addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

like the big bands? try these little ones! (plus new show listings, of course)

From: james
Sent on: Friday, May 24, 2013 12:06 AM

okay, so we all know the bands that will rock you like a hurricane in the big venues. but, what do you do in between hurricanes? well, in between dropping some serious coin on your beloved big bands, think about having a few summer flings in one of chicago's bazillion great small venues! below is a listing of some big acts you already know and love followed by some little guys you should get to know!

shows for the smaller acts are often just $10-$25, and at some of the venues, you could probably even buy your new favorite band a drink. can't do that with layne staley now, can you? well, yah, ok, because he's dead, but you know what i mean.

 

like VAMPIRE WEEKEND? then, try...

cayucas: http://youtu.be/Io8PqddrRIs (playing @ schubas next month!)

dios malos: http://youtu.be/dXm51Dqf6Ds

discovery (feat. a member of VW): http://youtu.be/bPZbwevKCDg

jeremy fisher: http://youtu.be/IIBZzvla4Bo

the bees (or band of bees): http://youtu.be/o_U2SGCoUHw

 

like NIRVANA or THE WHITE STRIPES? then try...

the orwells: http://youtu.be/8tA_2qCGnmE (playing in chicago on halloween @ subt!)

vox jaguars: http://youtu.be/NfM8qjoud-o

bass drum of death: http://youtu.be/_96ur0cI_Ks

 

like IRON & WINE (playing @ city winery in july!)? then try...

yonlu: http://youtu.be/_CAZavXm7UQ

rogue wave: http://youtu.be/OwoQsa3tnmI

horse feathers: http://youtu.be/-YwTS7flxM4

owen: http://youtu.be/txOG28a94ps (playing @ beat kitchen next month!)

 

like DEATH  CAB FOR CUTIE? then try...

telekinesis: http://youtu.be/90e-vt5MVpo (just played @ LH)

american analog set: http://youtu.be/KbL8ZjdZ3z8

woodpigeon: http://youtu.be/_GNjyCzr6jI

matt pond pa: http://youtu.be/P48zeBphNAU (playing @ bottom lounge in july!)

sea wolf: http://youtu.be/6QooECoJ2iY (playing @ LH may 31st!)

 

like YEAH YEAH YEAHS (june meetup @ first midwest bank ampitheater!) ? then try...

glasser: http://youtu.be/hP2YydjRRUk

operator please: http://youtu.be/qmHqsSblXg0

pack A.D.: http://youtu.be/qmHqsSblXg0

eternal summers: http://youtu.be/f1DNkGBebhc (playing @ empty bottle in two weeks!)

mother mother: http://youtu.be/txOG28a94ps (playing @ reggie's in july!)

joy formidable: http://youtu.be/a2BUEzdjfpY (playing taste of randolph next month!)

 

like XX? then try...

still corners: http://youtu.be/EubhnwoJ974 (opening for chvrches @ LH next month!)

austra: http://youtu.be/8LJtMrhb558 (playing @ LH in august)

lamb: http://youtu.be/z9HiStltFaU

 

and now, for the show listings! don't forget that these listings are posted on the readers website every tuesday night, and are in the printed publication every wednesday night! find your new favorite *small* band today!

see you soon,

+james

 

New Updated

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy