Township quick list
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Thu. Apr. 24
ZOO BROTHER
SPIKE & THE SWEET SPOTS
AMERICAN BREAKFAST
JAMES SWANBERG
18+ / Township - 8PM

Fri. Apr. 25
JET W. LEE
THE RUTABEGA
WHALES
LIKE LIKE THE THE THE DEATH
21+ / Township - 8PM

Sat. Apr. 26
THE REPOS
STOIC VIOLENCE
NO
PILLAGE
VIOLENT END
All ages / Township - 7PM

Sat. Apr. 26
THE CHICAGO OUTFIT ROLLER DERBY AFTER-PARTY
21+ / Township - 11PM

Sun. Apr. 27
WORK IT OUT
18+ / Township - 6PM

Sun. Apr. 27
ELEPHANT GUN
SECRET SCIENCE
HOT GARBAGE
CHICKEN HAPPEN
21+ / Township - 8PM

Mon. Apr. 28
BRITTLE BRANCHES
THE HUDSON BRANCH
GLOOM BALLOON
CHRISTOPHER THE CONQUERED
21+ / Township - 8PM

Tue. Apr. 29
TODAYS HITS
AVNER COMMUNITY BAND
MA TURNER
LITTLE MISSILES
21+ / Township - 8PM

Wed. Apr. 30
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
18+ / Township - 7PM

Wed. Apr. 30
DOG BRAIN
THE TITUS VILLAIN
THE NIGHTTIMERS
21+ / Township - 9PM

Thu. May. 01
MOUNT SALEM
COKEGOAT
LAGOON
JAP HERRON
21+ / Township - 8PM



TINY MOVING PARTS

Wed. Apr. 23 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
TINY MOVING PARTS - listen
Minnesota three-piece Tiny Moving Parts blend the emo-noodley musical style a la Dads with the screamed-poetic vocals, like a less thematically dense version of La Dispute. The yelled lines hold a bit of a melody and give urgency that does not let up. The back and forth singing successfully drives home the introspective points, and it's done in a way that convinces you that they are a close bunch, finishing each others' sentences. At its best, the music keeps up with an unrelenting forward momentum.
FRAMEWORKS - listen
Frameworks are a melodic hardcore band from Gainesville, FL. Forming in early 2011, they released their debut EP Every Day Is The Same, in October 2011. They incorporate elements of post-hardcore and screamo/skramz together, promoting their own brand of melody driven hardcore.
GATES - listen
Gates is an ambient/indie rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. The band includes former members of Lydia and Bears & Bright Lights. Their debut EP, The Sun Will Rise and Lead Me Home, was released on January 25th, 2011, and their follow up, You Are All You Have Left to Fear, was released on May 29th, 2012. In March of 2012, they embarked on a United Kingdom tour with Fallacies.
DROUGHTS - listen
All of this is unlikely.






STAND-UP THROW DOWN

Wed. Apr. 23 - 10:30 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
Stand-Up Throw Down is a collective of 6 of Chicago's sharpest comedians, on a mission to push Chicago stand-up comedy to the forefront of the national comedy scene. Committed to bringing the very best to the stage, whether it's one of their own or a booked guest, the team, consisting of Sarah Gallagher, Timmy Brochu, Josh Johnson, Tamara Chambers, Aaron Sutherland and Bobby Hill have thrown their hat in the ring and are ready to rumble!






ZOO BROTHER

Thu. Apr. 24 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
ZOO BROTHER - listen
Zoo Brother is the self proclaimed dream pop/chillwave band and solo project of William Karmis based in Chicago.
SPIKE & THE SWEET SPOTS
AMERICAN BREAKFAST - listen
American Breakfast is a garage/punk band from Logan Square, Chicago. Members are Steve Pigozzi on guitar/vocals, Laure Ellie on guitar vocals, Nick Beaudoin on Bass and Justin Vittori on drums. The band is currently gigging in Chicago and plans to release some tapes this summer!
JAMES SWANBERG (of Todays Hits and The Lemons)
An old fashioned song man of the highest caliber playing jangly rock and roll jams. Sometimes he plays with bands. Sometimes he's at a Bulls game.






JET W. LEE

Fri. Apr. 25 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
JET W. LEE - listen
One of Chicago's most exciting rock bands, Jet W. Lee continues a tradition of original rock that alternates between fast, fiery diatribes and atmospheric short stories. The band formed in Chicago in 2009 and since then they've brought their high-energy performances to 35 states across the country. Jet W. Lee is currently working on their 3rd album, Dream is a Dark Cloud.
THE RUTABEGA - listen
The Rutabega is a two man carp rock band from south bend, Indiana. We put the fun in funeral. Join us.
WHALES - listen
The charge of wind racing through your ears as your body plummets, your spirit rises; Whales is the sound of soaring from atop a colossal skyscraper. The Group crystallizes their sound via mountains of distortion and pop bliss. Even their lush, dream-pop examinations are tempered with solid songwriting and a tight rhythm section that keeps the music from drifting too far into the ether. Serve the song. Noisy Heaven-Rock, circa 2009.
LIKE LIKE THE THE THE DEATH - listen
LIKE LIKE THE THE THE DEATH (LLTTTD) is a post-punk/noise rock band from Milwaukee, WI, USA. They enjoy Canadian beer, Twerk Team videos, writing new themes to old board game commercials, and street daggering.






