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Tue. May. 28
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Tue. May. 28
21+ / Crown Liquors - 8PM

Wed. May. 29
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Sat. Jun. 01
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Sun. Jun. 02
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM


Tue. May. 28 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
HEAVY MEDZ - listen
Fuzzed out, pissed off, punk rock. Just like mom used to make.
NEW PRIMALS - listen
New Primals are a four piece noise rock/dance punk band from Minneapolis, MN that consists of Sam Frederick (guitar/vox), Eric Nordling (bass/samples), Andrew Kurtz (drums), and Preston Laack (baritone guitar). New Primals began in June of 2016 when Andrew (of Wage Theft) and Eric (of Swimsuit Area/CONGORATS) started writing music together. They were joined shortly after by Sam (of Burn Fetish/Chalk) and Preston (of Burn Fetish/New Wave Hookers) to finalize their sound. New Primals have a chaotically spastic yet danceable sound with an equally intense stage performance drawing from bands such as The Jesus Lizard, Arab on Radar, Melt-Banana and The Locust. On Sept 11, 2017 they released the 6 song Wraith EP which was recorded/mixed by BJ Woullet at City Sound in St. Paul and Mastered by Knol Tate. The artwork for Wraith was done by Coryn Lanasa.
FRANCE CAMP - listen
When the beloved Minneapolis band Nice Purse tragically ceased to be, a smoking hole was left where the bombastic group once stood tall. Fortunately for the humans of the universe, lead man France Camp decided to continue writing and releasing his own brand of surf punk under his assumed name - along with James Wolfeatens, Dylan Rose and Kyle Kimm - to equally awesome returns. Throughout their blistering eight track debut album [2013], France Camp play smash-n-grab to their rock n roll forefathers, blending and stitching sounds ranging from blues to surf to country twang to brazen punk. Recorded dutifully by Ali Jaafar at Ecstattic Studios in Minneapolis, the band was able to capture the torching, ramshackle energy promised from their often chaotic live performances.
GOD DAMN YOUR EYES (members of My Cold Dead Hand, Masonic Wave, Dorian Taj) - listen
Their elegant heaviness is fashioned from shards of cabaret and carnival mingling with rock roar.


Wed. May. 29 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
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.
Punk/Sludge/Noise Rock from Chicago, IL. members of arbogast, LORD, Still Machine, etc.
Fleshbound is a 4-piece metal band from Chicago. With an eclectic range of influences including everything from prog rock to noise rock to death metal, their main mission is to create heavy, dirty tunes that spin your head but keep you head banging. Keep it swine.
HUNG (Members of Buckingham Palace SVU, Dead Letter, GoatLoad)
Heavy. Miserable. Catchy.


Sat. Jun. 01 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Pinebender does a beautiful job of reproducing an exact mood and presenting it instantaneously. With their melodic, lethargic rock combo of guitar, bass, drums and occasionally vocals, the songs transcend ordinary songs. They become aural photographs.
Andrew Cohen & Light Coma is a Chicago veteran rock band driven by a dual guitar attack, but is not as heavy metal as that description sounds.
WHELMS (members of Dianogah and C-Clamp.) - listen
Mortgagecore rock from Chicago.


Sun. Jun. 02 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
BLOODHYPE - listen
Bloodhype is dancing alone at 3 am. The smell of grass tossled by early spring gusts. The sound of small animals stirring after a thunderstorm.
“After releasing her entirely self-produced experimental pop album, VIVID, in 2015, Detroit-based songstress Krissy Booth has fully transitioned to the bright side of pop with her single “Lose Sleep With You.” Where VIVID is built on dark warbly bass and the pain of a bad breakup, “Lose Sleep With You” shows Booth in a completely different light, embracing the bubbly optimism of pop music.” - Sara Barron, Audiofemme
Naked, Riding A Lion Made Of Fire is the new solo project from Beat Drun Juel front woman Donna Polydoros.


