What’s Happening This Week: April 7-13, 2010

Wednesday, April 7

FREE Columbia College Showcase feat. The Little Giants & Cheney’s Gun (all ages) @ Reggie’s (2109 S. State), 8:00 PM, Free

Crime in Stereo w/ Renae & Robbers (all ages) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 7:00 PM, $12

Friends-of-WCN Mos Scocious (21+) @ Tonic Room (2447 N. Halsted), 10:00 PM, $5

Fanfarlo w/ Lawrence Arabia & Robert Francis (18+) @ Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln), 9:00 PM, $12 adv./$14 doors

Thursday, April 8

Jaguar Love, Boots with Spurs, Cars for Miles, & Pisces at the Animal Fair (all ages) @ Reggie’s (2109 S. State), 6:00 PM, $10

wiLd peAKs w/ Sissy Mena, The (Glorious) Teaparty, & Odd Obsession DJ Sets (21+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 9:00 PM, $5 adv./$8 doors

Lowtalker w/ Chicago Thrash Ensemble, No Enemy!, & Tension Generation (17+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 8:30 PM, $8

Bittersweet w/ Friend-of-W(C)N DJ Peroxide @ The Late Bar (3534 W. Belmont), 9:00 PM-4:00 AM, NO COVER!

Friday, April 9

Mr. Blotto & ekoostik hookah (18+) @ Reggie’s (2109 S. State), 8:00 PM, $12

The Fall of Troy w/ Envy on the Coast & Twin Atlantic (all ages) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 7:00 PM, $12

Unique Chique w/ House of Normandie, Hospital Garden, & Secondary Modern (21+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 9:00 PM, $8

Japandroids w/ Avi Buffalo & Lasers and Fast and Shit (18+) @ Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln), 10:00 PM, $14

Friends-of-WCN Mos Scocious @ Gallery Cabaret (2020 N. Oakley), 8:00 PM, FREE

Saturday, April 10

Flatfoot 56 Record Release Show w/ The Green Room Rockers, Dead Town Revival, & The Scurvies (all ages) @ Reggie’s (2109 S. State), 7:00 PM, $10

The Cell Phones w/ I&A, Walter J. Liveharder, Project Mayhem, Cojack, Billah Camp, & DJ Strategy (21+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 10:00 PM, $7

Foxy Shazam w/ The Young Veins & Bad Rabbits (all ages) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 7:30 PM, $10

Owen Pallett w/ Snowblink (18+) @ Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln), 10:00 PM, $15

Sunday, April 11

Hacknwheeze w/ Cornmeal, Stone and Hallman, Members of Jack Straw, and more (17+) @ Reggie’s (2109 S. State), 6:30 PM, $10 (free food!)

Shelly Miller w/ Starina, Patrick Gemkow, & Steve Gilpin (21+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 8:00 PM, $8

Lullabye Arkestra w/ Post Honeymoon (17+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 8:00 PM, $8 adv./$10 doors

Clifton Roy & Folk Stringer w/ Nathan Xander & Witchhouse, Will Phalen & The Stereo Addicts, & Go Long Mule (18+) @ Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln), 8:00 PM, $7

Tuesday, April 13

The Rocketz w/ The Honeybees, Pearls Mahone & The One-Eyed Jacks, & Shotgun Gambling (all ages) @ Reggie’s (2109 S. State), 6:00 PM, $8

Francis and the Lights w/ Vacations & Sleep Out (17+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 9:00 PM, $10

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Mos Scocious Lets the Good Times Roll, Chicago Style

Mos Scocious brings their unique mix of sounds to a recent show.

Tucked inside a relatively quiet block in Lincoln Park, a small bar explodes with an upbeat, unique blend of rock, soul, jazz, funk, hip-hop, and blues at 10PM sharp on the first Wednesday night of every month, courtesy of Chicago’s own Mos Scocious.

