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Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
7:54 am



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Friday, May 25th, 2007
2:00 pm - Early Warning


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Friday, December 29th, 2006
11:00 am - DoubleDoor tonight 29dec06 Skapone!!

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Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
9:58 am - English Beat and Skapone at Abbey Pub

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Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
5:37 pm


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Monday, July 3rd, 2006
9:42 pm - Trade Cds . . .

Hey. I have 50 invites for "LaLa" - The CD trading service.

It's basically like Netflixx. You make a list of the CDs you want and the CDs you want to trade. Then, the service sends you envelopes and cases to trade with other members. It costs about $1 to trade each CD.

It's much cheaper than your local CD store and you save on the shipping it would cost to shop used on Amazon.com.

Reply with your email and I'll send you an invite.

I've traded about 100 CDs and have gotten rid of all the crappy CDs I owned.

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
11:29 am - SHOW THIS FRIDAY!!!!!


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Friday, June 16th, 2006
6:13 pm - Lollapalooza FUN!

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Tuesday, June 6th, 2006
1:07 pm - Chicago Punk Shows Presents: This Week in Shows

All shows are at the Waiting Room, which is located at 7016 N Glenwood in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, 1 1/2 blocks north of the Morse stop on the red line.
Doors are at 6, bands at 7. most shows are 7 bucks unless otherwise noted.


We are a Chicago punk band, and that is it. We play what we like to hear, because no one else is doing it. The band was formed out of a necessity for something refreshing and comfortable.

Dateless (Seattle)
Dateless was born out of boredom of living in the quiet rural highway town of longview WA by songwriters and long time friends, chris crusher (bass/vocals) and le-vy (guitar/vocals). the band did a couple tours and released some demos before growing up and moving out of their small town. After a couple years they found each other in the city of seattle and decided to give dateless another shot. This time they got together with kevin lafontaine (guitar) and later brandon thomas (drums), both long time friends who also grew up in the equally boring rural highway town of monroe WA. Each member brings a little uniqueness, persona and influence but everyone agrees on making it the best pop music possible and giving a crowd an entertaining show while staying true to their punk rock roots.

Rule 22 (on Throw Up Records)

Sidewalk Crax
more shows behind the cutCollapse )

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Wednesday, May 24th, 2006
3:17 pm - New Venue Opens This Weekend!!

This weekend marks the grand opening of our new all ages venue, the Waiting Room. We're hoping to re-establish a permanent space for bands to play in a comfortable atmosphere. This weekend is our grand opening and we'd love to see you all come out and support this space.
In the near future, we're going to offer memberships to the collective which will give you 2 dollars off the door to all shows as well as attempting to put together a distro which will feature artists that have played the venue.
All shows are all ages and all shows this weekend are five bucks and doors are at 6:00.

THE BOMB (on Thick Records, ex- NAKED RAYGUN, current METHADONES)
SHOT BAKER (Underground Communique Records)

WANDERERS (Highland Indiana)

TOWER OF ROME (Record Release Show, on Hewhocorrupts, Inc.)

the Waiting Room is located at:

7016 N Glenwood
Chicago IL 60626
in Rogers Park, two blocks north of the Morse red line stop.

This is brought to you by the Chicago Punk Shows Collective. For more info and full listing of shows, go to our Myspace Page.

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Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006
4:27 pm - ABV Street Team
brianbender Chicago based band A BIRDSONG VALENTINE is debuting with their new album "Manga Girl"- coming summer 2006- and the band needs your help...

Join the Street Team and help spread the word about A BIRDSONG VALENTINE. In exchange for your time and effort as an ABV Street Teamer, you'll find out about the latest ABV news first, get rewarded for your efforts with prizes and comps and have the opportunity to participate in exclusive members-only contests.

Click on the link below to sign up and become a member!

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Monday, May 1st, 2006
5:26 pm - DESC UPDATE

The Olympia based indie label K Records (Beat Happenning, Karp, Fitz of Depression) has agreed to carry The Georgetown Orbits record for their mailorder catalog. After tomorrow you will be able to find it at krecs.com or kpunk.com

The Georgetown Orbits seem to be chugging along, recently gracing the stage of the Seattle Weekly Music Awards.

More promo's have gone out recently so be sure to check out your favorite punk magazines (MRR, Punk Planet, Etc) for reviews on the Orbits first single.

In related news The Orbits have been getting some air play on WNYU's Tunnel One, and recently recieved props from members of the scortchers and slackers.

you can purchase your own copy of the debut single at the following web-locations:

and always at

we have more promo's going out this month to local radio stations, and we will post a list when we have sent them out, so you can request the tunes on the radio. Also we are in some more finite negotiations with our retail distributor(s) so stay tuned.



