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Sat. Nov. 01
AUSTIN LUCAS
NORTHCOTE
JAYKE ORVIS
CALEB CAUDLE
JASON DOUGLASS SWEARINGEN
18+ / Township - 8PM

Sun. Nov. 02
WORK IT OUT
18+ / Township - 6PM

Sun. Nov. 02
TIMMY'S ORGANISM
LE TOUR
MAMA
21+ / Township - 9PM

Mon. Nov. 03
CLEARANCE
LURES
SHILOH
JOLLYS
21+ / Township - 8PM

Tue. Nov. 04
GARDENER
CRINGES
MICHAEL GOLAS
21+ / Township - 8PM

Wed. Nov. 05
RESTORATIONS
THE SMITH STREET BAND
THE GUNSHY
THE SKY WE SCRAPE
18+ / Township - 8PM

Thu. Nov. 06
GET OUT OF THE CAR
THE GREAT CRUSADES
THE BAMA LAMAS
21+ / Township - 8PM

Fri. Nov. 07
SLINGSHOT DAKOTA
THE CITY ON FILM
THE PLEASE & THANK YOUS
WARREN FRANKLIN & THE FOUNDING FATHERS
All ages / Township - 6PM

Fri. Nov. 07
QWEL & MAKER
MAXILLA BLUE
OFFWHYTE
DOVE ROCK & DALLAS JACKSON
DJ TOUCH NICE
18+ / Reggie's Rock Club - 9PM

Fri. Nov. 07
PARTY PLATES
WARRIOR TRIBES
SHARPTOOTH
UDUSIC
18+ / Township - 10PM

Sat. Nov. 08
THE UNGOMES
L. MOUNTS
PANQ NG
TELL TALE
All ages / Township - 5PM

Sat. Nov. 08
SACRIFICIAL YOUTH
OLD TYME PUNKESTRA
DJ ANTHONY ILLARDE & DJ JOE LOSURDO
21+ / Township - 9PM



LOST TRIBE

Fri. Oct. 31 - 7:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
LOST TRIBE (Members of Aghast, Empty Grave, Syndrome, and Caves Caverns)
LOST TRIBE hail from Richmond Virginia and play a looming and powerful brand of dark punk. For fans of Vex, Killing Joke, Samhain and bands of recent times like Cemetary, Arctic Flowers, Belgrado and Moral Hex. This is one not to be missed.
POPULATION (members of No Slogan & Ultratumbados) - listen
Emerging as a new direction from key members of Chicago’s Pilsen hardcore scene, comes the starkly contrasted Population, seeping out of the darkness with a pummeling morosity, frantic Factory Records hooks, and the grim misery of drowning while dreaming. What comes out is an impeccable specimen of jarring post punk force, met with melodic flourishes and kept in time with a furious rhythm pulling you deeper into their irresistible web. Just as how Christian Death uniquely emerged from shards of the California hardcore community over 30 years ago, this tightly-wound unit delves deep into the early 80s underworld, artfully intertwining tenebrous synth lines with desolate bass runs to form a monolithic, impenetrable coldness that always hits the spot, even in the dead of winter.
SILENT PORN
Death rock performed by some mysterious people in Grand Rapids, Michigan.






GNUMAN

Fri. Oct. 31 - 10:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
Benefit for Pure Joy, a nonprofit all-ages accessible music venue and community event space in Chicago!
GNUMAN
GNUMAN - Half beast, full on Gary Numan tribute band. Featuring members of Hook, Lynyrds Innards, Deminer, and Men Without Hats.
PHYSICAL WORLD
Members of Dearborn SS, Ottawa, and featuring Robert Strickland, Chelsea Voulgares and Chris Bijalba doing covers of The Sound!
RESCENDENTS
Members of Full On and Los Crudos, with the lovely and talented Kristen, the former lead of her high school production of South Pacific on vocals for Descendents covers!
LIETIME
Members of Storm Clouds, Multiple Truths, Rash and Canadian Rifle doing Lifetime covers!
I HATE LED ZEPPELIN 2
Members of Anatomy of Habit, Pelican, Radar Eyes, Basic Cable, and Allá doing Screeching Weasel covers.
HAMMER PARTY
Members of Family Secrets, Cold Lovers, and Warrior Tribes doing Big Black covers!






