The Burlington quick list
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Crown Liquors
Reggie's Rock Club
Chop Shop
The Burlington
The Beat Kitchen
Subterranean


Sun. Dec. 08
METTA LOTOS
PRAIRIE QUEEN
21+ / Crown Liquors - 8PM

Mon. Dec. 09
MEGAN HOSACK
SILVER SAIL
GRANDMA GOD
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Tue. Dec. 10
BOARDINGHOUSE REACH
DEAD ARE THE GODS
21+ / Crown Liquors - 8PM

Tue. Dec. 10
THE WELL TEMPERED
RASPLYN
RONIN
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Wed. Dec. 11
DAYBREAKER
HIGHDIVER
SOLOR
SOUND AND SOMA
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Thu. Dec. 12
SECRET RATS
ORGAN WOLF
GATEWAY HUG
ROACH BEACH
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Fri. Dec. 13
TAUGHT ABROAD
COLOR CARD
PURE SHIFTER
TOPAZ
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Sat. Dec. 14
ORCHARD PLACE
HOARSE HECKLER
JACKSON DAVIS
JEFF SCHALLER & THE LONG WAY HOME
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Sun. Dec. 15
THE BLIND STAGGERS
HORRIBLE THINGS
THUD
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Sun. Dec. 15
J. DOUGLASS
JOHNNY HAMLIN
MITCH MEAD
21+ / Crown Liquors - 8PM



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.






MEGAN HOSACK

Mon. Dec. 09 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
MEGAN HOSACK - listen
Megan Hosack is a Chicago-based singer/songwriter with definite punk vibes combines well-crafted lyrics with insanely catchy melodies to create songs that will make you think- but not too much. Check out her first EP album on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify, and more.
Joining Megan on guitar is Greg Taylor. Greg has been playing guitar for 15 years, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in mathematics. He plays both with Megan and as a solo act all around Chicago and beyond. And finally, on drums is Ben Piazza. Armed with a spatula and a wooden spoon, Benny "Boomba" Piazza discovered the world of percussion as a fidgety nine year old playing along to his mom's Genesis records. After honing his chops at Valparaiso University under the watchful tutelage of Jazz Professor Jeff Brown, he learned on the bandstand, sharing the stage with master musicians such as Fareed Haque, Roger Harris, Bruce Evans, Marty Sammon, Ben Krause, Mark Colby, and Joe Marcinek. He's currently living in Chicago (Bucktown) and drumming with Chicago Blues Hall of Famer Marty "Big Dog" Mercer, jazz vocalist Livia Gazzolo, and progressive rock band Zahar. He's also involved in a musical titled "A Very Bloody Christmas Carol", now playing at the Greenhouse Theater Center.
SILVER SAIL - listen
Silver Sail is a four piece Post-Punk/Rock band formed in Chicago in 2018. The band recently released its first EP. The band features Tony Pisaneschi on vocals, Jason McCormick on guitar, Andrew Zdunek on bass, and Steve Ramsey on drums.
GRANDMA GOD
Grandma God are based in Pilsen and play post-gaze/punk music with musical styles influenced by bands such as Sonic Youth, Deafheaven, American Football, Modest Mouse and Nothing. They play At Music Zone Rehersal Spaces connected to Big River Recording Studio.






THE WELL TEMPERED

Tue. Dec. 10 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
THE WELL TEMPERED - listen
THE WELL TEMPERED is the nom de plume of Chicago’s Robert Bock. After years of making noise at countless now shuttered venues under various projects, Bock has reshaped his efforts to adapt his new persona to the city’s evolving musical landscape. Layers of shadowy synths sit atop fuzz laden guitar work that allow Bock to harken back to the dark, sullied, and merciless under currant that drew him to the city almost a decade ago. THE WELL TEMPERED is a stripped back evolution of the darkly romantic notions of storied acts like DEPECHE MODE and NINE INCH NAILS with enough polished production and haunting melodies to sit on a shelf with THE SOFT MOON and HEALTH.
RASPLYN - listen
Rasplyn is the solo project of Carolyn O’Neill who uses her experience with classical composition, and as a Clairvoyant Reader and Energy Healer, to create mystical and visual landscapes with her music. Her style features dark and beautifully textured layers influenced by world culture and fantasy. Her debut album, 'Scenes Through the Magic Eye', was released on Nov. 30th, 2014 via Mythical Records and the video for her track 'Scarlets of the Sand' was featured by Noisey/VICE on May 12th, 2016. She is excited to have Fyodor Sakhnovski of Radiant Devices joining her on percussion.
RONIN - listen
Shimmering synth wave rock band defend upon us from Mexico/Puerto Rico. Now with new members and located in Chicago, the project to a sonic layer of synth sounds and visuals along with Electrified synth sax and krautrock motoring drums. Romantic Spanish language and English lyrics metaphorically aligned to please the ear and sight.






