself
Authority Song
Sweet Home Alabama
All Summer Long
Blister In The Sun
Honky Tonk Woman
I'm A Believer
Wagon Wheel
Chicken Fried
What I Like About You
Rocking Me Baby
Save A Horse Ride a Cowboy
Shook Me All Night

Set Three
Rock All Nite Party Everyday
Call Me Breeze
Turn The Page
Pink Houses
Mother
Pride and Joy
Hey Joe
Friends In Low
Simple Man
Plush
The Joker
Knockin' on Heaven 's Door


Gig Log:

Gaynor’s welcomed us with open arms! Due to Kenny’s obligations to the Air Guard, John Trob makes a guest appearance on the bass guitar.
Urban Sprawl Rock Band at Gaynors

 

McBrides | Plainfield, IL
 

Friday February 27th
McBrides | Plainfield, IL

Set One
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Dead Flowers
Hard Workin’ Man
Love Her Madly
Gold On Ceiling
Crazy Thing Love
Johnny B Goode
Don't Need No Doctor
Seven Nation Army
Desire
Song 2
Fortunate Son
LaGrange

Set Two
Hard To Handle
Best Friend’s Girl
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Beer In Mexico
Rock All Nite
Dancing With Myself
Pride & Joy
Blister In The Sun
Wagon Wheel
Chicken Fried
Sweet Home Alabama
Authority Song
Hicktown
Save A Horse Ride a Cowboy
Shook Me All Night

Set Three
Honky Tonk Woman
I'm A Believer
Say It Ain’t So
Mother
Rocking Me Baby
Simple Man
Plush
Hey Joe


Gig Log:


Urban Sprawl Rock Band with Neal Rudnik Urban Sprawl Rock Band

 

Q Bar | Darien, IL
 

Friday February 6th
Q Bar | Darien, IL

Set One
Roadhouse Blues
Hard To Handle
Hard Workin’ Man
Best Friend’s Girl
Rocking Me Baby
Gold On Ceiling
Crazy Thing Love
Somebody Told Me
Need No Doctor
Fortunate Son
Authority Song
Hicktown
Dancing With Myself
Chicken Fried
Save A Horse
Shook Me All Night
Blister In The Sun
Sweet Home Alabama
All Summer Long
What I Like About You
Plush
Pride and Joy
Pink Houses
Hey Joe

Set Two with Shade of Blues
Red House
Honky Tonk Woman
Wagon Wheel
Call Me The Breeze
Simple Man
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Johnny B Goode
The Joker


Gig Log:

Urban Sprawl returned to Q Bar in Darien with special guests and good friends, Shade of Blues.
Urban Sprawl Band, Neal Rudnik, Carter Szok, Steve Ehlers, Kenny Vercellotti

 

JT's Porch | Lombard, IL
 

Saturday January 30th
JT's Porch | Lombard, IL

Set One
Keep Your Hands To Yourself
Love Her Madly
Last Nite
Hard To Handle
Crazy Thing Love
Gold On Ceiling
Dead Flowers
Somebody Told Me
Call Me The Breeze
Johnny B Goode
Copperhead Road
Don't Need No Doctor
Hard Workin’ Man
Treat Her Right
Move It On Over
Fortunate Son
LaGrange

Set Two
Hicktown
My Best Friend’s Girl
Blitzkrieg Bop
Rocking Me Baby
Rock All Nite
Dancing With Myself
Authority Song
Wagon Wheel
Chicken Fried
Save A Horse Ride a Cowboy
Shook Me All Night Long
Blister In The Sun
Sweet Home Alabama
All Summer Long
Friends In Low Places
Like About You
Plush

Set Three
Roadhouse Blues
Seven Nation Army
Amie
Pride and Joy
Pink Houses
Mother
She Hates Me
Mustang Sally Sweet Caroline
Honky Tonk Woman
Brown Eye Girl
Simple Man
Everybody Talks
Hey Joe


Gig Log:

Urban Sprawl kicked off 2015 in memorable fashion and you’d been hard pressed to find an open bar stool! Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Gold On The Ceiling, Hicktown and Dancing With Myself made debuts while Pat Fritz and Chrissy Karl guest starred on lead vocals.
Urban Sprawl Rock Band Urban Sprawl Rock Band, Neal Rudnik, Carter Szok, Steve Ehlers, Kenny VercellottiNeal Rudnik of Urban Sprawl

 
 

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