Township quick list
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Reggie's Rock Club
Live Wire Lounge
Underground Lounge


Wed. Sep. 03
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
18+ / Township - 7PM

Wed. Sep. 03
CREEPOID
MY DAD
SHAHMAN
18+ / Township - 9PM

Thu. Sep. 04
PINK GUYS
THE PLEASURE CENTERS
LOOSE DRUGS
CONTROL
21+ / Township - 8PM

Fri. Sep. 05
ABLE BAKER FOX
RARE ANIMALS
STILL MACHINE
QUIET CAR
18+ / Township - 8PM

Sat. Sep. 06
EMILY'S ARMY
DESERT SHARKS
LIPSTICK HOMICIDE
All ages / Township - 6PM

Sat. Sep. 06
THE REPOS
INMATES
MR. CALIFORNIA
MONGOLOID
18+ / Township - 10PM

Sun. Sep. 07
WORK IT OUT
18+ / Township - 6PM

Sun. Sep. 07
PERDITION
FORFEIT
TOP SHELF LICKERS
NESS
18+ / Township - 8PM

Mon. Sep. 08
BRENDAN & THE BLACK JACKETS
THE VOLUPTUALS
CLOUDMAKER
21+ / Township - 8PM

Tue. Sep. 09
TIJUANA HERCULES
YAIRMS
AlhhlA
IMELDA MARCOS
21+ / Township - 8PM

Wed. Sep. 10
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
18+ / Township - 7PM

Wed. Sep. 10
DEAD SHERIFF
RECURSED
THE HYSS
KILLWAVE
21+ / Township - 9PM



VOLTAGE COBRA

Tue. Sep. 02 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
VOLTAGE COBRA - listen
Camilo Peña (guitar, lead vocals), George Bowles (bass), and Robert Gonzalez (drums) playing rock and roll in the vein of Clutch, Helmet, Kyuss, Motorhead, and Queens of the Stone Age.
DEAD LETTER
Dead Letter is a trio of young, handsome veterans from Chicago playing sludgy, fuzzy, tight-ass rock music. Featuring ex/current members of The Ghostrunner Assembly, The Armor Class, The Leslie Sisson Band, Lovers, Merle The Mule, Dark Watch, and many others, their music recalls Sabbath, Kyuss, and early 90's Melvins with a Radiohead pop sensibility. They also pair surprisingly well with straight bourbon whiskey and session ales. Sipping metal.
BEAT DRUN JUEL - listen
Chicago power trio. Rock riffs with unsettling, chanteuse-y vocals.






STAND-UP THROW DOWN

Wed. Sep. 03 - 7:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
Stand-Up Throw Down is a collective of 6 of Chicago's sharpest comedians, on a mission to push Chicago stand-up comedy to the forefront of the national comedy scene. Committed to bringing the very best to the stage, whether it's one of their own or a booked guest, the team, consisting of Sarah Gallagher, Timmy Brochu, Josh Johnson, Tamara Chambers, Aaron Sutherland and Bobby Hill have thrown their hat in the ring and are ready to rumble!






CREEPOID

Wed. Sep. 03 - 9:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
CREEPOID
“Tape music turned nearly folk, Creepoid has evolved from intentionally fuzzed out anthems to empathetic tracks that expand on the band’s strengths while unveiling new instances of melodic genius and concise craft…Bringing to mind wintery landscapes and a vibe of springtime dusks, Creepoid’s Horse Heaven is definitely an enjoyable eternity if you can see how the fallen angels might be right.”-The Deli Magazine : Feb 2011 Record of the Month
MY DAD - listen
Feedback, fury and drums.
SHAHMAN - listen
Guitar/vocals & drums duo. Originally from North Bay, Ontario, Canada (currently making their home in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada). The best aspects of early-90s math/post-rock without sounding at all derivative.






PINK GUYS

Thu. Sep. 04 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
PINK GUYS
Pink Guys are a DIY punk band from Chicago that started in the year 2014 as a side project to their other more famous punk band while
their guitarist dug up dinosaur skeletons and Jesus scrolls in Peru.This supergroup trio consists of Justin Wexler on drums, Michael Twietmeyer on guitar/vocals, and Craig Woods on bass/vocals. Pink Guys play short melodic catchy punk songs and drink a whole hell of a lot of seltzer. Potential fans would include people who are nostalgic about their not so joyous 1990's memories and 30 something year old, pop punk, heart throb, jaded, sad, unhip, losers. Come be friends with the guys, or just sit back and think about all But please listen, be a Pink Guy with the Pink Guys. the
debut 12 song full length cassette titled "2342" will be available in August from Be Happy Records.
THE PLEASURE CENTERS - listen
The Pleasure Centers are a Chicago three piece power pop band. Our band members range from handsome to stunning, and we play fast, short power pop songs. No slow songs or solos!
LOOSE DRUGS
Just two regular guys waiting to become pep-peps.
CONTROL
Horror and folklore interface in Control. Petulant gang vocals, guitar solos, distorted bass, and sober rock rhythms amount to discordant melodies. Laugh--but smile no more.






ABLE BAKER FOX

Fri. Sep. 05 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
ABLE BAKER FOX (members of Small Brown Bike and Casket Lottery)
It all started with a phone call from Missouri to Michigan. Baseball was the original subject, but as always, it quickly turned to music. The friendship was forged years ago between Mike Reed and Nathan Ellis when their bands, Small Brown Bike and The Casket Lottery, toured together. But this was today and the two decided to start from scratch. The idea was shared with Mike's former band mates, his brother Ben Reed and drummer Jeff Gensterblum. From there, Able Baker Fox was born. Their debut album "Voices" was recorded in 4 days and released in 2007. Fast forward to today -- Able Baker Fox is alive and well -- playing shows and working on LP2.
RARE ANIMALS
Reverb, Delay, Distortion, Mayhem... musical thoughts created by Bryce Martin of Die Princess Die, Memory and John Rejba of Boys Life, The Farewell Bend
STILL MACHINE
Firm in their convictions, Still Machine draw on influences from Low, Joy Division, early Killing Joke and the like to spin a moody web of harmonic counterpoint and poly-rhythm intense enough to raise hairs, yet bewitching enough to sway. In keeping with Chicago's unspoken rules of incestuous musical projects, this unlikely post punk/ indie rock conglomeration comes correct from the hands of vocalist/guitarist Ray Dybzinski (orig. Timeout Drawer, Sounding Spirals), bassist Jason Goldberg (orig. Timeout Drawer, Beak, Svlphvrvs), drummer Mike Rataj (arbogast, Cask), and pedal steel marvel Thomas McGettrick (The Harrow, Mar Caribe).
QUIET CAR - listen
Hailing from the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago, Quiet Car is a four piece band that is looking to bring back the power and energy of post-hardcore and early emo.






