The Punk Vault

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...

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...

Dinosaur Jr -9/30/22 at The Vic

There has been so many good shows in Chicago lately and it doesn’t look like that is going to change anytime soon. Friday night, Dinosaur Jr returned to the windy city to headline a show at The Vic.It...

Amyl And The Sniffers – 9/28/22 at The Vic

Wednesday night, Amyl And The Sniffers returned to Chicago to headline a three band bill at The Vic. It was a really good reason to go out on a school night and many people did. Ganser was the first band of...

Cold Waves X 9/25/22 – Front 242 and Nitzer Ebb at Riviera

Sunday night was the final night of Cold Waves X and they closed it with two huge bands that necessitated it being held at the larger Riviera, a Cold Waves first. This show was even more significant as this is...

Cold Waves X 9/23/22 – Cold Cave at Metro

The start of fall means that it is time for the Cold Waves Festival. This is the tenth year of the festival that was started to honor Jamie Duffy, a beloved member of the industrial music scene here in Chicago. The...

Health – 9/12/22 at Park West

Monday night was a good one to stay out late on a school night when Health headlined an amazing three band bill at the ultra-nice Park West. A ton of people came out for the show and all three bands, like most bands...

Boris 9/11/22 at Metro

The Metro has been on fire lately with great shows as it is celebrating 40 years of being Chicago’s most beloved music venue. They kept the momentum going when Boris finally returned to the windy city after quite...

Afghan Whigs 9/10/22 at Metro

Saturday night the Afghan Whigs made their long-awaited return to Chicago when they headlined a show at Chicago’s most legendary and beloved music venue, the Metro. They were part of a two band bill and played to...

Peaches 8/21/22 at Metro

Sunday night the Metro hosted a show that was well worth staying up late on a school night for when Peaches made her return to Chicago! The Metro was packed full with a wonderfully diverse audience for this event and it...

Peter Hook & The Light 8/19/22 at Metro

The Metro, Chicago’s legendary music venue, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and there’s been a handful of really great events happening there this summer to mark the event. In a continuation of...

Verbal Assault – 7/2/22 at Chop Shop

Three decades is a long time to wait for a band to return but that’s around how long it has been since Verbal Assault last played, let alone toured. The band recently decided to dust off their gear and get the...