Chicago's BARE MUTANTS is a group comprised of some of our favorite local bands – The Ponys, Mannequin Men, The 1900s and Like Pioneers. Their gorgeously laid back sound and smoke machine obsession have had us swooning since mid-2011 when they first played our stage, and since then they've opened for some damn big acts; legends like Roky Erikson, Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees. Meanwhile, Chicago/Milwaukee outfit CIRCLES has picked up some solid press clips: The Detroit Daily Press calls the quartet “pop music for educated, upper-middle class, pretentious white people” (ha!) while The Pittsburgh Three River Times calls a CIRCLES live performance "akin to the long awaited sequel, Goonies II, with the treasure chest full of pills instead of gold." Chyea! Plus it's their record release party so...And in continuing the "Chicago band" theme of the evening, local five-piece OUTER MINDS will dish out their refreshing take on 60s rock & roll, filtered through enough dreamy reverb to send you into a psychedelic stupor.