TUES., JAN. 10
@ Foam | 9pm | $5-$7 | all ages
-The Guests (Philadelphia, PA)
-Strange Passage (Boston, MA)
The Guest provides a melodic brand of gloomy post-punk with percussive basslines and smooth transitions. Not to be upstaged on its own home turf, Trauma Harness brings a similar vibe with a slightly more manic style of songwriting.
THURS. JAN. 12
@ Old Rock House | 8pm | $18/$20 | all ages
Art of Live Festival:
-Tortoise (Chicago, IL)
Veterans of the Chicago jazz and avant-garde scenes coalesce in Tortoise, a decades-old collective whose sounds range from dub-esque jams to video-gamey songs with heavy kraut-rock leanings.
@ San Loo | 8pm | $5
16th Annual XRII:
300 spankings are in order for the founder of Pancake Productions: Googolplexia (aka Rob Severson) celebrates his 300th show with resident no-wave cult Skarekrau Radio and a rare performance by the reclusive Satan's God.
SUN. JAN. 15
@ The Nest | 8pm | $5 | all ages
-Night Pits (IA)
Night Pits' party punk offers up a nostalgic pill filled with the powder of early emo and '90s pop rock. Mirror Mirror and the brand-new Shady Bug round out a solid local lineup that gives reason enough to make the show.
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