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Thu. Nov. 14
NORA MARKS
TURN N FIRE
NOWHERE//DONTCARE
LEMON KNIFE
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Fri. Nov. 15
THESE BEASTS
WITCHPIT
ARRIVER
MINE COLLAPSE
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Sat. Nov. 16
JUPITER STYLES
SPECIAL DEATH
NECTAR
DAN DURLEY
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Sun. Nov. 17
A MILLION RICH DAUGHTERS
ROSEGARDEN FUNERAL PARTY
DEAD HUMMINGBIRD
SPACE DRAMA
LORELEI K
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Sun. Nov. 17
MARVIN STUMBLES
BUM CHIC
21+ / Crown Liquors - 8PM

Tue. Nov. 19
PERMANENT RESIDUE
CITY MOUSE
ACCEPTOR
21+ / Crown Liquors - 8PM

Tue. Nov. 19
MUTED COLOR
CLIFFDIVER
MESS
HAND OUT
BRISTLETONGUE
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Wed. Nov. 20
LILAC
MR. PHYLZZZ
BELLHEAD
PYLONS
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Thu. Nov. 21
NUDE BODIES
THE BASCINETS
THE ROOF DOGS
BUR
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM



NORA MARKS

Thu. Nov. 14 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
NORA MARKS - listen
Stoner punk music the whole family can enjoy.
TURN N FIRE - listen
Chicago based punk trio.
NOWHERE//DONTCARE - listen
Surf punk with a little bit of ska.
LEMON KNIFE - listen
Hard rock duo from Chicago, inspired by Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, Wolfmother, and The Clash.






THESE BEASTS

Fri. Nov. 15 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
THESE BEASTS - listen
Pummeling Sludge and deep doom like a giant cosmic hammer, THESE BEASTS pound through some of the heaviest grunge riffs of the decade for a truly vicious and primal performance. These Beasts are a three piece from Chicago, IL consisting of Todd Fabian on Bass and Vocals, Keith Anderson on Drums and Chris Roo on Guitar and Vocals.
WITCHPIT - listen
Sludge metal/hard rock act from South Carolina.
ARRIVER - listen
ARRIVER was founded in Chicago in 2006 to create a metal epic from a found paragraph of nonsense. Their evolution has produced a body of work of great sonic diversity, linked by the narrative thread and the mightiness of the Riff. ARRIVER's latest release, the full-length Emeritus, is an ecstatic/folkloric resetting of the Chernobyl event set forth in five long tracks of expansive heaviness.
MINE COLLAPSE - listen
Punk/Sludge/Noise Rock from Chicago, IL. members of arbogast, LORD, Still Machine, etc.






JUPITER STYLES

Sat. Nov. 16 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Jupiter Styles "Ultra St. Opera" record release show!
JUPITER STYLES - listen
Jupiter Styles is the project of Chicago musician Sean Neumann. Neumann's a familiar face in the Midwest DIY scene, previously playing guitar in Champaign bands Nectar, Easter, and Single Player and touring extensively throughout the world since 2012. Neumann’s project has been dubbed an “indie-minded emo supergroup” by DIY blogs like The Alternative, recruiting members of bands like Ratboys, Pet Symmetry, Nectar, The Reptilian and more to help record and perform songs live. The band's latest album, "Ultra St. Opera," explores the human relationship with loss — through death, time, and a fading memory as life continues rapidly around us.
SPECIAL DEATH
Distorted guitars and male/female harmonies.
NECTAR - listen
Kamila Glowacki's project Nectar draws influence from twee-pop and punk, blending fast-paced hooks with intelligent songwriting that leaves you wanting more after each song flies by.
DAN DURLEY - listen
Dan Durley is a songwriter from Chicago.






A MILLION RICH DAUGHTERS

Sun. Nov. 17 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
A MILLION RICH DAUGHTERS - listen
Five piece garage/industrial/horror inspired alternative post-punk from Chicago.
ROSEGARDEN FUNERAL PARTY - listen
Rising from the inferno of heartbreak with a determination towards gentility, humility, graciousness, and kindness, Rosegarden Funeral Party takes influence from life’s tragedies and spins chaos into beauty. Leah Lane fronts the band with a voice like that of the lovechild between Morrissey and Siouxsie Sioux and her guitar playing has been compared to that of Daniel Ash. Wil Farrier’s bass playing takes obvious inspiration from Peter Hook. Synths trapped in the loving arms of the 1980’s. With rhythmic percussion and drums inspired by dark dance floors by Dylan Stamas, Rosegarden Funeral Party prove to be the second-coming of traditional goth.
DEAD HUMMINGBIRD - listen
Initially a noisy hardcore quartet, the band has morphed into a wildly expansive and aggressive goth new-wave band. Blending industrial and glimmering cold synth-tones, DEAD HUMMINGBIRD aims to cement their place in the new generation of post-punk valor with fierce intention.
SPACE DRAMA - listen
Space Drama is a Chicago instrumental, experimental rock composition. They set out to score life like a film.
LORELEI K - listen
Lorelei K is an artist, musician and poet from Denton, Texas, known for composing and performing avant-pop with arresting vocals.
A sense of primal breakthrough is the throughline from Lorelei K’s first album to the second, Lightbender, out October 25th.






