Onetimers and Ol Scratch

November 20th, 2013 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Last night Hinged, the band I play in, played a show with two cool bands from Chattanooga as well as a violinist who was the grandson of a notable Chicago magician and drummer/guitarist who immigrated to Chicago from Tanzania.  The show was in a small, homemade theater behind a magic shop, presumably constructed for magicians’ […]


Secret performances

May 9th, 2013 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

In a thread about recent shutdowns of houses doing DIY shows in Chicago and the best way to balance keeping things on the downlow and still accessible, someone shared this awesome piece of history from The Missoula Oblongata: At the time, Missoula’s punk and DIY community was undergoing a crackdown by the fire marshal, who […]


October 18 – Hinged with Sundials, Caves, Scoundrel

September 22nd, 2012 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Via Alderaan Chicago Some songs by Sundials When I Couldn’t Breathe by Sundials Some songs by Scoundrel


November 3 – Hinged with The Max Levine Ensemble, Boilerman, Like Bats

September 22nd, 2012 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Facebook Event


Bob Young Fan Club

September 22nd, 2012 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Hinged is playing this show tonight:


Hinged photos from our show with Acidic Tree, Al Scorch and Ramshackle Glory

July 31st, 2012 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Billy Brown took some photos of our set at the show last night. View the full photoset.


Week in review

September 4th, 2010 by Geoffrey Hing | 1 Comment

What I’ve been doing this week – on and offline. Getting older I went to see Paul Baribeau this week.  It was one of the more crowded house shows I’ve been to in Chicago.  The feeling between Baribeau and the audience as pretty strange.  He writes songs that are explicitly personal, so it’s strange to […]


An Experiment: Nate Powell

April 19th, 2010 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Nate Powell has performed in bands like Soophie Nun Squad and now sings in the melodic hardcore/metal band Universe.  He also draws comics and illustrations with his graphic novel “Swallow Me Whole” winning the 2009 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel. Nate was in Chicago this weekend on a mini-tour with Universe scheduled around the […]


The Fest, day 3

November 11th, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

All day I heard different accounts of the “riot” that happened at the house show the night before. From different accounts I heard that people tried to tip over cars. I heard that some people tried to rough up a cop, that someone got tazed by a cop, that the cops got surrounded only to […]


Fest 8 Day 2: Kickball and Costumes

November 1st, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I started my second day at the fest playing kickball. I know that plenty of people have traumatic experiences with sports from their youth and that, even with punks, its easy for things to turn ugly, but I do love the feeling of big groups of people being involved in something together. As Bepstein was […]