Bad Copy

Dollar Signs
Show Review

Dollar Signs, Otto Mann, & Nora Marks in Chicago, IL

I'm a punk on the weekend, okay! Drunk and rebellious for two days.

Photo: Kendra Sheetz
Fest 16

“I can’t go out tonight. I’m too tired,” I thought as time ticked closer to a show I had been looking forward to for over a month. Part of the reason I was so exhausted was because the out-of-town band that was playing that night, Charlotte’s Dollar Signs, had come in the day prior and we stayed out until 5AM.

My day had been a blur of work and naps and my anxiety levels were starting to peak. Normally, I wouldn’t leave the house. But when the band that you were planning on seeing all has social anxiety too and sings about it, their shows have a cathartic way about them. So I hopped into Kevin’s car, almost sitting on a warm container of Ranch dressing, and we headed to Wicker Park to downstairs at Subterranean to meet up with Mat.

Local bands Nora Marks and Otto Mann opened the show. The drinks were flowing and everyone (at least Kevin, Mat, and I) were elated that the show was slated to be over by 10:30PM. It was epic, entertaining, and also ended before midnight. The perfect show!

Check out the photos from the night below!

  1. Dollar Signs
    Record Review
    Record Review

    Dollar Signs – Life is Ruff

    Social Anxiety, Self-Deprecation, and Forced Solitude Has Never Sounded So Catchy

  2. Dollar Signs
    Newstour
    Newstour

    Dollar Signs Announces Mid-September Tour

    Dollar Signs Forever!

  3. Nora Marks
    Newsstream
    Newsstream

    Nora Marks Releases New Single “Friction (But You Still Did)”

    True Detective-core

  4. Premiere
    Bad Idols
    Newsstream
    Newsstream

    Bad Idols Premieres Single “Fly Away” Off New Album, ‘Earthling’

    Small steps get me where I need to be...

  5. Feature
    Feature

    Fest Preview: Kevin-Eleven

    Kevin Rettie here to tell you about the Kirkland brand bands of Fest

  6. Feature
    Feature

    Best of 2017: Kevin’s Top Booze and Bands

    Hey Garrett Dale, 2017 was kinda horseshit too. Just sayin'.

  7. Feature
    Feature

    Best of 2017: Kyle’s Picks For Albums and EPs

    Kyle laments the deletion of his original submission and tells the tale of 10 albums from 2017.

  8. Feature
    Feature

    Best of 2017: Kendra’s Retrospective Look at Bad Copy’s First Year

    We expected #7, but wait until you see her #1 pick!

Show Menu Close Menu Diamond Dots Tag Background Left Tag Right Tag icon-Interview Show Review Stream Tour Record Review Book Review Video Contest Select Area