Notable Chicago Punk Events in 1979
- Space Place opens its doors
- Special Affect forms
- Neo opens its doors
- Meaty Buys form
- Spring - four Northwestern students form The Lines, which becomes The Front Lines
- June 12 - the Dils play Gaspar's. Probably the first show by a West Coast punk band in Chicago.
- July 12 - Disco Demolition Night takes place at Comiskey Park.
- July 17 - End Result form
- August - Poison Squirrel makes it's debut at Gaspar's
- September 9 - the Buzzcocks and Gang of Four play Mothers
- September 14 - the Clash play the Aragon Ballroom
- October - The Ramones played a show at B'Ginnings