By Bill Pearis

Outside World

Chicago's Outside World make hooky, anthemic janglepop in the tradition of Tommy Keene, The Barracudas and The dB's, the latter of whom they opened for in their hometown. (More connections: bassist Hazel Rigby is daughter of dB's drummer Will Rigby.) The band (which features former Brain Idea frontman Ben Scott) have put out two cassette in the last year and you can stream most the songs from them below.

Outside World are heading out on tour with two NYC stops: on January 27 at Cake Shop (who calls them "our favorite new band") with Butter the Children (ex-Sweet Bulbs); and January 28 at Death by Audio with The Doozies.

All tour dates are listed below along with song streams.


Outside World - 2013 Tour Dates
Jan 15 - Milwaukee @ Quarters Rock 'n Roll Palace
Jan 16 - Madison @ Good Style Shop
Jan 17 - Kansas City @ Front/Space
Jan 18 - St. Louis @ Chromozone
Jan 20 - Atlanta? (details to come!)
Jan 21 - Tampa @ "some biker bar"
Jan 22 - Miami maybe?
Jan 24 - Chapel Hill hopefully?
Jan 25 - Baltimore @ Golden West Cafe
Jan 26 - Philadelphia @ Kung Fu Necktie
Jan 28 - Brooklyn @ Death By Audio
Jan 29 - Northampton @ Jackson's house
Jan 30 - Pittsburgh @ Howlers Coyote Cafe
Jan 31 - Cleveland @ The Happy Dog
Feb 1 - Detroit @ Donovan's Pub