THE REPOS

Sat. Apr. 26 - 7:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
THE REPOS
The Repos are a Chicago band that plays a vicious style of hardcore inspired by the likes of Septic Death, Infest, early Jerry's Kids, Poison Idea, and of course Youth of Today. Get your wig combed back.
STOIC VIOLENCE
Chaotic and raw hardcore from southern California with vocals that teeter between whining and snarling. Their discography consists of a 2012 demo and a self-titled LP released in January 2013, the latter of which is a split release between Katorga Records and Video Disease Records.
NO (from London)
Following a couple of demo tapes that didn't really do them any favours, London's NO did what most bands should do, namely go back to the practice space and work on writing better songs, not even really playing live in the meantime. After a while, everything finally clicked and they recorded this killer record. Eight tracks of ferocious, desperate hardcore punk played by misfits (some of whom also play in Satellites Of Love, Shitty Limits and Tremors) that sounds rooted in the sounds of early Richmond and Mid-Western American hardcore (comparisons to Die Kruezen, a more rabid White Cross and Mecht Mensch aren't completely invalid), but not stuck completely in the past.
PILLAGE - listen
Members of Los Crudos, Punch In The Face, MK-Ultra, Sick/Tired, Charles Bronson, Herd, and Loser Life.
VIOLENT END
"Violent End is the current darling of the Chicago punk scene: current or ex-members of Raw Nerve, Manipulation, Chronic Seizure, Vile Gash, et. al. If you know anything about those bands you can expect a similar dose of barebones, no-frills hardcore. Angry Andy from Vile Gash delivers his trademark snarl, barking out words of hate (I can't make 'em out but I'm sure the words are as violent as the music). I don't need to say any more; if you like raw American hardcore, you'll like this." - Wizago, Drug Punk






THE CHICAGO OUTFIT ROLLER DERBY AFTER-PARTY

Sat. Apr. 26 - 11:00 pm - 21+ -
THE CHICAGO OUTFIT ROLLER DERBY AFTER-PARTY






WORK IT OUT

Sun. Apr. 27 - 6:00 pm - 18+ -
Hosted by Claire Swanson!
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.






ELEPHANT GUN

Sun. Apr. 27 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
ELEPHANT GUN - listen
Americana-baked, ballroom swagger with a penchant for screaming describes Elephant Gun. Metal-influenced folk pop works too. Country-punk seems a bit of a generalization, but fuck it. World/Inferno Friendship Society meets Aganst Me! for Chicagoland’s hippie punks. They’re an eight-piece rock band with too many influences to name. If Jared invites one more dude or lady into the mix we’ll kick his dick. No. Nevermind. It’s fine. Because as all-over-the-map as they may be, they know how to craft full-on records just as well as they do orchestral basement-rock. For that we are proud of them. Jared may keep his goods safe. For now.
SECRET SCIENCE - listen
"...(Secret Science) is really more of a Frankenstein creation. And I do mean that in a good way. These basement technicians dug up the freshly-buried forms of punk rock, shocked them with a thousand jiggawatts of raw human energy and infused some late ’90s rock sensibilities about how far noise alone can carry an idea. This is post-punk: the don’t-give-a-[flip] recklessness of Skulls (Misfits, 1982) tempered by the compelling pop-logic of My Name is Jonas (Weezer, 1994)." Kevin Whelan, Indie Monday
HOT GARBAGE - listen
Goulet come from DANCE LAND. Beavo come from BEARD WORLD. JOSH DOWNEY DEEED IT.
CHICKEN HAPPEN (members of Dirtybird and Your Mothership)
Chicken Happen is a band that makes it happen! This poly-gendered, multi-racial trio is a blend of punk rock and folk music. You know those mexican lollipops in the shape of a chicken that have the spicy chili powder on it? Well that's kind of what we're like--a little spicy and a little sweet.






BRITTLE BRANCHES

Mon. Apr. 28 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
BRITTLE BRANCHES - listen
Brittle Branches is a Chicago electropop band founded by producer / singer / instrumentalist Rory Cleveland, some call it sleepwave.
THE HUDSON BRANCH - listen
The Hudson Branch always felt different then the music that surrounded them. Coming from the midwest they couldn't help but be drawn to their folk roots, but in the shadow of the city of Chicago they never could quite escape that larger feeling. Akin to the landscape around them, the discovery of instruments, sounds, and floating melodies brought music that they seem to have just stumbled upon.
GLOOM BALLOON
The one guy who is in that other band the Poison Control Center. With that one guy who is Christopher the Conquered. With help from our friends.
CHRISTOPHER THE CONQUERED
Des Moines, Iowa's Christopher the Conquered (Chris Ford) has been sitting behind the keys and saying what he can say since he released his debut album I Guess That's What We're Dying For… in 2007. In 2008, Christopher sat in on drums with The Poison Control Center for a national tour supporting The Apples In Stereo; when they got home, he and Patrick Tape Fleming (of The PCC and Gloom Balloon) went to work on a follow-up album, You're Gonna Glow In The Dark, which found a lot of love, with popdose.com writing "...let it come pouring through your speakers, and you’ll experience one of the most enjoyably off-kilter albums of indie rock you’re likely to find this year…".






TODAYS HITS

Tue. Apr. 29 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
TODAYS HITS - listen
TODAYS HITS started when a young man from Kentucky somehow got the crazy idea that he was going to write and record a new song every single day. And every day without fail, James Swanberg has done just that. Over 1000 days and 1000 songs later, the hits just keep coming every day." (Randy Records) James has got a band now featuring members of Magic Milk and The Sueves and they kick ass!
AVNER COMMUNITY BAND (of Sic Apls, Sun Araw Band III, and more) - listen
BARRETT AVNER (AVNER COMMUNITY BAND) is an American musician/songwriter/producer from Los Angeles and current chief of the Avner Community Band. Eddie Hazel-tip-head-trip-polyester-soul drenched guitar solos , socio-political yet vaguely surreal lyrics, and a "You Can Make It If You Try" perspective, his music is a line tracing of childhood, trauma, platforms, people, and Athabaskan origin with little to no qualm of making an aesthetic misstep. Observational music coming from a confusingly-emotional place. Barrett has played in such groups as Sic Alps, Sun Araw Band III, Nightling and recently did a collaboration with skate rock band The Shrine. Avner will be playing material from his upcoming cassette release "Balcony Falcon" (Brave Captain).
MA TURNER - listen
Guitarist and co-founder of CROSS and Salad Influence as well as multi-instrumentalist and founder of WARMER MILKS, Ma Turner has been making music under various guises and styles since his childhood in the mid 1980's.
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.






STAND-UP THROW DOWN

Wed. Apr. 30 - 7:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
Stand-Up Throw Down is a collective of 6 of Chicago's sharpest comedians, on a mission to push Chicago stand-up comedy to the forefront of the national comedy scene. Committed to bringing the very best to the stage, whether it's one of their own or a booked guest, the team, consisting of Sarah Gallagher, Timmy Brochu, Josh Johnson, Tamara Chambers, Aaron Sutherland and Bobby Hill have thrown their hat in the ring and are ready to rumble!






