Chicago stories told by a guy who’s seen and done it all
Chicago punk heroes go to a holiday-themed haunted house and eat burrito bowls in a Mazda CX-9.
“The punk kids didn’t like us very much… and the kids who were into the math-y/emo type stuff… we were like ‘fart and dick joke’ guys (to them). We never really fit in anywhere.”
Naked Raygun is simply one of the greatest bands to emerge from Chicago. They helped define the Chicago punk sound in the 1980s with a handful of timeless albums and legendary live shows.
Proving there is still justice to be found in the world, Raygun’s legend continues to be discovered and the band’s catalog is finding its way into a new generation’s streaming playlists. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that one of the band’s most high-profile evangelists is Dave Grohl, who frequently shares the story of seeing Naked Raygun back in the 1980s at the Cubby Bear in Chicago.
Maybe my favorite Smoking Popes interview in 25 years…
This week, I’m joined by 50% of Descendents (Stephen and Bill) outside this year’s 350 Fest in Tinley Park.
This week, Car Con Carne (sponsored by Boost Mobile) makes a trip out to Tinley Park to visit […]