The Punk Vault

Sunn O))) 12/13/22 at Thalia Hall

Tuesday night, Thalia Hall was packed near capacity with eager music fans looking to wrap up the year with a performance by the legendary Sunn O))). They had a couple of great local acts on the bill with them and it was a great reason to go out late...

Lemonheads – 12/10/22 at Metro

Saturday night was a trip back to the 1990s when the Lemonheads came back to town after a long hiatus and they even brought Juliana Hatfield with them! This was more than enough to easily sell out the Metro, and sell out it did, the place was packed...

Sanctum Festival Day Two: Boy Harsher 11/26/22 at Thalia Hall

Saturday night was the second night of the Sanctum Festival and it not only had a solid lineup, but it was being headlined by Boy Harsher. Thalia Hall filled up quickly that evening and it had an even larger turnout this night than the already...

Sanctum Festival Day One: Adult. and Psyche 11/25/22 at Thalia Hall

Friday night was the first night of a new three day fest called Sanctum Festival which features dark music (darkwave/goth/industrial). Each night featured a different lineup and the first two nights were held at Thalia Hall and the final night was...

She Wants Revenge, The Chameleons – 11/6/22 at Metro

Last night at Metro, She Wants Revenge made a return after a long hiatus, and they brought The Chameleons along for the ride! Talk about an amazing double bill! It was more than enough reason to stay out late on a school night. First up was...

Category - Show Reviews

Girls Against Boys – 10/12/22 at Metro

Wednesday night, Girls Against Boys was finally able to perform once again at Metro to celebrate a milestone event in their career (more on that below). They were part of a stellar three band bill which made for an...

Toadies – 10/9/22 at Metro

Sunday night, after being rescheduled more than once due to the pandemic, Toadies stopped in Chicago to headline a sold out show at Metro as they toured to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their popular debut album...

KMFDM – 10/8/22 at Metro

Last night, KMFDM sold out the Metro when they headline a show in their first return to Chicago since before the pandemic. They were part of a two band bill and the place was already packed solid by the time the first...

Kaelan Mikla – 10/5/22 at Chop Shop

Wednesday night, Kaelan Mikla returned to the USA after a three year absence from touring to headline a show at Chop Shop, a very nice venue in the Wicker Park area of Chicago. The last time (which was also the first...

The Bollweevils – 10/1/22 at Punk The Burbs Fest

Saturday night, The Bollweevils, one of Chicago’s finest punk bands from any generation, played a set during the Punk The Burbs fest at Base Camp in Lisle. The event was an all-day show that featured about a dozen...

Tar – 10/1/22 at Smashed Plastic Live Vol. 1

Saturday, Smashed Plastic Record Pressing held its first ever live music event, called Smashed Plastic Live, Vol. 1. This event featured an entire day’s worth of live bands, plus food trucks and various vendors...