PEEL was started in 2016 by longtime friends Pete Mueller and Kyle Hickey, both of whom share guitar and vocal duties – Mueller on the poppy tones and Hickey on the more rocking end of the spectrum – and the lineup is rounded-out with Dave Stach (Dethbeds) on bass and Jake Anderson (Future Monarchs) on drums. The band released their debut album Marlboro Country in 2016, but it wasn’t until the recording sessions for the follow-up, the 2017-released Goes Bananas album, recording with Josh Shapera at Shirk Studios, when the band really honed the hooks and harmonies, claps and choruses, which helped forge their true sound. The release of Goes Bananas, and the crazy coinciding release show at the Empty Bottle, helped launch PEEL into the local circuit, after which they began supporting more popular acts at larger venues. The shows have helped the band continue to cultivate their party-ready riffage and fuel new inspiration to create material, which the band is currently recording at Jamdek Recording Studio for a new EP, Never Not Dead.

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Chicago, IL
The Empty Bottle
"I love seeing bands at The Empty Bottle. Good folks run it. Good people go there. Good bands go there. The bartenders are nice. The sound and sightlines are mostly good, too. And the tamale guy comes through about 1am." -The Life And Times
1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, USA

No-frills bar featuring a large whiskey & bourbon menu plus music from local & touring bands or DJs.

3425 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, USA
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Alice’s Lounge
Karaoke four nights a week! -Recommended by Post Animal
3556 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA
Promontory Point
Promontory Point is a man-made peninsula jutting into Lake Michigan. It is located in Chicago's Burnham Park. The Point was constructed from landfill and by the late 1930s was protected by a seawall or revetment.
5491 S Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60615, USA
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Taco EL Jalisciense
"They have nice tacos. Get some tacos." — PEEL
Taco EL Jalisciense, West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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J & M Tap
"You can get a pitcher of beer for a nickel." — PEEL
J & M Tap, North Leavitt Street, Chicago, IL, USA
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Spinning J Bakery and Soda Fountain
"Why drink coffee when you can drink milkshakes with coffee in them?" — PEEL
Spinning J Bakery and Soda Fountain, North California Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA
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