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RECORD RELEASE - Chop Shop, Chicago, IL
9:00 PM21:00

RECORD RELEASE - Chop Shop, Chicago, IL

Chicago's post-punk blues-infused duo Drilling for Blasting are releasing their much-anticipated first full length record since starting almost six years ago. A joint release by Underground Communique Records (Chicago) and Let's Pretend Records (Bloomington, Indiana), the Electrical Audio-recorded "Fingers Are The Best Eyes" contains ten tracks, and features art by Ian Floetl. To kick off the vinyl release, Drilling for Blasting will be joined by scene veterans Chicken Happen, The Brokedowns, and WIG - an eclectic mix of true Chicago underground / indy / punk / post-punk talent - in a truly unique show experience. The show's format features all four bands set up with four sound systems. Each band will play a song in turn, with the audience ”in the round”, providing two hours of continuous music - a FOUR WAY SHOW - the likes of which Chicago showgoers have never experienced before. Join them on Saturday, June 8th at the Chop Shop, 2033 W North Avenue, Chicago (9pm, 18 & over, $10 advance, $12 at the door) for this unique and insane event.

Show & Tickets

The Brokedowns


Chicken Happen

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Catapult Records & Toys, Crystal Lake, IL
7:00 PM19:00

Catapult Records & Toys, Crystal Lake, IL

The Last Hurrah Featuring The Brokedowns, Drilling For Blasting, Lever, Bosley Jr., Avantist. It appears Catapult is closing its doors after a good run, and this will be D for B’s 3rd, and last, time playing there! Come out and help make this a great send-off.

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Ian's Party 2019
to Jan 6

Ian's Party 2019

We’re playing Ian’s Party this year, exact day & venue TBA.


Ian's Party is an annual music festival that preemptively celebrates the yearly accomplishments of Ian, spiritual leader, shit talker, and all around party dude. 3 days of 50+ bands, rappers, comedians, drag queens and pranksters to party with. At all the cool venues at six corners, Wicker Park. Ya dummy.”


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8:00 PM20:00

Firehouse, Grand Rapids MI


Bands will start at 8:30 sharp- no punk time!

Bad Mechanics (CHI): Lo-fi scatter-brain punk two piece from CHICAGO made up of former mbrs of GALACTIC CANNIBAL and HEWHOCORRUPTS. Think DEVO, NO MEANS NO, and THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS. Less people, less problems. Older yet dumber. Smarter once dumber.

Drilling for Blasting (CHI):

Monkey Robot War (GR): Grand Rapids favorite darling'


Crooked Heart (GR):

Message admin for address. Don't park at the liquor store. $5 NOT BYOB.

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