Soft Speaker International Communication Centre


Archie Powell & The Exports record release at Sub-T – Friday, May 2nd – w. Soft Speaker

Archie Powell & The Exports are pleased to announce the release of their third album “Back in Black”! Soft Speaker, Pet Lions, and Hot Broadcast round out the bill. It’s a huge blast of local talent in your thrill receptacle. Engage!


Cole’s – Friday, March 14th 2014

Join in the birthday celebration of the incomparable Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, on March 14th at the Logan Square’s premier hangout Cole’s. We’re joined by Crown Larks and Cleveland’s own MA HOLOS. It’s Friday night and it’s FREE! Wheeeeeee!


Eat Your Heart Out – Saturday, Feb. 15th

Featuring White Mystery, Blasted Diplomats, and your own Soft Speaker. Hosted by Dark Horse Brewing Co. and Jeppson’s Malort. It’s an Exquisitely luxurious Valentine’s party!

At: THE CHOP SHOP, 2033 W. North Ave, Chicago, Illinois. Doors at 6:00. We play at 7:15.
P.S. We love you.


Final Show of 2013 w/Mr. Gnome & American Wolf @ Beat Kitchen – Sat., Dec. 14th + NEW EP DOWNLOAD‏

Beat Kitchen
2100 W. Belmont, Chicago
Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Doors @ 8:30pm
17 and over

Mr. Gnome (headlining)
Soft Speaker (on stage at approx. 10pm)
American Wolf

To celebrate our last show of the year, we are releasing a free EP featuring remixes of the song “Blown From The Road” by Cian Ciaran (of Welsh psychedelic pop genuises, Super Furry Animals) and Chicago-based duo, The Warmth.



Jerry’s – November 23rd, 2013 –

The Ying and the Yang, the left and the right, the chocolate and the peanut butter, the pulsing membranes and the ocelots, and now, the ultimate combination, Soft Speaker together with One Wing Low. The time is this Saturday, Nov. 23rd. The place is Jerry’s Sandwiches. The pleasure is all yours!


Soft Speaker perform at The Green Mill…JAZZED!

Saturday, October 12th
Show time: 3:00 PM
In collaboration with The Paper Machete, Soft Speaker will be joining them for their weekly live magazine at Green Mill Cocktail Lounge for a matinee performance. This is most assuredly a unique setting for the band and we are all quite jazzed (no pun intended) to perform at such a legendary locale. If FUZZ and afternoon libations are what you crave…


**Nicholas Rocchio’s 30th Birthday** at The Burlington Sept. 28th!

Burlington Bar
3425 W. Fullerton, Chicago
Saturday, September 28th
**Nicholas Rocchio’s 30th Birthday**
The Van Goghs
Soft Speaker
Black Cat Heart Attack
Rhubarb became distant after the accident. We warned him. Snake fighting … very dangerous. The venom took hold and the good Dr. Gamb insisted on wiring his jaw shut, lest we risk poor Rhubarb biting his little tongue off. We mashed up pancakes and applesauce and tried to feed him, but he refused. He lost too much weight, so now he’s got a feeding tube that goes straight into his stomach. Modern science! Phew. He’s still on the road with us, dancing his heart out, a man possessed by the spirit of boogie woogie. I s’spect he’ll always be a song and dance man. For now just a dance man.


Lincoln Hall – September 14th – Opening for A Lull and Yawn

We are back at the awesome Lincoln Hall on Saturday, Sept. 14th! If you haven’t seen our live show yet, Lincoln Hall on Saturday night is a great place to start. See you then!


Empty Botte – Aug. 22nd – Soft Speaker / Multicult / Polish Gifts / Split Feet

Last year, local bluesy psych-rockers SOFT SPEAKER recorded a new batch of songs with local producer and CAVE “frontman” COOPER CRANE. The fruits of this recording are a new LP titled Turkish Mindbathers, as well as an EP called International Scheiße, Dummkopf! With these new efforts SOFT SPEAKER has broken new ground as a band and the releases are of a mind-folding nature that will surely excite the city’s already robust psychedelic rock world. Skuzzy Baltimore-trio MULTICULT, tonight’s only out-of-towners, make their way to the Bottle tonight with their grungy rock’n'roll that’s as hooky as it is dangerous. Local newbs POLISH GIFTS, featuring LUCAS from RADAR EYES, return tonight with their sloppy, poppy punk rock’n'roll. Chicago-based all-girl band SPLIT FEET open tonight’s show with their weird and uncomfortable – not to mention noisy and dark – take on riotous punk-rawk. These witches mean serious business, so show up early and get your head knocked in.


Closing out Abbie Hoffman Died For Our Sins Theatre Festival – August 11th

We are closing out Sunday night: August 11th at 10:00

The 25th annual performance mashup celebrates the anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair of 1969. Three days of non-stop entertainment with more than 100 theater groups, bands, and performers on 3 stages!

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