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Mon. Jun. 25
THE PRZMATICS
VIVIAN GARCIA
NICOLE BLOOMSMITH
AARON FOX & THE RELIABLES
All ages / 1st Ward / Chop Shop - 7PM

Mon. Jun. 25
WHITE BRONCO
DULL
NO WINDOWS
RENT PARTY
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Tue. Jun. 26
FUZZQUEEN
SPACEBONES
BANDY
THE GOD AWFUL SMALL AFFAIRS
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Wed. Jun. 27
AURORA L'OREALIS
SEAXES
BOTTOMED
HOLY FAMILY
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM

Fri. Jun. 29
HORRIBLE
HIGHBALL
THE PEEVES
21+ / The Burlington - 8PM



THE GROOL BROTHERS

Fri. Jun. 22 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
THE GROOL BROTHERS - listen
The Grool Brothers are a Northwest Indiana Punk band with a melodic sound, filled with catchy riffs, a driving rhythm, and a need to belt out every word. Every song is a story. For fans of The Menzingers, Iron Chic, The Gaslight Anthem, and Cain Marko.
BOSLEY MONGO - listen
"Bongo Mosley is among the group of musicians in this new generation that have the capacity to help shape the sound of music... FOR THE BETTER." — Cody McIntyre, Association of Student Songwriters
ALLBRATT
Allbratt was inspired by a license plate in DeKalb, IL. Songs about insomnia, professional wrestling, ennui, Twin Peaks, those sorts of things, with all the melodies and twinkling lead guitar the kids crave. Featuring members of The Grool Brothers, The Ambiguous Triangles, and Backyard Birds of North America.
WILLIAM COVERT
William Covert is the drummer of Rust Ring, Droughts, and Space Blood. After a decade of playing drums in various Chicago based math rock, post-rock, post-hardcore, and punk bands has decided to venture outside of his comfort zone and perform solo experimenting with the use of acoustic drums combined with analog synthesizers, electronic drums, and loop pedals to craft songs.






WHITE BRONCO

Mon. Jun. 25 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
WHITE BRONCO - listen
White Bronco is an amorphous blob of a duo. More of a distortion pedal than a band. Bass: good. Drums: good. Bios: bad!
DULL - listen
In the crash of lightning in roar of thunder brings you the rock simply known as Dull. Forged by Gods of metal and comprised of heavy grooves. Brought to you from Austin, TX. Sounds like Archers of Loaf and Jawbreaker.
NO WINDOWS - listen
No Windows is a celebration created by sleeplessness and screaming amplifiers. Chicago post hardcore melodies for walking alone or drinking on a concrete floor.
RENT PARTY - listen
Compared by rock fans to both The Shaggs and X, Chicago’s Rent Party has been featured on The Watt from Pedro Show and in venues scattered between Milwaukee, WI and Brooklyn, NY.






FUZZQUEEN

Tue. Jun. 26 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
FUZZQUEEN - listen
Forged in the glowing embers of Washington D.C. following the 2016 election and subsequent Women’s March, the members of FuzzQueen are entrenched in the thriving DIY community of the nation’s capital. While keenly aware of the inescapably political nature of their locale, they coalesce around issues of social injustice and feminine power while also reveling in a “seething tension” that serves to both mirror and confront the political climate through sonic exploration. Since their inception, the band has cut their teeth playing storied stages such as 924 Gilman and Fort Reno. Drawing from the energy of bands like Fugazi, Screaming Females, and PJ Harvey. they filter raw energy through compositional complexity and Erin’s operatic training.
SPACEBONES - listen
With cargo pants and carabiners ready to go, Spacebones is prepared for the rock'pocolypse. Narrative centered pop rock, led by upbeat drum rhythyms and colorful visuals, gives this Chicago 5 piece it's edge. Energetic and anxious to tell a story onstage, Spacebones is on a quest to promote it's recently released debut record Sweet Blood, via Hungry City Productions.
BANDY - listen
Bandy is a rock 'n' roll powerhouse that keeps it fun. Compiled in Summer 2016 to bring about revolutionary good times and sing about the vicissitudes of our many lives, Bandy are resolved to let it all out and leave it on stage. Bandy will rock your mental basement.
THE GOD AWFUL SMALL AFFAIRS - listen
Songs of heartbreak, the long highway, and dying alone - from the abandoned cathedral at the end of the galaxy.






