$1 Beer Night at Sleeping Village in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood is already an alluring grab for any local venue, but booking illusion of choice, INSTILL, and BUGGIN on the three-band bill this past Monday made it an unforgettable night — that is, unless you took advantage of those cheap PBRs. Continue reading Chicago Hardcore Night at Sleeping Village
Thursday night — it’s the last day of the week before the weekend and all bets are off. Well, that’s usually the case for most, but for the Chicago hardcore scene, last Thursday was a night we’ll all remember for years to come. Continue reading Drain Returns to Cobra Lounge
It was a bitter cold Chicago night — in fact, the whole United States was experiencing a punishing freeze. The last week’s snowfall gave way to blistering freezes that solidified the sidewalks into sheets of ice fit for a zamboni. Luckily, the roads were clear enough for show-goers to make it out to Schubas Tavern in Lakeview on a Saturday night. Continue reading Your Arms Are My Cocoon & Mush at Schubas
If Lev punches you with his voice, bassist Viaj pretty much just throws the bass at your fucking head. The saturated, punchy mid-range bass has been what does it for me every time.
This time is no different. Continue reading UGLYBoNES releases third full-length record, SUNSHINE
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!
This thing needs to be shared around. It’s not for everybody, but people who find this and enjoy it will have found a rainbow fish in a sea of really boring-ass rock music. Continue reading tokyo’s april(s)in blends spastic rock with skramz influences
Local punks bring punchy, high-production value to the people…and they have a lot to say. Continue reading The Gutters of Paradise brings excellent production quality to Chicago punk