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Chicago Indie Rock Bands List

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List of Chicago indie rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as indie rock solo artists from Chicago are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Chicago music that you've never heard before. The indie rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Chicago. If you think the best Chicago indie rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

A list made up of bands like Wilco and Andrew Bird.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular indie rock bands from Chicago?" and "Which indie rock bands started in Chicago?" then this list will answer your questions.