The Broken Record Chicago: volume one

In this column I’ve gathered a weekly assortment of tune. It’s a round-up of local venues and the bands that will be playing them in upcoming days. I’ll also include shows you might want to purchase tickets for in advance as the Chicago local music scene takes pride in making obscure acts proud by selling out their shows quickly, especially at the smaller venues.

I’ve linked you to most of the artist pages in case you’re not familiar with them. Here’s hoping you fill your weeks as I do mine, with a plethora of insane shows lined up at venues city-wide.

Shows in bold are recommended by yours truly.

Shows with double asterisk denote confirmed, all ages events. Prices and times not listed can be found at the venues website via the hyperlinks I’ve added.


Robbie Fulks, The Pussy Cat Trio @ The Hideout. 7PM, $10.00 donation.

Loney Dear @ Schubas. 8PM, $15.00.

Bears, Pig & Rock and Roll @Reggie’s Rock Club featuring Supersuckers and Nashville Pussy. 8PM, $20.00

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

The Laffing Hyenas, Breaking Laces @ The Elbo Room. 9PM, $7.00.

Bird Names, CAVE, Running @ The Empty Bottle. 9:30 PM, Free Show.

Fu Manchu @ The Double Door. 9PM, $12.00.

Paddy Keenan @ Martyrs. 8PM, $10 adv., $12 door.


Can.Ky.Ree, Cloudbirds @ The Hideout. 9PM, $7.00.

Tunes for Tanzania Benefit Show with Rachel McClusky, Go Long Mule @ Schubas. 6:30. $25 adv.,$30 door.**

Polica, Bone &Bell @ Schubas. 10:30PM, $8.00.

A.A. Bondy @ Lincoln Hall. 8PM, $14.00.

Breathe Carolina @ Reggie’s Rock Club. 4:30 PM

Shwayze, Cisco @ Reggie’s Rock Club. 9PM, $17.00 adv., $20.00 day of.

Supreme Soul DJ-The Corporal @ Delilah’s. 9PM

The Indigo Girls@ The Vic. 7:30PM, $34.00. **

Rachel Yamagata @ Logan Square Auditorium. 7PM, $22.00.

Natural Selection Tour @ Subterranean featuring Blu, JNatural and Open Mike Eagle. 9PM, $10adv., $12 door.

Toby Lightman @ Martyrs. 8PM, $12.00.

Sexfist @ The Abbey Pub. 9:30PM, $5.00.


Chris Bathgate @ Uncommon Ground-Devon. 9PM, $7.00.

Jeff Kimmel Quartet @ The Hideout. 9:30PM, $6.00.

Scott Miller @ Schubas. 9PM, $12.00

Agnostic Front, Naysayer @ Reggie’s Rock Club. 6:30PM, $13.00 adv., $15.00 door.

The Front Bottoms, Brother George @ Beat Kitchen. 8PM, $10.00.

Coda Kings @ The Elbo Room. 7:30 PM, $7.00.

The Airborne Toxic Event @ The Riviera. 7:30PM, $24.00.

Brain Idea, Ryley Walker @ Empty Bottle. 9:30PM, $8.00.

AM&Shawn Lee, Peggy Sue @ Subterranean. 8PM, $12.00.

Norman Toronto, Ashen Figure, The Mood, Will Phelan @ Double Door. 8:30PM, $5.00.

Antigone Rising, Daphne Willis @ Martyrs. 8PM, $12.00.


Joe Lally of Fugazi @ Schubas. 9PM, $10.oo

Reckless Ones, Horror Is Dead @ Reggie’s Rock Club. 8PM.

About the Mess, Never Leave Chicago @ Beat Kitchen. 8PM, $8.00

Gringo Star, Village @ Subterannean. 8:30PM, $8.00.

Har Mar Superstar, Ghosthouse, Pyro Fights @ Double Door. 9PM, $10.00.

Vaud & The Villains @ Martyrs. 9PM, $15.00 adv., $18.00 door.

Eleven Dollar Life @ Darkroom. 8PM, $6.00 adv., $8.00 door.


Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy @ The Metro. 6:30PM, $24.00. **

Maria Taylor, Dead Fingers, The Grenadines @ Subterranean. 9PM, $12.00 adv., $14.00 door.

Balam Acab @ Empty Bottle. 10PM,$12.00.

Meat Puppets @ Double Door. 9PM, $15.00.

The Right Now @ Martyrs. 9:30 PM, $10.00 adv., $12.00 door.

The Velcro Lewis Group, Go For Broke @ The Abbey Pub. 9PM, $8.00.

Dorian Taj @ The Hideout. 10:00 PM, $10.00.

Crooked Fingers @ Schubas. 10PM, $15.oo.

Noah and the Whale @ Lincoln Hall. 10PM, $20.00.

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


OWEN record release show @ Beat Kitchen. Early Show: 7:30PM, Late: 10:30 PM. $12 adv., $15 door.

The Ultrasounds @ The Underground Lounge. 9PM.

Shohen Knife @ Empty Bottle. 10PM, $10.00 adv., $12.00 door.

The O’ Mys @ The Hideout. 9Pm, $8.00.

California Wives @ Schubas. 10:30PM, $8.00.

Noah and the Whale @ Lincoln Hall. 10PM, $20.00.

Industrial Metal @ Reggies Rock Club featuring Hanzel Und Gretyl. 7PM.

Deep Sea Mammal, The Hummingbird, The Clams, CHUM @ Cole’s. 10PM, Free Show.

Scratch Acid @ The Metro. 8PM, $20.00.

Nocturna @ The Metro featuring DJ Scary Lady Sarah. 12:00 AM, $9.00.

Aktar Aktar record release @ Subterranean. 9PM. $6.00 adv., $10.00 door.

Assembly of Dust @ Martyrs. 9PM, $17.00.

John Common & Blinding Flashes of Light @ The Abbey Pub. 8:30PM, $10.00.


The Blind Wolves @ Beat Kitchen.7PM, $10.00.

Pomegranates@ Schubas. 7PM, $10.00.

Ray Manzerek and Robby Krieger of The Doors @ The Congress Theater. 6:30PM, $30-$85.00.

Bell X1 @ Lincoln Hall. 8PM, $10.00.

Mister Heavenly, Mr. Dream, Camera @ Subterranean. 7PM, $12.00 adv., $14.00 door.

Split Lip Rayfield, Legendary Shack Shakers @ Double Door. 9PM, $15.00.

Longest Running Traditional Irish Session @ The Abbey Pub featuring Larry Nugent. 4PM, Free Show.


Stay tuned each week as this tradition continues. If you’ve got a show you want us to include please send it our way.