Tue. Jun. 04 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
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.
COLD WRECKS - listen
With tendencies toward frantic energy, melancholy reflection, and goofy, self-deprecating humor, Brooklyn’s Cold Wrecks deliver emotional catharsis with a delirious grin. On their sophomore LP ‘This Could Be Okay,’ Cold Wrecks find themselves looking both inward and forward, with songs about growing, coping, freaking out, and learning. The band is the result of far-too-long-lasting friendships. Singer-songwriters Craig and Mike started playing in bands together in the tenth grade, with CJ joining up shortly after. A few years later, they became fast friends with Matan after sneaking him into a show their old band was playing, and the EP the four wrote together, ‘Tiny Refuge’ (re-released as Cold Wrecks in 2017) became the basis for their new project. Since the release of their 2016 debut album ‘Breaking’, they’ve kept themselves busy, releasing several EPs and singles, including their mental health manifesto “Therapy” (from 2017’s ‘Savannah’), and playing events such as The Fest in Gainesville FL and Pouzza Fest in Montreal. Cold Wrecks’ top priority is as follows: Just like, make sure everyone is having a nice/safe/affirming/fun time, you know?
The Grool Brothers are a Northwest Indiana Punk band with a melodic sound, filled with catchy riffs, a driving rhythm, and a need to belt out every word. Every song is a story. For fans of The Menzingers, Iron Chic, The Gaslight Anthem, and Cain Marko.
The Grandfather of Squash is an off-shoot based on The Eradicator, which is a Chicago-based concept artist based on "The Eradicator", which is a comedy sketch created by the Kids in the Hall. The Grandfather of Squash sings joyous acoustic songs about how proud he is of his grandson, The Eradicator.


Wed. Jun. 05 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
WHALER (members of Gasoline Fight and Hubcap) - listen
WHALER is a fluid musical research project.
Guerrilla Ghost is the brainchild of two like minded individuals. This isn't simply a melding of genres; this hip hop filtered through the anger and aggression of punk and metal. The result is something propulsive and forceful that demands the listener's attention.
Sanford Parker’s body of work should not be considered as a collection of loose sheets. Such an oeuvre would be approaching the dimensions of a phone book that could crush a cockroach without any difficulty. It’s not easy to narrow it down to just a few highlights. Let’s put it this way: anyone who has lowered their ear into the chasm of sound between metal and industrial in the last ten to fifteen years will most likely have come into contact with Parker’s work. Perhaps through the bands and projects in which he is or has been involved as a musician: the doom-prophesying powerhouse Buried At Sea, the extreme-sound fraternization Corrections House, the doom/post-metal shamans Minsk, the black-metal junkies Nachtmystium, etc. Or maybe via the sheer volume of the releases to which he skilfully brought his very own toxic sound as a producer or sound technician. In this capacity, the name-dropping begins with Pelican, Eyehategod, Rwake, and Voivod and carries on far beyond YOB, Lair Of The Minotaur, and Woven Hand. In many cases (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Corrections House, Twilight, YOB, Blood Ceremony), he even combined the two areas of activity in an interdisciplinary radicalization of sound both through the amps and behind the mixing desk. A résumé that explains why Parker is seen as one of the most sought-after producers and a central figure in the Chicago subculture and its associated genres in general. But that is not all. It also gives you a rough idea of how obsessively he disseminates his exploration of sound throughout a wide variety of underground segments.
MINERS - listen
MINERS are an American band from Lake County, IL and started in 2012.
A half-man, half-giant on a journey to avenge the death of his mother, by killing his father, the king of the giants.


Thu. Jun. 06 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
DEN - listen
Noise rock for noise heads, Den offers shrill electronic abrasion, yet trades the formless distortion pedal army for structured heft, lifeless landscapes, Black Sabbath, and Jupiter. Nuclear winter jams for seedy space dives.
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.
TILE - listen
Noise Rock from Allentown, PA.
Essential for increasing morale and productivity.


Fri. Jun. 07 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
ROARMEN - listen
Our Story is a simple one, that of four young men who sought to escape, if only for a few hours time, the futility of their jobs in the working world through their art. Having had years of experience in the musical Gotham of Chicago, these boys wish now to dedicate themselves in crafting you the finest of pop & rock confections that modern technology has to offer. WE BELIEVE in simple lines drawn with diligence. WE BELIEVE in our contemporaries and forbearers. WE BELIEVE in the stylized nature of modern rock music (as opposed to a modality of dance), yet WE BELIEVE in a GOOD TIME had by all, all the time, and for all times. We're thrilled for you to join us. Boomshakalaka. - ROAR+MEN
Singing Lungs is what you get when a board game publisher, a touring punk rock veteran, and a zookeeper are united by their love of music and a history of growing up in the Michigan DIY music scene. Together they are crafting their own brand of 90’s influenced pop-punk with nods to the alternative/grunge scene of their youth. “Groan”, the band’s debut album, recorded by Rick Johnson (Mustard Plug bassist, Jeff Rosenstock collaborator, and fellow Michigan music scene veteran), is a 10 song study of what it means to grow up in the music scene, settle into a more domestic kind of life, and finally start to feel comfortable in your own skin.
Female fronted melodic punk from Chicago.
THE LACK - listen
Chicago-based punk olds. Fireball. Fast beats. Sad songs. Meds. Death.


