Here are some shows to check out around Illinois this week:
Ghost Track Featured Show
Dikembe / Signals Midwest / The Please and Thank Yous / Great Deceivers
Beat Kitchen (Chicago, Ill.)
8 p.m. | $12 advance / $14 day of | 17+ | Wednesday, July 15
Dikembe, an indie/emo band from Gainesville, stops through Chicago during their summer tour. Joining them on this show are Signals Midwest (Cleveland), longtime Chicago punk band The Please and Thank Yous, and Great Deceivers. This show brought to you by Kickstand Productions.
Champaign-Urbana band electronic rock band Sun Stereo will be releasing their latest EP on Friday, July 17 at Mike N Molly’s by putting on a two-set performance. The band announced they’ll be releasing the EP in limited fashion, only putting it out on 100 CDs. Sun Stereo will also be playing with a new drummer for the first time at this show, adding more incentive to check it out.Wa
Waxahatchee / Tenement / Pink Wash
Subterranean (Chicago, Ill.)
10:30 p.m. | $15 | 17+ | Friday, July 17
Mike N Molly’s (Champaign, Ill.)
3 p.m. | $12 in advance, $15 at door | Saturday, July 18
One of the most stacked bills in CU this year comes right in the middle of the summer. CU band Bones Jugs N Harmony hosts a 10-band lineup that runs all day at Mike N Molly’s in downtown Champaign. Grandkids and The Fights, two of the best bands in the scene in the past few years, are big draws on the bill, while Chicago Farmer and Jaik Willis offer some up-state allure. CU emcee Klevah offers variety in the predominantly americana/folk lineup, while Abnormous helps round out the night with funk-infused jams.
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