DAYBREAKER

Wed. Dec. 11 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
DAYBREAKER - listen
Melodic hardcore band from Chicago.
HIGHDIVER
HIGHDIVER came together in late 2013 to combine a mutual love of space rock, indie, and metal to create a thundering, dynamic landscape of sound.
SOLOR - listen
Solor is a grungy alternative trio from Northwest, Indiana.
SOUND AND SOMA
Progressive Psych Rock, Lighter than stardust but heavier than a space-travelling Cadillac, with grooves that hit right at hip-level.






SECRET RATS

Thu. Dec. 12 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
SECRET RATS - listen
Rock and roll from Chicago to you with love from Secret Rats!
ORGAN WOLF - listen
Not to be confused with Japanese garage monsters Guitar Wolf, this local Chicago three-piece comprises veterans of Joe, the Deans, the Betsy Years (also a starting point for Liz Payne of Town and Country), the Verve Pipe, the Redmoon Theatre marching band, and The Quaker Youth Ensemble among other gigs. Organ Wolf explores nearly everything that’s ever been done with an electric organ in popular music, including skittish pop, warbly fusion, green-onion funk, and skanky garage-party make out music.
GATEWAY HUG - listen
Catchy Rock, but not too hard.
ROACH BEACH (members of Catfish Haven, Remaindermen, Lord) - listen
Loud Sounds.






TAUGHT ABROAD

Fri. Dec. 13 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
TAUGHT ABROAD
In the guise of a futuristic pop prophet, Taught Abroad has built a reputation for mesmerizing audiences with an electric live show that is equal parts earthy and ethereal, melancholy and menacing. Likewise his recordings, drenched in a cathedral of reverb, veer between lush swaths of vintage synthesizers and writhing masses of futuristic feedback, stretching pop paradigms to fit his needs. The juxtaposition of the two proves a fitting backdrop for a songwriter preoccupied with the intersection between the physical and the divine. His EPs chart transformations and alchemy, primarily the conversion of lust to love and back again.
COLOR CARD - listen
In 2008, long-time friends Eden Sierotnik and Kyle Irwin moved to Chicago in pursuit of creating music. Musicians already, they collaborated on songs and created demos in their apartment under the name Color Card. In 2009, Ben Kaufmann, then interning at Engine Studios, invited them to record a few of their songs. After recording at Engine, Sierotnik and Irwin continued to write and in 2010 they produced an EP entitled Zegary. Drawing from a folk aesthetic, much of the album was done with acoustic instruments. Though adding a minimal synthesized textures, however, the EP was recognized as an experimental record. The following year, they released another set of songs entitled Vacation, which demonstrated their improving production quality and songwriting. With a heavier focus on electric guitar and bass, their material became easier to perform live. With a selection of songs from both releases, Color Card performed at venues such as the Bottom Lounge, the Empty Bottle, the Beat Kitchen, the Whistler, and the Subterranean, among others around Chicago. They were also invited to perform on WESN 88.1 in Bloomington and have been aired on WLUW 88.7 and WBEW 89.5 in Chicago. In August of 2012, Color Card released their third collection of entitled So Long. It has already garnered attention from Chicago Tunes, the Whistler Blog, and the Chicago Reader. Fading out the use of an acoustic drumset, much of the percussion is synthesized. Irwin and Sierotnik harmonize for much of the record allowing their voices to blend with other instruments. The band continues to perform music from all three albums and is planning to begin writing new material in early 2013.
PURE SHIFTER - listen
Pure Shifter is a process acting upon and through materials to produce what is, essentially, electro-punk dance music -- the problems of genre notwithstanding. This project includes but is not limited to: People, places, things, and ideas.
TOPAZ - listen
Dreamy vibes from Chicago based multi-instrumentalist Zack Johnson.






