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hey! we're down here at WGN Radio in beautiful downtown chicago & we're gonna play live on the airwaves at 10PM central!

feel free to tune in locally at 720 AM or at wgnradio.com/on-air/live-streaming/ all over the world for some pleasant rat tunes & conversation 😊🌎📡🎸
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hey! were down here at WGN Radio in beautiful downtown chicago & were gonna play live on the airwaves at 10PM central! 

feel free to tune in locally at 720 AM or at http://wgnradio.com/on-air/live-streaming/ all over the world for some pleasant rat tunes & conversation 😊🌎📡🎸

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Oshwa with Monobody, The Most & Ratboys at Subterranean

Oshwa with Monobody, The Most & Ratboys at Subterranean

Aug 18, 8:30pm - Aug 19, 5:30am

Subterranean
2011 W North Ave
Chicago, IL  60647 Map

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18TH | 8:30PM | $10 | 17+ | SUBTERRANEAN
KickstandProductions presents...

Oshwa - oshwa.bandcamp.com/
Monobody - monobody.bandcamp.com/
The Most - themostbandct.bandcamp.com/
Ratboys - ratboys.bandcamp.com/

BUY TICKETS: ticketf.ly/2pdjG9j

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Ratboys / Sweepyheads / Heavenly Creatures

Ratboys / Sweepyheads / Heavenly Creatures

Aug 19, 7:30pm - Aug 20, 4:59am

The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH  44110 Map

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

$8 / ALL AGES / TAVERN

Ratboys
ratboys.bandcamp.com

Born out of fierce friendship and a mutual affection for melody, Chicago’s Ratboys – anchored by the partnership of Julia Steiner and Dave Sagan – aims to ‘write songs that tell stories and honor the intimacy of memory,’ according to Steiner.

GN, the group’s second full-length album via Topshelf Records, offers a bevy of tales, laments and triumphs, which recount near-tragedies by the train tracks, crippling episodes of loneliness, remembrances of a deceased family pet with freezer burn, and on and on. The songs shift and breathe as worlds all their own, tied together by the group’s self-proclaimed ‘post-country’ sound, which combines moments of distortion and a DIY aesthetic with a devotion to simple songwriting and ties to the Americana sounds of years past.

Drawing influence from the down-to-earth sincerity of late-90s Sheryl Crow and the confessional confidence of Kim Deal and Jenny Lewis, the songs on GN (aka ‘goodnight’) “largely detail experiences of saying goodbye, finding your way home, and then figuring out what the hell to do once you’re back,” says Steiner. The songs chosen to close both sides of the record – the slow-burning ‘Crying About the Planets’ and quizzical ‘Peter the Wild Boy’ – unpack the respective journeys of two real people who were quite literally lost and found. ‘’Crying’ tells the survival story of Antarctic explorer Douglas Mawson from a first-person perspective, and ‘Peter’ reflects on the life of a feral child in Germany who was eventually adopted by the King of England,’ according to Steiner. ‘Writing as and about these people is the best way I can attempt to empathize with them and really just wrap my mind around these bits of history that otherwise might not get talked about. And it helps me understand my own experiences a little bit better,’ she says.

Certain personal stories – the tour adventures recapped in ‘GM,’ the struggle to learn to show affection as divulged in ‘Molly’ – find Ratboys just as eagerly exploring subject matter that comes from within, and then illustrating the highs and lows with soaring hooks and plaintive ones. Even in the moments that lie somewhere between bliss and misery, a tension persists between Steiner’s sweet vocal delivery and Sagan’s physical, almost-off-the-hinges guitar playing that lends each song a deeper sense of color and movement.

Steiner and Sagan felt the impulse to make music together from the get-go – they first met as university students, quickly put out an EP together, and started performing as an acoustic two-piece in dorm rooms and backyards. During the next few years, the friends traveled separately, eventually reunited, and recorded what would become the first Ratboys record, AOID, which the folks at GoldFlakePaint describe as ‘a gleaming, joyous, raucous display of melodic indie-rock.’