This little venue, the Tonic Room, which is about the size of my two-bedroom apartment, is packed with fans of several different walks of life that go crazy when Mos Scocious takes the stage around 11:30. The party is just getting started. Securing a spot by the cozy fireplace, I witness a musical amalgam – rap in one song, slow blues in the next, then a medley of The Beatles’ “And I Love Her” and “She Loves You.” People dance, take pictures, and raise their glasses to the music. It’s “First Wednesday,” and everyone is having a good time.

From left: Bradley Butterworth, Rob Dicke, and Josh Rosen

Mos Scocious is comprised of three recent Columbia College grads: Josh Rosen [bass, guitar, vocals], Bradley Butterworth [guitar, bass, vocals], and Rob Dicke [drums], all of whom met in Jazz Performance classes in college. The motivation to form the group came from both inside and outside of the classroom. “Just being amongst talented artists and musicians has inspired us more than any class ever could. However, theory and ear training classes were essential to help turn our inspiration into tangible musical ideas,” Rosen tells me following the show. Those ideas came together in the spring of 2006, and Mos Scocious was born.

I asked Rosen where the name comes from. “It’s a Creole phrase that loosely translates to ‘All-Around Good Time.’” Seems fitting for a group that took its favorite parts of  every genre to create its own, totally unique sound – a sound Rosen says was undoubtedly shaped by Mos Scocious’s beloved home city. “Chicago has not only influenced our sound, but it is our sound. We are inspired by everything the city has to offer. Everything we experience in this city comes out in a small way in our songs.” The band termed its sound “freak-funk” because  “[it’s] the sound from the underground. It’s toe-tappin’, groove-based music that isn’t confined to any musical boundaries.”

Mos Scocious’s eclectic sound is due in          large part to the diversity of the members’ geographic and musical backgrounds. The band says, “Our hometowns are all spread throughout the Midwest. Brad is from just outside of Detroit, MI; he brings the Rock/Fusion/Jam vibe. Josh is from Cleveland Heights, OH, and brings the Motown/Blues/Funk vibe. Rob is from Peoria, IL, [and] he brings the Jazz/Soul/Latin vibe. Put us all together, and it’s a nice little salad with a BIG sound!” The variety of influences comes out in each and every song. Mos Scocious has been known to cover Gnarls Barkley and The Sound of Music and then crank out a fan favorite: a rap called “Garmonbozia,” also known as “The Alligator Song.” When they break into the song at Tonic Room, a fan next to me starts dancing so wildly that he bumps into everyone around him and almost spills his drink.

In addition to First Wednesdays, the trio has several Midwestern and East Coast dates under its belt. After playing numerous other Chicago venues  — the Kinetic Playground, Subterranean, Cubby Bear, Reggie’s, Martyr’s, Gallery Cabaret, and Elbo Room, among others — Mos Scocious recently brought their sound to Minnesota (Rochester), Ohio (Cleveland and Columbus), Illinois (Peoria and DeKalb), Michigan (Flint, Royal Oak, and Rochester), and New York (Binghamton and New York City). They also recorded an LP called Ibble Dabble in 2008.

When the opportunity arose to book a recurring hometown gig, the band accepted. “We were asked by Michael Berg and Jess Blanc of 3D-MAS Productions to play on their Wednesday Night Affair at the Tonic Room about 2 years ago.  There is no place we would rather be on a Wednesday.  It’s a great place to hear live music,” Rosen says.  “For us, it just became a very comfortable place to play.  We were approached by Berg in December to start up a once-a-month residency at Tonic Room in February. We couldn’t have been more excited.”

What else does the future hold for Mos Scocious? Although many students are forced to either drop out of school or give up music to pursue full-time careers after graduation, Mos Scocious is becoming a career for Rosen, Butterworth, and Dicke. Rosen says they’re in it for the long haul. “Our future plans are to make Mos Scocious our full-time job. This includes touring, writing, recording, marketing, living, loving, etc. It will take a lot of sacrifices, but we are up for the challenge and are ready to take over the world!” It sounds to me like they’re going to have a really great time along the way.

