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Classic Punk & Garage Band Channel

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 | 1 comment

Classic Punk & Garage Band Channel

Classic Punk & Garage Band Channel For nothing but classic punk and garage bands… we gotcha covered. The Melvins, The Slits, Dead Milkmen, Dead Kennedys, Ramones, Specials, Romantics, Offspring, Rancid, Iggy Pop, AFI, Corrosion of Conformity, The Cramps, Killing Joke and more! Click Here To...

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Drive-Thru Records Is Back!///The Stellar Life-MotherF*uckers EP Review

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 | 0 comments

Drive-Thru Records Is Back!///The Stellar Life-MotherF*uckers EP Review

Drive-Thru Records is arguably the most important label in the Pop Punk landscape, and there really isn’t much to argue.  Started in 1996 Drive-Thru Records has given us bands such as Midtown, The Starting Line, RX Bandits and Chicago’s own Allister to name a few. With the recent surge in amazing Pop Punk records and bands Drive-Thru Records is looking at getting back in the mix. The last bit of...

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EP Review: Real Friends “Everyone That Dragged You Here”

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 | 0 comments

EP Review: Real Friends “Everyone That Dragged You Here”

Real Friends are a pop punk band from the suburbs of our beautiful city. This year they released their EP “Everyone That Dragged You Here”. Shortly after the release Real Friends exploded and solidified themselves as the top pop punk band in Illinois. Everyone That Dragged You Here is filled with honesty, frustration, and passion.  Oh and boney Knees can’t forget that. One thing that Real...

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Album Review: Three Cent Cinema “Ages”

Posted by on May 28, 2012 | 0 comments

Album Review: Three Cent Cinema “Ages”

Three Cent Cinema have been carrying the pop punk flag in Chicago since 2009.  Now in 2012 they have finally released their debut album Ages.  The main thing I got from listening to Ages over and over again was pure emotion.  Now you’re probably saying “Hey Mike doesn’t every band put emotion into their music” well internet dude the short answer is no. Throughout Ages topics such as loneliness,...

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The Offspring New Release Available June 26

Posted by on May 26, 2012 | 0 comments

The Offspring New Release Available June 26

In exactly one month, The Offspring will release their new album, Days Go By. The Offspring, from Huntington Beach, CA,  have sold over 34 million albums worldwide, making them one of the best-selling punk rock acts of all time. Each album since the release of their 1994 album Smash has sold over a million units. The Offspring will perform at RIOT FEST September 14-16 at Humboldt Park. READ MORE...

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Rate New Tunes From The Menzingers, Three Cent Cinema, Crucial Dudes, Frank Turner and More!

Posted by on May 20, 2012 | 0 comments

Q101’s resident Punk expert unveils new tracks from some bands that have rocked Chicago in recent months (The Menzingers), acts which will in upcoming months, and some which call Chicago home (Three Cent Cinema). Your input counts, so please tell us what you think of these tunes and help shape the sound of Q101! Take Our Poll   Take Our Poll   Take Our Poll   Take Our Poll...

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