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PRF Chicago 2015

There are too many bands to list, but we will be playing at around 9:55pm. Here's the details about the event.

IBW Brewery, "Fire! Fire! Fire!"

Date of Show: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Venue: 
IBW Brewery
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois

Our good friends at Illuminated Brew Works have invited us to play at their brewery. We will be opening for fire... literal fire... as in a bonfire.

Opening Act

Playing in front of a giant ROA mural and the Chicago skyline:

IBW Chicago Skyline

Let's take a closer look:

Playing in front of a mural

Look, Robert's kid actually came to the show:

Robert and Nova

Oh, there were also costumed mascot dancers:

Mascot!!!

Champaign w/ Terminus Victor, Darleen & Faster Forward

Date of Show: 
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Venue: 
Mike and Molly's
Location: 
Champaign, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Final night of the southeastward road trip. They tell us this might be an outdoor show (it wasn't)?

Here's the info from The Facebook:

$5 FIVE DOLLAR BUCKS

TERMINUS VICTOR
industrial post-rock

NONAGON
mathy noise punk Chicago style

DARLEEN
heavy melodic (feat members of That's No Moon)

FASTER FORWARD
We're happy to have FF joining us—this will be a reunion/farewell show for them. Make sure to come out early and catch their set and send them off right!

At this point in the tour I stopped taking pictures so there's not much to see here. Paul came down for the show and we went out for food afterwards. I ordered a horseshoe. It was not good. Sorry, Champaign, we love ya. but leave the fancy-gloop cooking to the masters in Springfield, Ill.

A horrible horseshoe

Kalamazoo w/ Knife the Symphony & Brown Company

Date of Show: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Venue: 
Louie's Trophy House
Location: 
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Other Bands on the Bill: 

We are off on another micro-tour of the Midwest. First stop: Kalamazoo!

People may live everywhere, but did you know they pretty much brew beer everywhere too? Had to pay homage to the Bell's Brewery before the show:

Bell's Two Hearted

Louie's Trophy House featured many trophies including this cow thing. I'm calling "fake" here. No way that ever existed:

Rat Snake and a Beaver

Tony looks so good in antlers we are just going to call him "Tler" from now on. If you see him say, "Hi!"

Oh hi, Antler.

Hey look, it's Knife the Symphony!

Knife the Symphony

And here is Brown Company...

Brown Company

After a little game of knifey-crotchy we all slept under the stars:

A sky full of stars!

South Bend, Indiana w/ Many Bands...

Date of Show: 
Friday, May 15, 2015
Venue: 
McCormick's Coney Island
Location: 
South Bend, Indiana

After an excursion to the Kalamazoo 10 Theater to catch the Mad Max: Fury Road Matinee, we headed down to South Bend. Oh look, another brew pub:

Brew Werks

It was prom night in South Bend. Unfortunately, none of the attendees strolled into McCormick's for the show. Probably due to a lack of EDM.

McCormick's

The evening opened with The Rutabega:

The Rutabega

Then us, Knife and Heavy Hand played. The evening ended in a whirlwind of reverb, sweat, and fire in the form of Daikaiju:

Daikaiju

The following morning Garth fed us the greatest doughnuts we have ever eaten:

Rise 'n' Roll

Dubuque, Iowa w/ Tyranny Is Tyranny & Boxelder

Date of Show: 
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Venue: 
Eronel
Location: 
Dubuque, Iowa
Other Bands on the Bill: 

In which we began a weekend trek across the Upper Midwest. First stop Dubuque, Iowa:

Dubuque!

We rode an elevator/train thing to the top of the bluff:

Ride the Elevator Thing

Eronel is a very cool space to play:

Eronel

On the way out we did some hiking at The Mines of Spain:

Mines of Spain

This was a bit more nature than Robert is used to, but we all made it out okay. The same can't be said for Julien Dubuque:

Julien Dubuque: Tough Luck Dead Guy

Robert recorded a bunch of video of this leg of the tour. Check back in a couple of years once he has time to edit it all together and post it.

Quenchers w/ Knife the Symphony, The Shanks & Whales

Date of Show: 
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Venue: 
Quenchers Saloon
Location: 
Chicago, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Whales

Whales

This was Whales first show with their new guitarist Ryan.

Shanks

Shanks

Shanks are from Canada and rocked it with in suits with catchy, loud tunes.

Knife the Symphony

Knife the Symphony

Knife the Symphony are one of our favorites and they were great as usual.

Nonagon

I didn't get any pictures of us, but we had a few people say this was one of our best show. I don't know about that, but we had a ton of fun and thanks to Quenchers and the other bands!