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2017

9/24: Lifted Bells @ Chop Shop | INFO

9/20: Coaster @ Empty Bottle | INFO

9/6: Options @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

Coaster Goes East tour | INFO

08/26-09/03

8/19: Great Deceivers @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

////past////

7/30: Lifted Bells @ Wicker Park Fest | INFO

7/29: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya @ Wicker Park Fest | INFO

7/26: Great Deceivers @ Margaritaville | INFO

Great Deceivers/Slow Mass southeast tour | INFO

07/16-07/26

Lifted Bells in Japan | INFO

07/08-07/10

7/1: Marcus Drake @ Club Soda | INFO

6/24: Options @ Aux Arts | INFO

6/20: Coaster @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

6/11: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya @ Green Music Fest | INFO

6/8: Jodi @ SubT | INFO

6/4: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya @ SubT | INFO

5/28: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya @ Lawrence University 

5/27: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya @ Bled Fest 

5/19: Coaster @ the Burlington | INFO

5/12: Options @ QML | INFO

5/11: Great Deceivers @ SubT | INFO

5/3: Pyramid Scheme @ Beat Kitchen | INFO

4/29: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya @ Lincoln Hall | INFO

4/24: Anthony Fremont's Garden Solutions @ the Owl | INFO

4/23: Coaster (acoustic) @ Sofar Sounds | Invite Only

4/22: Coaster @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

4/21: Options @ GMan Tavern | INFO

Options/Fond Han Tour | INFO

04/03-04/15

Buffalo, NY / Brooklyn, NY / Boston, MA / Philadelphia, PA / Baltimore, MD / Harrisonburg, VA / Cincinnati, OH / Nashville, TN / St Louis, MO / Champaign, IL / Chicago, IL / Kalamazoo, MI

3/30: Coaster @ Beat Kitchen | INFO

3/26: Options @ Cobra Lounge | INFO 

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya SXSW Tour | INFO

03/11-03/24

Champaign, IL / Peoria, IL / Carbondale, IL / Fayetteville, AR / Denton, TX / Austin (SXSW) / New Orleans, LA / Birmingham, AL / Nashville, TN / Louisville, KY / Chicago, IL

3/3: Coaster @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

2/21: Lifted Bells @ Crown Liquors | INFO

2/17: Coaster @ the Burlington | INFO

2/15: Great Deceivers @ Beat Kitchen | INFO

2/3Pyramid Scheme @ Beat Kitchen | INFO

& Options @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

1/24: Coaster @ Crown Liquors | INFO

1/23: Anthony Fremont's Garden Solutions @ Empty Bottle | INFO

1/7: Water From Your Eyes @ Observatory | INFO

1/5: Coaster @ SubT Downstairs (Ian's Party) | INFO

1/4: Water From Your Eyes @ Rozz Tox (Moline, IL) | INFO

2016

12/21: Options (solo) @ Schuba's | INFO

12/17: Lifted Bells @ Subterranean | INFO

12/6: Coaster @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

11/21: Options (solo) @ Hungry Brain | INFO

11/19: Options @ Saki Records | INFO

11/12: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

11/11: Options @ Emporium | INFO

11/10: Coaster (7" release show) @ Aux Arts Center | INFO

10/30: Coaster @ FEST (Gainesville, FL) | INFO

10/28: Options & Lifted Bells @ FEST (Gainesville, FL) | INFO

Coaster/Annabel tour down to Fest | INFO

10/22-10/30

Minneapolis, MN / St Louis. MO / Knoxville, TN / Atlanta, GA / Pre-Fest, Little Ybor, FL / FEST, Gainesville, FL

10/11: Coaster @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

Options/Opposites Northeast tour | INFO

09/23-10/04

Kalmazoo, MI / Buffalo, NY / Burlington, VT / Brooklyn, NY / Philadelphia, PA / Pittsburgh, PA / Baltimore, MD / Champaign, IL / Chicago, IL

9/18: Lifted Bells @ Double Door | INFO

9/16: Coaster @ Margaritaville | INFO

8/26: Great Deceivers @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

8/20: Nnamdi's Sooper Dooper Secret Side Project + Nature's Neighbor @ Beat Kitchen | INFO

8/19: Pyramid Scheme @ That's Baby Stuff Fest | INFO

7/28: Options @ Flood House | INFO

7/24: Options @ Wicker Park Fest | INFO

7/23: Great Deceivers @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

7/9: Nervous Passenger (filling in on drums) @ BrauerHouse | INFO

7/9: Nervous Passenger (filling in on drums) @ TCC

6/24: Options @ Beat Kitchen | INFO

6/4: Lifted Bells and Coaster @ Do Division Fest | INFO

5/28: Great Deceivers @ Beat Kitchen | INFO

5/25: Coaster @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

5/21: Options @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

4/29: Coaster @ Mousetrap | INFO

4/21: Great Deceivers (7" release) @ Quenchers | INFO

4/16: Lifted Bells @ Township | INFO

4/16: Great Deceivers @ Observatory | INFO

4/16: Great Deceivers @ Saki Records | INFO

3/27: Options & Nature's Neighbor @ Flood House | INFO

Coaster tours down to SXSW | INFO 

03/10-03/20

3/6: Coaster @ Aux Arts Center | INFO

3/2: Options (solo) @ Gman Tavern | INFO

2/29: Coaster & Great Deceivers @ Schubas | TBA

2/26: Coaster @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

2/25: Lifted Bells @ Emporium | INFO

2/11: Options @ The Empty Bottle | INFO

1/23: Great Deceivers/Nnamdi's SDSSP @ Margaritaville | INFO 

1/22: Coaster @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

1/12: Pyramid Scheme @ SubT Downstairs | INFO 

1/11: Coaster @ The Empty Bottle | INFO

1/8: Nnamdi's SDSSP @ The Observatory | INFO

1/2: Coaster @ Ian's Party (Chop Shop) | INFO 

2015

12/20: Coaster @ Beat Kitchen | INFO

12/18: Nnamdi's SDSSP @ Lincoln Hall | INFO

12/4: Pyramid Scheme @ Club Soda | INFO

11/24: Coaster @ The Keep | INFO

11/13: Great Deceivers @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

The City on Film tours down to Fest | INFO

PRE-FEST

10/29: The City on Film @ Crowbar, 1:00AM

FEST

10/31: The City on Film (Jets to Brazil cover set) @ 8-Bit Bar, 3:50PM

10/31: The City on Film @ Cowboys, 11:40PM

11/1: Options solo @ CMC, 3:45PM

10/17: The City on Film @ Bottom Lounge | INFO

10/17: Coaster @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

10/13: Great Deceivers @ The Mutiny | INFO

10/10: Options (band) @ The Burlington | INFO

10/1: Great Deceivers @ The Burlington | INFO

9/24: Pyramid Scheme @ Quenchers | INFO

9/18: Great Deceivers and Options (band) @ SubT Downstairs | INFO

9/10: Lifted Bells @ The Burlington - Chicago, IL | INFO

Great Deceivers goes East with Gnarwhal | INFO

8/14 - 8/31


8/13: Coaster (last show with original lineup) @ Mutiny - Chicago, IL

8/10: Coaster @ SubT Downstairs - Chicago, IL | INFO


Coaster goes West with the Appleseed Cast | INFO

6/25 - 7/21


6/19: Coaster (full length tape release) @ Foot Village - Chicago, IL | INFO

6/6: Nnamdi's SDSSP @ SubT Downstairs - Chicago, IL | INFO

5/29: Lifted Bells @ Subterranean - Chicago, IL | INFO

5/25: Coaster @ Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL | INFO

5/16: Nnamdi's SDSSP @ Young Camelot - Chicago, IL | INFO

4/30: Nnamdi's SDSSP @ Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL | INFO

4/29: Coaster @ Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL | INFO

4/25: Nnamdi's SDSSP @ Foot Village - Chicago, IL | INFO

 

