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Recommended Show of the Day

With so many great shows every night in Chicago, the least we can do is call out one we think you should check out. Today’s recommendation comes from Tracy:

 

 

“This is our second showcase ever, and first at The Whistler! Definitely a favorite venue in town, always FREE and great drinks, plus a killer line-up. Secret Science will definitely get the vibe started right with their high-energy rock noise, followed by a band who seemingly bleeds summer sounds, Impulsive Hearts.”

 

Wednesday, 8/6 at The Whistler

with Impulsive Hearts and Secret Science

21+ | FREE | Doors at 6, Show at 9:30

 

About our showcases: Showcases are weekday shows featuring Chicago bands with the goal of encouraging our city to come out and support the scene. They’re hosted at various venues we love, today including The Burlington and The Whistler. As always, our shows are never more than $5, and sometimes even FREE. This city provides quality music every night, and the more we support bands and venues throughout the week, the more we fuel our city’s growth. Come on out!

 

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Impulsive Hearts Headline at The Whistler Tonight!

Impulsive Hearts bring their surf-pop shoegaze sounds to The Whistler tonight! Voted as one of the top 10 bands to watch in the RedEye’s Rock ‘n’ Vote 2014, they released an EP “Sorry in the Summer” earlier this year, and have a release coming up on Impossible Colors this September. Lots going on with these guys, not to mention tonight’s show! Keep reading to learn about their influences and local favorites, and click play to hear their ’em.

 

Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

For fans of Best Coast, The Pretenders, Beach House, Cults, The Beach Boys, The Smiths, Dum Dum Girls.

 

What is some music worth sharing? Something new? Local favorites?

Currently in love with locals: Panda Riot, Flesh Panthers, Videotape, She Speaks in Tongues, and Church Arts.

 

 

Wednesday, 8/6 at The Whistler

with Secret Science

21+ | FREE | Doors at 6, Show at 9:30

secret science

Secret Science Open our First Whistler Showcase Tomorrow

Excited to have Secret Science on the bill tomorrow! They’re opening our first showcase at The Whistler with their breed of punk-influenced garage rock. Maybe you saw them at Do Division? Or perhaps at Beat Kitchen with Planes Mistaken for Stars? Either way, you should definitely check ’em out tomorrow! Click play below to see a quick teaser for their Galore EP or to hear ’em, and keep reading to learn more.

 

Who are some of your biggest musical influences?

Pixies, Bad Religion, newer punk like Wavves, Cloud Nothings.

 

What is some music worth sharing? Something new? Local favorites?

Speedy Ortiz has been high on our lists lately. Mooner and Bike Cops are a few of our local favs.

 

 

Wednesday, 8/6 at The Whistler

with Impulsive Hearts

21+ | FREE | Doors at 6, Show at 9:30