The Punk Vault

Archive - November 2011

Government Issue – GI5 vinyl reissue

Government Issue was one of the two longest running punk rock bands from Washington DC (Fugazi being the other one) and they were certainly one of the best bands to ever come from that area. The band was rare in the...

Gwar guitarist found dead

In what couldn’t be any more horrible news, Gwar guitarist Flattus Maximus (real name Cory Smoot) was found dead this morning by his band mates as they were preparing to head to Canada on their current tour. Dave...

New (old) Posh Boy digital releases

They may not have pressed an actual record since the 1990s but that doesn’t mean Posh Boy Records has vanished. The label is still alive and kicking and still has a nice back catalog of classic punk releases that...

Adolescents – The Complete Demos purple vinyl

It has been awhile since we’ve seen some new colored vinyl action from Frontier Records. Some distributor problems and the summer saw a vinyl drought from one of the longest running and finest punk labels from the...

Gwar 10/31/11 at House of Blues

It has been a Halloween tradition for years that Gwar lands on our planet and performs in Chicago and this year was no different as the band returned once again to the House of Blues. The ornate interior of the venue...

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