The Burlington quick list
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Thu. Aug. 16
CLUB MALOS
BRAINVIPER
BODYPLEX
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Fri. Aug. 17
SEARCHLIGHTS
ROCKET MINER
MAN MOUNTAIN
UNDERHAND
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Sat. Aug. 18
TACO SHOCK
GOLD ROUTE
SKYLINES
FARHAMTON
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Mon. Aug. 20
BOOB SWEAT
KITTEN POWER
HANNA BROCK
DJ JONATHAN FREUND
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Tue. Aug. 21
PYLONS
BERNIE & THE WOLF
ELEPHANTS
LETTERING
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Thu. Aug. 23
WAR BRIDES
THROAT
HAAN
SALVATION
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM



CORDOBA

Wed. Aug. 15 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
CORDOBA - listen
Cordoba is a Chicago-based future soul / jazz fusion septet. They play meticulously arranged tunes that combine intricate grooves, soulful vocals and explosive improvisation with a commitment to radical social change.
GULLY BOYS - listen
Born from passion, Kathy, Nadirah and Natalie make up the 3 piece that Gully Boys is today. Gully Boys melodic tunes and raw lyrics make it hard to believe that merely two years ago, none of them knew how to play their instruments. Drawing inspiration from a multitude of musical back grounds, Gully Boys transcends genre. Through hard work, diligent practice and fresh enthusiasm Gully Boys have recorded their first LP Gully Boys Dont Cry set to release late July.
LITTLE CHURCH - listen
Little Church is a smattering of art pop, rock, soul, and gentle eskimo kisses by a bear-shaped robot that cant control it's voltage. Based in Chicago, the band consists of Chelsea Foss-Ralston (Vast Canvas), Christian Whiting (Glances), and Khori Wilson (The Devonns, Mykele Deville).
TAYLOR SEABERG - listen
Taylor Seaberg is an African American multi-instrumentalist with a passion for music in digital, electric, and acoustic realms. Taylor is a current 2016-2017 Intermedia Arts Spoken Word Verve Grant recipient and multi-instrumentalist/founder of alt jazz, neo soul, hip hop collective, Seaberg. When not performing with their band, Taylor, can be found solo playing with a loop station pedal and an electric guitar.






CLUB MALOS

Thu. Aug. 16 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
CLUB MALOS - listen
Club Malos is Ryne Holmquist and Jim Sanders, a raw rhythmic twangy two-piece pulling no punches and playing like a couple of assholes.
BRAINVIPER - listen
The music you listen to after everyone left you behind and you try to tell your half dead uncle about it but he isn’t even a real hillbilly and then he’s already dead so I “guess” it’s rock n roll.
BODYPLEX - listen
Whether you're a body person or you have a baby gut, Bodyplex is making the electronic music for you.






SEARCHLIGHTS

Fri. Aug. 17 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
SEARCHLIGHTS - listen
A cinematic take on indie, post- rock, modern psych somewhere between ambient soundscapes and driving intensity.
ROCKET MINER - listen
“Eschewing both the metal and avant-garde leanings of their Chicago brethren, Rocket Miner is more representative of what one might call “modern traditionalist post-rock.”
-Artic Drones
MAN MOUNTAIN - listen
A melodic, instrumental post-rock outfit from Southeast Michigan. In the honorable lineage of bands like The Appleseed Cast, Sigur Ros, and American Football, Man Mountain's debut record "Infinity Mirror" is a journey of emotive dynamics set against a swirling dreamlike ferocity.
UNDERHAND - listen
3 piece instrumental band from Chicago.






TACO SHOCK

Sat. Aug. 18 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
TACO SHOCK - listen
One pop-punk mother fucker lookin' to rock your face off!
GOLD ROUTE - listen
Pop punk from Detroit, MI.
SKYLINES - listen
Four piece Punk band out of Chicago IL.
FARHAMTON - listen
We are Farhampton. We are Passive Aggressive Pop Punk. Four piece pop punk band from the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago. Our EP “You’ll Never Take My Side” released in September of 2017. For fans of Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, The Starting Line, Yellowcard, Sleep On It.