Sat. Jun. 08 - 9:00 pm - 21+ -
OSCAR BAIT - listen
The soundtrack to staying up all night playing Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 and having your first Miller Lite at 7AM.
BIG NIGHT IN - listen
Big dumb rock music, for tiny intelligent humans.
DIE HIGH - listen
Die High is a melodic punk/hardcore band from Chicago, IL who formed shortly after the demise of The Big Leagues. Influenced by the likes of Comeback Kid, Shai Hulud and Thursday, Die High writes fast, punishing songs with impassioned vocals and lyrics that address compelling subject matter such as social injustice, depression and redemption.
Jared Langworthy is a crude, loud, and dirty punk band from Chicago.


Sun. Jun. 09 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Maxito Lindo is a band rooted in the craft of song, beginning with a lone guitar, and ending in the hands of a hard-hitting cosmic 5-piece. Hailing proudly from the Midwest (Columbia MO) Maxito’s sets aim straight for the soul, amidst the blistering prowess of their very own strain of psych rock.
Chicago post-punk.


Mon. Jun. 10 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Marvin Stumbles are a Chicago based band who pledge allegiance to the groove every morning, noon, and night. They muster all their might, all night, to bring you melty soul music, psychedelic blues jams, & liquid-hot funk sauce straight to your face or on a plate; however you prefer it to be served.
COASTING - listen
Touring in support of their newest EP ‘Big Whoop’ Coasting is a high energy punk band from Madison, Wisconsin reminiscent of the pop-punk bands you grew up on while keeping it fresh and modern.
The Sane Abandoned is an alternative rock band that consists of a creative combination of rock grooves, pop ideas, and powerful guitar lines. Our music mainly focuses on working through emotions and events we have gone through.


Thu. Jun. 13 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
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.
St. Paul, MN Fall 2002: Shane & Cynthia got all their more talented friends together to play songs they liked under the name Screamin' Cyn-Cyn & The Pons. Everyone else dropped out but Shane and Cynthia were in it for the long haul. Cynthia moved to Madison and Shane moved into her closet. They started writing songs and going to open mics so they decided they were a band. After a series of tumultuous and emotionally-charged personnel changes which helped cement Shane & Cynthia's reputation as the most perfectionist and demanding musicians in Madison, they finally settled on drummer Steve Shah and bassist Christian Burnson.
Gender Confetti!!! is a cute queer punk band from Madison, WI, made up of Elyse Clouthier (all pronouns) and Sylvia Johnson (they/them or she/her). The duo pulls sonic inspiration from a wide range of genres, including riot grrrl, surf rock, hardcore, pop punk, and disco glam. Their message is radical and explicitly political. They write songs about queer liberation, anti-capitalism, gender deviance, polyamory, trans rights, ethical communication, mutual care, romantic friendships, genital dysphoria, experimental sex, and shattering binaries. The band has released one self recorded/released demo tape called “QUEERS OF JOY”, and is working on an official full length record. They have played in over ten states and two countries. They have opened for national acts like Big Freedia, Tank and the Bangaz, Kitten Forever, and Lex Allen, but will always live for basement shows. Most of all, they want to recruit you to the queer agenda.
HITTER - listen
"We, the ugliest parts of Meat Wave, Lil’ Tits and Foul Tip, have locked arms to create HITTER, a new melodic assault on your feeble eardrums. Under the influence of heavy metal, whiskey, leather, rock, and rockin’, we’re barricading the exits, plugging in permanently and cranking all knobs to the right. You losers better learn, only HITTER is real. See you in hell."


