Illinois Shows: August 17-23

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

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Alright Panther / Crosstown / Hungry Mountains

Schuba’s (Chicago, Ill.)
7:30 p.m. | FREE | Tuesday, August 18

Alright Panther, a Fugazi-inspired garage triumvirate, are selling their pretty green tapes. Be sure to grab one at this FREE SHOW! Also be sure to catch Crosstown, an indie rock band that have eaten their fair share of burritos. Bringing back the mid-2000s indie sound is garage-pop collective Hungry Mountains.


Thoughts detecting machines 3Solo Showcase: Rick Valentin / Henry Frayne / Jake Fleischili / Angie Heaton

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Mike N Molly’s (Champaign, Ill.)
8 p.m. | $7 | Thursday, August 20

Poster Children frontman Rick Valentin headlines this month’s Solo Showcase residency at Mike N Molly’s in downtown Champaign. The once-a-month acoustic show highlights singer-songwriters around the Champaign-Urbana area every month. Longtime CU singer-songwriter Angie Heaton will also be an act to catch that night, as well as Lanterna’s Henry Frayne and Tractor Kings’ Jake Fleischili.

take careTake Care / Resinater / Marathon

Mike N Molly’s (Champaign, Ill.)
9 p.m. | $7 | Friday, August 21

Another highly anticipated show happening at Mike N Molly’s this week, CU band Take Care makes their live return after a long absence from the local scene. Champaign band Resinater and drone outfit Marathon will also perform, filling the night with a lot of noise and even more promise.

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Quenchers (Chicago, Ill.)
10 p.m. | $10 | 21+ | Saturday, August 22

Join us on this night of rythmic tapping and groovy time signatures. Headlining is Invalids, a math-rock band from Princeton, NJ. Also playing is Chicago comedy math rock due is Space Blood. Be sure to save plenty of appetite for Panucci’s Pizza, a pizza-loving two-piece from Pennsylvania, and Recreational Drugs, the side project of Matthew Frank (Their / They’re / There, Lifted Bells) & Joshua Sparks (Into It. Over It.)

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