Remove ads, unlock a dark mode theme, and get other perks by upgrading your account. Experience the website the way it's meant to be.

What are the best upcoming bands in Chicago?

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by The Format, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. The Format


    I know of a lot of good bands in the area, and a lot that are not good. Who do you know?

    The Obvious -
    • Into It. Over It.
    • Owen (not up and coming)
    A few I like:
    -- Guerilla
    -- Al Scorch
    -- Red Francis

  2. Island of Misfit Toys and The Westward Spirit are my favorites.
  3. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    ratboys hands down

    new song out today is super good
    troyplaysbass likes this.
  4. mattfreaksmeout

    Trusted Supporter

    If it's who I'm thinking, I saw them open for Aaron West at the beat kitchen in decemeber. I was really impressed and wanted to check them out but it slipped my mind, so thanks for the reminder!
  5. Steve_JustAGuy Oct 5, 2016
    (Last edited: Oct 5, 2016)


    The Walters have some decent buzz.

    Whitney and Cullen Omori are the remnants of Smith Westerns. Whitney particularly got a ton of positive reception from the press.

    Gemini Club was one from a few years back I remember, looks like they just put out an album this year.

    White Mystery is another big one. Pretty sure they've had some big buzz.

    The Orwells have a new album coming.

    The Gold Web is a personal favorite, saw them once and it was interesting to say the least.

    Chicago hip hop is unparalleled right now.
  6. pauldunions

    Regular Supporter

    Is Monobody from Chicago?
  7. Yes, and they're incredible.
  8. pauldunions

    Regular Supporter

    They really are! Also, I just discovered Noumenon - also from
    Chicago. The one ep was from 2010 but they are really good if you like riffy math
  9. DeathOrGlory

    Just a friendly reminder

    Yeesh! Listen to Yeesh and Fake Limbs.