Curated by Chris DeQuick.
Another solid 90 minutes of music raining under the punk rock umbrella from Chicago. Featuring a wide-range of up and coming artists along side more established acts and scene-veterans. Check out our featured artists for the week below.
|Still Angry||Karl Meyer, Sabrina Betancourt|
|Till Death Do Us Party||TLB|
|Said to Me||Just a Mess|
|Out of Reach||Sincere Engineer|
|Carry Me||The Hypnic Jerks|
|Holy Shit||Davey Dynamite|
|Always, All Ways||The Ridgelands|
|Desertion – Demo||Hi Ho|
|Mirror Mirror||Blood People|
|Don’t Worry, We’ll Play First||The Reaganomics|
|Page Torn Down the Middle||Pylons|
|15 Minutes||The Broadways|
|To Be Swayed||Meat Wave|
|Some Friends||Kali Masi|
|Pray for Pop||Whipped|
|Man with No Name||Johnny Murder & the 25 to Life|
|These Boots Are Made for Walkin’||Sweetie|
|No Enemy||No Enemy!|
|My Friend Peter||Alkaline Trio|
|Big Night In||Big Night In|
|Play God Only Knows Why at My Funeral||Oscar Bait|
|Bad Decisions||The Linden Method|
|Brick Fight||Brick Assassin|
|Circle Pit||Assassination Squad|
|It’s a Bomb||Beat the Smart Kids|
PUNK PLAYLIST Vol. 2Curated by Chris DeQuick
Chicago lost a vital member of its music scene last week.
Kevin Clark, the drummer of Dreadwolf, lost his life in a biking accident. He was 32 years old.
The band put out a special three-song EP on their Bandcamp site to help support Kevin’s family
Donations can also be made directly to his family to help offset funeral expenses through a GoFundMe
A universal truth: everyone has experienced a broken heart. Borne out of a breakup, TLB has been bringing “Fuck You” and “I Still Love You” together to mend your broken hearts since 2013. With a sound reminiscent of the Ramones, they are bringing the pure punk vibes you’ve been missing for the last 20 years into the 21st century. Their self-titled debut album was rated “two middle fingers up” and now they’re back with 10 more songs to rock out to while you mentally curse out your ex. Just released on Halloween 2020, Blood + Sand is a perfect blend of unrequited love and downright resentment. Performing at venues from the SXSW festival to the infamous 9:30 Club in DC, TLB takes charge of any stage they’re put on and will have you screaming along with them in no time.
Karl Meyer with Sabrina Betancourt
Karl Meyer is a veteran punk artist best known as a founding member of Sluggo in the 1980’s. His music explores the “Punk for Adults” genre. Karl’s songs deal with real world issues such as scumbag bosses, failed relationships, and the pandemic. Guest artist Sabrina Betancourt lends her powerful voice to “Still Angry”, which explores the frustrations women face in the workplace.
Fuiguirnet was an elusive four or five piece rock band who’s rotating lineup traversed Milwaukee/Chicago that started in January 2004 as a platform for an epic tale of science fiction/fact. Evidence of this band existing is sparse, so here we present a recorded document of Fuiguirnet playing live in the WLUW studio for Chicago radio frequency 88.7.
members of Murder in the Red Barn, Hero of 100 Fights, Piglet, Tintoretto, Grasping at Straws, Managra, Guns Blazing, Fresh Hell and Credentials.
Just a Mess
Just a Mess is a 3-piece band from the city of Chicago, IL that started as Tony Sarlo’s (Guitar and Lead Vocals) vision/passion project in the Summer of 2019, when Kyle Blais felt a calling and answered a bass player wanted ad. The two practiced for a few weeks on their own until Cory Gray just kind of showed up at one of the practices and told them he was the drummer in the band. The music Just a Mess plays could be associated to the genres of alternative rock / emo / pop punk / post hardcore depending on the song. Their personal influences are all over the board, but as far as the band’s sound many people would attribute them for fans of more established bands to the likes of Fall Out Boy, Rise Against, Chevelle, Brand New, Deftones, and Nirvana and peers of Movements, Teenage Wrist, Can’t Swim, and Basement. Everything JAM does is D.I.Y. and self-funded out of their own passion for connecting with others through music, the local scene, and rush of playing live shows.
Over the course of 2020 they released a standalone single “All Those Sunken Ships and Defeated Armies”, put out 4 music videos, and recorded 11 new songs for a 2nd LP that is currently in the mixing and mastering stage that will be promoted and dropped May/June of 2021.
No Enemy! played the very first Punksgiving event at the Mutiny in 2012.
This was an ad-hoc thing that sort of came about when Erik started talking to Ian from Wrecking Ball Production about having a punk representation on our new podcast.
No Enemy! then came back as a previous incarnation as Vote Quimby in 2015 at Liars Club.
Video posted for your bonus convenience.