In March, Meat Wave barreled through a pandemic-era dissection of the American labor market with the sardonic, sawtoothed “Honest Living,” laying bare the corrosive effects of depending for your survival […]
I’m not sure if the title of Two Houses’ self-released new sophomore album, Can’t Fail, is a demand or an expression of optimism; the Chicago three-piece play workingman’s punk that […]
Chicago four-piece the Kreutzer Sonata play raw hardcore in clipped, stentorian bursts so that each song exposes new gristle. On the new Cradle to the Grave (No Time/Don’t Panic), hammering […]
How three gay bars—La Mere Vipere, O’Banion’s, and Oz—became the cradle of the city’s punk scene
Two of Chicago’s earliest punk bands, Da and Tutu & the Pirates, reunite for a double record-release party.
Miss out on the birth of the local scene? There’s a new documentary full of baby pictures.