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


Sun. Aug. 25
RICHARD ALBUM
CARYATIDS
SORESPOT
MOBILE SUIT
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Mon. Aug. 26
THE WELL TEMPERED
SPACE DRAMA
DUST BUNNIES
LAUNDRY SAUCE
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Tue. Aug. 27
ERASERHEAD
MEAT JELLY
ROTTWEILER
THE TERMS
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Tue. Aug. 27
SPIRIT TRAP
POLISH GIFTS
21+ / Crown Liquors - 8PM

Wed. Aug. 28
SOLOR
SOUNDS AND SOMA
LAVISHER
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Thu. Aug. 29
TYPESETTER
SIGNALS MIDWEST
RUST RING
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Fri. Aug. 30
NEW CANYONS
BLUSHING
LIGHTFOILS
ASTROBRITE
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Sun. Sep. 01
TWO GUITARS AND A TUBA
LISA WOODLAND
21+ / Crown Liquors - 8PM

Sun. Sep. 01
CHINAROSE
A/B
BAILEY MINZENBERGER
THE JUST LUCKIES
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM



RICHARD ALBUM

Sun. Aug. 25 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
RICHARD ALBUM - listen
Richard Album is a Chicago-based rocker.
CARYATIDS
Caryatids is a new band from Madison, WI, featuring members of locally known groups like Coordinated Suicides, Carbon Bangle and Hex House. Their music is a stylistically distinctive mix of heavily atmospheric, coldly edgy postpunk, psychedelic drone and effects-soaked noise, with covertly catchy and melodic songwriting that has drawn comparisons to late 70's acid punk and late '80's alternative. Their hazy, trancelike, emotional live shows began in March 2019 and have already drawn a passionate local following. Currently, the group is preparing to record their debut release and perform outside of their hometown more often.
SORESPOT - listen
Four piece band from Chicago. Harsh, heavy, distorted pop combined with melodic subtle vocal melodies that will be sure to have your head bobbing. Hope you like guitar feedback...
MOBILE SUIT
Christopher Arthur Misch-Bloxdorf leads a trio and explores groove based sound caverns.






THE WELL TEMPERED

Mon. Aug. 26 - 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.
SPACE DRAMA - listen
Space Drama is a Chicago instrumental, experimental rock composition. They set out to score life like a film.
DUST BUNNIES - listen
Chicago's Dust Bunnies play a unique mutt-like breed of folk-pop that effortlessly blends derivative psychedelia and strummy bar music with the kind of stuff that it is so far removed from rock music that it reminds me exactly why I hate the blanket term “indie” in the first place. - KZSU Stanford Radio
LAUNDRY SAUCE
A three piece of dreamy, melodic shoegaze.






ERASERHEAD

Tue. Aug. 27 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
ERASERHEAD - listen
A few years ago, four boys with different haircuts and methods of self-expression but similar musical tastes and general outlooks on life found that placing their preferred instruments side by side and producing a big noise was more exciting and interesting than anything else they had thus far done with themselves, and the result was a new band called Eraserhead. In a large, unfinished basement in Aurora, Illinois Eraserhead set to work on developing their sound. What they came up with is hard to pin down, as cacophonous punk rock coalesced with the lilting melodies and harmonies of folk and pop, and blues walked on arm in arm with metal while grunge looked on smiling. After writing many songs and rehearsing them at a higher volume than was likely necessary, Alex Rosales (drums), Eric Renner (bass), Eddy Bartolotta (guitar), and Ben Rosales (vocals/guitar) decided it was time to engage in public performances where they throw themselves headlong and soul-first into their music in paroxyms of exuberant exposition. At the end of 2016 they released their long-awaited first EP ERASERHEAD, which showcases their sonic diversity through songs as musically multifarious as the infectious "Oh Violet" and the powerful "Drop in the Bucket." With an incredibly energetic live show and a batch of songs that nod reverently to the great hard rock of the past while pursuing surprising new original musical ideas into the future, Eraserhead is a band you do not want to miss.
MEAT JELLY - listen
A unique blend of emo, blues, post-hardcore, and indie rock, Meat Jelly has been touring while not writing and recording, hoping to build some buzz before the debut of the full length album set to release this winter.
ROTTWEILER - listen
Forming in 2017, Rottweiler are a meld of various influences from alternative, metal, hardcore punk rock that smash open the minds of the bored with raw energy in the form of distorted guitars, smashing cymbals, and vocals that imbibe the most innate of emotions.
THE TERMS - listen
The Terms is an accumulation of songs years in the making by multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Marjan Agicic. Drums and bass support an alternative/pop piano/synth sound that’s lyrically rich and melodically driven. Despite forgoing the electric guitar, you'll walk away feeling rocked! The band incorporates synth sounds with a rock piano foundation which is accompanied by energetic live drums and bass. Each song has had time to ferment over the years and the vocalist Marjan really lets it rip every night with his high ranging original style.






