Gossip Wolf’s favorite one-man pizza party, Chicago rapper ShowYouSuck, drops his first proper release, the EP Dude Bro, on Tue 11/26. Sleek yet boisterous, it features cameos from Minneapolis MC P.O.S and aggro NYC band the Unstoppable Death Machines, plus production from J. Arthur of the Whoevers, Peter Cottontale, and the Hood Internet (who contribute the 80s-tinted party jam “Make-Out King“). Local indie label Closed Sessions is putting out the EP, and for now it’s digital only. On Thu 11/21 at the Hideout, ShowYouSuck will tear it up at a release party.
The multifarious mission of local nonprofit the Rebuilding Exchange includes salvaging and selling landfill-bound building materials and educating the public about sustainability. On Fri 11/22, 119 Productions hosts a Rebuilding Exchange benefit called Savagelands at 2440 W. Hubbard, with sets by buzzy garage-pop band Twin Peaks, party DJ Teen Witch, and spazzy rockers the Avantist. The event also features an installation by art collective Ava Grey that includes a “living museum and uncharted habitat” where you can paint on the walls and “brush arms with primordial beasts.” Tickets are $10, or $30 for a VIP package.
Locals One Wing Low describe themselves as “a genre-confused all-girl rock band,” but this wolf is pretty keen on their dark, jangly alt-rock. Last month they put out their debut EP, Little Tigers in Your House, and they’ll play a free release show Sat 11/23 at Jerry’s Sandwiches (1938 W. Division) with Soft Speaker, which features OWL guitarist Blair Douglass on bass.
White/Light‘s experimental-music series, Face the Strange, returns to the MCA next month to start its fourth season; this time it’s two concerts instead of six, but the shows will be longer. The first is Tue 12/10, with Jimmy Whispers, Circuit des Yeux, and Peter Speer; White/Light’s Matt Clark says the musicians will play in various parts of the MCA.
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