Wed Jul 03 2013


 at Schubas/Lincoln Hall

$10.00 $12.00 Doors 18+
9:00 PM

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"The Island of Misfit Toys may be the most aptly named band in Chicago. A ragtag bunch of munchkins and creepers, they’ll beat you in a game of Strip Red Rover and then blast you in the face with a trumpet solo. Their sound is a grab bag of amalgamated indie pop styles and hurt feelings. Some music is described as being, “bipolar,” because it contains dramatic dynamic changes. The Island of Misfit Toys might actually be medicated.

Ranging in age from 17 to 20 something, The Island of Misfit Toys feature a van-busting lineup of players and instruments. Every sound smashes up against another and virtuosic playing is shrugged off with the casual air of someone who only cooks microwavable food. TIoMT are independent music’s answer to The Lost Boys in Hook (though with slightly better style and fewer skateboards). Tootles lost his marbles and Anthony Sanders might have too. There’s no other way to explain the head spinning mix of sounds, styles, and cathartic release. The Island of Misfit Toys are what it would sound like if Max Bemis (of Say Anything fame) started an orphanage for wayward band geeks. That’s a good thing."
- Alex Stewart, Sock Monkey Sound

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Terms of Purchase

Advance tickets guarantee entry to the show.
  • They are general admission only and DO NOT guarantee seating.
  • For the best seats/position in the music room please arrive 30 minutes prior to show time to pick-up your tickets.
  • All shows are 21+ unless otherwise noted.
  • Customer information is never shared with any third party companies or outside promoters.
  • Tickets ARE NOT mailed to you.
  • A NON-REFUNDABLE service charge will be added to the purchase price of each ticket - in the instance of a show cancellation, this fee will not be returned.
  • All tickets purchased through the web site are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • All tickets are NON-TRANSFERRABLE.
  • The name in the 'Ticket Pickup' portion of your order will be the name your tickets are held under at the door- if you are buying tickets for someone else, you must indicate their name in these fields.
  • Advance tickets are only available through (until 5 pm day of show) and Jam, Silver Wrapper, and 1833 when noted. Lincoln Hall and Schubas do not have a physical box office. Walk-up ticket purchases are only available at Lincoln Hall beginning one hour before listed show time and at Schubas thirty minutes before listed show time unless the show is sold out.
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