SOLOR

Wed. Aug. 28 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
SOLOR - listen
Solor is a grungy alternative trio from Northwest, Indiana.
SOUNDS AND SOMA
Progressive Psych Rock, Lighter than stardust but heavier than a space-travelling Cadillac, with grooves that hit right at hip-level.
LAVISHER - listen
Lavisher is a rock outfit from Chicago whose punishing riffs and time-bending grooves draw comparison to Failure, A Perfect Circle, and Queens of the Stone Age. Their trademark is darkly uplifting songwriting, the work of minimalist poetry and restrained singing by frontman Gavin Cushman III.






TYPESETTER

Thu. Aug. 29 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
TYPESETTER - listen
So many of life’s struggles and successes can be traced back to communication: good, bad, clear, muddled--finding real clarity with others, and yourself, isn’t always as easy as it is essential. Sometimes it can feel like a battle to even know who you are, much less to know others and to help them know you in turn. On their sophomore full-length, Nothing Blues, Chicago’s Typesetter use their distinctly vibrant brand of indie punk to explore that innately human desire for understanding, and how we achieve it. Formed in 2012 by longtime friends, Marc Bannes (vocals, guitar), Alex Palermo (bass, vocals), and Kyle McDonald (guitar, vocals), Typesetter quickly became regulars on the DIY touring circuit and began building a catalog of tuneful, yet gritty songs over multiple EPs and their 2014 debut full-length, Wild’s End. As the band’s lineup evolved, so did their sound, and with the additions of Sarah Bogosh (keyboards, trumpet, vocals) and Matt Gonzalez (drums), a colorful new wash of atmosphere and dynamics began to saturate the band’s anthemic punk. On Nothing Blues, Typesetter dive headfirst into this new territory, with Palermo and Gonzalez providing the driving rhythmic backbone for Bannes and McDonalds’ walls of shimmering reverb and distortion, while Bogosh’s synths add a dreamy flourish rarely heard in tandem with the directness of punk. This eclectic mix of tones and textures--even a bit of trumpet--could be a recipe for sensory overload, but the band deftly makes room for ambitious arrangements while maintaining the unbridled momentum at their core. Typesetter’s sonic growth is a complement to Nothing Blues’ lyrics, which find Bannes’ chronicling a period of his life that compelled him to find crucial new ways of communicating. Throughout his 20’s, he consistently struggled with his mental health, self-medicated for symptoms and denied the situation’s severity because admitting reality felt like a defeat. But as he approached the next decade of his life, Bannes felt pushed to a breaking point, and in desperation finally sought a more constructive path. He was diagnosed with depression and an anxiety disorder, and came to realize this revelation and self-candor wasn’t a defeat at all, but instead a step in the right direction towards drastically renegotiating his interpersonal relationships and internal dialogue into something healthier and happier. Nothing Blues is a document of this process: “Real Conversations with Imaginary Friends” finds Bannes tackling the paranoia of not being able to trust his own perceptions; companion tracks “Monogamy I (Gliss Happening)” and “Monogamy II (Bad Actor)” are odes to honest love; and on “Technicolor” (featuring guest vocals from Lydia Loveless), Bannes sings of his struggles with self-actualization.
SIGNALS MIDWEST - listen
"We are a punk/indie/something band from Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Since starting in 2008, we have seen both coasts of the US and most places in between. We will play in your kitchen or anywhere really."
RUST RING
The idea of Rust Ring was not to be just another Midwest math rock band or try to be some kind of math rock super group, but to try and make interesting, complex, and also catchy songs. The music is equally influenced by 90’s indie, slowcore, and emo as well as contemporary punk and Midwest DIY music to create a sound that is Rust Ring.






NEW CANYONS

Fri. Aug. 30 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
With DJ Philly Peroxide!
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.
BLUSHING - listen
Comprised of two husband and wife teams, Blushing is an Austin TX based dream pop / shoegaze quartet that originated in the summer of 2015 after Michelle Soto (guitar, vocals) shared her songs with long-time friend and classically trained vocalist Christina Carmona (vocals, bass). Picking up the bass, Carmona helped to fully flesh out tracks and the two incorporated their spouses Jake Soto (drums) and Noe Carmona (guitar). Their debut EP "Tether" was self-released in 2017, followed by their EP "Weak" on Austin Town Hall Records in January of 2018. Gaining infectious momentum, Blushing have since been asked to play official SXSW showcases in 2018 and 2019, Athens Pop Fest and have shared stages with the likes of La Luz, Snail Mail, Sunflower Bean, BRONCHO and many more.
LIGHTFOILS - listen
Lightfoils, a Chicago-based shoegaze/dream-pop band, was formed in 2010 with guitarists Neil Yodnane and Zeeshan Abbasi, bassist Cory Osborne, singer Jane Zabeth Nicholson, and drummer John Rungger after many years of being in various musical projects together. While decidedly shoegaze, the band subtly stretches the auditory boundaries of what the term embodies, honing in on a cosmopolitan and ethereal sound.
ASTROBRITE - listen
The Chicago-based shoegaze band, Astrobrite, was founded by Scott Cortez. The band incorporates pop-melodies and ethereal vocals over a jet engine roar of sound. Their latest album was the full-length Deluxer released by Vinyl Junkie (Tokyo) in 2015. Current members include Sophie Leigh and Sarah Sterling. The group recently toured Japan. They are working on new music.






