Township quick list
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Live Wire Lounge
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Thu. Jul. 24
JOSE GARZON
TOP SHELF LICKERS
THE BIGGER EMPTY
All ages / Township - 6PM

Thu. Jul. 24
CARTRIDGE B-SIDES
NIGHT VERSIONS
THE NIGHTTIMERS
21+ / Township - 10PM

Fri. Jul. 25
SUNKEN SHIPS
OVERLAKE
SHILOH
MTVGHOSTS
21+ / Township - 8PM

Sat. Jul. 26
KITTYHAWK
DIKEMBE
WEATHERBOX
GREAT DECEIVERS
All ages / Township - 6PM

Sat. Jul. 26
DEEP FAYED
SWAMP HEAT
DA$TONE
21+ / Township - 10PM

Sun. Jul. 27
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY
ENDLESS COLUMN
SPLIT FEET
UDUSIC
18+ / Township - 8PM

Tue. Jul. 29
CLEARANCE
TRIATHALON
THE NANCY DREWS
EVELINE
21+ / Township - 8PM

Wed. Jul. 30
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
18+ / Township - 7PM

Wed. Jul. 30
LOST LOVE
NORTHHEART
IN EXILE
RIBBONHEAD
21+ / Township - 9PM



STAND-UP THROW DOWN

Wed. Jul. 23 - 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!






LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS

Wed. Jul. 23 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
LOVELY LITTLE GIRLS - listen
Led by artist Gregory Jacobsen and bassist Alex Perkolup, Lovely Little Girls plays grotesque Rock-in-Opposition/Zeuhl influenced big band/rock music with intricate arrangements and a heightened sense of drama. Brass section! Back-up singers! Total body horror! With “Cleaning the Filth From a Delicate Frame”, the distressingly low-cut of Lovely Little Girls' jib has reached new heights. The band's latest recording and first for Skin Graft Records is a linear suite of songs that spin an abstract tale of birth, incompetent sex, over-ripe food and undignified death. Using multiple singers and different narrative voices, this is Lovely Little Girls' most cohesive work yet – a seven stage Théâtre de l'Absurde concept record.
THE CELL PHONES - listen
We are a three-piece that formed in Chicago in 2008 and have since been playing various venues in the city proper. Our live performance is honest and straightforward; where excess vocals and effects lack we make up for in technicality and intensity. Most of our influences draw from 60's and 80's rock, but our sound lies on a foundation of Metal, Punk and New Wave; all of which Ryan and Justin have been experimenting with since middle-school. Lindsey on the other hand provides a dramatic pop element that brings accessibility to the overall sound, striking an essential contrast that most noise and grind bands tend to neglect.
EVASIVE BACKFLIP - listen
"Evasive Backflip has a knack for creating music that feels awkward without trying to be awkward, and manages this without ever completely abandoning all sense of melody. Their latest single, with its appropriately oddly clumsy title, takes a proggy, math framework and tilts it with a bit of punk sentiment and spastic oddities. Over its five minute run, 'Orange You Glad to See Orange You?' feels everything from urgent to lackadaisical, from sporadic to calculated."
-Local Loop Chicago






JOSE GARZON

Thu. Jul. 24 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
JOSE GARZON - listen
Jose Garzon (born in Guayaquil – Ecuador) is a musician most widely known as the vocalist and guitarist for the pop-punk bands Sunset Lily, The Absentee Ballot and FLF, where he is the only constant member, as well as bass and guitar player of bands like:
MXPX and The Bunny The Bear.
Jose is currently touring as a solo artist promoting his new album "The Heartbreak Symphony In Drop D."
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.
THE BIGGER EMPTY - listen
Born out of the solo project of Chicago's very own Mike Felumlee.






