Behind the Music: Final Vans Warped Tour Recap

The cross-country Vans Warped Tour, an alternative music festival started in 1995, has finally come to an end. Back in February 2018, founder Kevin Lyman announced that this year’s traveling fest would be the last summer milestone for many young music fans across the nation. With a diverse lineup of punk, metal and rap groups, Warped Tour has always appealed to a wide array of … Continue reading Behind the Music: Final Vans Warped Tour Recap

D. I. whY not?

By Monsieur “Monzy” Mason Contributing Writer Cover Photo by Kaitlyn Johnston Edited by Nikki Roberts When I went to my first house show, it was quite an unforgettable experience. Game Changers, Let It Fly, Gardens, The Feedback Fiends, Mishandled and Flight Plan played that show. Watching 200+ kids moshing, finger pointing and singing along at one guy’s house was just amazing and knowing that they … Continue reading D. I. whY not?

Melodic Mondays: Death of Self and Bad Jokes

Hello Chicago! I’m excited to present locals only’s first Melodic Monday! Check back every Monday to hear the latest tunes from local bands. To celebrate our  first post, today you get double the music with TWO bands: Death of Self and Bad Jokes. Death of Self is a speed punk band made up of members from the city’s western suburbs. The Truth, the band’s debut … Continue reading Melodic Mondays: Death of Self and Bad Jokes