What are the best upcoming bands in Chicago?

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Brand New, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. The Format

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    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

    Thanks
     
  2. troyplaysbass

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

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    ratboys hands down

    new song out today is super good
     
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  5. mattfreaksmeout

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    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!
     
  6. Steve_JustAGuy Oct 5, 2016
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    Steve_JustAGuy

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    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.
     
  7. pauldunions

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    Is Monobody from Chicago?
     
  8. troyplaysbass

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    Yes, and they're incredible.
     
  9. pauldunions

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    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
     
  10. DeathOrGlory

    i can change

    Yeesh! Listen to Yeesh and Fake Limbs.