5 Best Chicago Punks Bands Bringing Mayhem to the Midwest

When we look at the history of punk rock, people tend to think of the Ramones out of Queens, New York City.

People tend to forget about the emergence of Chicago hardcore, a cultural movement every bit as powerful as what was going on in Los Angeles, New York, and London at the time.

These are the 5 Chicago punk bands bringing mayhem to the Midwest.

The band was formed by Joe Principe and Dan Wleklinski in 1999 after the dissolution of their former band.

Rise Against

88 Fingers Louie released their first full-length studio album, Behind Bars, in 1995, and it was met with positive critical reception.

88 Fingers Louie

After the breakup of 88 Fingers Louie, drummer Glenn Porter joined up with singer/guitarist Matt Skiba and bassist Rob Doran in 1996 to form Alkaline Trio.

Alkaline Trio

Screeching Weasel was formed in 1986 by Ben Weasel and John Jughead (no, those are not their birth names) in the Chicago suburb of Prospect Heights.

Screeching Weasel

The Lawrence Arms managed to keep the same roster of Brendan Kelly, Chris McCaughan, and Neil Hennessy for the entire life of the band.

The Lawrence Arms

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