BOOB SWEAT

Mon. Aug. 20 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
BOOB SWEAT - listen
Boob Sweat is an instrumental duo comprised of Amanda Kraus (drums) and Natalia Smirnov (synth/loops/piano). They are inspired by krautrock, carnival music, movie soundtracks, and feelings. Their compositions are varied, fun, and bouncy, like boobs.
KITTEN POWER - listen
Adele from Axons + Lakshmi from Lykanthea playing Cat Power songs!
HANNA BROCK - listen
Hanna Brock is a Chicago based violist, electronic musician, and performance artist. Her work fuses an orchestral training with improvisation, house, and ragtime. "Blending elements of pop, electronic, jazz and classical music with rhythms and melodies that seem other worldly, Brock has established herself as a truly dynamic force capable of realizing nearly any sonic vision."-Midwest Action
DJ JONATHAN FREUND (of Pixel Grip)






PYLONS

Tue. Aug. 21 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
PYLONS - listen
Pylons is a rock band from Chicago. They formed in 2015 and put out a self-titled album this summer. They consist of Gretchen Hannum on guitar and vocals, Sam Fadness on guitar and vocals, Karen Mooney on bass, and Jon Pardo on drums. They use striking lyrics and stark dynamics, perfect for fans of Pixies and Wire.
BERNIE & THE WOLF - listen
Chicago, Illinois indie rock duo Bernie & The Wolf is taking you back to school with smooth grooves and good old-fashioned smart songwriting. They're sweet and fun on stage, but make no mistake this band packs a punch. Sweet and dangerous like a molten toasted marshmallow, this after-dinner treat will rock your socks with a dynamic and captivating show that's got a little something for everyone.
ELEPHANTS - listen
"Flitting between a definitively melodic base layer and squalling guitar solos that will have you leaping through the air in fist-pumping celebration, the five songs here are remarkably well constructed – even if they feel like they might all fall apart at any given second. Passionate, vehement, and armed with a collection of memorable hooks that should ensure it reverberates well in to the new year..." - GoldFlakePaint
LETTERING - listen
Bunch of brown nerds playing with things.






WAR BRIDES

Thu. Aug. 23 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
Triple Eye Industries Fest 3 Pre Fest Party!
WAR BRIDES - listen
War Brides follow in a long line of Midwest post-hardcore, calling to mind the sounds of Slint and Shiner with echoes of 1000 Hurts era Shellac. Their music, however, is by no means dated, as they slot just as comfortably alongside contemporaries like noise rock's Pissed Jeans and post-metal's (and fellow Chicagoans) Pelican.
THROAT - listen
Throat is a very noisy rock band from Turku, Finland.
HAAN - listen
Haan enjoy playing detuned instruments loudly. Guitars, drums. The whole bit.
SALVATION - listen
Salvation is a Noise-Rock trio out of Chicago, IL. Over a pounding rhythm section provided by Vic Riley and Santiago Guerrero, the harsh screeching guitars leave some room for Jason Sipe's palatable yet tortured vocals. Royal Fucks was released on Tape and CD in 2015 (now out of print) and in March 2017, "Sore Loser" was released by Forge Again Records.






CANADIAN RIFLE

Fri. Aug. 24 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
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.
VINCAS - listen
Vincas is swamp-groove psych-raunch from Athens and Atlanta, GA.
RIBBONHEAD - listen
Ribbonhead is a three piece from Chicago settled somewhere in the neighborhood of hardcore/post-hardcore/punk/post-punk. All explosive intensity, spit and sweat flying.
WIG
Various post-punk sounds from former and current members of Closed Mouths, Polish Gifts, and Masonic Wave.






JACOB HORN TRIO

Sat. Aug. 25 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
JACOB HORN TRIO - listen
Not a trio, but does have horns. They let Direct Hit's Devon Kay into the band but we're not going to fault them for it.
MOLLOW
Mollow
/ˈmälō/

Verb
1. To think or dwell on something until it is no longer possible to think about it

Noun
2. Dreamy, grungy, emo-ish band
SHED - listen
Shed is a five-piece experimental stoner metal band from Chicago. Featuring electric cello, trombone, saxophone, bass and drums, Shed barrels off the traditional paths of its genre towards darker, weirder realms, dragging the listener through thorny thicket of riffs after thorny thicket of riffs until finally arriving at its ultimate destination: the movie theater, to watch Star Wars.
FCKR JR
Pioneering slippergaze band.