ORCHARD PLACE

Sat. Dec. 14 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
ORCHARD PLACE - listen
Chicago’s own Orchard Place is a group of friends that make music that draws inspiration from American rock and roll like Tom Petty and Wilco. Their debut EP was self-released on August 2nd, and it’s available on all major streaming platforms.
HOARSE HECKLER
Hoarse Heckler is an American rock band that formed in 2018. Based in and around Chicago, the band members include Mark Lobo (guitar & vocals), Mike Barrett (bass guitar) and Curtis Cornwell (drums). The band is currently in the process of writing and recording material for a forthcoming EP. Hoarse Heckler grew from the ashes of Lobo’s previous project, Painted Letters. Heavily influenced by 80s and 90s indie rock, they make songs with equal parts pathos, midwestern humor and grit.
JACKSON DAVIS - listen
Jackson Davis is songwriter/producer from Chicago, IL that's makin' some experimental indie rock.
JEFF SCHALLER & THE LONG WAY HOME - listen
Jeff Schaller is a Chicago based singer, songwriter, composer, teacher, and classical musician. His band, Jeff Schaller and the Long Way Home (formerly Movies About Animals) takes musical inspiration from a wide range of sources both literary and musical. Like most Midwestern kids, Schaller grew up listening to all the emo and punk bands coming out of the area and beyond as well as all of the alternative rock on the airwaves in the early 90's, but one of his earliest and most prevalent influences that shines through in his songwriting is Bruce Springsteen. The band released their debut album "Two Decades and Change" in 2017 under the former name and quickly moved further away from the early Wonder Years-esque, pop-punk inspired songs of their early catalogue. The name change came as a natural result of this shift in sound, which is often compared to the likes of The Menzingers, Springsteen, Gin Blossoms, Gaslight Anthem, The Killers, The Get Up Kids and any other punk-adjacent rock and roll band around. The music still holds the raw energy of their early days, but with a more honest and heartfelt approach to craft. It has been described as "effective, genuine, and catchy simplicity." Schaller's love for classical music can be heard in the large arrangements of instruments on any given track and in the smallest amount of compostionally informed detail. The newest single "Younger Years" was released in early 2019. Jeff Schaller and the Long Way Home are currently writing and recording for their next release due sometime in the Summer of 2019.






THE BLIND STAGGERS

Sun. Dec. 15 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
THE BLIND STAGGERS - listen
Blind Staggers, a party band that knows the morning after, get their sound from their roots. Singing sad songs wrapped in a rock n roll riff is their specialty. The back and fourth of Laura’s powerfully soulful voice and Damien’s gruff swagger has won over audiences nationwide, playing songs for the lovers, barflies, and the ones who go to the bathroom two at time.
HORRIBLE THINGS (members of The Copyrights, Off With Their Heads, Two Houses, Costanza, Fuck You Idiot, and Hospital Job) - listen
Horrible Things used to be a one man pop-punk experience from Champaign, Illinois but now it's a four man pop-punk party hailing from Chicago, Illinois and composed of some familiar/handsome faces.
THUD (members of Downtown Struts) - listen
Songs to get doored to.






THE JUVENESCENT

Mon. Dec. 16 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
STROKED
A special 'Halloween For Christmas' cover set of all early-career music of The Strokes performed by a supergroup that consists of members of such bands as NRBQ, The Inbetween Days, Sir Mango, and The Juvenescent.
THE JUVENESCENT - listen
Edgy and powerful, brooding and thoughtful, always sincere. The Juvenescent looks to saturate and color modern music. The brain child of John Perrin and Jake Rowley drawing from influences different and alike. If you love Blondie, The Smith’s or anything that tastefully combines melody with aggression. This is The Juvenescent. -Tom Sheehan, Chicago Music Writer
LITTLE YELLOW DOG - listen
Little Yellow Dog wants to see you cry while dancing uncontrollably. We want you to tell your ex to get bent and love yourself for who you are. We're sad so you can be happy. We're angry so you can be beautiful.We are based on the premise of living vicariously through others. We want to teach everyone who sees us how to be happy through all the strange moments we've all been through. Musically, we have a punky, folky, rocking kind of sound. Everyone has a good time. Yeah!