DOG BRAIN

Wed. Apr. 30 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
DOG BRAIN
The band known as DOG BRAIN was born in the nuclear winter of 2014 in Chicago, IL., USA DOG BRAIN is Aaron Ruby (guitar, Saint Louis), John Kirby (lead guitar, NC), Andy Goheen (drums, IN) and Rafa Rodriguez (bass, Chicago). DOG BRAIN plays rock and roll, or more specifically, psychedelic-powerpop-blues-punk. DOG BRAIN didn't come here to talk, DOG BRAIN came here to rock.
THE TITUS VILLAIN
This is music for the Villains!
THE NIGHTTIMERS
The Nighttimers is an original rock and roll band from Chicago, IL that draws its influences from all genres of rock n roll music throughout the decades. The objective of their sets are to get people dancing and to have a raucous time. They provide a good mix of original tunes along with a few of your favorite covers.






MOUNT SALEM

Thu. May. 01 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
MOUNT SALEM - listen
Formed in Chicago in 2012 Mount Salem is a 4 piece rock and roll band. Taking influences from bands like Witchcraft, Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Shocking Blue, Jefferson Airplane, and Deep Purple. Female vocals, dark lyrics, and heavy riffs. Stripped down and loud, Mount Salem is rock and roll.
COKEGOAT - listen
Featuring members of American Draft, Veterans, Masses, and High Wasted, COKEGOAT is an aggressive, 6 member metal oriented band founded in and by Chicago. Artfully combining elements of doom, stoner and blackened death metal with tasteful guitar licks, COKEGOAT wants to taste your outsides from the inside.
LAGOON - listen
Lagoon is Matthew Kane on Bass/vocals, Ryan Swain on Drums, and Mason Willetts on Guitar.
JAP HERRON
Ripping double drummer heavy fuzz doom grooves rising from the moldy basements of Chicago. Arista Strungys of Chicago of noise rock legends Loraxx, along with a collection of her most disagreeable friends, thrash and whip up blasts of classic fuzz metal, alternating between insanely thick and heavy sludge and galloping NWOBHM inspired riffs, ending up with a far more catchy and pleasant end product than would seem possible given the harsh ingredients






CRIMINAL CODE

Fri. May. 02 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
CRIMINAL CODE - listen
From the onset, they came across as straightforward sounding mid 80s Midwest hardcore styled three piece with Taiga on guitar Andrew handling the basslines. Hook filled and moodily earnest, proudly wielding a love for Husker Du. Crim Code quickly became favorites of the Northwest hardcore scene. After a handful of west coast tours and a couple of limited self released rarities, Crim Code added Miles on second guitar and Jawsh on drums… This is where the comparisons to other acts ends. Having saw them play three times in the past 10 days I can only describe them as themselves. Once in front of a group of black clad doom punks they came off as a tightly wound psychedelic nightmare, as if My Bloody Valentine grew up playing Middle Class covers. The next, in a room filled with knucke dragging skinheads the doomiest pop you could imagine at a deafening level. The third still a pounding set of shouted agit-punk anthems that could have been the best record SST never released. With this, their third vinyl release, and the first for Deranged they continue to push the boundaries of what it means to be a a modern hardcore punk band. Oh yeah, and they aren’t from Olympia.
EARTH GIRLS - listen
Chicago. Members of Daylight Robbery, Boilerman, Broken Prayer, Libyans, Siamese Twins, Valenteens, you get the idea.
GANG BURIALS (Formerly Cemetery)
Dark and despondent post punk made up of 3/4 of Cemetery.
WARRIOR TRIBES - listen
New Chicago three-piece hardcore punk band, formed January 2012. Influences include Wipers, Wire, and reverb.






REV NORB & THE ONIONS

Sat. May. 03 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
REV NORB & THE ONIONS - listen
Rev Norb was singer for Boris the Sprinkler and Suburban Mutilation, among others. The self proclaimed "Voice of Geek America" is a certified punk rock legend. THE ONIONS are a Manitowoc four-piece led by longtime garage punk scenester Brad X, late of Last Sons Of Krypton, The Tantrums and other bands. It's no surprise that their music is straight up rock 'n roll.
I LOVE RICH - listen
I Love Rich sounds allot like the obscure punk influenced glam bands of the eighties, such as Queeny Blast Pop and Foxy Roxx. The songs are short, the guitar solos fast, and everything is straight to the point. At times they come across as a faster, punk version of Kiss, as vocalist/bassist Rich can sound allot like Paul Stanley on occasion (check out "Feel The Heat" for proof, a tune that would have felt at home on Dynasty). The one element that is consistent throughout this disc is the sexual references. Song titles such as "World's Greatest Lover", "You Want My Action", "Gonna Gonna Get Some" and "Touch My Sexx" pretty much sum up what this band is all about. Sit back with a beer and enjoy the show, cause this is the type of music that not only tries to bring back the fun and outrageousness of the late 80's, but also the larger than life attitude that came along with it.
NORMAN TORONTO AND HIS BAND
Formed in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood in 2010, Norman Toronto and His Band started playing Norman's newly written songs in the sun room on Spaulding Ave. A rejuvenated lineup, moderately intricately written songs, and worship to the Great Spirit are all events on the path to musical greatness. But you know that.
LYNYRDS INNARDS
"Most underrated pop-punk-rock band in Chicago" - Brian A. Peterson.






WORK IT OUT

Sun. May. 04 - 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.






