Cheer-Accident, Yowie, Sima Cunningham Recommended Soundboard Image

When: Fri., Dec. 30, 8 p.m. 2016

Chicago prog-rock stalwarts Cheer-Accident have been relatively quiet over the last half decade, though they have been releasing monthly songs via the online subscription service they launched three years ago, their sprawling output veering from nerd-out humor to meticulously crafted art pop to queasy art rock. The group has experienced turnover in personnel since dropping 2011’s No Ifs, Ands or Dogs (Cuneiform), but as long as the core of Thymme Jones and Jeff Libersher remains intact, Cheer-Accident always seem to thrive and grow. The current lineup is a quartet featuring bassist Dante Kester and keyboardist-singer Amelie Morgan, and this week’s performance promises to launch a new spate of activity: according to Jones the group will release two new albums over the next 18 months for Cuneiform and Skin Graft, and next fall the band will return to the prestigious Rock in Opposition festival in France.

Peter Margasak

Price: $15, $12 in advance

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