Richard Giraldi

Art by Kriss Stress | Words by Richard Giraldi | Recording by Damian Wiseman | Photos by Sebastian Buffa

Lil Tits

If you’ve been to any DIY house shows in Chicago over the past few years, you’ve witnessed Lil Tits’ visceral noise-punk…

Art by Kriss Stress | Words by Dan henshaw | Edited by Richard Giraldi | Recording by Damian Wiseman | Photos by Sebastian Buffa

Haki

Haki are a four piece that have spent the past few years taking punk rock songs and infusing them with noisy…

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

Shiloh

Shiloh is a four piece outfit that began making communal folk, which sounded like it was recorded entirely on front porches…

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…