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"

LollapaLOSER: Takeaways from Lolla 2017

While Mondays are usually recognized as the beginning of the dreaded work week, this particular Monday, August 7th, marks the end of Lollapalooza, a four-day music festival held in Grant Park. Through the Love Hope Strength Foundation, I was given the opportunity to work the festival and catch a few free sets. Day by day, here are a few takeaways, cringe-worthy moments, and footage of … Continue reading LollapaLOSER: Takeaways from Lolla 2017

Wavves release ‘You’re Welcome’ four days prior to Chicago tour date

I couldn’t be more pumped to see Wavves at the Bottom Lounge with Post Animal this coming Tuesday night. To add to the excitement of what I’m sure will be an incredible show, the band released their sixth album, You’re Welcome, on Friday, May 19th. Overall Rating: B++ Wavves is a rarity to me in the sense that every album they put out trumps their … Continue reading Wavves release ‘You’re Welcome’ four days prior to Chicago tour date

Record Breakers prepares for the 10th annual Record Store Day

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Ramones photo show paves way for new community events

The punk rock gallery united the music community and revamped the standard for free art shows By Nikki Roberts On April 1st, I attended the Ramones: What is this punk rock? photo show at the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Bridgeport. Nearly thirty-seven years ago, photographer Frank Jackowiak not only saw the Ramones play at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn, IL during the band’s college tour … Continue reading Ramones photo show paves way for new community events

Bomb the Burbs Release Show Proves A Success

The 5 band lineup rocked the newest DIY venue, The Liquor Store. On Saturday, March 25th, Bad Timing and Death of Self held a release show for their split EP, Bomb the Burbs, at The Liquor Store, a new DIY venue in Brighton Park. The show’s lineup consisted entirely of suburban based bands, which drew quite a diverse crowd. It was encouraging to see such a large … Continue reading Bomb the Burbs Release Show Proves A Success