Elgin punk band Mt. Pocono aren’t reinventing the wheel—they just want to make sure that when theirs rolls, it does it with a brilliant burst of new energy. The four-piece […]
The Lawrence Arms were born out of the same suburban punk network that gave us Slapstick, Alkaline Trio, and Rise Against, and for the past two decades they’ve been working […]
Blacker Face are the kind of band I point to when other people claim there’s a lack of poetry in contemporary punk rock. Equal parts X-Ray Spex and Mr. Bungle, […]
If Slayer play and no one is around to hear them, do they make a sound? Photographer Ryan Segedi hauled his equipment all over Douglas Park and the Riot Fest […]
The first day of Riot Fest 2018 included calls for justice from Pussy Riot. Here’s a look back in photos by Danny O’Donnell. Saturday here. Sunday here. Riot Fest 2018 […]
Mark E. Smith’s inimitable sneer was a lacerating antidote to mediocrity for more than four decades.
Stoner-pop trio Basement Family drop their first vinyl next week—and play a release party next month.
OBN IIIs wear their love of Thin Lizzy on their sleeves on the new “Rich Old White Men.”
The New York band plays at Sub-T and Wicker Park Fest.
Along with the excellent new track comes the announcement of an American tour.
They’ll give Guinness a shot in June.
A dance-music shindig from arts collective the Inconvenience provides some good old-fashioned multidisciplinary mayhem.
Martin Kemp, bassist for the New Romantic torchbearers, talks to Jes Skolnik of Chicago postpunks Split Feet and arts nonprofit Pure Joy.
The noise-rock collective makes a rare Chicago appearance.
Because it’s a Chicago punk-rock tradition.