MUTED COLOR

Tue. Nov. 19 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
MUTED COLOR - listen
Muted Color is a live music act from the suburbs of Chicago, IL, that plays a high-energy fusion of indie, shoegaze, and post-punk. They recently released their Pastel EP on all streaming platforms in June 2019.
CLIFFDIVER - listen
Bursting into the music-scene in 2018, CLIFFDIVER consists of six Indie-Rock specialists combining their talents for the greater good. Based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, each member of the band is a verifiable veteran of their own hometown – and the sum total of their experience quickly added up to a tight & exciting sound in CLIFFDIVER instantly as they started to jam, write, and record songs for their debut.
With stunning versatility in their amped-up sound that vibrantly expands to include Emo, Pop, Rock, Punk, & more – the advantages of having six competent players all holding their own and unified in their vision led the band to the official release of four highly creative & colorful cuts on their Small Hours EP.
MESS - listen
Mess delivers swollen and orchestral indie-rock paired with a voice that is emotionally harrowing by way of subtlety. It’s often a quiet kind of hurt that doesn’t fill the room with a thunderous roar or vivid color, opting instead to fill the room with dense fog and tension that can be felt across the globe. The sting that radiates from Gliesman’s vocals feels like it’s been forced through the cracks in permanently clenched teeth. It’s damn near impossible to believe that this Kansas City quartet is responsible for a sound as robust as they are; each member brings what sounds like a lifetime of talent and craftsmanship into their work, and it’s that prowess that has allowed them to share the stage with acts like Pianos Become The Teeth, Turnover, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, and more. tl;dr the music that comes from Mess is anything but.
HAND OUT - listen
Nola Power Emo.
BRISTLETONGUE - listen
Indie band bristletongue is a four-piece from Lake County, IL. Fronted by nonbinary former folk artist L Morgan (they/them) and backed by artists with varying musical backgrounds, bristletongue brings a unique sound to the stage, and lyrics “whose aureate poetics bolster the group’s expansive compositions, which lie along the emo to post-rock spectrum,” says James Rettig of New-York-based music blog “Stereogum”.






LILAC

Wed. Nov. 20 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
LILAC - listen
Born from the ashes of local sludge-metal/noise-rock freaks Cacaw, guitarist-vocalist Anya Davidson reemerges after a strong hiatus to create the noisy four-piece LILAC. Consisting of Baltimore transplants Chris Day on bass, Conor Stechschulte on guitar (both of defunct doomy noise-psych band Witch Hat) and Kenny Rasmussen of Anatomy of Habit on drums, LILAC aims to deliver noise-rock quicker, punchier and harder than ever before.
MR. PHYLZZZ - listen
Ex members of the Cincinnati rock outfit The Killtones (Clinton Jacob and Ray Redmon) formed a side project called mr.phylzzz. what else do you need to know but that. We make music and put it out. The end.
BELLHEAD - listen
Bellhead are a Modern Rock duo made up of two Chicago scene veterans who have left their mark across the tattered live music scene. Consisting of High Bass/ and Lead Vocalist Ivan Russia, formerly of the infamous Ahab Rex, Mr. Russia, and Sheriff Scabs; partnered with Low Bass/Vocalist Karen Righeimer- one of Chicago’s premier bass players who has been featured as a current or former member of diverse bands such as Fashion Bomb, Team Cybergeist, Sheriff Scabs, W.O.R.M, Now I'm Nothing, mindfluxfuneral, Bethany Thomas, Pigface, and am.psych.
PYLONS - listen
Pylons formed in Chicago in 2015 and have released two full-length records. Known for contrasting vocals and tight songwriting, their sound is uniquely thrilling. Post-punk and grunge influences vary up their sound, perfect for fans of Pixies or Wire. Their full lineup is Gretchen Hannum on guitar and vocals, Sam Fadness also on guitar and vocals, Karen Mooney on bass, and Andrew Sheriff on drums.