AURORA L'OREALIS

Wed. Jun. 27 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
AURORA L'OREALIS - listen
Loud and sometimes pretty.
SEAXES - listen
Seaxes is a 2-piece apocalyptic rock band from Chicago comprised of Cameron Daigle and Cooper Glodoski. They deliver tales of love, death, paranoia and woe via abrasive, angular guitar and primitive, yet frenetic drums.
BOTTOMED (Nick of Bongripper) - listen
Bottomed is Nicholas Dellacroce who resides in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
HOLY FAMILY - listen
Chicago-based noise artist Will McEvilly ambient sound shapes under the moniker Holy Family.






HORRIBLE

Fri. Jun. 29 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
HORRIBLE - listen
Horrible (the band) is a Horrible band in Chicago, which is a city that needs no more Horrible bands but got Horrible (the band) anyway.
HIGHBALL - listen
HighBall is a power rock with punk influences band based out of Chicago. Formed in October 1999, the trio started out in the depths of a Chicago basement. HighBall quickly began creating original songs containing lyrics from everyday life, adventures, relationships and the daily 9 to 5 grind. HighBall knew they had an edge to their music often being compared to sounds of local Chicago acts such as Screeching Weasel and The Methadones with a mix of Green Day and The Ramones. HighBall continues redefining rock music and has an onstage energy and presence that is matched only by their quick and punchy power chord sound - the style of music to which great rock legends owe their success.
THE PEEVES - listen
The Peeves, a technical punk rock band in Chicago.






SORE HISTORY

Sun. Jul. 01 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
SORE HISTORY - listen
Sore History is ex- Like Bats and P.S. Eliot. catchy alternative rock for fans of The Lemonheads.
NECTAR - listen
Kamila Glowacki's project Nectar draws influence from twee-pop and punk, blending fast-paced hooks with intelligent songwriting that leaves you wanting more after each song flies by.
SPECIAL DEATH
Distorted guitars and male/female harmonies.
HORRIBLE THINGS (members of The Copyrights, Off With Their Heads, Two Houses, Costanza, Fuck You Idiot, and Hospital Job) - listen
Horrible Things used to be a one man pop-punk experience from Champaign, Illinois but now it's a four man pop-punk party hailing from Chicago, Illinois and composed of some familiar/handsome faces.






EASY, DEMON

Fri. Jul. 06 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
EASY, DEMON - listen
Easy, Demon is a Chicago-based band set on writing songs that get stuck in your head. Featuring members from bands including Blane Fonda and Ancient Friends, Easy, Demon just wants to have fun.
CASSEROLE - listen
Casserole are a Chicago-based, dirty instrumental jazz rock band. Fun and dirty.
HAND PRACTICES - listen
Hand Practices are a four piece psychedelic rock band from Chicago, IL. None of the members are particularly virtuosic at their instruments, nor do any of them look particularly cool. However, they do have some redeeming qualities. For starters, they are relatively punctual for a band whose only unofficial endorsement is from an anonymous weed farmer. Oh yeah, and they write songs that have killer melodies, catchy hooks, and sneakily complex arrangements. From groovy, swinging, meter-bending, poppy tunes to sprawling, droning sonic monoliths, Hand Practices carves out albums and live sets that pull the listener along some somehow cohesive journey that detours at every strange roadside attraction along the way. With the self-release of their first full-length record, Caterpillar, in late 2014 and a handful of trippy singles, Hand Practices is moving forward musically with their sophomore effort Magnum Dopus, 9 songs that deconstruct music and lyrically ponder its value while hoping that the undercurrent of the songs themselves are redemption enough to prove itself wrong.
THE PHONOGRAPHS - listen
Intertwined within the depths of Rock N’ Roll, Pop, Folk, and Blues births a new band who strives to connect old souls with new souls. Binding humans together and uniting people of all levels of society is an aspiration of these four musicians. Writing, performing and recording their songs on a fresh bed of 60s-70s style rock n’ roll with an ever-evolving eagerness to experiment, to expand minds and hearts with sonic fusion.