CHINAROSE

Sun. Sep. 01 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
CHINAROSE - listen
ChinaRose is a midwest musical collective interested with expressing our dirty suburban youth and sharing the music that oozes out of our scattered brains.
A/B - listen
A/B is a five-piece 'diet-indie-dance-punk' rock band based in Brooklyn, NY and Chicago, IL. Drawing influence from artists such as the Arctic Monkeys, St. Vincent, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and My Chemical Romance, A/B brings a nostalgic, yet modern flair to the current indie/alt scene.
A/B has released released their debut EP 'GEMINI' on April 20th, 2018 and most recently released their brand new single titled 'Miss' this past Spring. Whether they are playing their hometown or branching out to new cities like Chicago, A/B brings a non-stop high energy performance to their audience, and ensures the audience is equal parts enraptured and involved in their performance.
BAILEY MINZENBERGER - listen
Bailey Minzenberger is sad indie rock with a heart of gold.
THE JUST LUCKIES - listen
Indie snowflake rock.






DEN

Wed. Sep. 04 - 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.
WOUNDVAC - listen
Woundvac is a 4-piece hardcore/grind band formed in 2014 from Phoenix, AZ.
SAINTBREAKER - listen
Formed in the summer of 2013 by guitarist Jacob Williams, SaintBreaker went through multiple line up and sound changes before solidifying the band and releasing their debut album, "Beaten Into Belief," in 2017.
LILAC - listen
Born from the ashes of local sludge-metal/noise-rock freaks Cacaw, guitarist-vocalist Anya Davidson reemerges after a strong hiatus to create the noisy four-piece LILAC. Consisting of Baltimore transplants Chris Day on bass, Conor Stechschulte on guitar (both of defunct doomy noise-psych band Witch Hat) and Kenny Rasmussen of Anatomy of Habit on drums, LILAC aims to deliver noise-rock quicker, punchier and harder than ever before.






SUPER SECRET OVERSEAS BAND

Fri. Sep. 06 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
CHINESE TELEPHONES - listen
Chinese Telephones sound like ripped-sweater, beer-stained early Replacements, the smart, rough pop punk propulsion of Rivethead, and letting it rip in a Milwaukee basement, hoping that you don't knock yourself on the ceiling from jumping around too much. It's great duct-tape, stained shirts, stinky pants, smart DIY punk.
SUPER SECRET OVERSEAS BAND
It's STILL a secret to everybody.
DEVON KAY & THE SOLUTIONS - listen
Devon Kay & The Solutions, a powerful party rock band from the cheese-stuffed hills of the midwest; Devon Kay is ready to force you into a conversation about the limits of the human body and the restrictions of the depressed mind. A super-group of Chicago musicians playing their feelings in a major key, prepare to ponder your very existence as you power through the last sip of your mostly-backwashed Pabst. Prepare for an adrenaline filled, white-knuckle ride into terrifying mind of Devon as he explores what makes him tick, for better or worse. Life isn’t too short. It’s too long.
THE ROLLING STONES - listen
Much like Sherrie Lavine took the photography of Walker Evans and made the imagery her own, I declare the Rolling Stones so ubiquitous that it belongs to everyone. I'm Mick Jagger now and we are After the Rolling Stones.