After a year and a half of touring the US and Europe as a plugged-in full band (featuring the additions of drums, bass, and trumpet), the members of Ratboys returned to Chicago and holed up at Atlas Studios for two weeks to record with engineer Mikey Crotty (who had previously worked with the group on the songs ‘Not Again’ and ‘Light Pollution’). ‘This time around, we were lucky enough to feature the talents of friends who play the pedal steel, accordion, cello and violin to give the songs an extra something,’ says Steiner. ‘Dave finally got to show off his ridiculous skills on the pocket piano, and the whole thing felt like one big loving experiment.’

Those good times and long days yielded the 10 songs that make up GN, which Evan Hall of Pinegrove calls ‘a delectable chapter in the Ratboys story.’

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Sweepyheads
sweepyheads.bandcamp.com

A three-piece Cleveland rock band with garage and punk influences. Their music celebrates the power behind raw emotion filtered through guitars, drums, bass, screaming, and singing. Live performances prove to be the best medium for experiencing the band. Sweepyheads' band members are Andrew Yadon, Louis Haas, and Patrick Grieve.

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Heavenly Creatures
heavenlycreaturesmusic.bandcamp.com

The band sounds like they were plucked from the Harriet Records '90s catalog, wedged in nicely between similarly female-led bands such as Twig, Pest 5000 and Prickly.

They're full of catchy pop songs, with a bit of an edge both musically and lyrically (see the ode to so-called self-help books in "Blah Blah Blah Amen" and the response to guys' backhanded compliments to female musicians in the opening "Unsolicited Advice").

Last summer may have nearly killed the band (when their drummer moved cross-country and the band almost split up), but this year, finds them starting again on a high note.
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All Get Out, Ratboys, Wild Pink, Lilith

All Get Out, Ratboys, Wild Pink, Lilith

Aug 20, 7:00pm - Aug 21, 3:00am

Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
472-480 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA  02139 Map

$ 12.00 / Age All Ages

All Ages -- Valid I.D. Required To Drink
Additional Info:
Coach & Sons Presents: All Get Out, Ratboys, Wild Pink, Lilith- ALL AGES, $12,7:00PM Doors
Tickets:
www.ticketweb.com/fb/7320865/mideastnew

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All Get Out, Ratboys, Wild Pink

All Get Out, Ratboys, Wild Pink

Aug 23, 7:00pm - Aug 24, 4:00am

Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY  11211 Map

Knitting Factory Presents:

|| All Get Out ||

with Ratboys + Wild Pink

{{ AUGUST 23 }}

$12 ADV | $15 DOS | ALL AGES

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All Get Out with Ratboys & Wild Pink

All Get Out with Ratboys & Wild Pink

Aug 25, 8:30pm - Aug 26, 4:30am

Cat's Cradle
300 E Main St
Carrboro, NC  27510 Map

Cat's Cradle - Back Room
7:30PM Doors, 8:30PM Show
$10 Adv - $12 Day Of

Four years without new music can be a death sentence for any artist, and when an absence like that follows the release of a debut album, circumstances can get dire. But few acts are able to amass a cult following as rapidly as South Carolina-based indie rock outfit All Get Out did with 2011’s The Season, a full-length record that has proven to have near-infinite replayability.

“I needed a break,” songwriter and vocalist Nathan Hussey says. “I needed to regroup and really think about where I was, what I was doing, and how I was doing it.”

Finally, the band is back in action in 2015, and is ready to share a brand-new EP, Movement, on April 14 via Favorite Gentlemen Recordings and Bad Timing Records.

“The EP goes in a direction that feels natural for All Get Out,” Hussey explains. “It’s heavier, and it’s kind of a sister to our last release in its rawness. The Season is neatly put together, and Movement is a little sloppy, a little less intentional. The main concept here, of course, is movement. It’s how you know things are still alive.

“I started writing the title track in 2013. The first two verses are about how changes happen in a way that people don’t understand. And I’m kind of saying, you don’t have to get it, you don’t have to understand. And as the song was being written over those two years, it called me into the idea of movement.”

