It's a fact of life: There will always be people and places that get all the hype, all the press, while similar, maybe even better, things get overlooked. Chicago music is no different. The overexposed music genres, music festivals (ahem, Lollapalooza) and live-music venues on this list are just fine, but we think the little guys deserve some love, too.
Disagree? Have your own suggestions? Let us know in the comments below.
RECOMMENDED: Overrated/Underrated Chicago