Januarys in Chicago used to be cold and lonely, but even worse, they were incredibly BORING. Typically, there was not much going on music wise at the start of the new year and the indie rock kids just ended up sitting in their shitty apartments drinking PBRs and cheap whiskey, smoking tons of pot, and watching re-runs of The A Team. Thankfully though, Chicago live music landmark Schubas has saved the day with their Tomorrow Never Knows mini-festival.
Now in it's third year, their TNK festival brings some of the best up and coming artists from around the country to the Windy City for five nights in a row of live music, DJ sets, and tons of good times. In fact, we like what they've got going SO much that we decided to be a full fledged sponsor this year. You know what that means, right? Free tickets for you!!! (keep your eyes peeled next week for your chance to win tix).
Kicking off Wednesday, January 10, TNK will feature 3-4 bands nightly at 9:00pm in the music room, with some of Chicago's best DJs throwing down on the ones and twos in the venue's cozy upstairs bar/lounge. Saturday, Jan 13, and Sunday, Jan 14, will feature a matinee, all ages show for the kids as well. Details below.
French Kicks, Headlights, Skybox, Eagle Seagull
DJs Upstairs: Flosstradamus
Margot & The Nuclear So And Sos, Dr. Dog, The Bees (US), Brooklyn Bridegrooms
DJs Upstairs: Bald Eagle
The Ponys, Benjy Ferree, Sano, The Early Tapes
DJs Upstairs: DJ Matt Fields
01.13.07 (early/family show, 3:00pm)
Paul Green's School Of Rock
01.13.07 (late show)
Mucca Pazza, OFFICE, The God Damn Doo Wop Band, Tigercity
DJs Upstairs: DJ Major Taylor
01.14.07 (early/family show, 3:00pm)
Paul Green's School Of Rock w/ The Blisters
01.14.07 (late show)
Bound Stems, Dirty on Purpose, All Smiles, The A-Sides
DJs Upstairs: DJ Matt Roan