How three gay bars—La Mere Vipere, O’Banion’s, and Oz—became the cradle of the city’s punk scene
The new musical Verböten uses the story of Jason Narducy’s forgotten early-80s band to talk about the power of subculture.
Rude Guest’s tape-only output hurt their legacy, but local ska label Jump Up just reissued their entire discography—also on tape.
A quick look at the locally produced punk musical, Sacrificial Youth
Handsome Dick Manitoba of the Dictators NYC talks to Little Richie Speck of Tutu & the Pirates.
FESTIVAL Chicago International Movies & Music Festival Returning for a third year, the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival runs Thursday through Sunday, April 14 through 17, with music-related screenings, […]
Sleigh Bells, an electronic weirdo, early Chicago punk, an Albini burn, and more
Two of Chicago’s earliest punk bands, Da and Tutu & the Pirates, reunite for a double record-release party.
“You Weren’t There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977-84” celebrates its release on DVD with a Saturday screening at the Portage Theater, followed by a show at the Empty Bottle.
Miss out on the birth of the local scene? There’s a new documentary full of baby pictures.