The Punk Vault

Archive - September 2017

Pictures From The Past: Shorty

Way back in the early 1990’s I went to some dump in Elgin called #1 Soul to see Tad play. How he ended up way out there and not at a place like Lounge Ax is still a mystery to me but Naked Raygun once played there...

Resistance Pro/Freelance – Rumble In Summit 9/23/17

On Saturday the two best independent pro wrestling companies in the Chicago area teamed up to put on an afternoon show in Summit, IL. Resistance Pro Wrestling and Freelance Wrestling presented, Rumble In Summit. It was...

Riot Fest 2017 Day Three

For many, the final day of Riot Fest was the one they were most excited about because once again, Riot Mike did the impossible and got a band that was so important to so many people back together when no one thought it...

Riot Fest 2017 Day Two

It was another beautiful day in Chicago for the second day of Riot Fest and the lineup was every bit as action packed as the previous day. By later in the day the crowd easily doubled in size from the day before and...

Riot Fest 2017 Day One

September in Chicago is a special time of year because the last blast before saying goodbye to the Summer is Riot Fest, the best outdoor festival not only in the state but the country! Since moving to the great...

Wurst Music and Beer Fest 9/9/17

Those interested in the three B’s (Bands, Beers, and Bratwurst) here in Chicago must have felt like they hit the jackpot last weekend as the Wurst Music & Beer fest took place outside the big plumber’s...

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