Chicago’s DIY scene has it all: tight-knit community, diverse individuals, safe spaces, and of course, amazing bands — and Atheena is one of the latest to be added to the city’s already impressive roster. Since they first started in November 2021, musicians Oscar Aviles-Romo, Joshua Beardsley, and Dom Malgioglio have begun to establish themselves by playing two to three shows a month. “I think we’ve … Continue reading Atheena: Everything to Gain and Nothing to Lose
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
After signing to Famined Records, the group released a full-length album, Illuminate; played an impressive variety of shows, including Knotfest in 2015; and toured the United States multiple times. The band is currently preparing to begin recording new music this fall and took the time to do an exclusive interview with Locals Only. Continue reading Shine Light & Inspire: An interview with Chicago metalcore band Speaking With Ghosts
It was at this show that I really got a feel for the local scene and what local scenes mean to everybody. I was happy singing with my friends and making new ones, too. However, the best part of the whole experience was that there were people of color defying stereotypes left and right. Continue reading D. I. whY not?
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