Upcoming Shows

The Pickpockets are back

After the miserable winter we’ve all been having, we’ve got some good news.  It’s been a while, but we’re happy to be announcing some shows!

First off, we’ll be shaking off the dust at our home away from home, Silvie’s lounge (1902 E Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613) on March 7th. Doors open at 7 and the show starts at 9.  We’re not sure what time we play, but we’l put it on our website and Facebook as soon as we know.

Secondly, we’re excited to be performing as part of the International Pop Overthrow festival.  We’ll be playing at the Red Line Tap (7006 N Glenwood Ave) on the evening of April 19th.  We Kick off a packed bill that includes Broadfield Marchers, The Red Plastic Buddha, The Evening Attraction, and The Luck of Eden Hall.  We go on at 8pm.

These shows will also mark the debut of our new drummer, PJ Wintermute.  We’re excited to have him on board and can’t wait for you all to see him in action!


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The Pickpockets are an indie-rock band from Chicago. The band’s sound is influenced by British and American post-punk and indie music of the ’80’s and ’90’s, and over the last several years, the foursome has displayed its devout allegiance to tunefulness through its vigorous live shows. The Pickpockets’ self-released 2011 debut, By the Time We’re Through, permits a wider audience to appreciate the band’s pop aptitude. Over the album’s thirteen tracks, distinctive vocals relate indelible narratives while guitars alternately dignify and rub dirt on the agreeable melodies.

The band is made up of: Brian Baseggio (guitar/vocals), Allen Duarte (bass); Kiri Klawitter (vocals/keys); and Rob Sheehan (drums)

Since forming in Chicago in late 2001, they have played numerous shows around the city, including at the Humboldt Park Art Fair, Goose Island Wrigleyville, the (old) Bottom Lounge, Martyr’s, the Mutiny, Reggie’s Music Joint, South Union Arts, the Undergound Lounge, and the Elbo Room.


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