Extras Needed! Chicago DIY scene to be featured in "Straight Edge Kegger"

Nearly a year after releasing the trailer for Straight Edge Kegger, a film featuring a young punk and a houseful of drunks squaring off against a gang of militant straight edgers, Weird On Top Pictures and director Jason Zink are ready to begin filming the full movie. Next Monday, September 18th, the Subterranean in Wicker Park will be hosting a FREE show with local punk bands, UGLYBoNES and … Continue reading Extras Needed! Chicago DIY scene to be featured in "Straight Edge Kegger"

Exclusive Interview: EYEHATEGOD on potential anniversary plans, Kuma’s Corner, and Motley Crue

On Saturday, September 2nd, sludge metal band EYEHATEGOD hit the Cobra Lounge as part of their Left to Starve Summer Tour. This show was the first of the band’s two-night run in Chicago and marked a special night for the group; after falling ill and receiving a liver transplant, these two shows were vocalist Mike Williams’ first time back in Chicago with EYEHATEGOD. Before experiencing … Continue reading Exclusive Interview: EYEHATEGOD on potential anniversary plans, Kuma’s Corner, and Motley Crue

Record Breakers prepares for the 10th annual Record Store Day

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Bumsy & The Moochers credit the 90’s for Chicago’s ska craze

Since 2012, Bumsy and the Moochers have been playing their danceable ska grooves in venues across the Chicagoland area. After seeing the group perform this past summer at The Drunken Donut in Joliet, I knew I had to catch their latest show at Reggie’s with So Pretty, The Two Tens, and The Dollyrots. Before their set, the band sat down with me to do an interview about … Continue reading EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Bumsy & The Moochers credit the 90’s for Chicago’s ska craze

The Making of "Bomb The Burbs"

The boys in Bad Timing and Death of Self are about to unleash Bomb the Burbs, a split EP that is bound to wreck havoc across Suburbia by uniting skankers and headbangers alike. To add to the mayhem, the bands are hosting an EP release show this Saturday, March 25th, that features a lineup with fellow Suburbanites Infinite Knottage, Travesura, and The Electric Excuse Me’s. For more information on the release show, … Continue reading The Making of "Bomb The Burbs"

Locals Only EXCLUSIVE Interview: The Wrecks

Nick Anderson, Aaron Kelley, Nick Schmidt, and Billy Nally are four Californian boys better known as The Wrecks. The band has only released one EP entitled We Are The Wrecks, but the group has promised they are in the process of creating more of their infectious, pop rock sound. The Wrecks played their second show in the Windy City last month at the Double Door … Continue reading Locals Only EXCLUSIVE Interview: The Wrecks

Locals Only EXCLUSIVE Interview: Bleeker

What’s up Chicago? Welcome to the launch of locals only, a blog dedicated to spreading the music of the city’s scene through interviews with local bands, recaps of shows, and links to new tunes. Self-described as having “the swagger of The Rolling Stones with a psych-tinged groove”, Bleeker has recently seen their hit single, “Highway”, hit #1 on America’s Music Charts’ Canada:Active Rock chart, #5 on Billboard’s Canadian … Continue reading Locals Only EXCLUSIVE Interview: Bleeker