FLESH OF THE STARS

Tue. Dec. 17 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
FLESH OF THE STARS - listen
Flesh of the Stars is a doom metal band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 2014 by songwriters Matt Ciani and Mike Fox, bassist Travis Marmon, and drummer Nico Ciani. Flesh of the Stars' music is heavy, melancholic, and melodic. They have released three LPs - Hide, Hosanna, and Anhilla - and a fourth will be released in 2018.
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.
ASTROCORTEX - listen
Astrocortex is a 3 piece spacey instrumental prog band, from Chicago.






MODERN ADVANCES

Wed. Dec. 18 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
MODERN ADVANCES - listen
Modern Advances are a Chicago band that plays boozed up garage/punk rock with a hint of snotiness. With influences ranging from classic punk bands such as The Undertones, Ramones, Buzzcocks to contemporaries such as Marked Men, Exploding Hearts and The Briefs. Former and current members of The Larroquettes The Mashers, Plastic Explosives, arbogast, and LORD!
WEIRD BANANAS
Weird Bananas is leading the way in the Living Room Music scene in Chicago. Their sweet riffs will soothe your soul and make you move your feet to the music. Do they really exist? I guess you'll have to come see to find out. Marvin Pontiac approves.
FIRE FIRE FIRE - listen
Female fronted melodic punk from Chicago.
THE FISHTAILS
The Fishtails are an original hard hitting Rockabilly/Surf trio from the Northwest side of Chicago.






IN HER OWN WORDS

Thu. Dec. 19 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
IN HER OWN WORDS - listen
In Her Own Words’ has shaped a truly identifiable and unique sound over the years. The band’s first full-length release “Unfamiliar” features 11 hard-hitting and powerful tracks including “Silver Lights” and “Strangers.” The deluxe version of the album featured 5 new tracks and the sensational hit “Right Now.” STEADY GLOW, the band’s sophomore full length, will be available everywhere April 12, 2019. Working alongside Cameron Webb (Sum 41, NOFX, Motorhead, Alkaline Trio) helped the band achieve a mature sound that carves further into their sound. Expect a big and busy 2019 for these gentlemen.
RARE CANDY - listen
Twangy tunes from the Windy City.
SAFE BET - listen
Safe Bet is an acoustic artist from Highland, Indiana.
OVERGROW - listen
Originated in Columbus, Ohio in early 2016, Overgrow is the solo project of singer/guitarist Jake Ciccotelli. A side project in its early days, Overgrow functioned as Ciccotelli’s outlet for all of the facets of life that were difficult to vocalize traditionally. In late 2017, after the breakup of his previous band, Overgrow entered a period of reinvention, in which the debut EP The House You Made was written - this time with a full-band delivery. The release primarily touches on grieving the loss of Ciccotelli’s late father, who had passed away suddenly in October of 2017. The release also tackles themes of self-criticism, and taking charge of one’s own mental health.






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.






EIGHTIES SLANG

Sat. Dec. 21 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
EIGHTIES SLANG (formerly Oakmen) - listen
Echoing the roar of Chicago’s Blue Line and the vivid graffiti alongside, Eighties Slang will grip you with their retro-inspired, colorful, self-effacing Post Punk Rock. With an analog wash of pulsing, arpeggiated synths and jarring guitars that revolve around a melodic, thick rhythmic foundation, Eighties Slang sounds like what outcasts in 80’s movies thought the future rock would sound like. They will leave you raw with all their emotions, delivered in clever songwriting and earnest vocals.
JONFIN - listen
Jonfin is a rock band hailing from Chicago, IL. Their music is a raw, driven and unapologetic blend of, alternative and garage, with a penchant for tasty melodies and warm aesthetics. Fans of artists as diverse as The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys and Foals will certainly connect with Jonfin’s sound, as the group embodies the immediacy, inventiveness and attitude of indie music to perfection.