THE LOCALS

Sat. Sep. 07 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
THE LOCALS - listen
The Locals are an alt-pop, indie-rock trio from Chicago. They have been a part of the Chicago music scene for over a decade. The band has toured extensively in the US and played some dates in the UK. Drawing heavily from influences like The Pixies, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Joy Formidable, the band delivers high energy live performances. The last few years have been marked with personal tragedy for lead singer/songwriter, Yvonne Doll that has taken her out of the music scene. The death of her best friend (killed by a drunk driver) inspires many of the tunes on the new album. Yvonne was also diagnosed with Meniere's Disease, an incurable inner ear disorder that has made it difficult to play music. She has fought her way back through tragedy and health issues and is now very excited to return to the stage and deliver this deeply personal music. The new album, Minutes, Seconds, Degrees chronicles the depths of the human experience, deep sadness, overwhelming love, fear and triumph.
DOOMERANG - listen
Doomerang is an electronic rock band from Chicago, IL composed of members Daniel Robbins (vocals, guitar), Katie Kadan (synth, vocals), Katrina Zemrak (bass), and Kirby Baumann (drums). For the past 5 years, singer-songwriter Daniel Robbins has been writing, recording and playing music in Chicago, both as a solo act and with bands, in addition to recording, producing and collaborating with other local artists. Doomerang began in January 2016 as a recording project for Robbins and over the first months of 2016, the songs that would comprise Doomerang's debut album were written, recording began, and the realization that these songs needed to be played live set in.
From personal, moving songwriting, to teaching music lessons, to passionate live performance, music is native Chicagoan Katie Kadan's life. And as a constant collaborator with Robbins (both on the stage and in the studio), with one of the best voices in Chicago, Katie joining Doomerang seemed to be a given, and so she did in June 2016.
Katrina Zemrak, originally from Winslow, Maine, has been playing the bass for over 10 years in varying genres, including rock, musicals, jazz, and classical. But Katrina's passion for music extends beyond the bass and for the past 5 years she has been focusing on creating music for film and other forms of media and is currently studying at Columbia College. One serendipitous shared cab ride and a few text messages later and Doomerang had a bass player.
The last piece of the puzzle was Doomerang drummer, Kirby Baumann. Originally from Texas, Kirby is a visual artist, chef and self-taught drummer who has gone from beginning to drum at the age of 5 to opening for The Roots in 2009. Kirby's style and influence ranges from rock and roll, to blues, to hip-hop and after answering a Craigslist add in July 2016, Doomerang was complete.
THE BABY MAGIC - listen
Some artists grab your attention immediately, but fail to hold it very long. Others dig into your subconscious, until you can't get that tune out of your head. When a rare band hits you right off the first note and stays in your head long after the record stopped spinning or the house lights come on, you know you've found some magic. And if you're one of those artists that can conjure up that magic, you may as well put it in your name. There you have Chicago's The Baby Magic. A trio of hyperactive yet hyper-articulate musicians bangin' out the sexiest new-wave/no-wave jams you've ever heard, The Baby Magic enthralls the listener on their newest record "Rent a Place in Hell" as well as previous effort "Whoopsy Daisy." Their songs conjure up the best moments of Beat Happening, Talking Heads, and newer groups like Death From Above 1979 without sounding redundant of anything that's come before. Rather, they're a harbinger for a new, enlightened, and - goddamnit - fun time. But if you want the full 'Magic experience, find them in the sweatiest, sleaziest, skankiest bar you know and get set to release your inhibitions and find that part of you that your assistant principal warned you would end up on your permanent record.
DEEP FAKE
Deep Fake is an indie rock band hailing from Chicago, Illinois. Bandmates Kate Walsh (Guitar/vox), Kaaren Fehsenfeld (Drums), Crispin Torres (Bass/vox) joined forces in 2017 to explore a back catalog of previously unrecorded songs written by both Torres and Walsh. As artists and activists, the trio were inspired by the alarming changing political landscape of 2016 and their own personal life changes. They retreated to a lake cottage in Western Michigan, and began writing. Their first studio recording and forthcoming EP, "Underneath" is due out in the fall of 2019. With riotgrrl upbringing and queercore influences, Deep Fake blends melodic feminist punk with a no wave drive. With interchangeable vocals and rotating lead guitars, Deep Fake crafts melody into rage, while still able to find moments of levity.






HABITATS

Sun. Sep. 08 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
HABITATS - listen
We are Habitats. We're here to play music about nostalgia and being young and full of hope. Just 5 friends coming together to make music.
HEAVY SLEEPER - listen
"The songs on Alive and Well roll in like a heavy fog; thick and impenetrable. Each track surrounds you and makes it impossible to see or hear anything else, only allowing you to wander further into the atmosphere that Heavy Sleeper has created. Songs like “Empty Handed” and “Night Swim” best embody this idea; each dense and elaborate in their own right. They exist at opposite ends of the record and are responsible for creating that feeling of longing and unease that permeates throughout the whole of the record. 'Empty Handed' starts things off with a chilling riff that is bound to send shivers down your spine as it leads you into the first lyric on the record; a drawn-out and haunting delivery of “Won’t you shed some light/on my darker side” that kicks Alive and Well off in the right vein. “Night Swim” starts off strong and ends the record in a like the dizzy final throws of a codeine trip; you’re left feeling spun and unsure of everything except the fact that you’re ready for round two of this ride." - Joel Funk, Substream Magazine
MUTED COLOR - listen
Muted Color is a live music act from the suburbs of Chicago, IL, that plays a high-energy fusion of indie, shoegaze, and post-punk. They recently released their Pastel EP on all streaming platforms in June 2019.
ALIVE/ALONE - listen
A Four-piece alternative/post-hardcore outfit from Chicago, Illinois.






BRASS CALF

Mon. Sep. 09 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
BRASS CALF - listen
Formed in late 2017, BRASS CALF are a four-piece rock band comprised of longtime friends Nick Lovelace, Alex Lovelace, Weston Engelstad and Scott Myers. They have just completed their debut EP, 'Delphi,' which was recorded over one weekend in a peculiar Indiana farmhouse. Set for a release in summer 2019, 'Delphi' makes use of driving post-punk rhythms, atmospheric textures and often combines irregular grooves with straightforward, pop inspired melodies.
MUTE SWAN - listen
Hailing from Tucson, AZ, Mute Swan's music blends the sounds of early 90's shoegaze with modern psych rock and dream pop. With an emphasis on guitar effects, as well as vocal hooks and off-kilter rhythms, the songs are reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins and Stereolab. The debut Feel How It Sees EP was released in 2015, followed by the Ultraviolet EP in 2016. The first full length is due later this year.
SILVER LIZ - listen
Based in Chicago, Silver Liz is the brand new bedroom pop project of Carrie Wagner and Matt Wagner. In anticipation of their debut full length to be released in early 2017, they have just released their first single "Float" sided with "Talk to You Soon." Reflecting two distinct personalities behind the creation of the music, both songs are characterized by a thick texture of electric guitar with calm vocal melodies gliding above. The influence of 90's noise rock and shoegaze is undoubtedly present in the base of their sound. However, while shoegaze is known for the lyrics taking a backseat to the sound, the lyrics and songwriting in these two songs is front and center with plenty of hooks. Too Much Love Magazine has described "Float" as "the sweetness of Best Coast’s vocals with Sonic Youth’s distortion and fury. A 90’s shoegaze inspired track with a modern west coast twist.






PINK TURNS BLUE

Thu. Sep. 12 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
PINK TURNS BLUE
Pink Turns Blue is a German Post Punk band founded in Cologne in 1985 which proves popular in the dark wave scene since the late eighties.
LA URSS - listen
Grupo punk Andaluz formado en 2006.
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.






POP PUNK PIZZA PARTY V

Sat. Sep. 14 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Soothsayer Hot Sauce & mPshows.com presents!
POP PUNK PIZZA PARTY V
WELCOME TO POP PUNK PIZZA PARTY V!

For the 5th straight year, we are hosting THE diy after party of Riot Fest weekend. It is also the celebration of our 5th year in business, so we wanted to do something extra special. Presenting the first ever QUADRUPLE SECRET BAND AFTERSHOW. You know that we work to bring you the best local/national bands for our Pizza Party’s…so trust us when we say it’s going to be a BANGER. All 4 bands are either playing Riot, The Fest, or both. There will also be a secret guest MC who you’ll remember from pizza parties past/the million bands they’re in.

We’ll be hosting with our partners in crime MP Shows at the last of the Logan Square dive venues, The Burlington, taking it back to our roots at Quenchers (#RIP). This is a super small venue, so don’t sleep on tickets. Once they’re out, they’re out.

As a special thank you for all of your support the last 5 years, we’ll be giving a TSA safe (for all you out of town folks) bottle of our Pop Punk Pizza Party hot sauce THAT TASTES LIKE PIZZA IN A BOTTLE! Full size will be available for purchase as well.

Pizza sponsor for this year will be announced as we approach the party, but be sure to follow the Facebook event for updates! We’re committed to finding a partner with vegan options available for all of our veg/vegan friends.

Go to www.soothsayerhotsauce.com and you’ll find the ticket in our webstore. This puts your name on the list for entry to the party. Buy one, get one entry. Buy 5, get 5 spots on the list. Name transfers will be done on a very limited basis by emailing soothsayerhotsauce@gmail.com by September 12th. You can also preorder sauces for pick up at the show by placing an order using the discount code PPPPV. Please note, if you do not pick up at the show you must contact us/pay for any extra shipping costs.






SNOOZE

Sun. Sep. 15 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
SNOOZE - listen
Snooze is a happy, heavy mathrock band from the Chicago burbs.
YOUNG ANIMALS - listen
A dad-hat wearing quintet from St. Louis, MO that fuses both Math Rock and Midwest Emo, and mixes in influences from bands such as Delta Sleep, Tiny Moving Parts, and American Football. Their shows are high energy and keep listeners on their toes through shifts in rhythm throughout.
ENDOLPHINS - listen
Endolphins is a two-piece experimental rock band from Chicago. Incorporating electronic elements like triggered samples and synthesizers into a classic guitar/drums duo, Endolphins takes influence from americana, math-rock, and hip hop to create a full and varied sound that's filled out with harmonizing and trading dual vocals.
CITRUS MOON
Instrumental Math Rock Band from Chicago, Illinois.






DREADWOLF

Mon. Sep. 16 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
DREADWOLF - listen
Dreadwolf is a Pop Punk Undertoned Trio from Chicago, IL. Founded by Anthony Fograse and Chris Defibaugh in 2014. Kevin Clark joined up in 2017 and have been going strong ever since. Dreadwolf is currently recording an EP with Dan Tinkler at Million Yen Studios. Projected release date will be before the New Year 2019.
TURN N FIRE - listen
Chicago based punk trio.
ANDREW PALMER - listen
I'm a stoned little kid screaming out apologies until the right people hear them at the right time.