AUSTIN LUCAS

Sat. Nov. 01 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
AUSTIN LUCAS
Raised in the backwoods country of Monroe County, Indiana, Austin Lucas was born into a folk and bluegrass lineage. His father, Bob Lucas, is an accomplished musician and performer in his own right, having earned songwriting credits on two of Allison Krauss’ albums. Learning to harmonize before learning to read, Lucas honed his vocal control as a member of the nationally-acclaimed Indiana University Children’s Choir. In a narrative as well-worn as it is true, Lucas rebelled against his upbringing, leaving his Americana roots for the catharsis of punk rock. After the better part of a decade spent criss-crossing the globe with a series of bands in broken-down vans, Lucas hit a musical glass-ceiling, eventually finding respite for his ringing ears in the delicacy of traditional songcraft.
NORTHCOTE
Matt Goud (aka Northcote) may take you by surprise when he steps up to the mic. Though the soft-spoken Goud is known by friends and family as a gentle giant, he infuses his original songs with a uniquely powerful and confident voice. Born and raised in small-town Saskatchewan, his early exposure to music was a mix of traditional country on AM radio and the hymns he learned at his childhood church. However, it wasn't until he discovered punk and hardcore music that he realized music’s healing and therapeutic power. Over the past 8 years, few young musicians in Canada have put on as many miles as Goud who toured for years as a member of a post-hardcore band and has more recently transitioned into life on the road as a singer/songwriter with accompaniment by an ever-rotating slew of guests and friend musicians.
JAYKE ORVIS - listen
A founding member of The .357 String Band and current member of the Goddamn Gallows, Jayke Orvis is ahead of his time even though he plays timeless music. The songs on his solo effort “It’s All Been Said” are articles of the heart, exposing Orvis as a fragile, troubled soul. His depictions of love are raw and blue, the pages of his life littered throughout this album.
CALEB CAUDLE - listen
Caleb Caudle’s last album, Tobacco Town brought him national exposure upon its release in 2012. With Blurt Magazine noting “…jaw-droppingly fine songs steeped in classic Earle, Clark, McMurtry and Van Zandt,” Caudle decided to take his Americana-rich songs out on the road. In just a year, Caudle has played over 300 shows in 30 plus states, performed on the web-radio sensation Daytrotter, and even found time to pack up all of his belongings to make the move from North Carolina to New Orleans.
JASON DOUGLASS SWEARINGEN (of Love & Squalor)
Jason Douglass Swearingen (ex-Love And Squalor) plays acoustic songs with elements of country, pop and punk.






WORK IT OUT

Sun. Nov. 02 - 6:00 pm - 18+ -
WORK IT OUT (COMEDY OPEN MIC)
Weekly rotating hosts, mic will be the host’s call. You may get 3 min, 4 min, or 6. It’s up the host. Sheeeit, you may have to sit and wait for 8. ;) This hot mess coordinated by the original overlord, Monte Lamonte.






TIMMY'S ORGANISM

Sun. Nov. 02 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
TIMMY'S ORGANISM
Timmy’s Organism, the solo alter-ego of Human Eye frontman and Clone Defects mastermind Timmy Vulgar, along with members of Hamtramck’s Terrible Twos. Traversing the gap between the disjointed Helios Creed-inspired work of Human Eye’s skronky punk and more spacey, out there explorations, Timmy’s Organism is the next logical step in a family of Michigan noise that includes the now defunct Pirhanas as well as Tentacle Lizardo, The Frustrations, Reptile forcefield and even Tyvek. More stripped down and raw than anything Human Eye has done to date but no less intense.
LE TOUR - listen
Le Tour plays super intense raw psychedelic punk music. They recently finished their first full length album "Terra Eyes" and plan to release it in early 2015. Previously the band has issued four cassettes on local labels Notes and Bolts and Golden Beast mostly centering around a stream-of-conscious aesthetic spawned from frontman Patrick Campbell's obsessive demoing on 4-track cassette.
MAMA - listen
Power Pop and Rock and Roll get naked and steal a car- your car.






CLEARANCE

Mon. Nov. 03 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
CLEARANCE - listen
Clearance was started in Chicago in 2013 by Mike Bellis and Arthur Velez. The pair first played together in Ann Arbor basements as the Fine Printers in 2011, combing through half-remembered covers by Television and the Velvets. Clearance debuted with the 7" EP "Dixie Motel Two-Step" in April 2013, released on the band's own Microluxe imprint. Another 7" EP, "Greensleeve," followed in January 2014.
LURES - listen
The waves Lures ride aren’t sunshiney California Big Kahunas. No, these are dark and stormy Northwestern waves: cold, damp, and foggy. Picture Ian Curtis wearing an all black old-timey 1900s bathing suit, standing on the Olympic Peninsula, staring out at the ocean but never dipping his toes in because it’s way too chilly. Romantic, sad, and aqueous. - Seattle Weekly
SHILOH - listen
Born in basements, bedrooms and closets across Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Shiloh is the quintessential Midwestern rock band. Taking cues from Wilco, early Weezer and the Replacements, Shiloh blends a 60’s pop sensibility with a 90’s nonchalance reminiscent of the D.I.Y. greats of the era including Elliott Smith, Built to Spill and Pavement.
JOLLYS - listen
Sautéed in the grease of their frontman's hair, Jollys is an array of common vegetables that have rotted just enough to be mistaken for organic.






GARDENER

Tue. Nov. 04 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
GARDENER
Ambient pop outfit out of Helena, Montana.
CRINGES
Blaine Welsh of Gold Cult doing some solo post-rock soundscapes.
MICHAEL GOLAS
Michael Golas plays guitar in Exit Ghost. He also plays music all by his lonesome.