NUDE BODIES

Thu. Nov. 21 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
NUDE BODIES - listen
Get loud.
THE BASCINETS - listen
The Bascinets are three Chicagoans that make jangly, post-punky power pop.
THE ROOF DOGS - listen
Jazz is jazz y'know?
BUR - listen
Hailing from the Chicago suburbs, you can hear the sound of BUR far beyond city limits and state lines. Burying slacker-rock vocals deep in a murk of wailing guitars and distorted fuzz, this noisy quad will leave your ears ringing and bones shaking.






CLOUD CRUISER

Fri. Nov. 22 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
CLOUD CRUISER - listen
Cloud Cruiser is a concept based Desert Rock band from Chicago, IL. Our first installment is titled “I: Capacity” We follow the story of a young man on a quest for flight. He is illuminated, but only for a brief time. Returned unfit, he is only a piece of the puzzle that unfolds. The journey is boundless.
BLAKE - listen
Fuzz in your face.
THUNDERSHIRT - listen
2015, spring: Just prior to allergy season, three Chicagoans were on vacation in Texas. They decided to take their relationship to the next level and start a band, a band inspired by Venice beach and post apocalyptic dune buggies. They called it Thundershirt.
DEAD ARE THE GODS
Cats! Coffee! Satan!






KITCHEN EXPERIMENT

Sun. Nov. 24 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
KITCHEN EXPERIMENT
Kitchen Experiment was once told they sounded “kind of like hüsker dü a bit but like some other bands too. And also, like yourselves”. It was a fair assessment. Since then, they stopped playing the one hüsker dü song they knew.
THE FLIPS - listen
Chicago rock quintet The Flips are known for writing personal songs about inner struggles. Their first album A Harm Deep But Shining tackled themes of faith, religion and identity through contemplative self-reflection and at times, outright anger and frustration. The band’s sophomore album, Better Days, delves deeper into the personal and examines the experience of living with and overcoming mental illness. This time around the band has created a thick heavy guitar based sound to complement the distressed and despondent narrative.
THE WHITTINGTONS - listen
The Whittingtons were raised on Chuck Berry and JFA records, MGD, B-movies, and skateboards. Short fast rules with a beach party attitude. Too dumb to die.
RICH SALAMANDER - listen
Modern commercialized folk from artist/videomaker/musician/designer/skateboarder, Rich Salamander!






EDWIN DAYS

Tue. Nov. 26 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
EDWIN DAYS - listen
Through lyric writing, voice, and dance Edwin Days manifests. His artistry is channeled by amorphous poetry, dance, and semi-monotone vocals in an electronic based sound mode. Minimal theatrics dynamically unfold in live performances in what at times can simply begin with a prop or piece of clothing. Individuality, introspections, and non-conformity are prevalent subjects in his music.
LA SPACER - listen
La Spacer creates audio art with Techno & House as the groundwork, using HARDWARE machines during production and live performance.
COFFINFUL - listen
COFFINFUL is a very moody rock band, that still really knows how to rock out. Get off the “happy train”, life’s too short.






FLAKE MICHIGAN

Wed. Nov. 27 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
FLAKE MICHIGAN - listen
Self-proclaimed "bummer pop" from Chicago, Flake Michigan began as the solo project of Sergio, one of the lead singers of Black Bear/Brown Bear. After 4 years of writers block, he bought a 2009 MacBook Pro off some guy off Craigslist and sat down and recorded REINVENTING THE FEELS. in the summer of 2018. The album covers both old & new ground for the singer/songwriter: getting old, lost love, new nephews, getting married, and being a flake. Flake Michigan has since recruited former members of Black Bear/Brown Bear to bring these songs to life IRL.
LITTLE BOY JR. - listen
"If you like garage pop with a sense of vaudevillian whimsy, then you will love Little Boy Jr. Their songs combine elements of Merseybeat, surf, and rock into a mix that is nearly impossible to resist. Lovers of The Beatles and the Animals, as well as fans of The Everly Brothers and The Knack will want to check them out."-International Pop Overthrow
GET SOME (of Black Bear / Brown Bear) - listen
Get Some has been a member of the Chicago scene for many years, most recently with Black Bear / Brown Bear, a indie rock band heavily influenced by Talking Heads. On his own he leans into his more experimental influences with introspective and earnest songwriting. He isn't afraid to ask the important questions. Who are we? Who is anyone? Who do you think you are I am? Influences include Tame Impala, Tortoise, and Outlaw Country
MUGGSY - listen
Muggsy is a conglomerate of blues-rock with 90’s alternative influence. The trio consists of Tom Wierzbinski (guitar, vocals) and Jeremy Bear (drums) who have been playing together since their high school days in Bear’s parent’s basement. After years of playing together Wierzbinski and Bear put on the search for some low-end and found the individual with the best bass player name in the Chicagoland area, Manny Jones (bass). The three have been recording and bringing their raw rock sound to West Chicago since 2013.






