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Saturday 10/25/2014 10:00 PM | 21+

The music of Barber Greene is photographic. Originally from the rural DeKalb, IL—where he helped form Light Pollution (Carpark)—the Chicago transplant’s songs are vulnerable and personal. Left untreated, they wouldn’t sound out of place next to early Sufjan Stevens; but the quiet, contemplative songs quickly become massive and triumphant once filled with his imaginative, buoyant arrangements, the way a memory imbues new meaning on the faded faces of old photographs. Like exhuming dusty shoeboxes of developed disposable cameras, listening to Barber Greene allows us to linger, to daydream about the things you’ve had, the things you want, the things you will never attain.


Landmarks is a Chicago-based band that’s mixture of shoegaze, art-rock and psychedelic surfiness has beckoned comparisons to Deerhunter (Brooklyn Vegan) and Real Estate (Dots and Dashes). The band employs a wide range of effects, synths, and organs to create deeply textured and atmospheric music. The five-piece's ability to go from ambient soundscapes to manic, noisier tracks is evident from their 2013 single on Public House Recordings, as well as their new self titled EP (limited release on Manic Static). Recent shows have seen the band perform alongside Real Estate, Dead Meadow, Courtney Barnett, and Crystal Stilts.


Ghastly Menace is an indie pop group that was formed in Chicago, IL. Initially started as a recording project between two friends, Songs of Ghastly Menace, marks the group’s first full band effort. Recorded in collaboration with songwriter/producer Nigel Dennis, the album expands greatly upon the experimentation and stylistic range of 2010’s Pitcairn EP, yet maintains the pop sensibility and songwriting that have defined the group from the beginning.


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Tuesday 10/28/2014 8:00 PM | 21+
$10 Adv. // $12 Doors

Dial In are Shane Wirkes and Daniel Modica. They combine elements of late 19th century parlor music, cinematic soundscapes, and melancholic harmonies. Using a mixture of electronic and acoustic instruments, their music is both timeless and immediate. Music from Dial In has been featured on several television shows in Norway and Poland.

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Saturday 11/08/2014 11:00 AM | All Ages
FREE!

Clear out your practice space before another brutal Chicago Winter. Ditch that old gear and get yourself some new stuff. Make a few bucks and drink some beers. Join us.

Bring your used guitars, pedals, amps, drums, keyboards, and any other instruments to our music room from 11 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, November 8 for the Schubas Gear Swap.

We'll have local vendors including Music Garage, Vic’s Drum Shop, Alchemy Audio, KAM Instruments, Chicago Fret & Amp Works, and Third Coast Guitars in-house buying/selling used and vintage gear. Sign up for the raffle for a chance to win awesome prizes, including a pair of five day passes to Tomorrow Never Knows 2015. All proceeds benefit Foundations of Music (formerly Rock For Kids).

Revolution Brewing will be slingin' $3 cans and $4 drafts.

Interested in selling some gear? E-mail Gear@Schubas.com to reserve some free table space!


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Sunday 11/23/2014 8:00 PM | 18+

Widely recognized as the first openly gay country music album—and cited as such even by Nashville institutions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and CMT—the landmark self-titled 1973 LP by Lavender Country stands as nothing less than an artifact of courage, a sonic political protest document of enormous power, clarity, and grace.

At once a scathing indictment of the injustices perpetrated on the homosexual community, a proud proclamation of gay identity, and a love letter of bracing intimacy and eroticism, the album radically appropriates the signifiers of the conservative country genre, queering its heteronormative vocabulary into a deeply personal language. Songwriter, singer, and guitarist Patrick Haggerty, a fearless first-generation gay liberation activist and artist, seasons his songs with Yippie deviousness; in the manner of the Cockettes, the laughs both sharpen and sweeten the impact. To our ears the inimitable aesthetics and glimpses of cockeyed humor recall some ethereal psych-folk nexus of the Flatlanders and the Holy Modal Rounders as much as any standard country and western forebears, rendering the biting poetry in an even more otherworldly and timeless light.



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Tuesday 11/25/2014 8:00 PM | 21+
$10 Adv. // $12 Doors

Most singer-songwriters work within their genres. John Splithoff works across them and the result is a soulful, eclectic style. John’s diverse sensibilities are true to the spirit of his Chicago hometown, where he developed his craft as a songwriter. John has shared the stage with the likes of CeeLo Green, Jon Secada, Patti Austin, Gloria Estefan, and Ben Folds, earning accolades in genres ranging from jazz to classical and pop along the way. John’s soulful timbre combined with his penchant for performance make for an incredible live experience (not to mention his unforgettable 11 piece band!). John self released his debut EP “The Move” in November of 2013. The rest of 2014 sees John writing and touring, with his next headlining show slated for August 11th at New York City’s Mercury Lounge.



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Friday 11/28/2014 10:00 PM | 18+

Hustling to make his mark in Denver, Colorado’s electronic music melting pot, Late Night Radio is earning the respect of fans and peers alike through prolific production, innovative experimentation, and a dogged dedication to the craft. Alex Medellin has put in his time in the industry, coming up in Texas and California, but his ascension in the Colorado scene speaks to his ability to not only create a stunning array of original tracks, but bring them to life on stage, practicing what he preaches—guided by the mantra “emotion over energy.”

Medellin’s background in hip-hop is crucial to his development as a producer. Unlike some of his contemporaries who came up in the dance music scene, Late Night Radio keeps his cuts funky and inventive with an unshakable commitment to soulful grooves. Even when LNR breaks into high-energy, cabinet-rattling climaxes, the emotional depth remains. His wildly popular Vinyl Restoration series of old-school mixes has rooted his sound in deep, expressive sampling that keeps him firmly grounded in the lessons of the past, while reaching forward to craft his own signature sound.

A slew of collaborations, remixes, and tour dates with notable acts are propelling Medellin’s vision into new territories. Late Night Radio is poised to break out of the Centennial state, spreading the love to cities coast-to-coast and beyond as the LNR vision spreads.



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Friday 12/26/2014 9:00 PM | 21+

Ladies and gentlemen, quite possibly the best live rock band on the planet. We've seen them a hundred and sixty seven times, and they never fail to entertain with their train wreck approach to country. Subtlety is for the weak, so they've chosen the path of optimum mayhem and tomfoolery. In their rollicking career, they have been called everything from the flagship act of the alternative country 'movement' to pure butchery. Both are likely to be correct.

The line-up, in case you haven't been paying attention: Jon Langford (Mekons, Pine Valley Cosmonauts), Steve Goulding (Mekons, Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Graham Parker & the Rumour), Alan Doughty (Jesus Jones), Deano (Dollar Store, Wreck), Tracey Dear (World's Greatest Living Englishman), and Marc Durnate (KMFDM).

In a world of corporate-sponsored tours by lame-o alt-rockers complaining about their hotel suites and 'country' stars who owe more to Boston than Bakersfield, the Wacos go out every night and play as if their lives depended on it. Their shows at SXSW and CMJ are legendary, and every year threaten to actually collapse under the weight of their runaway brilliance. If you're not drunk, sweaty and out of money at the end of one of their shows, then brother, we pity you.



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Saturday 12/27/2014 9:00 PM | 21+

Ladies and gentlemen, quite possibly the best live rock band on the planet. We've seen them a hundred and sixty seven times, and they never fail to entertain with their train wreck approach to country. Subtlety is for the weak, so they've chosen the path of optimum mayhem and tomfoolery. In their rollicking career, they have been called everything from the flagship act of the alternative country 'movement' to pure butchery. Both are likely to be correct.

The line-up, in case you haven't been paying attention: Jon Langford (Mekons, Pine Valley Cosmonauts), Steve Goulding (Mekons, Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Graham Parker & the Rumour), Alan Doughty (Jesus Jones), Deano (Dollar Store, Wreck), Tracey Dear (World's Greatest Living Englishman), and Marc Durnate (KMFDM).

In a world of corporate-sponsored tours by lame-o alt-rockers complaining about their hotel suites and 'country' stars who owe more to Boston than Bakersfield, the Wacos go out every night and play as if their lives depended on it. Their shows at SXSW and CMJ are legendary, and every year threaten to actually collapse under the weight of their runaway brilliance. If you're not drunk, sweaty and out of money at the end of one of their shows, then brother, we pity you.



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Friday 01/02/2015 10:00 PM | 21+


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Friday 01/23/2015 9:00 PM | 21+

After seven years of averaging nearly 175 shows a year, all over America; Ann Arbor, Michigan based world-beat-folk-rockers The Ragbirds took a break from touring in late summer 2013 to celebrate the birth of Aviva Alice Moore, daughter of front-woman Erin Zindle and percussionist Randall Moore.

With Aviva now one-year old, The Ragbirds continue traveling cross country in a new, much larger family-size diesel tour vehicle, which will also be converted to run on “veggie oil”, continuing their tradition of sustainable touring and green travel. The new vehicle was acquired through a successfully funded Kickstarter pledge drive in August 2013 by the help of fans, friends, and family.

In Fall 2014, the band will return to the recording studio to work on their fifth studio release project; the album expected will be released sometime in 2015.

Showing no signs of slowing down, The Ragbirds (with baby Aviva and nanny in tow!) continue to spread their unique blend of enthusiastic folk rock and world beat Americana all over the United States and beyond.



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Saturday 02/14/2015 11:00 AM | All Ages
$10 Adv. // FREE AGES 1 & UNDER

Nominated "best Chicago kids' act" in Time Out Magazine, Chicago’s "pop-sweetheart" for kids, Laura Doherty, and her band The Heartbeats, return to Schubas to perform their annual Valentine's Show for the whole family! Dance with your little sweethearts to Laura Doherty's breezy folk-pop tunes from her 3 award-winning CDs: "In a Heartbeat", "Kids in the City" and "Shining Like a Star". Doherty's music can get even the shyest wallflower to wiggle across the dance floor! Richard Milne of Chicago's WXRT Radio says "Laura is a pro in the world of children's music!"


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