EMILY'S ARMY

Sat. Sep. 06 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
EMILY'S ARMY - listen
“Don’t Be a Dick!” Words of wisdom from the mouth of new teenage pop punk band Emily’s Army. Influenced by the rich East Bay music scene, Gilman Street, classic power pop, and garage rock, Emily’s Army craft heartfelt teenage anthems dealing in cautionary tales, politics, and the pressures of adolescence.
DESERT SHARKS - listen
Desert Sharks are a NYC based quartet of ladies who are sure to be your favorite band to have at your house show. Under the name Recordings, the tough as shit lasses have collected four straight up attitude-driven rock’n’roll. Other reviews seem to love comparing them the Runaways and they do lean towards the Joan Jett school of thought. But listen closer and you will see they have the rocking chops à la Sleater-Kinney (with The Woods specifically in mind) mixed with the ‘get the fuck outta my way’ swagger of the Pandoras and Coathangers.
LIPSTICK HOMICIDE - listen
Lipstick Homicide (Kate Kane, Rachel Feldman and Lucas Ferguson) have been making a big noise in Iowa City for six years or so, starting out at West High School. If you haven’t seen them play live, then you don’t get out much–and you’ve missed out. Their live sound is an exquisitely textured roar made up of Kate Kane’s slashing guitar, Rachel’s driving bass and Lucas’ frenetic drumming.






THE REPOS

Sat. Sep. 06 - 10:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
Sarah Ryczek's 40th Birthday Extravaganza!
THE REPOS
The Repos are a Chicago band that plays a vicious style of hardcore inspired by the likes of Septic Death, Infest, early Jerry's Kids, Poison Idea, and of course Youth of Today. Get your wig combed back.
INMATES
If GISM and GAUZE did it in the back of a dirty van in Cleveland, and Integrity rubbed one out in the front seat, they'd push out the new Inmates LP, which will be available at this show. First new record since 2007. This will be their third show this year. Here are the scene sweethearts endearing themselves to the ABC NO RIO crowd earlier this year.
MR. CALIFORNIA
Mr. California (its goofy and campy) usually a drum machine and guitar.
MONGOLOID
Portland punks by way of St. Louis and Cleveland. A modern classic. FFO Brown Sugar, punk.






WORK IT OUT

Sun. Sep. 07 - 6:00 pm - 18+ -
WORK IT OUT (COMEDY OPEN MIC)
Weekly rotating hosts, mic will be the host’s call. You may get 3 min, 4 min, or 6. It’s up the host. Sheeeit, you may have to sit and wait for 8. ; )
This hot mess coordinated by the original overlord, monte lamonte.






PERDITION

Sun. Sep. 07 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
PERDITION
“For tightly played punk that sticks in your head long after the beers are all chugged, Perdition is somewhere everyone should go.” Steve Steward - Fort Worth Weekly
FORFEIT - listen
Play it sadder.
TOP SHELF LICKERS - listen
There are punk bands and then there are punk bands. Then you have the Top Shelf Lickers, a band who retains the fun-loving spirit of punk without getting held down by it's three chord ceiling. A four-piece powerhouse from Chicago, they've brought their energy and hooks to many places including countless Windy City staples. The band's spirit burns brightest on their latest EP "Heart Beats Brain!" recorded at Chicago's renowned Atlas Studios.
NESS - listen
We're a four piece indie punk band from the suburbs of Chicago.






BRENDAN & THE BLACK JACKETS

Mon. Sep. 08 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
BRENDAN & THE BLACK JACKETS - listen
Three-piece indie-rock band from Chicago, IL. Lazy guitars, smashy drums, feedback and big shameless hooks. These songs are best screamed on your bike in the rain.
THE VOLUPTUALS - listen
Skirting along in the 4th dimension.
CLOUDMAKER - listen
Sometimes your friends are exactly who you think. Sometimes your Friday night goes exactly as planned, and you wake up feeling refreshed for the workday to come. For the other times, there's Cloudmaker: Spoiling it for the rest of us since 2014.






TIJUANA HERCULES

Tue. Sep. 09 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
TIJUANA HERCULES - listen
Tijuana Hercules are a positively unhinged rock band, a deep impact, off-the-rails bullseye, that sound moments away from shearing off into shrapnel under the ramshackle hedonism of every song. Singer and guitarist John Vernon Forbes performs with a revolving gypsy band of drummers, horn players, keyboard players, percussionists, and assorted other noisemakers. The band's primary emphasis is pounding out bare-bones blues rattles that make it easy to understand why holy rollers viscerally understood rock and roll's threat to God. With a band like Tijuana Hercules, the phrase "stolen thunder" takes on an entirely new meaning.
YAIRMS - listen
Yairms is a mood swinging man with a bag of tricks. You never know where he's at. Yairms plays furious mid-fi pop music, and currently resides in Durham City.
AlhhlA
Formerly Wizards of Time.
IMELDA MARCOS - listen
Instrumental indie math rock, noise pop (whatever that means).






STAND-UP THROW DOWN

Wed. Sep. 10 - 7:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
Stand-Up Throw Down is a collective of 6 of Chicago's sharpest comedians, on a mission to push Chicago stand-up comedy to the forefront of the national comedy scene. Committed to bringing the very best to the stage, whether it's one of their own or a booked guest, the team, consisting of Sarah Gallagher, Timmy Brochu, Josh Johnson, Tamara Chambers, Aaron Sutherland and Bobby Hill have thrown their hat in the ring and are ready to rumble!






DEAD SHERIFF

Wed. Sep. 10 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
DEAD SHERIFF - listen
4 friends getting together to make honest, real, rock 'n' roll music. Thunder + Thunder + Fuzz + Whiskey + Lots of Influences= Dead Sheriff's unique sound.
The testimonials Speak for themselves:
"Nothing compares to Dead Sheriff's live show, they leave everything on the stage"
"Old School Rock with a mix of Alternative Blues riff's, My feet wouldn't stop moving."
"If you Ain't moving at a Dead Sheriff show, check your pulse."
RECURSED - listen
The idea is to make dark, aggressive alt rock/ punk/ grunge. Sci-fi space death punk stuff, Using the template of taking group improvisations and turning them into songs. imagery of the constant self destructive everyday human behaviors that build into endless loops of patterns, crashing against themselves endlessly.
THE HYSS - listen
The HŸSS emerged from the snake pits of Mount Awesome in the winter of 2012 with a penchant for the sweet sounds of fuzz, grunge and doom. They like to party.
KILLWAVE - listen
Killwave create music that can feel cold and murderous on one song, to open and spiritual on the next. Impassioned singing over freeing ambient sounds juxtapose against imprisoned dance workouts overlaid by claustrophobic yelps; the dark sonic worlds of Killwave explode without warning. Combining strong vocal pop hooks, rock structures and dance grooves, Killwave carves out a blinding path of influences. From stylized synth pop on “Don’t Fret” to the head-banging Wax Trax sounds of “Kill the King” Killwave reinvent themselves with each song.






NERVOUS PASSENGER

Thu. Sep. 11 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
Record release show for Nervous Passenger's "Way Too Weird!"
NERVOUS PASSENGER - listen
Nervous Passenger is a punk band from Chicago, IL. Stephan Jurgovan plays guitar and sings, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya plays bass and sings, and Brendan Smyth plays drums. Most of their songs are about girls and/or friends and/or beer, and they’re super fun to sing along to.
THE SASS DRAGONS - listen
"We are a three dude rock group. Some of the things we like are people getting kicked in the nards, drinking beer, doing drugs, running around with slinkies on our wieners, and we laugh especially hard when people bonk their heads on things. Oh, and also when people slip on banana peels we might pee our pants laughing so much. Remember the part in ROBOCOP when Kurtwood Smith sez "Can you fly Bobby?"
NO TWO WAYNES - listen
No Two Waynes carries on the great Chicago punk sound to a new generation. Fast drums, great melodies, and solid guitar riffs are just a few reasons to listen to No Two Waynes. This quartet burns through a set fast and as good as any band. They don't waste a minute with chatter.
RAT HAMMER - listen
Scummy bros with food stamps drinking while playing rock music and drinking.






