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Sat. Jul. 21
PET SYMMETRY
BAGGAGE
THE REAGANOMICS
THE CELL PHONES
All ages / 1st Ward / Chop Shop - 7PM

Sat. Jul. 21
DISTANTS
GIANT PEACH
SORE HISTORY
MOLLOW
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Sun. Jul. 22
NEW DRUGS
KILL SCENES
JEN & THE DOTS
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Tue. Jul. 24
PINK AVALANCHE
SLOW WITCH
HILL DUNES
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Wed. Jul. 25
ROB WINN
WIZZO
BANDY
THE JACK DRACULAS
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Thu. Jul. 26
THE TROLLS
PROBLEM PEOPLE
ROMANCOKE
18+ / 1st Ward / Chop Shop - 8PM

Sat. Jul. 28
DRILLING FOR BLASTING
TOPOMAKA
PRIMITIVE TEETH
POCKETED
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM



ALL THE WINE

Fri. Jul. 20 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
ALL THE WINE - listen
Hailing from the musty basements of Chicago's peripherals, All the Wine pours out electrifying rock 'n' roll and melodic punk. Reminiscent of punk and emo favorites such as Against Me!, The Hotelier and The Menzingers, All the Wine is both tenderly evocative and unforgivably hard-hitting. The trio has over four regional tours under their belt, as well as two EPs that introduce listeners to the band’s aggressive yet reflective nature.
DIVIDED HEAVEN - listen
Youngblood, the second Divided Heaven full length, marks an arrival. What started as a solo project for Jeff Berman while studying in Europe ten years, tens of thousands of miles, and many sing-alongs ago has come to fruition, both for Berman and his loyal fans. This sophomore effort, produced by Charlie Stavish (Imagine Dragons, Ryan Adams) showcases a resounding progression in style and dynamic that introduces, for the first time, Divided Heaven as a full band.
ACCEPTOR
Acceptor is four young men (Justin, Mike, Drew and Adam) on a perilous quest to make a single noise so loud and crunchy that it will kill the evil wizard who cursed them to walk around looking like this. They walk the thinnest line between pop and punk the whole time.
KYLE "GB" OPPOLD (of Arliss Nancy) - listen
Kyle "GB" Oppold is the bass player from Arliss Nancy and he sings sad songs with his guitar about whiskey and love. For fans of Lucero and the like. He also likes to have a great time.






DISTANTS

Sat. Jul. 21 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
DISTANTS - listen
Mid tempo pop punk with slight hints of feelings and a bunch of speakers. Members of many bands both former and current.
GIANT PEACH - listen
Giant peach is the natural extension of the early and disparate solo bedroom projects of Frances Chang and Mike Naideau. Upon meeting in 2008, their guitar-driven efforts began to merge, though the idiosyncrasies of each were so undiluted and divergent that they seemed to repel like oil and water. But, they found that each added hues unnatural to the other's spectrum. And as they continued to grow up together their long histories of musical influences bled into one. Never aiming to be any "kind" of band, GP's noisy and emotional music flowed naturally from the quality of the time. With the early addition of drummer David Shotwell and more recent Luke Holstein on bass, the group utilized the stark aesthetic polarities existent between its members to pen a new slew of dense and specific songs realized through elongated moments of tension.
SORE HISTORY - listen
Sore History is ex- Like Bats and P.S. Eliot. catchy alternative rock for fans of The Lemonheads.
MOLLOW
Mollow
/ˈmälō/

Verb
1. To think or dwell on something until it is no longer possible to think about it

Noun
2. Dreamy, grungy, emo-ish band






NEW DRUGS

Sun. Jul. 22 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
NEW DRUGS - listen
Up-beat punk for the recently deceased.
KILL SCENES - listen
We are a dark dream pop project from Chicago, IL. We make music with instruments, voices, machines, and found sounds.
JEN & THE DOTS






PINK AVALANCHE

Tue. Jul. 24 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
PINK AVALANCHE - listen
The Luminous Heart of Nowhere, the second album by Chicago quartet Pink Avalanche, sees the band expanding upon and exploring new dimensions of the sonic ideas touched upon in their debut album Wraiths. Unlike the Wraiths material, all recorded before the band had yet played live, Nowhere is the bold reflection of a band after years playing and writing together. The band entered the studio with guitarist/vocalist Che Arthur engineering in early 2014 to record The Luminous Heart of Nowhere, an album sure to establish Pink Avalanche as heirs to a revitalized era of heartland post-punk.
SLOW WITCH
An etherial musical experience featuring Angela Mullenhour on Guitar and vocals and Mike Racky on pedal steel A sound unlike any other.
HILL DUNES (members of Sweet Cobra, Carbon Leak, and Pillars And Tongues)
Hill Dunes is Timothy Remis, Elizabeth Remis and Tommy Borst. Formerly known as Ditches.






