Mon, Sep 25 - 7pm - $7


The Phonographs

The Phonographs at their heart are an American alternative rock band, hailing from Chicago, IL. Intertwined within the depths of Rock N’ Roll, Pop, Folk, and Blues births a band who strives to connect old souls with new souls. Binding humans together and uniting people of all levels of society is an aspiration of these musicians. Writing, performing and recording their songs on a fresh bed of 60s-70s style rock n’ roll with an ever-evolving eagerness to experiment, to expand minds and hearts with sonic fusion.

Swell Suburbia

 Swell Suburbia is a Chicago alternative-rock band that tips the hat to such artists as Big Star, Badfinger, Elliot Smith and Wilco. Founded in 2006 by singer-songwriter Ben Abney, Ben Kinsinger, Jake Gordon and Paul Goodenough. New free LP "The Reel Life" available at


  Named after Silverchair's song "The Lever", the original 4-piece rock band of twenty-somethings have taken things into their own hands. Self-releasing their debut album "Hover Bored" in May of 2015, they've set out to share their music in any way possible. zZounds said "With influences like Silverchair, Nirvana and Speedy Ortiz, the fuzzy guitars, slacker attitude, and loud/quiet/loud dynamics permeate throughout their catalog. But pigeonholing Lever as grunge revivalists doesn’t give the full picture — they’ve taken the sound of their heroes into modern times, blending it with contemporary influences from Wavves to Metric." Lever has toured all over the United States performing everywhere from tattoo shops in Billings, Montana to the legendary Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Lever has shared the stage with national artists such as Barb Wire Dolls, Summer Cannibals, Doll Skin, Thunderpussy, Maszer, Darling Parade, City of the Weak, and Stitched Up Heart. They continue to play all over Chicago at venues such as the Metro, Double Door, Subterranean, Beat Kitchen, Bottom Lounge and Schubas. Even community colleges and offices are a favorite of theirs to perform at (even though they get kicked out for being too darn loud). A follow up EP is expected by Summer 2017. Be on the lookout for a Lever show near you.


 Finding a groove carved by gospel and hymnal roots, Cousins focuses on group vocals combined with folk rock waves. The rawness in their sound is a testament of their humble and honest attitudes towards life. Nothing gimmicky here, just 5 friends close enough to call each other family.

Price: $7