The Punk Vault

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...

Gary Numan – 3/21/22 at Park West

Last night saw the long-awaited return of Gary Numan to Chicago when he headlined a show at the Park West. Much like the rest of the world, the last two years were challenging for Mr. Numan. He released his most recent...

Nitzer Ebb 11/18/21 at Metro

Thursday night was an exciting night for industrial music fans as the legendary Nitzer Ebb made their return to Chicago after being off the road the last two years (thanks to the pandemic). After being cooped up for the...

Cold Waves IX Day Two 9/25/21 at Metro

Saturday night was the second night of Cold Waves IX at Metro, and the most stacked lineup of the weekend. It featured some legends, some returning acts, and a pair of legends teaming up for a set of great music as well...

Cold Waves IX Day One 9/24/21 at Metro

The beginning of fall signals many things, but the best thing that it brings is the annual Cold Waves Festival at Metro. This industrial/darkwave festival started nine years ago as a tribute to the late Jamie Duffy, and...