STERLING HAYES

Fri. Sep. 20 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
STERLING HAYES - listen
SaveMoney's own Sterling Hayes says it best himself, "I'm an advocate for everyone to have an outlet of self expression." Sterling's music is nothing shy of a reflection. The combination of 808s and psychedelic instrumental breaks mixed with drug-laced lyrics resonate so deeply that the listener feels like they've taken the same pills as Sterling himself. Coming off his most recent drop, Hearsay, Hayes is ramping up to make some major waves in the Chicago scene. The Hyde Park native has been releasing music with the SaveMoney crew (Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Towkio, and more) for five years and then some, and shows no signs of slowing down.
THE ABLEIST - listen
Chicago’s the Ableist plays punk that resides on the dismal side of hardcore. In addition to discussing political and social issues, their willingness to tackle subjects such as depression, addiction, abuse, and disability, works to their advantage, creating an honest approach to a genre often confining. The Ableist is currently recording their debut LP.
SAINT RIPLEY - listen
Saint Ripley is a different breed of rapper. Growing up with punk rock roots, his life experiences and world views are almost other-worldly in comparison to his peers in the hip-hop scene. As a political science major, he is extremely driven by his passion for equality and desire to reform the America, its government, politicians, but most importantly – your perspective. As an artist, Saint Ripley is more auteur than rapper. Thoughts & Prayers, Saint Ripley’s debut record, arrives just in time for the revolution. As unchecked wars, dictators, greed, racism, hate and violence rule the world, there must be someone who has the courage to fight. Someone must be willing to sacrifice everything.
UNDERWIRE - listen
We're a dynamic all-girl punk band from Chicago IL. Our songs center on interpersonal relationships, feminism, and the world around us.






OAKMEN

Sat. Sep. 21 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
OAKMEN - listen
Oakmen fuse melodic, narrative-driven lyrics with a pedal-heavy, catchy lead guitar and a booming, talented rhythm section. With grooves that evoke War on Drugs, doses of Radiohead angst and some alt-country twang, Oakmen play loud, self-deprecating music, rich with imagery and soul, that shakes the dust off the ceiling and gets people moving.
GORILLA SOCIAL - listen
5 piece indie/rock band from Chicago, IL.
SLOW HASTE - listen
Slow Haste is the indie-folk-electronic project of Daniel Juergens. Grown in Portland, ME. Based in Chicago, IL.






BADWATER SOUND

Sun. Sep. 22 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
BADWATER SOUND - listen
Badwater Sound is a Chicago based Americana Rock'n'Roll, Midwest Punk'n'Soul duo for screaming coyotes, misfits, givers, takers, leaners and shakers. Best results when used for dancing, deliberating, fornicating, and/or burning things down.
BOB FLEMING & THE CAMBRIA IRON CO. - listen
Gritty american rock and roll, with a distinct focus on songwriting. Born of the Songwriting of folk singer Bob Fleming, and fueled by the guitar work of Hunter Good, the harmonies of Dawn Williams, and the driving rhythm of Brandon Betts, Ryan Southwell, and Ben Bourne. The Cambria Iron Co. Is set to release their first full length record, on Vinyl, Cd, and Digital, September 13th, through Bye Fi records. The grinding road, worn down by Bob and Dawn as a duo over the last three years, playing over 150 shows a year, through 42 states, will be hit just as hard with the Cambria Iron Co. in support of their freshman relase.
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.
WILL BENNETT & THE TELLS - listen
Chicago’s Will Bennett & The Tells conjure a delicious mix of supercharged country and toe-tapping rock & roll. Their confident new LP All Your Favorite Songs captures the spirit of the band’s raucous live shows.






THE BREATHING LIGHT

Thu. Sep. 26 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
THE BREATHING LIGHT - listen
The Breathing Light formed in Huntsville, Alabama around 2008. They relocated to Chicago in 2012. Their sound is a mixture of Punk and Post-punk.
PROPER. - listen
An Afropunk band from Brooklyn, NY for fans of Say Anything, Kanye West, and Modern Baseball.
MINT GREEN - listen
"Mint Green makes music that feels like the first signs of spring—teeming with life, but still vulnerable and fresh. It's hard to talk about Mint Green without mentioning Paramore's Hayley Williams. As with her peers Soccer Mommy and Julien Baker, Williams' lyrical and musical influence on the next generation of songwriters cannot be overstated. Summery indie rock vibes permeate the pop-punk framework in which Mint Green operates. By packaging themes of late adolescence in a genre targeted towards young teenagers, Mint Green are more effective than most at capturing the tensions and frustrations inherent in early adulthood. As sunshine and warm weather slowly arrive in Boston, there's no better time to listen to the local quartet." — Mikey Enwright, Sound of Boston
J. DOUGLASS (of Turnspit)
Sometimes solo. Sometimes with a band. Always queer emo indie country hipster bullshit.




