The Punk Vault

Cradle Of Filth 10/16/21 at Concord Music Hall

Saturday night, Cradle Of Filth made their long-awaited return to Chicago to headline a night of metal at the Concord Music Hall. They were originally touring with 3 Teeth and Once Human, but both bands had to drop off the tour shortly before the...

Cold Waves IX Day Two 9/25/21 at Metro

Saturday night was the second night of Cold Waves IX at Metro, and the most stacked lineup of the weekend. It featured some legends, some returning acts, and a pair of legends teaming up for a set of great music as well. The club was also packed and...

Cold Waves IX Day One 9/24/21 at Metro

The beginning of fall signals many things, but the best thing that it brings is the annual Cold Waves Festival at Metro. This industrial/darkwave festival started nine years ago as a tribute to the late Jamie Duffy, and it has grown to be a...

Riot Fest 2021 Day Four 9/19/21 at Douglass Park

Sunday was the final day of Riot Fest 2021. The weather was perfect and there was an amazing assortment of bands playing that day to end the four day festival with a real bang. The action once again started early. Airstream Futures are a really...

Riot Fest 2021 Day Three 9/18/21 at Douglass Park

Saturday was the third day of Riot Fest and it had an action packed lineup. It also featured just about the most perfect weather you could ask for and the park was dry and no worse for wear from the previous night’s rain. The gates opened...

Category - Show Reviews

Riot Fest 2021 Day One 9/16/21 at Douglass Park

It has been a long two years since the last Riot Fest. The Covid pandemic took away many things that people took for granted, not the least of which was live music and the best outdoor festival of all time, but it was...

Drunk Injuns 2/21/20 at The Uptown

Friday night was a special night in Oakland, CA as The Uptown hosted MoFo’s 60th birthday party and it was a skate rock extravaganza! Drunk Injuns and JFA played together in honor of MoFo, and they were joined by...

The Adicts – 1/29/20 at House of Blues

Wednesday night, UK punk legends, The Adicts, made their long-awaited return to the windy city to headline a three band bill. The club was packed full of excited punk fans spanning a wide range of ages. First up was...

Street Sects 12/7/19 at Downstairs Subterranean

Last night in the downstairs room of Subterranean, Street Sects headlined a three band bill. The band has been touring quite a bit recently and after returning from Europe, they hit the road one more time to get some...

Pigface 11/30/19 at Thalia Hall

Pigface reunited once again and hit the road to tour for the first time in 14 years! The band was dormant for more than a decade before reactivating for a one-off performance here in Chicago two years ago and it was...