Chicago natives, Aweful, have just released their latest single and video for their newest song, “Not Enough”. This single, which is a digital release, is a benefit for Foundations of Music and the band is donating 100% of the proceeds from the digital sales of the single to the cause.
Here’s our seven featured First Friday submissions for July of 2021. Once again it’s to see some new music and videos from some of our friends in the scene along with some newer artists to discover from around the Chicago metro area. We also will be featuring a few of the submissions in upcoming Rock in Chicago Show podcast episodes later in the month as there are some interesting stories behind the music
Mel Flowers, one of our main curators and bassist for The Secret Lives and Tides Cult chats with […]
Our interview guest for our second episode and first Guest Curator for June is visual artist Maura Walsh
Our First Friday new music roundup for June 2021. A feast of ten tunes and videos from a wide range of indie, punk, and metal artists from the Chicago area for your listening and viewing pleasure.
Chris DeQuick, recording engineer and punk scene veteran curates another ninety-minute Chicago punk playlist available on YouTube and Spotify featuring a wide range of up and coming artists and scene veterans
Presenting our First Friday new music list for May, 2021. This month we’re featuring a variety of different […]
Today we’re celebrating curator Melissa Flowers’ birthday. For her birthday, Mel curated a 90-minute playlist of some of her favorite bands from many different scenes and genres from our area.
“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. 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.
Presenting our First Friday new music list for April, 2021. This month we’re featuring a variety of different […]
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.
Presenting our First Friday new music list for this month. We’re tweaking the format to include new music […]
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 […]