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Gallery: The Slackers, Duppies, Circle City Deacons and Run & Punch in Chicago

The Slackers

Long-running New York rock steady/ska/ reggae/jazz legends THE SLACKERS brought their Fall 2016 tour through Chicago, Illinois’s 1st Ward at Chop Shop last month, bringing along Gainesville skameisters Duppies, Indianapolis’s smooth rocking Circle City Deacons and local ska punkers Run and Punch to round out the long 4-ska-band bill. Working through almost two hours of classics, Vic and company kept the crowd moving nonstop as they crooned and tooted. Grab the pork pie hat you thought looked sick on you in your sophomore year out of your parents’ closet …

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Gallery: Beer Can’d Fest in Blue Island, IL

The Islanderz

Blue Island’s NBE recently announced the information and lineup for their 3rd annual Punk Rock Pig Roast, so I figured that it was probably time that I get my shit together and finish editing and posting the photos from Beer Can’d Fest, a similar music festival that was held back in June. The lineup was more than impressive, boasting local heavy hitters The Tossers as the night’s headliner along with eleven other amazing and entertaining  bands. Although the earlier part of …

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Chicago’s Midwest Ska Fest Returns this August

Midwest Ska Fest

In 2013, members of Chicago ska band Run and Punch teamed up with 6 regional acts to start a new, annual ska show in Chicago. The event was called Chicago Summer Ska Fest and was held at Ultra Lounge in 2013. This year the festival is back and has been dubbed the “Midwest Ska Fest” to indicate their expectation to build up the Midwestern ska community and network. Midwest Ska Fest is being held on Saturday August 23rd, 2014 at …

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