DIY Art Gallery

It’s no secret that many record labels and production companies have the luxury of throwing around big bucks to hire graphic designers when it comes to their advertising budgets. However, at a DIY show where it can often be difficult to get patrons to cough up the $5 cover fee, spending money on advertising and art is seldom included in the budget. Below is a … Continue reading DIY Art Gallery

Backyard Show Shots: Habitats & XEUTHANIZEDX

Eddy Garcia is at it again. On June 22, Garcia captured photos of local hardcore sludge band XEUTHANIZEDX and emo band Habitats during their sets at a backyard birthday show in Marquette Park. Five local bands, including Thisishowitendedintokyo, Sawbuck, and Death of Self, performed in honor of Habitats’ guitarist Elijio Guel’s 27th birthday. XEUTHANIZEDX Habitats You can find more of Garcia’s content here.  Cover photo … Continue reading Backyard Show Shots: Habitats & XEUTHANIZEDX

Punx Not Disposable 3 Photo Gallery

The third installation of Punx Not Disposable features photos taken on a disposable camera from the middle of January to the last day of May of 2018. From shows in legitimate venues to moments captured outside of backyard DIY shows, these photos showcase the diverse settings that encompass Chicago’s music communities. If you’re interested in obtaining a physical print of any of these photos, shoot … Continue reading Punx Not Disposable 3 Photo Gallery

April photoset of the month: Brian Santostefano at Galaxie 2.0

Our second photoset of the month is courtesy of Brian Santostefano, a photographer who’s been shooting local punk, hardcore, grindcore, metal and indie rock shows since 1999. On Friday, April 20, Santostefano shot Ingrown, Dare, Decline, and x one foot in the grave x during the inaugural show at Galaxie 2.0 in Ravenswood, Chicago. Santostefano shoots using a Nikon D5100 with a battery pack for … Continue reading April photoset of the month: Brian Santostefano at Galaxie 2.0

Behind the Music: Purple Llama Records

Locals Only is excited to launch yet another new segment, Behind the Music! These short photo feature pieces aim to showcase the people and places that work “behind the scenes” to bring music into our lives, whether that be employees at a music venue, owners of record stores or organizers who book shows. Purple Llama, a joint coffee and record shop in Wicker Park, celebrated its … Continue reading Behind the Music: Purple Llama Records

March photoset of the month: Eddy Garcia at the Archer Ballroom

Our first photo gallery installation displaying work from local music photographers features Eddy Garcia‘s photo set from the Archer Ballroom last Saturday, March 31. Garcia photographed SPEAK, Reduced to Instinct, XEUTHANIZEDX and Burdened with a Canon T6i and in 35mm film.   Continue reading March photoset of the month: Eddy Garcia at the Archer Ballroom

Punx Not Disposable 2: Return of the Old School Kodak Camera

Our follow-up installation to the punx not disposable photo gallery resulted in some less than satisfactory pictures-only about one-third of the film was anything other than black static. The following shots from Slob City, Lollapalooza, The Other Side Tattoo, Wrigley Field, Piotrowski Park, and Riot Fest are all that were salvaged from punx not disposable 2: return of the old school kodak camera. You can check out the original photo … Continue reading Punx Not Disposable 2: Return of the Old School Kodak Camera

Punx Not Disposable Photo Gallery

After a three week hiatus, (our sincerest apologies. Sometimes life gets complicated) Locals Only is proud to announce its return with punx not disposable- a collection of disposable camera prints compiled from shows at Reggie’s Rock Club, Jurassic Park, the Co-Prosperity Sphere, The Liquor Store, The Fallout, Dimo’s Pizza, and a variety of house shows. To add the the DIYness of it all, these pictures … Continue reading Punx Not Disposable Photo Gallery