Richard Giraldi

Art by Kriss Stress | Words by Richard Giraldi | Recording by Damian Wiseman | Photos by Justin Reid Tvedt

Melkbelly

Melkbelly aren’t strangers to Chicago’s bubbling underground rock scene. The band’s members from local noise rockers…

Art by Kriss Stress | Words by Richard Giraldi | Recording by Damian Wiseman | Photos by Justin Tvedt

Yoko and the Oh No’s

A local trio that describe themselves as “rock n’ roll with a touch of soul.” It’s a description that holds up when listening to their self-titled…

Art by Kriss Stress | Words by Richard Giraldi | Recording by Damian Wiseman | Photos by Justin Tvedt

Mama

MAMA definitely play by their own rules. In a city where punk and garage rock seemingly reign supreme, the Chicago quartet…

Art by Kriss Stress | Words by Dan Henshaw | Recording by Damian Wiseman | Edited by Richard Giraldi

Hollow Mountain

Based out of Logan Square, Hollow Mountain are a hard rocking trio that places a premium on raw catchy riffs…

Art by Kriss Stress | Words by Dan Henshaw | Recording by Damian Wiseman | Edited by Richard Giraldi

The Cell Phones

The kind of music The Cell Phones make depends on who you ask. On their Facebook, the the local trio claims they’ve been called…