UGLYBoNES releases third full-length record, SUNSHINE

Written by Buck Rogets Cover photo by Edy Garcia For about half a decade now, the bastard punks in UGLYBoNES have brought punk to the modern age. The group couples high fidelity recording with a new abrasive touch from all fronts. Vocalist Lev practically punches you in your ears with a beautiful screeching yell. The guitars, in every iteration of lineup, have always been exciting … Continue reading UGLYBoNES releases third full-length record, SUNSHINE

Habitats announces sophomore EP with the release of their first DIY music video

This fall, Habitats, a southside emo band, will be releasing their follow-up to 2017’s Heavy Heart, a nine-song EP that was as musically catchy as it was lyrically heartbreaking. Despite the local success of many tracks off of Heavy Heart, the guys in Habitats harbored a few regrets about the quality of their debut EP. Instead of getting hung up on their mistakes, the band is … Continue reading Habitats announces sophomore EP with the release of their first DIY music video

Totally Cashed releases sophomore LP, BABELAND!

Buck Rogers Contributing Writer The boys in Totally Cashed are back with their second attempt at a debut. After having issues with Punk Rock Emergency, the crew regrouped and came together to record a true debut album of driving rock tunes that don’t quite reinvent rock music, but let me tell you, they sure don’t have to. The record does a decent job at not … Continue reading Totally Cashed releases sophomore LP, BABELAND!

The Gutters of Paradise brings excellent production quality to Chicago punk

Local punks bring punchy, high production value to the people…and they have a lot to say. By Rob Halloran Contributing Writer Edited by Nikki Roberts This past winter, we collaborated with Change the Rotation to preview a few of our most anticipated spring releases. One of those upcoming albums was The Gutters of Paradise by The Kreutzer Sonata, which officially dropped on Valentine’s Day. Today, we’re excited … Continue reading The Gutters of Paradise brings excellent production quality to Chicago punk

La Armada debuts new album at Cobra Lounge record release show

It’s been six years since Latino hardcore fury group La Armada released their full-length, self-titled debut album. It has been nearly four years since the Dominican-turned-Chicagoan based band released Crisis, a highly political seven-track EP that solidified the band’s unique crossover sound–a blending of hardcore punk and metal with native Dominican rhythms. It’s been over four months since the group’s last Chicago appearance when the five-piece band … Continue reading La Armada debuts new album at Cobra Lounge record release show

Locals Only Radio: February 22nd

Thanks for tuning in! If you missed this week’s show (or want to hear it again!) you can listen below. Check us out live every Thursday from 2-3 pm on iHeartRadio, the Radio DePaul app, or at radio.depaul.edu. Locals Only Radio: 2.22.18 Here’s what was played today on Locals Only @ Radio DePaul: Dead End // Drowning Most Nights // Burdened Round Table // 1837 Lazy // Uglybones … Continue reading Locals Only Radio: February 22nd

Change the Rotation x Locals Only Spring Previews

By Nicole Roberts and Phil Collins The amount of Chicago talent releasing new music in the next few months is overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact, that it takes two just to write about it! For these upcoming release previews, Locals Only has partnered with Change the Rotation in order to bring you more information about what’s new in DIY music. Death of Self Look Elsewhere … Continue reading Change the Rotation x Locals Only Spring Previews

Locals Only Radio: Badass Chicago Chicks

Thanks for tuning in! If you missed this week’s show (or want to hear it again!) you can listen below. Check us out live every Thursday from 2-3pm on iHeartRadio, the Radio DePaul app, or at radio.depaul.edu. This week, I considered the guests I’ve had on the show, as well as the artists who create the music I’ve been playing. I came to the conclusion that it’s … Continue reading Locals Only Radio: Badass Chicago Chicks

Locals Only Radio: Christmas Edition

Thanks for tuning in! If you missed this week’s show (or want to hear it again!) you can listen below. Check us out live every Thursday from 7-8 pm on iHeartRadio, the Radio DePaul app, or at radio.depaul.edu. Locals Only Radio: 12.13 Christmas Show Here’s what was played today on Locals Only @ Radio DePaul: Carol of the Bells // August Burns Red White Christmas // Twisted Sister … Continue reading Locals Only Radio: Christmas Edition