Fri. Oct. 04 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
BARREN HEIR - listen
Chicago's Barren Heir emerged in 2015 with their debut album Tired Turns. They holster heaviness, ambiance and sludginess to provide a unique post-metal experience.
THIEVES - listen
Thieves play pulverizing dark hardcore.
L.M.I. - listen
L.M.I. stands for Lazy Middle-Class Intellectuals. They are from Lansdale, PA and started playing out in early 2010. Mixing a variety of influences within their sound, L.M.I. infuse stoner, punk and hardcore into fast paced riffs, resulting in a noise that packs an almighty punch.
CORONARY - listen
Coronary is a four piece hardcore/punk band from Chicago, Illinois. No frills and fast as fuck! Lyrically touching on political and social topics, they pull musical inspiration from across the spectrum. Coronary is a speed junkies wet dream made by Brian (guitar/vocals) Andy (bass), Eric (drums) and Ryan (vocals).




Tue. Oct. 08 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
DAYMAKER
Daymaker is a punk project, providing songs that are powerful, infectious, and emotionally moving. Singer Erin Delaney’s voice is an emotional whirlwind that never loses its innate sense of melody as it rises from sweet and charming at its base, to an uncompromising existential tornado at its summit. Egon Schiele’s guitar playing bubbles and evolves like an organism in flux, and often times, acts as a second voice to Delaney’s emotional turbulence. Drummer Dina Moore's swinging rhythms and bassist Eric Newmiller's musical command are the backbone of the group, providing the aesthetic space for emotional chaos to ensue in its most powerful forms.
THE MOBROS - listen
"Kelly and Patrick Morris, collectively known as the Mobros, introduce listeners to "Carrie Anne", a complex character who occupies multilayered song filled with soulful lyrics, unexpected melodic turns and an unforgettable atmosphere. With gutsy guitars and big, booming drums, the track carries an uncommon rawness that translates to musical and emotional honesty." - PopMatters
POST CHILD - listen
"Post Child writes perfect pop gems that throb with massive hooks, interesting textures, and superglue-sticky melodies.” -Chicago Reader
BUR - listen
Hailing from the Chicago suburbs, you can hear the sound of BUR far beyond city limits and state lines. Burying slacker-rock vocals deep in a murk of wailing guitars and distorted fuzz, this noisy quad will leave your ears ringing and bones shaking.




Tue. Oct. 15 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
SNOOZE - listen
Snooze is a happy, heavy mathrock band from the Chicago burbs.
STANDBY - listen
Spooky indie / gritty prog from Danbury, CT.
THE MOST - listen
The most is an eclectic math rock band from Southington, Connecticut. Their sporadic style utilizes genre blending changes and innovative grooves to take listeners on a melodic journey. Their goal is to bring orchestration and technicality back to rock and roll in a new and refreshing way, while keeping in touch with the rawness of unbridled passion that lives at the heart of their punk rock roots.
OPTIONS - listen
Options is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Seth Engel, who has found it impossible to stop writing music. He's released several albums with varying sonic approaches, and sometimes plays shows with a band.




Sat. Oct. 19 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
NEVER BETTER - listen
Never Better is an alternative/punk/rock band from the suburbs of Chicago, IL. Comprised of Michael Balzano (vox/bass), Ryan Erdmann (guitar/vox) Brian Paglia (guitar/vox) and Sabrina Cordero (drums), the four-piece act brings together their collective music experience to provide their high-energy show, drawing influence from bands like Sum 41, Bayside, Brand New and Alkaline Trio.
LUXORA - listen
Formed in 2015, Luxora is a four piece band out of St.Louis Missouri blending high energy rock with engaging melodies. While drawing influence from pop punk, metal and post hardcore Luxora tries first and foremost to write catchy, memorable music for fans of all these genres and more. Cutting their teeth in the local scene, Luxora opened for national acts such as I the Mighty, Thank You Scientist, and Hail the Sun. After releasing their debut professional EP in December 2018 the band Continued to cement themselves in St.Louis, while also booking shows in nearby markets such as Lawrence, KS and Columbia, MO. In 2020 Luxora plans to release their follow up EP, and continue to push past what they have done before both professionally and musically.
CONMAN ECONOMY - listen
A passion to be a beacon in a world that embraces darkness and negativity is what pushes Conman Economy to create art that will both inspire and initiate a change in those who partake in it. The Missouri-based quintet combines honest, no-holds-barred lyrics with catchy riffs to create an experience that will no-doubt leave an impression on those that hear their songs or see their show. After releasing their debut EP, Reach, the band spent time touring across the United States and sharing the stage with such names as State Champs, We Came As Romans, and Famous Last Words. Channeling influences such as Anberlin, Story of the Year, and Taking Back Sunday, the band embarked on a West-coast tour in support of their highly anticipated follow-up, Silent Eyes, and continue to build on the momentum that their fan-base has awarded them.
THE STUDS - listen
What do existential dread, rock n' roll, and video games have in common? Pizza. The Studs are based out of Chicago and ready to party. Their "totally not oxymoronic" debut LP "Don't Suck" dropped in 2011, followed by the prophetic "Fall Of The Studs" EP in 2013. Fast forward through the ether and you'll find the hyperdrive LP "Red Planet Rock" released in 2018. Babyproof the room... The Studs are coming.




