The Trashcan Sinatras @ Lincoln Hall 10/9

Scottish cult heroes, The Trashcan Sinatras, are coming through Chicago next week for their 30th anniversary tour! The band’s touring and recording has been sporadic in recent years, but they are hitting the road again with their most extensive US tour in decades. The show will be acoustic and feature not only fan favorites, but also more obscure songs from their B-sides. To get your tickets to the show, click here.


VÉRITÉ @ Lincoln Hall 8/28

Alt-pop artist, VÉRITÉ is returning to Chicago to share her debut album, Somewhere in Between, with fans.

VÉRITÉ bust onto the scene only three short years ago, but she has already cranked out multiple acclaimed EPs, performed at massive music festivals, and done headlining shows across the US and Europe. Buzzfeed called VÉRITÉ “one of the best artists in alt-pop,” and TIME has praised her “...complex electronic arrangements, layered with rich and ethereal vocals” on the album. Want to hear her for yourself? Check her title track out below.

VÉRITÉ will be supported at Lincoln Hall by Tigertown–get your tickets here.

The Wooden Sky @ Lincoln Hall 4/28

The Wooden Sky will be playing Lincoln Hall this Friday in support of their April 7th release, Swimming in Strange Waters. This record is the 5th full-length record of the Toronto-based indie folk-rock band. Weaving psychedelic tones with quieter acoustic tones, The Wooden Sky tackles the notion of trauma and its haunting effects on life. Check them out below, and get your tickets for Friday’s show here.

Allie X @ Lincoln Hall 4/27

The Canadian electro-pop act Allie X is playing Lincoln Hall this Thursday in support of her album CollXtion II which is being released June 9th.

Allie X has been taking the pop scene by storm, earning her high praise from music outlets like Pitchfork, Stereogum, The FADER, and more. I was lucky enough to see Allie X a few years ago at Double Door, and was blown away by her vocal range and well-established stage presence.

For tickets to Thursday’s show with K.I.D., click here.

The Joy Formidable in The Wilderness Downtown


A tent, a blanket of leaves, the sound of a crackling fire and nature buzzing in the background. No, we weren’t in the woods, we were actually at Lincoln Hall in the middle of the city! As part of The Joy Formidable’s semi-acoustic tour, they brought the woods to us.

Lincoln Hall was totally transformed Monday night. Not only did the stage look different, but chairs had been placed in the GA section to create a more comfortable and cozy atmosphere. The trio that makes up The Joy Formidable (Ritzy Bryan, Rhydian Dafydd, and Matthew Thomas) took the stage and treated fans to a night of hilarious banter and beautiful, crisp acoustic versions of their most beloved songs as well as a few covers.

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The Joy Formidable @ Lincoln Hall 2/27

The Brits of The Joy Formidable will be playing a semi-acoustic set at Lincoln Hall this Monday night as part of their Leave No Trace tour. The small venue combined with the acoustic set should combine to make quite the cozy atmosphere. The band also recently released another single as part their monthly vinyl singles club, Aruthrol. Unique to The Joy Formidable, the songs they release for this project are sung in their native Welsh language. To keep up with The Joy Formidable, check out their website here.

White Lies @ Lincoln Hall 2/6

UK’s White Lies is returning to the US in support of their most recent release Friends.  White Lies has been constantly evolving since they began, and Friends has an 80’s vibe that we can’t help but love. To get fans involved, their website takes on a maze format in which fans discover tid bits about the songs and making of the album as they forge their way through the maze. Fans of Morrissey, The Smits, Joy Division and the like? Grab your tickets to Monday’s show here.