Here are some shows to check out around Illinois this week:
Ghost Track Featured Show
The Peekaboos / The Avantist / Evasive Backflip / Rat Hammer
The Empty Bottle (Chicago, Ill.)
9 p.m. | FREE | Monday, August 24
Chicago folk-punk band The Peekaboos headline this week’s FREE MONDAY show at The Empty Bottle. The four-piece was the inspiration behind Pipeworks Brewing Company’s Belgian Strong Pale Ale Peek-a-Brew. Laying down the dancy rhythms this night are The Avantist, a progressive, post-punk band from the city. Joining them in keeping it weird is Evasive Backflip, who just released their EP Pussy Up off of Grandpa Bay Recordings back in March. Also coming off of a release and rounding out the show is Rat Hammer. Rat Hammer’s split with Absolutely Not was just released August 06 via Berserk.
Fireside Bowl (Chicago, Ill.)
7:30 p.m. | $7 | 17+ | Tuesday, August 25th
2015 surely is the Year of the Rat. After touring extensively this summer (and planning yet another tour this fall), Ratboys headlines this local show at Fireside. Scallions is the project of Jake, just one human from Pennsylvania who set out to write a song every day. He only made it ten days. The result was his latest LP Ten Days in July which, ironically, came out August 18. Joining them is progressive-jazz-math-rock-just-about-everything-under-the-sun trio New Color, a man with a plan and a guitar Mitar, and ambient noise-pop band Dead Tooth.
Evasive Backflip / Woongi / mtvghosts / Shy Duh
9:00 p.m. | 21+ | Friday, August 28
The band so nice we featured them twice. If you couldn’t catch Evasive Backflip Monday night at The Empty Bottle, be sure to catch them Friday night at Chicago’s favorite dive bar The Mutiny. Opening for them this time are Chicago pop band Woongi, dream-punk band mtvghosts, and Shy Duh.