TUE. APR. 11
@ The Nest | 8pm | all ages
-Fond Han (NJ)
-Options (Chicago, IL)
-Shady Bug (tape release)
The Nest might as well be called "Exploding in Sound House" with all the bands from that label that have played there recently. And Shady Bug's debut release tbh idk sounds like it would fit right in with the roster. It's a masterclass in finely tuned rock songs all night.
THU. APR. 13
@ Dotzack | 9pm | $10-$20
New Music Circle presents:
-Peter Evans Septet (NY)
That's seven free-jazz musicians led by trumpeter Peter Evans for a night that features Jeff of Endless Planets as guest DJ and an installation by Elizabeth Moore, Chad Eivins, Stan Chisholm and many more visual artists from throughout the region.
FRI. APR. 14
@ CBGB | 9pm | $5-$7 | 21+
-Behavior (Los Angeles, CA)
-Little Big Bangs
Behavior makes slow-burning punk songs that carry influence from guitar-based kraut rock while exercising a bit of self restraint. These bass riffs could go for days, but the band is made all the better because they don't. A varied lineup of solo percussion, hardcore and more makes up the local support for this show.
@ The Nest | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Trauma Harness (release show)
If you went to (or even knew about) the not-so-secret show at the Way Out Club last month with Negative Approach, Sentridoh and members of Dinosaur Jr. covering the Stooges, you might recall Trauma Harness closing out the night. If you stayed long enough, you might have seen Lou Barlow grinning from ear to ear throughout the whole set. This is St. Louis (formerly Belleville) post-punk that impresses people who have pretty much seen it all.
SAT. APR. 15
@ Foam | 9pm | $7 | all ages
-Arrington de Dionyso (Olympia, WA)
-The Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra
-The Union Electric
Last year, artist and musician Arrington de Dionyso was targeted as a result of of the growing Pizzagate conspiracy theory, which led to the Comet Ping Pong shooting on December 6, 2016. On this tour Dionyso plays under the moniker "This Saxophone Kills Facists" as a reaction to the recently-debunked fake news story once pushed by alt-right media outlets. Read more about the project in this recent interview.
@ Non Profit Basement Organization | 8pm | $5 | all ages
-C.H.E.W. (Chicago, IL)
-Mark Plant Solo Noise Project
Mark Plant (and his Solo Noise Project) hosts a show for Chicago's C.H.E.W., a fierce hardcore outfit that blends weird, angular riffs with harsh and metallic chords. This is the second of two shows this weekend for Newt Patrol, a band featuring members of Lumpy and the Dumpers and Sundowning.
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