The Broken Record Chicago: volume eight

At it again, as the temperature fluctuates. More regal note that will lead you back to the same song and dance. It’s a brand new day and there are bands doling out the sound at local venues in hopes they don’t have to play their whole set to the sound guy. Take that stack of dollars and spend it on something nice. Not a steak dinner, but a live show that features touring and local chaps and lasses(which may be the name of a fancy steak restaurant… but, don’t be fooled, their produce isn’t organic). Listed below are the shows held this week. Bands are linked to their respective band pages and in bold print are the shows we recommend. Venues mentioned are linked at the very end of the article for ticket purchasing ease. If you’re a band and you’re not on this list you can email us and we’ll gladly include your show amongst the rest. January…all these resolutions are stifling the creative side of folks, get out…act wholly out of control and enjoy the nightlife, boogie.


TNK Fest f.The Rural Alberta Advantage, Kopecky Family Band, Mutual Benefit @ Lincoln Hall. 9PM, $15.00. 18+

TNK Fest f.Darkside, High Waters @ Metro. 9PM, $21.00. 18+

TNK Fest f.The Lone Bellow, Fort Frances, Max Jury @ Athenaeum Theatre. 9PM, $25.00. 18+

TNK Fest f.andhim@Smartbar. 10PM, $13.00

TNK Fest f.Weekend, Bare Mutants, NOTHING, StarTropics @ Schubas. 9PM, $15.00. 18+

Keller Williams @ Park West. 9PM, $25.00. 18+

Adia&The 7 Eyes, Bittersweet&The B Sides, Midnight Sinners @ Beat Kitchen. 8PM, $8.00.

Coyote Armada, Jib Jab Jones & The Indigo Circus @ Reggies Music Joint. 8PM, $5.00.

The Hoyle Brothers @ Empty Bottle. 5:30PM, Free.

Ghosthouse, BAATHHAUS @ Empty Bottle. 9PM, $10.00.

Brick Briscoe & Tall Young Men @ Reggies Music Joint. 5:30PM, Free.

Nipsey Hussle, Erk Tha Jerk, Z Money, Armani @ Reggies Rock Club. 7PM, $25.00. 17+

The Coop, Jon Wayne And The Pain @ Double Door. 8PM, $10.00.

Leopold And His Fiction, Winnie Page & The Dirt Band @ Abbey Pub. 8:30PM, $10.00.

Kevin Daniels & Friends, Markit Eight, Becky Levi @ Subterranean. 8PM, $8.00.

The Lantern Kickers @ Cole’s. 7PM, Free.

New World Ancients, Bad Bad Meow, Supercell Mothership @ Cole’s. 10PM, Free.

Regular Fucked Up People, Silent Lions, Eggs, Mr.Cape @ Quenchers. 9PM, $5.00.

TTTTotally Dudes 90’s Dance Party @ The Whistler. 9:30PM, Free.

Andy Allo, Underdogs from Outerspace @ Elbo Room. 8:30PM, $10.00.

Phil Angotti, The Hurtin’ Kind, Dead Flowers @ Martyrs’. 7:30PM, $25.00.

Live Bait and the Bobbers @ Underground Wonder Bar. 8:30PM.

Ted Sirota Tribute to Jamaican Jazz Artists @ The Green Mill. 9PM, $12.00.

Trio(of kids these days), The Young Mothers @ Township. 8PM, $8.00.


TNK Fest f.John Newman, Lady, The Numero Group @ Lincoln Hall. 9PM, $15.00. 18+

TNK Fest f.Superchunk, Roomrunner, Split Single @ Metro. 9PM, $21.00. 18+

TNK Fest f.Hugo Ball @ Smart Bar. 10PM, $10.00.

Jake Bugg, The Skins @ The Riv. 8PM, $26.00. All Ages

EDM Nation f. Cazzette, Manufactured Superstars, Medina @ The Aragon. 8PM,  $45.00.

Soft Speaker, Roach Beach, Sleeping Bag, Cooked Books @ Beat Kitchen. 8PM, $5.00.

Alex Wiley @ Reggies Rock Club. 6PM, $12.00.

Unlike Animal, Omnitron Dibolicus, The Maharishi, Midnight Mass@ Reggies Music Joint

Soul Summit Anniversary f. DJ’s Sloppy White, Dave Mata, Duke Grip, Akalepse @ Double Door. 9PM, Free.