RESTORATIONS

Wed. Nov. 05 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
RESTORATIONS - listen
This Philly outfit plays music for "grown–up punks." I'm not sure if that's necessarily true as the band's background, touring history and all–around response to its relatively short discography collectively point to the fact that its appeal spans generations of music fans. From hardcore, post–punk, shoegaze, ameriicana, roots rock and even stoner metal, the overwhelming consensus that Restorations' singular sound is difficult to pin down (though it's fun to try) and originates from an undeniably earnest place.
THE SMITH STREET BAND - listen
We are a shitty five man band from Melbourne who enjoy mock meat and alcohol. We play heaps of shows and tour lots because it's fun. We have an album out on Poison City Records called "No One Gets Lost Anymore" and a 7" out on Jackknife called "South East Facing Wall". If you want us to play anywhere/time we will. Love you.
THE GUNSHY - listen
"While it’s easy to classify Silent Songs as a return, I see it more as a celebration. A heart felt love letter to music and what it has given Arbogast (and letting go of what its taken from him too). There is genuine inspiration and salvation in these songs. The disappointment of seeing peers pack it in is real, but so is the joy he takes from the memories, the tours and people he’s met. He is excited as he is reflective. This is a look back at the last ten years, but it’s also an artist being able to exist entirely in the moment, unfazed by the state of music or what the future will bring. In reality, the full band feel of these songs is a reinvention of The Gunshy sound. It’s as much punk rock as a solitary, bar room prophet. Gang vocals, triumphant horns, swells of strings and a quickened pace all give these songs a more vibrant finish. Arbogast can still pen delicate finger picked ballads (“Getting High in Denver” / “Ten Years”) but it’s the energetic, raw numbers that really define this LP. Arbogast has found a new sound, a new well of creativity from which he can draw. Silent Songs is a manifesto of sorts, a reason to keep singing, writing, and touring. A reason to keep living and keep loving. We all need reason to keep the blood coursing through our veins, and search for the cause that makes us willing to let our blood stain the fields of battle." - Herohill
THE SKY WE SCRAPE - listen
This Chicago outfit, The Sky We Scrape, plays a hybrid style of hardcore and heavy punk rock. The band’s raw emotion is offset by interesting song structures and instrumentation. TSWS display inventive songwriting and pay real attention to the soundscapes they create, pounding out 3 minute heavy novellas on the concrete walls of blue collar Chicago.






GET OUT OF THE CAR

Thu. Nov. 06 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
GET OUT OF THE CAR - listen
Get Out of the Car is not scared of your ghosts. They care not for your casual indulgences, your impassioned pleas, or your photos of brunch. They are geared to exorcise, to grind, to blow and most essentially, to Rock. They are here to ensure that the Ancestral Beings of Rock Action and the emerging Templars of the New Rock Eternal do not converge to catch you innocents off swivel and give you the Homan Ave beatdown you might not have known you had coming. Stay vigilant, Get Out of the Car is honing their Rock Tools on the stuff of stars and are lighting out for new territories.
THE GREAT CRUSADES - listen
The Great Crusades look at life through a shot glass lens on mixing anger, muscle, and minor-key remorse like a roughneck with the bonus of a singer who's got the tubercular pipes of Tom Waits and Axl Roses's love child.
THE BAMA LAMAS - listen
The Bama Lamas came together over their love for old scratchy R&B, Soul, and Rock 'N Roll 45s. Throw in some beer and you have one greasy stew of red hot Rock 'N Roll! Dig it...






SLINGSHOT DAKOTA

Fri. Nov. 07 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
SLINGSHOT DAKOTA - listen
Carly Comando and Tom Patterson are two people who carry the weight of an entire band. Their set-up is simple: Carly is on keys and Tom plays drums. They do things with these instruments that most bands can’t do with a standard set up: they cram the sonic space they are in. Originally this was actually the case as they began as a three-piece featuring Jeff Cunningham and Latterman’s Pat Schramm. But narrowing it down to a duo in 2006 did no harm; Carly’s keyboard seems to take on the role of several more people as it adds multiple dimensions to their sound. 2008’s Their Dreams are Dead, but Ours is the Golden Ghost was a seminal release for their entry onto the scene. With Carly from Long Island and Tom from the Lehigh Valley (PA), their home-turfs both came with built-in popular support as they romped the DIY all-ages show circuit. In it, they blew away audiences with their at-times more sober lines like “I’m gonna love you till the day I die” juxtaposed with moments of their swelling pop sound. When Tom isn’t screenprinting (he does everything from gig posters to commercial ventures to fine art) and Carly isn’t music licensing, they are refining their highly-anticipated album, Dark Hearts, set to come out this year.
THE CITY ON FILM (Bob Nanna of Braid, Hey Mercedes, and Lifted Bells)
The City on Film is the official name of Bob Nanna's solo act. He began solo recordings in 1997 during the off–time between Braid tours. These recordings began to accumulate, and in May 2004 he recorded I'd Rather Be Wine Drunk (his first solo EP) in a Salt Lake City hotel room during a Hey Mercedes tour. Thus far, he has released three EPs, an LP, and a 7" vinyl, and several split EPs. The City on Film's sound is generally lighter, slower, and more cerebral than that of either Braid or Hey Mercedes. There are several lyrical connections and similarities across all three acts but The City On Film is definitely it's own brand of musical goodness.
THE PLEASE & THANK YOUS - listen
The Kinks…The Turtles…The Stooges…The Ramones…The Buzzcocks…The Replacements…The Traveling Wilburys…The Please & Thank Yous.
WARREN FRANKLIN & THE FOUNDING FATHERS - listen
Emo campfire.






PARTY PLATES

Fri. Nov. 07 - 10:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
PARTY PLATES - listen
Metal-Punk from Cleveland, Ohio.
WARRIOR TRIBES - listen
"Fast hardcore in the style of bands like SICKOIDS but taking a ride through the influences of STATE and NEGATIVE APPROACH while staying true to their Chicago school with the grit of that city in the mix." - Artcore #32
SHARPTOOTH - listen
Matt Ibarra (born December 18, 1985) is an American musician, artist and composer.
UDUSIC
Mega-pissed, riffy, metallic, and slightly twisted punk in the vein of Out Cold, Needles, or Die Kreuzen. Basically, if you like your hardcore tough, catchy, and unpretentious you need to check out Udusic.






