This Week | December 21st, 2017

December 21st, 2017 Join us for our weekly show featuring all Chicago music, Thursdays from 6-8pm on 88.7FM WLUW or streaming online at wluw.org!

RedLyon – 6:30p

redLYON endeavours to create electronica/rock/industri-pop that draws from the vein of the best of the genre while creating something new and unique. Those who are familiar with and enjoy Depeche Mode, New Order, LCD Soundsystem, Nine Inch Nails, Gary Numan, The Cure, Gorillaz, Nick Cave, Klaxons, Joy Division, White Lies, and the like, may recognize influences, while hearing redLYON’s original voice in Alternative music.

See RedLyon Next: The Elbo Room, Chicago, IL on December 29th, $10-15

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Awdazcate/Waffle Fest – 7:30p

Shawn Childress, who releases funky hip-hop tracks under the name Awdazcate, has a thing for waffles. It’s in the name of his loose collective (Waffle Gang), his online radio show (Waffle Season), and his annual festival, aka Waffle Fest, which celebrates this city’s underground hip-hop scene. Since its debut in 2011 the bash has showcased a multigenerational array of local acts, and Waffle Fest Four is no different: the bill includes Molemen rapper Astonish, long-grinding rapper Longshot, and Wogz, a youngster who raps, sings, and plays violin. – Chicago Reader

See Awdazcate next: Waffle Fest on December 23rd at the Sub-t, $10

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