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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We're back at the Cubby Bear on April 7 with The Bread Machine! (Good Friday, more like GREAT Friday amirite?!)
Bread is on first, followed by TSAB. Get your tickets and let's party.
$7.00 | Ages 21+
TSAB is back at the Cubby Bear on Friday, October 7.
Come on out and get down.
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
Duff Entertainment & Cubby Bear Wrigleyville present The Socially Acceptable Band with The Bread Machine!
Sat, Feb 22nd 8:30PM 21+ $10 ADV/$12 DOS
Back again this year to bring you some more holiday cheer 🍻
RESULTS MAY VARY & THE LMN ORCHESTRA
THE SOCIAL ALCOHOL BAND
Dec 26th | 7:30pm | ALL AGES | FREE
Join us on December 21st at Fitz's Spare Keys as we partner with our friends at Hope for Healing for a fundraising event!
These legendary bands may be going on tour soon, but can The Social Alcohol Band rock to all three? YOU BET THEY CAN! Join us for this winter warming live band tribute featuring sets from these legendary rockers. We better catch you singing along! All happening Saturday, December 14th.
Get ready for a blast-to-the-past night full of favorites throughout the years from bands who can't get that one song out of your head.
The came, they sang, they conquered the charts...with that one special song! Presented by Fun House Entertainment and performed by Chicago music favorite, The Social Alcohol Band at 365-viiii.
Come out and join us for a fundraising concert on Saturday, July 13th at Joe’s on Weed Street! The Social Alcohol Band will be playing a benefit show with the proceeds going to Hope for Healing. Doors open at 3 pm and the ticket includes a 3 hour open bar. Click on the link to view tickets! Hope to see you all there!
Leave your troubles 'Under The Bridge' as we take you to the 'Otherside' for a 'Even Flow' of 90's & 2000's hits.
One of the most iconic guitarist, singers, and icons of our generation, John Mayer's legacy comes to life in this intimate live band tribute showcasing his legendary discography.
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