Sat. Jun. 15 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
OVEF OW - listen
OVEF OW is a 4-piece rock band that formed in the spring of 2015. The band's lineup features Marites Velasquez (bass), Sarah Braunstein (drums), Kyla Denham (synth) and Nick Barnett (guitar). Over the past year, the quartet has quickly built a following in the Chicago indie-music scene around their surf and garage/punk-inspired and multi-vocalist sound. They draw influences from Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney, and the B-52s.
Indie snowflake rock.
WET TROPICS - listen
Wet Tropics is no longer a one-man power group, comprised of John Rejba (Boys Life, The Farewell Bend, Rare Animals): it’s grown into something more after recruiting Krystal Smith (drums) and Justin Watt (bass). A handful of songs written just to have fun, with a simple philosophy of letting it rock and a devil-may-care attitude, have turned into a dancing blizzard.
DAS DOTZ - listen
The story goes like this: in 2016 or 2017, no one can be sure, Jen Dot died on the planet of Earth. She died of stresses & complications of human relationships, usual things that will kill a person, if not immediately, but over time. She was reincarnated on Venus as a cat & after 659 years, sent back to Earth in 2018 by Venutian witches to repent for the mistakes & sins of her past life. Her mission: to inspire a band. Naturally, the band, named Das Dotz, was populated by a brigade of talented musicians. You can see her, if only her tail whipping in the shadows, at every show. Das Dotz consists of members, Oliv Dot, Mikhael Dot, Raul Dot & Imma Dot. Their cat, Jen, the alien witch, is a soothsayer & muse whose intergalactic energy inspires them to write and play shows around town.


Sun. Jun. 16 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
BUTCHERED - listen
If John Blutarsky were a punk, he'd be Butchered.
Nowhere Fast create dark, energized, and passionate rock that flourishes from their beloved and unmistakable roots in melodic punk rock. For more than a decade, the band has toured North America with indelible fervor and a restless spirit. Formed in Louisville, KY, the band is made up of old friends from the DIY tour circuit Seth Robinson, whose soaring voice uniquely blends southern soul with raw rock and roll power; wild and intricate drummer, Phil DiMarco; and Steve Keely, a true bassist with invaluable instincts for balance, rhythm, and movement.


Mon. Jun. 17 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
RADIO SHAQ - listen
Radio Shaq is about duct tape, wires, broken radios, static, trashed TVs, cool ghosts, dumb shows, sharpies, lava lamps, pizza, oh and being a punk band from Chicago.
TART (ex members of Von Bondies) - listen
Three-piece garage rock/punk from Detroit.
POWERPUP - listen
SUPER THING - listen
Super Thing plays psychedelic noise rock and may or may not be a fog monster.


Wed. Jun. 19 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - and Aftermath Productions presents!
Minuit Machine, a synth wave band based in Paris, is the association of Hélène de Thoury’s electronic melodies and Amandine Stioui’s vocals.
The project was born in september 2013. The sound of the french duo, based on powerful electronic drums and the accumulation of dark synth lines, is a mix between all their inspirations that range from minimal wave to electronic rock.
WINGTIPS - listen
WINGTIPS is a throbbing head full of ecstasy outside the goth club. Hi-hats like goosebumps as your crush paints your eyes black to match their own, fluorescent guitar glimmers of desire -even hope- edging out through the apathy of the bleakest horizon while interpolating darkly shimmering layers of angular guitar and pulsating touches of EBM, sharpening their unabashed anthemic rush with a maturing melodic complexity and atmosphere as much informed by post-punk as sweeping electronica.
FEE LION - listen
FEE LION is a multi-faceted singer-songwriter who classifies herself in the post-punk/new wave genre.
Spinning the best in goth and darkwave!


Thu. Jun. 20 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Songs about soaring and sinking in the American Middle West. As seen from space.
SIBLINGS - listen
Siblings is an indie pop/rock trio from Chicago. They released their debut EP "Revelry" in April.
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.


