Beginning with Napster and continuing through Spotify, the nemeses of independent record labels have been legion over the past few decades. The deaths of brick-and-mortar retail chains, including Tower and Borders, have made releasing new music even more of an uphill climb. Yet Pravda Records has weathered it all and continues to thrive. The Chicago […]
The band’s raucous, hooky songs hold up great today—and after 34 years, Pravda is still releasing music.
A reunited version of the Service headlines a 25th-anniversary concert for Pravda Records at the Abbey Pub on Friday night.
Blatant Dissent circa 1987 On Saturday evening the Abbey Pub plays host to an unlikely showcase of reunited bands from DeKalb, Illinois. The event is billed as “DeKalb Rocks,” and it looks back to a more innocent time, when hardcore didn’t basically just mean fast metal and nobody thought they could make any money at […]