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Tomorrow Never Knows
January 08, 2017

Chicago’s bone-chilling winter doesn’t have to mean a freeze on fun! And multi-venue festival Tomorrow Never Knows promises plenty of good times this January, with its 5-day gathering of up-n-comer and established comedy and music talents.

This cracking indoor bash brings a lineup of indie musicians and comedians to some of Chicago's best music venues, drawing on acts from America, Canada and even Uganda. Offering everything from hip-hop to math rock, DJs to comedians such as Esquire mag-tipped comic/screenwriter Phoebe Robinson and LA-based stand-up Beth Stelling (The Hideout, 14 and 15 Jan respectively), there’s plenty to tickle your ribs.

Chicago veterans Tortoise have spent almost 25 years honing their description-defying sound, with the instrumental quintet releasing six albums, including latest offering The Catastrophist. They’ll be playing Lincoln Hall (11 Jan), supported by hypnotic minimal composer Bayonne and groove-driven local five-piece Monobody.

Inspired by the cool names, we’d like to see Brooklyn psych-punk outfit Acid Dad (Schubas, 12 Jan); melodic In Tall Buildings (Schubas, 13 Jan); alt-rockers Into It. Over It., and Pianos Become The Teeth (both Metro, 13 Jan). We’re also keen to cosy up to the Overcoats, an NY-based female duo sounding somewhere between Aussie Chet Faker and Simon & Garfunkel (Lincoln Hall, 13 Jan). Pile in and warm up!

11-15 Jan, 2017.

Tomorrow Never Knows / see website for listings & venues /

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