Kayla Zimmerman

Check out Mos Scocious on Myspace, Facebook, and  Sonicbids. And catch the band live at Tonic Room on April 7 and May 5 (2447 N. Halsted, 10:00 PM, $5) as well as at Gallery Cabaret on April 9 (2020 N. Oakley, 8:00 PM, Free).

What’s Happening This Week: March 31-April 6, 2010

Wednesday, March 31

Sgt. Westman’s Logan Square Friends Band w/ 7th Street & Warboner (21+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 8:30 PM, $8

Kelsey Wild w/ News on the March, Andrea Dawn, & Gia Margaret (21+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 8:00 PM, $8

Green River Ordinance w/ Vedera & Angel Taylor (18+) @ Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln), 7:00 PM, $12

Thursday, April 1

Bittersweet w/ Friend-of-W(C)N DJ Peroxide @ The Late Bar (3534 W. Belmont), 9:00 PM-4:00 AM, NO COVER!

The Protomen w/ Super 8 Bit Brothers & Alter Eagle (17+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 8:30 PM, $8 adv/$10 doors

From First to Last w/ Eyes Set to Kill, Confide, Black Veil Brides, & Sleeping With Sirens (all ages) @ Reggie’s (2109 S. State), 5:00 PM, $12 adv/$14 doors

The Rocket Summer w/ Hot Chelle Rae & Treaty of Paris (all ages) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 6:30 PM, $15

Little Dragon w/ VV Brown & DJ Misa (18+) @ Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln), 9:00 PM, $12

Friday, April 2

The Methadones w/ Textbook, Love & Squalor, & Burn Tibet (17+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 9:00 PM, $8

Dillinger Escape Plan w/ Darkest Hour, IWrestledABearOnce, & Animals as Leaders (all ages) @ Reggie’s (2109 S. State), 7:00 PM, $16 adv/$18 doors

Jedi Mind Tricks w/ Earatik Statik, Matlock, Verbal Kent, & DJ Scott Evil (17+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 10:00 PM, $12 adv/$16 doors

High on Fire w/ Priestess, Black Cobra, & Bison B.C. (18+) @ Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln), 8:00 PM, $18 adv/$20 doors

Saturday, April 3

The Action Blast w/ Artifex Pereo, A Hero Named Hope, & The American Riot (all ages) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 5:30 PM, $8 adv/$10 doors

Head of Skulls! w/ Haymarket Riot & Mt. St. Helens (21+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 10:30 PM, $8

Diamond Plate w/ Hatchet, Witchaven, & War Saw (all ages) @ Reggie’s (2109 S. State), 5:30 PM, $8

Suture Self w/ Meqqa, Komplicator, Sirens in Vein, & Dies Mali (17+) @ Reggie’s (2109 S. State), 10:00 PM, $7 adv/$10 doors

A Lull w/ Suns, Group of Altos, & Young Sun (all ages) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 6:00 PM, $10 adv/$12 doors

The Booze w/ The Biters, The Downtown Struts, & The Non Believers (17+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 10:45 PM, $8

Xiu Xiu w/ tUnE-yArDs, Talk Normal, & Zola Jesus (18+) @ Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln), 9:00 PM, $12

Sunday, April 4

Weedeater w/ Black Tusk, The Gates of Slumber, Struck by Lightning, Hate, & Lord (17+) @ Reggie’s (2109 S. State), 6:00 PM, $12 adv/$14 doors

Solid Gold w/ Fly Over State (17+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 8:30 PM, $10

Shearwater w/ Wye Oak & Hospital Ships (21+) @ Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln), 9:00 PM, $12

Monday, April 5

Camera Obscura w/ Princeton (18+) @ Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln), 8:00 PM, $20

Tuesday, April 6

Creepin Cadavers w/ Johnny Murder and the 25 to Life & The Crank Daddies (17+) @ Reggie’s (2109 S. State), 7:00 PM, $8 adv/$10 doors

Cormega w/ V.I.R.U., Mic Terror, Chuck L.I., & DJ Nurotic on the Tables (21+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 10:30 PM, $12 adv/$15 doors

The Low Anthem w/ Nathaniel Rateliff (21+) @ Lincoln Hall (2424 N. Lincoln), 9:00 PM, $14

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Do You Like Good Music? Do You Like to Dance?

