“I spend the better part of my life creating and listening to music. Over the last 10 years […]
We’re thrilled to announce our Stoner Doom Volume 2 playlist for this week’s, 4/20 celebrations. For this list, […]
We’re thrilled to announce our Stoner Doom Volume 2 playlist for this week’s, 4/20 celebrations. As part of the release of the list we selected Chicago doom metal/stoner rock quartet Black Road as our featured artist for the month of April. Suzi, the lead vocalist from Black Road is one of the co-curators for this volume and we will be featuring her selections along with a few other notable bands over the next week.
Our Guest List curator for April is drummer and educator Chris Avgerin. Chris is well-known across multiple genres in Chicago’s music scene and has an impressive resume of projects and bands including Nequient, Varaha, Hedgehog and The Fox along with being respected as a session and live drummer. We asked Chris to curate a 90 minute playlist of music featuring bands from Chicago that he really dug and also interviewed him to get his background and perspective being a professional musician getting through a year of the pandemic.
We’re thrilled to announce that The Rock in Chicago Show podcast will return in May of 2021.The Rock […]
Presenting our First Friday new music list for April, 2021. This month we’re featuring a variety of different […]
We’re accepting submissions for our next First Friday roundup post, for April 2. If you have put out […]
Hardcore punk music in general is cathartic for me. I eat it and breathe it daily. All of the bands I’ve played in have been fast hardcore punk bands, it’s really a style that identifies with me. With my photography, I’m all about capturing the raw emotion. Especially with Artists that move around and come off more intense, abrasive, or scary. It feels like a chain reaction with the audience. The whole room is engaged. That’s my favorite. I love being in the front and actually being a part of the show.
The Rock in Chicago Store is now open. We’ve partnered with Threadless to fulfill our official merchandise. Revenues […]
This was one of our strongest artist submission-driven playlists to date. The majority of bands submitted music stylistically fits in from the indie, post rock, and alternative rock genres. I’ve also added in a few classic tracks from the 90’s, 2000’s and 10’s that I’ve been going back to lately.
Presenting our First Friday new music list for this month. We’re tweaking the format to include new music […]
Our first Guest List for March 2021 was curated by Donnie Biggins of Harmonica Dunn productions. Since 2012, […]
We’re accepting submissions for our next First Friday Bandcamp post, for March 5. If you have put out […]
Bumsy and the Moochers is Ska/Punk sextet based in the Chicago suburbs. The band has quickly become a staple in the Midwestern ska/punk scene since putting out their first full-length, “Bored Up” in 2015. Since then they have been independently released another EP “Easily Distracted”, a second full-length, “Spaced Out” in 2018 and a live album. The group is currently promoting their latest single, “Youth”, which is featured on our February 2021 Ska/Punk Volume 1 playlist. We did a brief Q & A with Cait Edwards, the lead vocalist and guitarist to talk through the band’s history, how they’ve been holding up during the pandemic and what’s in store for Bumsy & The Moochers in 2021.
Curated by Chris DeQuick and Erik Oldman Featuring 90 minutes of ska and punk music from Chicago, past […]