BOB NANNA

Fri. Nov. 29 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
BOB NANNA - listen
In 1997 during an extended break in between Braid tours, the band's vocalist / guitarist Robert Nanna began playing shows and recording under the title of The City On Film, but never taking it too seriously. Throughout Braid calling it a day and both the formation and demise of Hey Mercedes to follow, Robert juggled the project with a slew of smaller releases and tours with the likes of Kind of Like Spitting and other friends. In more recent years, The City On Film has been shifted up another gear with an ongoing list of releases, touring with Minus The Bear, Owen and more across the United States, UK, Europe, South-East Asia and Australia. He has since ditched The City On Film moniker in favor of his actual name.
GOSH DIGGITY - listen
The largest woodpecker in north America is the pileated woodpecker
~bedroom pop~
JACLYN NORA (of Mollow) - listen
Sometimes Jaclyn plays in the grungy emo project called Mollow and sometimes she doesn't but that doesn't mean you can't hear those dreamy jams in a slightly different form.






FROM THE START

Sat. Nov. 30 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
FROM THE START - listen
From the Start has been playing punk and alternative music together in various iterations throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs for nearly 20 years. Their debut EP entitled 'Nautical Disasters' was released this year. Drawing on the tradition of the basement and small-club rock scene their members grew up in, From the Start has been generating a wide variety of energetic and colorful new rock sounds.
CHEAP HEAT - listen
Cheap Heat are the elbow-droppin' heroes of your wet dreams. Riffs and licks to split your wigs. Hide your moms and hide your drugs. Cheap Heat is climbing to the top of the mountain while stepping on your neck. Take no prisoners, only checks. Book us for your birthday party and they'll blow out all your candles.
RADAR - listen
Radar play grungey punk rock and roll and hail from Chicago, IL!
THE EAGLES OF LOMBARD - listen
We are a punk rock band from Lombard, IL. There is no band on the planet that better represents America's bird.






BRINGERS

Thu. Dec. 05 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
BRINGERS - listen
Quiet music so we don't disturb the neighbors.
SIDE SLEEPER
Droney synths, ambient vocals, and driving rhythmic undertones create a sense of being lost with no direction, yet not bothered by it.
APOCALYPSE QUEST - listen
Apocalypse Quest is noise/opera/drone music.
BLOOD PACT SCOUT - listen
Blood Pact Scout is a collaboration between Matt Kistler and the dark magic that powers synthesizers, guitar pedals, and other things that make weird noises. The music produced is self-described as [intense ethereal whooshing] or dark ambient or whatever.






CHEAP VACATION

Fri. Dec. 06 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
CHEAP VACATION - listen
75% of Sore History. 100% of a band from Chicago.
PLUDO - listen
Dinosaur Jr-esque loud indie music.
MREY - listen
Madii Rey is dark and raspy singer-songwriter from Northwest Indiana.
PERMANENT RESIDUE (members of Canadian Rifle, Salvation, Fuck You, Idiot, and Mean Sean)
We’re not a particularly young punk band.






