Event Detail

badcandy, Model Stranger, Valentiger
with badcandy, Model Stranger, Valentiger
Fri August 26, 2022 8:00 pm CDT (Doors: 7:00 pm )



w/ Model Stranger, Valentiger

$12 Advance // $15 Day of Show // 21+

Tickets are required to attend. No Refunds. Artists receive 100% of all ticket sales. This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

UPDATED VACCINATION & MASK POLICY: All guests that plan to stay on site are required to be fully vaccinated until further notice. You can show your physical vaccination card, a copy of your card, an email confirmation of your vaccination or a photo of your card at the door or to our baristas/bartenders. Your name or birth date must match your valid government-issued ID. Masks are required for all patrons while on site. You must wear a mask when speaking to staff or artists. Please respect our space and our staff while we continue to navigate the pandemic. If you fail to comply with our mask policy, you will be asked to leave.


Chicago’s badcandy is the post-garage-rock maelstrom borne out of the uniquely visceral and personal songwriting of guitarist/vocalist Alex Subak. After a decade performing in solo acoustic, duo, and band projects, badcandy is a fitting culmination of her work.

Rounded out by drummer Todd Gutner (10,000 Light Years), bassist Matt Walters (Roxy Swain), and guitarist Mike Vinopal (Local Motive), the band's ace in the hole is their musical prowess in navigating the unique combination of their influences: the sharpness of modern post-rock, the retro stylings of traditional garage-rock, the undertones of 90s indie rock, and a hint of the roughest edges straight blues and soul have to offer.

badcandy released their debut singles, "Watch Me Burn / Dare You", via acclaimed indie rock label Spade Kitty Records on Valentine’s Day 2020, back before the world changed. Spring of 2022 they picked up where they left off with “Empty.” These 3 singles were recorded and mixed at the legendary Electrical Audio studios by Greg Norman (Guided by Voices, The Breeders). Produced by Norman and the band, mastered by Chicago Mastering's Bob Weston (Shellac, Mission of Burma), teasing what is to come on the forthcoming full-length debut LP, due out October of 2022.

Model Stranger

Model Stranger is a Chicago based alternative rock band that draws inspiration from the 60’s to 90’s era of Rock and Roll. The Chicago press dubbed them “rock n’ roll classicists” and described them as “an eclectic synthesis of psychedelic grunge and classic rock.” The trio describes themselves as “an analog band living in a digital world." 

Model Stranger is currently promoting the LP Phases. All four singles off the LP have music videos at the band's YouTube page. Phases merchandise and vinyl is available for purchase at www.modelstranger.com and you can find band updates at linktr.ee/modelstranger

From Midwestern landscapes of Michigan, and the vinyl collection of parents' basements, are Valentiger.

Carefully crafted and effortlessly orchestrated, Valentiger's collective confidence is as deserved as it is tongue-in-cheek. Their infusion of wit and humor with an enlightened cultural outlook creates a product as reflective of their individual personalities as it is cloaked in surprising wisdom.