ShamROCK Shit Show 2018 – Criminal Kids, Gun, Black Bear Rodeo, and more!

The last shit show was wild… no doubt this one will get even crazier! Get out to Demma’s in Oak Lawn on St. Patrick’s Day 2018 for the ShamROCK Shit Show. Criminal Kids, Gun, Black Bear Rodeo, Snow Leopard Love Affair, & Forfeit The Sun will all be there raging and rolling.

ShamROCK Shit Show 2018

RSVP to the ShamROCK South Side Shit Show and bring some extra cash to win that Raffle… Special Label Jameson basket baby. Also, I guess they got some burlesque dancing going on too. The night will be hosted by Jonny Halfton.

Kudos to the Black Bear Rodeo dudes for putting these rad shows together in the South Suburbs. Too many good bands in the area, so it’s nice to spread the love outside of Chicago every once in a while. Check out this sick music video by Criminal Kids below.

Criminal Kids – Outcast

ESKE / 40oz. Sidekicks / Flagass / Corral – 3.9.18


40oz. Sidekicks
Art by Jorge Zaffino from Winter World #3 by Chuck Dixon
 The kind folks at The 2040 are hosting all-locals gigs each month this year to benefit Pueblo Sin Fronteras/Familia Latina Unida immigration ministries. This month is a reunion of some good old Chicago punks. ESKE, 40 oz. Sidekicks, Flagass, & Corral will be at the 2040 on March 9th. Check out some of the the bands below and get to the party for a good cause!
RSVP to the Benefit for Familia Latina Unida @ The 2040

40oz. Sidekicks



A Friend Called Fire at HVAC Pub

FREE SHOW coming up on Friday Jan. 26th! Such a filthy lineup that it almost gives me déjà vu… A Friend Called Fire, Blood People, Bionic Cavemen, & Long Live The GOAT will be at HVAC Pub for locals night.

A Friend Called Fire / Blood People / Bionic Cavemen / Long Live The GOAT - 1.26.18

Sponsored by Red Bull & Jameson Irish Whiskey

HVAC Pub & Fun House Entertainment Presents:

A Friend Called Fire
A Friend Called Fire.jpg
Photo: Sarah Scott Photography

A FRIEND CALLED FIRE is a high-octane rock trio hailing from Chicago, IL established in 2008. The band is Jon Allegretto (lead vocals, guitar), Adam Powers (bass), and JB Schiller (drums, backing vocals). With a foundation based upon an infectious rhythmic assault, the band’s music is a pairing of heavy grooves based in hard rock and blues influence contrasted with delicate soundscapes and fused with compelling hooks and vocal melodies both genuine and purposeful.

They have performed hundreds of shows, including six independent U.S. tours, and have shared the stage with the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Bachman Turner, Vance Joy, and many others. Releases include Stories of Tomorrow (EP – 2009), An American Daydream (LP – 2010), “The Lightning” and “Space” singles (2012), and Summer: Home, Love, and Confusion (EP – 2013).


Blood People

Blood People


Bionic Cavemen

Bionic Cavemen


Long Live The GOAT

Long Live The GOAT


Sincere Engineer at Ian’s Party 2018

Sincere Engineer had a huge year! She released her first full length album (on Red Scare Industries), played The FEST 16 in Florida, sold out a headlining show at Township, made Alternative Press’ list of artists to watch in 2018, and will be closing out Saturday night of Chicago’s favorite rock n’ roll clusterfuck – Sincere Engineer Ian’s Party 2018!

Not too long ago, it was just Deanna and her acoustic guitar belting out the skeletons of drunken punk tunes. After adding a band behind her, those songs made up the beast of a debut album that is Sincere Engineer’s Rhombithian.  Here are some music videos of the songs off the album.

Sincere Engineer – Ceramic Tile

Sincere Engineer – Corn Dog Sonnet No. 7

Sincere Engineer – Shattering

You can check out a full band performance of Sincere Engineer at Chop Shop on Saturday January 5th as a part of Ian’s Party 2018. Ian’s Party has been going on for a couple years now and is always packed with some of Chicago’s weirdest and fun artists. It’ll be going down all weekend from Jan 5 – 7 at Subterranean and Chop Shop in Wicker Park. Check out the Ian’s Party site for a full lineup and ticket info.