THE UNGOMES

Sat. Nov. 08 - 5:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
THE UNGOMES - listen
"The Ungnomes play straightforward punk rock that owes a lot to west-coast bands of the 80s, like Black Flag or the Adolescents. The songs are speedy and snotty, and lyrical subject matter ranges from childish nihilism ("Religion is stupid!") to childish commentary on local politics (one song is called "Fuck Kill Rahm"). They're by no means breaking down any boundaries or forging new musical frontiers, but that's what makes it so great. This is spirited punk rock made by excited kids, and listening to it makes me excited. The music is played with a lot of skill too; what I hear are four young musicians with bright futures ahead of them." - Luca Cimarusti, The Reader
L. MOUNTS - listen
L. Mounts is a singer/songwriter from Chicago who is continuously compared to his biggest influence, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats. When he’s not worshipping at the shrine of JD, he’s listening to Metallica cassettes alone in his room, because in his mind it’s 1986 and he’s not eighteen. Before beginning work with emo/punk duo Palestrina and experimental/noise duo Love Capacity, L. finished his ninth studio album, “Love Beats The Demon,” which was the product of getting really bummed out and becoming obsessed with Johnny Cash. His emo/folk/indie rock hybrid and 40+ release digital catalog is all his secret plot to one day earn the title of “The R. Stevie Moore of Emo,” though he’s perfectly okay with being, as one reviewer said, “a blues version of Joy Division with Celtic influence tossed in a blender with Sun Kil Moon.”
PANQ NG - listen
Chicago music collective. Several bands as one. Everyone can make music!
TELL TALE - listen
Singer-Songwriter from Illinois.






SACRIFICIAL YOUTH

Sat. Nov. 08 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
Regressive Films Presents
DVD Release Screening of Sacrificial Youth! A Hardcore Musical!

SACRIFICIAL YOUTH
Sacrificial Youth is a Hardcore Punk musical that tells the story of TJ, a teenager caught at the crossroads. When a multi-national corporation hatches an evil plot of biblical proportions to destroy The Scene, TJ is forced to accept his fate as the chosen one to stand up and fight back.This is the second feature film from Regressive Films, the folks that brought you the acclaimed documentary "You Weren't There-A History Of Chicago Punk 1977-1984". Original soundtrack composed by Joe Losurdo and performed by members of Tutu & The Pirates, Strike Under, Mentally Ill, Life Sentence, Rights Of The Accused, Regress, Negative Element, Cursive, Nora O'Connor, Bobby Conn, Cattivo, Regal Standard, the Goblins, and more. Directed by Joe Losurdo
OLD TYME PUNKESTRA
Old Tyme Chicago Punkestra will perform Sacrificial Youth's original soundtrack live featuring members of Life Sentence, Rights Of The Accused, Tutu & The Pirates, Nora O’Connor, and other Surprise Guests!
DJ ANTHONY ILLARDE & DJ JOE LOSURDO
Spinning Punk Dusties & Golden Greats til your bones ache!






WORK IT OUT

Sun. Nov. 09 - 6:00 pm - 18+ -
WORK IT OUT (COMEDY OPEN MIC)
Weekly rotating hosts, mic will be the host’s call. You may get 3 min, 4 min, or 6. It’s up the host. Sheeeit, you may have to sit and wait for 8. ;) This hot mess coordinated by the original overlord, Monte Lamonte.






NINE NINES

Sun. Nov. 09 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
NINE NINES - listen
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SEASONAL MEN'S WEAR - listen
A group of several young men who drink way too much coffee and watch Benji movies.
THE CHEAP DATES - listen
3 parts The Stockyards and 1 part Firing Squad, The Cheap Dates are bringing this newly formed collaboration to the stage and to your back seat with high-energy and frantic live performances that will make your little sister call you a poseur. Song topics range from socially conscious to introspective, from Seinfeld to C.H.U.D, and from pizza to beer. Genres will shift, instruments will be thrown, drinks will be strong
SOMETIMES A WOLF
Sometimes A Wolf is a punk rock band from the suburb of Rolling Meadows.






FUTURISTIC DRAGON

Mon. Nov. 10 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
FUTURISTIC DRAGON - listen
Futuristic Dragon Mission Statement: Perform/record the music of Marc Bolan & T-Rex. Formed in the 90s by Jeff Wilson, Edward Bock. Dave Rix is also a member, original bassist.
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.
LITTLE MISSILES
Combining elements of pop, hard rock, and synthy new wave coldness, Little Missiles writes and performs catchy hook-laden original indie pop music.






