For one of the early Soapbox Sessions, I had put out a Craigslist ad calling for musicians. Magicks was one of the bands that responded and we liked what we heard. Check out this new video he made! He'll be performing Sept 13 at Reggie's (2105 S State St) with Lazer Hawks, Ryat, and The State Of.


8-Bit Bliss: Reformat the Planet coming to DVD

Nullsleep played Soapbox a while back (audio coming soon), and if you liked that performance check this out!


Reformat the Planet (RTP) is a feature length documentary which delves
into the movement known as chip music, a vibrant underground scene based
around creating new, original music using obsolete video game hardware.
Familiar devices such as the Nintendo Game Boy and Nintendo
Entertainment System are pushed in new directions with startling


Our good friends at Two Player Productions created this full length documentary and it is FINALLY about to be released on DVD soon! Combo packs with shirts, stickers, buttons, a poster, and other 2PP products are also available.


REFORMAT THE PLANET trailer from 2 Player Productions on Vimeo.

Interview with Sam Lewis of Elastic Arts

Elastic Arts was one of the first spots I went to in Chicago when I moved here. There is always something interesting going on and the vibe is great.  Here's an interview with Sam Lewis who works there.

Fireside Bowl is back doing shows

Fireside Bowl, an all-ages punk venue in Chicago that was popular and influential in the '90s, started booking shows again this past June.

"Most famously, the Alkaline Trio, Shellac, Tortoise, Sleater-Kinney, Ted
Leo, the Dismemberment Plan and Los Crudos, a seminal hard-core punk
band that defined Spanish-speaking punk music in Chicago and beyond, all
played there. Even Fall Out Boy, with a dreadlocked Pete Wentz, rocked
so hard the walls would drip with condensation."


Rehabbed, A Punk Rock Dive Grows Up from Chicago News Cooperative on Vimeo.