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01:33 AM on 12/12/12 
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I was curious to see if there are any good indie/rock/alt country bands that are currently active in the city of Chicago as far as palying shows and having some sort of a scene/crowd base.
03:54 AM on 12/12/12 
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Fourchordwonder
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As far as indie rock/sort of straying into pop punk territory, Late In the Playoffs is the best. AM Taxi is a little closer to the genre you described. They may or may not still be a band, but their album We Don't Stand A Chance is super good.
05:29 AM on 12/12/12 
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bobcatbob18
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My band? www.thousandpounder.bandcamp.com

We are about to release our new EP and are planning a cd release show which will most likely be at Beat Kitchen or Subterranean.
09:51 AM on 12/12/12 
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saved latin. What did you ever do?
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I heard this band Wilco is pretty cool...
09:52 AM on 12/12/12 
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I heard this band Wilco is pretty cool...

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11:07 AM on 12/12/12 
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KingOfSpain
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The Downtown Struts are pretty rad. They're more punk rock than anything you described, but their newest album is still really tight.

12:13 PM on 12/12/12 
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One of my all-time favorite bands Debello hasn't played a show in forever :/
10:40 PM on 12/12/12 
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indie sounding lyrics here
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A mutual friend's cousin plays bass in a band called Audiences, which are (as far as I know) kind of an indie rock band. I have had the chance to meet them a couple times (they often play shows inside the building they live in) and they are all really nice and welcoming people. In my opinion they sound kind of like the black keys but with a full band.


i highly recommend them if you are more into the indie rock scene. they play shows all the time and they are ridiculously cheap.
11:44 AM on 12/13/12 
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There's some pretty good recommendations on this page. I always love to check out new music and a number of my friends in the Chicago area are growing older, not going to many shows anymore so I don't get told about what's going on as much anymore.
01:31 PM on 12/15/12 
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Shy Technology is a solid Chicago indie group.



All their albums are available for free on their bandcamp.



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