Are you a Chicago-area fan of indie, underground, and other "non-major label" music?  Do you prefer shows at smaller, intimate venues over giant arenas with overpriced drinks?  Do you love geeking out about music, finding new bands, and meeting others that share your great taste in music?  Then you're in the right place!

We'll be meeting up to see shows by mostly indie and up-and-coming bands at smaller venues like the Vic, the Riv, Metro, Lincoln Hall, Subterranean, Bottom Lounge, etc. For most event's we'll meet up at a local bar so members can get to know each other before the show.  Everyone can grab a few drinks, geek out about the band or anything else they're currently listening to, then head over to the show as a group.

Do you already go to a ton of shows and want to help out?  Contact our head organizer to find out how you can become an organizer too!


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  • October 18 · 8:00 PM

    Yelle @ Bottom Lounge

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  • October 8 · 6:30 PM

    Lucious @ the Metro

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  • August 24 · 6:00 PM

    Robyn & Royksopp @ Jay Pritzker Pavillion

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    Sorry I let this one fall between the cracks.  Lawn is (unfortunately) sold out, but if you were lucky enough to get a ticket in time this show is gonna be epic!  So... Learn more
  • July 14 · 8:00 PM

    Veruca Salt @ Lincoln Hall

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    Louise Post and Nina Gordon have finally buried the hatchet and have reunited Veruca Salt.  This and July 12th are their first Chicago shows in 17 years! The show is... Learn more
  • May 23 · 8:30 PM

    The Faint - Metro

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    The Faint will be at Metro on Friday, May 23. Their newest album will be released on April 8th and it's sure to be a great show. We will meet at The Gingerman Tavern... Learn more
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