Here are some shows to check out around Illinois this week:
Nice Things / Single Player / Them Dead Poets
Burlington Bar (Chicago, Ill.)
7 p.m. | Tuesday, January 5th
Nice Things are “those dudes you know who are in too many bands.” In this project, the Chicago band plays shoegaze with a punch. Joining them this night are Single Player, a band on tour from Champaign, and Them Dead Poets, a blues-infused rock band.
RADIO SHAQ / NOMAR / GLAMOUR HOTLINE / DAYMAKER / MTVGHOSTS
Mister Roger’s Neighborhood (Chicago, Ill.)
8 p.m. | $5 | BYOB | Friday, January 8th
The DIY venue formerly known as the Ratt House will host Uncle Slammy’s Bday Shitshow this Friday. Featured this night are Chicago surf/punk acts Radio Shaq and Glamour Hotline, psychedelic band MTVGhosts, and Chicago indie bands Nomar and Daymaker, making it a well-rounded show. Message the Facebook event admin for the address.
The Avantist / Dent / Gamma Pope / Cornstar Farmers Market Coinstar Pornstar
The Auxiliary Art Center (Chicago, Ill.)
8 p.m. | $7 | 21+ | BYOB | Saturday, January 9th
The Auxiliary Art Center is still going strong as they are set to host another show this Saturday. Come check out Chicago progressive band The Avantist headline the show, joined by Dent and Gamma Pope from Boston, and Cornstar Farmers Market Coinstar Pornstar