On Wednesdays I prefer to talk about some good shows coming up in and around the Chicagoland area, so let’s do that today. If you’ve not heard of the band Title Fight, maybe now’s the time to get on board with these post-hardcore rockers. Their second record Floral Green came out last month to critical praise and remarkably good sales for a band of their stature. Then again, I suppose touring with the likes of Rise Against and Bayside will raise your profile considerably. But that Title Fight’s music transcends the scene they’re associated with is a credit to their creativity and overall excellence. Take their “Secret Society” video as an example of how the band will make moves you otherwise wouldn’t expect from them. As for the live arena, that’s where they’re true showmen. They have the presence and energy to match what they’re throwing out on record, and if you’re looking to relieve some tension, a Title Fight show can be a great outlet. They’ll be headlining at Reggie’s Rock Club this Sunday, October 28th. Tickets are $12, and it’s an all ages show. You can buy tickets here. Now let’s take care of today’s Pick Your Poison. Gold star tracks today include ones from Big Tree, Bouts, The Capsules, Millionyoung, Solomon Grey and Total Werewolf. In the Soundcloud section, Matthew Dear’s remix of Ultraista is worth streaming, as are tracks from FISHING and People Get Ready.

Big Tree – Time

Bouts – We Tried

California Wives – Marianne (No Ceremony Remix)

The Capsules – Across the Sky

Daniel Inouwa – Lay Now

Foxes – Echo (FIXYN Remix)

MALES – Ghost Notes (Demo)

Me and My Drummer – Phobia (bretonLABS Remix)

Millionyoung – Gymnopedie No. 1

Non Tiq – Love Machine (Saturday, Monday Remix)

The Ocean Floor – My Shelf

Shiny Toy Guns – Fading Listening (SLDGHMR Remix)

Solomon Grey – Firechild

Total Werewolf – How Soon


FISHING – White Sheet Beach

People Get Ready – Middle Name

Peter Calacci – Cold Hearted Woman

The Soft Walls – Black Cat

Ultraísta – Smalltalk (Matthew Dear Remix)

Urban Cone – Urban Photograph