The Punk Vault

Reissues gone wrong: Skinny Puppy vinyl reissues

I’ve had a long-standing policy on this site that I only cover and review records that have been sent to me for that purpose, I don’t cover things I purchased. I stood firm to that policy for over a decade...

Hotlips Messiah 10/25/18 at Cigars and Stripes

Thursday night over in Berwyn, a small bar called Cigars and Stripes was the host of a special record release show for Hotlips Messiah. The band just released an epic, 46 song double LP with really beautiful packaging...

MC50 10/24/18 at Metro

Wednesday night was a very special one as the Metro hosted a celebration of one of the most important rock and roll bands of all time, the MC5.  The celebration was an appearance by MC50, which is Wayne Kramer’s...

Gorilla Biscuits 9/29/18 at Metro

Saturday the Metro hosted a good old-fashioned hardcore matinée in the spirit of CBGB when Gorilla Biscuits headlined a three band bill. Modern Life Is War was the second band of the day and got the crowd worked up into...

Cold Waves 2018 Day Three 9/23/18 at Metro

Sunday night was the final night of the annual Cold Waves fest over at Metro. They had some solid acts lineup up to end the weekend and the action got started early. Caustic is a midwestern band that has been making the...

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