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PHOTO: Masked Intruder at Reggie’s. 

May 26th, 2016 at Reggie’s Rock Club. Brendan Kelly opened and was fantastic, but unfortunately I don’t have any pictures of his performance. 


Anti-Flag, The Flatliners and the Have Nots at Reggie’s.
March 24, 2012, 2:00 pm
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On March 13th, I went to see a show at Reggie’s in Chicago. The Have Nots, the Flatliners and Anti-Flag were playing, and, though I was only particularly there for the Flatliners, I had a great time. Before the show, me and my boyfriend, Cody, got dinner in the Music Joint side of the venue — two delicious veggie burgers and an appetizer for only four additional bucks using a Groupon ($15 for $30 worth of food). I didn’t grab a picture of the food, but this is an artsy shot of Cody and the background of the restaurant.


We then bought tickets at the door and saw the Have Nots (pictured below) first. I had never previously heard of them, but they definitely knew how to get the crowd riled up. They had the typical loud punk sound that I adore, though none of their songs really stood out to me. They were great, none the less. Also, despite the fact that I really enjoyed the bands that were playing this show, I felt a bit out of place. I started going to shows and listening to that type of music around age 12, and I would say that many of the show’s attendees were exactly that: young. Though I only stand a modest 5’2 (which explains the quality of these pictures), I felt fairly old amongst the hair dye and braces that adorned members of the crowd. This wasn’t a bad thing; it just felt strange to note the differences between me and the others there.


Then came the Flatliners. I’ve recently gotten into the Flatliners and particularly enjoy their album, “Cavalcade.” It seemed like the majority of the crowd was there for them, or at least that was when the crowd looked the biggest. The show was amazing, and they closed their set with “Count Your Bruises,” a song about which I recently posted. After their set, I happened to notice this sticker in the bathroom — The Robbery is my friends’ band.


Then Anti-Flag (pictured below) took the stage. The only other time I had seen them play live was at JBTV a few months back. There, they played well, but the crowd didn’t seem too into the set. I was eager to see them play to more enthusiastic fans, which this show definitely had. Cody was definitely a bigger fan than I was, and I didn’t recognize too many of the songs that they did. Some that I recall were “You’ve Got To Die For the Government,” “Drink, Drank, Punk,” “Spaz’s House Destruction Party,” “Turncoat” and “Death of A Nation.” The set ended with drummer Pat Thetic setting up his drums in the middle of the crowd and rattling off an insane encore.  I wish I would have gotten a picture of that.


Overall, it was a great show. I really enjoy going to Reggie’s — they always have a ton of great punk/rockabilly bands that one normally wouldn’t get to see at such an intimate venue. I hope to be back soon.

Upcoming shows: March and April.

That wonderful time of year is once again upon us. I’m not speaking of any particular season, month or actual event but rather the arbitrary period of time that every so often presents itself: a time of great shows. Though I know not everyone has the same taste in music as I do, I would be willing to bet that at least one of these will appeal to you. Maybe. A lot of them fall into the punk, pop-punk and alt rock genre, so if that’s not your cup of tea, I offer no apologies. What’s the best part of this list? All of these shows at are at small venues, which means I’ll have plenty of extra money to blow on coffee.

(* denotes the band is/was a member of Red Scare Industries, a local label that I particularly favor. This also means this is guaranteed to be a phenomenal show.)

March 9th: Company of Thieves at Metro.

March 10th: Adam Krier (of AM Taxi) and Kevin Prchal at Beat Kitchen.

March 13th: Anti-Flag & The Flatliners at Reggie’s.

March 16th: The Tossers at Metro.

March 17th: Elway & the Holy Mess at Beat Kitchen. *

March 17th: The Wonder Years at Bottom Lounge (other date sold out, so grab tickets ASAP)

March 24th: The Menzingers at Beat Kitchen. *

March 29th: The Copyrights at Beat Kitchen. *

April 7th: Lucero at Metro.

April 8th: Our Lady Peace at Subterranean. (SOLD OUT)

April 9th: The Revival Tour: Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music) & Dan Andriano (of Alkaline Trio & The Emergency Room) at Bottom Lounge.

April 22nd: Anthony Raneri (of Bayside) at Schubas.

I hope to see you at some (but preferably all) of these shows. Also, forgive the ungodly amount of tags that I used here.