10 Underground Shows in Chicago to Visit in December

Before you get too caught up with all the craziness that the holidays bring, you need to let loose and enjoy yourself. While December is full of popular artists ready to rake in expensive ticket sales, it’s also important to attend shows and concerts in Chicago hosted by smaller artists at local concert venues. These underground shows provide a more intimate atmosphere while letting you keep your hard-earned cash, and Chicago is teeming with music talent. 

Here are 10 underground shows in Chicago of various genres that you won’t want to miss this month.

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Modern Shag / Dogs at Large

This show and concert in Chicago will feature two bands, Modern Shag and Dogs at Large. From rock to funk, this show will appeal to a large group of people.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 8:30 PM @ The Empty Bottle
Genre: Indie
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Mooner / Roof Dogs / Real Drama / Impulsive Hearts

Friday, December 6, 2019 | 8:30 PM – 12 AM @ Subterranean
Genre: Psychedelic Rock
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Blackalicious: Nia 20th Anniversary Tour

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 8pm @ Subterranean
Genre: Hip Hop
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Eric Bellinger

Eric Bellinger will be hosting a show in Chicago at the Subterranean on December 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM. Enjoy a fun night in the city at the best local restaurants and bars prior to the show.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 7 PM – 12 AM @ Subterranean
Genre: R&B
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Makeout / World War Me / High Wire / Last Night Save My Life

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 6:30 PM – 10 PM @ Reggies Rock Club
Genre: Pop Punk
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Nora En Pure

Friday, December 13, 2019 | 10 PM – 4 AM @ Sound-Bar
Genre: Deep House
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Thriftworks / Jon1st & Shield

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 10 PM – 2 AM @ Bottom Lounge
Genre: EDM
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Notion x SwampWoofer: Reso / Keota / Sepia x Hebbe

Friday, December 20, 2019 | 8 PM – 2 AM @ Cairo Ale House
Genre: EDM
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Cloakroom / Pinebender / Sorespot

Do you listen to the latest alternative rock artists? If you’re looking for a new artist to discover, we recommend visiting this show in Chicago at The Empty Bottle on December 22, 2019 at 8:30 PM.

Sunday, December 22, 2019 | 8:30 PM @ The Empty Bottle
Genre: Alternative Rock
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Every Avenue

This show and concert in Chicago will be performed at the Bottom Lounge at 6:30 PM on Saturday, December 28. Visit the Bottom Lounge with friends to enjoy energetic pop punk music.

Saturday, December 28, 2019 | 6:30 PM @ Bottom Lounge
Genre: Pop Punk
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Want the inside scoop on the best music in Chicago, particularly underground shows? Check back with UrbanMatter every month to see our roundup of the best Chicago music!

 

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