TYPESETTER

Tue. Nov. 11 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
TYPESETTER - listen
From its roiling first chords, Wild’s End, the debut full-length from Chicago, IL transplants Typesetter, exhibits a certain turmoil. The sentiment might be most explicit in “Obvious Imperfections,” the opening track on which guitars snarl and nip at drums that careen, baring teeth, into the tussle. “The worst fucking time of year,” guitarists and singers Marc Bannes and Kyle McDonald roar together during a turbulent chorus, “When everything is covered in dirty snow and jaded reasons for living / I think that you’re only in love because you’re cold / Can’t you understand that I just want to be alone?” This, of course, is by design, says Bannes, who considers Wild’s End the band’s attempt to reconcile struggle. It’s in their lyrics, sure, but also in the vocals on “Lapsed Asshole,” which rise together in harmony before falling into a simmering sea murky chords. It’s in the disembodied guitars at the beginning of “Nietzsche in Florida” that mutate into noisy poltergeists during its final chorus. For Typesetter, this isn’t simply negativism for complaining’s sake. It about catharsis and camaraderie. If Wild’s End is an album about struggle, then it is not only about the strength one acquires through perseverance, but the means by which the band persevered.
CHUMPED - listen
Chumped is an indie pop-punk band comprised of four friends from Brooklyn, NY who like to have fun and write songs about feelings. Influenced by the power-pop structure and slacker sensibility of '90s alternative, the poetic substance of emo, and the urgency and energy of punk, Chumped write songs that are insightful, powerful and catchy as hell. FFO: RVIVR, Saves the Day, Swearin', Tigers Jaw, The Menzingers.
ASTPAI (from Austria) - listen
Blasting out of a dirty basement’s rehearsal room there comes the straight forward punkrock sound of Austria’s very own ASTPAI. Think of Strike Anywhere meets AC/DC, never lacking a sense in melody and sing-a-longs. Their Hardcore/Punk sound comes along with both very personal as well as political views and offers some new ideas without just presenting shallow paroles and drained statements.
BOILERMAN - listen
Boilerman is solid do-it-yourself pop-punk from Chicago. Get into it!






POLISH GIFTS

Wed. Nov. 12 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
POLISH GIFTS - listen
Members of Radar Eyes, Stinker, Multiple Truths, Horace Grant, Shopping... sloppy poppy Chicago duo.
PINK EYES
Pink Eyes is punk rock from Chicago. We play music that sounds and feels good to us. Influences include Malady, Planes Mistaken for Stars, Kylesa, Sleep, etc. Members of Elder, Towers, D'Amore, Balboa.
POISON SWORD MOUNTAIN
Poison Sword Mountain is a three piece rock band hailing from West Side Chicago. Fueled by beer and the urge to break free from monotony, this trio is hard to miss with their unique brand of tuneage: Powerful rock songs moving at punk speed. Light guitar solos, lots of yelling. Bonafide sound hounds from the wrong side of the right tracks. Like honey? These downtown fun boys make songs that are literally dripping with it.






U.S. TRIBES

Thu. Nov. 13 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
U.S. TRIBES - listen
"Although not much can be found about U.S. Tribes, there is much to be said about the Chicago group.
The band has an attraction for their live performances, using lots of visual effects projecting images to blanket the stage and add to the music. The entirety of it contributes to their visionary sound. With early inspiration to the beginning of the indie rock phase, U.S. Tribes still have a modern sound. There is harmony to entrance and melody to enthrall.”-Ray Jackson, Already Dead Tapes, 2013
MARTIAN AGRICULTURE - listen
Three friends with an unquenchable thirst to develop a fresh sound derived from many different styles of music. Playing instruments over beats composed in Ableton Live, Martian Agriculture blurs the lines between live instrumentation and electronic composition. Whether you're looking to explore the innermost depths of your mind or throw a raging party, MA's got you covered.
ROBOT HILARIOUS - listen
It's the sound of trains crashing through the woods on a Sunday afternoon, while stupid kids throw rocks at each other. Robot Hilarious is a musical project which encompasses rap, hip-hop, folk, rock, funk, blues, jazz and electronica to create something unique and new.
Their exciting debut album, "Ghost Factory on Planet Island" blends genres and styles expertly as well as meshing traditional and well established instrumental motifs with modern and experimental electronic sounds. Vintage telecasters, B3s, Rhodes and jazz basses co-exist with drum machines, turntables, and synths to create an interesting cohesive sound without failing to reflect the curious experimental attitude of the musicians.
HUMAN BEING
Human Being is a lost soul that has found its way to another world, experimenting with noise, vocals, imagery, and lighting.






CADDYWHOMPUS

Fri. Nov. 14 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
CADDYWHOMPUS - listen
The colloquialism “caddywhompus” is defined by such adjectives as “uneven,” “crooked” and “out of whack”—a list which could, in some instances, allude to the mind-bending sounds of the experimental noise-pop band who bears said name but whom can otherwise be described thus: spot on. Quasi-fraternal twins Sean Hart (drums) and Chris Rehm (guitar/vocals) have been playing music together since their middle school days, establishing their most serious project to date in September of 2008. Since then, they have played over 150 shows, the majority of them outside their native waters. With a daunting assortment of amplifiers and effects-pedal tweakery, the duo executes its incredibly loud and at times nearly overwhelming sets with an impeccable musicianship and live presence. Song structures alternate between sweet psychedelic indie ballads to the most intense, ear-splitting of noise-driven crescendos. Showcasing such raw emotion everywhere from cramped basements to the swankest of clubs, delivering sonic rapture to both veteran punks and seasoned hipsters alike.
COASTER - listen
Four guys from Chicago, taking it to the limit.
EVASIVE BACKFLIP - listen
"Evasive Backflip has a knack for creating music that feels awkward without trying to be awkward, and manages this without ever completely abandoning all sense of melody. Their latest single, with its appropriately oddly clumsy title, takes a proggy, math framework and tilts it with a bit of punk sentiment and spastic oddities. Over its five minute run, 'Orange You Glad to See Orange You?' feels everything from urgent to lackadaisical, from sporadic to calculated."
-Local Loop Chicago