DJ Peroxide Spinning at Neo

Full time college student by day, new wave DJ and dancing fiend by night, Phil DeStefano transforms from a Columbia College photography major into DJ Peroxide, spinning tracks into the night for new wave fans all over Chicago.  He is a regular at Neo Night Club’s Atomic New Wave Dance Party Thursdays and has also recently become a guest DJ at various bars and clubs throughout Chicago.  A few hours before one of his many appearances, Peroxide answered a few questions about his double life as a student and a DJ.

DJ Peroxide… I’m assuming the name comes from your bleached-blonde hair?

It is.  I quickly had to decide on a name to promote for the guest slot I did for my first gig at Neo so my roommate came up with that and it stuck.  Though Mahatma Blondie is quite fetching too, don’t you think?

Quite fetching indeed.  You are now a senior at Columbia College. One might think you would be a music or media major, but you’re actually studying photography.  How does someone majoring in photography become interested in being a DJ?

I actually started photographing the crowd when I went to Neo and was instantly struck by the music because everything the resident DJs were playing was music I loved.  I started to go every Thursday night, which is their “new wave dance party” called Atomic, and became a regular.  From there, one of the residents, [DJ] Kamar, asked me if I’d like to do a guest slot because he knew I was familiar with the music. And the rest is history.

I know music is a big part of your life, what specifically drew you into being a DJ?

I haven’t really ever found an outlet to contribute musically through an instrument, though I have sung on things randomly just for fun.  I find myself to be more of a music fan than a musician, which I think makes sense with the interest in DJing.

You mainly spin 80s and new wave tracks. How did you become a fan of this type of music?

I got really into new wave and 80s music at a young age through a family friend, and it has always kind of stuck with me.  I loved the sound and the visual elements attached to new wave.


An old flyer for a past DJ Peroxide event

How do you balance your time when you are being pulled in so many directions with school, work, and your passion for being a DJ?

I try to give equal time to everything I do.  I find at least that attending these clubs and getting the chance to guest DJ at some of these places gives me an escape from the regular school and work routine – an escape that allows me to have fun and enjoy my music all at once.

Have you taken advantage of any opportunities through your college?  I recall you being a guest DJ on a college radio show a couple of years ago.

Yeah I did do a radio show but it was through the school of the Art Institute.  That’s about it really … I’m basically a self-starter.

Have you made any interesting connections in the DJ world through school or from going to bars, clubs, etc?

No, nothing through school. But I have met a whole world of people.  I’ve met a lot of people who are really important in the new wave culture.

Can you give an example of one of these people in the scene who have affected or helped you along the way?

On a personal level, I have always been inspired and looked up to DJ Scary Lady Sarah who has been an important part of the Goth scene for over 20 years.  She runs her own company, American Gothic Productions, and a bi-monthly Goth night in Chicago called Nocturna.  I probably would have never even tried guest DJing if it wasn’t for her.  She actually recently attended one of the events I did and to see her on the dance floor was very rewarding for me since I look up to her.

What kind of advice would you give to a peer trying to break into the scene?

Meet as many people as you can, and have fun with it.  There is obviously a common interest that brings most regulars out to an event – people who you look forward to seeing each week and who love the same music as you.  Same goes for the DJs.  It is interesting to see their different styles in piecing music together during their sets.

May is right around the corner. What do you see in your post graduation future?  Will you continue to DJ?

Well… for now I can’t really picture myself doing anything other than something with music.  So right now I think it’s safe to say I will continue to DJ.

Jennifer Priestley

What’s Happening This Week: March 17-23, 2010

Thursday, March 18

Manbirdbelly w/ Paper Airplane Pilots & Satellite 66 (21+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 8:30 PM, $10

Bittersweet w/ Friend-of-W(C)N DJ Peroxide @ The Late Bar (3534 W. Belmont), 9:00 PM-4:00 AM, NO COVER!