Options + Nature's Neighbour spring tour | INFO

4/15 - Cincinnati, OH @ Kiki's

4/16 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Spider House

4/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Girard Hall

4/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Bohemian Grove

4/20 - Athens, OH @ Skinny Boy Mansion

4/21 - Kent, OH @ Stone Tavern

4/22 - South Bend, IN @ Suite 11

4/23 - Chicago, IL @ Gnarnia

The City on Film tour | INFO

3/27 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

3/28 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose

3/29 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary

3/30 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

3/31 - New Haven, CT @ The Space

4/1 - New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall

4/3 - Baltimore, MD @ The Metro

4/4 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

4/6 - Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop

4/8 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Emerson Theater

3/24: Coaster @ Friendzone - Chicago, IL | INFO


SXSW

3/21: Lifted Bells @ Holy Mountain (Run For Cover Records showcase) - Austin, TX

3/21: Lifted Bells @ Highball (Shiner Day Party) - Austin, TX

3/20: Lifted Bells @ Rooftop on 6th (Downwrite showcase) - Austin, TX

3/19: the City on Film @ Soho (Topshelf Records showcase) - Austin, TX

3/18: Options (solo) @ Gingerman Tavern - Austin, TX


3/17: Options (solo) @ Barleycorn's - Wichita, KS | INFO

3/16: Coaster @ Underground Lounge - Chicago, IL | INFO

3/12: Pyramid Scheme @ Gnarnia - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/27: Nnamdi's SDSSP @ Cole's - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/22: Options @ Quenchers - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/21: Coaster @ The Flowershop - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/7: Nnamdi's SDSSP @ Friendzone - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/6: Lifted Bells @ Subterranean - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/5: Bathing Resorts @ the Burlington - Chicago, IL | INFO

1/31: Options @ the Burlington - Chicago, IL | INFO

1/17: Pyramid Scheme @ Friendzone - Chicago, IL | INFO

1/13: Options @ Quenchers - Chicago, IL | INFO


2014

12/13: Lifted Bells @ Demo - St Louis, MO | INFO

12/12: Lifted Bells @ the Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL | INFO

11/28: Options @ Young Camelot - Chicago, IL | INFO

11/14: Coaster @ Township - Chicago, IL | INFO

11/7: the City on Film @ Township - Chicago, IL | INFO

11/2: the City on Film @ FEST (High Dive) - Gainesville, FL | INFO

11/1: Lifted Bells @ FEST (High Dive) - Gainesville, FL | INFO

10/21: Coaster @ Township - Chicago, IL | INFO

10/15: Nnamdi's Sooper-Dooper Secret Side Project @ the Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL | INFO

10/9: Coaster @ the Burlington - Chicago, IL

10/4: Options @ DZ Records

9/27: Coaster @ Saki Records - Chicago, IL | INFO

9/7: Options @ Toby's Purgatory - Philadelphia, PA | INFO

8/30: the City on Film @ Flint Local 432 - Flint, MI

8/20: Options @ Gman Tavern - Chicago, IL | INFO

 8/10: Coaster @ Township - Chicago, IL | INFO

8/2: Lifted Bells @ Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL

8/1: Netherfriends @ Cole's - Chicago, IL

7/25: Bathing Resorts @ Sawyer House - Chicago, IL

6/29: Bathing Resorts @ Gnarnia - Chicago, IL

6/28: Nnamdi Ogbonnaya @ Coach House - Chicago, IL | INFO

6/27: Coaster @ Township - Chicago, IL | INFO

  

About a Million + Options Tour 2014 | RSVP


6/13 - Philadelphia, PA @ Toby's Purgatory

6/14 - Pittsburgh, PA (acoustic show) @ Spider House

6/15 - Kent, OH @ Stone Tavern

6/16 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Tinderbox

6/17 - Bloomington, IN @ The Reactor Core

6/18 - Champaign, IL @ Thee Death Tower

6/19 - Chicago, IL (acoustic show) @ Sawyer House

6/20 - Chicago, IL @ The Flowershop

6/21 - Kalamazoo, MI @ TBA

  

6/10: Shelf Life @ 17Q9 - Philadelphia, PA | INFO

5/31: Coaster @ Grandpa Bay - Chicago, IL | INFO  

5/18: Options (solo) @ PJ's House - Chicago, IL | INFO


  Coaster Spring Tour 2014 | RSVP


4/23 - Bloomington, IN @ Reactor Core

4/24 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Tinderbox
4/25 - Murphreesboro, TN @ BOROFONDO
4/26 - Nashville, TN @ Neuhau5
4/27 - St Louis, MO @ 
Cafe Ventana
4/28 - Champaign, IL @ Thee Death Tower
5/2 - Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen

4/21: Options @ Mary's House - Chicago, IL

4/12: Coaster (EP RELEASE) @ Township - Chicago, IL | INFO

3/26: Coaster @ Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL | INFO

3/20: Coaster @ Gnarnia - Chicago, IL | INFO

3/8: Options @ Quenchers - Chicago, IL | INFO
3/5: Nnamdi & His Fucked Up Friends @ Arby's - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/28: Coaster @ Snake Pit - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/16: Coaster @ Quencher's - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/15: Options (solo) @ 1F - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/9: Coaster @ The Burlington - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/8: Options (solo) @ Arby's - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/1: Options (solo) @ Comfy House - Chicago, IL | INFO