THE PEEVES

Sat. Dec. 07 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
THE PEEVES - listen
The Peeves, a technical punk rock band in Chicago.
OTTER PETTER - listen
Hailing from Chicago, Otter Petter delivers "big, bright, hooky tunes with their hearts pinned proudly on their sleeves" (Chicago Reader). The indie pop quintet features brothers Michael (guitar, vocals) and William Pritchard (drums), Raphael Dussaussoy (guitars, keyboards), Amy Anderson (bass, vocals), and Jeremy Tromburg (keyboards). Recent highlights for the band include a CMJ showcase in New York and a featured role in an NBC TV show pilot entitled "State of Romance." Director Peter Sollet ("Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist") chose the band to appear in segments filmed at the Double Door and Millennium Park in Chicago. Otter Petter emerged on the Chicago music scene in 2005 with a self-titled, five-song EP. In 2006, Otter Petter was chosen by the Chicago Tribune as one of 10 bands to compete in the "Metromix Rock 'n' Vote" contest. Readers voted Otter Petter as one of the four winning bands to play a show at Metro in Chicago. In 2008, the band's first full-length album "Fireflies and Lamplights" was greeted with glowing reviews. NewCity called it "devastatingly infectious," and Gapers Block described it as a "perfect blend of roots rock, sugary pop and complex indie rock."
THE PRAIRIE FIRES - listen
Rock & Roll had to die. It was the only way to bring it back to life. Such is the feeling of All New Kinds of Strange, the debut album from Chicago’s newest Americana rock band: The Prairie Fires. Stripping rock & roll to it’s essential form, the record isn’t afraid to dip into multiple genres to reshape the sounds of rock. What is the sound of rocks future? It’s clear the band is influenced by a variety of musicians from the Midwest and beyond, blending the soundscapes of Tom Petty and John Mellencamp with the pop songwriting sensibilities of 90s groups like Gin Blossoms and The Wallflowers, all of which are heavily dosed with the distinctive grooves and licks of Chicago blues. This is a band that appreciates rock & roll in the broadest sense of the word, and has the skills and sounds to bring it into tomorrow. The band takes its name to honor it’s Midwestern roots. Fire is an essential element of rebirth for the expansive prairies of Illinois, and that sentiment is reflected in the mission and sounds throughout All New Kinds Of Strange.
WARM ONES - listen
Warm Ones is a noisy ATV for Tony Sackett's three-minute and under pop song grenades. Their style is best described as "violently catchy guitarpop." Covering fire is provided by guitarist Mike Wszolek, bassist Mike Metz and beatman Jon Adler. Warm Ones have recently followed up their first full album "Sprezzatura" with their new EP "Lena." They have been described as "hot" and "that was fucking awesome," so I guess that's all that matters.






DOUBLE FEATURE

Fri. Dec. 20 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
DOUBLE FEATURE - listen
Harking back to the days of skate-punk’s golden era, Double Feature have stamped their name on the genre’s long-awaited rebirth. The Chicago-natives take bubblegum punk and unapologetically drive it head-first into the world of dark, technical song structures to create a sound all their own. Composed of 4, the group is made up of Dominick Del Vecchio and Dan Winter on guitars and vocals, while the groups soon-to-be AARP members, Marty Madera and David Spearman take on bass and drums, respectively. With a full-length and split EP under their belt, the 4-piece is ramping up to release their 2nd full-length in the coming months.
AMUSE - listen
Amuse is a three piece pop punk band out of Indianapolis, IN. Known for always having one member that drank too much. Amuse is usually on the road touring and making bad decisions. Most notable is drummer Keith Tajc whom is known for his solid chops and deep obsession with Hentai.
THE HALLOW - listen
Chicago's death rock heart throbs.
BUTCHERED - listen
If John Blutarsky were a punk, he'd be Butchered.






THE MOOSE

Sat. Dec. 28 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Out Of Context and mPshows.com presents: Final Show for The Moose!
THE MOOSE - listen
The Moose is a 3 piece, indie rock band out of the suburbs of Chicago consisting of 2 brothers and a life long family friend.
TINY KINGDOMS - listen
Tiny Kingdoms is the result of 4 friends who have a deep seeded passion for creating music. Based out of Chicago, the group delicately dances between various genres in an attempt to create a sound all their own. With a sound anchored by melodic guitar work and vocal hooks sure give the ears of listeners pure enjoyment, this indie rock quartet will continue to inject their own unique twist on rock music for years to come.
PARK & MAIN - listen
Inspiring listeners who refuse to take any road but the one they choose. You don’t need to have it all figured out, but you do need to be strong enough to make decisions that are best for you. Stay on the road that feels right and only turn off if it’s what you want.






HOSPITAL JOB

Fri. Jan. 17 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
HOSPITAL JOB - listen
Springfield, Illinois’ own HOSPITAL JOB deliver loud guitars, big hooks and weird ideas on their third full length, "Never Get Cold". A melody-heavy, power-driven, pop-punk album that rides the line between contemporary midwest pop-punk and indie rock styles of decades past. Features current members of THE COPYRIGHTS, THE NEPHRONS and HORRIBLE THINGS. At times this album charges full force into your gut with relentless hooks and at others, it infects on a more cerebral level with unexpected turns & twists.
TWO HOUSES - listen
"Smash Mouth meets Rage Against the Machine." - Vice
ATTIC SALT
Attic Salt is a band from Springfield, IL. Fred Malcom (drums), Andy Harmon (guitar/vocals), and Alyssa Currie (guitar/vocals) started playing together in late 2015. Lanny Durbin (bass) joined up in early 2017. Our first full length album (S/T) is out now on Dodgeball Records.
TIME THIEVES (members of This Is My Fist, Brickfight, Sass Dragons, and Horrible Things) - listen
Being in bands takes up time. Time you can never get back.




 
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