Fri. Nov. 14 - 10:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
BEAK - listen
Beak's adept combination of blistering heaviness and melodic prog-rock sits within the traditions of Chicago's post metal landscape – at the same time fitting as well with the likes of Neurosis, Godflesh, Isis, and Killing Joke. Even before an official release, Beak has provided direct support for Killing Joke, as well as sharing the stage with Pentagram, Anvil, Weedeater, Mouth of the Architect, and more.
FAMILY - listen
A new leader of the Brooklyn pack, FAMILY combines lush classic rock flavor with modern progressive heaviness on its astonishing debut album, Portrait. The balance Family strikes is one perfected by few bands. To bring the finesse, the hooks, the grooves of a classic rock sense of musicality into the modern day metal underground is a fine line indeed, a delicate tension that is rarely achieved.
ARRIVER
Formed in summer 2004 in Chicago, IL by Dam MacAdam, Bill Murphy, Rob Sullivan, and Dan Sullivan, ARRIVER boasts a formidable rock pedigree including the Butchershop Quartet, Nad Navillus, Magnolia Electric Company, and Viza Noir. ARRIVER plays to their strengths, seamlessly blending classic and modern strains of rock, metal, and prog into a vicious hybrid of ass-kickery. When a colleague of Rob’s showed him a strange paragraph of text mysteriously conjured overnight by voice recognition software, ARRIVER had their manifesto. By adding only line breaks and punctuation ARRIVER had The Verse of Halon Hong, Sighting the First, from which the mythology of Vanlandingham and Zone was born.




Sat. Nov. 15 - 7:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
THE GOTOBEDS
Finally, Pittsburgh has a band.
MINT MILE (members of Bottomless Pit, Silkworm, Songs: Ohio)
Chicago, IL etc.
THE SUEVES - listen
Starting as a three piece and recently recruiting a new member The Sueves have been playing shows around the city and midwest for over a year. Opening for bands such as The Beets, Rayon Beach, and Billy Hoak these young gentlemen and their groovy rock'n'roll tunes are sure to please the listeners.




Sat. Nov. 15 - 10:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
DOS SANTOS ANTI-BEAT ORQUESTA - listen
Dos Santos: Anti-Beat Orquesta rocks the sounds of pan-Latin American cumbia. Their gritty, grassroots approach captures the “golden age” of streamlined, tight-knit ensembles that shook sweatbox dance floors with raw and fierce energy throughout Latin America in the 1970s—honest dance music with no frills and no fear, anchored by piercing guitars, garage organs, and straight-ahead percussive might.
ESSO AFROJAM FUNKBEAT
¡ESSO! Afrofunk Jambeat brings together some of the city's funkiest live musicians and collaborators. The performance is an international celebration and conversation on cultures within the musical medium hosting musicians, poets and improvisers on Chicago's world music stages.
SONORAMA
Sonorama is a dj collective always digging for obscure vintage Latin grooves to move & intrigue listeners' mind and body thru our dj sets, blog, & events.




Sun. Nov. 16 - 7:00 pm - 18+ -
MICFEST 2014
Part of the citywide MICFEST 2014! Hosted by the indefatigable Marty DeRosa!
WORK IT OUT (COMEDY OPEN MIC)
Weekly rotating hosts, mic will be the host’s call. You may get 3 min, 4 min, or 6. It’s up the host. Sheeeit, you may have to sit and wait for 8. ;) This hot mess coordinated by the original overlord, Monte Lamonte.




Thu. Nov. 20 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
CARBON TIGERS - listen
Carbon Tigers is a band that won't give up. After gaining much attraction on a local level, their van along with their equipment and merchandise was stolen after a show in Chicago. Since then, the band has refined their sound and released a new EP that has gained the attention of NYLON Magazine, Guitar World, Last.FM, AbsolutePunk, BrooklynVegan, and more. 2014 will soon be the biggest year for the band as they play music festivals in Illinois, Wisconsin, Texas, Ohio, and more.
IVY SPOKES - listen
Milwaukee-based indie-pop rockers, Ivy Spokes, bring a sound they like to call “bio-digital” to the world. Formed in 2011 around the talents of Brandon Arndt, Hans Blanc and Phil Cowan, Ivy Spokes gives their audience a hearty portion of pop with a side of rock n' roll.
INDIGO WILD - listen
Sonic landscapes of robust rhythm, cunning guitar riffs, and soaring harmonies – a dynamic display of Midwestern introspection.
GHASTLY MENACE - listen
"The Chicago outfit Ghastly Menace may sound like a dangerous and motley crew, but the name belies the band’s indie-pop slant. Their songs are crunchy, but delicate – lo-fi indie pop with a little bit of a bite in it."
-Eight Forty-Eight on Chicago Public Radio




Fri. Nov. 21 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
WEDDING DRESS - listen
Wedding Dress is a songwriting collaboration between Erin Elders (Maps & Atlases) and Mike Russel (Suns), with the band being rounded out by Suns’ Matt Lemke as well as Bobby Burg (Love of Everything, Joan of Arc). A side-project like Wedding Dress is anything but an afterthought; performed with remarkable restraint and grade A musicianship, their songs mix lonesome old school country, slight nods to R&B song structure, and scholarly indie-rock, with songwriting arcs that play out almost as lungs do: Big, tense breaths in, followed by joyous exhales
DR. MANHATTAN - listen
It’s apparent that the boys in DR. MANHATTAN truly enjoy each other and their music, because the end result is magnificent. Their sound is an alternative/punk, and self-proclaimed Japanese Classic music with very energetic keyboard playing that creates an interesting and appealing sound. Their live shows are outstanding events; the band seems to be just having fun on stage and that really translates for the audiences enjoyment of the performance.
MELKBELLY - listen
Noisy guitar freak-outs alternate with beautifully melodic verses that show off singer Miranda Stokes's sweet and breathy vocal hooks—the back-and-forth between the two vibes is jarring and so frequent it can almost be overwhelming. One of the most exciting new sounds out of Chicago for a while.




