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 […]
Our First Friday List for February, 2021. All music was released in 2021. We encourage you to support […]
The mission of CIVL – Chicago Independent Venue League is to advocate on behalf of Chicago’s independent performance venues.CIVL acts […]
Our guest curator for February is Shane Merrill of Empire Productions. Shane is one of the more well-known […]
Here’s our Best 20 of 2020 Playlist. Each of us contributed five tracks from Chicago artists who released […]
Here’s the Listener’s Choice playlist for 2020. Thanks to all the folks who nominated a great selection of […]
This week’s Guest List curator is Vito Nusret. Vito continues to be a champion of our underground music […]
Eric leads the band Modiviccan and is a regular member of W.O.R.M. (World Organization of Righteous Movement), and […]