A Benefit for Friends of the Orphans (21+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 8:30 PM, $10

Friday, March 19

The Shams Band (17+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 9:00 PM, $7 adv/$10 doors

Two Star w/ Glittermouse, The Hudson Branch, & Leah Stargazing (all ages) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 6:00 PM, $8

The Sometimes Family w/ Age of Animals & Bakelite Army (21+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 10:30 PM, $8

Saturday, March 20

New Wave Tribute Show w/ Handsome Devilz and more (18+) @ Reggie’s Rock Club (2109 S. State), 10:00 PM, $10

Gold Motel w/ Color Radio & Volcanoes Make Islands (all ages) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 6:30 PM, $10

Luster w/ The Paper Clips & The Bitter Wigs (21+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 10:30 PM, $8 adv./$10 doors

Scissors w/ The Twilight and the Sound & The Reaganomics (all ages) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 6:00 PM, $8 adv./$10 doors

The Barcait Couture w/ Starter Kit & The Born Ready (17+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 10:30 PM, $10

Sunday, March 21

H2O w/ The Swellers, The Mongoloids, & The Attack (all ages) @ Reggie’s Rock Club (2109 S. State), 5:00 PM, $13

Rabble Rabble w/ The Runnies, Meah!, & Geffika (17+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 8:30 PM, $8

The Damn Choir w/ Shake Hands With Danger & Ghost In The Graveyard (21+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 8:30 PM, $8

Monday, March 22

Hustle Simmons & Kidz In The Hall (18+) @ Reggie’s Rock Club (2109 S. State), 9:00 PM, $10

Tuesday, March 23

Diana Lawrence w/ After The Night & The Numbers (21+) @ Subterranean (2011 W. North), 8:30 PM, $8

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A Lesson in Music from The Coop

Danny Biggins (far left) Jared Shaw (second to left) Jacob Barinholtz (second to right) (Cason Trager (far right)

Music is a uniting force that inspires those with open minds to share in the creative vision of an artist– be it a call to action, an expression of joy, or simply a reason to keep moving forward. At least that is how Chicago band The Coop defines music. The members met in high school and have continued the band all the way through college. Band members Cason Trager (bass, synthesizer, laptop), Jacob Barinholtz (drums), Danny Biggins (guitar, synthesizer, vocals) and Jared Shaw (saxophone, percussion) have found their school experiences helpful in becoming successful in music in the Chicagoland area.

The Coop began in 2004, when a group of musically talented friends combined forces in a mysterious old shack (hence the band name). The band focuses on both improvisation and composition, combining elements of current electronic music styles with classic sounds of rock, jazz, funk, and reggae. The variety of styles keeps the group’s sound in a state of constant change. “We really try not to let preconceived genres limit the music we create. Each member of the band has their own influences, and these differences are what make things really interesting for all of us,” explains Barinholtz. Still not convinced? For those seeking a unique atmosphere, The Coop has been known to provide the occasional accompaniment of live painters and fire spinners, among other visual performers.

Music lovers may have seen this unique rock/electronics/fusion jam band during one of their performances at several high-profile summer events. Performing at Summer Camp Music Festival and the Taste of Chicago as well as a New Years Eve 2009 show to a crowd of nearly five hundred people in Chicago has helped these young musicians to be recognized as up-and-coming fan favorites. Kelly Currier, a fan and student at University of Illinois at Chicago said, “Their shows are always a fun time with great music and good vibes. Everyone has a great time dancing and enjoying good tunes.”

With three of four band members in college, The Coop has crossed paths with a wide variety of people that have helped them evolve their music. Whether they’re concert promoters, other bands, or just music enthusiasts, everyone has had an impact. “I met many of these people because I was at U of I (University of Illinois in Champaign). We’ve kept in touch with many of these people too which is good because we can both help each other out along the way,” Barinholtz says.