CARTRIDGE B-SIDES

Thu. Jul. 24 - 10:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
CARTRIDGE B-SIDES - listen
Some kind of indie rock band with Josh Roman on guitar & vocals, Justin Roman on guitar & vocals, Eric "my dude" Piceno on bass, Adrian Guerrero on keyboards, and Chim-chim Guerrero on the drums
NIGHT VERSIONS - listen
Night Versions bring the atmosphere of late 70s/early 80s new wave and post-punk music to songs that resonate with anthemic choruses and harmonized vocals. Marked by thunderous drumming, richly-layered keyboards and an emphasis on melody, Night Versions pepper their music with the occasional metallic guitar riff and cite artists such as Siouxsie & the Banshees, David Bowie and Faith No More among their influences.
THE NIGHTTIMERS - listen
The Nighttimers is an original rock and roll band from Chicago, IL that draws its influences from all genres of rock n roll music throughout the decades. The objective of their sets are to get people dancing and to have a raucous time. They provide a good mix of original tunes along with a few of your favorite covers.






SUNKEN SHIPS

Fri. Jul. 25 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
SUNKEN SHIPS
Formed by former Sybris drummer Eric Mahle with longtime friends Scott Spidale (My Cold Dead Hand), Fritz Doreza (Muchacha) and Danny Severson (Red Terror, Suffrajet, Dorian Taj).
OVERLAKE - listen
Overlake is a band from Jersey City, NJ. They began in early 2012. Overlake plan on playing a lot of shows. Keep coming back.
SHILOH - listen
Born in basements, bedrooms and closets across Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Shiloh is the quintessential Midwestern rock band. Taking cues from Wilco, early Weezer and the Replacements, Shiloh blends a 60’s pop sensibility with a 90’s nonchalance reminiscent of the D.I.Y. greats of the era including Elliott Smith, Built to Spill and Pavement.
MTVGHOSTS - listen
The dreampunk trio MTVGhosts recently released a new EP, Dystopio. I'm not sure I've heard of the classification of dreampunk before, but it does seem fitting for this trio. Their sound combines elements of surf rock with new wave or even electro-pop elements. The result is pleasantly rhythmic, melodic, and compelling.






KITTYHAWK

Sat. Jul. 26 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
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.
DIKEMBE - listen
"We're a band from Gainesville, FL. Sup?"
WEATHERBOX - listen
Flipping through the pages of Weatherbox, A History, one encounters some sordid tales: strained friendships, hairs grayed, vans stolen and flipped, a good old-fashioned "cowboy-stomping" and of course, drug-induced psychosis. However, since the release of their seminal American Art in 2007, Weatherbox ignored every warning sign the cosmos hurled in their direction and released batch after batch of unique and personal songs via two LP's, one EP, two singles and too many compilation tracks to count. They have toured tens of thousands of U.S. highway miles with their friends in Say Anything, Cartel, The Front Bottoms and Bad Books. Now freshly signed to Favorite Gentlemen/Triple Crown Records, Weatherbox’s future figures to continue being quite the page-turner…
GREAT DECEIVERS - listen
We're from Orlando. We're based out of Chicago. Grindin' eternal.






DEEP FAYED

Sat. Jul. 26 - 10:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
DEEP FAYED
Deep Fayed's self titled, debut EP hopes to bring a raw new sound to the Hip-Hop genre, and will not stop there. Often taking turns into heavy drum and bass instrumentals and re-imagined folk tunes, Deep Fayed's six song EP will keep you listening again, and again. The group's live performances do not waver in delivering the goods. Called a "heavy hitting", "all star" group of Chicago musicians, Deep Fayed brings unmatched energy to every show. The band is leader/guitarists, George Wundsam, rapper/vocalist, Binkey, bassist, Matt Wilson, on keys/vocals, Cole DeGenova, on kit, Makaya McCraven, and on sax/vocals, Caroline Davis. Deep Fayed has performed at Double Door, Subterranean, Tonic Room, Beat Kitchen, Lincoln Hall, and more of Chicagos acclaimed venues since their start in 2010. Keep an eye out for the June 18th release of Deep Fayed's first studio recordings. Produced by Chresten Hyde & Producer/Engineer Colin Sipos.
SWAMP HEAT - listen
Swamp Heat is a testament to the R&B and Funk music of New Orleans from the 50s, 60s, and 70s.
DA$TONE - listen
Da$hTone was created with intentions to blend live organic hip hop, jazz, funk and r&b, with our own unique twist. We utilize the basics. Da$h provides the energy and lyrics to get any environment poppin, Alma soothes away your worries with her silky, powerful voice, Rez and Jer provide a crushing rhythmic foundation on the drums and bass, and Asif and Aaron put the icing on the cake with their tasteful melodies and blazin' solos.