Thu. Oct. 24 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
THE BROKEDOWNS - listen
Los Crudos meets Pavement
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.
THE RAGING NATHANS - listen
Throw your old shoes out before you have to walk to the store to buy a new pair and be hopeless with a smile.
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.




Sun. Oct. 27 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
THE BLIND STAGGERS - listen
The Blind Staggers play the kind music that rattles around your brain at 4am after a long, lonely night at the bar. In other words: THEY PLAY A MIXTURE OF COUNTRY AND PUNK ROCK. (Zing. Bet you wonder how we got all up in your head, SUCKA? It was easy. We are exactly like you in every way.)
BRADLEY PALERMO - listen
Before setting out on his solo folk career, Bradley Palermo spent 15 years fronting the bands The Sudden Passion and Femme Fatality. He grew up in St. Louis, MO playing in local indie bands. All the while he was developing an affinity for the alt-country bands that were emerging from the region at the time. Palermo draws inspiration from Americana acts like Son Volt and The Bottle Rockets, and folk-punk troubadours such as Chuck Ragan and David Dondero (both of which he’s now shared the stage with). His songs are often autobiographical, turning themes of the open road, free living, and facing mortality. Palermo’s first full length, “Volume 1” (out 4/19/19) is a reworked and remastered collection of previously released singles. The record is a result of a successful crowdfunding campaign late last year, and is available on digital/vinyl/CD formats. He is currently based in Los Angeles, CA and touring internationally.
PAIGE BELLER - listen
Very few musicians can deliver songs that are emotionally vulnerable and simultaneously epic. Very few activists can help organize massive events like Ladyfest Dayton but also find time to tour and juggle multiple bands. Very few people can radiate boundless creativity and power, while still maintaining their inherently friendly, humble nature. Paige Beller captures all of these qualities and more in her songwriting, live performances, and attitude. Deeply rooted in Dayton, OH’s eclectic music scene for well over a decade, she returns with her newest solo EP, Paige Beller…Space Cadet. Like the five of her other major releases, these songs sting you straight in the heart and rock your soul. Imagine drifting endlessly through outer space, with only a strange concoction of thoughts and feelings to entertain you. The live set is equally dynamic, as Beller deploys everything in her instrumental arsenal; from acoustic and electric guitars, to drum kits, a tiny piano, and of course, her iconic voice.
TYPESETTER - listen
So many of life’s struggles and successes can be traced back to communication: good, bad, clear, muddled--finding real clarity with others, and yourself, isn’t always as easy as it is essential. Sometimes it can feel like a battle to even know who you are, much less to know others and to help them know you in turn. On their sophomore full-length, Nothing Blues, Chicago’s Typesetter use their distinctly vibrant brand of indie punk to explore that innately human desire for understanding, and how we achieve it. Formed in 2012 by longtime friends, Marc Bannes (vocals, guitar), Alex Palermo (bass, vocals), and Kyle McDonald (guitar, vocals), Typesetter quickly became regulars on the DIY touring circuit and began building a catalog of tuneful, yet gritty songs over multiple EPs and their 2014 debut full-length, Wild’s End. As the band’s lineup evolved, so did their sound, and with the additions of Sarah Bogosh (keyboards, trumpet, vocals) and Matt Gonzalez (drums), a colorful new wash of atmosphere and dynamics began to saturate the band’s anthemic punk. On Nothing Blues, Typesetter dive headfirst into this new territory, with Palermo and Gonzalez providing the driving rhythmic backbone for Bannes and McDonalds’ walls of shimmering reverb and distortion, while Bogosh’s synths add a dreamy flourish rarely heard in tandem with the directness of punk. This eclectic mix of tones and textures--even a bit of trumpet--could be a recipe for sensory overload, but the band deftly makes room for ambitious arrangements while maintaining the unbridled momentum at their core. Typesetter’s sonic growth is a complement to Nothing Blues’ lyrics, which find Bannes’ chronicling a period of his life that compelled him to find crucial new ways of communicating. Throughout his 20’s, he consistently struggled with his mental health, self-medicated for symptoms and denied the situation’s severity because admitting reality felt like a defeat. But as he approached the next decade of his life, Bannes felt pushed to a breaking point, and in desperation finally sought a more constructive path. He was diagnosed with depression and an anxiety disorder, and came to realize this revelation and self-candor wasn’t a defeat at all, but instead a step in the right direction towards drastically renegotiating his interpersonal relationships and internal dialogue into something healthier and happier. Nothing Blues is a document of this process: “Real Conversations with Imaginary Friends” finds Bannes tackling the paranoia of not being able to trust his own perceptions; companion tracks “Monogamy I (Gliss Happening)” and “Monogamy II (Bad Actor)” are odes to honest love; and on “Technicolor” (featuring guest vocals from Lydia Loveless), Bannes sings of his struggles with self-actualization.




 
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