Movement isn’t a reintroduction or regeneration — it’s a reaffirmation. It’s a torrent of spirit at its most raw moments, an unabashed exorcism of the things that keep us awake at night in the pursuit of a life with deserved purpose. Continuing to gravitate toward the unoccupied spaces between indie and rock, All Get Out’s return to the spotlight presents an opportunity for listeners to fall in love all over again with one of the most dynamic groups in this genre.
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Ratboys at The End - Nashville

Ratboys at The End - Nashville

Aug 27, 8:00pm

The End
2219 Elliston Pl
Nashville, TN  37203 Map

Ratboys at The End - Nashville

46 interested  ·  23 going
Diet Cig w/ Ratboys and Quiet Giant at The Ballroom

Diet Cig w/ Ratboys and Quiet Giant at The Ballroom

Sep 7, 8:00pm - Sep 8, 4:30am

The Outer Space / The Ballroom
295 Treadwell Street
Hamden, CT  06514 Map

Diet Cig w/ Ratboys and Quiet Giant
Thursday, September 7th
@ The Ballroom at The Outer Space
$12 / 8pm doors / All Ages
Tickets On Sale NOW: ticketf.ly/2rxT6qX
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Manic Presents:

Diet Cig
Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday.
Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman's previous band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 ‘Over Easy’ EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.

‘Swear I’m Good At This’ is the first full-length from the band and accumulates their tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.

But there’s also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. “I’m not being dramatic, I’ve just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should be” spits Luciano on “Link in Bio”; “I am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry” she yells on “Maid Of The Mist”. It’s the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.

Wrapping up ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ on Halloween 2016, exactly two years after they finished recording ‘Over Easy’ on Halloween 2014, Diet Cig’s first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who aren’t always accepted first time around; the punks who throw their deuces up at the dominating bro-dudes and ignite the importance of owning everything that you are.
Listen: dietcig.com/splash

Ratboys
Born out of fierce friendship and a mutual affection for melody, Chicago’s Ratboys – anchored by the partnership of Julia Steiner and Dave Sagan – aims to ‘write songs that tell stories and honor the intimacy of memory,’ according to Steiner.

GN, the group’s second full-length album via Topshelf Records, offers a bevy of tales, laments and triumphs, which recount near-tragedies by the train tracks, crippling episodes of loneliness, remembrances of a deceased family pet with freezer burn, and on and on. The songs shift and breathe as worlds all their own, tied together by the group’s self-proclaimed ‘post-country’ sound, which combines moments of distortion and a DIY aesthetic with a devotion to simple songwriting and ties to the Americana sounds of years past.

Drawing influence from the down-to-earth sincerity of late-90s Sheryl Crow and the confessional confidence of Kim Deal and Jenny Lewis, the songs on GN (aka ‘goodnight’) “largely detail experiences of saying goodbye, finding your way home, and then figuring out what the hell to do once you’re back,” says Steiner. The songs chosen to close both sides of the record – the slow-burning ‘Crying About the Planets’ and quizzical ‘Peter the Wild Boy’ – unpack the respective journeys of two real people who were quite literally lost and found. ‘’Crying’ tells the survival story of Antarctic explorer Douglas Mawson from a first-person perspective, and ‘Peter’ reflects on the life of a feral child in Germany who was eventually adopted by the King of England,’ according to Steiner. ‘Writing as and about these people is the best way I can attempt to empathize with them and really just wrap my mind around these bits of history that otherwise might not get talked about. And it helps me understand my own experiences a little bit better,’ she says.

Certain personal stories – the tour adventures recapped in ‘GM,’ the struggle to learn to show affection as divulged in ‘Molly’ – find Ratboys just as eagerly exploring subject matter that comes from within, and then illustrating the highs and lows with soaring hooks and plaintive ones. Even in the moments that lie somewhere between bliss and misery, a tension persists between Steiner’s sweet vocal delivery and Sagan’s physical, almost-off-the-hinges guitar playing that lends each song a deeper sense of color and movement.

Steiner and Sagan felt the impulse to make music together from the get-go – they first met as university students, quickly put out an EP together, and started performing as an acoustic two-piece in dorm rooms and backyards. During the next few years, the friends traveled separately, eventually reunited, and recorded what would become the first Ratboys record, AOID, which the folks at GoldFlakePaint describe as ‘a gleaming, joyous, raucous display of melodic indie-rock.’

