Illinois Shows: August 10-16

Here are some shows to check out around Illinois this week:

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Coaster / Victor Shores / Secret Stuff / Alleys / Market

Downstairs @ Subterranean (Chicago, Ill.)
7 p.m. | $8 | Monday, August 10

Join Coaster as they say farewell to Tom and Michael. This week they play their last shows together! Catch them Monday night at Subterranean. Matt and Seth will continue to keep Coaster.. well… coasting with a new EP in the works. Joining them are emo bands Victor Shores (Minneapolis), Secret Stuff (Nashville), Alleys (Buffalo), and Market.


Looming showLooming / Park / Choir Vandals / Hidden Hospitals

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The Black Sheep Cafe (Springfield, Ill.)
6:30 p.m. | $8 advance/$10 at door | Friday, August 14

Looming will be releasing their debut full-length album this Friday night at The Black Sheep Cafe. The Springfield-based band has been gaining traction ever since the release of their self-titled EP back in 2013, ultimately leading to the band signing with No Sleep Records for their debut LP Nailbiter. To top it off, Looming will release the album at what will likely be a jam-packed show at the town’s most famous DIY venue – a homecoming and celebration of all sorts for the Central Illinois scene. You can buy tickets in advance here.






Laverne / The Bribes / Cut Worms / Lochness Mobsters



Ratt House (Chicago, Ill.)
8 p.m. | Sunday, August 16

Chicago band Laverne (former members of Pinebocks) make their debut. Bringing the blues that night is Chicago band The Bribes. Rounding out the show is Cut Worms and Lochness Mobsters (TX).



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