Another week, and another Chicago show coming up that I’d like to tell you about. I try to help out bands that could use a little extra promotion to get the word out that they’re coming to town, and today I’m talking about The Rocketboys. The Texas band have established themselves pretty well the last few years, and their newest album Build Anyway has been getting very strong reviews. Let me encourage you to listen to their song “Bloodless” and judge for yourself. Anyways, they’ll be rolling through Chicago in support of the new record, playing at Ace Bar on Tuesday, Sept. 4th with Bearcat opening. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are $8. You can buy them in advance here. Check these guys out before they’re playing big venues with poor sight lines. Now let’s tackle today’s Pick Your Poison. I’ll advise you to download songs from Courtship, Exquisite Corps, Jets Overhead, Pan, A Shoreline Dream, Why? and Wovenhand. In the Soundcloud section, don’t miss streaming songs from Flock of Dimes, Parenthetical Girls and Win Win.

Angie Atkinson – Taste

Courtship – Like This

Exquisite Corps – Tyger Wine

Honey Mustard – Wire

JAN – Work for the City

Jets Overhead – Boredom and Joy

Klarka Weinwurm – Pictures

Padraig Whelan – What I Know, I Know With You

Pan – Joe Frazier

Rob Cantor – Why Bother (Weezer cover)

A Shoreline Dream – February Truths

Starlings, TN – You Will Heal

WALL – No Secrets

Why? – Jonathan’s Hope

Wovenhand – In the Temple

Zula – Make Contact


Angelica’s Elegy – When You’re Asleep

Flock of Dimes – Curtain

Le Roi Crocodile – Ghost Speak

Parenthetical Girls – Curtains

Thunders – MagicSick

Win Win – Salt Days +