ISSUE #44 / JANUARY 24, 2019


In Time

These local post rockers are gearing up for their second record, Lifelike, with this first single In Time.” A broad-stroking, intense track that picks up right where they left off with debut Negative Houses last March. Check out the new video!

FACS is returning from a short tour to open for Deerhunter at Lincoln Hall on February 17th. That show is sold out, but have no fear- with a new album coming soon we’re sure there will be plenty of FACS shows in the near future.


Squidward Nose

We can’t believe we slept on this track from local fave Cupcakke. Raunchy as ever on Squidward Nose,” she ruminates on why his “dick is smaller than my toes.” Ha!

She’s coming back to Thalia Hall on March 21st. Tix are only $18!

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Amanda Palmer
Drowning In The Sound

The ex-Dresden Dolls singer returns with a new record, and this is the first single from THERE WILL BE NO INTERMISSION. A deeply personal and political track Drowning In The Sound captures the raw emotions we all recently share.

Ms. Palmer is returning to Chicago April 12th at The Chicago Theatre. Tix are $29.50-ish.


Clarence Difference

A track the LA electro pop genius released exclusively to Yes Plz subscribers (and just this week to the rest of us) is his typical ethereal jam. Clarence Difference is waking up to the world of music.

No Chicago dates this year for Baths as of yet.


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Pure Water

Los Angeles DJ Mustard has collaborated for the first time with rapper group Migos on a new track that does not disappoint melodically or lyrically. Pure Waterhas a fun dance melody with verses from each of the Migos members. Previously, Mustard has collaborated with Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Drake, Big Sean, and many more. No new album yet for the DJ, but this is a track to get fans especially excited about a west coast DJ and southern rappers.


DJ Mustard is not currently on tour.


Keanu Reeves

Rapper Logic begins the track saying he’s “the one, like Keanu Reeves,” detailing how good he is at doing what he loves. He raps about sitting courtside at an NBA game, selling out Madison Square Garden, and even having a meme made after him. The track’s melody, made by producer 6ix, with Logic’s style of rapping, flows very well together, reminding us of  other tracks created by the duo. With the actor’s new John Wick title coming out, this will have audiences thinking about both the movie and the track, which, Logic says, “the listener will have on repeat.” Hopefully, a new album will be announced or released soon.


Logic is currently on the east coast and has no scheduled shows for Chicago.


Trashbag Baby

A rollicking punk number from bay area rockers SWMRS. The latest single from new record Berkley's On Fire, out February 15th on Fueled By Ramen.

They are swinging through Concord on April 19th. With The Regrettes and Beach Goons! We can’t wait! Grab your $19 tix now!



The first single off the Toronto punks new record Morbid Stuff, dropping April 5th on Little Dipper / Rise Records. PUP’s poppy hooks will get your skull bouncing. And the sing-along chorus “I don’t care about nothing!” will get the blood boiling!

Just announce they are hitting Metro on May 4th with Ratboys and Casper Skulls in support! Tix are $20.

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Tiny Moving Parts
For The Sake of Brevity / Fish Bowl

Full of emo rock bliss this new seven inch from Minnesota rockers Tiny Moving Parts hits all the right chords. We’ve loved these guys for years and they’ve never quite got the attention they deserve.

They are hitting Bloomington, IL on April 12th at The Castle Theatre. Tix are $17.

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Jealous of the Birds
Blue Eyes

The second single off this Irish rocker Jealous of the Birds new EP Wisdom Teeth, due out February 1st on Canvasback. Blue Eyes has a kick ass video you should watch right now!

She is currently not on tour in the US.


Human EP

The seven stripped down pop tracks from this English singer/songwriter is billed as a full album, but we see it as just the beginning. She has much farther to go we are sure. Her warm voice and knack for catchy melodies mixed with pulsing beats is a sure fire hit with the kids. Human is as strong as debut’s come.

She will be coming to The Riv on September 17th. Tix are $27.50.


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