WRONG NUMBERS

Wed. Jul. 11 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
WRONG NUMBERS - listen
Wrong Numbers is the project of Chicago artist and musician Marcus Nuccio. When Marcus is not playing drums in Pet Symmetry, Coaster, What Gives, the Please and Thank Yous, and Mountains for Clouds, he is held up in his apartment making giddy synth-pop as Wrong Numbers. His EP "A Touch Tone Alone" is characterized by a hypnotic mix of electro-acoustic drum beats awash in edgeless synths, flickering bells, bubbly bass, chewy-sweet vocal melodies, and luminescent soundscapes. Having firmly planted the flag for galactic humanoid arm-chair music producers, Nuccio tours the synth cosmos in his DAW spaceship spreading his own brand of feel good extra-terrestrial bedroom pop.
TAKING MEDS - listen
Mathy punk from Brooklyn.
EXPERT TIMING - listen
Truly a passion project, Expert Timing brings together the warmth and chemistry of husband/wife duo Jeff & Katrina Snyder. With Jeff on guitar and Katrina on bass they both share songwriting and vocal duties. With the help of drummer Gibran Colbert, the band proudly wears it's emo and indie rock influences on their sleeves.
ALLBRATT
Allbratt was inspired by a license plate in DeKalb, IL. Songs about insomnia, professional wrestling, ennui, Twin Peaks, those sorts of things, with all the melodies and twinkling lead guitar the kids crave. Featuring members of The Grool Brothers, The Ambiguous Triangles, and Backyard Birds of North America.






ENGINES

Sun. Jul. 15 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
ENGINES - listen
Five piece noisy indie rock band from Chicago.
BOARDINGHOUSE REACH - listen
Formed in the sweat and indulgence of the summer of '17, Boardinghouse Reach dials the clock back to the tone and spirit of 90's punk that simultaneously elicits Americana and aggression. Warm tones, rattling rhythm and howling words are the life line for a sound heavily inspired by Avail, Kid Dynamite and Jawbreaker.
LETTERING - listen
Bunch of brown nerds playing with things.
CAT DAIQUIRI - listen
Cat Daiquiri is Sarah Sterling (Videotape, Astrobrite), Steve Rajewski (Canada, Little Midnight) and Graham Bauerle (Carbon Dioxide). Steve (guitar, vocals, keys) and Sarah (drums, vocals, keys) met in the spring of 2014, and started working on music together shortly after. A few months later Graham, newly arrived from DC, joined on bass. They had drinks together at a tiki bar, and thus, Cat Daiquiri came to be.






ACCEPTOR

Fri. Jul. 20 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
ACCEPTOR
Acceptor is four young men (Justin, Mike, Drew and Adam) on a perilous quest to make a single noise so loud and crunchy that it will kill the evil wizard who cursed them to walk around looking like this. They walk the thinnest line between pop and punk the whole time.
MINOR WITS - listen
Forever friends and now band-mates, Minor Wits (out of Chicago, IL) is a three-piece pop/rock band that started writing tunes together in the fall of 2011. Eric, Nolan and Brad spent their first year as a group playing around Chicago and the mid-west, but recently spent time at Uptown Recording Chicago to lay-down what has become their debut, "Bedroom Blues."
ALL THE WINE - listen
Hailing from the musty basements of Chicago's peripherals, All the Wine pours out electrifying rock 'n' roll and melodic punk. Reminiscent of punk and emo favorites such as Against Me!, The Hotelier and The Menzingers, All the Wine is both tenderly evocative and unforgivably hard-hitting. The trio has over four regional tours under their belt, as well as two EPs that introduce listeners to the band’s aggressive yet reflective nature.
DIVIDED HEAVEN - listen
Youngblood, the second Divided Heaven full length, marks an arrival. What started as a solo project for Jeff Berman while studying in Europe ten years, tens of thousands of miles, and many sing-alongs ago has come to fruition, both for Berman and his loyal fans. This sophomore effort, produced by Charlie Stavish (Imagine Dragons, Ryan Adams) showcases a resounding progression in style and dynamic that introduces, for the first time, Divided Heaven as a full band.
KYLE "GB" OPPOLD (of Arliss Nancy) - listen
Kyle "GB" Oppold is the bass player from Arliss Nancy and he sings sad songs with his guitar about whiskey and love. For fans of Lucero and the like. He also likes to have a great time.






