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Thin White Rope colored vinyl reissues

Thin White Rope was one of those very good indie rock bands that for whatever reason seemed to have been overlooked by a lot of people, myself included. They were around from the mid 1980s until the early 1990s, leaving...

New Suicidal Tendencies vinyl colors

There has been a few new vinyl colors of the first Suicidal Tendencies LP in recent months. Since my last report it has been issued on three new colors of vinyl and the album is now being manufactured at a new plant...

Food & Drinks

Drunk Injuns 2/21/20 at The Uptown

Friday night was a special night in Oakland, CA as The Uptown hosted MoFo’s 60th birthday party and it was a skate rock extravaganza! Drunk Injuns and JFA played together in honor of MoFo, and they were joined by...

The Adicts – 1/29/20 at House of Blues

Wednesday night, UK punk legends, The Adicts, made their long-awaited return to the windy city to headline a three band bill. The club was packed full of excited punk fans spanning a wide range of ages. First up was...

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...

Lifestyle

Riot Fest announces lineup for Riot Fest 2021

If this isn’t the bright light at the end of a long dark tunnel that has been the current pandemic then I don’t know what is. Riot Fest unveiled their lineup and plans to return this September and boy did...

R.I.P. Pierre Kezdy of Naked Raygun

We lost a punk rock super hero today. Pierre Kezdy of Naked Raygun lost his battle to cancer and passed away at the far too young age of 58. The influence Pierre left on this city from all the bands he played in, but...

Help Pierre Kezdy of Naked Raygun battle cancer

Pierre Kezdy is most known as one of the superheroes in Chicago punk legends, Naked Raygun but his super powers extend far beyond that. Pierre has been responsible for some of the best punk rock music to come out of...

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...

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Pezz – More Than You Can Give Us LP

Pezz – More Than You Can Give Us LP Truant Records Hailing from Memphis, TN, Pezz has been around since 1989. While they haven’t been as active recently as they were in the past, they seem to surprise us...

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...

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...

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...

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...