WARP SPIDERS

Sun. Dec. 22 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
WARP SPIDERS - listen
Warp Spiders is a two-piece rock group from Manhattan Illinois formed by Aaron Follmer (Todd, B. Wood. Jr., and Dunwich Rats) on guitar, bass, and vocals, and John Stanis (Bad Saddles, and formerly of Papaya and Murpurs) on drums and percussion.
SCUF - listen
SCUF is messed up; not a good thing. Rock cocktail: two parts Choovanski, one part Fleshbound, sweat garnish.
DAMN CHAMPION - listen
Three homies that came together out of a love for dogs and rock n' roll, DAMN CHAMPION does playfully authentic midwestern post-hardcore that will shine innocence and retribution back into your soul.
PUFFINS - listen
We buy ugly houses for cash. We respect the sanctity of marriage between a human and a cat. We won the 1987 World Series. Featuring members of American Standard, Masonic Wave and Sherpa.






DANIEL RICKARD

Mon. Dec. 23 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
DANIEL RICKARD (formerly Dan Tinkler)
He sings the songs that remind him of the bad times. He sings the songs that remind him of the badder times.
TALL DOUG
Honest songs about friendship, love and heart break. Pop punk meets soul/Americana. Sounds like Frank Turner and Bruce Springsteen co-writing records.
TOURIST SEASON - listen
Chicago's newest jerk. By way of orlando. Punk inspired (mostly) acoustic jams. Getting quieter and higher in my old age.
HUGO REYES - listen
Drinking too much coffee. Eating too much Wendy's. Watching too many movies. Reading too many books. Listening just enough.






THE ARTIST FORMALLY KNOWN AS VINCE

Thu. Dec. 26 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
mpshows.com & Riot Bear Productions presents: RIP IT UP!
It's a night of rock'n'roll and comedy featuring comics: Darius Kenned, Malic White, John Torres, Sharron Palm, and our MC Germ Ripper!

THE ARTIST FORMALLY KNOWN AS VINCE - listen
The Artist Formally Known as Vince has been performing and recording for the last ten years with a number of bands and as a solo artist in Chicago. Drawing inspiration from 70's era glam rock to Cheap Trick, the resulting mix is a style of rock revival with a Midwestern twist.
THE RADIATIONS - listen
Chicago based punk rock band with a sound of the mid 90’s early 00’s punk rock scene, many would say it’s like Fat Wreck, Epitaph, Hellcat Records and many other notable labels pretty much had a comeback that never left the hearts of those who believe.
PUBLICITY STUNT - listen
Pop punk from northwest Indiana.






DIET LITE

Fri. Dec. 27 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
DIET LITE - listen
A refreshing low calorie alternative to your typical alternative rock band brewed in Wisconsin!
ONE MORE MOON - listen
One More Moon is a four-piece from Chicago that got it’s start in early 2015 when singer/songwriter Eric Quigley decided to take his solo work to the next level. Guitarist Roger Smit, bassist Chris Rawlins, and drummer Aaron Schapiro fill out One More Moon’s line up. Their mix of folk, blues, and rock – along with the many differing influences each member brings to the table – transform Quigley’s foundations into songs wholly unique to the band. Since their debut, One More Moon has played various venues in and around Chicago, including the Cubby Bear and the Metro. They released their debut EP on New Year's Day 2017. It's available on iTunes, Spotify and other major streaming services.
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.
ZORILA - listen
ZORILA is an American alternative rock band based in Chicago, Illinois.






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.






