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Pegboy

Pegboy

The Bollweevils, Airstream Futures, Breakmouth Annie

Wed · November 22, 2017

8:00 pm

$15.00

Off Sale

This event is 18 and over

Pegboy
Pegboy
Pegboy is a punk rock band from Chicago, IL. The group was formed in 1990 by Larry Damore (vocals and occasional guitar), John Haggerty (guitar), Steve Saylors (bass), and Joe Haggerty (drums) in 1990. The band's first release, a 12" EP named "Three Chord Monte" was released the same year and was the first release for Quarterstick Records, an offshoot of Touch And Go Records. The band's first LP, "Strong Reaction" was released the following year and for many years remained one of the most popular records in the Touch And Go/Quarterstick catalog. Saylors was forced to dropout afterwards when his boss forced him to choose between keeping his job or touring. Steve Albini played bass on 1993's "Fore" EP. Former Naked Raygun bassist Pierre Kezdy joined the group afterwards. This line-up released 2 LPs, 1994's "Earwig" and 1997's "Cha-Cha Damore", the latter of which is, to date, the last recorded material released by the band. Around the turn of the century, word circulated that the band had split but they still made occassional live appearances around Chicago throughout the 2000s, including a performance at Touch And Go's 25th Anniversary Party in 2006. In 2007, Pierre Kezdy rejoined a now reunited Naked Raygun and was replaced by "Skinny" Mike Thompson.
The Bollweevils
The Bollweevils
Led by the sneering vocals of lead singer Daryl, The Bollweevils are direct inheritors of a Chicago hardcore tradition handed down from acts such as Naked Raygun and The Effigies.

Undisputed as one the finest Chicago punk outfits during the 1990s, The Bollweevils were, and still are, defined by their spirited live performances and a song catalogue that demonstrates both their roots and creative ability as a band.

Known for their connection with fans, The Bollweevils began their recording career on Underdog Records, but soon were noticed by Dr. Strange Records. And shortly thereafter, the band released the punk staple "Stick Your Neck Out," which featured favorites such as, "Dehumanize," "Bottomless Pit," and "John Doe." The album defined The Bollweevils sound, which is laced with high-paced drumming, aggressive guitar and bass workings, and witty and sometimes tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Because of this, The Bollweevils soon garnered one of the largest local audiences and became one of the preeminent bands during the 1990s Midwest punk scene.
During this time, the band began playing more shows throughout the United States and shared the stage with bands that were both influences and contemporaries, including Naked Raygun, Rancid, AFI, Pegboy, Down By Law and Youth Brigade—many of which who later appeared on the band's album liner notes.

The Bollweevils' second album, The History of the Bollweevils, Part One, collects previously released material from EPs and compilations. 1995's new studio effort Heavyweight boasted a more mature approach, with increasingly complex arrangements and backing vocals. The album concludes not only with a cover of the Bad Brains' "Pay to Cum," but also a 10-minute-plus, audio tour-diary entry.

And although the band went through several lineup changes, The Bollweevils never lost focus on creating an everlasting effect on the Chicago punk scene. Perhaps, one of the best representations of this is their release "Weevil Live." To see The Bollweevils live is not only an experience, but an assault on the senses and the album surely captures that spirit. The band gels on stage like very few bands can—with Daryl flying around stage and jumping on the audience, Ken and Bob shredding guitars and the fans just eating it all up.
However, like all good things, things had to come to an end and the band officially disbanded in 1996 when they announced, on the legendary Fireside Bowl stage, that they would be playing their last show. To put it simply, fans were not only stunned, but very disappointed as well. At that time, it appeared that The Bollweevils were destined only to become folklore to a new generation of punks.

But in 2003, The Bollweevils reunited for a one-off sold-out show for WLUW at The Metro with a new drummer, Pete. The show, at that time, was considered as the best Bollweevils' performance to date and whole new generation of Chicago kids were now even more intrigued by the band.

So when the band officially reunited once again in 2006 which included Naked Raygun, The Blue Meanies and 7Seconds, there was a resounding "Hell Yes" by the punk community because unlike many bands who have come and gone, The Bollweevils' music is as relevant today as it was when it was first written. In the upcoming months the band plans new releases, more shows and a dedication to its fans that will be rivaled by none.
Airstream Futures
Members of The Bomb, The Methadones, 10 song Album out soon! Produced by Rodrigo Palma, and Derek Grant. Recorded and Mixed by Jeff Dean
Venue Information:
1st Ward at Chop Shop
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
http://www.1stwardevents.com