The Canes, Simpleton & Cityfolk, Alexander Webb @ Subterranean. 6PM, $8.00.

The Balkan Invasion f.DJ Roma Soul @ SubT Lounge. 9PM, $5.00.

Ras Kass, CopywriteNumber 2 and White Jesus @ Subterranean. 10PM, $12.00.

Justin Long, Nathan Drew Larson, Chicago Skyway @ Smart Bar. 10PM, $13.00.

The Fur Coats, Two Houses, Huff!, Wooden Planes @ Cole’s. 10PM, Free.

Joe’s Pet Project @ Quenchers. 9:30PM, $5.00.

The Pleasure Principal f. DJ Gloria Vanderbilt @ The Whistler. 10PM, Free.

Etheral Groove Inc., Dream Tap @ Elbo Room. 8PM, $12.00. Wear Pajamas, get in for $10.00.

Thomas Gold @ The Mid. 10PM, $15.00.

The Good, Sun Stereo @ Martyrs’. 9PM, $12.00.

Lonie Walker & Band @ Underground Wonder Bar. 10:30PM.

Taggart Transcontinental @ Underground Wonder Bar. 2:30AM.

Pherez Whitted @ The Green Mill. 8PM, $12.00.

Reverend Horton Heat @ House of Blues. 9PM, $23.00.

Run and Punch, Agents of Change @ Township. 6PM, $5.00. All Ages.

Sleepy Kitty, Divino Nino @ Township. 10PM, $5.00.


TNK Fest f.Yuck, Diarrhea Planet, Pink Frost, Alvvays @ Lincoln Hall. 9PM, $15.00. 18+

TNK Fest f.Indians, Milagres, Casimer & Casimir, Valaska @ Schubas. 9PM, $15.00. 18+

The Black Jackets, Glyders, Warsaw Vices @ Beat Kitchen. 7:30PM, $8.00.

The Range, Supreme Cuts, Starfoxxx, Soleman @ Empty Bottle. 8PM, $10.00.

Ron Haynes Game Changers @ Reggies Music Joint. 8PM, $7.00.

The Nick Hexum Quartet (of 311) @ Double Door. 7PM, $20.00.

Traditional Irish Session f. Larry Nugent @ Abbey Pub. 6PM, Free.

My Remorse Code, Beautiful Drifter, Ross Irwin, Meghan Saletta, Emerson @ Subterranean. 6:15PM, $10.00.

Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Derrick Carter, Louie Vega @ Smart Bar. 10PM, $20.00.

Mooner, Shot of Therapy, The Midwest, Nick Fisher @ Quenchers. 9PM, $5.00.

Brianna Lea Pruett, Weatherman @ The Whistler.

River Whyless, Left Hand Signal @ Elbo Room. 8:30PM, $8.00.

Christina Trulio@ Elbo Room Lounge. 9PM, $5.00.

The Jammin’ Divas f. Aoife Clancy, Nicole Zuraitis & Kath Buckell @ Old Town School of Folk Music. 7PM, $20.00.

Katie Kadan @ Underground Wonder Bar. 10PM.

Soul Jazz Night with Joel Paterson Trio @ The Green Mill.  11PM, $4.00.

Mystery Actions, Velocicopter, Draw Blood @ Township. 8PM, $5.00.


Charlotte Martin @ Schubas. 8PM, $20.00. All Ages.

Robbie Fulks, Tawny Newsome @ The Hideout. 7PM, $10.00.

Extraordinary Popular Delusions@ Beat Kitchen. 8PM, Free.

Galactic Inmate, Touched By GhoulBlue Ribbon Glee Club @ Empty Bottle. 9PM, Free.

Reggae Monday @ Reggies Music Joint. 9PM, $10.00.

Glad Cloud Ambient Music Series f.Matt Jencik @ The Whistler. 9PM, Free.

Brickport @ Elbo Room Lounge. 8PM.

Patricia Barber Quartet @ The Green Mill. 9PM, $7.00.

Brice Woodall, Anna Soltys, Axons, Steven Gilpin@ Township. 8PM, $5 Suggested Donation. Canned Food Drive.


Cloudbirds, Nora O’Connor @ Schubas. 8PM, $7.00.

Davy Knowles @ The Hideout. 8PM, $5.00.

Creepy Band, KAVA, Norman Toronto @ Empty Bottle. 9PM, $5.00.

Mr. Blotto, Tautologic @ Reggies Music Joint. 7:30PM, $5.00.