DAYLIGHT ROBBERY

Sun. Jul. 27 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
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...
SPLIT FEET
Wyrd noisy dark sounds. We are: Jes - guitar/voice; Taylor - guitar; Melanie - bass; Keara - drums.
UDUSIC






CLEARANCE

Tue. Jul. 29 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
CLEARANCE - listen
Clearance was started in Chicago in 2013 by Mike Bellis and Arthur Velez. The pair first played together in Ann Arbor basements as the Fine Printers in 2011, combing through half-remembered covers by Television and the Velvets. Clearance debuted with the 7" EP "Dixie Motel Two-Step" in April 2013, released on the band's own Microluxe imprint. Another 7" EP, "Greensleeve," followed in January 2014.
TRIATHALON - listen
Triathalon was formed in fall of 2011 in Savannah GA featuring Adam Intrator, Chad Chilton, Hunter Jayne and Alex Previty. Triathalon carries a basis of Motown surf sounds with a twist of experimental spookiness.
THE NANCY DREWS - listen
EVELINE






STAND-UP THROW DOWN

Wed. Jul. 30 - 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!






LOST LOVE

Wed. Jul. 30 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
LOST LOVE - listen
Montreal Orgcore.
NORTHHEART (Formerly The Desarios) - listen
Northheart is Matt Allen on guitar & vocals, Takakuni Ikuma on bass & vocals, Alex Kruser on lead guitar, and Connor Spurgeon on drums. They were in other bands before.
IN EXILE
In Exile is a Chicago based band featuring members of Flatfoot 56, Southend, and a few other Chicago bands. The band formed in early 2013 and are bringing a diverse Post hardcore/Punk sound. If you are a fan of Thrice, Hot Water Music, Dead To Me, Transit or any punk/Hxc/post hardcore you're going to want to check out In Exile!
RIBBONHEAD - listen
Loud, brash, and thrashy punk band from Chicago with 0 fucks given.






THE SIDEKICKS

Fri. Aug. 01 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
THE SIDEKICKS - listen
Punk rock from Cleveland putting out wax for Red Scare, they like the Ramones and sleeping on your couch, if you are coming to the show, bring them burritos!!
DOWSING - listen
In 2010, Dowsing began as a quartet relying on a healthy dose of emo narratives and indie pop musicianship. After the digital self-release of their debut EP, All I Could Find Was You, Dowsing signed with Michigan Emo label Count Your Lucky Stars Records. Though mostly the brainchild of singer/songwriter Erik Hunter Czaja, Dowsing has since become a collaborative effort that calls for each members instruments simple motifs in order to capture the spirit of heartbreak and day to day happenings of Czaja’s lyrics. Dowsing’s line-up may have waxed and waned over their three year existence, but the group continues to deliver a consistent stream of self-defining releases each year. With their newest LP, I Don’t Even Care Anymore, Dowsing has breathed new light into their signature pop sound creating a strikingly moody atmosphere.
SUNDIALS - listen
Hailing from Richmond, VA, Sundials plays 90′s influenced indie/punk in the vein of The Lemonheads, Pavement and Superchunk.
ALL DOGS (members of Delay and Saintsenca) - listen
Columbus, Ohio trio All Dogs pack a saccharine punch that sounds like twee punk or unorthodox pop-punk; pairing earnest, heartfelt themes of traditional indie pop with simple garage riffs and driving punk drums.
BABY GHOSTS - listen
Four-piece, co-ed, fun, happy, good-time rock n' roll band.






