TUE. MAY 2
@ Foam | 10pm | $5 | all ages
-Doxx (Ottawa, Canada)
By chaining solid, dissonant leads over a fierce and straight-ahead rhythm section, Doxx applies a metallic sheen to its otherwise rough-necked hardcore. This is a relatively last-minute show, so take note of the late start time.
THU. MAY 4
@ Chill Dawg Cove | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Naan Violence (Atlanta, GA)
Atlanta's Naan Violences uses sitar, keys and pedals to invoke deep, meditative pieces of music. Locals on the show range from the creeping synth work of Wamhoda to Jane Wave's multi-faceted songs and the baritone crooning of Zak M -- a close-knit house show with a musically diverse lineup.
FRI. MAY 5
@ Foam | 9pm | $5-$7 | all ages
-Crown Larks (Chicago, IL)
This show is technically a release party for Chicago's Crown Larks, whose new album, Population, is coming out through Already Dead and Satellite Records on this date. A solo set by A Leaf In the Street frontman and Animal Children songwriter, Kaleb Kirby, opens the night.
SAT. MAY 6
@ The Sinkhole | 9pm
-Natural Causes (NC)
Saturday night's alright for an all-out heavy garage rock show at the Sinkhole. Natural Causes veers just left of the genre with a tendency to inject droning, angular riffing inside of its for-the-most-part upbeat songs.
SUN. MAY 7
@ Foam | 9pm | all ages
-Forced Into Femininity (Chicago, IL)
-King of Herrings
Equal parts performance art and deconstructed pop, Forced Into Femininity meets the expectations of its namesake with a distinct kind of squalor. The local lineup offers mostly newer acts with the exception of Deep Tape, the DJ moniker of Larva Lu (with an emphasis on cassettes of course).
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