Sat. Nov. 22 - 7:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
ALLISTER
Allister was formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1995 under their original name Phineas Gage. In 1999, Drive-Thru Records released the band's full-length CD Dead Ends and Girlfriends with that very line-up. The catchy 28-minute album, which was recorded with a production budget of a mere $700, featured playful yet promising pop punk tunes, along with covers of the Fraggle Rock theme song and the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way". The band recorded their second full-length album Last Stop Suburbia in 2002, showcasing a certain degree of growth in the songwriting of Rogner and Murphy. The album featured several fan-favorites, such as "Radio Player", "Overrated", and "Somewhere on Fullerton" (an ode to the legendary Chicago punk venue, Fireside Bowl). In 2004, Allister toured the world (including Europe and Japan) and scored a small guest appearance on the big screen in the film Sleepover, before releasing their third album, Before The Blackout (2005) and they recorded and released their 4th full length album Countdown to Nowhere on Universal Music Japan on 16 July 2010. In 2012, Allister recorded and released their 5th full length album entitled Life Behind Machines, and promoted it’s release with a tour of Japan and their first ever tour of China.
HEY EINSTEIN
4 friends who have all played in separate bands with each other, but not that same band, have joined forces to rock your fucking face off.
WE'VE GOT OURS - listen
4 guys, 1 cup... of Midwestern punk rock, that is! A few decades of punk rock influence can be heard from these Chicago guys. See them now before they get fat.




Tue. Nov. 25 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
NORTH BY NORTH - listen
Influenced by the shadowy, dark pop majesty of Queens of the Stone Age and the downright possessed guitar work of Jack White, North by North have sweated it out in basements and clubs over the last four years, working up to just what their debut album turns out to be: a spastic, yet finely-honed journey to where garage rock, 70's psych and arena anthems meet. Once there, guitarist/vocalist Nate Girard, keyboardist/vocalist Kendra Blank and drummer Dylan Andrews sound completely at home, taking the listener through brave, literate tales of mystery that are painted with frantic guitar, whirring organ and heart-pounding rhythms.
THE SINGLES - listen
THE SINGLES are Vincent Frederick (guitar/lead vocals) and Nicky Veltman (drums/back-up vocals). Hints of garage rock, power pop, glam, blues, and punk all find their way into the music. Both originally from Detroit, the two joined forces in LA in 2012 to restart The Singles—a moniker that Vince had used in the past to release his songs with different incarnations of the band.
MR. MA'AM - listen
Mr. Ma'am was created in the spring of 2013 by drummer/vocalist Frankie Mars Gunner, and guitarist/vocalist Andy Ryan (formerly of The Day Lewis). Blending punk and blues creating a style and genre the two members prefer to call "sex punk."
ROACH BEACH (members of Catfish Haven, Remaindermen, Lord) - listen
Roach Beach is a bastardized homage to the bands they grew up listening too, Naked Raygun, Motorhead, The Descendants, and Judas Priest. For the sake of labeling you could call it stoner punk; fast, thrashy, and explosive but sludgy and dreary when necessary. Oddly, the songs evoke pop sensibility while maintaining a garage ethos rooted in punk and metal.




Thu. Nov. 27 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
KEPI ELECTRIC
Kepi (from Groovie Ghoulies) + Mean Jeans (shredders that know how to party from Portland) play the songs of The Groovie Ghoulies and More!
MEAN JEANS - listen
Three punk rock goofballs who deliver fast, loud, and hooky tunes and revel in the pleasures of pizza, sex, and getting wasted, Mean Jeans have become one of the better-known bands on the Pacific Northwest punk scene for their sloppy but relentless attack, raucous live shows, and fierce commitment to the art of partying.
THE LEMONS
The Lemons are a pretty new band from Chicago. The Lemons all play in other bands but they decided to start a band together because otherwise The Lemons wouldn't exist. The Lemons have songs with names like "Jelly Bean", "Monkey Time", "Chubby Checker" and "Ice Cream Shop". So if you like bands who would have song titles like those, you'll probably like The Lemons.




Sat. Nov. 29 - 7:00 pm - All ages -
DIVIDED HEAVEN - listen




Fri. Dec. 05 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
KILLER MOON - listen
Killer Moon is a twenty first century psychedelic rock band that sounds like Black Sabbath and the Doors have melted into one another. Feels like an out of body experience under the influence of music.
CALLIOPE - listen
“Fans of the Doors and the Animals will get a kick out of Calliope’s self-titled debut album, a rollicking collection of retrofitted psychedelic blues songs…”
DEAD FEATHERS - listen
Ascend yourself into the blanketing incense smoke and celestial grooves that is Dead Feathers. Like the Night sky, this band is noting below a breath of fresh air. With melodic female Vocals and the Fuzz driven riffs you might as well be seeing the fortune teller herself when you see this band live. This band takes hold of you and does not let you go. Dead Feathers has shared the stage with countless Chicago bands and touring bands from all over North America alike. A group heavily influenced by rock bands of the 60's and 70's and the underground Psychedelic bands of today, They are currently in the process of recording their first EP and playing in venues across Chicago.