DAVID LIEBE HART

Sun. May. 04 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
DAVID LIEBE HART (Tim and Eric / Adult Swim)
Musician, sign-painter, puppeteer, and actor David Liebe Hart has been a cult personality since 1988, when he first began producing The Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Program on public access cable. After a stint in Vietnam, Liebe Hart moved to Los Angeles in the 70’s, where he claims to have been roommates with Robin Williams, passed over for jobs by Garry Marshall, and abducted by aliens (all frequent song topics of his). Liebe Hart has also become a familiar sight to Hollywood Bowl patrons, who show up early before shows to catch him crooning outside with his puppets. During the holidays, his colorful Christmas artwork can be found on store windows across Southern California. With such an impressive resume, it wasn’t long before Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim cast Liebe Hart it sing his bizarre songs on their hit Cartoon Network show, Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job!.
PEEKABOOS
The Peekaboos were born on Friday the 13th in April 2012. They released their first single, Western Fall, on December 21st 2012. Their full length LP (currently streaming on Bandcamp) will be released in the spring. The Peekaboos are Shannon Candy, Michael Sunnycide, Koala Rob, and Matthew Muffin. I heard that they love Batman and dog parks.
SPACE BLOOD - listen
A 2 Piece Instrumental Math Rock Band from Chicago. There will be Space Blood.




Mon. May. 05 - 8:00 pm - 18+ -
MAGNETS
Magnets from Brooklyn are loud, energetic pop punk all the way from 3rd floor walk up living rooms in Bed Stuy to your car's stereo, which are basically the only two places you're supposed to listen to music that sounds like this. Tune in to build up the courage you need to break up with your boyfriend and/or girlfriend once and for all.






STAND-UP THROW DOWN

Wed. May. 07 - 7:00 pm - 18+ -
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
Stand-Up Throw Down is a collective of 6 of Chicago's sharpest comedians, on a mission to push Chicago stand-up comedy to the forefront of the national comedy scene. Committed to bringing the very best to the stage, whether it's one of their own or a booked guest, the team, consisting of Sarah Gallagher, Timmy Brochu, Josh Johnson, Tamara Chambers, Aaron Sutherland and Bobby Hill have thrown their hat in the ring and are ready to rumble!






GHOST HORSES

Thu. May. 08 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
GHOST HORSES - listen
Ghost Horses, founded during the winter of 2011, is comprised of Samantha Axton (rhythm guitar and vocals), Jeffrey Kmieciak (lead guitar and soundscapes), Joe Phillips (drums and vocals), and Dan Dietrich (bass guitar). Mr. Kmieciak hails from such illustrious bands as Tenki, Ceiling Stars, The Demilos and The Warmbloods and brings ephemeral beauty to the guitar. Mr. Phillips, founder & singer-song writer of Ceiling Stars departs from melody to bring the beat and does so, beautifully. Dan Dietrich, of The Faders, The Aquavelvets and Cowlilly, is the dark and lovely deep on bass. Ms. Axton brings the highs and the lows via vox.
LES JUPES - listen
Les Jupes are a new band from the centre of Canada versed in expansive musical landscapes, sharp lyrics and an observer’s eye for the world. They are four Anglos with a French name making big, broad and determined music. And they are at the centre of a prairie renaissance growing around Head In The Sand Records.
NIGHT VERSIONS - listen
Night Versions bring the atmosphere of late 70s/early 80s new wave and post-punk music to songs that resonate with anthemic choruses and harmonized vocals. Marked by thunderous drumming, richly-layered keyboards and an emphasis on melody, Night Versions pepper their music with the occasional metallic guitar riff and cite artists such as Siouxsie & the Banshees, David Bowie and Faith No More among their influences.




Fri. May. 09 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
SHE SPEAKS IN TONGUES
Simultaneously frightening and awakening, SSIT is a vision that brings together brave voices of women in rock-and-roll to expose oppressive forces at present and throughout history. Inspired by ancient Blues veterans, iconic R&B, power-rock of the 1970s, and the experimental music of today. She speaks in tongues is the band that pulls audiences away from the bar and onto their feet. Featuring members of Panoramic & True and The Clams.
SWIMSUIT ADDITION - listen
"some apocryphal-Halloween-scare-story bubblegum that's full of broken glass and will totally fuck your shit up if you're not careful." -- Miles Raymer, Chicago Reader
SEXY FIGHTS - listen
Sexy Fights makes music using drums, guitars, voices, and a spaceship. The spaceship is made out of keyboards, sequencers, samplers, effects modifiers, and all sorts of gear that you don’t often see in a rock band. Their songs may be dense and electronic but they’re surprisingly human, with retro sensibilities and a sound that is dark, danceable, and raw.
STRAWBERRY JACUZZI
Think All Girl Summer Fun Band, Shonen Knife, the Vaselines, that sorta thing. We have a song called Bucket of Puke if that sweetens the deal for you.




Sat. May. 10 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
MOONRAKER - listen
It's just like the story of the grasshopper and the octopus. All year long the grasshopper kept burying acorns for winter while the octopus mooched off his girlfriend and watched TV. Then the winter came, and the grasshopper died, and the octopus ate all his acorns and also he got a racecar. Is any of this getting through to you? Moonraker is punk band from Santa Clarita/Oxnard, CA.
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.
NIGHTCAP
Nightcap has been around for a number of years and hail from Blue Island, IL. They are influenced by beer, skateboarding, good friends and fast women.
NERVOUS PASSENGER - listen
Nervous Passenger is a punk band from Chicago, IL. Stephan Jurgovan plays guitar and sings, Nnamdi Ogbonnaya plays bass and sings, and Brendan Smyth plays drums. Most of their songs are about girls and/or friends and/or beer, and they’re super fun to sing along to.




Sun. May. 11 - 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.




Sun. May. 11 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
SHARPLESS
Sharpless is a violent pop band fronted by Jack Greenleaf.
HARMOOS - listen
Sad, dreamy, energetic, and motivational SONGS. We play them.




Mon. May. 12 - 7:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
DISROTTED - listen
Members of Sick/Tired and Hate and Harpoon... funeral doom.
PLAGUE
PLAGUE from Winnipeg play ripping tracks of crusty dbeat blast madness.
FUTURE COPS
Future Cops are a 3 piece fastcore band from Chicago composed of members of the now defunct Regrets. Taking cues from both 90s style California powerviolence and Japanese hardcore, Future Cops play short, fast songs that come across as very raw.
BOGROT - listen
D-Beat style doom metal courtesy of Spencer Edwards (guitar/vocals), Griffin Henricks (bass/vocals), and
Mat Roberts (drums).
XABRUPTX
XAbruptX is Elisa shredding riffs and Robert pounding blast beats. Two homies playing FAST music.