Fri. Jun. 21 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Taking a good piece of the Jesus Lizard's groove 'n' grind and then texturing that with strident punk chords and almost prog guitar licks, Haymarket Riot defy categorization. They definitely fall a bit more on the punk end of the spectrum, but they mix things up with a lot of other influences and some very unique songwriting. The base of Haymarket Riot's sound is the heavy, emotional Midwestern punk sound that descends from bands like Husker Du and Naked Raygun but there's awhole lot more than just soul-bearing going on here. In particular, Haymarket Riot are particularly ambitious arrangers, dropping instruments in and out of the mix with a dub-inspired glee.
We are not a band. We can not have our pictures taken together. We are not allowed to rent our own, or share a practice space with another group. We each show up separately to “shows.” We do not have band van. We do not have a band fund. When we play “shows” we, “send any money the touring band’s way.” We are allowed to “support local shows” by attending and/or booking them, as long as we do not comment on the songwriting and/or riff writing and/or live performance of your band.
Heavy, and metallic like our older bands, but more rocknroll.
GOD DAMN YOUR EYES (members of My Cold Dead Hand, Masonic Wave, Dorian Taj) - listen
Their elegant heaviness is fashioned from shards of cabaret and carnival mingling with rock roar.


Sun. Jun. 23 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Izzy’s Birthday Bash!
Spazztic blurs, fast tunes, haadcore like a muther.
GET UP WITH THE GET DOWNS - a tribute to JAMES BROWN - listen
For fun our real band learned a bunch of James Brown songs for a big Halloween bash, each time we got one down, we started another, before we knew it we had a long set, we had one trumpet player in Jerry, and found three more on the internet, now they are our drinking buddies and we do this for real now, nothing makes a room move like a bunch of James Brown tunes, and nothing is more fun than causing that unexpected dance party, now we are continuously learning more, we feature a balance of "the hits" and songs that make you say "damn, never heard that one, I need to buy whatever album that song's on" that's what it's really about, spreading the awareness of the most exciting entertainer known to man worldwide, ever arranging these in an extremely exciting way, we're all becoming better dancers and we are ready to rock your show!
Local instrumental surf rock power trio is ready to be your new favorite band.


Thu. Jun. 27 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
BRINGERS - listen
Quiet music so we don't disturb the neighbors.
Great Expectations is a band from Southeast Michigan. Since 2015, Brandon, Austin, and Billy have been writing twisty, turny indie rock for overthinkers with themes of growing up and growing apart. Callbacks to twinkly Midwestern emo, peppy jazz-fusion, and warm Americana abound, but in a blend all their own. Their new album, "Figures of Speech," will be released independently in the month of June.
SEAHOLM - listen
Seaholm is a power-pop emo band based out of Ann Arbor, MI, known for their energetic live performances. Their latest release "I Thought It'd Be Funny" (released last summer through Old Press Records) is a breakneck paced introspection into past relationships and how they have evolved.
Born out of the inability to stay still, these works are an exercise in motion, momentum and repetition. From the ground up, open-ended, ambient leaning but techno driven pieces are built with a gaining intensity through subtle percussive shifts and cascading sound walls ranging from ominous to auspicious, all inevitably plateauing at a height that is TBD. Motion. Momentum. Repeat.

Fri. Jun. 28 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
DJ set from Panic Priest!
IRON YEARS - listen
Chicago's own Iron Years thrives in the darkness, with an intense stage presence that deserves to be drenched in shades of purple. Much like similarly nocturnal post-punk pioneers Joy Division and The Cure, there's a catchiness to Iron Years' work that will keep their riffs in your head long after the show is done.
Child of Night is a darkwave band from Columbus, Ohio.
Formed in 2014, Shanghai Beach is the solo project of Brooklyn, New York based Steven Salazar. It is a confection of dark, brooding synthpop and electronica inspired by dystopian art, Ridley Scott films, and old science fiction novels.
OZZUARIO - listen
Ozzuario (Spanish for a crypt of dried bones), is a mysterious collective fusing black metal, industrial and punk from the midwestern wastelands. Inspired by the collapse of modern civilization, the inevitability of nuclear war, and the internal chaos of depression.

Sun. Jun. 30 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Charlie Doesn't Surf is a shoegaze/punk trio based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tue. Jul. 02 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
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.
GRAYLING - listen
Fuzz pop from Philadelphia, PA.
SUPERKICK - listen
Indie rock/punk from Chicago, IL.
VOOLTED - listen
Lofi-Dreampunk band from the suburbs. Round Lake to be exact.