ROLLO TOMASI

Sun. Dec. 29 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
ROLLO TOMASI - listen
Dynamic, aggressive post-hardcore. Chicago's 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 a powerful, dense wall of sound.
DJUNAH - listen
Formed in 2018, Djunah (pronounced JUNE-uh) resurrects Donna Diane's raw, aggression-soaked performance style into a crushing noise-rock power duo that needs to be seen as much as heard. The former Beat Drun Juel frontwoman is a multi-instrumentalist who sings while playing two instruments simultaneously — guitar and a massive-sounding Moog bass organ that she plays with her feet. She’s joined by drummer Nick Smalkowski, a veteran heavy hitter from Midwest acts like Arctic Sleep and Fake Limbs. Their debut album, "Ex Voto," was recorded by Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studio and released in November 2019. THE FADER named the album's first single "Animal Kingdom" one of the 20 best rock songs of August 2019. CVLT Nation praised the band's debut album as "an angular noise rock escalator run on power and beauty ... a record that should be heard by all music lovers, no matter what scene you are a part of.” Djunah have opened for Converge, Screaming Females, and Summer Cannibals.
INTERESTING BRICKS (Members of Gila Bend, Cheer-Accident, Strawberry Horsecake, Lord of the Yum Yum, Atom Smasher, Trigwater, Herc., Lovely Little Girls) - listen
If JJ Johnson was the front man of The Jesus Lizard it would sound like Interesting Bricks.
STICK HORSE - listen
Chicago based garage rock duo born in the ashes and mended fences of The Heavy Bombers.




Fri. Jan. 03 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
SHINZON - listen
Shinzon is a three-headed Midwestern slugger. Raucous, riffy, turtleneck-rock.
THESE GUYS THESE GUYS - listen
In the summer of 2007, a bunch of confused college graduates formed These Guys These Guys and quickly went on to write a ton of music in various basements, poking their heads up occasionally to play shows around the city of Chicago. Made up of members Pete Kosmal (drums), Jake Szafranski (guitar), Emily Parr (bass), Branden Johnson (keys), and Polish Joel (imaginary friend/mascot), they eventually decided to record some of their music so people living outside of the various basements could listen, too. Their first album, the self-produced Baprians’ Sclrothings, was released to minimal acclaim in 2011. A successful Kickstarter campaign put the cash-strapped band in a real-life studio for the first time, where they produced 2012’s The Cloud Factory, an instrumental suite of songs designed as a sort of wordless story. Their next album, IncogNEAT-O! (released in 2017), saw the band continuing to expand and explore entirely new sounds, such as in the ukulele-driven The Ballad of the H.M.S. Punjabi. Their most recent album, The Almighty Alrighty, was released on January 31, 2018. One time, the official White Castle Twitter account gave their music a compliment. It remains a high-water mark for the band.
GENERAL JOYSTICK - listen
General Joystick is a music project started by Ken Fritz in 2009 featuring a rotating lineup of friends and collaborators. While originally from Chicago, it was based in Nashville from 2012-2014. General Joystick strives to create instrumental rock music in a unique and ever-evolving manner.
THE PUSH PUSH - listen
The Push Push sound like Otis Redding meets the White Stripes. They're a four piece rock and soul band from Chicago. The songs are originals. The live show is just that a show, not a quiet concert for contemplation, but a full force expressive performance. It's a good time. Earlier this year The Push Push released their debut album Teeth, available now on CD and streaming.




Sat. Jan. 04 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
ALPINE SUBS - listen
Alpine Subs are a rock and roll band from Chicago. Formed in 2018 by Pat Loveless (guitar), Brendan Taylor (bass, vocals), Carrie Roche (keyboard, vocals), Drew Hackney (drums), Will Goodspeed (guitar, vocals), and Connor McDougal (percussion), their first LP is being released by SubJangle (South African label) in June 2019.
THE TROLLS
Crafted with the elegance and grace of Guy Fieri writing a futuristic robot sequel to "Les Miserables," The Trolls have arrived. Ham-fisted Chicago garage rock born out of boredom, blood and basements.
CINNAMON BOYS
Cinnamon Boys are a Neil Young cover band.




Thu. Jan. 16 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
CHEER CHAIR - listen
The 4th music project of Morgan Samson evolved from playful synth pop and meaningful notions. Previous projects being Spooky Company, Atlas Murphy, and Gamma Prince. A honest lyrical outlook with a purposefully heavy poppy and dance-y accompaniment that over-shines to achieve a more welcoming and vibrant style of music. Spiritually motivated, Morgan aims to provide a new take on expression through his songs that are coated in indie melodies and peaceful translation.
ALIEN BOOK CLUB - listen
Alien Book Club play lo-fi bedroom pop and hail from Minneapolis, MN!
SHATTER CONES - listen
Grunge-y, lo-fi, punk rock and roll from Minneapolis, MN.
AWETREE - listen
Awetree is the Indianapolis-based indie-sad-pop project of Audrey Coy.




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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