The Punk Vault

Hotlips Messiah – Disco Miscarriage LP

Hotlips Messiah is one of the best and most underrated Chicago punk bands of the last 15 years. They’ve been around a long time and have played a ton of shows in the Chicago area but somehow they aren’t the household punk rock name they...

Channel 3 – Put ‘Em Up LP

Channel 3 – Put ‘Em Up LP TKO Records Few things make me happier than great punk bands I grew up listening to still playing and making music. It is even better when the reason the is still at it is that they are still friends and...

Sorex – Portrait Of a Prisoner LP

Sorex – Portrait Of a Prisoner LP Radio Raheem Records By the mid 1980s, hardcore punk was spreading like wildfire and there was a punk scene in pretty much every major city in the United States, and many in the suburbs too. While the genre...

Love Canal – If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!!!

Love Canal – If It Ain’t Broke, Break It!!! LP Hostage Records If you look at the big picture of 1980’s punk rock on a nationwide scale, Love Canal was a relatively obscure band from the early to mid 1980’s. Based out of...

The Crowd – Surf Ghetto Riot LP

The Crowd – Surf Ghetto Riot LP Hostage Records The Crowd is a surf-punk band from way back in the early 1980’s hailing from Huntington Beach, CA. They were probably most known for being on Posh Boy Records, both on the Beach Blvd...

Category - Reviews

Sacrificial Youth DVD

A punk rock musical that is a really fun ride from start to finish. Sacrificial Youth DVD A Film by Joe Losurdo Regressive Films Joe Losurdo hit a home run quite a few years ago when he made the Chicago punk documentary...

Perpetual Conversion book

A very entertaining and informative history of one of metal’s unsung heroes. A must-read for anyone who likes metal and extreme music! Perpetual Conversion: 30 Years & Counting in the Life of Metal Veteran Dan...

Pink Floyd – The Endless River

A perfect ending to the voyage of Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd – The Endless River Parlophone/Columbia In the case of the post-Waters era of Pink Floyd, the parts have always been greater than the sum. 1987’s A...

Looking For Johnny: The Legend of Johnny Thunders DVD

Finally a documentary on this hugely influential musican which was well worth the wait. Looking For Johnny: The Legend of Johnny Thunders DVD MVD Visual Johnny Thunders was probably just as well-known for his drug use...

Filmage: The story of Descendents/All

An amazing story of one of the most important and influential bands in punk rock history who never got the recognition they deserved but should be a household name. One of the best band documentaries you’ll ever...

Shattered Faith – Modern Convenience 7″

After nearly thirty years away, Shattered Faith return with their second new release of the year that shows that they still have plenty to offer. Shattered Faith – Modern Convenience 7″ Hostage Records...

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