Sat. Jul. 06 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
The first few Richard Vain shows were solo jammers, just Jered, an iPad, a keyboard with a looping pedal, a guitar and sometimes a candle. While the seeds of a gungier, darker, dancier sound than his last project Bare Mutants were there, something was missing and Jered was lonely. He’d met a weirdo named Carbomb when he was in the Ponys and crashed at her place in NYC and let her crash at his place when she first moved to Chicago and he asked her if she’d want to play keys. They were great at drinking together, so she said yes and when it came to adding a drummer Carbomb knew that Lugs, the singer/guitar player in her other band Storm Clouds, was missing playing punk drums. Having seen him play drums in damaged hardcore outfit HERDS, she knew he’d match Jered’s vibe and Richard Vain was realized. They learned the songs Jered was already creating in his basement and put together a few more as a threesome and recorded Night Jammers at Jamdek Studios with the comforting genius of Cooper Crane putting the tracks to tape. The Ponys recorded their debut Laced with Romance in Detroit with Jim Diamond and he offered to mater the thing, old punk buddy from the Chicago band Headache City and current punk buddy from NYC band Surfbort, David R Head Jr created the voodoo fever dream album art. Old Ponys buddy and current FACS buddy Brian Case laid it all out and by all these buddy powers combined, you have Richard Vain’s debut LP put out by buddy Bart at Big Neck Records. Pairs well with: wine (white or rose), tequila, IPAs, herb.
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.
GOOD SHADE - listen
Good Shade is a punk/pop band from Columbus, Ohio. The project
consists of one member, Shane Natalie, who composes and records all instruments and vocals on the recorded albums but features an array of Columbus musicians who bring the project to life for local and touring purposes.
HUMAN ERRORS are a punk / mod / surf power-trio from Chicago. Sounds like a punk band covering the oldies station.

Sat. Jul. 13 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -

Fri. Jul. 19 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
These fellas play some pretty dang decent rock n roll music, alright'- something Woody Guthrie might say if he was alive and liked punk rock.
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.
LOST IN THE SUN (member of Stereotyperider) - listen
Lost in the Sun is based in sunny Phoenix, Arizona and have been playing around the valley for over 10 years. The four piece blends folk/rock/indie to create a desert rock sound.
HI HO (Gillian of Turnspit) - listen
My name is Gillian and this is my solo project, Hi Ho. I write mostly sad songs because I feel lots of feels. My songs are vulnerable, raw and honest. I hope you feel something when you listen. I'm also one-fourth of Turnspit, a melodic, Midwestern punk band proudly from Chicago.

Sat. Jul. 20 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
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.
EMBLEMS - listen
Emblems started in a basement by Matthew Stevens. Song structures took on a folk inspired feel in the early stages before the band grew into its own blend of somber rock, drawing influences from the sounds of the early 2000’s. Emblems is Ian O'Brien, AJ Griffith, Zig Sun Oo, and Matthew Stevens.
Hollow Chapels is a three-piece instrumental band from St. Charles, IL consisting of Nick Casali, CJ Weber, and Justin K. Heyde. Their sound ranges from slow and haunting to heavy and deafening.
What started as acoustic bedroom songs Shane wrote for fun has now transformed into a full band! Milwaukee's very own Math Mountain plays punk-tinged rock & roll, with an emphasis on good vibes and wild nights.

Fri. Jul. 26 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
VAC - listen
VAC is a stunning mix of noise, melody, and cathartic release. If Honeywell, Spirit Assembly, and Puritan were combined and reduced to under 2 minute songs. Revelatory.
STAY ASLEEP (membesr of Slow Mass, CSTVT, My Dad, and Noumenon) - listen
Founded in late 2013, the Chicago trio of drummer Dave Collis, bassist-vocalist Nick Wakim, and guitarist Kiel Arneson wanted from day one to step away from their other groups' introspective approach and return to the heavier sounds of their youth in Stay Asleep. The result of that is a gloriously chaotic collision of unhinged powerviolence and metallic hardcore.
SARIN - listen
Hardcore punk from Chicago/NWI.
IKARAY - listen
Ikaray is a four-piece post metal band from Chicago, IL. Their music embodies feelings of misery and political dissatisfaction, while delivering atmospheric melodies and crushing tones. Ikaray released their self-titled EP in 2016, and is set to record their full length record in January, 2019.

