$5 - These are the cheapest tickets in town AND with each ticket comes an extra FREE Ticket, FREE pair of shades or FREE tee/tank! The Important Part: 100% of proceeds go towards our $350 goal for non-profit, Free Guitars for Future Stars to purchase 5 new guitars for their expanding classes provided to low-income McHenry County students.

$5 - These are the cheapest tickets in town AND with each ticket comes an extra FREE Ticket, FREE pair of shades or FREE tee/tank! The Important Part: 100% of proceeds go towards our $350 goal for non-profit, Free Guitars for Future Stars to purchase 5 new guitars for their expanding classes provided to low-income McHenry County students.

 
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COUSIN DUD (Chicago)

Cousin Dud is a rock band out of Chicago, IL. Their last album, Workinggirl's Dud, released in August of 2012, is self-described as a collection of Midwestern spirituals. Their next album, The Faded, will be a louder look at love and loss in America's Heartland and is set for release in early spring of 2014.

ARCHIE POWELL & THE EXPORTS (Chicago)

5 QUESTIONS WITH ARCHIE POWELL

Heartbreak, shame, sorrow and guilt. In the case of Archie Powell, his new collection of songs prove that for him, no good crush gets requited. He and the Exports present Back in Black, an explosive set that marries the melodic, hooky addiction of their previous albums with a new heavier, noisy backing. Powell notes that the political songs on their critically acclaimed “Great Ideas in Action” got a lot of attention, but he felt that the more inwardly centered songs held up just as well. “I felt that the real strength of our body of work was with internal subject matter. Writing this album, I wanted to be bluntly transparent about sex and romance. 

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THE BONESETTERS (Indianapolis)

5 QUESTIONS WITH BONESETTERS

Bonesetters are a group of four young men who play music in duplexes, houses, bars and theaters around these United States. Collectively building a sound rooted in airy surf and rock and roll, with fine touches of folk. Their latest album, Figure It Out, was released on January 31, 2014 to a sold out show in Indianapolis, and kind words from Wild Honey Pie, Nuvo and Midwest Action!

Grandkids (Urbana)

Grandkids formed during the early months of 2010 in Urbana, IL. Over the next few years they played a lot and recorded a little. In 2013 the band released its debut full-length album, Timeshare, and toured the Midwestern, Southern and Eastern United States (from Texas to NYC). Champaign-Urbana's online culture magazine, Smile Politely, wrote of Timeshare: "It’s a complex piece of art, with many layers of sound and intricacy, and I would put it up there among the best albums I’ve heard in the last few years — from anyone."  After recently relocating from Urbana, IL to Chicago, Grandkids is now embroiled in the process of writing new material (with hopes of recording their next release later this year)

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BLEEDING RAINBOW (Philadelphia)

5 QUESTIONS WITH BLEEDING RAINBOW

Interrupt, the band's February 25th release via Kanine Records is more than just a clever name. The driving melodies and sweet refrain of lead single “So You Know” speaks to isolation and a lack of control. The guttural vocals of Rob pairs with the blistering verses of “Images,” creating mental pictures of Bleeding Rainbow pouring out heart and soul in the whirlwind recording sessions that define the band’s “music-as-therapy” approach.

LANDMARKS (Chicago)

Landmarks is an indie rock band that beckons elements of Deerhunter and Real Estate combined with Wild Nothing and Caveman. The group's songs, from ambient soundscapes to melodically driven surf rock, have quickly been gaining notoriety around Chicago, Illinois.