PYGMY LUSH

Sat. Aug. 02 - 4:30 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
GNARFEST IV MATINEE!
PYGMY LUSH - listen
Pygmy Lush (sometimes spelled as one word) is a band from Sterling, Virginia formed by ex-Pg. 99 members Mike and Chris Taylor and Johnny Ward. Other members include Mike Widman and Eric Kane, and previous associated acts include Malady, Mannequin, and Hissing Choir, amongst many others.
SHORES (members of North Lincoln and Mustard Plug) - listen
"Shores will pull you into a wintry, slowpaced haze and crescendos rising from the tinkling intros envelop you in a haunting, yet calming musical blanket. Shores make it all sound so effortless: subtle melodies twist their way around carved out guitar lines and prominent drums. It’s clean without being over-produced and offers dark and moody vibes, strung along by the constant promise of a climactic finale. Very much compelling, charming, subdued, delicate and mesmerising..." -Emily Kearns, rocksound.tv
SIN ORDEN - listen
Chicago hardcore with a Latin flair...straight up Razorcore!
ANGRY GODS
Members of Harps Of Tartarus, Boiling Over, and Scouts Honor get heavy.






WORK IT OUT

Sun. Aug. 03 - 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.






NO TWO WAYNES

Sun. Aug. 03 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
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.
CITY MOUSE
Punk that is just plain infectious and fun like it's supposed to be. No pretension. No bullshit. Just heartfelt hook punk songs. What else do you want?
RAPIDS
Rapids is a 4 piece Indie rock band with punk and emo influences. We used to play in Slapstick, The Love Shots and Dead End Days.
KRAYOLA - listen
You couldn't pay me to go back to high school but i sure as hell will sing songs about it.






LEFT & RIGHT

Mon. Aug. 04 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
LEFT & RIGHT - listen
Four regular ass dudes trying to live their fucking lives man. We tour out of Philadelphia by way of Virginia in a Honda Odyssey.
PEOPLES TEMPLE OF AMERICA - listen
PTA started from a combination of MK64, Mary Jane, and Polar Pops.
WINTER CLASSIC - listen
Dudes. Occasional gas. Insolvent financial histories. Excellent sandwich makers.






J FERNANDEZ

Tue. Aug. 05 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
J FERNANDEZ - listen
There is strange dissonance resonating in the Chicago-based musician J Fernandez. You might also find it strangely familiar. While his tunes catch you with their impeccable hooks, hypnotic grooves, warm tones, and crafty structures there lies subtle darkness in these songs. Whether it comes from the woozy combo organs fighting frequencies or the bummer lyrics that leave you feeling hollow, Fernandez is grasping for something real. While "nostalgia" is a comfortable word to describe these tunes, not all pop music has to fall into that blasé carefree zone. In fact, that might undermine not only Fernandez's craft but also the amount of painfully, self-conscious awareness that makes his compositions so reflective and true. They are personal tunes but ones crafted so well as to ring in our collective unconscious, instantly begging the question Where have I heard this before?
WING DAM - listen
Wing Dam bring dense fuzzy riffs with gorgeous hypnotic harmonized vocals over top of balls-out king-kong drums. You could call Wing Dam a super group of sorts. Abram Sanders has played with Lower Dens & The Snails. Austin Tally has played with Silent Whys and Soft Cat. And the fierce Sara Autrey has recorded with Dan Deacon and Which Magic. It’s in the catchy infectious music they create that will have you singing along before the first chorus like you’ve known the song since childhood. “This is the Wing Dam we’ve been waiting for.” (Decoder Magazine)
TELEPORTER - listen
Teleporter is Andrew, Elliot, Nick, and Harry making experimental music.
HUH - listen
DIY one man noisy rock from Chicago, IL.






ARMS ALOFT

Thu. Aug. 07 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
ARMS ALOFT
ARMS ALOFT plays some nearly perfectly executed catchy punk that sounds so Midwestern it's almost cliche. just imagine any of your favorite Midwest bands; I won't even bother picking one to associate with these guys, as they will soon be a band to whom others will be compared as an influence. Go crack an Old Style and drink it by yourself while listening to ARMS ALOFT to get the full experience.
GUERILLA POUBELLE - listen
A three piece French punk band from Paris. They played more than 600 shows all over the world and sold more than 20000 copies of their first album ! Nevertheless they always kept their honest DIY ethic and political commitment. They run their own independent record label, always supporting local punk scene, promoting punk shows in Paris…
The band just released their new album "AMOR FATI", a radical collection of pessimistic but catchy anthems in French about boredom, depression, the pain of getting older, wasted friendships… all of this wrap up with a bitter aversion to this selfish and apathetic society.






COOLER BY THE LAKE

Fri. Aug. 08 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
Summer's Over Record Release Show!
COOLER BY THE LAKE - listen
as seen with MOLLY HATCHET, THE FIXX, THE CHERRY VALENCE, DANKO JONES, ASIA and VIC VACUME & THE ATTACHEMENTS. cool rock from a cool band from the heartland!
LITTLE DAVE MERRIMAN (of The Arrivals)
Little Dave plays in The Arrivals. He also really likes Guided By Voices. So much so, that he fronts a GBV tribute band called Textbook Committee. He also does an amazing Ice-T impression, raps, and knows a lot about house music.






UNITED NATIONS

Sat. Aug. 09 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
UNITED NATIONS
United Nations is an experimental punk supergroup whose roots go back to at least 2005 formed by Geoff Rickly, the singer/lyricist of the band Thursday.
FRAMEWORKS - listen
Frameworks are a melodic hardcore band from Gainesville, FL. Forming in early 2011, they released their debut EP Every Day Is The Same, in October 2011. They incorporate elements of post-hardcore and screamo/skramz together, promoting their own brand of melody driven hardcore.
BLACK CLOUDS - listen
Black Clouds seems to draw as much inspiration from visual sources as from audio sources. The apocalyptic looking cover of their album, “Everything Is Not Going to Be Okay” played a part in the final sound of those songs. They ended up writing a lot of that album in the dark. They can name the scenes in psychological thrillers that they feel would appropriately match their sound -- and all of those scenes are both shocking and horribly depressing. It’s surprising that the amicable three guys in Black Clouds--Justin Horenstein, Ross Hurt and Jimmy Rhodes--are recording what they call “a loud massive bum out.” Yet, that’s what their depressingly titled album does with great efficacy. It starts with the sort of metallic clanking that recalls unsturdy structures and failing machinery. The rest of the album varies between bone crushing riffs and eerie atmospherics. As such, the band could play with metal bands, post-rock bands or experimental ambient bands and all would seem appropriate.
DROUGHTS - listen
All of this is unlikely.




Sat. Aug. 09 - 10:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
VAUDVILEINS - listen
They are vaudevileins. Vaudevileins wield sound as a weapon, while tying together elements of rock, prog, and pop to form no-bullshit songs built on sweet melodies and powerful rhythms.
MAYOR FOR LIFE (members of Bear Claw, Wind or Ghost, All Limbs Intact, Hello Operator, Chiral, and Sequoia) - listen
Mayor For Life is a three piece rock band in Chicago. We make a lot of noise and jump and kick really high sometimes for three dorks.
BREMER & THE NO GOODS - listen
Matt Bremer, Vinny Keel, Jake Bone, Kurt Klein, and James Capone: Five Chicago gents who got together to produce straight up Rock 'N' Roll without any bullshit, but with plenty of booze. The music speaks for itself and is assured to leave pants down, hearts a pound and minds loud!




