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Win tickets to see The Fall of Troy 9/24 at Metro in Chicago!

The Fall of Troy is an interesting band. They play what many refer to as “post hardcore” which bands like Since By Man did so well in the early 2000’s but The Fall of Troy had a different take on the style. The band was one of the...

Win free tickets to The All Stars Tour at Chicago’s Metro August 6!

With summer comes not only outdoor festivals but big tours that feature almost a full day’s worth of bands playing at various clubs across america. One of those tours, The All Stars Tour, is coming to Chicago next Thursday, August 6th to...

Social Distortion contest: Win tickets to the 10/12 Vic Theater show plus more!

Social Distortion is a band with a varied history spanning over three decades now. They started as a punk rock band at the end of the 1970s and their first album,  just so happens to be one of my three favorite punk rock albums of all time. The band...

Pelican “Final Breath” video

Pelican have just completed and posted a video for the final track on their latest album, What We All Come to Need, an album I still haven’t heard yet! It is their first for Southern Lord and this song also has the distinction of being the...

Dwarves limited edition Throbblehead

I never thought I’d see the day that they made punk rock action figures, but first it happened with “The Misfits”, then GG Allin and the mighty Tesco Vee, and now The Dwarves. Aggronautix who released the aforementioned GG and...

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Giants – They the Undeserving

Giants – They the Undeserving

Giants – They the Undeserving LP The Mylene Sheath The Mylene Sheath continue to keep their batting average at an all time high as the new releases continue to stream out. Second in the batch of new releases for...

The Punk Vault Store has reopened

The Punk Vault Store has reopened

The Punk Vault store has just reopened. I had to replace the entire shopping cart system with a newer and better one. This one handles shipping much better than the old system. There’s also a bunch of new and some...

A look back at 2008 – part two: the music

A look back at 2008 – part two: the music

I’m pretty selective about new music I’ll purchase and I often times rely on music sent in for review on this site as my exposure to new stuff so I’m far from being hip to all the new releases for the...

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...

Help me please!

Help me please!

Anyone out there good with html/css and can figure out why this site is working fine with the new theme in firefox but if you view it in IE, all the links on the sidebars are HUGE and the body text is all bold? I...

Happy new year

Happy new year

I would just like to take this time to wish all of my loyal readers a happy new year. 2007 seemed to fly by really fast and truth be told overall for me it was a pretty crappy year. Sure I made some new friends and shot...

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