The Punk Vault

Verbal Assault returns to Chicago this Saturday! Win tickets!

Verbal Assault was one of the finest punk rock bands of their time during the mid to late 1980’s. In their few years together they released a small handful of really great records that have stood the test of time, and they toured regularly. It...

Riot Fest announces 2022 lineup!

Riot Fest just released its lineup for 2022 and man is it a good one!!!!!
Tickets are available from the Riot Fest Website. It is going to be a long wait until September!

Riot Fest announces lineup for Riot Fest 2021

If this isn’t the bright light at the end of a long dark tunnel that has been the current pandemic then I don’t know what is. Riot Fest unveiled their lineup and plans to return this September and boy did they put together a lineup that...

R.I.P. Pierre Kezdy of Naked Raygun

We lost a punk rock super hero today. Pierre Kezdy of Naked Raygun lost his battle to cancer and passed away at the far too young age of 58. The influence Pierre left on this city from all the bands he played in, but especially in Naked Raygun, will...

Help Pierre Kezdy of Naked Raygun battle cancer

Pierre Kezdy is most known as one of the superheroes in Chicago punk legends, Naked Raygun but his super powers extend far beyond that. Pierre has been responsible for some of the best punk rock music to come out of this city since punk rock became...

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R.I.P. Keith Flint of The Prodigy

Keith Flint, vocalist for The Prodigy, passed away this weekend at the age of 49. The cause of death was a suicide. Flint joined the Prodigy in the mid-1990s and the first single featuring his vocals...

R.I.P. Bruce Corbitt

Bruce Corbitt, lead singer of the legendary Rigor Mortis (one of the finest metal bands of their time) and Warbeast, lost his lengthy battle to cancer today. The first Rigor Mortis album is one of the all-time greatest...

R.I.P. Lorna Doom of The Germs

Lorna Doom of The Germs passed away. She was the bass player of the greatest American punk rock band of all time. At this time there is no cause of death listed. Rest in Peace Lorna and thank you for the great, life...

R.I.P. Pete Shelley

The BBC reported that Pete Shelley, lead singer of the Buzzcocks passed away today. Pete was 63 years old. The suspected cause of death was a heart attack. The Buzzcocks were among the first wave of UK punk rock bands...

Riot Fest reveals first wave of 2018 lineup

The world’s best music festival, Riot Fest, just announced the first wave of bands playing this year’s fest here in Chicago. The list so far reveals a TON of great bands and those closed-minded folks who...