Pallbearer at Do Division 2017

Do Division Street Fest hits Chicago every year with a mix of fun and brutal local favorites from the year. This year – Chuck RaganProtomartyr, Lucky Boys Confusion, Muuy Biien – tons of great acts in the lineup! Mainly though, we’re overjoyed to see that Pallbearer is coming back to Chicago to close out Do Division 2017 on Sunday June 4th.


We were lucky enough to catch Pallbearer the last time they were in Chicago at Thalia Hall back in March. The night was a beautiful onslaught of slow ripping doom. I can’t help but think they are going to put on an even better show at Do Division!


Come early and stay late though! The whole fest is always a good time. Perfect chance to catch some up-and-comers from the Midwest and pig out on pizza and brews in the sun. See the flyer below for the full list of Do Division 2017 artists.

Do Division 2017

Do Division 2017

TWO FREE SHOWS! Trash Knife with WAD, Salvation, Peekaboos & Heavy Medz in Chicago

free shows chicago

Two FREE Shows in Chicago tonight (May 22) people! Should be pretty titties with some quality bands. Trash Knife from Philly with be playing both and so will Chicago’s finest, SALVATION, with midwest hardcore group MACE at Logan Arcade. After that show, when you haven’t had enough, you can get to East Room where Trash Knife and Salvation will be joining WAD and HEAVY MEDZ, but you can see all of that on the flyer up top. But what you can’t see is that is THE PEEKABOOs just hopped on the Logan Hardware bill last minute. So many bands to see… so many games to play, like that weird ass japanese table flipping game or KILLER QUEEN! Or you can not go to either show and stare at your computer while playing Bio Menace which I left down for you below.

Free Shows Chicago! RSVP to Trash Knife (Philly) with WAD, Salvation, Peekaboos & Heavy Medz

MACE – Tour Tape
SALVATION – Sore Loser
TRASH KNIFE – 2 from upcoming ST 7″
HEAVY MEDZ – Demo Recordings
THE PEEKABOOS – Help Stop Decay

New Music Video from Red Francis is an Ass-aulting Journey

Flaming Trash Cans, Stretch Limos and Butts — the new Red Francis music video has it all! 

Chicago band Red Francis and Brooklyn visual artist ORYANS BELLT came together to create the ass-tastic masterpeice that is “Fuckin’ Shit”. As a result, the combined effort is a wild party filled with twerking, butt bongos and flying through space.

“We came back from a Southwest tour in the fall of 2016 and wanted to get to work on a new single and video. “Fuckin’ Shit” is about a really cool butt, and the video is a salute to butts no matter the size, color or gender,”  – Michael Glader, lead singer.

Red Francis Music Video

The video for “Fuckin’ Shit” transports the viewer to a grungy city landscape where a bizarre celebration of butts ensues. Butts are stacked in a human pyramid and used as bongos as explosions and comical characters fly by. The final product is a hilarious and mesmerizing experience of being lost in the moment of seeing an earth-shattering ass.

Glader says, “We wanted the video to be as weird as possible, and I think we’ve achieved that. We had so much fun filming our friends dancing in their underwear and I think the energy really shined through.”

Finally, check this beast of an ass vid out for yourself below:

Red Francis – Fuckin’ Shit

First of all, who’s ass is dat? Due to all of this beautiful butt magic.. I got a b0ner. 

REZN / Faces of the Bog / JOB @ Emporium – 4.19.17

REZN / Faces of The Bog / JOB @ Emporium
Flyer manifested by Future Wisdom and Spencer Ouellette

Another awesome FREE SHOW at Emporium Wicker Park in Chicago! Three fuzz drenched doom bands coming together for a heavy night of sludge, drinks and arcade games. RSVP to REZN / Faces of the Bog / JOB on Wednesday April 19th, 2017 and listen to all the bands below:


New Cosmic Doom out of Chicago. Let It Burn is one hell of an ambitious and trippy debut album. If you haven’t been acquainted with REZN, I urge you to get down on this right now:

Faces of the Bog

Acid soaked sludge hailing from Humboldt Park, Chicago. Faces of The Bog’s debut album, “Ego Death” was recorded at Electrical Audio and produced by Sanford Parker.



Instrumental and loud.