HUNTERCHILD

Fri. Sep. 12 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
HUNTERCHILD
Hunterchild's 2014 self-titled debut album is an emotionally direct, darkly sexual mix of R&B-infused electronic pop. Featuring production from Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, Wax Fang) and showcasing lead singer Luke Aaron Jones' throaty, sanguine vocals and keyboardist/percussionist Marty Sprowles' sparse, moody arrangements, the album is an immediately arresting, unforgettable collection of songs. Born out of the 2012 breakup of the duo's previous band, Dreamers of the Ghetto (which also left Jones divorced from Dreamers keyboardist Lauren Jones), Hunterchild became the vehicle by which Jones and Sprowles could express their anger, sadness, and aching sense of loss.
UNUR - listen
One person and a handful of machines and strings creating minimal dystopian post-something.
GEL SET - listen
Sad to say, not even one sub-quartier of the 20 Jazz Funk Greats mechanism has actually visited the windiest city, certainly not the rougher part of its liniage so we cannot elaborate upon the subject matter of U-lock In My Hand. We don’t know very much about Gel Set either, only that she’s a vision a gun toting, mace wielding armour-clad High Places patrolling the ghettos of ethereal indie pop with the scarred grimace of Snake Plisken.






WORK IT OUT

Sun. Sep. 14 - 6:00 pm - 18+ -
WORK IT OUT (COMEDY OPEN MIC)
Weekly rotating hosts, mic will be the host’s call. You may get 3 min, 4 min, or 6. It’s up the host. Sheeeit, you may have to sit and wait for 8. ; )
This hot mess coordinated by the original overlord, monte lamonte.






CARBONLEAK

Sun. Sep. 14 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
CARBONLEAK - listen
Dark, fuzzed-out pop from NWI.
VETTER KIDS - listen
Current and former members of Sohns, Brother/Ghost, Yes, Inferno and God Townes.
OK SARA
Wimpy dudes trying to sound tough since fall 2012.






BIKE COPS

Mon. Sep. 15 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
BIKE COPS - listen
Bike Cops: Jangly, fuzzy, garage-pop from Chicago. Enjoys science fiction movies, backyard hangouts, and hates getting popcorn stuck in their teeth.
GLOBELAMP - listen
My name is Elizabeth Le Fey. This is all of our globe now we gotta light it up.
PEOPLES TEMPLE OF AMERICA - listen
PTA started from a combination of MK64, Mary Jane, and Polar Pops.
HIDDEN BILLBOARDS
Hidden Billboards is built on the sonic foundation of late 80's and early 90's melodic effects-driven guitar bands such as Ride, the Cure, MVB, and the Stone Roses. Featuring former members of The Rusty Pipes and Lamar, Hidden Billboards combines psychedelic soundscapes with strong guitar driven melodies.






FROGBELLY & SYMPHONY

Tue. Sep. 16 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
FROGBELLY & SYMPHONY - listen
Forms of composing and producing tailor a surrealist collage of vast stylistic bandwidth. Academically trained in traditional instrument playing and utilizing various producing techniques, this band systematically processes every imaginable acoustic influence. Frogbelly and Symphony take the inspirational tint from centuries of musical repertoires, a universal perception of sound and examine the nature of music with an open door to a new dimension. A subjective look on an inexhaustible miracle.
PAUL CARY - listen
Former front man for In the Red recording artists The Horrors, Paul Cary is back with a new lineup and a new set of haunting melodies.






STAND-UP THROW DOWN

Wed. Sep. 17 - 7:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
Stand-Up Throw Down is a collective of 6 of Chicago's sharpest comedians, on a mission to push Chicago stand-up comedy to the forefront of the national comedy scene. Committed to bringing the very best to the stage, whether it's one of their own or a booked guest, the team, consisting of Sarah Gallagher, Timmy Brochu, Josh Johnson, Tamara Chambers, Aaron Sutherland and Bobby Hill have thrown their hat in the ring and are ready to rumble!




Wed. Sep. 17 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
ELECTRO MEHTERAN - listen
Steeped in progressive-Balkan jazz backdrops, Electro Mehteran crafts retro-futuristic Rubik’s cube-style songs. Listeners may feel as though they’re reading a Grant Morrison storyline while a Danny Elfman record crackles in the background. Although their tunes are analytical curiosities, they’re no arm-chair affair: Electro Mehteran invokes a brassy fire that sets dance-floors aflame with a passion for math and speaking in tongues. Somewhere between daft and deft, this Chicagoan sextet assaults genre boundaries and pushes listeners to ponder.
BYZANTINE TIME MACHINE - listen
Currently residing in the year 2014, Byzantine Time Machine has found a way to combine the latest advances in audio technology with musical styles that go back to “Byzantine” times. The sounds of their voices and instruments are converted into ones and zeros, filtered through time-shifting algorithms and sent back to the analog world for your listening pleasure and dancing enjoyment!
IMPOSSIBLE! - listen
Impossible! is an exerimental rock band formed from the dust of the Berlin Wall. Six small clumps of earth blown by unreasonable winds until they landed in Chicago and decided that making music was the next-best thing to walling off the Soviet bloc. Their sound falls somewhere between punk, Balkan folk, progressive rock, and ol'-time jazz.




Thu. Sep. 18 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
PURPLE 7 - listen
Born out of the heady Magnetic South collective, Purple 7 features members of Defiance, OH, Landlord, Fat Shadow and Hot New Mexicans.
MARC RUVOLO
Marc Ruvolo has been a fixture of the Chicago D.I.Y. punk scene since 1984, when he booked his first All Ages show in the "party room" at a Chicago Loop YWCA. In 1989 he founded Johann's Face Records, which went on to release records for The Alkaline Trio, and The Smoking Popes, as well as Marc's own bands, No Empathy, The Traitors, The Atari Star, and Das Kapital. Currently, he owns and operates Bucket O' Blood Books and Records, and sings and plays guitar in The Fur Coats (Dirt Cult Records).




Fri. Sep. 19 - 5:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
DESPISE YOU
California’s purest personification of hate, formed in Inglewood in the year 1995 . The band utilizes a dual vocal style with male & female vocals and a political edge similar to Man Is The Bastard or Capitalist Casualties.
CREATOR/DESTROYER
Artists formerly known as Releaser. grinding dbeat from Dallas.
SICK/TIRED
Sick/Tired play blistering fast grindcore featuring ex members of Weekend Nachos and MK Ultra. They are currently working on a summer 2014 LP for A389 records.
SEA OF SHIT - listen
Grinding power violence from Chicago.
LIFES - listen
Milwaukee fastcore fathers.
XABRUPTX
XAbruptX is Elisa shredding riffs and Robert pounding blast beats. Two homies playing FAST music.




Fri. Sep. 19 - 10:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
VELOCICOPTER - listen
That was the sound of a tool chest... falling down the stairs.
LIKE LIKE THE THE THE DEATH - listen
LIKE LIKE THE THE THE DEATH (LLTTTD) is a post-punk/noise rock band from Milwaukee, WI, USA. They enjoy Canadian beer, Twerk Team videos, writing new themes to old board game commercials, and street daggering.
BURN PERMITS - listen
Formed in late -2013 by members of Fake Limbs (Bryan Gleason), Police Teeth (Chris Rasmussen), and Korean Jeans (Neal Markowski), Chicago's Burn Permits is a stripped down three-piece rock band. Think of the muscle of Silkworm, the jangle of the Wedding Present, the downstrokes of the Wipers, the expansiveness of Crazy Horse, and the roar of Husker Du and you're getting pretty close to what these three are working with.
TEXAS CHAINSTORE MANAGER
3 piece heavy semi-technical ever grunge.




