The Punk Vault

Late night

Last nite I ended up working until just after midnight. I had such a headache last nite that it made me sick to my stomach. I had a hard time sleeping but at least I got to sleep later today and not come in until noon. I still don’t feel quite...

Sleep aways escapes me

I’m so tired today that I am having trouble keeping my eyes open. I wish I could take a nap. Thankfully the day at work is almost done for me. I needed to go get an oil change in the car but I decided to blow it off and not call to schedule...

Good friends visit

Last nite, Kristine came by and brought me dinner and kept me company to help keep my sanity since I’m trapped in the house while recovering. It was nice to have company since I’m starting to get cabin fever big time. She brought me...

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Weedeater 9/21 at Reggies

Last night sludge metal icons, Weedeater, made their return to Chicago to headline a show at Reggies. They were part of a four-band bill full of a variety of metal styled bands. The storms outside were no match for the...

Pro Wrestling Blitz: Hostile Intent 5/25/13

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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...

Selections From The Punk Vault [Flower Leperds]

Flower Leperds – The Original Group (1988 Mystic Records) Back in the mid 80’s when I was in high school, I used to buy tons of compilations. Back then, the compilation was actually something pretty special...

Greta Van Fleet 12/12/18 at Aragon Ballroom

Wednesday night Greta Van Fleet kicked off the first of three headlining shows at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom. The Aragon has been doing large rock and roll shows for decades so the venue was the perfect locale for...

Selections from The Punk Vault [Rik L Rik]

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Empire – Expensive Sound vinyl reissue

When UK punk band, Generation X, broke up everyone knew what happened to Billy Idol afterwords as he had an incredibly successful solo career but you never really heard about what the other guys from that band did. In...

New vinyl colors of classic punk on Frontier Records

Frontier Records is one of the longest running and best punk rock labels in the United States. Not only do they have impeccable taste in the bands they release, but they care they put into preserving their back catalog...

King Diamond 10/21/14 at The Vic Theater

It has been a long time since King Diamond toured the United States. It has been something like six years since he last graced us with his presence which coincidentally is the last time he released a new album. Things...