After a year and a half of touring the US and Europe as a plugged-in full band (featuring the additions of drums, bass, and trumpet), the members of Ratboys returned to Chicago and holed up at Atlas Studios for two weeks to record with engineer Mikey Crotty (who had previously worked with the group on the songs ‘Not Again’ and ‘Light Pollution’). ‘This time around, we were lucky enough to feature the talents of friends who play the pedal steel, accordion, cello and violin to give the songs an extra something,’ says Steiner. ‘Dave finally got to show off his ridiculous skills on the pocket piano, and the whole thing felt like one big loving experiment.’

Those good times and long days yielded the 10 songs that make up GN, which Evan Hall of Pinegrove calls ‘a delectable chapter in the Ratboys story.’
Listen: ratboys.bandcamp.com

Quiet Giant (Telegraph Recording Company) is a Connecticut four-piece that makes heavy, dreamy pop with heart. The band is Danielle Capalbo (guitar, vox), Jared Thompson (drums, vox), William James (lead guitar) and Mark Almodovar (bass), who together issue forth a memorable blend of haunting melodies, ethereal vocals and reverb-laden arrangements. Since forming in 2015, the band has played across the Northeast, including New London's I Am Fest. QG have released a well-received full-length record, loom, and in Spring 2017 a follow-up EP called You're In Heaven that trades swirling dreampop for heavier-hitting rock-and-roll.
Listen: quietgiantband.com
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Diet Cig, Ratboys

Diet Cig, Ratboys

Sep 9, 9:00pm - Sep 10, 5:00am

Columbus Theatre
270 Broadway
Providence, RI  02903 Map

Diet Cig at Columbus Theatre

124 interested  ·  34 going
Diet Cig

Diet Cig

Sep 12, 8:00pm - Sep 13, 4:00am

The Haunt
702 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY  14850 Map

DSP Shows Presents Diet Cig with Ratboys at The Haunt on 9/12

7:00PM Doors
8:00PM Show

Diet Cig
dietcig.bandcamp.com/
Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday.
Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman's previous band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 ‘Over Easy’ EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.

‘Swear I’m Good At This’ is the first full-length from the band and accumulates their tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.

But there’s also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. “I’m not being dramatic, I’ve just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should be” spits Luciano on “Link in Bio”; “I am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry” she yells on “Maid Of The Mist”. It’s the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.

Wrapping up ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ on Halloween 2016, exactly two years after they finished recording ‘Over Easy’ on Halloween 2014, Diet Cig’s first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who aren’t always accepted first time around; the punks who throw their deuces up at the dominating bro-dudes and ignite the importance of owning everything that you are.

Ratboys
ratboys.bandcamp.com/
Ratboys are an American indie rock band from Chicago, Illinois.
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Diet Cig with Ratboys - The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls

Diet Cig with Ratboys - The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls

Sep 13, 7:00pm - Sep 14, 3:00am

The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
400 Lincoln Ave, 2nd Floor
Millvale, PA  15209 Map

Mr. Smalls Presents
Diet Cig
with special guests Ratboys & more

Wed, September 13, 2017
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
The Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
Pittsburgh, PA

TICKETS: $12.00 - $14.00
Tickets go on sale 6/9 at 10AM - ticketfly.com!
This event is all ages

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Diet Cig w/ Ratboys and Bacchae at Metro Gallery Sunday 9/17

Diet Cig w/ Ratboys and Bacchae at Metro Gallery Sunday 9/17

Sep 17, 7:00pm - Sep 18, 4:00am

Metro Gallery
1700 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD  21201 Map

Diet Cig
Ratboys
Bacchae

ALL AGES

Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday.

Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman's previous band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 ‘Over Easy’ EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.

‘Swear I’m Good At This’ is the first full-length from the band and accumulates their tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.

But there’s also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. “I’m not being dramatic, I’ve just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should be” spits Luciano on “Link in Bio”; “I am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry” she yells on “Maid Of The Mist”. It’s the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.

Wrapping up ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ on Halloween 2016, exactly two years after they finished recording ‘Over Easy’ on Halloween 2014, Diet Cig’s first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who aren’t always accepted first time around; the punks who throw their deuces up at the dominating bro-dudes and ignite the importance of owning everything that you are.
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