Tue. May. 13 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
WARSAW VICES
Power Pop. Union Made, from Chicago.
THE BLUE RIBBON GLEE CLUB (mbrs of a number of popular Chicago bands) - listen
A co-ed ensemble, performing songs not only with their voices, but also with costumes, dance and spectacle. Chicago's first punk rock choir!




Wed. May. 14 - 7:00 pm - 18+ -
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
Stand-Up Throw Down is a collective of 6 of Chicago's sharpest comedians, on a mission to push Chicago stand-up comedy to the forefront of the national comedy scene. Committed to bringing the very best to the stage, whether it's one of their own or a booked guest, the team, consisting of Sarah Gallagher, Timmy Brochu, Josh Johnson, Tamara Chambers, Aaron Sutherland and Bobby Hill have thrown their hat in the ring and are ready to rumble!




Wed. May. 14 - 9:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
mPshows.com and Red Scare Presents!
SHELL CORPORATION
Contrary to popular belief, The Shell Corporation are a band. Jan, Curtiss, Sean and Jake have been in other bands, but we didn't come here to dwell on past indiscretions, we gathered here today to talk about their new band. A band that has been described as Hot Water Music, old Against Me, Jawbreaker and The Flatliners, but much more handsome and talented, by their respective mothers.
STABBED IN BACK - listen
With their fast paced melodic tunes and screamy vocals Stabbed In Back deliver their own style live as well as in the studio. Feeding off your childhood fears as their inspiration, they have added their own "creepy" element to the genre that truly sets them apart from all the other bands today. Featuring Tin O'Hara of the Lillingtons on drums, they are no stranger to the punk rock community.
SET FIRE TO REASON - listen
...featuring Mr. Precision (88 FINGERS LOUIE, RISE AGAINST), Rob Sulzmann (SHE LIKES TODD), Nat Wright (SHOT BAKER), and Mike Milligan (ARMY OF FRESHMEN).




Thu. May. 15 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
SONGS FOR GODS
Songs for Gods consists of Shape Shoppe residents Chris Kalis (Chandeliers, Michael Columbia, Icy Demons), Harry Brenner (Chandeliers, Killer Whales), and Emma Yohanan (Icy Demons). Their material is heavily based around Loops, MPC chops, auditory hallucinations, higher states of consciousness, poly-rhythms, and funk. A free spirited exercise in complete enlightenment and illumination, in a quest to constantly make good music.
TV MIKE & THE SCARECROWS - listen
TV Mike and the Scarecrows are outsiders with insight. With one foot in the same Bay Area bayou that the Fogerty brothers once walked and the other foot in, well, the same Bay Are bayou that birthed The Dead, these mostly-Hoosier transplants have been known to make a stir from Mendocino to the San Joaquin to every honky-tonk and hipster bar in between. With Swagger to spare they steer a course between Beachwood Sparks' cosmic-country and the more trad. bluegrass leanings of The Avett Brothers, both with whom they have shared stages.
BECKY LEVI
Becky Levi is a traditional old time country musician and a member of Chicago's infamous folk collective Old Lazarus' Harp. Born in Chicago, IL, she has spent time in Southwest Virginia in the heart of Appalachia studying under old time players who have heavily influenced her musical style. She has also lived in West Africa where she studied the roots of traditional American music with masters of percussion and the African violin. Becky is known for her incredibly fierce voice - one that transcends lifetimes of misery, love and adventure. Be warned: this is not folk music of the light and whispery.
LMNOP
lmnop is a first and rare performance of two friends who have been collaborating in Chicago for 6 years through audio and video. Matthew Levy and Nicholas Ciontea rely on two analog hardware boxes to produce minimal beats with tendencies that advance thoughts of uncertainty and control. Make noise modular and elektron hardware. lmnop is a brownshoesonly production.




Fri. May. 16 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
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
PURPLE 7 - listen
Born out of the heady Magnetic South collective, Purple 7 features members of Defiance, OH, Landlord, Fat Shadow and Hot New Mexicans.
OUTER SPACES - listen
Outer Spaces is Cara Beth Satalino, with special friends Chester Endersby Gwazda and Rob Dowler.




Sat. May. 17 - 7:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
BLACK BEAR/BROWN BEAR - listen
Black Bear/Brown Bear create an infectious brand of indie-rock led by two drummers whose danceable rhythms create the foundation of the band’s powerful sound. Drawing comparisons to that of Talking Heads, Modest Mouse, and Vampire Weekend, their energetic live set of organized chaos has been turning heads since 2012. An interview with Hypertextmag, stated that their “danceable beats and percussive, collaborative sound feels like it was born in the garages of the Northwest Side alleys and is poised now to hit it big”; and BB/BB have been putting in the muscle to prove themselves.
KILLER MOON - listen
Killer Moon is a psychedelic jam band with classic rock and doomy/sludge undertones. Acid induced instrumentals paired with a transcendental atmosphere make Killer Moon a must see for anyone looking to expand their mind and musical horizons.
THE IRENES




Sun. May. 18 - 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.




Tue. May. 20 - 7:00 pm - All ages -
CHIRP Music Quiz
Think you're smarter than the average music nerd? Got tons of useless music knowledge and want something to show for it? Get that thinking cap on, muster up a team and show your skills at the CHIRP Music Quiz, Compete in teams of up to 5 people for prizes from local record stores, restaurants, and much more! Doors open at 7pm, quiz starts at 7:30pm and is hosted by CHIRP DJ Mary Nisi. Registration is just $2 per person and all proceeds benefit CHIRP. There is no cover for spectators.




Wed. May. 21 - 7:00 pm - 18+ -
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
Stand-Up Throw Down is a collective of 6 of Chicago's sharpest comedians, on a mission to push Chicago stand-up comedy to the forefront of the national comedy scene. Committed to bringing the very best to the stage, whether it's one of their own or a booked guest, the team, consisting of Sarah Gallagher, Timmy Brochu, Josh Johnson, Tamara Chambers, Aaron Sutherland and Bobby Hill have thrown their hat in the ring and are ready to rumble!