Sincere Engineer Ian's Party 2018


XMAS Shit Show 2017 – The Studs, Black Bear Rodeo, Red Francis, & more!

Ho Ho Holy shit it’s Christmas and there is a fucking insane Xmas shit show 2017 going down in Oak Lawn on Dec. 23rd! The Studs, Black Bear Rodeo, Red Francis, Blue Dream, Davey Dynamite, The Long Lost, & Mike Dixon are going to be at Demma’s Bar & Grill. The fuckening starts at 8PM.

XMAS Shit Show 2017 with The Studs, Black Bear Rodeo, Red Francis, Blue Dream & more!

Celebrate the holidays by paying homage to Krampus, the true daddy of Xmas. There will be 2 levels of entertainment, cheap booze, and possibly food n’ shit. Hosted by Uncle Sexy.


(Downstairs) full band performances by…

The Studs

Black Bear Rodeo

Red Francis

Blue Dream


(Upstairs) DJ & Acoustic Sets by…

Davey Dynamite

The Long Lost

Xmas Shit Show 2017
XMAS Shit Show 2017 with The Studs, Black Bear Rodeo, Red Francis, Blue Dream & more!
Flybill ✍️ by Igor Carroll over @ The Scum Bucket

RSVP to XMAS Shit Show w/ Krampus & Friends!

Happy fucking Holidays and herpe New Year from We Are The Television!


New Dingus. Music Video

Chicago garage pop punk band Dingus. set the tone with a new Dingus. music video for Cherry Garcia. This one’s off their latest EP, The Place To Be.

Dingus. Music video Cherry Garcia

Thats’a Beauty Productions truly did it up with this one! The video is a mark of the times and a great piece of work. Cherry Garcia is a laid back chill ride on a couch through town. It sports an old TV playing karaoke. The boys are vampires, devils, and wizards. A chandelier hangs in the middle of the field that Dingus. is rocking out in. Do we have to make sense of it? No, but that fucking dangling earring can’t help but make it feel like this is straight out of the 80’s… or a tip of that hat to Billy from Stranger Things.

Dingus. Music Video – Cherry Garcia

You can catch Dingus. live in Chicago at Subterranean on January 17th with Vagabonds, The Moose & Safe Bet. RSVP to the show & buy tickets here!

Stay tuned to We Are The Television for more things and stuff! Especially more news and vids about all that good stuff too.

Rock n’ Roll Puerto Rico Benefit for Orphanage

Tis the time of giving! So help support La Casa de Todos Orphanage in Juncos, Puerto Rico by coming out to a sweet rock n’ roll show this Black Wednesday at Liar’s Club. All The proceeds from the Puerto Rico benefit show are donated to the cause! So let’s save the orphanage with some rock and roll!

Jeremy Scheuch, one of the organizers of this benefit, speaking about the sad state of La Casa de Todos Orphanage:

“Just left an orphanage in Juncos, Puerto Rico and the kids kept jumping in our arms and giving us hugs thinking we were there to potentially adopt them. These are kids that have been removed from their homes because of bad situations. They are running out of money and in danger of closing. Without cash to pay employees they will close. Just to stay open, they had to sell a generator . The government owes them money, but all that has been delayed. Five employees lost their entire homes. They need money. They need serious construction. Part of their roof is gone and they have no electricity or water. The garbage hasn’t been picked up in over two weeks. This one was really tough to see. Please donate: 

Seems like, you can also send checks directly to: La Casa de Todos, Inc. Programa de Donativos HC 23 Box 6128 Juncos, PR 00777-9710″

Also, some fun bands are playing this benefit to save the orphanage too!  White Mystery, VietRahm, and Guerilla, while all chicago natives, will be there. So check out some of their latest music below. Either that or just come to the show dawg.

White Mystery



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New Album! Dirt Tusk – Parasites

Dirt Tusk is two dudes out of Chicago, IL. After putting out a badass creep show of a music video a month ago for “Just Like Me”, we get their full album “Parasites”!

It’s heavy, fast, but DAT GUITAR TONE DOE! Absolutely filthy… bravo gentleman. Check out Parasites by Dirt Tusk below:

DIRT TUSK – Parasites

Catch them live at GMAN Tavern tonight – 10/20/17 – for Long Live The GOAT’s tour kickoff with Blood People, & Bionic Cavemen. Dirt Tusk will be starting the show right at 8:30pm!