Barinholtz during a summer show

Recent DePaul University graduate Jessica Figurski has known and played music with Barinholtz since middle school. “I used to love watching him play during school. He was always so dedicated and passionate. I remember thinking every time I saw him play, ‘I just know he is going to go far with his talent.” Barinholtz did not major in music at the University of Illinois in Champaign, but was involved with both concert bands and the steel band through the University. In doing so, Barinholtz was able to play in settings that helped him to understand and learn different music styles. Barinholtz said, “It certainly was difficult at times performing in two different ensembles in addition to The Coop, while still attending regular classes. I often had to put in several hours of practice a week to ensure that I could learn all of my parts well.”

Two other members of The Coop are currently juggling school along with their music careers. Shaw, currently a jazz studies major finishing up his senior year at U of I, is considered to be the music theory guru of the group. His typical day involves attending classes that cover topics such performance, music history, and composition. Biggins has also taken several classes related to music at Elgin Community College to further his education and ability. He balances schoolwork with the band and a job on a daily basis.

What’s next for The Coop? Tonight (March 12th, 2010) the guys will be competing in Summer Camp’s “On The Road Tour” in Urbana, Illinois at The Canopy Club. The show is a battle-of-the-bands style contest in which each member of the audience votes for their favorite band. The winner will be invited to play a set at Summer Camp in Chillicothe, IL, this May for the festival’s 10th anniversary.  With their combination of experience and talent, The Coop surely won’t disappoint on their bright journey to Summer Camp.

Download The Coop’s latest album for free at http://www.thecoopmusic.net

–Laura Green

What’s Happening This Week: March 10-16, 2010

Wednesday, March 10

The Gunshy w/ Jared Grabb, The Sky We Scrape, & The Spend (21+) @ Subterranean (2011 North Ave.), 9:00 PM, $8

Fresh Produce Hip-Hop Producer Battle (18+) @ Reggie’s Rock Club (2105 S. State), 9:00 PM, $10

Thursday, March 11

Very Truly Yours w/ Summer Cats & City Center (21+) @ Subterranean (2011 North Ave.), 9:00 PM, $8

A Modern Love Story’s LAST CHICAGO SHOW EVER (17+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 8:00 PM, $8

Koku Gonza w/ DJ Shannon & Blah Blah Blah (18+) @ Reggie’s Rock Club (2105 S. State), 8:00 PM, $8

Friday, March 12

Vivian Girls w/ Male Bonding & The Alright Alreadies (17+) @ Subterranean (2011 North Ave.), 9:30 PM, $12

Pelican w/ Pinebender & Follows (17+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 9:30 PM, $12 adv. $14 door

Curren$y w/ Mikkey Halsted, etc. (18+) @ Reggie’s Rock Club (2105 S. State), 8:00 PM, $20

FutureRetro w/ DJ Peroxide (21+) @ Lucky Number Grill (1931 N. Milwaukee), 9:00 PM, $5

Saturday, March 13

Harvey Milk w/ Coalesce & The Atlas Moth (17+) @ Subterranean (2011 North Ave.), 9:30 PM, $13 adv. $15 door

Family of the Year w/ The Help Desk & The Queen Killing Kings (all ages) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 7:00 PM, $10

Zola Jesus w/ Beau Wanzer & Fielded (17+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 10:30 PM, $8

Sunday, March 14

Howlin Tumbleweeds w/ The Canoes, The Earth is a Man, & Slowhawks (17+) @ Subterranean (2011 North Ave.), 8:00 PM, $10

Zephuros w/ Ben Keeler, Katie & Pat, & Steven Gilpin (21+) @ Beat Kitchen (2100 W. Belmont), 7:30 PM, $8

Tuesday, March 16

Arma w/ Outernational, Chester, & Bullet Called Life (17+) @ Subterranean (2011 North Ave.), 7:30 PM, $8

Black Dahlia Murder w/ Obscura, Augury, & Hatesphere (all ages) @ Reggie’s Rock Club (2105 S. State), 5:00 PM, $13

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