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New Stimulators 7″ vinyl colors

Harley Flanagan could very well be the person who got into punk rock at the youngest age. In a recent documentary he states that his mom took him to punk rock shows in New York City in the 1970s, which means he had the...

New Adolescents vinyl colors

It has been a while but two Adolescents vinyl classics are back with a new look for a limited time. Frontier Records recently pressed up the legendary first Adolescents LP and their more recent collection of unreleased...

Food & Drinks

Street Sects 12/7/19 at Downstairs Subterranean

Last night in the downstairs room of Subterranean, Street Sects headlined a three band bill. The band has been touring quite a bit recently and after returning from Europe, they hit the road one more time to get some...

Pigface 11/30/19 at Thalia Hall

Pigface reunited once again and hit the road to tour for the first time in 14 years! The band was dormant for more than a decade before reactivating for a one-off performance here in Chicago two years ago and it was...

King Diamond 11/18/19 at Riviera Theatre

Monday night, the legendary King Diamond headlined a show at Riviera Theatre. He was part of a three band bill and the venue was packed to the rafters with heavy metal fanatics eager to see their beloved King. First up...

Lifestyle

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...

R.I.P. Keith Flint of The Prodigy

Keith Flint, vocalist for The Prodigy, passed away this weekend at the age of 49. The cause of death was a suicide. Flint joined the Prodigy in the mid-1990s and the first single featuring his vocals...

R.I.P. Bruce Corbitt

Bruce Corbitt, lead singer of the legendary Rigor Mortis (one of the finest metal bands of their time) and Warbeast, lost his lengthy battle to cancer today. The first Rigor Mortis album is one of the all-time greatest...

R.I.P. Pete Shelley

The BBC reported that Pete Shelley, lead singer of the Buzzcocks passed away today. Pete was 63 years old. The suspected cause of death was a heart attack. The Buzzcocks were among the first wave of UK punk rock bands...

Latest articles

Interview: Street Sects

Despite being obsessed with music for almost the entirety of my half a century on this planet, I’ve found that the older I get, the less likely it is that I become genuinely excited about new bands. Don’t...

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 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...

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...