ROB WINN

Wed. Jul. 25 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
ROB WINN - listen
After spending a long Chicago winter recording the upcoming, full-length release Slight Calm, Rob Winn is back with a new set of tracks that further explore the sonic landscape heard on his first EP Western Automatic Music. Rob and drummer Jeff Holdsworth bring a gritty, dark sound influenced by garage rock, punk and alternative artists both past and present.
WIZZO
Rock/Stoner/Doom/Sludge/Groove/Psychadelic/Fuzzed-out-tunes from Chicago.
BANDY - listen
Bandy is a rock 'n' roll powerhouse that keeps it fun. Compiled in Summer 2016 to bring about revolutionary good times and sing about the vicissitudes of our many lives, Bandy are resolved to let it all out and leave it on stage. Bandy will rock your mental basement.
THE JACK DRACULAS - listen
The Jack Draculas™ is a metal lifestyle brand that includes music, live events, fashion and more. The sound is a fast, heavy, chaotic alloy of hardcore, metalcore and progressive metal. The live show is an atrocity you don't want to see, but can't stand to miss.






DRILLING FOR BLASTING

Sat. Jul. 28 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
DRILLING FOR BLASTING - listen
Drilling for Blasting is a two piece band that sounds like a three and a half piece. "Making music un-relate-able to the common man, but beloved by musicians and sound engineers". Its the sort of loud, weird, odd, but grooving tunes that you might or might not expect from these two old fucking dogs.
TOPOMAKA - listen
Topomaka is an outlet for creative impulses.
PRIMITIVE TEETH (members of Violent End, Split Feet, Daylight Robbery, Chronic Seizure) - listen
Primitive Teeth consists of Keara on drums and backing vocals, Christine on guitar and vocals, and Bryan on bass and backing vocals.
POCKETED - listen
Pocketed is very fun and sometimes happy music played by very fun and sometimes happy people. It is angular and frequently surprising, and also realistic.






OBSERVING WITH ANNIE

Wed. Aug. 01 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
OBSERVING WITH ANNIE - listen
Based out of Chicago, Illinois, Observing With Annie is a modern alternative rock band drawing influence from all across the spectrum of music today.
PARLOR VOICE - listen
Parlor Voice is a Grand Rapids-via-Ohio group formed in the spring of 2014. The group's cut-and-spliced arrangements recall Guided by Voices, with subject matter ranging from nostalgic Ohio observations to macabre magic realism. The group's forthcoming tape, "At Night the Trains Sound Like Music", wrestles with the ebb and flow of friendship, getting evicted, and residual Protestantism.
NICOLE AMINE - listen
Nicole Amine is a bluesy singer-songwriter​ characterized by soulful melodies and lyrics & backed by high-energy instrumentals. Nicole draws influence from her Motown roots combined with the beloved blues of mainstay, Chicago.
BAERTRUM - listen
Singer-songwriter from Toledo, OH. Currently living and producing in Chicago, IL.






SOFT CANDY

Wed. Aug. 08 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
SOFT CANDY - listen
Psychedelic urban di-fi baroque rock pop from Chicago.
THE BAND ICE CREAM - listen
Dairy Rock/Melting Pop. Give me ice cream, or give me death. The Band Ice Cream from San Francisco, CA plays relatable garage rock songs for the damned. They come to you in frequencies and resonate with your loins. Your children will like them on summer nights. Your mother will love them on sale at Costco. Their latest album, Classically Trained, is a melting pot of dirty, fuzzy, slightly stupid rock n’ roll that producer Bruce Botnick put his own personal flourishes on. Singles like "Wild", "Surfer Girl" and "Sick Over U" have landed them opening shows and festivals for the likes of Hinds, Sunflower Bean, Black Pistol Fire, Night Beats, Tijuana Panthers, Japandroids and more.
DAYSEE - listen
We are Daysee. We are Dizzy. We are Hanna, Nic, Eric, and Esteban.
FOREVER - listen
Four Chicago-based friends playing indie rock'n'roll for the convalescent soul.






