Richard The Third by Richard Album and The Singles
I play in a cover band with the drummer of the Singles and he had a great one-liner describing this band which was something like “theatric power pop”. This is their new record and they’re on tour now.
They played Chicago this week and it was one of the best performances I’ve seen in a while. Direct but not boring punk music.
Sorrows and In School
Chicago’s queer punk fest, Fed Up Fest was a few weeks ago. It was really great. Good music, and a vibe that felt fun and purposeful. While I was excited to finally get to see Limp Wrist, even if they hadn’t played their unannounced set, I would have been satisfied to see some awesome bands that I had never heard of before. Two of my favorites were New York hardcore bands Sorrows and In School.