Ice Cream Anti-Social

Ice Cream Anti-Social: The Bollweevils

The Bollweevils

About a month ago, I walked into Cobra Lounge on a rainy night. With a pint of ice cream, I bellied up to the bar, grabbed a drink and sat down with three of the four Bollweevils. While these interviews normally take about twenty minutes, I chatted and laughed with Daryl, Ken and Pete for almost two hours as we tossed back drinks, talked music and went off on hilarious tangents. If you’re in Chicago for Riot Fest this weekend, …

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Ice Cream Anti-Social: Justin Schwier of Underground Communique Records

Underground Communique

This week, I sat down with Justin Schwier of Underground Communique Records. Normally, I lightheartedly chat with bands about (their) music and the conversation renders information and opinions wrapped in a few laughs. But, this interview was much different. Justin is a literal human plethora of knowledge regarding all things Chicago punk. He was an absolute joy to talk to and his compassion for and interest in this city’s scene is extremely palpable. I walked away from our meeting feeling like I had …

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Ice Cream Anti-Social: Devon Kay & the Solutions

Devon Kay & the Solutions

It’s been two years since Devon Kay & the Solutions graced a stage in their hometown of Chicago. Since then, there have been three cross country moves, a wedding and a whole bunch of fart jokes. But now, they’re back… well, kind of. On Sunday, July 31st, I caught up with the band before their reunion show at Quencher’s in Chicago. The interview didn’t go exactly as planned. In fact, there was a bit of a catastrophe that was so …

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Ice Cream Anti-Social: Otto Mann

Otto Man

Last week, I caught up with the dudes in Otto Mann and talked over some cones to about dad rock, Lime-A-Ritas, Eddy’s new haircut and heckling stand-up comedians after they ruin your set. Kendra: Can everyone introduce themselves and let us know which flavor of ice cream you got? Vince: I’m Vince and I got ‘This Just Got Serious’. It’s like a shea cocoa butter chocolate Milano flavor, if you will. Nic: I got Peanut Butter Crunch and Strawberry sorbet and my …

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Ice Cream Anti-Social: Truman & His Trophy

Truman & His Trophy

The great city of Chicago is comprised of numerous punk scenes. From Logan Square on the North Side to Blue Island located in the wild 100s past the infamous South Side, it’s hard to throw a guitar pick and not hit a band member. And I know a lot of them; it happens in this line of work. So, when I decided that I wanted to embark on a solely Chicago based column, I wanted to be sure that my questions …

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