Sun. Aug. 10 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
ALEX G - listen
Alex Giannascoli (stage name ‘Alex G’) is a multi-instrumentalist from Philadelphia that has studied at Temple University, serving as a member of The Skin Cells. In general, he works as a guitarist and singer.
ELVIS DEPRESSEDLY - listen
Elvis Depressedly is the project of Mathew Lee Cothran, a young man from South Carolina. As the name would suggest, the music has an overall tone of depression, but with a touch dry humor for good measure. Folky, shoegazey, in good company with Eliott Smith or Conor Oberst.
COASTER
Without the untimely demise of a dachshund companion, Coaster would never have come to be. The band formed in the summer of 2012 when Matt Kissinger and Michael Byrnes wrote a song about the aformentioned wiener dog for a class project. The project quickly added four more songs to the repertoire, along with the guitar playing of Seth Engel and drumming of Tom Graham. Playing under the name Monstertruck, the guys played a few shows around Chicago, but the summer was short-lived and the band took a six month hiatus as Michael travelled through western Europe. Now with the band back together in Chicago, they are ready to pursue the music they love to make. Coaster is currently writing and rehearsing with the intent of recording and performing around Chicago and the surrounding United States.
STARING PROBLEM - listen
Out of the near-impenetrable darkness of Carbondale, IL, emerges Staring Problem, a pretty good band. While their ideal aesthetic is one of unrelenting goth-as-fuck punishment, their "pop sensibility," shaky grasp of the fundamentals of their instruments, general good humor, and love of beer prevent them from ever being fully subsumed by the darkness.




Wed. Aug. 13 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
MR. MA'AM - listen
Mr. Ma'am was created in the spring of 2013 by drummer/vocalist Frankie Mars Gunner, and guitarist/vocalist Andy Ryan (formerly of The Day Lewis). Blending punk and blues creating a style and genre the two members prefer to call "sex punk."
LINDSEYS - listen
A group of desperately deprived individuals motherfucker.
YEOWULF - listen
Join the Wulfsrudel!
BEAT DRUN JUEL - listen
Chicago power trio. Rock riffs with unsettling, chanteuse-y vocals.




Fri. Aug. 15 - 7:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
WEEKEND TICKETS FOR RESIDUE RECORDS SHOWCASE!
RESIDUE RECORDS SHOWCASE
Two days of exceptional punk bands from far and wide as brought to you by Residue Records. $12 for a one day pass, $20 for a two day pass. A free selected Residue Record EP with each admission. Free record fair on Saturday. Don't snooze on this one.




Fri. Aug. 15 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
RESIDUE RECORDS SHOWCASE DAY 1!
RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA
Hardcore-Punk from Vienna.
IMPALERS (from Austin, Texas)
Impalers is an Austin, Texas based band featuring members of Hatred Surge and Mammoth Grinder who formed in 2010. Impalers play an aggressive and dirty style of music that fuses elements of hardcore, d-beat punk, crust, and metal within their sound.
PORKERIA - listen
Hardcore punk from South Texas. Been together for 3 years now, the same time we've been organizing shows for touring bands (as AdelantE) and playing in Texas and Mexico.
CANADIAN RIFLE (ex Ambition Mission, Fourth Rotor, and (Lone) Wolf & Cub)
Canadian Rifle is a three member punk/rock outfit based out of Chicago, IL.
PILLAGE - listen
Members of Los Crudos, Punch In The Face, MK-Ultra, Sick/Tired, Charles Bronson, Herd, and Loser Life.




Sat. Aug. 16 - 4:00 pm - All ages -
FREE RECORD FAIR!
RESIDUE RECORD FAIR
Bring your pocket books because we've got a record fair to celebrate the Residue Record Showcase!




Sat. Aug. 16 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
RESIDUE RECORDS SHOWCASE DAY 2!
CRIATURAS - listen
Unholy Rock'n Roll.
S.H.I.T. (from Toronto, Ontario)
Looks like the Urban Blight/Violent Future crew have decided to try something a little different with positive results! S.H.I.T. (Sexual Humans In Turmoil???) happens to be the most unusally named band in Toronto, but don't let that deter you from enjoying their sweet brand of Euro-influenced hardcore punk, emphasis on the punk. Guitars are noisy, the vocals are heavily reverbed, and the drums incite pogo madness.
HERDS
HERDS... amazingly tight, aggressive, noisy hardcore that builds and builds into a violent storm of sound. Clashing guitars mixed with jaw-clinching rhythms combined with Mike Priehs’s pounding vocal style take this record over the top of the current trend of noise-core/ hardcore. Hauntingly dark lyrics about the decay and destruction of four cities in the state of Michigan that ends up feeling like a metaphor for the death of American prosperity.
WETBRAIN
Four drunken sufferers of terminal stupidity making uninteresting "music" they hope someone will get killed while listening to sometime.
VIOLENT END
"Violent End is the current darling of the Chicago punk scene: current or ex-members of Raw Nerve, Manipulation, Chronic Seizure, Vile Gash, et. al. If you know anything about those bands you can expect a similar dose of barebones, no-frills hardcore. Angry Andy from Vile Gash delivers his trademark snarl, barking out words of hate (I can't make 'em out but I'm sure the words are as violent as the music). I don't need to say any more; if you like raw American hardcore, you'll like this." - Wizago, Drug Punk