The Trap House @ Double Door. 10PM, Free.

Purge, Lockjaw Nancy, Control @ Subterranean. 8PM, $8.00.

m13@ Quenchers. 9PM, $5.00.

Relax Attack Jazz Series f.Rob Mazurek @ The Whistler. 9PM, Free.

Willie Buck @ Buddy Guy’s Legends. 9:30PM, $10.00.

Henhouse Prowlers, John Ballantyne’s Crazeeheart @ Martyrs’. 8PM, $7.00.

Fat Babies @ The Green Mill. 9PM, $6.00.

Arch Visceral Parlor, Rachel’s Surrender, Belmondos, DJ Scary Lady Sarah @ Township. 8PM, $5.00.


Perfect Pussy, Broken Prayer, Split Feet @ Schubas. 7PM, $10.00. All Ages

Kessler Drake Duo @ The Hideout. 8:30PM, $10.00.

Teen River Nite, Wishgift, King Tuts Tomb, Tarnation @ Empty Bottle. 9PM, $8.00. Free w/RSVP

Fabitat Live f. The Iceberg, DJ Adam El, Lucy Stoole @ Double Door. 9PM, Free.

In La Kesh @ Abbey Pub. 9:30PM, $7.00.

Mystery Actions, Sweet Deceivers, Screamship, Elleqelle @ Subterranean. 8PM, $8.00.

Justin Long @ Smart Bar. 10PM, Free.

OK Sara, Between Brains, Unlike Animal @ Quenchers. 9PM, $5.00.

The Field Recorders, Firago, Meghan Seletta @ Elbo Room. 8:30PM, Free.

Dave Specter and the Bluebirds @ Buddy Guy’s Legends. 9:30PM, $10.00.

Los Crema Paraiso @ Old Town School of Folk Music. 8PM, $10 Donation Suggested.

The Ham Council, The Big Ditties, The Oh Yeahs @ Martyrs’. 8PM, $7.00.

Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan @ The Green Mill. 9P, $ 6.00.

Jack&Ace (f. Bob of Braid), Jason Douglass Swearingen, Lucky Eddie @ Township. 9PM, $5.00.


Cate Le Bon, Kevin Morby @ Schubas. 9PM, $12.00.

Chicago Psych Fest V f.Verma, Mako Sica, Energy Gown, Crown Larks, The Hummingbird @ The Hideout. 7PM, $10.00-$25.00.

The Ivorys, North By North, Aktar Aktar @ Empty Bottle. 9PM, $8.00.

We Feed Alone, Lady E & The Black Light, FezziwigThe Textiles @ Reggies Music Joint. 7PM, $7.00.

Dusty McFly, Ro Spit, Only Jame @ Reggies Rock Club. 8PM, $15.00. 18+

A-Hi, D2G, Isaiah Jones @ Abbey Pub. 7:30PM, $7.00.

Red Francis, The Uglies, Nick Van Horn @ Subterranean. 7:30PM, $8.00.

Reggae Gold f. DJ Papa G @ SubT Lounge. 10PM, Ladies Free Men $5.00.

Jessy Lanza, The Drum @ Smart Bar. 10PM, $15.00.

Prichard, Jacknapes @ Quenchers. 8PM, $5.00.

Navena Neskoska @ Elbo Room Lounge. 9PM, $5.00.

Kid Cut Up @ The Mid. 10PM, $10.00.

Buddy Guy, Breezy Rodio Blues Band @ Buddy Guy’s Legends. 9PM, $55.00.

David Berkeley @ Old Town School of Folk Music. 8PM, $20.00 General, $18.00 Members.

Fall Classic, Great Ocean Waters @ Martyrs’. 8PM, $7.00.

Esso! AfroJam Funk Beat @ Underground Wonder Bar. 10PM

Alan Gresik Swing Shift Orchestra @ The Green Mill. 9PM, $6.00.


Venues: Lincoln HallSchubasBeat KitchenThe VicThe Aragon BallroomThe RivPark WestMetroEmpty BottleReggie’s Rock ClubThe Abbey PubSubterraneanDouble DoorCole’sQuenchersThe WhistlerElbo RoomThe HideoutThe MidSmartbarBuddy Guy’s LegendsMartyrsGreen MillOld Town School of Folk MusicUnderground Wonder Bar, House of Blues, Township

 -Holly Jones, editor, OnTour Magazine