Sat. Sep. 20 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
KOJI - listen
For over five years, Andrew Shiraki (known to most as Koji), has toured and promoted a handful of EPs, 7-inch singles and full-length splits with the likes of Into It. Over It. and La Dispute in the most DIY way possible – on the road, performing in the basements, VFW halls and clubs of the world, armed with nothing more than an acoustic guitar and his voice.
MARK ROSE
Mark Rose is a twenty-nine year old singer/songwriter from Chicago. Former front man of the band Spitalfield (1998-2007), & lifetime ALF enthusiast-- Mark writes his own blend of R&B infused rock and pop that leaves you somewhere between 1983 & the present. Mark studied music composition at Columbia College in Chicago for two years before signing a recording contract with Spitalfield in 2003 to Victory Records. The group disbanded at the end of 2007, but not before releasing three full-length albums, selling over 130,000 copies worldwide, and taking their music to the stage in nine countries on three continents. As one chapter ends a new chapter begins for the young musician. Rose released "Wonderful Trouble", his first full length solo effort, in the Summer of 2011. Already logging over 250 tour dates under his own name-- he is showing no sign of slowing down.
JARED GRABB (of Scouts Honor) - listen
Jared Grabb has been performing and recording since 1995. He has played in a great many bands, the most notable being The Forecast (Victory Records) and Scouts Honor (No Idea Records). He has toured the country many times and performed alongside acts such as Against Me!, William Elliott Whitmore, Ten Grand, Minsk, Fire When Ready, The Junior Varsity, Jena Berlin, Catburglars, Bridge And Tunnel, Das Kapital, The Gunshy, Picture Books, Why Intercept?, Landmines, The Great Redneck Hope, Light The Fuse And Run, Lewis & Clarke, Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova), Fordirelifesake, Logan's Loss, One AM Radio, The Forecast, Rescue, Moneen, Park, and The White Octave. Jared Grabb has also performed in Germany and at The Fest in Gainesville, Florida. Jared currently gets loud with Angry Gods.
JASON DOUGLASS SWEARINGEN (of Love & Squalor)
Jason Douglass Swearingen (ex-Love And Squalor) plays acoustic songs with elements of country, pop and punk.




Sun. Sep. 21 - 5:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
SLOTHRUST - listen
“Slothrust’s sound is intricate and woven into careful patterns like grandma’s favorite quilt. Leah’s aggressive and slightly Nico monotone vocals coupled with melodic guitar parts and funky bass lines offer a dazzling balance of rock and blues.” - The New York Deli
THE WINTER ME - listen
The Winter Me are an alternative rock band formed in Chicago, Illinois in 2009. Formed by Jason Johnson (guitar, vocals), the band's lineup also includes Justin Wexler (drums) and Eorl Scholl (bass). Utilizing cooing vocals and largely inspired by the likes of bands such as Smashing Pumpkins and My Bloody Valentine, The Winter Me's sound contains elements of shoegaze, alternative rock, dream pop and mope rock. The group has self-recorded two demos worth of material since its formation and is currently working on establishing its presence in the Chicago indie-scene.




Sun. Sep. 21 - 9:00 pm - 18+ -
CELLULAR CHAOS
CREEPY BAND - listen
Creepy Band was born on the Devils night. Five souls came together to play a single show October 30, 2010, and play they did. The combination of the guitar, bass, drums, church organ, and screaming vocals wove together in a dissonant harmony, loud yet maintaining a subtle eeriness not to be forgotten. They quickly realized that the horror must be continued and are now doomed to haunt Chicago venues forever with their distinct new genre of Creepy Rock 'n' Roll...
ARTS OF LIFE BAND
CANNING
featuring Ricky Canning




Mon. Sep. 22 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
NEVERENDER (members of Himalayan and Witchbanger) - listen
John plays 4 strings. Kris plays 6 strings. Dylan plays 0 strings.
OMINOUS BLACK - listen
Ominous Black is a heavy psychedelic beard metal band hailing from Philadelphia that consists of Jason Verdone, Chris Kauth and newly added Evan Pontell-Schaefer (ex Eternity Void and currently of Sadgiqacea and Decieverion) that started in late 2007.
Ominous Black is proudly uses Saluda Cymbals and Emperor Cabs.
MOHICAN - listen
Mohican is a 3-piece instrumental rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Loud music from the pine barons.
BALLS ALDRIN
Skate thrash astronauts on whiskey, cocaine and freeze dried ice cream.




Tue. Sep. 23 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
TWO HOUSES - listen
Remember the ’90s, when Nickelodeon was mostly awesome and Jim Carrey was god among men? So do we. Remember middle school, when you started listening to punk rock and you still had braces and that one pair of JNCO shorts? So do we. Remember high school, when you started a band that didn’t really get anywhere, but even now you still kind of think it had potential? So do we. Remember last night? Neither do we. Two Houses.
THE JUKEBOX ROMANTICS - listen
"The Jukebox Romantics are 4 certifiable and usually belligerent punk rockers from southern NY. Since releasing their debut album on Altercation Records in 2009, the Jukebox Romantics have taken their talked-about live show from coast to coast including dates during Austins SXSW 2010/2011 festivals and the Warped Tour and Gainesville's The Fest 9 in late 2010. With a genre hopping approach to their sound, the Jukebox Romantics channel their influences of bands like The Clash, Bouncing Souls, and One Man Army through personal song writing and their ability and eagerness to be absorbed by their audiences. 2011 saw the release of their sophomoric album, "A Lion and A Guy," as well as a fury of touring. The JBR's self-released a limited 300 copy pressed EP "Hollywood is Dead" in late 2012 and then later for digital download on Death to False Hope Records. More nomadic adventures ensued in 2013 as well as recording for their 3rd full length album. "Plot Points" was recorded in the late summer of 2013. Produced by Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls, JBRs plan on releasing "Plot Points" in late 2014. Come hang out, have some fun, and make some new friends at a Jukebox Romantics show!"
OC45
"These guys are the epitome of DIY. They book all their own events, set up all their own tours, fund everything on their own and do a savage job rocking faces off at every stage they play. Not to mention the guys are just general cool dudes." - Bloghead Podcast
COSTANZA - listen
If you take everything Costanza has accomplished in their musical careers and condense it down to one day, it looks decent! Costanza battled shrinkage, George Steinbrenner, and the death of their fiancé Susan, to record a demo in the spring of 2010. After some lineup changes, a brief spat with the Van Buren Boys, and driving many women to become lesbians, Costanza is back with new music including their “Shitty Fucking Choices” EP, and a split 7 inch with NY punkers Warm Needles. Come out and see them or they’ll be forced to go back to work at that shithole Kruger Industrial Smoothing.




Wed. Sep. 24 - 7:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
Stand-Up Throw Down is a collective of 6 of Chicago's sharpest comedians, on a mission to push Chicago stand-up comedy to the forefront of the national comedy scene. Committed to bringing the very best to the stage, whether it's one of their own or a booked guest, the team, consisting of Sarah Gallagher, Timmy Brochu, Josh Johnson, Tamara Chambers, Aaron Sutherland and Bobby Hill have thrown their hat in the ring and are ready to rumble!




