The Punk Vault

New Adolescents vinyl colors

As we continue to catch up with the recent runs of colored vinyl punk classics on Frontier Records, we now get to the first Adolescents album, affectionately known as the “blue album”. Is there any readers of this site that isn’t...

New Christian Death vinyl colors

Continuing on catching up with recent colored vinyl editions of classic Frontier Records releases, we now look at Christian Death. Only Theatre Of Pain was the album that pretty much set the blueprint for death rock back when it was released in 1982...

Catching up with the recent Suicidal Tendencies vinyl colors

It has been awhile since we last did one of these Frontier Records features, but it is time to catch you up. Since the last feature, the first (and best) Suicidal Tendencies LP has been issued on a handful of new colors of vinyl, a couple of them...

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...

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...

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 has been a...

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 the night...