The Punk Vault

Archive - December 2008

A look back at 2008 – part one: the shows

A look back at 2008 – part one: the shows

2008 seemed to fly by a lot quicker than I would have liked, especially the summer (where my return to skateboarding after a 20 year hiatus sadly got cut in half due to a back injury). I think the first half of the year...

Caspian – You Are the Conductor

Awhile back I profiled some records released by The Mylene Sheath, which was a new label that put out a trio of great releases upon their launch. I was hoping that the label would continue and not just be a short-lived...

Don’t Call Us No Wave Fest part two

Don’t Call Us No Wave Fest part two

Sunday night was the conclusion to the two day run of shows at Beat Kitchen. This time there would be three different bands: one I never heard of, one from the very old days of Chicago punk, and one newer band that...

Don’t Call Us No Wave Fest part one

Don’t Call Us No Wave Fest part one

This past weekend was a pair of shows I was looking forward to over at Beat Kitchen. It was the “Don’t Call Us No Wave Fest” and it featured five old obscure Chicago art/punk/noise bands, and one newer...

Ohgr 11/30 at Double Door

Ohgr 11/30 at Double Door

Sunday night Ohgr returned to Chicago after a seven year absence from touring to play a show at the Double Door. I was quite surprised he wasn’t playing at Metro again based on the popularity of Skinny Puppy and...

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