The early summer will bring the release of DESC 103, the US Debut by the brit-soul group LUCKY SOUL. More info on that when we get it.

current mood: depressed

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Friday, April 28th, 2006
5:02 pm - ** SHOW **

Big Ska show in the Suburbs!

current mood: calm

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006
1:19 am - Only like a 45 min drive...

Todd, drummer extrordinaire, will be playing his last NW Indiana show EVER for Something To Do, so come wish him luck on his move to... of all places... Texas?!?

Friday, April 21st
@ The Chesterton American Legion
798 Wabash Ave
Chesterton, IN

Something To Do
Manic Sewing Circle
and Rule 22

Door's @ 6:30

PS, Sorry Todd.

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Friday, March 24th, 2006
1:18 pm - Chicago Punk Shows Collective

Hey everbody. I'm involved with the Chicago Punk Shows Collective and we're in the process of opening up an all ages venue called the Waiting Room. It's located where the Studio used to be at 7016 N Glenwood in Rogers Park. We've also taken over booking for the No Exit Cafe, which is at 6970 N Glenwood, also in Rogers Park. We have a good deal of amazing shows coming up, including the opening weekend of the Waiting Room.

All booking info should be sent to booking@chicagopunkshows.org

We book all ages punk, hardcore, ska, crust, metal and some indie rock.
Here's some highlights:
No Exit
April 1st -
Crush Kill Destroy
the Lepers

April 26th
O Pioneers!
Scream Poet, Scream!
Fake Promlems
+1 TBA

May 5th
None More Black

May 11th
Modern Life is War
Raining Bricks
Spanish Bombs

Waiting Room
May 26th
the Bomb
Shot Baker
Raining Bricks
Round Eye

more Waiting Room shows are being added, so stay tuned.
Go check out the website for more details.

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Monday, March 20th, 2006
9:24 pm - looking for roommates

crossposted like whoa.

okay. so. my roommate and i are looking to get us a loft. our lease expires on april 31st so we'd be looking to move to the new place towards the end of april. we need either one or two more people to seal the deal.

basically we'd be using the place for creative purposes, gallery showings, an occasional show, a few (rent) parties here and there.

we have two places that are kinda in question right now. one in east village and one in the west loop. the east village place has three bedrooms but they could add another one, it's 3600 sq ft and pretty spacious. (THERE'S ALSO A TRAP DOOR). the neighbourhood is plenty sexy with cowboy and liquor stores. there's a washer and dryer in the unit as well as a dishwasher. and a jacuzzi. and roof access. the chicago bus takes you right to the loop. the rent you'd have to pay would probably be about 5-600, depending if there's a fourth person. also from the way it seems both the landlord and the maintaince guy are pretty chill.

the second place is a little cheaper, but there's already four bedrooms built in. it's not really rehabbed but there's easy roof access, a freight elevator, and it's minutes away from the loop. the rent on that would be 4-550ish.

we're definitely leaning towards the first place seeing as it's got everything in it.

as far as us, we're pretty easy going, enjoy good music, fine wine, and are pretty techy, so the place would definitely be sexied up. we're not too picky, but as long as you can pay the rent on time and handle a party you're a-okay.

so. if you or anyone you know needs a place to live sometime soon hit me up on aim (teh kamil) or just comment or something.

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
11:42 pm - radioland . . .

Want to win 2 tickets to the Metro . . . Concert of your choice?

Then tune in tonight at Midnight for your chance to win! A sneak peek at the way you can win tickets every week for our weekly Metro Contest!

Click link to start listening to Radio DePaul through Itunes!


current mood: amused

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Monday, February 13th, 2006

The wait is over. Desc 102, The Georgetown Oribits "My Baby's Okay b/w Free The Bears" Is now available from the Dead End Social club


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9:45 pm


Please Vote for us!

Hit this link. If the link works. I need a little help. We're in first. We have 8000 plus votes. We need to stay on top. I want to come home. Even if it's just for a little while. Help a brother out.


Ps if the link doesn't work then hit this up


Giddy Up. We need some support



X posted like Charles Xavier's wheelchair to other ska forums.

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Monday, January 30th, 2006
8:39 pm

i don't wanna take up much time or room, and if the mod here thinks that this is wrong, feel free to delete it. my friends and i run a small shirt company and we're about to make our second shirt, it has a ferris bueller / chicago / 80's theme to it. it's up for preorder here until the end of tomorrow. they'll be available to ship by mid Feb if you were curious. thanks again.

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