You know when certain songs come on and you can’t figure out who sings them – or what they're called, but, for some reason, you know all the words? The songs you forgot about? The songs you haven’t heard in years? The songs you know, but don’t know why you know them? 

We play those songs.

In the fall of 2013, 5 friends set up a drum set and plugged in some amplifiers in a frat house basement in Champaign, IL. Ten years, several hundred shows, and several thousand songs later – here we are, The Socially Acceptable Band. We’re a 5-piece band based in Chicago, IL. We play other bands' famous songs, and we play our own.

In May of 2023 we released our EP, “Don’t Know Yet,” a collection of 6 tracks that encompass many of our diverse musical influences, with at least 1 song written by each member of the band. You’ll hear alternative, folk, rock, prog, funk, and even country influences throughout the tracks, with several nods to The Windy City sprinkled throughout.

If you see us live, it’s not uncommon for a TSAB set to cover 6 decades and 10+ genres in a single night. With a 300+ song catalog (and more added all the time) you never know what you’ll hear at a Socially Acceptable show. Our setlists span from Tom Petty to Lou Bega, The Jackson 5 to Weezer, Billy Joel to The Strokes, Dave Mathews Band to Zac Brown Band, and everything in between. We create our sets with the goal of making each show different from the last.

Check out the rest of the site for photos/videos, background on the band, and upcoming shows — we'll catch you at the next one!

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Previous events

ROCK THE BLOCK PARTY IS BACK! Enjoy a two day festival full of bands, food, drinks, free family fun zone and so much more!

LINE UP Friday – September 9 4 to 4:45: School of Rock Elmhurst 5:15 to 6:45: iPop 7:15 to 8:30: Hello Weekend 9:15 to 10:45: Wedding Banned

Saturday – September 10 11 to 5: Kids Zone 11 to 11:45: Erik Donner 12:15 to 1:30: Run Forrest Run 2:15 to 3:30: Fletcher Rockwell 4:15 to 5:45: The Socially Acceptable Band 6:30 to 8: ARRA 8:45 to 10:45: Sixteen Candles

RESTAURANTS 100 South 151 Kitchen | Bar / Pints Armand's Pizzeria Ever Onward / Kindred Francesca's Amici Kilwins Elmhurst Mata Ne New Asian Ni Hao Nu Crepes Pazzi di Pizza Pilot Pete's Coffee & Treats Poke Burrito Primos Locos Victory Meat & Seafood

Lasting over a decade in the limelight, these two bands have survived the noise of today's music by simultaneously popping out hit after and hit while remaining nostalgic forever. Fall Out Boy vs Panic! at the Disco battle it out in the pop-punk powerhouse live band tribute!

Fall Out Boy performed by The Social Alcohol Band Panic! At The Disco performed by Dylan James Music