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Aurora

The Milf Crate
We are a punk house looking for bands to play our basement one weekend a month. Any bands coming to play are welcome to crash here after the show & we'll probably feed you. b3140520 [at] yahoo [dot] com or message on FB (linked above)
Last Updated 15 May 2019

Carbondale

Lost Cross
The oldest continuously-running punk house in the US. The historic home is a few blocks from Southern Illinois University Carbondale & celebrated it's 30th anniversary in September of 2016. Lost Cross is going harder than ever thanks to a strong DIY scene in the neighboring community. We are an all ages venue & book most all genres of music, hit us up. Contact via FB (linked above) or lostCrossHouse [at] gmail [dot] com (FB is preferred).
Last Updated 31 March 2017

Chicago

Other Resources: not diy chi

Blood Fruit Library
Library / Cafe / Printer / Publisher / Distributor. Unapologetically partisan. bloodfruit_library [at] riseup [dot] net
Last Updated 15 July 2018

Hungry City
I along with 2 others run Chicago DIY spot Hungry City. Together we are a band called Spacebones - and we moved into an amazing spot in Humboldt Park - which used to be a recording studio for 15 years. We have been here for a year and have turned the place into one rad venue called Hungry City. We've had about two shows a month for the last 10 months. Have hosted just about all great local Chicago bands on the scene. The place is safe, nearly soundproof, great lighting, pro sound, and a wall to wall stage. We are open to touring acts or locals. Best place for artists to contact us is through Instagram DM - @_Spacebones_
Last Updated 26 August 2019

PO Box Collective
PO Box is a creative collective and social practice center dedicated to engaging and serving Rogers Park through radical art and community programming. We embrace a horizontal organizing model that centers marginalized voices, confronts systems of oppression, and fosters mutual growth and healing. (FB) poboxcollective [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 28 May 2019

Champaign

Other Resources: Champaign Area Shows

Galesburg

DIY Galesburg
A group of musicians, artists, punks & activists committed to organizing all-ages, donation based, independent events & shows. Galesburg is home to Knox College and is located in Western Illinois near the Iowa border so the town is a perfect in-between spot for bands touring or traveling through the Midwest. The collective can hook bands up with a good place to stay & free meals in the college cafeteria. We host shows at multiple venues & spaces throughout the town, so if you're planning a tour in the Midwest feel free to contact us! We really want to expand and diversify our scene! If interested please give us a few weeks notice. diygalesburg [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 15 May 2019

Peoria

Diplomatic Relations
We promote live original music at several venues. diplomaticrelationsil [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 15 May 2019

Rock Island

rozz-tox
cafe, culture cell, gallery, performance space, library, guest house. info [at] rozztox [dot] com
Last Updated 15 May 2019

Springfield

Dumb Records
Dumb Records - all ages show space and independent record store now re-located to the heart of downtown Springfield under the same ownership of the former Black Sheep Cafe (2005-2018). dumbrecsbooking [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 28 May 2019

Urbana

Waluigi’s Mansion
DIY house venue in Urbana, IL near the University of Illinois dedicated to helping and giving exposure to local and DIY artists. Best way to contact is through Facebook (linked above) or Instagram [at]waluigismansion_cu but we also have an email: waluigismansion1 [at] gmail [dot] com
Last Updated 18 October 2019

 

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