An excerpt from the new book Punks in Peoria: Making a Scene in the American Heartland takes us back to central Illinois in the 1970s.
Good Fuck put in overtime on a flood of new releases, songwriter Devin Davis opens his sound studio remotely, and more.
Naperville teen punks Protagonists get reissued after 35 years, indie-pop trio Gosh Diggity add a little muscle to their tender sound, and more.
New postpunk label Chicago Research charges out of the gate, the Latin Rootz DJ crew remixes Chicago Afrobeat Project, and more.
In the late 70s and early 80s, Silver Abuse shared members with Naked Raygun—and their eclectic, discordant music was in some ways even more confrontational.
Savage Beliefs broke up in 1984 after releasing one seven-inch, but they’ve been playing again since a 2015 reissue on Alona’s Dream.
Queer-friendly monthly party Switches of Eastwick launches at the Whistler, first-generation Chicago punks Silver Abuse celebrate a new album, and more.
Get your hands on the new reissue of the out-of-print Chicago hardcore record.
A new demo from powerviolence squad Georgia O’Queef, a new video from emo goofs Churchkey, and more