Hosted by Darius Hurly , MC Extraordinaire
Starting January 3, anyone entering the concert will be required to show proof of full vaccination. Final dose of vaccination must be received no less than 14 days prior to the event. We will accept a hard copy of your vaccination card, a printed photocopy or a digital image on your phone, and must match your Government-issued ID. Masks are currently required to be worn by everyone inside the venue in accordance with current City of Chicago guidelines.
Vortis is an ultra-concentrated, old-school explosion of second wave punk rock ruckus. Their sub-two minute songs epitomize Chicago punk rock and feature all of the hooks with with none of the frills.
If playing the sub-sub-genre game, this Chicago three-piece belongs in the punk-before-industrialization section next to bands like Naked Raygun, Dwarves, and Hüsker Dü. This trio requires no coasts for their wave of punk rock, only those big throaty guitars and throat-shredding vocals with pointed messages anxiously crafted for the latest round of geopolitical oblivion.
HotLips Messiah is Chicago’s premier mutant rock band. They have been a fixture on the Chicago punk and mutant rock scene for a decade and played legendary venues such as the Lounge Ax and the Fireside Bowl. Large venues like the Congress Theatre, and dinky little holes in the wall like the Big Horse. They have played with bands as obscure as Phil A. Sheo & the Goods and with bands as huge as the Misfits. With classic original bands like the Avengers and the Germs and with modern inspired schizos the Rotten Fruits, the Urinal Mints and the Functional Blackouts. Musically, they are a tornado of noise, filth and ass-shaking melody and catchiness. Lyrically, they use science fiction and sleaze as a blunt metaphor for the INhuman condition mankind finds itself in today.
DARIUS HURLY (MC Extraordinaire )
Psychic record label since 2003. Tubular in shape. Reminiscent of bloodbeak sausage but without the aftertaste of turpentine and cider. Recommended for raising punk vibrations.
The label was started in 2003 by Darius Hurley and Jon Babbin. The following bands have all appeared in our catalog M.O.T.O., The Effigies, Vee Dee, Functional Blackouts, Young Governor, Kim Phuc, The Young, Canadian Rifle, Pedestrians, Out With a Bang, Hotlips messiah, New Black, Phenoms, Mushuganas, Terrible Two’s, Manhandlers, Holy Shit!, Bear Proof Suit, Useless Children, The Young, Mannequin Men, The Runs, Army of Jesus, Shoot it Up, Pink Reason, The Yolks, Claw Toe, The Krunchies, Tyrades, Baseball Furies, The Ponys, Twat Vibe, Kill the Hippies, FNU Ronnies, The Gravetones, Curtains, Sick Jump, Flying Trichecos, Rotten Fruits, Catburglars, Phantom three, Hot Machines, Busy Kids, The Dirges, White Outs, White Load, and I Attack.