The Punk Vault

Cold Waves X 9/24/22 – Revolting Corpse at Metro

Saturday night was another night of Cold Waves X at Metro, this time being headlined by Revolting Corpse, which is the final appearance of former Revolting Cocks members, sans Al Jourgensen, performing the music of the Revolting Cocks. In recent...

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 event grew into a multi-day affair...

Riot Fest 2022 Day Three 9/18/22 at Douglas Park

Sunday was the final day of Riot Fest, and the end of the final weekend of summer. It is always a bittersweet day and this one ended on a high note. The fest had some great bands on this final day, and the rain waited until the fest was over before...

Riot Fest 2022 Day Two 9/17/22 at Douglas Park

On Saturday, Mother Nature turned up the heat a few notches and so did Riot Fest with an amazing and diverse lineup of bands, including some really heavy hitters! You couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather, especially when the clouds...

Riot Fest 2022 Day One 9/16/22 at Douglas Park

The best and last weekend of summer just happened which meant it was time once again for Riot Fest, which is the best festival that Chicago has to offer (and anyone who says otherwise is a liar). The weather was absolutely perfect on Friday night...

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...

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!

Retro Circus 4/23/22 at Brauerhouse

Saturday night, the Brauerhouse hosted a very special event, the debut of Retro Circus. What is that you ask? Retro Circus is an entertainment show that puts a modern spin on the old time carnivals, and featured...

Jawbreaker 4/14/22 at House of Blues

Thursday night was the second of an unprecedented four night run of Jawbreaker playing the House of Blues in Chicago. They are touring in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their last studio album, Dear You and are...

Jawbreaker – 4/13/22 at House of Blues

Just a few years ago, the idea of Jawbreaker playing shows again and being an active band was just the stuff of fantasy for their fanbase, a fanbase that grew exponentially the more years they’d been broken up...