Sun. Aug. 17 - 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.




Fri. Aug. 22 - 9:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
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.
SUNJACKET - listen
Sunjacket is a new band from Chicago, IL made up of Garret Bodette, Carl Hauck, Bryan Kveton, Tricia Scully, AND Ross Tasch.
GRANDKIDS - listen
Hey. We're Grandkids, a not-cover band.




Sat. Aug. 23 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
THE TREASURE FLEET (members of Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms, Sass Dragons, Smoking Popes) - listen
In summer 2007, just on the heels of recording “Marvels of Industry” with his band the Arrivals, Isaac Thotz went on a month long binge of drink and drugs and 1960’s psychedelic rock that ended with a self-recorded twelve song demo of acoustic psychedelic pop songs, a collection sounding like Syd Barrett outtakes. At the end of the month, the Arrivals went on tour with Underground Railroad to Candyland, where Isaac showed his recordings to Todd Congelliere (of URTC and owner of Recess Records) and by the end of that week, on a rooftop party at a tenement in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, they’d resolved to start their new mod-psych band. Isaac joined a project Todd C. had been doing with the members of the Dios Malos in L.A., under the name Bible Children. They did a handful of shows around L.A. and Chicago, recorded a demo, and broke up in 2009 under the stress of long distance. In summer 2010, Thotz restarted the effort with friends and local Chicago musicians Neil Hennessy (of the Lawrence Arms) on bass, Dave Merriman (of the Arrivals) on keys, Mike Oberlin (of Sass Dragons) on drums, and Eli Caterer (of Smoking Popes) on lead guitar. Now called Treasure Fleet, this new psych sound is punk’s weird, dirty, drugged-out answer the folk-punk that’s dominated the scene for the last decade.
LENGUAS LARGAS
A bunch of dirty DIY dudes playing stony, pleasant, intricate music that builds tension then releases. It’s subtle, yet pleasant; thick, swirling, and as fingering as white smoke exhaled deeply from a pipe. I don’t mind weird if it rocks. I don’t mind psychrock if the “rock” part’s not just a handy post-it note whacked onto the side of masturbation. Lenguas Largas has the Roky Erickson Weird-O-Meter pegged. They’re also carrying a mile-long locomotion’s worth of quarry-grade rock, freshly blasted from the earth. - T.Taylor, Razorcake
WHITE NIGHT - listen
White Night sound like all the punk bands you've half listened to in crowded basements and bullshit bowling alleys while trying to sneak beer in and make out with people. And as good as beer and making out are, you should have been paying more attention. Here's you're second chance.
TWO HOUSES
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.




Sun. Aug. 24 - 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.




Mon. Aug. 25 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
BLACK WINE (ex members of The Ergs and Hunchback) - listen
"We used to be in other bands. Now we're in this one."
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.
DRILLING FOR BLASTING
Drilling for Blasting is a new two piece band that sounds like a three and a half piece, with drummer Kammy Lee and guitarist Douglas Ward, both members of 97-shiki and Fourth Rotor. Its the sort of loud, weird, odd, but grooving tunes that you might or might not expect from these two old fucking dogs.
CLOSED MOUTHS
Closed Mouths are members of Wide Angles & The House That Gloria Vanderbilt.




