Recent News & Events

Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 11:03 pm

feb 15/16 2019 fundraiser for people of yemen

this must be the band is playing two shows at the vic theater in chicago feb 15/16 2019 to support the people of yemen. for over a decade they have endured starvation, disease, and violence perpetrated by several governments, including our own. we are playing the shows not only to raise money for the yemeni people but to raise awareness of our own responsibility for their situation, and to urge our government to stop participating in their destruction.

feb 15 is ages 21 and over, buy tickets here

feb 16 is ages 18 and over, buy tickets here

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 6:17 pm

March 15 2018 Fundraiser

we’re playing a fundraiser at Buddy Guy’s Legends in chicago on thur, march 15, 2018. all proceeds go to chicago food depository. we play 9:30 to midnight, both Heads music and other dance songs.

you can get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commercial-real-estate-awards-after-party-2018-tickets-43560022199

use the discount code “TMBTB” (all caps) to get tickets for $100 each, and all money goes to helping our neighbors feed their families. i can’t think of much that is more important. the event is 21+

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 1:03 am

Martyrs Dec 23 oversold, so Friday Dec 22 2017 Show at the Vic

Dec 23 2017 tickets to martyrs were oversold by like 400 people. some weird computer glitch. we supremely apologize to anyone who received an email saying their tickets need to be moved to Dec 22 at the Vic. If anyone can’t do that, martyrs will refund your money. we are not dealing with that ourselves, but just wanted to update everyone.

Dec 22 2017 tickets to the Vic go on sale Dec 1 at the Vic website.

They are $25. almost every scrap of that money will go to help Puerto Ricans deal with that terrible hurricane. many still don’t have water and a large portion are without power.

We are donating to a few different charities but the main one is Resilient Puerto Rico, which aims to restore power in a way that can be controlled by the residents themselves, and we happen to think that’s very important.

you have to be 18 or older to get into this show. hit us up with requests, we’re just gonna play 180 minutes of whatever Heads songs anyone wants to hear.

Our good friends Genome is opening.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:31 pm

Saturday Sold Out, Friday Show Coming

Saturday Dec 23 at Martyrs is sold out, we are hard at work finding a venue for Friday Dec 22. Please check back soon. thanks and sorry for the confusion.

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 2:34 pm

Haitus

The band is currently hibernating, its slumber disturbed every once in a while to play an old fan’s wedding. The hunger for more Heads grows slowly, and if winter ever thaws, we may see them arise stronger than ever.

In the meantime, here are links to other current projects that feature members of This Must be the Band:

DJ noDJ – 6 piece electronic dance band
Charlie Otto – sometimes acoustic, sometimes electronic full band
Babe alon 5 – the backup singers of TMBTB become lead and theatrically sing hilarious songs from the 40′s
Old Timey – non-standards from before rock and roll
Wake Up and Live – Denver reggae