1/16: Options (solo) @ The Flowershop - Chicago, IL

1/9: Coaster @ Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
 

2013
 

12/26: Options (solo) @ Quencher's - Chicago, IL

 12/14: Options (solo) @ House Show - Chicago, IL | INFO

 11/10: Options (solo) @ Gold House - Chicago, IL

11/2: Coaster @ the Flowershop - Chicago, IL | INFO

10/16: Options @ Township - Chicago, IL | INFO

10/4: Coaster @ Martyr's - Chicago, IL | INFO

9/23: Coaster @ Louder House - Chicago, IL |  INFO

9/21: Options @ Lilly's Bar - Chicago, IL | INFO

9/14: Cage Match @ The Flowershop - Chicago, IL | INFO

9/13: Options (solo) @ Paperish Mess - Chicago, IL | INFO

9/12: Options (solo) @ The Elbo Room - Chicago, IL | INFO

9/10: Options (solo) @ Uncommon Ground - Chicago, IL | INFO
 

Coaster USA Tour | RSVP


8/17 - East Lansing, MI @ Montie
8/18 - Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
8/19 - Philadelphia, PA @ 1814
8/21 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Trash Bar
8/22 - Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker
8/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
8/25 - Baltimore, MD @ The Bun Shop
8/27 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
8/28 - Chapel Hill, NC @ DeepSouth Bar
8/29 - Charlotte, NC @ The Neighborhood Theatre
8/30 - Murphreesboro, TN @ House Show
8/31 - Murfreesboro, TN @ House Show
9/1 - Nashville, TN @ Neuhau5
9/2 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet Bar
9/3 - Bloomington, IN @ House Show
9/4 - Champaign, IL @ Thee Death Tower
9/5 - Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge


 8/12: Options @ Abbie Hoffman Fest - Chicago, IL

8/11: Coaster @ Abbie Hoffman Fest - Chicago, IL

8/8: Options @ Quenchers w/ Oshwa (LP release show), The Para-medics, Shiloh - Chicago, IL | INFO

7/25: Options (solo set) @ Casa de Coaster w/ Emil Landman, Matt Kissinger - Chicago, IL | INFO

7/24: Coaster/Bathing Resorts @ Reggie's Rock Club w/ Emil Landman - Chicago, IL | INFO

7/13: Coaster @ The Flower Shop - Chicago, IL | INFO

7/12: Lifted Bells @ Swerp Mansion w/ The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid To Die, Pity Sex, Dads, Cloakroom, the Disinherited - Chicago, IL | INFO

7/6: Lifted Bells @ Township w/ Lemuria, Truman & His Trophy - Chicago, IL | INFO

7/3: Coaster @ Schubas w/ the Island of Misfit Toys, the Welcome - Chicago, IL | INFO

Options/Mitar #KONYOLO2013 Tour | RSVP

7/5 - Chicago, IL @ Swerp Mansion

7/2 - Champaign, IL @ The Red Herring

7/1 - Bloomington, IN @ the Bishop

6/30 - Columbus, OH @ Carabar

6/28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Yarga's Basement

6/27 - Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker

6/26 - Detroit, MI @ House Show


6/8: Options @ Swerp Mansion w/ Ratboys, The Guru, High Pop - Chicago, IL | INFO

6/8: Options @ Quenchers w/ Truman and His Trophy - Chicago, IL | INFO

6/2: Coaster @ Quenchers w/ Catfish Jesus, TBA - Chicago, IL | INFO

5/25: Cage Match @ Louder House w/ Mitar - Chicago, IL | INFO

5/23: Cage Match @ Error Records w/ Enta, Strangers Now, Hank., Woodie - Champaign, IL | INFO

5/12: Lifted Bells @ Quenchers w/ Slingshot Dakota, Pet Symmetry, Misbehaving - Chicago, IL | INFO

4/24: Coaster @ the Metro (Columbia College's Biggest Mouth) - Chicago, IL | INFO

4/19: Options & Lifted Bells @ the Music Center at Columbia College - Chicago, IL | INFO

3/17: Options @ Quencher's w/ Magic Milk, Cedar Skies, Two Carolines - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/13: Options @ Schuba's w/ Pisces at the Animal Fair, 10,000 Blades - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/9: Options (solo) @ Cafe Mustache w/ Esoteric Tapioca, Richard Album - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/7: Cage Match @ Subterranean w/ Mitar, Towers, Things To Come - Chicago, IL | INFO

2/3: Like So @ Township w/ Lord Snow, Alta, Deer Legs, I'm Dead to Me - Chicago, IL | INFO


2012

12/28: Options @ Swerp Mansion w/ JT Royster, The Para-medics, Jack & Ace, My Dad, Sword Swallower - Chicago, IL | INFO