Wed. Sep. 24 - 9:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
TWINSMITH - listen
Twinsmith calls it surfer pop. It’s breezy, electric and light — the kind of music you would hear from a 1960s Beetle convertible on Santa Monica Boulevard. For Twinsmith, an up-and-coming band from Omaha, NE, finding this niche sound has been its key to success. Four dudes and chill sounds perfect the Twinsmith aesthetic. The Midwestern group has been making music together for a year with inspirations ranging from the high energy of the New York scene to the beachy landscape of the West Coast.
THE PACT
The Pact is an indie alternative rock band from Chicago, IL. The band was formed under the name Amour Bearer in 2010 by singer Joel Aviles and guitarist Julio Bonfante. They released 2 demos on their Soundcloud in the fall of 2010 and released 2 more in early 2011. In the summer of 2012, the group decided it was best to change their name to The Pact. The band's first EP, "Insignificant," was released later that year. After their cd release show on February 2013, Joel and Julio decided it was time to take a break due to conflict with fill-in members. During that hiatus they were approached by guitarist Caleb Harris who is now a permanent member in the band. They wrote new material and started recording with producer Max Steger from Empires in late 2013 and early 2014. They are in the process of releasing new music and recording a full length album. The Pact is ready to debut their new material and sound to the public.




Thu. Sep. 25 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
COLD COUNTRY - listen
From humble roots and months spent tucked away in his room, Sean McConnell finally unveils his craft. After a brief spell of living in the South, the songwriter returned to Chicago hell-bent on developing his project. Through a network of friends and kind strangers, McConnell built an eclectic mixture of sounds. Via a few performances playing lead guitar in the Chicago based outfit Paleo, McConnell fell in love with the idea of a large band which is very apparent on his debut tracks. With honest lyrics and simple progressions he reminds us that genuine music still exists. His ability to honestly detail the world he experiences is a friendly reminder that despite the band name, the world isn't such a cold place.
DASTARDLY - listen
The marriage between old west folk and the ambiguous genre of “indie rock” makes the songs of Dastardly a palatable playlist for those who aren’t normally attracted to cowboy crooners. In fact, by the sound of the screaming girls heard at Subterranean, we’re pretty sure the band was responsible for converting quite a few pop princesses into banjo loving broads. Experimental enough to feel fresh but traditional enough to feel familiar even to first timers, Dastardly is band that asserted itself as notable early in the game and now can enjoy the steady rise to local fame they’re guaranteed. ---reviewsic.com
BARBER GREENE - listen
The music of Barber Greene is photographic. Originally from the rural DeKalb, IL—where he helped form Light Pollution (Carpark)—the Chicago transplant’s songs are vulnerable and personal. Left untreated, they wouldn’t sound out of place next to early Sufjan Stevens, but the quiet, contemplative songs quickly become massive and triumphant once filled with his imaginative arrangements, the way a memory imbues new meaning on the faded faces of old photographs. Like exhuming dusty shoeboxes of developed disposable cameras, listening to Barber Greene allows us to linger, to daydream about the things you’ve had, the things you want, the things you will never attain.
NATALIE GRACE ALFORD - listen
Natalie Grace Alford is a gritty R&B singer based out of Chicago, IL.




Fri. Sep. 26 - 10:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
HOTLIPS MESSIAH - listen
With fists in the air and legs akimbo, the drunk, cursing, costumed misfits of Hot Lips Messiah are clearly Chicago's punk-rock saviors, here to invigorate the spirit and deliver us from sin.
MAC BLACKOUT BAND - listen
Members of Functional Blackouts, Daily Void, Mickey, and New Rose Alliance led by mentor and spiritual adviser Mac Blackout.
VORTIS - listen
VORTIS took their name from pre-World War I Vorticist movement spearheaded which had a goal: “to perpetuate violent structures of adolescent clarity” throughout life; that is, to live with the lust for life and joie de vivre of a teenager, which the band members thought was an ideal definition of rock ’n’ roll. VORTIS continues to assault Chicago audiences with its unique brand of agitainment—more powerful than ever, and more necessary.




Sat. Sep. 27 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
EMPIRE! EMPIRE! - listen
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) is a band from Michigan who loves to play pretty music!
JOIE DE VIVRE - listen
Founded by former members of Your City/State in 2008, Rockford, Illinois’ Joie de Vivre are nostalgic to say the least, having found themselves at the forefront of the 90’s Midwest emo revival. Splitting their time and members between Rockford and Chicago, Joie De Vivre has had a few different line-ups over the last six years but has stayed consistently active (except for that one time they broke up). They are currently writing for full length record due out in 2014 and can be found playing the occasional show in the upper midwest. There are plans to tour the U.S. and Europe again this coming year.
FREE THROW - listen
Five dudes in a van trying to play shows, drink beer, and make friends.




Sat. Sep. 27 - 10:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
DR. MANHATTAN - listen
It’s apparent that the boys in DR. MANHATTAN truly enjoy each other and their music, because the end result is magnificent. Their sound is an alternative/punk, and self-proclaimed Japanese Classic music with very energetic keyboard playing that creates an interesting and appealing sound. Their live shows are outstanding events; the band seems to be just having fun on stage and that really translates for the audiences enjoyment of the performance.
MEAT WAVE
Three-piece Chicago punk band. Please, watch what you say around these guys, for fans of hot snakes, abba, les savy fav, detachment kit, shellac and Katy Perry.
WAX TV - listen
Wax TV is a garage rock band from Chicago, IL formed in 2014. The members include Matt Gonzalez, Nico Tiparescu, Colin Mulhern and Juan Flavio Galindo. They will be releasing their debut EP in August 2014.




Sun. Sep. 28 - 6:00 pm - 18+ -
WORK IT OUT (COMEDY OPEN MIC)
Weekly rotating hosts, mic will be the host’s call. You may get 3 min, 4 min, or 6. It’s up the host. Sheeeit, you may have to sit and wait for 8. ; )
This hot mess coordinated by the original overlord, monte lamonte.




Sun. Sep. 28 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
CANDY HEARTS - listen
Candy Hearts is Mariel, Matthew, and John. We like taking long drives, playing shows, touring, sleepovers, junkfood, horror movies and hanging out.
SLEEP ON IT - listen
Music is about connecting with people, and that's what we focus on more than anything else. We're a band that expresses honesty, and individuality in our music, drawing inspirations from bands such as Yellowcard, Saves The Day, Brand New, Fall Out Boy, and the collective music scenes we all grew up in from Massachusetts, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan, Maine, and Illinois. Our collective influences allow us to create music that has it's own distinct sound. We combine a high energy live show with lyrics that resonate with the experiences of our fans.
GARDENS - listen
The members of Gardens have an overwhelming passion for their music and it's obvious in their writing style. With a powerful combination of ambient guitar tones and climatic choruses, their songs are resonating in the ears of those longing for a sound that is new and unique. They have a compelling authenticity in their lyrics and message that is matched by raw instrumentals and is quickly captivating listeners. They are grounded in perspective and recognize community to be the backbone of any show atmosphere. Gardens is a four piece fresh on the Chicago music scene and they are going in hard and without reservation.
WINTER CLASSIC - listen
Dudes. Occasional gas. Insolvent financial histories. Excellent sandwich makers.




