The Chicago Punk Database
This site intends to be a collections of bands, members, labels etc. for the Chicago punk scene. This page specifically focuses on the earlier Chicago scene - though there is no formal cutoff date, the information on this page should focus on Chicago punk before 1990. All you have to do to add pages is create and account and start making pages. Click here for more info on how to edit pages.
There are 728 currently in the database - most of which are small and need more information. So please contribute today!
Naked Raygun is Back!
The big news is that Naked Raygun is playing their first show in nearly 10 years at Riot Fest 2006. The show is on Sunday November 5th at the Congress Theater in Chicago. Also playing are The Effigies, 7 Seconds, The Business, Youth Brigade, The Toasters and reunion shows for 90s Chicago stalwarts The Bollweevils and The Blue Meanies.
New Chicago Punk Documentary Trailer Online
Joe Losurdo of Life Sentence is making a documentary of the Chicago Punk scene from 1977-1984, called You Weren't There. It's slated for release in 2007 and has a trailer on their website. Watch it now!
Anti-Bodies, Arsenal, Articles of Faith, BB Spin, Bhang Revival, Bhopal Stiffs, Big Black, Blatant Dissent, Bloodsport, Bohemia, Bonemen of Barumba, Breaking Circus, The Cunts, Da, Dead Fink, Defoliants, Denied Remarks, Destroy Everything, DV8, The Effigies, End Result, Evil Eye, Friends of Betty, Gross National Product, Happy Toons, Identity Crisis, ID Under, Impulse Manslaughter, The Interceptors, Jack Scratch, Juvenile Deliquents, Life Sentence, Mentally Ill, Ministry, Meaty Buys, Nadsat Rebel, Naked Raygun, Negative Element, NGA JIWA, Out of Order, Pegboy, Phil 'n the Blanks, Poison Squirrel, Political Justice, Ring 13, Rights of the Accused, Savage Beliefs, Seismic Waves, Silent Language, Silly Carmichaels, Silver Abuse, Six Feet Under, Skafish, Special Affect, Stations, Strike Under, The Subverts, Terminal Beach, Toothpaste, Trial by Fire, Urbn DK, The Wayouts, Tutu and the Pirates, Viktimz of Society, Violent Tumor, Wazmo Nariz, Zoetrope
Steve Albini, Al Scum, Jon Babbin, Vic Bondi, Chris Bjorklund, Steve Bjorklund, Iain Burgess, Robert Byrne, Mick Calhoun, Eric Cassell, Tom Clark, Bob Damrau, Lorna Donley, Santiago Durango, Jed Fox, Bob Furem, Philip Galanter, Camilo Gonzalez, Joe Haggerty, John Haggerty, Scott Harris, Dem Hopkins, John Kezdy, Pierre Kezdy, Jon Lundin, Keith Lyons, Bill Meehan, John Mohr, Dan Schneider, Doug McCombs, Jeff Pezzati, Dave Riley, Bobby Skafish, Jim Skafish, Brooks Smith, Geri Soriano, Eric Spicer, Dave Thomas, Rob Warmowski, Paul Zamost, Bryn Zellers
Autumn Records, Dazit Records, Disturbing Records, Fever Records, H.I.D. Productions Ltd, Homestead Records, Landmind Records, Little Farmer Music, National Trust, No Blow Records, Quarterstick Records, Ruthless Records, Schwa Records, Sandpounder Records, Touch and Go, Tough Records, Wasteland Records, Wax Trax Records
950 Lucky Number, Artful Dodger, B'Ginnings, Club Foot, COD, Cubby Bear, Dreamerz, Exit, Gaspars, Harry Hopes, Head's Pub, Keith Garage, La Mere Vipere, Lounge Ax, Metro, Misfits, Neo, O'Banion's, Oz, Park West, Space Place, Stages, Tuts, Waves, West End
Chicago Punk History at a Glance - Timeline Detailed History by Year - 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006