With the fall concert season in full swing, if you live in a large enough city it can seem like there’s a great show going on every single night over the course of a couple months. That’s certainly the case in Chicago, and on occasion I like to take a moment to promote something that’s going to be worth your time and hard-earned money to buy tickets to in the weeks ahead. This week I’d like to talk about Halloween. It’s on a Thursday night this year, and if you’re not going to a party or basically just drinking the night away on your own, you should come out and raise a little havoc with FIDLAR and The Orwells. They’re playing at Subterranean, in an early evening all ages show that’s sure to be absolutely nuts. As you may or may not be aware, FIDLAR are members of my elite Class of 2013, and their no frills brand of wake, bake and skate punk rock is designed for the stage more than anything else. I have yet to see them perform live, but between videos I’ve seen and testimony from friends I trust, their live show is not one to be missed. The real question is whether or not you’ll be able to handle all the stage diving and jumping around. It’s certainly something for young people to enjoy, which is why I suppose it’s an all ages affair. Anyways, from what I understand there’s not many tickets left for the show, but it’s $15 and you can purchase them online by going here. Sound good? Maybe I’ll see you there. In the meantime, let’s talk about today’s Pick Your Poison. Things you won’t want to miss today come from Circle Into Square, The Dirty Names, Gallant, Sharkmuffin and Sluggers. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream cuts from Bear Hands, Flume, ILLLS, Jungle, Maps and an early unfinished demo from Sufjan Stevens.

AAA Battery – Tea Time

Barcelone – Cassie

Circle Into Square – The Lonely Fox

deadCAT – Glossolalia

The Dirty Names – I Get By

Ducky – U Turn Me Up (Suzi Analogue Remix)

Elephant 12 – Love Knock On Wood

Gallant – Sirens

Gentlemen Hall – Sail Into the Sun (Lenno Remix)

Music You Can Swim To – Rainbow Kick

RÁJ – Ghost (Ghost Loft Remix)

RII – Pyramid Lake

Sharkmuffin – Foul Play

Sluggers – Bloodsport


Bear Hands – Giants

Flume – Intro (ft. Stalley)

ILLLS – Coma

Jungle – Lucky I Got What I Want

Maps – You Will Find A Way

Sufjan Stevens – Take Me (Demo)