Mon. Sep. 29 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
POOL HOLOGRAPH - listen
Embracing conventions of early garage rock and dream pop, Pool Holograph give way to bass-driven instrumentation laced with floral harmonics and cascading choruses.
SPACEFACE - listen
It has long been a dream to find the perfect path, a means to achieve simple happiness, contentment, and inner peace. These are qualities that strangely elude us all. But it doesn't have to be that way.
We at Spaceface have discovered that path.
GOLD FIRES - listen
A group of five rambunctious friends who grew up in the outskirts of Chicago. Gold Fires's members Siul, Edgar, Josh, Mark, and Jose were united last year in late 2012, drawn together by their similar tastes in music and their differences in style. Rocking local venues throughout Chicago, this mischievous quintet has come a long way in such a short amount of time. With their first EP scheduled to be released later this year they are ready to develop and reach greater hights. The sound of G.F. is reminiscent of bands such as The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys. The drums producing a hip hop blue print, the dynamic voice of the front man projecting the influences of jazz crooning mixed in with a hint of raspy post punk. The two guitars courting one another conceiving a constantly evolving sound and finally, with the melodious sound of the bass tying everything together making the Gold Fires an act that deserves to be heard.
CODY COPELAND - listen
Cody Copeland's Alt-Pop originals employ a wide span of instruments ranging from thick slabs of vintage synthesizers, to both analog and electronic drums, glockenspiel, acoustic guitar, and occasionally accordion, all of which he plays, records, and produces himself. These textural elements back a bright smoky vocal delivery, which Copeland says is influenced by a childhood favorite crooner, Roy Orbison.
In 2009, he released his first album of self-written and recorded songs, titled Luster. Then, in 2011, after moving from his hometown of Freeport, FL to Chicago, IL, he released "Happenings," heavily laced with glittery synthesizers, dance drums, and new-wave pop sensibilities. Released most recently, after his return to Florida, "Two States" is the product of living in two polar opposite places during the writing and production of one album. Take the liveliness of the streets of Chicago, add the desolation of the dunes on the Gulf of Mexico, find yourself traveling back and forth, and you have the rhythm behind "Two States". His songwriting takes you from new love to old, betrayal to forgiveness, hometown to downtown and everywhere in between, all with a softness that comforts you from your worst days to your best.




Tue. Sep. 30 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
HOT BAGELS - listen
Hot Bagels is the brain child of Craig Woods. formed in 2011, he created a slew of 1-2 minute pop punk noisy songs and performed them live (one time as a 7 piece band). Craig relocated to Chicago in fall 2013 and wrote and recorded the album "toasted". 2014 brings a new lineup and a new album to be released during the winter months. Keep on the lookout for noisy pop rock n roll jams.
SLEEP IN. - listen
Hand-crafted Rock n Roll from Collingswood, New Jersey.




Wed. Oct. 01 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
NERVOSAS - listen
Dark, anxious, paranoid, manic, obsessive, melodic, misanthropic, gothy, punk, punk from Columbus, OH. Like if Wipers, X, and Dead Moon were somehow one band. But forget comparisons, Nervosas is their own animal.
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY
Chicago, IL's trio Daylight Robbery play upbeat punk, with dual male and female vocals and pulse pounding rhythmic trappings that draw heavily from some of punk rock's most historically revered artists. Wire, X, Blondie and the Wipers; lazy comparisons, but not at all inaccurate.
ENDLESS COLUMN (members of Daylight Robbery, The Observers, Red Dons, Tyrades)
Endless Column started when David Wolf (Daylight Robbery/Pedestrians) & Douglas Burns (The Observers/Red Dons) wanted to do a project together before Douglas moved away from Chicago. David had an old 4-track that he was itching to use, so they recorded everything on that. Eric Watts joined the project on drums. At the end of the summer they wanted to play a show so, Jim McCann (Tyrades) joined them and they recorded this demo and played their one & only show. Until now...
CARBONLEAK - listen
Dark, fuzzed-out pop from NWI.




Thu. Oct. 02 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
THE SKY WE SCRAPE - listen
This Chicago outfit, The Sky We Scrape, plays a hybrid style of hardcore and heavy punk rock. The band’s raw emotion is offset by interesting song structures and instrumentation. TSWS display inventive songwriting and pay real attention to the soundscapes they create, pounding out 3 minute heavy novellas on the concrete walls of blue collar Chicago.
TENS - listen
Amid the apartments, taquerias, and small music venues in the awkwardly warm blanket of the northwest part of the city, three dudes came together to turn lightning into fire. We also play in these bands: Two Houses, Costanza, Rapids.
PEARS - listen
PEARS is a punk band from New Orleans, LA. Zach Quinn yells a lot and gets tired. Brian Pretus plays the guitar and sings a little. Alex Talbot plays the bass and yells a little. Tim Harman plays the Tim Harman real Tim Harman. They enjoy spending their time worrying about stuff, getting stressed out, making things inconvenient, spilling things, broken equipment, fast songs, aggravating their booking agent, getting nervous, having panic attacks, and jokes. The things they enjoy are beautifully demonstrated when they play music together.
DOG & WOLF
Captivating. Original. Sober. None of these are words to describe Chicago punk trio Dog & Wolf.
WRINGER - listen
Wringer is a band. Wringer is three dudes. Wringer plays the type of punk rock you can sing along to. Wringer is all about harmonies and major chords. Wringer knows what it's like to be weird. Wringer knows what it's like to be sad and pissed off and confused and naive. Wringer also knows what it's like to be stoked on life and music and friends and shit. Wringer doesn't know what it's like to be old and jaded. Wringer wants to make your basement a war zone but instead of bombs and bullets and blood and guts it's gonna be guitars and drums and pizza and nacho cheese.




Fri. Oct. 03 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
THE SWAN KING - listen
The Swan King, from Chicago, have a pummeling, straight-ahead approach to the Georgia sound of bands like Mastodon or Baroness.
OXBLOOD - listen
Brand new experimental post-rockers from Chicago. Let's make beautiful music together.
TAKEN BY THE SUN
Taken By The Sun seeks to make the magnitudes of tension and relief in its sound even more prominent through its live show. Typical of post-metal genres, the music is best experienced live, where audience members can not only hear but feel and see the force of this band, and likewise feel and see the relief provided by the band’s digressions away from this forcefulness. The band members especially enjoy performing with their peers in the Chicago metal scene. It is exciting to see so many musicians expending such great effort to explore the possibilities of metal as an art form. It is this effort which defines the Chicago metal scene; it is an effort with which Taken By The Sun are proud to be involved.
ROLLO TOMASI - listen
Dynamic, aggressive post-punk. Rollo Tomasi marries heavy, minimalist guitar riffs ala Helmet and Quicksand with thick, disorted bass lines played over focused, four-on-the-floor drumming. Their tightly constructed songs are upbeat but deliberately side-step cliche melodies in favor of something much more powerful... a dense wall of sound that lures you in by force.




Wed. Oct. 08 - 9:00 pm - 18+ -
RAKTA (from Brazil) - listen
Punk/post-punk band from Sao Paulo, Brazil.




Thu. Oct. 09 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
SOFT SWELLS
Soft Swells. Sure it’s a band name (in fact, it’s this band’s name), but it is also a surfing term. Tiny, easy to ride waves that beginners keep an eye out for to build their aquatic confidence up. But what happens when you outgrow those small waves? Do you stop surfing? Or do you step up and try to tackle the biggest waves the ocean has to offer? Tim Williams, the mastermind behind Soft Swells (the band) has been moving towards this moment for years now. Tim started Soft Swells in an effort to reach new heights, and over the course of a full length and an EP, the music has gotten more sophisticated, and the sound of the band has gotten bigger. So if the band’s previous work could be described as soft swells, than their new album Floodlights is like an enormous tidal wave from an action movie. Absolutely everything about the band has gotten bigger. Where once there was just Tim with the help of producer/keyboardist Dave Lynch and a lot of studio magic, there is now a fully formed band.




