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Apocalypse Hoboken, 88 Fingers Louie, The Bollweevils

Chop Shop and mPshows.com presents

Apocalypse Hoboken

88 Fingers Louie

The Bollweevils

Sun · July 15, 2018

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm

$20.00

This event is all ages

Apocalypse Hoboken
Apocalypse Hoboken
Apocalypse Hoboken was a punk rock band from Chicago, Illinois, USA. The group initially formed in 1987 but did not begin playing in earnest until 1989. The founding members included Scott Hoffman (aka Scott Action, guitar), Andy Peterson (drums), Rich Muffin (bass), and Ted Locascio (later known as Ted Lukas, vocals). After some membership changes, founding members Andy and Scott were joined by Kurdt Dinse (aka Kurdt Buddah, bass), Billy Thompson (guitar), and Todd Paglialong (aka Todd Pot, vocals) and began a prolific run (Thompson would be replaced by Sean Seeling in 1996). The band would release several albums and EPs and appear on a number of compilations throughout the 1990s. By the end of the decade, though, the band fractured, with job and family commitments limiting some members' involvement. Guitarist John San Juan and bassist Erik Bocek joined the band for live gigs, but no recordings were released and the band split in 2001. Only Andy Peterson remained with the band throughout their entire life span. However, in the years since the break-up, the line-up of Andy/Scott/Sean/Kurdt/Todd have played a number of reunion shows in and around Chicago.
88 Fingers Louie
88 Fingers Louie
Melodic punk rock band from Chicago, USA, formed in 1993. In 1994, the band signed to Fat Wreck Chords, then abruptly broke up while on a North American tour in 1996. In 1998, guitarist Dan Wleklinski & vocalist Denis Buckley wanted to continue with the band, and added Joe Principe (bass) & John Carroll (drums). Together, this lineup released Back On The Streets in 1998 before again disbanding. In October of 2009, 88 Fingers Louie played a reunion show at Chicago's annual Riot Fest. The lineup featured founding members Wleklinski and Buckley with a different supporting lineup than previous recordings. After a few years of playing primarily festivals across the globe, the band announced the release of Thank You For Being a Friend in summer of 2017 on Bird Attack Records, which was their first studio-recorded output in nearly 20 years.
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.
Venue Information:
Chop Shop.
2033 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL, 60647
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