Wed. May. 21 - 9:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
WHALES - listen
The charge of wind racing through your ears as your body plummets, your spirit rises; Whales is the sound of soaring from atop a colossal skyscraper. The Group crystallizes their sound via mountains of distortion and pop bliss. Even their lush, dream-pop examinations are tempered with solid songwriting and a tight rhythm section that keeps the music from drifting too far into the ether. Serve the song. Noisy Heaven-Rock, circa 2009.
POLISH GIFTS - listen
Members of Radar Eyes, Stinker, Multiple Truths, Horace Grant, Shopping... sloppy poppy Chicago duo.
DAYLIGHT ROBBERY
Chicago, IL's trio Daylight Robbery play upbeat punk, with dual male and female vocals and pulse pounding rhythmic trappings that draw heavily from some of punk rock's most historically revered artists. Wire, X, Blondie and the Wipers; lazy comparisons, but not at all inaccurate.




Thu. May. 22 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
THE ICEBERG - listen
"Absolutely Not’s Donnie Moore shows off his darker, moodier side in The Iceberg, which works as a nice foil to his primary outfit’s spastic dance rock. The Iceberg has some other familiar faces helping out as well – Madison Moore of Absolutely Not, Sam Westerling of Swimsuit Addition and Clayton DeMuth of Sybris. Their Eye Vybe Records cassette, “Wood Street Fire,” scratches all the right places with cuts like the eerie groover, “Milky,” or the synth-heavy closing hymn, “So Alone.” (LOUD LOOP PRESS)
BIGJOY - listen
Just a sweet, sweet Chicago outfit.
MOS SCOCIOUS - listen
Freaky bottom-heavy bassy funk magic from Chi-town.
JOHN KILL & THE SLACKS - listen
Indie Rock emanating from a garage in 1966.




Fri. May. 23 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
ARMITAGE - listen
Created in the frayed practice rooms of Columbia College Chicago, ARMITAGE have been meticulously dialing in their creativity for a long time. The alternative/indie rock band composed of Daniel McConeghy (Vocal/Guitar), Regi Drake (Guitar), Chris Kaczmarek (Bass), Zach Gordon (Keys), and Conor Fortune (Drums) has quickly emerged into the Chicago Music Scene with their powerful sound and thoughtful songwriting. As a band incepted under the umbrella of music school, ARMITAGE loves to craft songs with grabbing melodies on top of advanced music theory elements and cinematics. The band believes in taking things they learned and create a unique sound that hooks the listener.
METROPALIS - listen
Metropalis is a Funk/Rock/Pop band from Chicago, IL that was established in September 2013 as part of the Recording and Performance Ensemble course at Columbia College Chicago. All six members are in the Contemporary, Urban, and Popular music program, pursuing a Bachelor of Music.
FRIDAY PILOT'S CLUB
Mike Fornari (guitar), Ethan Mole (Drums), and Spencer Rydholm (Bass) began playing music together upon meeting one another through school in Batavia, Illinois. Since then, they've played in countless music projects together and performed for various local events. After leaving high school, they began studying at Columbia College Chicago where they met Caleb Hiltunen (Vocals). Shortly after, Friday Pilot’s Club was formed. Since then they’ve played at LOMA Fest and the historic House of Blues.
ELI NOLL
Starting his musical career at the age of 3, Eli began studying classical violin and Scottish fiddle in his hometown of Portland, Maine.
As he grew older, he gravitated towards the guitar, which led him to start writing music. While becoming well versed in these various crafts, Eli channeled all of his talents in music and songwriting into what would define his eclectic sound.




Sat. May. 24 - 11:00 pm - 21+ -
THE CHICAGO OUTFIT ROLLER DERBY AFTER-PARTY




Sun. May. 25 - 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.




Mon. May. 26 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
COLD COUNTRY - listen
From humble roots and months spent tucked away in his room, Sean McConnell finally unveils his craft. After a brief spell of living in the South, the songwriter returned to Chicago hell-bent on developing his project. Through a network of friends and kind strangers, McConnell built an eclectic mixture of sounds. Via a few performances playing lead guitar in the Chicago based outfit Paleo, McConnell fell in love with the idea of a large band which is very apparent on his debut tracks. With honest lyrics and simple progressions he reminds us that genuine music still exists. His ability to honestly detail the world he experiences is a friendly reminder that despite the band name, the world isn't such a cold place.
SLURP'S UP - listen
Chicago two-piece. Gender politicians. pop radical. Empty & meaningless.
DETECTIVE NOVEL - listen
Detective Novel is a musical duo who just want to do right by the Talking Heads buttons on their jackets. They write and perform songs about the girls who don’t love them, the many and varied societies that have ostracized them, and the sweaters that don’t fit them quite right. They have a single which some people care about, called “Tall Ships,” and an EP which fewer people cared about, called Witchcraft. They live in Chicago with their wife and two beautiful daughters. And a cat.
SLAYERKITTY - listen
Chicago based post-punk, experimental, death duo.




Wed. May. 28 - 7:00 pm - 18+ -
STAND-UP THROW DOWN
Stand-Up Throw Down is a collective of 6 of Chicago's sharpest comedians, on a mission to push Chicago stand-up comedy to the forefront of the national comedy scene. Committed to bringing the very best to the stage, whether it's one of their own or a booked guest, the team, consisting of Sarah Gallagher, Timmy Brochu, Josh Johnson, Tamara Chambers, Aaron Sutherland and Bobby Hill have thrown their hat in the ring and are ready to rumble!




