The pandemic has shattered so many bands that any project that’s come together since March 2020 represents a small victory. And when the project in question is as much fun as Plosivs—a new four-piece consisting of vocalist and guitarist Rob Crow, vocalist and guitarist John Reis, bassist Jordan Clark, and drummer Atom Willard—the victory isn’t […]
Lockdown has been hard on Laura Jane Grace. The front woman of Against Me! and Devouring Mothers is a natural performer with a strong social-media presence, but lately her Twitter account has been full of laments for the pre-pandemic live-music experience. On October 1, she surprised her fans with Stay Alive, a raw, stripped-down acoustic […]
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The new musical Verböten uses the story of Jason Narducy’s forgotten early-80s band to talk about the power of subculture.
Reunions and full-album sets are Riot Fest’s specialty—so what does it have to offer this year, besides Bikini Kill?
Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout is the Against Me! singer’s engrossing chronicle of her turbulent life: as a musician, as an anarchist, and as a transgender human being.
How Chicago’s LGBTQ community is stepping up to celebrate post-Orlando.
This week’s gig poster was designed by local artist John Garrison.
Highlights from day one of Riot Fest: Death, Faith No More, No Doubt, Lee “Scratch” Perry, and so much more it was hard to keep from running around the park in circles.
You can blame Drive Like Jehu drummer Mark Trombino and his punny pastry shop for inspiring this foolishness.
Including an interactive map that details the festivities at participating shops
The thread connecting grief, Facebook, and end-of-the-year lists
Her Florida-based punk band’s new album is a vital, poetic document of her struggle with gender identity.
These Chicagoans—recognized on the Trans 100 list—are working to better the lives of trans people.
Lollapalooza lineup predictions, long-lost punk goodies from HoZac, and more