DISTANTS

Sat. Jul. 21 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
DISTANTS - listen
Mid tempo pop punk with slight hints of feelings and a bunch of speakers. Members of many bands both former and current.
GIANT PEACH - listen
Giant peach is the natural extension of the early and disparate solo bedroom projects of Frances Chang and Mike Naideau. Upon meeting in 2008, their guitar-driven efforts began to merge, though the idiosyncrasies of each were so undiluted and divergent that they seemed to repel like oil and water. But, they found that each added hues unnatural to the other's spectrum. And as they continued to grow up together their long histories of musical influences bled into one. Never aiming to be any "kind" of band, GP's noisy and emotional music flowed naturally from the quality of the time. With the early addition of drummer David Shotwell and more recent Luke Holstein on bass, the group utilized the stark aesthetic polarities existent between its members to pen a new slew of dense and specific songs realized through elongated moments of tension.
SORE HISTORY - listen
Sore History is ex- Like Bats and P.S. Eliot. catchy alternative rock for fans of The Lemonheads.
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






NEW DRUGS

Sun. Jul. 22 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
NEW DRUGS - listen
Up-beat punk for the recently deceased.
KILL SCENES - listen
We are a dark dream pop project from Chicago, IL. We make music with instruments, voices, machines, and found sounds.
JEN & THE DOTS






ROB WINN

Wed. Jul. 25 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
ROB WINN - listen
After spending a long Chicago winter recording the upcoming, full-length release Slight Calm, Rob Winn is back with a new set of tracks that further explore the sonic landscape heard on his first EP Western Automatic Music. Rob and drummer Jeff Holdsworth bring a gritty, dark sound influenced by garage rock, punk and alternative artists both past and present.
WIZZO
Rock/Stoner/Doom/Sludge/Groove/Psychadelic/Fuzzed-out-tunes from Chicago.
BANDY - listen
Bandy is a rock 'n' roll powerhouse that keeps it fun. Compiled in Summer 2016 to bring about revolutionary good times and sing about the vicissitudes of our many lives, Bandy are resolved to let it all out and leave it on stage. Bandy will rock your mental basement.
THE JACK DRACULAS - listen
The Jack Draculas™ is a metal lifestyle brand that includes music, live events, fashion and more. The sound is a fast, heavy, chaotic alloy of hardcore, metalcore and progressive metal. The live show is an atrocity you don't want to see, but can't stand to miss.






DRILLING FOR BLASTING

Sat. Jul. 28 - 8:00 pm - 21+ -
DRILLING FOR BLASTING - listen
Drilling for Blasting is a two piece band that sounds like a three and a half piece. "Making music un-relate-able to the common man, but beloved by musicians and sound engineers". Its the sort of loud, weird, odd, but grooving tunes that you might or might not expect from these two old fucking dogs.
TOPOMAKA - listen
Topomaka is an outlet for creative impulses.
PRIMITIVE TEETH (members of Violent End, Split Feet, Daylight Robbery, Chronic Seizure) - listen
Primitive Teeth consists of Keara on drums and backing vocals, Christine on guitar and vocals, and Bryan on bass and backing vocals.
POCKETED - listen
Pocketed is very fun and sometimes happy music played by very fun and sometimes happy people. It is angular and frequently surprising, and also realistic.






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.






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.




 
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