12/21: Cage Match @ Revival House - Rockford, IL

    12/19: Options @ Township w/ CityCop, Shark Bait, Half Milk - Chicago, IL

12/15: Cage Match @ Township - Chicago, IL

Options 23 Tour

12/1 @ Kafe Kerouac w/ Taketime, the Never Bird, Cedar Skies - Columbus, OH | INFO

11/30 @ Rohs St Cafe w/ Human Cannonball, Canoes - Cincinnati, OH | INFO

11/20: Oshwa @the Empty Bottle w/ Rainbo Video, Hear Hums, Potions | INFO

11/18: Options @ Quenchers w/ Yeesh | INFO 

11/02: Cage Match @ Space Jam (FINAL SHOW) w/ Oshwa, Easter, Mitar | INFO

10/31: Options @ The Beat Kitchen w/ Into It Over It, Owen, Hostage Calm | INFO

10/17: Options (solo set) @ METAphysics w/ The Whale, Stutterbot, Warren Franklin, Bearsnail, Carla Josefine | INFO

10/13: Oshwa @ a freight elevator around fulton market, chicago IL

10/06: Options (solo) + Guillemet @ Aaron's Trap House w/ Spanyurd, Beneath The Aria | INFO

10/05: Oshwa @ Swerp Mansion w/ Chasing Mars, Water House, Adelyn Rose | INFO

9/20: Guillemet @ Underground Lounge w/ Half Milk, Cadence Fox | INFO

9/19: Options @ Quenchers w/ Emperor X, Mitar | INFO

9/1: Options (acoustic set) @ BBQstic - Chicago, IL | INFO

Options August Tour w/ Great Deceivers | RSVP

8/27 Monstertruck @ Township w/ Fleeting Image, Jerkface - Chicago, IL | INFO

8/26 @ Ham On RyRy Haus w/ Oshwa, Mitar - Chicago, IL | INFO

8/25 @ The Hideout w/ The Marine Electric, Mille Nomi, Cherry Cola | INFO

8/24 Solo Set @ Cafe Bourbon St | INFO

8/18: Options + Monstertruck @ Pilsen House Show (Oshwa EP Release!) | INFO

8/16: Options @ House Show w/ Mitar, Jesse Denaro, Animal Flag | INFO

8/15: Like So @ Subterranean w/ Vasudeva, Gates, Droughts, Castor & Pollux | INFO

7/22: Options @ The Big Show - South Suburbs, IL | INFO

7/14: Like So @ Space Jam - Chicago, IL | INFO

7/10: Options @ Fireside Bowl - Chicago, IL | INFO

7/3: Like So @ Fireside Bowl - Chicago IL | INFO

Minotaur Mini-tour: Options & Mitar | RSVP

7/1 @ Space Jam w/ Oshwa, Fleeting Image - Chicago, IL | INFO

6/30 @ The Gourley Hole w/ Cinema Verite, Socialite - Bloomington, IN | INFO

6/29 @ The Red Herring w/ Enta, Year of the Bobcat - Champaign, IL | INFO

6/28 @ the Void w/ Strawberry Heritage, a tribute to Neutral Milk Hotel - Grand Rapids, MI | INFO

6/21: Options @ House Show - Chicago, IL | RSVP

6/16: Options @ Saki Records - Chicago, IL

6/7: Options @ Underground Lounge (Little Victories LP Release Show!) - Chicago, IL

5/22: Guillemet @ Treasure Town - Chicago, IL

5/20: Julian Bell @ Reggie's Music Joint - Chicago, IL

5/8: Options @ Fireside Bowl (17+) - Chicago, IL

4/29: Options @ Ace Bar (21+) - Chicago, IL

4/20: Guillemet @ Underground Lounge (21+) - Chicago, IL

4/19: Options (solo set) @ Subterranean - Chicago, IL

4/12: Julian Bell @ Vision Nightclub - Chicago, IL

4/7: Options @ Conway Center, Columbia College - Chicago, IL 

4/6: Options @ Underground Lounge w/ Hidden Hospitals, Freudian Slip - Chicago, IL

3/16: Like So @ Reggie's Music Joint - Chicago, IL

3/14: Options @ Schuba's - Chicago, IL

2/5: Fleeting Image @ Township - Chicago, IL

1/23: Evan Savage @ The Rave - Milwaukee, WI

1/21: Options @ Savi's Doom Room - Champaign, IL

1/19: Options @ Underground Lounge - Chicago, IL

1/11: Options @ Township - Chicago, IL

2011

updated 2017.02.19