Guest Lists: The Best of 2017

Elise of Skinny Daisies

Phil Collins - December 28, 2017

Today we have another guest list highlighting the best music and shows of the year. Look out for more guest lists this week and next week as our year-end coverage forges into the new year. Before we close the book on 2017, I'll also have a list of my favorite EPs and other releases from the year and we will have the results of Change the Rotation's best albums of the year bracket. Today's guest list comes from Elise of Skinny Daisies. Find the Chicago acoustic songwriter on Facebook. See Skinny Daisies live this Friday night at Suplex City in Chicago with The Vacancy, Magnus Honey and Ashby and the Oceanns. More info on that show here. Elise's list follows:



Don’t Panic Pop Up Shop at CHI PRC for Record Store Day with Davey Dynamite, + (Plus Sign), and Danny Cozzi of All the Wine on April 22

Kikagaku Moyo/Mind Over Mirrors/Plastic Crimewave Syndicate at the Empty Bottle on May 12

Don’t Panic 5th Anniversary Bash with Davey Dynamite and the Salt Creek Duo, the Cheap Dates, Shots Fired Shots Fired and Pylons at the Burlington Bar on July 21

Acoustic Saturday with Danny Lamborghini, Davey Dynamite, Danny Cozzi of All the Wine and Jaclyn Heuser at the Pillowfort on Aug. 19

Kodakrome/Nude Model/Wvrship/Babykettle at Cobra Lounge on Aug. 22

AJJ ‘People Who Can Eat People’ 10 Year Anniversary at Subterranean on Sept. 11

Pile with Bad History Month and Longface at Beat Kitchen on Sept. 27

Beyond the Gate: Circuit de Yeux performing Nico’s Chelsea Girl plus Laraaji at the Behemian National Cemetery on Oct. 7

Friday the 13th: Evil Comes to Town at Auxiliary Arts Center with Bash Bang, Oops, So Pretty, The Messenger Birds and Peach Fuzz on Oct. 13

FEE LION/Replicant/Wingtips/Panic Priest at the Empty Bottle on Nov. 30


Ashby & the Oceanns – Future Summers
Bethlehem Steel – Party Naked Forever
Bloodsport: The Movie, The Band – The EP
Chastity Belt – I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
Davey Dynamite – Holy Shit
Julien Baker – Turn Out the Lights
The Just Luckies – Lovesick Politics
So Pretty – Suck It Up
Waxahatchee – Out in the Storm