RSVP for Blood People / Long Live The GOAT / Bionic Cavemen / Dirt Tusk @ GMAN

Blood People / Long Live The GOAT / Bionic Cavemen / Dirt Tusk - Parasites @ GMAN Tavern - 10.20.17


Peach Pit in Chicago at Subterranean – 10.16.17

Peach Pit in Chicago October 16th!

Peach Pit in Chicago Oct. 16th, 2017

The chewed up bubble gum pop group out of Vancouver, Canada will be gracing our presence at Subterranean this lovely Monday night and sharing the stage Red FrancisJonnycatland.

If you’ve never heard of Peach Pit, there are so many great videos and tunes for you to dig in to. Check them out below!


RSVP to Peach Pit with Red Francis & Jonnycatland at Subterranean now and show up early cause it starts right at 7PM – all ages too!

Peach Pit – Being So Normal

Peach Pit was brought to life in 2016 with the release of their now coveted debut EP, “Sweet F.A” (F.A. meaning “fuck all”, after lead singer Neil Smith’s love for the lazy life). Originating in Vancouver, Canada, the group formed when high school pals, Smith and Chris Vanderkooy, decided to collaborate on a musical project. Peter Wilton and Mikey Pascuzzi joined them on bass and drums creating their “chewed bubblegum pop” sound.

The group melds teenage angst with bummer summer vibes that have them sounding somewhere between Mac Demarco and Homeshake. With their laid back sound and lush lead vocals, their songs tell stories of backstabbing best friends and dying end of summer romances.

The group quickly developed a dedicated local fan base through their energetic live shows. In February 2017, a YouTube channel sent their self-titled track, “Peach Pit” viral after discovering it on their Bandcamp. The group quickly started to amass an international following and booking requests to play worldwide.

Peach Pit’s quirky online posts and campy Ned Flanders-esque uniforms have ignited a highly engaged fanbase. They’re now gearing up to release their debut LP, “Being So Normal”, on legendary indie record label Kingfisher Bluez in September 2017, after which they’ll hit the road, touring the U.S. and Canada including a Bumbershoot festival date, with a European tour in early 2018.

Peach Pit has quickly become the next big indie act to watch out for in the Pacific Northwest.

“Peach Pit display a knack for distilling ennui, angst, and disappointment into wistful, melodic indie pop” ~The Georgia Straight

“A delectably smooth brand of indie pop complete with hushed vocals and Steely Dan-indebted guitar runs.” ~Exclaim!

Stay tuned to We Are The Television for more sweet music and videos!

Long Live The GOAT Quest To The Fest – New Music and Tour Dates!

Long Live The GOAT releases ‘The Dealer / Boss Man” EP with 2 new heavy fuzzed out tunes along with tour dates to THE FEST!

Long Live The GOAT - The Dealer / Boss Man

The FEST is an independent multiple-day, multiple-venue underground music festival in Gainesville, FL. Against Me, Hot Water Music, Hum, The Lillingtons, The Flatliners, and a shit ton more great bands will be playing this year!

Long Live The GOAT - Quest For The Fest

Quest For The Fest

10/20 – GMan Tavern with Blood People, Bionic Cavemen, and Dirt Tusk – CHICAGO, IL
10/21 – State Street Pub with Archarus and G I LL – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
10/22 – Highlands Tap Room Grill with Planetary Overdrive – LOUISVILLE, KY
10/23 – Springwater Supper Club and Lounge with The Clover Club and Brother Ryan & Co. – NASHVILLE, TN
10/24 – JJ’s Bohemia with TIME and SunSap – CHATTANOOGA, TN
10/25 – Star Bar with Spore Lord, Hot Wives, and Hot Ram – ATLANTA, GA
10/28 – FORT MYERS, FL
11/02 – Poor Boys Bar with Trance Farmers and Druids– NEW ORLEANS, LA
11/03 – Hi Tone with Native Blood and Risky Whispers – MEMPHIS, TN
11/04 – The Sinkhole with MFG and Scuzz – ST LOUIS, MO

Long Live The GOAT – ‘The Dealer / Boss Man’