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The Employees are back at our favorite local venue Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, IL for our annual BLACK WEDNESDAY show (November 26th).  Music will start  at 8:30pm with our friend Kristin Rose Kelly, whom performed with us at The Metro covering Dark Side of the Moon!  If you will be around for the holidays, bring the whole family down to Two Brothers for great food, drinks, people, and music!  The Employees will be playing ALL night, and  Like always at Two Brothers this show will be FREE!

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The Employees will be rocking  The House Cafe in Dekalb, IL September 21st !  To be part of this bill is an honor, playing with other great acts such as: Mike Castle, Noah’s Arcade, and Daniel and the Lion.  This show will be all ages and starts at 8pm.  The Employees will take stage last at 10pm……SEE YOU THERE!

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The Employees are thrilled to be part of this 3 day outdoor camping music festival!  The fest runs from August 8th-10th and The Employees will be headlining Friday night, starting around 10 pm!  The first annual White Buffalo Music Fest will be held at Mendota Hills Campground in Amboy, IL –  For information regarding tickets, line up, directions and more, visit White Buffalo Music Fest web page :

Hope to see you all there! Who doesn’t like to camp and enjoy great talent…..and its OUTDOORS!







It is every Chicago’s band goal to play The Metro, let alone headline it!  We are very excited to announce that THE EMPLOYEES

will be headlining The Metro July 11th ! If that isn’t enough excitement for you, we will also be performing the ENTIRE

Dark Side of the Moon Album by Pink Floyd (along with some Employees originals)!  There will be many special guests

performing with us and some other suprises in store.  Show starts at 8pm and The Employees will take stage at 10:30 pm.   

Sharing the stage with us is also some other great talented bands:


$10 ADVANCE / 18 & Over / Doors: 7:00PM / Chicago, IL

The Metro

3730 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613

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 The Employees are at it again, this time at our favorite local venue TWO BROTHERS ROUNDHOUSE!

Like always this show is FREE and starts with our good buddy Matt Jahns on Acoustic at 8:30.  Come

Early for Matt, some drinks, and food to get ready for The Employees at 9:30pm!

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The Employees are SUPER EXCITED for this event!
On March 21st The Employees are in a contest to battle
for a slot at Summer Camp Festival 2014!  On March 21st
The Employees will perform with 3 other bands and the band
with the most votes wins a slot at summercamp!  We need
your help people so come out and lets get The Employees
Employed at Summercamp!  Show starts at 9pm

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Come party with us Black Wednesday at one of our favorite local bars, Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora, IL! The Music will start at 8:30 with Tommy Knox and then a full set of EMPLOYEES….also most importantly this show is FREE! FREE FREE FREE!

So come out and say hello, afterall no one has to work the next day!

Two Brothers Brewery
205 N. Broadway Aurora, IL 60505

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The Employees are excited to announce their first appearance at a new music club called Even Flow in Geneva, IL November 3rd.  This show is close to home and only $5 at the door.  Also performing this night  is our buddies Paragon !  We will be debuting new originals and cover tunes – Show starts at 9pm……BE THERE!

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After receiving many postitive reviews on our new concept album, UNEMPLOYED, The Employees are ready to celebrate the release of this album LIVE!  Unemployed will be performed FRONT to BACK LIVE @ Lincoln Hall July 21st, with special guests.  The entire performance will also be synced to projected videos that pertain to the concepts of the album.  Helping The Employees at this show will also be the very talented The Daysleepers and Dean Welch and the Rhythm Method!  Come out and party with us!

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The Employees are proud to be part of this Nato Protest Show May 18th @ one of Chicago’s Best Venues the Abbey Pub!

Outernational and Graham Czach with Los Vicios De Papa aren’t only just very talented bands playing this show with us, but also have a message they aren’t afraid to share.

Show starts @ 9pm you DON’T want to miss this one!

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The Employees are back @ our home town venue OTTO’S!  This show is jam packed with amazing acts like Mutts, Brothers Rage, and BROTHERS PAST!!!!!  The show is Feb 17th and starts @ 9pm……..BE THERE!

We are exited for THE EMPLOYEES to be back @ Cubby Bear, BLACK FRIDAY (11/25/11) with Circus Bear. The Employees will also have Steve Ortiz back on the drum set for this show! The Show starts at 8pm and you have Friday off right? Why fight the crowds to shop when you can come and rock out with us, but  if you plan on shopping, head  in for a drink at the Cubby Bear when you are done!…….GET EMPLOYED!
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The Employees are very pumped to be part of this local chicago festival, which is called the Local Music Revolution.  This 3 day event at THE METRO in Chicago, IL, is to showcase the talent of the local chicago music scene.  The Local Music Revolution runs August 12-14th and The Employees will be playing on August 14th @ 5:00pm.  A BIG THANK YOU to Shawn Kellner for inviting us to play and working so hard to make this show happen!


A 3 day pass for this event is $35 (Limited Amount Available)
Tickets Presale: $13 (Per Day)
Tickets Day of Show $16 (Per Day)

Contact for tickets, Every ticket that is sold through us will also be packaged with FREE downloads and cool Employees merch!

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The Employees made it to the top 12 Local Bands in Chicago in a contest by Q101 to play Jamboree 2011!  There will be 3 Shows with 4 bands each night and the winner of each night will play the Cubby Bear Stage @ Jamboree!  Our showcase is June 2nd at Cubby Bear (Wrigley) starting at 9pm and will be 100% FREE to get in.  The winner of that night is decided by fan voting and a panel of judges.  This is where we need your help!!!!   We need you guys more then ever to help get THE EMPLOYEES to JAMBOREE! Come out and lets show them how we rock……Employees style…..we will also have a couple special guests jamming with us that night!
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This is very exciting news for THE EMPLOYEES, this being their first show LIVE since June 2010 since Steve Ortiz (Drummer) leaving the band and the writing/recording of their new album UNEMPLOYED.  Also the band is very excited to play with SECRET COLOURS, a very groovy and talented band that has a lot in store for the future.
The Employees plan on playing their entire new unreleased album, UNEMPLOYED, front to back, for the first time ever at this show! Come out and get a sneak peak of this concept album which will include debuting numerous songs for the first time, special guests, and a wild stage show! This show will also include, pictures with uncle sam (uncle sam pictured on the show poster), new merch – new t shirt designs, stickers, and new EMPLOYEES neckties! Come out and party with us along with some other very talented bands Secret colours, Torque Padroni, and Machine Gun Moses!

SEE YOU @ OTTO’S MAY 20TH 9 PM!!!!!!!!

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