Fri. Oct. 10 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
CHEAP GIRLS - listen
Lansing, Michigan trio Cheap Girls' high-energy, nostalgic pop-meets-punk sound lands somewhere between the Replacements and Superchunk. Comprised of singer/bassist/acoustic guitarist Ian Graham, his drummer/percussionist brother Ben Graham and guitarist Adam Aymor, the band formed in 2007 with the objective of playing back-to-basics rock.




Sat. Oct. 11 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
mPshows.com and Red Scare Productions present!
The Copyrights record release show!

THE COPYRIGHTS - listen
The Copyrights play loud energetic punk with a definite Chicago influenced pop sound a la early 90’s Lookout! They deliver a refreshing jolt in the spirit of their storied processors in the punk underground.




Wed. Oct. 15 - 9:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
HUNTER VALENTINE - listen
Now based in Brooklyn, the band started making waves in Toronto in 2005 when original members Kiyomi McClosky (lead vocals and guitar) and Laura Petracca (vocals and drums) formed the group and came out with their first self-financed EP. Since then, Hunter Valentine has released three full-length albums. Working with such producers as Greg Nori (Sum 41, Iggy Pop), Julius “Juice” Butty (Alexis on Fire, City and Color, Protest the Hero), and Ian Blurton (The Weakerthans, Amy Milan, Cursed, Lowest of the Low). Their blatant disregard for a typical girl-group sound has garnered them international attention. The girls' success has taken them on tour around the world and back, opening for such artists as Sum 41 and Cyndi Lauper. With even greater accomplishment on the horizon, Hunter Valentine has solidified their lineup in 2014. The band now has the ability to shake any audience to its core. The group will be featured on VH1's Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project in July 2014 and will be releasing their fourth full-length album shortly thereafter. The band has paved their own way in the realm of edgy female performers and there is no end in sight.
SICK OF SARAH - listen
Sick of Sarah began in Minneapolis, MN in April 2005 as an all-female band with catchy hooks, unique lyrics, and thoughtful, well-crafted music. The band displays talent, passion, and an ever-present sense of humor that shapes many of their songs. They combine sympathetic acoustic moments with driving electric rock, often in the same song. With influences ranging from John Fohgerty to Joan Jett, Sleater-Kinney to Vanessa Carlton, Sick of Sarah brings an energy and blended alternative pop-rock style that will have you singing along after the first chorus.




Thu. Oct. 16 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
NAI HARVEST - listen
Indie Rock 2-piece from Sheffield, UK.
KITTYHAWK
Emo band featuring Members of Dowsing, The Island of Misfit Toys, Options and more. Mark has never seen Top Gun. We don't have a bass player.
CHURCHKEY
Oh my god, I just threw up.
BEDROOM SONS - listen
Bedroom Sons is the songs of Chris Dertz.




Thu. Oct. 16 - 10:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
THE CHOIR - listen
It's been said that in the music business, indie is the new major. Artists are experimenting with new models of funding, recording, touring and sharing their music in ways that confound many large labels, and give artists the freedom to forge new paths to connect their music to fans. It's within this landscape that iconic alternative rock band The Choir, alums of the major label system, returns with their latest full-length album, The Loudest Sound Ever Heard, their 14th, on their own Galaxy 21 label.
GEOFF DOLCE - listen
From the primordial ooze that birthed both grunge and indie rock, comes the guitar slinging power trio debut E.P. from Geoff Dolce. Proudly wearing influences on his sleeve, Dolce's guitar solos sound like the forgotten love child of Slash and J Mascis. The guitar shines on complimented by tribal tom toms and melodic bass lines from Messrs Andrew Grill and Jon Hill. Dolce's lyrics explore flannel clad fantasies of youth, wanderlust and self deprecation. Weighing in just under 23 minutes, it's a wham bam thank you ma'am that leaves you wondering what hit you and begging for more.
BULLY IN THE HALLWAY - listen
For fans of bands like Fugazi, Fifteen, Avail and The Ghost, Bully in the Hallway is a great new addition the Chicago punk rock scene. With these bands as their influences, Bully in the Hallway combines great lyrics, fierce riffs, and an uncontainable stage presence.




Mon. Oct. 20 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
DOPE BODY
Dope Body are one of the only underground bands in existence brave enough to claim Rage Against the Machine as a formative influence. The Baltimore-based noise-punk quartet embraces the signature sounds of the alternative nation, but uses pedals, loops, and off-kilter rhythms to pummel its teenage heroes into blurry abstraction. Borrowing from punk-funk and nu-metal as much as spazz-core and pigfuck, the group plays Dr. Moreau with a decade's worth of MTV buzz clips.
MEAT WAVE
Three-piece Chicago punk band. Please, watch what you say around these guys, for fans of hot snakes, abba, les savy fav, detachment kit, shellac and Katy Perry.
GERONIMO! - listen
We are a three piece rock band from the fine city of Chicago. One time we watched an episode of 'Walker Texas Ranger' and a guy said, "Shut up because I'm doing something." Another time we were supposed to play a house where a circus lived, but we played a party across the street instead (after we watched a blind man grope a potato).
HIGH PRIESTS
Members of The Brokedowns, Vicelords, Wide Angles, The House That Gloria Vanderbilt, Post Child, Closed Mouths, and more because of you know.




Tue. Oct. 21 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
LEE COREY OSWALD - listen
A punk band from Portland, OR with a record out on No Sleep Records.




Wed. Oct. 22 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
TOMBS - listen
TOMBS tap into the infinite well of emotion and expression on their astounding new full-length Path of Totality. Recorded by John Congleton (Baroness, Explosions in the Sky), Path of Totality is a massive step forward in songwriting and scope for the trio. Path of Totality finds TOMBS achieving what their previous recordings had always hinted at – an ultimately heavy and nuanced fusion of their disparate influences. “Bloodletters” and “Constellations” see the band flex its prodigious muscle; “Vermillion” and “Cold Dark Eyes” wrap arms of blackened misery around the listener, while the profound sadness of “Silent World” and “Passageways” further explores the trio’s UK post-punk influences. With Path of Totality, TOMBS has come into their own as one of the finest heavy bands in the world.
VATTNET VISKAR (Century Media Records)
Of late, black metal in the United States-- however excellent it might have been-- has often hinged on headlines and talking points. But Vattnet Viskar has no manifesto with which to proselytize, no extreme ideology or infamy over which to bicker, and no yarn about life on the ol' Cascadian farm with which to allure. Sure, to an extent, they're vegan environmentalists from Plaistow, New Hampshire, a town so seemingly quaint that its official history includes a proud section about something called "The Deodorized Order of the Skunk" and another about how local Girl Scouts have "helped shape the moral and civic sensibilities of Plaistow girls for many decades." Aside from some surprisingly wide-eyed lyrics that explore general themes of existential nihilism and a desire to tear down antiquated systems and build anew, none of those concerns really become a factor here. Vattnet Viskar is simply a strong start from a band that has tapped into the current transmogrification of black metal and proclaimed-- quickly, restlessly, and enthusiastically-- that it has something to say about the process.
- Pitchfork




