Prep yourself for the punk show at Liar’s Club in Chicago on July 19th with 40oz. Sidekicks, Horrible, Hopeless Otis (from New York City), and Halligan. There’ll be whiskey, there’ll be cocaine, there’ll be blood and sweat, there will be dicks and boobs and brews. But most of all… I’m sure there will be a heated political rant about our current presidential affairs accompanied by a sweet bed of punk rock music. Oh my lord I can’t even handle it!
It’s been a minute since 40oz. Sidekicks have played out, but they’re back at it with a new drummer and guitarist. Heard it’s the tightest lineup they’ve had to date! They played a show at the 2040 a month or so ago with the new drummer and that basement was packed! It was a wild show. You wouldn’t believe how alive and well the punk scene was in Chicago if you hadn’t been there to smell it for yourself.
Since then, a second guitarist joined the band and they got a few things lined up. Get psyched with some 40oz. songs right here:
Tune in to 88.3 FM on Thursday July 26th to here more 40oz!
Horrible is also on the bill. They got a sludgy spastic sound to their punk. Wait for the Darkness cover on track 2. Thumbs up boys!
Hopeless Otis are coming all the way from New York City! Touring’s hard… buy some of their merch so they can get a couple McDoubles in them. Still Out Here is some angry shit! Stay safe in that pit.
Maximum riffage. Maximum volume. With the heaviest lineup I’ve seen at the Metro in a long time. Bongripper / Oozing Wound / Rezn / High Priest in the same room? Hold onto your bongs folks cause the Metro confiscates that shit you dumbos. For real though, this is going to rule.
Our swampy dudes in The Electric Mud are coming up from Fort Myers, FL to play Chicago at Emporium with Long Live The GOAT on July 12th! It’s gonna be a god dang head banger. These guys can shred and they do it like they’ve been doing it for forever. God bless The Electric Mud. Check it out below.
Marmora and Space Mafia are also on the bill and the show is totally free! RSVP TO THE SHOW AND GET 10 FREE GAME TOKENS. It’s an arcade too so you can drink a Gumballhead while ya dig-dug, or sip an Anti-Hero and play some Contra, all while head banging to some live music! Here, try it out:
After Chicago, The Electric Mud’s heading to Indianapolis to play another stacked show at State Street Pub with Void King, Floodwalker, & Liquid Signal on Friday July 13th. OooOoooh Friday the 13th… fuggin spooky. This show’s brought to you by ToneSmith. If you didn’t know, ToneSmith is Drew Smith of Archarus – the biggest sweetheart of doom and one of the best metal promoters in Indianapolis!
Long Live The GOAT are meeting back up with The Electric Mud in Fort Wayne, IN at The Brass Rail on Saturday July 14th for a show with The Be Colony and Sammy Kay. The Brass Rail is still one of our favorite venues in the midwest. Good beers and bands and the place just proves that rock music ain’t going nowhere! RSVP to The Electric Mud, Long Live The Goat, The Be Colony, Sammy Kaye @ The Brass Rail. If not one of these rad shows, definitely catch The Electric Mud at some point on The Bull Gator Summer Tour. They sure are a sight to see and a joy to hear. Full list of dates below.
Mimic is an artist out of the north suburbs of the Chicago. This week he put out “Jungle”, his first single since Watering Grass in 2017. Mimic produces slow jam trip-hop; trill-pop for the chillwave partiers. His raps are smooth like butter and the beats are ethereal. Don’t see any shows on the horizon for Mimic but I’m sure they’re coming… keep an eye out and ears open.
A stacked Chicago punk bill at The Beat Kitchen this Wednesday. RSVP to the show & join the party! These bottom dwellers have been in it for the long haul. Their party punk reeks like a dank cheap wine. Refined Chicago shit rock, its a beautiful thing… and only meant for the true Wednesday night show goers. We’ll see ya there.
Red Francis have been quiet for a bit… What the fudge. Thank the lord they are back with a new music video for Gotta Be Tough – a single off their upcoming album! When’s it coming out? I don’t know. Are they playing any shows anytime soon? I still don’t know.
Catch Red Francis drinking booze and reppin’ Chicago in the alleys of Logan Square in their new video. Another fantastic piece of work by Oryans Bellt. If you couldn’t tell, the whole vid is a one shot in reverse. Totally different from their last music vid! Check it out right here on We Are The Television.
Nashville’s metal monsters, Howling Giant are coming to Chicago! God damn, if you haven’t heard of them already then you’re not listening. These dudes are on tour right now, and you do not want to miss this stop at Reggie’s. They’ll be playing with Sombra Oscura, Pure Pilot, and Hydro Static Union on Thursday, May 10th.
Born out of some space fuzz chamber and dropped down on Nashville, Tennessee, Howling Giant’s form of metal is a unique and eclectic fairy tale trip through the stars. – New Noise Magazine
Howling Giant will also be playing Psycho Las Vegas alongside some crazy acts like High on Fire, Danzig, Monolord, Red Fang, CKY and many more! If all of this shit doesn’t impress you then take a listen to some of their music below.
Sombra Oscura is the creative brainchild of Chicago musician Gabriel Antonio Rodríguez.
Rising from the bones of “desert rock”, this powerful 3-piece promises to deliver a soul gripping welcome addition to what we know to be stoner rock. Pure Pilot is a heavy & melodic, psychedelic assault on the landscape of the dune…
Hydro Static Union is a spectacularly stripped down set of sneakily melodic, yet in your face, Blues Rock and Roll on the fringes of Heavy Psych and Stoner-Rock. Check them out for yourself below.
Hailing from Athens, Ohio, Druid is bringing their fuzzed out Rock n’ Roll to Chicago, IL. They will be playing with Long Live the GOAT, Sun God Ra, and Sparky Quano at Livewire Lounge on Tuesday, May 8th.
Druid was formed by Kaleb Shaffner, Greg Ornella, Max Schmitz, and Louis Eyerman in Athens, OH in 2014. Over the short time since its formation, they earned a reputation for their intense stage presence, as well as for how loud their shows are. They have released three full length records. I dropped some of their tunes down below.
Hahah no one’s gonna say it better than the dynamic duo themselves…
You can’t go an hour without hearing someone taco bout it, so don’t be the only juan left in the dark. This Drinko De Mayo come to Demma’s Bar & Grill where there’s mexcellent live music, pool, darts, and $2 drinks. This is nacho ordinary event, these bands rock out with their guac out, so don’t be a pendejo and miss out, eso sería estúpido!
The release of Soundgrowler’s MASHING OF TEETH is nigh! It’s gonna be another great night music and beer.
Mashing of Teeth
Catch Pale Horseman and These Beasts on Friday May 4th at Soundgrowler Brewing in Tinley Park, IL. The label above is for Mashing of Teeth – a double dry hopped pale ale collaboration beer being released the day of the show. The name is based off of Pale Horseman’s “Gnashing of Teeth” which is track five on their latest album, The Fourth Seal. Check it out below:
These Beasts – metal three piece from Chicago – will also be joining them on the bill.
If this show is anything like last time… it’s gonna be a banger! $5 cover charge at the door and 21+