999 11/2/19 at Reggies

Saturday night over in the Music Joint side of Reggies it was a very special evening if you are an old punk rock fan as first wave British punk band, 999, headlined a show there. Forty years is a really long time to wait for a mostly active band to...

Hallowolfbat at House of Vans featuring The Hu, Doomriders, and Lighting Born 10/31/19

It was a rare, snowy Halloween on Thursday night here in Chicago but those willing to brave winter weather conditions to make the trek over to the House of Vans were treated to a really great event, all for the low price of free! Billed as...

Cave In 10/10/19 at Metro

Thursday night, Cave In hit the road for their first tour in awhile and they started it off here in Chicago at the Metro where they headlined a four band bill. They were joined by an eclectic lineup of bands which made for an interesting and diverse...

Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, At the Gates 10/7/19 at Riviera

It was a Monday night of metal in Uptown where Amon Amarth headlined a show at The Riviera. It was a stellar four band bill with three real heavy hitters that have been crowd favorites for many years. People were so excited for this show that there...

R.I.P. Kim Shattuck

Kim Shattuck, an indie rock icon, passed away today at the age of 56 after losing her battle with ALS. Kim is most known for being the singer and songwriter of The Muffs, but she also did time in The Pixies, The Pandoras, and others. She was an...

The Melvins & Redd Kross 9/26/19 at Metro

Two bands that have been touring the globe for decades joined forces on Thursday night to co-headline a show at Chicago’s Metro. The Melvins and Redd Kross brought an amazing evening of music to a packed house...

Cold Waves VIII Day Four 9/22/19 at Metro

Sunday night was the last hurrah for this year’s Cold Waves festival at Metro. This show was headlined by the recently reunited, Filter. It also had some newer acts and a set by an industrial legend. Street Sects...

Cold Waves VIII Day Three 9/21/19 at Metro

Saturday night was the third night for the annual Cold Waves festival at the Metro and they had a heavy hitter lined up for the headliner in Test Dept. They were joined by another great selection of opening acts and the...

Cold Waves VIII Day Two 9/20/19 at Metro

Friday night was the second night of Cold Waves and it was really something special as they had a big name headliner that never played the fest before, and that was the legendary Nitzer Ebb! The night was action packed...

Cold Waves VIII Day One 9/19/19 at Metro

The Cold Waves festival somehow is already eight years old and this year, all four nights took place at the legendary Metro here in Chicago, which has hosted six out of the seven previous Cold Waves. What started as a...

Riot Fest 2019 Day Three

It rained the morning of the final day of Riot Fest this year, but thankfully it stopped before the show got underway. It made for some muddy conditions, but it wasn’t bad at all and the park held up well during...

Riot Fest 2019 Day Two

Saturday was a beautiful day for an outdoor festival. It was sunny and warm, but not too warm, and Riot Fest had an amazing lineup of bands spread across five stages. This was the day that was heavy on the heavy metal...

Riot Fest 2019 Day One

Summer is nearing the end which means only one thing, Riot Fest! The last hurrah of the summer celebrated its 15th birthday last weekend and they really put together an amazing weekend of music with a really diverse...

Adam Ant 9/7/19 at The Vic

If you grew up in the 1980s and had good taste in music, then The Vic in Chicago was the place to be on Saturday night as it hosted a special night of music from the legendary Adam Ant. Adam and his band weren’t...

Channel 3 – The Bellwether 12″ EP

Channel 3 – The Bellwether 12″ EP Hostage Records It is amazing to think about that next year, Channel 3 will celebrate 40 years of being a band! Four decades! It is scary to think how fast that time has...

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