BARREN PLAINS

Thu. Aug. 09 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
EP release show for Barren Plains!
BARREN PLAINS
Barren Plains is a four piece instrumental band from Chicago, Illinois. After the break up of their previous band Gunner's Daughter, Chris Behm (guitar) and Christopher Ramos (bass) decided to move in a different sonic direction. With the addition of Curtis Schreiber on drums and Christopher Kozubowski on guitar, Barren Plains creates an intricate musical landscape through a post metal filter while still clinging to a punk rock ethos.
SASQUATCH TURF WAR - listen
Banging Chicago riff-rock. This oozy, three-piece instrumental trio brings a clamor of sprawling guitar, monstrous drums, and heavy bass lines to the very edge of the stage. Their debut album releases Fall 2017.
MELTING SUN - listen
Melting Sun are a three-piece rock and roll outfit from Chicago. No smoke and mirrors, no fancy gimmicks, just straightforward music to bang (your head) to.






WHAT GIVES

Fri. Aug. 10 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
WHAT GIVES - listen
What Gives began during the frigid February of 2014, with a group of friends seeking some sunny, pop-centered relief. Comprised of members from Annabel, Dowsing and Elway, the group recorded a comfy, lo-fi 5 song debut EP with Seth Engel across the hall from their practice space. Soon after, the band recruited fellow Annabel guitarist Corey Willis, and began honing in on a full length record. Their upcoming LP, Feels Good, is steeped in influences ranging from fuzzy indie rock guitars, melodic tendencies of radio pop, and somehow captures the feeling of eating fried shrimp with a High Life on a perfect summer day. Out April 21st on Skeletal Lightning.
TREADLES - listen
Sad songs about being drunk since 2010. Sometimes features humans, sometimes just a lump of coal.
JUPITER STYLES - listen
Jupiter Styles is the solo project from Chicago-based singer-songwriter Sean Neumann. JP’s debut record “Be Good” (and variations of Jupiter's live band) features members of Ratboys, Pet Symmetry, The Reptilian, Jodi, Lifted Bells and more. Jupiter’s 10-track debut ranges from pounding punk songs that last less than a minute to pedal-steel infused alt-country tracks built on storytelling. Neumann is a touring member of Chicago band Ratboys, played in Champaign-based twee band Nectar and formerly made music under the moniker "Single Player" prior to signing with Other World Recordings (US) and Human Noise Records (UK) for Jupiter’s debut release.






KRAYOLA

Sun. Aug. 12 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
KRAYOLA - listen
In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire Krayola.
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?
SQUARECROW - listen
Squarecrow is a melodic punk band from San Diego, CA.
DROIDS BLOOD - listen
Kill the fascists. Create a weirdness.






SORE HISTORY

Tue. Aug. 14 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
SORE HISTORY - listen
Sore History is ex- Like Bats and P.S. Eliot. catchy alternative rock for fans of The Lemonheads.
NOTCHES - listen
Halfway between the brilliant but scrappy melodies of 90s Ringing Ear bands and the mix of wiseguy/self-loathing attitude of Archers of Loaf, Notches are something like an emo band for those interested in anything but.
ME IN CAPRIS - listen
A little somethin' somethin' from Boston, Massachusetts. Who wouldn't want to see Me In Capris?
ALLBRATT
Allbratt was inspired by a license plate in DeKalb, IL. Songs about insomnia, professional wrestling, ennui, Twin Peaks, those sorts of things, with all the melodies and twinkling lead guitar the kids crave. Featuring members of The Grool Brothers, The Ambiguous Triangles, and Backyard Birds of North America.