FREE SHOW // 21+ // 4.19.17 // Emporium @ 1366 N MILWAUKEE AVE

Emporium is a Barcade. They have a ton of cool arcade games to play while jamming out to the bands and some top notch beer choices on tap. Here’s one of my favorite classic DOS games to play to prep your gaming skills for the show!

Commander Keen 6 – Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter!

MUTTS single release

New MUTTS single release “Tin Foil Hat”! You can get a FREE download of the track on their website and watch the music video for it below.

Mutts Single Release

This is another pro music video done DIY, and the song is fantastic. “Tin Foil Hat” is an anthem for all the skeptics of American Government and how close they’ve become to Orwell’s Big Brother – always watching, always listening. Mutts have made it clear that it’s time to put on our tin foil hats and Make America Gay Again.

They’ll be celebrating the single release with a party at The Burlington Friday April 14th, 2017. Some other kick ass bands will be joining them on the bill including: Brother O’ Brother (Indianapolis) and Post Child. RSVP to the Mutts Single Release Party w/ Brother O’Brother/Post Child!

Mutts – Tin Foil Hat

BUMMER / Pinko / DEN / Ribbonhead @ Burlington Chicago – 4.10.17

Bummer / Pinko Split @ The Burlington Chicago

Bummer and Pinko come through Chicago on Monday April 10th. RSVP to their show at the Burlington right here! The bands just put out a nasty split album that you’re gonna want to check out below.


Rock ‘n’ roll music for the future cavemen of America. They’ll be hitting the road to tour the US with Whores. in May too. I didn’t see any Chicago dates listed there though, so go see Bummer live while ya can!

BUMMER – Birthday Snake


Born through a mutual desire to write bleak angular punk rock and coinciding with finding a new drummer for Sohns, Ethan Campa & Guillermo Mendez started writing the self-titled release for P I N K O. Upon writing part of the record, and considering continuing as a 2 piece, they approached Jared Flores to join the band on bass. P I N K O released their S/T online on June 20th 2016, and on tape soon after thanks to The Ghost Is Clear Records.


BUMMER + P I N K O Tour Dates:
4/6 Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge (Record Release)
4/7 Kansas City, MO – Mills Record Company (Record Release) 
4/8 Minneapolis, MN – Hexagon Bar
4/9 Milwaukee, WI – Quarters
4/10 Chicago, IL – Burlington
4/11 Columbia, MO – Cafe Berlin
4/12 Hot Springs, AR – TBA
4/13 Denton, TX – Lion’s Den
4/14 Austin, TX – Sidewinder
4/15 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger 


This Is The Way The World Ends Album Release Show!

This Is The Way The World Ends Album Release

This Is The Way The World Ends is releasing their first full length album tomorrow (Saturday 3/24/17) at The Drunken Donut in Joliet, IL. Fuckin party time bitch! The Drunken Donut is our favorite spot in Joliet. Infinitely better than Mojoes… or the Tree… (probably The Forge too, but I can’t say for sure since I haven’t been there yet). The Drunken Donut is a Donut shop by day and a dive/venue by night. Kind of reminds me of what Mojoes used to be before they moved out of the coffee shop in Orland. The Drunken Donut is also known as The Joliet Bakery. They have hosted some packed shows and open mic nights the past few years filled with the tiny filthy youth of Joliet.. still raging to punk and rock n’ roll!

This Is The Way The World Ends is one of the best new bands in the Joliet scene. They kinda got a Bear vs Shark thing going on.. it’s pretty damn loud and badass. Come check it out live and grab the new album while you’re there. Michael Be, Modern Planets, Thrones, & Guerilla are also on the bill so the night is bound to get wild. RSVP to This Is The Way The World Ends’ Album Release Show and check out their music video for “The Well” along with the other bands on the bill below!

This Is The Way The World Ends – The Well

Guerilla – Bummer


Michael Be – Michael Be
Modern Planets – Blood Moon

New Gudger Music Video!

Gudger music video
Photo Credit: Katt Cerie — with Derek Eddleblute, Aaron Eddleblute and Neil Tuuri-Eddleblute

Another brutally awesome Gudger music video! Last time, there were Christmas tree dealers and sweater parties… this time its aliens and a cowbell. Does it get better than that?