Tue. Aug. 26 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
EMPTY ISLE - listen
After cutting their teeth in various bands, and in genres that run the gambit between metal, mathcore, grindcore, punk, and post-punk, the individuals that make up Empty Isle wanted to form a new band in the spirit of straight-forward honesty. Drawing from the rich vein of the mid-90's Midwest bands, Empty Isle set about creating their own interpretation of the music they loved growing up.
THE BAD DOCTORS
The Bad Doctors have been active in the Philly music scene for about a year now. Its members are Brian Bullock, Luke Nally, and Matt McDermott. The band formed with the concept of creating serious and interesting rock and roll, in an attempt to fill the expanding void in Philadelphia's rock community. They formed a tight fan-base by playing house parties and basement shows relentlessly.
STARING PROBLEM - listen
Out of the near-impenetrable darkness of Carbondale, IL, emerges Staring Problem, a pretty good band. While their ideal aesthetic is one of unrelenting goth-as-fuck punishment, their "pop sensibility," shaky grasp of the fundamentals of their instruments, general good humor, and love of beer prevent them from ever being fully subsumed by the darkness.
BOILERMAN - listen
Boilerman is solid do-it-yourself pop-punk from Chicago. Get into it!




Wed. Aug. 27 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
TRUCK OR DEAD HORSE
We are a band from Chicago IL. We play loud music for people that like loud music. We have jobs, we drink beers sometimes, we play instruments.
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).
FOUL TIP
Drums, loud distorted bass guitar, and vocals. Pop music. Ed Bornstein and Adam Luksetich.




Thu. Aug. 28 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
IRON LUNG - listen
Iron Lung are a two piece powerviolence act from Seattle, Washington heavily influenced by hardcore punk and grindcore.[1] The band formed in 1999 in Reno and is currently in Seattle after spending some time in Oakland. They have released music on several labels including Prank Records, 625 Thrashcore, and their own label, Iron Lung Records. In recent years the band has collaborated with other members of the hardcore punk and powerviolence scene, including Hatred Surge and Dave Bailey, formerly of Running For Cover. 2009 saw the release of Public Humiliation, a three-way collaboration between Iron Lung and Kortland and Ward's side projects, Pig Heart Transplant and Walls respectively. The recording is of a one-off live performance from Halloween of 2008. Jon Kortland is also half of the art project Feeding, which has made artwork for several Iron Lung, Walls and PHT releases, as well as album covers for several other bands.
UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE - listen
Una Bèstia Incontrolable is a new band from Barcelona with members of GLAM, they plays a kind of primitive hardcore punk, dark and psychedelic with a tons of noise, like a Amebix’s mutation playing darkfolk.
VIOLENT END
"Violent End is the current darling of the Chicago punk scene: current or ex-members of Raw Nerve, Manipulation, Chronic Seizure, Vile Gash, et. al. If you know anything about those bands you can expect a similar dose of barebones, no-frills hardcore. Angry Andy from Vile Gash delivers his trademark snarl, barking out words of hate (I can't make 'em out but I'm sure the words are as violent as the music). I don't need to say any more; if you like raw American hardcore, you'll like this." - Wizago, Drug Punk
SEA OF SHIT - listen
Grinding power violence from Chicago.
RUMORES




Fri. Aug. 29 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
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?"
PRINCE - listen
PRINCE is a band from Austin, Texas. PRINCE is here to make love to your ears and get to bed before 10pm.
BRICKFIGHT - listen
This band consists of four grown-ass men that still think playing guitars and drums and singing and dancing in front of other people is "acceptable." The band started in a bar called The Black Dog Tavern in Fort Worth Texas and it will probably end in the same bar. The conversation of joining forces to make music occurred over a drink special known as the Claude Simpson and will probably end over said drink special.
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.




Sat. Aug. 30 - 11:00 pm - 21+ -
THE CHICAGO OUTFIT ROLLER DERBY AFTER-PARTY




Sun. Aug. 31 - 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.




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.




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).




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.




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.




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.




Thu. Oct. 16 - 6:00 pm - All ages -
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.




Mon. Oct. 20 - 8:00 pm - 18+ -
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).




 
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