CORDOBA

Wed. Aug. 15 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
CORDOBA - listen
Cordoba is a Chicago-based future soul / jazz fusion septet. They play meticulously arranged tunes that combine intricate grooves, soulful vocals and explosive improvisation with a commitment to radical social change.
GULLY BOYS - listen
Born from passion, Kathy, Nadirah and Natalie make up the 3 piece that Gully Boys is today. Gully Boys melodic tunes and raw lyrics make it hard to believe that merely two years ago, none of them knew how to play their instruments. Drawing inspiration from a multitude of musical back grounds, Gully Boys transcends genre. Through hard work, diligent practice and fresh enthusiasm Gully Boys have recorded their first LP Gully Boys Dont Cry set to release late July.
LITTLE CHURCH - listen
Little Church is a smattering of art pop, rock, soul, and gentle eskimo kisses by a bear-shaped robot that cant control it's voltage. Based in Chicago, the band consists of Chelsea Foss-Ralston (Vast Canvas), Christian Whiting (Glances), and Khori Wilson (The Devonns, Mykele Deville).
TAYLOR SEABERG - listen
Taylor Seaberg is an African American multi-instrumentalist with a passion for music in digital, electric, and acoustic realms. Taylor is a current 2016-2017 Intermedia Arts Spoken Word Verve Grant recipient and multi-instrumentalist/founder of alt jazz, neo soul, hip hop collective, Seaberg. When not performing with their band, Taylor, can be found solo playing with a loop station pedal and an electric guitar.






SEARCHLIGHTS

Fri. Aug. 17 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
SEARCHLIGHTS - listen
A cinematic take on indie, post- rock, modern psych somewhere between ambient soundscapes and driving intensity.
ROCKET MINER - listen
“Eschewing both the metal and avant-garde leanings of their Chicago brethren, Rocket Miner is more representative of what one might call “modern traditionalist post-rock.”
-Artic Drones
MAN MOUNTAIN - listen
A melodic, instrumental post-rock outfit from Southeast Michigan. In the honorable lineage of bands like The Appleseed Cast, Sigur Ros, and American Football, Man Mountain's debut record "Infinity Mirror" is a journey of emotive dynamics set against a swirling dreamlike ferocity.
UNDERHAND - listen
3 piece instrumental band from Chicago.






TACO SHOCK

Sat. Aug. 18 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
TACO SHOCK - listen
One pop-punk mother fucker lookin' to rock your face off!
GOLD ROUTE - listen
Pop punk from Detroit, MI.
SKYLINES - listen
Four piece Punk band out of Chicago IL.
FARHAMTON - listen
We are Farhampton. We are Passive Aggressive Pop Punk. Four piece pop punk band from the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago. Our EP “You’ll Never Take My Side” released in September of 2017. For fans of Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, The Starting Line, Yellowcard, Sleep On It.






PYLONS

Tue. Aug. 21 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
PYLONS - listen
Pylons is a rock band from Chicago. They formed in 2015 and put out a self-titled album this summer. They consist of Gretchen Hannum on guitar and vocals, Sam Fadness on guitar and vocals, Karen Mooney on bass, and Jon Pardo on drums. They use striking lyrics and stark dynamics, perfect for fans of Pixies and Wire.
BERNIE & THE WOLF - listen
Chicago, Illinois indie rock duo Bernie & The Wolf is taking you back to school with smooth grooves and good old-fashioned smart songwriting. They're sweet and fun on stage, but make no mistake this band packs a punch. Sweet and dangerous like a molten toasted marshmallow, this after-dinner treat will rock your socks with a dynamic and captivating show that's got a little something for everyone.
ELEPHANTS - listen
"Flitting between a definitively melodic base layer and squalling guitar solos that will have you leaping through the air in fist-pumping celebration, the five songs here are remarkably well constructed – even if they feel like they might all fall apart at any given second. Passionate, vehement, and armed with a collection of memorable hooks that should ensure it reverberates well in to the new year..." - GoldFlakePaint
LETTERING - listen
Bunch of brown nerds playing with things.