GYGANTA

Sun. Aug. 26 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
GYGANTA - listen
We are modern art. Everyone hates us.
FORGES - listen
A post hardcore band from Baltimore, MD.
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.
BLU CARPET AUTHORITY - listen
Blu Carpet Authority surfaced in 2011 from the south Chicago suburb of Orland Park. We’re an energetic three piece with influences rooted deep in 1990s and early 2000s alternative and punk rock music. We play loud, fast, and from the heart. If you loved the soundtracks to the Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game series, then we are the band for you. Originally founded by Willard Keil on bass and Christopher Massura on vocal and guitar. Blu Carpet Authority has seen several drummers come and go, until Matt Faleni joined in mid 2015.






LUTHERAN

Wed. Aug. 29 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
LUTHERAN - listen
Atmospheric meditations on a diet of krautrock and psych with disembodied vocals in a foreboding minimalism stretched to glacial extremes. Palette of guitars and keys swirl in an unsettling haze.
CINCHEL - listen
Cinchel is an ambient/drone sound artist from Chicago. His work focuses mostly on the abstraction of musical instruments to create pieces that are minimal and dense. His live sets focus on realtime manipulation of improvisational guitar.
DOLL FOOD - listen
DOLL FOOD is the sound and voice project of Chicago artist Bri LaPelusa. She previously released a cassette with Not Not Fun Records and is currently recording a new album.
FICTION WISDOM - listen
David Paha's music lies in the realm of noise and dark ambient with a focus on psychoacoustics through intense computer manipulation. The sound is expansive and overwhelming with the intent of overloading a listener's senses. He just released his second album "Kill Your Temple - Kill Your Design" on 12 inch vinyl.






ASTROBRITE

Thu. Aug. 30 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
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.
FAUVELY (of Astrobrite and Videotape) - listen
Fauvley is the project of Chicago-based singer-songwriter Sophie Leigh, who melds folk with dream pop and a touch of shoegaze in music that feels deeply personal. The title of her debut EP, Watch Me Overcomplicate This, speaks to the confessional tone of songs that range from delicately self-effacing to hauntingly sad.
BELCURVE - listen
Belcurve is your dark, eerie, sweet, sarcastic, bright, witchy, tender, cruel lover. Belcurve is a slightly bent framework of talented human beings creating songs that will you make you feel pleasant, strange and feisty.
BORN DAYS - listen
Born Days is Melissa Harris. She makes electronic music that is rooted in her experience of desire, loneliness, and trance dancing.






THE RIDGELANDS

Sat. Sep. 01 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
THE RIDGELANDS - listen
Ever wonder what it would be like if the ninja turtles drank and sort of played instruments instead of fighting crime? Yeah? Well then we're your band! We are The Ridgelands! We ain't got nothin' to lose... except your respect, but we probably lost that when you stumbled across our path.
DOUBLE FEATURE - listen
Harking back to the days of skate-punk’s golden era, Double Feature have stamped their name on the genre’s long-awaited rebirth. The Chicago-natives take bubblegum punk and unapologetically drive it head-first into the world of dark, technical song structures to create a sound all their own. Composed of 4, the group is made up of Dominick Del Vecchio and Dan Winter on guitars and vocals, while the groups soon-to-be AARP members, Marty Madera and David Spearman take on bass and drums, respectively. With a full-length and split EP under their belt, the 4-piece is ramping up to release their 2nd full-length in the coming months.
LIGHTS OVER BRIDGEPORT - listen
Lights Over Bridgeport is a rock band formed by four friends who grew up on punk rock and metal. We write music for anyone who aspires to make a better life for themselves and the ones they care for. Through wholesale lineup changes and personal tragedies we have continued to make music that we believe in with all our hearts.
DETHWARRANT (members of Sass Dragons, Conniption Fitts, Das Kapital, and Puppies) - listen
"They drew first blood, not me." Dethwarrant, the adventure begins.






HEAVY MEDZ

Mon. Sep. 03 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
HEAVY MEDZ - listen
Fuzzed out, pissed off, punk rock. Just like mom used to make.
EVIL ENGINES - listen
Punk, Rock and Roll band from Jackson, MS.
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.
THE SPEED BABES - listen
Lo Fi Chicago punk band Speed Babes was formed on a bet by Jesse Ewan when he said he could write and record an entire record in under 24 hours that was better than a record being played at that moment by a coworker. He then went on to write and record Let's Go Explode, a 12 song record, in 18 hours. The song was recorded entirely on the ios GarageBand on his iPhone. A few of his old bandmates from both American Cosmonaut and Lasers and Fast and Shit (Ewan was the original guitarist in that band) prodded him into making this new project into a live act. Ewan did not want to, since he is not known for his glorious singing voice, but he went along with the plan and Speed Babes was/were born.






THESE BEASTS

Fri. Sep. 07 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
THESE BEASTS - listen
These Beasts are a three piece from Chicago, IL consisting of Todd Fabian on Bass and Vocals, Keith Anderson on Drums and Chris Roo on Guitar and Vocals. The debut, Salvor, was recorded by Mike Lust (Tight Phantomz, Lustre King) at Minbal. Mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service and art by Scott Shellhammer.
THE MOUND BUILDERS - listen
The Mound Builders are a sludge rock quartet based out of Lafayette, Indiana. Rooted in heavy metal, hardcore, stoner rock, and punk, they have spent the better part of nine years traveling the Midwest and distinguishing themselves to audiences everywhere with their heavy, ear-splitting, high-energy live performances!
DEEP SPACE PILOTS - listen
Formed in 2006, Deepspacepilots is a trio from Chicago which blends stoner rock, psychedelic, doom, and shoegaze. The band has four official albums to date and is currently working on a new LP scheduled for release in 2019.
BLACK ROAD - listen
Hailing from Chicago and inspired by the great artists who came before, Black Road has set out to create a sound that simply FEELS GOOD. Merging rock, stoner metal and doom, the heavy blues explosion captivates the listener. After 3 years and a few lineup changes, the band is stronger than ever and released their debut EP in October of 2017 with DHU Records (Netherlands) & BloodRock Records (Italy).






NEW CANYONS

Sat. Sep. 22 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
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.
BOOTBLACKS - listen
Since the group’s founding in 2010, Brooklyn-based Bootblacks have been enthralling audiences with their frenetic live shows from the U.S. to Europe. Their sound has been described as a balance of contradictions: both pensive and buoyant, referential and modern. Fitting, as the Bootblacks name is derived from novelist William Burroughs’ description of the dark underbelly of glitzy New York City.
IRON YEARS
Little Village Post Punk.
ACTORS - listen
The Jason Corbett-led outfit ACTORS are standing on the shoulders of titans with their brand of the style, and could almost be referred to as "post-post-punk". In a period where we narrowcast rather than broadcast so fans and new music-seekers can firmly plant themselves in a niche, Corbett takes swings at creating sounds and production techniques that one would not usually find in a starter package of cliché plugins and samples. Backed by a stoic yet playful backing band, the frontman shows an enthusiasm while performing and recording that often isn't seen or heard in his preferred genre.






YOU FOLK

Sat. Oct. 06 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
YOU FOLK - listen
You Folk is a five-piece Chicago-based band that takes cues from artists like Broken Social Scene, Pedro the Lion, and Pygmy Lush. What started as a solo project for vocalist/guitarist Daniel Lee, quickly became a full band effort flanked by guitarist and back-up vocalist Sal Plascencia (of American Wolf), bassist Rebecca Young (Indisposed), keyboardist/guitarist Evan Lyman (Deadly Habits) and drummer Bryan Kingsley (Harm Less, Dead Sun).
SNORT - listen
An energetic rock band from Chicago with Math Rock and Pop Punk influences. Predominantly instrumental with a few sing-along choruses.
EMBLEMS - listen
Emblems started in a basement by Matthew Stevens. Song structures took on a folk inspired feel in the early stages before the band grew into its own blend of somber rock, drawing influences from the sounds of the early 2000’s. Emblems is Ian O'Brien, AJ Griffith, Zig Sun Oo, and Matthew Stevens.
TIDESHIFT
Chicago's Tideshift are the sum of it's members influences. Echoing the dissonant but melodic sound of 90's bands Failure and Shiner with the Alt-Metal edge of bands like The Deftones. Tideshift set out to write catchy riffs you can also head bang to.






BOSLEY JR.

Thu. Oct. 11 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
BOSLEY JR. - listen
We play music that hurts our fingers.
COSTANZA - listen
Fuck Unwritten Law. Worst band on the planet? Most likely. We might be second, but at least we aren't pussy boy no talent dick weeds.
"RICHARDSON" RICHARDSON - listen
2 piece sludge/butt rock/nü metal from IL that's all about sports, pro wrestling, Pokemon, and riffs.
CHICKEN HAPPEN (members of Dirtybird and Your Mothership) - listen
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.




 
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