Shakefork Records

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Shakefork Records was run out of Downer's Grove, IL, and started by Ray Kolenko in 1990. Most of the bands on the label would fall under the "emo-core" tag. Sometime in 1991, Ray handed control of the label over to Scott Broadhurst, of the band Friction. Scott continued to run the label until he moved to California, after which both Friction and Shakefork ceased to exist. The label's last release under Scott's direction, a split between Friction and Cap'n Jazz, was delayed by Scott's move. Rumor had it that Kolenko was unhappy about how the label ended and had given the name to some kids in Wisconsin to continue it, but nothing ever surfaced, so this was probably nothing more that idle talk. In 2009, Ray announced that Shakefork was being resurrected under the guidance of Neil Sandler (formerly of Gauge, currently of Rollo Tomasi).

Releases

  • Manneqvin Hand - Jow 7" (SF #1 1990)
  • Target - Going Up 7" (SF #2 1990)
    • On gold vinyl
  • Ivy League - Gub 7" (SF #3 1990)
    • On red vinyl
  • Weedeater - Get The Job Done 7" (SF #4 1990)
  • Gauge - "Carving Belt" b/w "Midwest" (SF #? 1991)
    • Only 100 copies were pressed and given away at a Gauge show in 1991. The songs come from the band's demo tape. This is sometimes referred to as the "Ray Kolenko Seven Inch".
  • Various Artists - No Punks in the Pit 7" (SF #5 1991)
  • Various Artists - Decline of the Western Suburbs 7" (SF #6 1991)
  • Gauge - Blank 7" (SF #7 1992)
    • On blue vinyl
  • Friction - Makeshift 7" (SF #8 1992)
    • On aqua swirl vinyl
  • Various Artists - It's A Punk Thing, You Wouldn't Understand LP (SF #9 1993)
  • Friction/Cap'n Jazz - Nothing Dies With Blue Skies split 7" (SF #10 1994?)
    • Features a San Francisco PO Box as the label's address.
  • Gauge - Mints 7" (SF # 11 2010)
    • Given away at Gauge 2010 reunion show in Chicago
    • Comes with a download code that includes 2 additional songs
  • Gauge - II digital compilation (SF # 12, 2010)
    • 2nd half of Gauge's discography (the first half had been released by Tree Records on CD in 2000)
  • Red Villian - Into The City's Arms digital album (SF # 13, 2011)
  • Rollo Tomasi - Coward CD/digital album (SF # 14, 2010)
  • Gauge - 153 DVD (SF # 15)
    • Documentary about Gauge
  • Various Artists - For Kenna Rae digital compilation (SF # 16, 2011)
    • Benefit compilation for Kenna Rae Parfrey who, at age 4, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in 2010
  • Manneqvin Hand - Motherlode digital album (SF# 17, 2017)
    • Recordings from 1989-1991
  • Manneqvin Hand - 4TRK digital EP (SF # 17.5)
    • The band's 1989 demo
  • Supporting Actress - Playing The Part digital album (SF # 18, 2017)
    • Reissue of the band's 1997 album, originally on Playing Field Records.
  • Supporting Actress - An Elegant Tease With More Report digital album (SF # 19, 2018)
    • Reissue of the band's 1995 debut 7", "An Elegant Tease With Report" (on Kulprit Konnextion Recordings) with additional songs
  • Dickey Mo - One More Time digital compilation (SF # 20, 2018)
    • Collection of Dickey Mo recordings from 1990.
  • Rollo Tomasi - The Fear Is Unsafe digital album (SF # 22, 2019)
  • Manneqvin Hand - Live at Sir Donald's 12.23.90 - digital album (SFL# 1, 2021)
  • Target - Live at Sir Donald's 12.23.90 - digital album (SFL # 2, 2021)
  • Ivy League - Live at Sir Donald's 12.23.90 - digital album (SFL # 3, 2021)


Notes

  • No Punks In The Pit and Decline Of The Western Suburbs were meant to be released together, but the label did not have the money to pay for the pressing of a double EP. Interestingly, the two comps feature the singers of Ivy League and Target on the cover of opposite records in which their bands appear.

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