Chicago Shows: May

Here are some shows to check out around the Chicago area in the month of May:




All Eyes West (Acoustic) / Bob Nanna / Michael Feerick / Gared O’Donnell

The Burlington Barbobnanna
8 p.m. | 21+ | Thursday, May 7

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For this special occasion, All Eyes West plays a bunch of their loud, melodic, dischord-inspired punk tunes on quieter acoustic guitars. (Members of The Bomb, Arrivals)
BOB NANNA (of Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City On Film)
MICHAEL FEERICK (of Amusement Parks On Fire)
GARED O’DONNELL (of Planes Mistaken For Stars)
For a decade, Gared O’Donnell laid waste with his monolithic band Planes Mistaken For Stars. Now he’s got some solo jams to blow your mind!

Chicago Zine Fest 2015!

Local 130 Plumbers Union Hallzinefest
Friday, May 8 | 5 p.m.
Ends: Saturday, May 9| 6 p.m.

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The festival weekend kicks off Friday, May 8 at 5 p.m. with a panel entitled Zines: A Future Craft with guests Julia Eff (Every Thug is a Lady, Read Once & Destroy), Jonas (Cheer the Eff Up, The Greatest Most Traveling Circus!), and Ocean Capewell (High on Burning Photographs). The panel will be moderated by zinester/librarian Jenna Freedman (Lower East Side Librarian), and the discussion will focus on the past, present, and future of zines and independent publishing. This event is sponsored by The University of Chicago Library.
The weekend’s main attraction will be a zine exhibition taking place on Saturday May 9 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Over 200 zinesters will exhibit their publications, host workshops, and lead panel discussions in the spirit of self-publishing.

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Beat Kitchen

5:30 p.m. | $10 | Saturday, May 16

Kickstand Productions presents the Glocca Morra farewell tour!

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Gypsy House

7 p.m. | $5 | Monday, May 18

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N Western Ave
Ratboys –
Arthur –
Nice Things –
Regular Oatmeal –

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Bric-a-Brac Records

12 p.m. | Sunday, May 24

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You think we’ve got a lot of junk in the shop? You have no idea. We have SO MUCH MORE BELOW. It’s gotta go. Please come buy stuff that we thought would be popular but was not.


Tiouol / Naturally the foundation will bear your expenses / Oliver Houston (MI) / Pintonaturally




7:30 p.m. | $5 | Thursday, May 28

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A night of rock and emotion you don’t want to miss. Please come or they may cry.
7:30PM Sharp (Ends by 10PM I’m old)
$5 donation for the touring bands
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No drinking, drugs.





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