Mon. Oct. 27 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
MAMA - listen
Power Pop and Rock and Roll get naked and steal a car- your car.
POST CHILD
Neu-Age Grunge band featuring members of Elephant Gun, My Gold Mask, and Wide Angles.
MOONER - listen
Mooner was formed in Portland, OR in 2007. Brothers Lee and David Ketch grew up listening to Wilco, Television and Tom Petty and recorded and played together throughout the Portland area. College brought them to Chicago, IL where they now live. Multiple versions of the live band have come and gone. One band in Portland was made up of their 14-year-old brother, their 50-year-old father and their half-Japanese friend. Another band in Chicago was comprised of their college housemates and friends.
TWIN (ex The Need, King Cobra) - listen
Total euphoric stop/start freekmetal hypnotix for the neo underpunx caste. Oof! The future is now & TWIN (nee The King Cobra) is already beyond...who's gonna come up with a name for this stuff? Ray & Ghost cough up a dense, messy spew of prog-punk, post-wave, & massive, downtuned sludgy psych, while a nimbus of baroque avant-metal gods hurl sweet poison riffs from above. Truly blissed-out! But how can two people make so much racket? Incredibly, TWIN's live assault is even wilder--heaving drums, hall-of-mirrors guitar, dueling vocals shrieked then purred then howled amid mystic bleeps & blurps, a fast-forward VR epic come to life: spastic then dirgelike, hushed then pounding, fevered, staggered, then suddenly gloriously air-punchingly triumphant. Radical!




Sat. Nov. 01 - 9:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
AUSTIN LUCAS
Raised in the backwoods country of Monroe County, Indiana, Austin Lucas was born into a folk and bluegrass lineage. His father, Bob Lucas, is an accomplished musician and performer in his own right, having earned songwriting credits on two of Allison Krauss’ albums. Learning to harmonize before learning to read, Lucas honed his vocal control as a member of the nationally-acclaimed Indiana University Children’s Choir. In a narrative as well-worn as it is true, Lucas rebelled against his upbringing, leaving his Americana roots for the catharsis of punk rock. After the better part of a decade spent criss-crossing the globe with a series of bands in broken-down vans, Lucas hit a musical glass-ceiling, eventually finding respite for his ringing ears in the delicacy of traditional songcraft.
NORTHCOTE
Matt Goud (aka Northcote) may take you by surprise when he steps up to the mic. Though the soft-spoken Goud is known by friends and family as a gentle giant, he infuses his original songs with a uniquely powerful and confident voice. Born and raised in small-town Saskatchewan, his early exposure to music was a mix of traditional country on AM radio and the hymns he learned at his childhood church. However, it wasn't until he discovered punk and hardcore music that he realized music’s healing and therapeutic power. Over the past 8 years, few young musicians in Canada have put on as many miles as Goud who toured for years as a member of a post-hardcore band and has more recently transitioned into life on the road as a singer/songwriter with accompaniment by an ever-rotating slew of guests and friend musicians.
JAYKE ORVIS - listen
A founding member of The .357 String Band and current member of the Goddamn Gallows, Jayke Orvis is ahead of his time even though he plays timeless music. The songs on his solo effort “It’s All Been Said” are articles of the heart, exposing Orvis as a fragile, troubled soul. His depictions of love are raw and blue, the pages of his life littered throughout this album.
CALEB CAUDLE - listen
Caleb Caudle’s last album, Tobacco Town brought him national exposure upon its release in 2012. With Blurt Magazine noting “…jaw-droppingly fine songs steeped in classic Earle, Clark, McMurtry and Van Zandt,” Caudle decided to take his Americana-rich songs out on the road. In just a year, Caudle has played over 300 shows in 30 plus states, performed on the web-radio sensation Daytrotter, and even found time to pack up all of his belongings to make the move from North Carolina to New Orleans.




Wed. Nov. 05 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
RESTORATIONS - listen
This Philly outfit plays music for "grown–up punks." I'm not sure if that's necessarily true as the band's background, touring history and all–around response to its relatively short discography collectively point to the fact that its appeal spans generations of music fans. From hardcore, post–punk, shoegaze, ameriicana, roots rock and even stoner metal, the overwhelming consensus that Restorations' singular sound is difficult to pin down (though it's fun to try) and originates from an undeniably earnest place.
THE SMITH STREET BAND - listen
We are a shitty five man band from Melbourne who enjoy mock meat and alcohol. We play heaps of shows and tour lots because it's fun. We have an album out on Poison City Records called "No One Gets Lost Anymore" and a 7" out on Jackknife called "South East Facing Wall". If you want us to play anywhere/time we will. Love you.




Sat. Nov. 22 - 7:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
ALLISTER
Allister was formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1995 under their original name Phineas Gage. In 1999, Drive-Thru Records released the band's full-length CD Dead Ends and Girlfriends with that very line-up. The catchy 28-minute album, which was recorded with a production budget of a mere $700, featured playful yet promising pop punk tunes, along with covers of the Fraggle Rock theme song and the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way". The band recorded their second full-length album Last Stop Suburbia in 2002, showcasing a certain degree of growth in the songwriting of Rogner and Murphy. The album featured several fan-favorites, such as "Radio Player", "Overrated", and "Somewhere on Fullerton" (an ode to the legendary Chicago punk venue, Fireside Bowl). In 2004, Allister toured the world (including Europe and Japan) and scored a small guest appearance on the big screen in the film Sleepover, before releasing their third album, Before The Blackout (2005) and they recorded and released their 4th full length album Countdown to Nowhere on Universal Music Japan on 16 July 2010. In 2012, Allister recorded and released their 5th full length album entitled Life Behind Machines, and promoted it’s release with a tour of Japan and their first ever tour of China.
HEY EINSTEIN
4 friends who have all played in separate bands with each other, but not that same band, have joined forces to rock your fucking face off.
WE'VE GOT OURS - listen
4 guys, 1 cup... of Midwestern punk rock, that is! A few decades of punk rock influence can be heard from these Chicago guys. See them now before they get fat.




 
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9/06 THE REPOS
9/07 PERDITION
9/08 BRENDAN & THE BLACK JACKETS
9/09 TIJUANA HERCULES
9/10 DEAD SHERIFF
9/10 STAND-UP THROW DOWN
9/11 NERVOUS PASSENGER
9/14 CARBONLEAK
9/15 BIKE COPS
9/16 FROGBELLY & SYMPHONY
9/17 ELECTRO MEHTERAN
9/17 STAND-UP THROW DOWN
9/19 VELOCICOPTER
9/19 DESPISE YOU
9/20 KOJI
9/21 SLOTHRUST
9/22 NEVERENDER
9/23 TWO HOUSES
9/24 TWINSMITH
9/24 STAND-UP THROW DOWN
9/25 COLD COUNTRY
9/26 HOTLIPS MESSIAH
9/27 EMPIRE! EMPIRE!
9/27 DR. MANHATTAN
9/28 CANDY HEARTS
9/29 POOL HOLOGRAPH
10/01 NERVOSAS
10/02 THE SKY WE SCRAPE
10/03 THE SWAN KING
10/09 SOFT SWELLS
10/10 CHEAP GIRLS
10/11 THE COPYRIGHTS
10/15 HUNTER VALENTINE
10/16 NAI HARVEST
10/16 THE CHOIR
10/20 DOPE BODY
10/21 LEE COREY OSWALD
10/22 TOMBS
10/27 MAMA
11/01 AUSTIN LUCAS
11/05 RESTORATIONS
11/22 ALLISTER
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