WAR BRIDES

Thu. Aug. 23 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Triple Eye Industries Fest 3 Pre Fest Party!
WAR BRIDES - listen
War Brides follow in a long line of Midwest post-hardcore, calling to mind the sounds of Slint and Shiner with echoes of 1000 Hurts era Shellac. Their music, however, is by no means dated, as they slot just as comfortably alongside contemporaries like noise rock's Pissed Jeans and post-metal's (and fellow Chicagoans) Pelican.
THROAT - listen
Throat is a very noisy rock band from Turku, Finland.
HAAN - listen
Haan enjoy playing detuned instruments loudly. Guitars, drums. The whole bit.
SALVATION - listen
Salvation is a Noise-Rock trio out of Chicago, IL. Over a pounding rhythm section provided by Vic Riley and Santiago Guerrero, the harsh screeching guitars leave some room for Jason Sipe's palatable yet tortured vocals. Royal Fucks was released on Tape and CD in 2015 (now out of print) and in March 2017, "Sore Loser" was released by Forge Again Records.






CANADIAN RIFLE

Fri. Aug. 24 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
CANADIAN RIFLE (ex Ambition Mission, Fourth Rotor, and (Lone) Wolf & Cub)
Chainsaws fighting in a dump truck. Melodic punk rock outfit based out of Chicago, IL.
VINCAS - listen
Vincas is swamp-groove psych-raunch from Athens and Atlanta, GA.
RIBBONHEAD - listen
Ribbonhead is a three piece from Chicago settled somewhere in the neighborhood of hardcore/post-hardcore/punk/post-punk. All explosive intensity, spit and sweat flying.
WIG
Various post-punk sounds from former and current members of Closed Mouths, Polish Gifts, and Masonic Wave.






JACOB HORN TRIO

Sat. Aug. 25 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
JACOB HORN TRIO - listen
Not a trio, but does have horns. They let Direct Hit's Devon Kay into the band but we're not going to fault them for it.
MOLLOW
Mollow
/ˈmälō/

Verb
1. To think or dwell on something until it is no longer possible to think about it

Noun
2. Dreamy, grungy, emo-ish band
SHED - listen
Shed is a five-piece experimental stoner metal band from Chicago. Featuring electric cello, trombone, saxophone, bass and drums, Shed barrels off the traditional paths of its genre towards darker, weirder realms, dragging the listener through thorny thicket of riffs after thorny thicket of riffs until finally arriving at its ultimate destination: the movie theater, to watch Star Wars.
FCKR JR
Pioneering slippergaze band.






GYGANTA

Sun. Aug. 26 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
GYGANTA - listen
We are modern art. Everyone hates us.
FORGES - listen
A post hardcore band from Baltimore, MD.
ROTTWEILER - listen
Forming in 2017, Rottweiler are a meld of various influences from alternative, metal, hardcore punk rock that smash open the minds of the bored with raw energy in the form of distorted guitars, smashing cymbals, and vocals that imbibe the most innate of emotions.
BLU CARPET AUTHORITY - listen
Blu Carpet Authority surfaced in 2011 from the south Chicago suburb of Orland Park. We’re an energetic three piece with influences rooted deep in 1990s and early 2000s alternative and punk rock music. We play loud, fast, and from the heart. If you loved the soundtracks to the Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game series, then we are the band for you. Originally founded by Willard Keil on bass and Christopher Massura on vocal and guitar. Blu Carpet Authority has seen several drummers come and go, until Matt Faleni joined in mid 2015.




Thu. Aug. 30 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
ASTROBRITE - listen
The Chicago-based shoegaze band, Astrobrite, was founded by Scott Cortez. The band incorporates pop-melodies and ethereal vocals over a jet engine roar of sound. Their latest album was the full-length Deluxer released by Vinyl Junkie (Tokyo) in 2015. Current members include Sophie Leigh and Sarah Sterling. The group recently toured Japan. They are working on new music.
FAUVELY (of Astrobrite and Videotape) - listen
Fauvley is the project of Chicago-based singer-songwriter Sophie Leigh, who melds folk with dream pop and a touch of shoegaze in music that feels deeply personal. The title of her debut EP, Watch Me Overcomplicate This, speaks to the confessional tone of songs that range from delicately self-effacing to hauntingly sad.
BELCURVE - listen
Belcurve is your dark, eerie, sweet, sarcastic, bright, witchy, tender, cruel lover. Belcurve is a slightly bent framework of talented human beings creating songs that will you make you feel pleasant, strange and feisty.
BORN DAYS - listen
Born Days is Melissa Harris. She makes electronic music that is rooted in her experience of desire, loneliness, and trance dancing.




 
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