Sat. Dec. 06 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
YOU. - listen
NYC post-punk outfit YOU. may have a heart that beats for Detroit (vocalist and founding member Trever Millay and synth/drum programmer Brad Taormina both hail from there), but the soul of their music stretches far beyond the Midwest. Sunchaser is their third record, and first for Dais, and also their first to feature their expanded lineup of guitarist Scott Kiernan and bassist Lee Lichtsinn.
GAMMA WORLD
Gamma World are a sci-fi-punk band from Columbus, OH.
POPULATION (members of No Slogan & Ultratumbados) - listen
Emerging as a new direction from key members of Chicago’s Pilsen hardcore scene, comes the starkly contrasted Population, seeping out of the darkness with a pummeling morosity, frantic Factory Records hooks, and the grim misery of drowning while dreaming. What comes out is an impeccable specimen of jarring post punk force, met with melodic flourishes and kept in time with a furious rhythm pulling you deeper into their irresistible web. Just as how Christian Death uniquely emerged from shards of the California hardcore community over 30 years ago, this tightly-wound unit delves deep into the early 80s underworld, artfully intertwining tenebrous synth lines with desolate bass runs to form a monolithic, impenetrable coldness that always hits the spot, even in the dead of winter.
NEW CANYONS - listen
New Canyons are a duo Electronic/Shoegaze band based out of Chicago, IL. Teetering on genres of Shoegaze, Dreampop, Electronic, Ambient, & Noise.




Sun. Dec. 07 - 7:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
WEEKEND NACHOS - listen
Weekend Nachos is all about their catchiness, their awesome groove parts, and their harsh vocals. There's no arguing with their unique blend of powerviolence, grindcore, and hardcore.
CLOUD RAT
Three-piece grindcore ensemble from Michigan. Anti-oppression, anti-discrimination, pro-vegan.
DISROTTED - listen
Members of Sick/Tired and Hate and Harpoon... funeral doom.
INVERTED (member of Sick/Tired)
XABRUPTX
XAbruptX is Elisa shredding riffs and Robert pounding blast beats. Two homies playing FAST music.




Sat. Dec. 13 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
4th Annual Noise For Toys: A Benefit For Chicagoland Toys For Tots
BLANE FONDA - listen
"Wetzel's elastic voice, an instrument capable of inhabiting moody, introspective passages and soaring, stadium-ready choruses, proved a natural fit for Blane Fonda's new, swaggering style." -Chicago Tribune
THE NOISE FM - listen
Formed in 2005 by brothers Alex and Austin Ward, The Noise FM's music has earned favorable comparisons to the melodic, beat-driven alt-rock of Muse, The Killers, and Bloc Party.
BRING YOUR RAY GUN - listen
Bring Your Ray Gun are a dance-rock band from Chicago featuring Josh Lambert (vocals, keys), Will Wood (guitar), Heather Perry (vocals, bass), and Carlos Zapata (drums). Their electro-rock hooks and energetic live show got Windy City Rock to write, "You get the feeling [the band would] almost rather be dancing in the crowd than making the music. Almost." With a debut EP Pleasure Moments set for a fall release and recent shows with Walk the Moon and Stepdad, BYRG "seem poised for a remarkable future" (WCR).




Fri. Dec. 19 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
GHASTLY MENACE - listen
"The Chicago outfit Ghastly Menace may sound like a dangerous and motley crew, but the name belies the band’s indie-pop slant. Their songs are crunchy, but delicate – lo-fi indie pop with a little bit of a bite in it."
-Eight Forty-Eight on Chicago Public Radio
INSPECTOR OWL - listen
"Bursting with dancey rhythms, hooky keyboards and epic, soaring choruses...Inspector Owl seem poised on the brink of something huge" -Northern Star
BRONTOSAURUS - listen
There might not be a duo these days - in Chicago or elsewhere - making as big of a noise as Brontosaurus. The pair of Nicholas Kelley and Nicholas Papaleo formed Brontosaurus as an outlet for their often pretty, often eerie powerful pop constructions. Drawing inspiration from a variety of sources as well as their varied musical upbringing (classical/indie rock/metal/prog), Brontosaurus performs their songs using all 8 limbs, often at the same time, as well as intertwining their distinct voices to create a unique and and entertaining live experience. Brontosaurus' debut LP, Cold Comes To Claim, released in 2011 on the revered Chicago label Plus Tape owes as much to the sound and feel of Tin Pan Alley as it does to the Pacific Northwest of the late nineties. Cold Comes To Claim runs the gamut - from sweeping grandeur to math-induced freak-outs. The duo has been touring throughout the U.S. in support of Cold Comes To Claim and has shared the stage with Maps & Atlases, Speedy Ortiz, Des Ark, Maserati, and Owen to name a few.




Sat. Dec. 20 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
KANGAROO - listen
Kangaroo play noisy-garagey-indie-rock-pop... or something like that.
COUGAR ISLAND - listen
There's an island in Chicago... one littered with crushed beer cans and the smell of something dangerously familiar... from the smoke-covered beach, the jangle of a lost surf guitar can be heard reverberating along with deep, dark bass riffs, primitive drumming, and echoing harmonies... some say the sounds may have originated long ago in an abandoned garage, others say they have heard it more recently, coming from the cracked window of a fuzzy basement... but they all agree, it came from COUGAR ISLAND.
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.
USINGER MEN
"We hail from the city of Chicago. This newly formed trio will find a place in your heart with our looks, and even our music."




 
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