Tue. Jul. 30 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Anatomy of Habit formed in Chicago in October 2008 and is composed of Alex Latus (guitar), Isidro Reyes (metal percussion), Skyler Rowe (drums), Mark Solotroff (vocals), and Sam Wagster (bass + lap steel). The band encompasses elements of doom metal, post-punk, death-rock, noise-rock, industrial, psychedelic, and shoegaze. The band's last album, "Ciphers + Axioms," was released by Relapse Records.

Wed. Jul. 31 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
FRAIL BODY - listen
Frail Body is a screamo band from Rockford IL.
HarborLights is four friends brought together in music. Their collaborative songwriting comes from many different individual influences that possess the same goal: connecting with others and bringing people together. They have toured the American Northeast as well as breaking into the Midwest and South. Creating a space that is both intimate and human, their live performances are not to be missed.
Indisposed is an abrasive and artistic four-piece influenced by screamo, post-rock, math-rock, and spoken-word with song structures shifting pace between chaotically dissonant to melodically haunting. Started by Nina Palumbo (Guitar, Vocals, Screams), it's members include Noah Therriault of Crushes (Guitar) Rebecca Young (Bass) Daniel Saller of Ikaray (Drums).
Chaotic hardcore-esque metal with plot twists.

Thu. Aug. 01 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Operation Protocol is a spite rock power trio from Chicago. Heavy anthemic punk rock with a touch of surf. Fueled by fun and friendship, informed by the LGBT/Q experience and relentless commitment to the bit.
Gender Confetti!!! is a cute queer punk band from Madison, WI, made up of Elyse Clouthier (all pronouns) and Sylvia Johnson (they/them or she/her). The duo pulls sonic inspiration from a wide range of genres, including riot grrrl, surf rock, hardcore, pop punk, and disco glam. Their message is radical and explicitly political. They write songs about queer liberation, anti-capitalism, gender deviance, polyamory, trans rights, ethical communication, mutual care, romantic friendships, genital dysphoria, experimental sex, and shattering binaries. The band has released one self recorded/released demo tape called “QUEERS OF JOY”, and is working on an official full length record. They have played in over ten states and two countries. They have opened for national acts like Big Freedia, Tank and the Bangaz, Kitten Forever, and Lex Allen, but will always live for basement shows. Most of all, they want to recruit you to the queer agenda.
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.
Big Mermaid is punk rock for people who like to have fun, played by four girls who like to eat pizza.

Sat. Aug. 03 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
NONAGON (ex mbr of the Blue Meanies) - listen
Nonagon is a three-piece punk rock band that was formed in the early aughts and practices in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. The band is comprised mostly of Tony Aimone (who used to be in The Blue Meanies, Taylor, and The J. Davis Trio), Robert Gomez (who was in der lugomen and is one-oneth of Martian Law), and John Hastie (who used to be in Jumpknuckle). They play loud and abrasive rock with varying time signatures and screamy vocals, and while they love to play shows they still have no idea how to dress for them.
Power trio. Grunge revivalists.
STICK HORSE - listen
Chicago based garage rock duo born in the ashes and mended fences of The Heavy Bombers.

Thu. Aug. 22 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
EVE BLACK - listen
Eve Black is a Chicago band that embraces chaos, contradictions, and a powerful live performance. Made up of members from very different musical backgrounds, Eve Black decided to coalesce various genres into a boiling stew of discord. Eve Black’s music is best described as a seductive blend of post punk, darkwave, & goth-rock, but they are not afraid to embrace different styles for a new song if it feels right. Formed in 2015 Eve Black are Thom Wells (Guitar), Rani Young (Vocals), Rick Osborn (Drums), Alex Manov (Bass), and Danny Robles (Keys). They build a balance of powerful progression, ethereal essence, rhythmical beats, and intriguing lyrics.
PAS MUSIQUE - listen
Pas Musique is a group which creates musical output through the form of abstract sound. The term ‘Pas Musique’ translates to ‘not music’ in french, metaphorically negating everything that is established in music and starts from a clean perspective. The viewpoint fuels our creativity to create our own world of beauty. The aesthetic underpinnings are defined by the notion that music can be whatever the ear perceives. It’s a conception fueled by the love of life and art. It’s a desire for honest artistic self-expression.
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.
AMPYRE - listen
Summoning audio spirits through neuro circuitry and piped into your ear canals via snake oil sales and wizardry.

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