Check out the official video for “Death From Above” below, directed and filmed by Paul Cunningham of Cool World Photography. Gudger is based out of Lancaster, OH. This track is on Gudger II which can be bought off their website. So let the hard rock/heavy riffs begin!

Gudger – Death From Above

They got some cool shows coming up too, so do yourself a favor and check them out live! Dates below:

4/8 – Reynoldsburg, OH @ The Dark Horse Tavern

4/28 – Athens, OH @ The Union w/ Brimstone Coven & Horseburner

5/12 – Columbus, OH @ Ruby Tuesday Live

5/27 – Chillicothe, OH @ MG Flash Album Release Show


Hyborian at Township Chicago with Guerilla & Uncouth – 3.22.17

Hyborian Vol. I & Guerilla @ Township - 3/22/17

Hyborian from Kansas City, MO just released their debut album Hyborian Vol. I on March 17th and it’s massive! Recorded by the bands’ own guitarists Martin Bush and Ryan Bates at their studio and rehearsal space in Kansas City’s West Bottoms.

Forging a new sound in heavy music, the Kansas City powerhouse has channeled the energy of stoner legends like High on Fire, Crowbar, and Baroness while injecting progressive elements all their own with Hyborian Vol. I. It’s a rare beast; a band you’re gonna want to keep your eyes on.

In their short existence Hyborian has shared the stage as direct support for Iron Reagan, Powertrip, Vektor, Mutoid Man, Acid King, Tweak Bird, Mothership, and Whores.

Hailed by Sludgelord founder Steve Howe as “a superb debut album . . . an impressive debut album indeed”, Hyborian Vol. I is available via on vinyl, cd, and cassette, and wherever mp3s are sold on 3/17/17.

You can also listen to Hyborian Vol. I and watch their music video for “As Above, So Below” below, right here on We Are The Television!

Hyborian – As Above, So Below

Hyborian Vol. I

Guerilla – DUMB

Uncouth – Born of Night

RSVP for Hyborian at Township w/ Guerilla and Uncouth in Chicago on March 22nd, 2017 and make sure to follow Hyborian for more tour dates and upcoming news!

St. Paddy’s Stoner Rock Thowdown

St. Paddy's Stoner Rock Showdown at Township Chicago with Dead Feathers / Fox 45 / Long Live The GOAT / Black Road

St. Paddy’s Day is coming! A day for the Irish. We’ll be celebrating by doing what the Irish do best, drinking of course… and getting stoned too. St. Paddy’s Stoner Rock Throwdown at Township Chicago is where you are gonna want to blackout at on March 17th. Badass bands in this lineup include Long Live The GOAT, Black Road, Fox 45 (Rochester, NY), and Dead Feathers. If you haven’t heard them yet, check them out below.

RSVP to St. Paddy’s Day Stoner Rock Throwdown on March 17th, 2017 at Township in Chicago!

Long Live The GOAT

The GOAT dudes have been lying low ever since that got back from their tour to Canada. Expect some heavy blues and thick riffage from Long Live The GOAT! The guys love to drink too, so in the spirit of St. Patty…shotgun your Guinness and buy them a shot of Jameson.

Black Road

Fronted by Suzi Uzi of Doomed & Stoned in Chicago is Black Road. If you’re in the Indianapolis Area, you can catch them tomorrow (2/25/17) at Fifth Quarter Lounge with Doctor Smoke! After the St. Paddy’s Stoner Rock Throwdown, Black Road have quite a few shows lined up for the year. One that we’re pretty pumped for is at Reggie’s on June 19th with The Well and Wo Fat. Daaaaamn, that’ll be nice.

Fox 45

They are bringing us together for this rager of a St. Patrick’s Day! Fox 45 will be on tour from Rochester, NY and this won’t be their first time at Township in Chicago. Check out their tour dates below and make sure to catch them if they are coming through your town!

Dead Feathers

Another dope band out of Chicago, IL. After the Stoner Rock Throwdown, Dead Feathers will be playing Burnin’ Turf II with a bunch of other bands we love – Red Stone Souls, Rip Vanripper, BoneHawkBison MachineWild Savages, & Gear Jammer. Ride your bike or van up to that shitshow in Ruth, Michigan on June, 3rd. It’s gonna be a jammer.

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