Wed. May. 28 - 9:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
DESTRUCTION UNIT - listen
Being the brainchild of Ryan Rousseau (Reatards, The Wongs, Tokyo Electron), Destruction Unit is a Sonoran Desert based psychedelic noise punk band. Having built a reputation for terrorizing crowds with sheer noise power and reckless behavior, they have been described as “a band who felt more like a horror movie than a band … With guitars that were distorted beyond belief and acted more as auxiliary noise machines than instruments” (Transmission Entertainment) and “Suicide-meets-Chrome-meets-Hawkwind-meets-Screamers-meets-the-killer-last-scene-reveals-in-all-the-alien-episodes-of-The Twilight Zone” (LA Weekly) and “punk rock” (Austin Town Hall). The current lineup features R. Rousseau on Guitar and Vocals, brother Rusty Rousseau (Digital Leather) on bass, N. Nappa (Marshstepper, Nihilism) on Guitar, J. Aurelius (Pigeon Religion, Avon Ladies, Marshstepper) on Guitar and J. Keefer (Naive) on drums.
INSTITUTE
One of the many bands popping up in Austin’s buzzing punk scene, Institute leans to the punk side of post-punk. They recall Crisis & Coitus Int. with a mix of anarcho bands thrown in there too. Members of Wiccans, Glue, & Recide.
BREAKOUT - listen
Breakout (not to be confused with the band from Jacksonville, FL) is a band perhaps for fans of the Germany’s Lost and Found Records’ releases. Tunes would fit in nicely on the Mixed Nuts Don’t Crack Compilation from ‘82. Live show was impassioned, raw and without ostentatious display, which I think is rare in hardcore these days. This is hardcore done right!
GAS RAG
GAS RAG (Chicago) is coming to lower your IQ and your brain cell count. D-beat for hardcore freaks and punks. Don't miss this. Members of Culo and Acid Reflux.
FINAL GRIN
With a stripped down delivery, Chicago trio FINAL GRIN step forth with songs deliberately paced and chanted orations drenched in mysticism and the gleaming awe of Death.




Thu. May. 29 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
EX FRIENDS - listen
Ex Friends is a shoebox filled with old letters, photographs and cassettes. You find it under your bed while you are packing up and moving out of the house you've lived in for five years. Ex Friends is also a punk band from Philadelphia, PA and they only play in venues with cats.
TENS
Amid the apartments, taquerias, and small music venues in the awkwardly warm blanket of the northwest part of the city, three dudes came together to turn lightning into fire. We also play in these bands: Two Houses, Costanza, Rapids.
WHIPPED - listen
In the Midwest, being whipped is conditioned modesty—the product of being worn out, exhausted and beat silly by grey waves of austerity. Whipped is a reaction to that silence, that fear of expression and honesty. It is the tension created by complacent walls of sound contrasting joyful chords that can break your skin.




Sat. May. 31 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
PAUL BARIBEAU - listen
Paul Baribeau is quite possibly the perfect acoustic act. Combining a wise, folky sound with youthful and introspective lyrics, Paul’s songwriting style is deep, candid, and complex without using big words, crazy chord structures, and condescending attitudes. Paul Baribeau is the wide eyed, open hearted, vulnerable answer to the smarmy bullshit being passed off as independent music.
JASON ANDERSON - listen
Jason is a prolific New England guitarist, singer, and songwriter, with a strong diy ethic. He is a touring whirlwind, with devoted fan bases in cities and towns across North America and Europe. He has often collaborated with Phil Elverum of The Microphones/Mount Eerie. He was also the drummer for Yume Bitsu.




Sat. May. 31 - 10:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
WORSHIP THIS - listen
Hailing from the Akron-Canton-Cleveland corridor, Worship This! is emblematic of all that is Northeast Ohio and highlight the blossoming and resurgent rust belt punk scene. On one hand, the members of WT! are undoubtedly cut from the same cloth as the best of the genre – Jawbreaker, Leatherface, Rancid (yes!!!). On the other hand, WT! moves far beyond the genre’s confines, taking influence from emo-stalwarts The Jealous Sound, Piebald, and The Cardinal Sin, often forcing the listener to skip the track back when their punk rock sensibilities are thrown into disarray. WT! is an unabashedly unrelenting emotional force, exploring issues of personal regret, but also providing a sense of reinvigoration and redemption that only emerges after you’ve cut the dead weight from your life. On their new album Tomorrow, I’ll Miss You, the band reflect upon aging in the punk scene (“Indifferent”), failed relationships (“Space Orphan,” “Springs and Levers”), the profundity of friendships past (“Summit Tower,” “What Ever Happened to You, Melissa?), and all of those irrational paradoxes found within the human animal (“I, Human”). WT!, continuing to play ferociously throughout the area, as well as the national circuit, in support of Tomorrow, I’ll Miss You, having supported / toured with Anti-Flag, Lemuria, Iron Chic, Into It. Over It., and Braid to name a few. If they aren’t in your canon now, they will be.
DOG & WOLF
Captivating. Original. Sober. None of these are words to describe Chicago punk trio Dog & Wolf.
TWO HOUSES
Remember the ’90s, when Nickelodeon was mostly awesome and Jim Carrey was god among men? So do we. Remember middle school, when you started listening to punk rock and you still had braces and that one pair of JNCO shorts? So do we. Remember high school, when you started a band that didn’t really get anywhere, but even now you still kind of think it had potential? So do we. Remember last night? Neither do we. Two Houses.




Fri. Jun. 06 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
HELLMOUTH (members of Suicide Machines) - listen
HELLMOUTH want to take people back to the glory days of the underground and remind people of the fear, anger and honesty that once existed in a music scene that's since gone soft and has lost all integrity.
LA ARMADA
During the early and mid-2000′s La Armada established themselves as one of the most influential bands in the Hardcore/Punk scene in their native Dominican Republic where they played countless shows and notched 2 releases under their belt. In 2007, after making a tough but groundbreaking decision to leave a land where even DIY culture is a commodity and very limited platforms existed to present their music, the band decided to relocate to Chicago.
STILL ALIVE - listen
Punk/hardcore on the beach.
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.




Sun. Jun. 08 - 8:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
THE HOWL - listen
The Howl is a 4-piece indie-rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Their technical approach to rock music is fresh and energetic but still accessible to a diverse audience. They have spent the past 2 years writing and playing shows around the immediate Chicago-land area and have recently completed their debut EP entitled "900 Feet Beneath" that was released this September.
THE YOUNG LEAVES - listen
Formed in 2006, The Young Leaves are a 3-piece indie rock band from Holliston, MA. Taking influence from bands such as Dinosaur Jr., Archers of Loaf, and Husker Du, The Young Leaves play loud, fast, and powerful sludge-pop that will make you think you traveled back in time to 1994.
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.
PEOPLES TEMPLE OF AMERICA - listen
PTA started from a combination of MK64, Mary Jane, and Polar Pops.




Wed. Jun. 11 - 9:00 pm - 18+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
MTV GHOSTS - listen
Dreampunk from Chicago.
OMHOUSE - listen
WAVELENGTH writes: "Pretty weirdo pop from Steven Foster of Doldrums, Moon King, Snowblink, Smartboys & every other fine band in Toronto."
GOLD CULT - listen
Gold Cult is a band formed in the summer of 2012. Their music is a mixture of Psych pop, post-rock, and krautrock. Taking influences from bands such as Tortoise, Stereolab, and Broadcast. Their debut ep Been Still was released in January 2013, the sounds that are formed here are equally straightforward psych pop, and ethereal.
THE BOXERS
We are a 4 piece band comprised of 4 dudes. My name is Duncan Lee, I'm lead guitar and box, our bass player Zach Bridgman, our rythym guitar and keyboard player charlie sullivan, and our drummer Eli Satter. We're pretty recently formed but have played a decent number of shows. We're all under 18, and still in high school. Our genre is a hard one to describe but we've been told it's a mixture of psychedelic and beach punk.




Thu. Jun. 12 - 8:00 pm - 21+ - BUY TICKETS HERE!
ANIMAL HOLOGRAMS - listen
Animal Holograms are a Chicago based dream pop band with post-industrial and shoegaze influences.
BFA
BFA (Bachelors of Fine Art) is a power pop band out of New York City. Although much of their sound can be traced back to post punk and new wave bands of the '70s and '80s, their pop sensibility reflects that of a group of kids raised on the likes of Pavement, and then later bands like The Strokes and LCD Soundsystem. Shimmering, jangling guitars mesh with soaring synths and gripping vocals, all anchored around an explosive rhythm section that blasts through the crowd of Brooklyn chill wave acts and commands your attention. If you don't buy it, listen to their debut single, "Skytanic," and check out upcoming shows to say you were there from the beginning.
COLOR CARD - listen
In 2008, long-time friends Eden Sierotnik and Kyle Irwin moved to Chicago in pursuit of creating music. Musicians already, they collaborated on songs and created demos in their apartment under the name Color Card. In 2009, Ben Kaufmann, then interning at Engine Studios, invited them to record a few of their songs. After recording at Engine, Sierotnik and Irwin continued to write and in 2010 they produced an EP entitled Zegary. Drawing from a folk aesthetic, much of the album was done with acoustic instruments. Though adding a minimal synthesized textures, however, the EP was recognized as an experimental record. The following year, they released another set of songs entitled Vacation, which demonstrated their improving production quality and songwriting. With a heavier focus on electric guitar and bass, their material became easier to perform live. With a selection of songs from both releases, Color Card performed at venues such as the Bottom Lounge, the Empty Bottle, the Beat Kitchen, the Whistler, and the Subterranean, among others around Chicago. They were also invited to perform on WESN 88.1 in Bloomington and have been aired on WLUW 88.7 and WBEW 89.5 in Chicago. In August of 2012, Color Card released their third collection of entitled So Long. It has already garnered attention from Chicago Tunes, the Whistler Blog, and the Chicago Reader. Fading out the use of an acoustic drumset, much of the percussion is synthesized. Irwin and Sierotnik harmonize for much of the record allowing their voices to blend with other instruments. The band continues to perform music from all three albums and is planning to begin writing new material in early 2013.
THE BOMB SAWYERS - listen
The Bomb Sawyers are a two-man band from Chicago, Illinois. Their hard-rocking, lyrics-driven music draws from such influences as Buddy Holly, Flogging Molly, Johnny Cash and Neutral Milk Hotel. Jason Horwitz, originally of Houston, provides rowdy, relentless drumming and soulful vocal harmonies. Ben Saller, a Chicago native, brings his own brand of intense singing along with frenetic guitar-work. The Bomb Sawyers love nothing more than lighting a crowd's fuse and causing an explosion of boot-stomping, hand-clapping, knee-slapping and whiskey-drinking while they wail the night away.




Tue. Jun. 17 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
DELAY - listen
"Delay sings with the kids and not to them." - Chris Rager, Cleveland Free Times
MARTHA - listen
Martha is a DIY pop band from Durham City.
NIGHTSHIFT - listen
Nightshift was formed when Nate and Alex's old band was supposed to do a tour and half of the members couldn't do it last minute. They asked Chris to form a powerpop band with them and go on tour. They wrote three songs and went on a two week tour, then Gooey joined not too long after they got back.
BOILERMAN - listen
Boilerman is solid do-it-yourself pop-punk from Chicago. Get into it!




Sat. Jun. 21 - 6:00 pm - All ages - BUY TICKETS HERE!
RUN AND PUNCH - listen
Run and Punch formed from the ashes of 3rd Wave Ska band The Judgementals and Punk Pop 3-piece Mighty Casey and the Strikeouts. Members of both Chicago bands each brought different backgrounds and influences to the table from punk to hardcore and from jazz to gospel, to bring you what has become the ensemble Run and Punch.
MR. F
The members of Mr. F have been playing music around the country for years. Since coming together this 8 piece ska/reggae group has been playing all over Chicago. Taking lessons from the city's vast musical history, each song infuses genres of all types with extraordinary sounds you've never come across before. Since releasing a demo in March, their catalog has been expanding, creating more originals and reaching back to their roots by covering the Specials, Toots & the Maytals, and Madness. Their shows are like no others. The energy on stage is unimaginable. From the horns playing in the crowd, to members dancing all over the stage, each performance is as fun visually as it is audibly. Mr. F makes sure to leave the crowd with a great night to remember.
FAIRHAVEN - listen
A Ska/Punk band from Davenport, IA! We have had the pleasure of sharing the same bills as The Waffle Stompers, The Easy Mark, The Toasters, and many more! We're constantly playing shows and creating music for people to hear and love...




Sat. Jun. 21 - 11:00 pm - 21+ -
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