fireside bowl

Fireside Bowl, an all-ages punk venue in Chicago that was popular and influential in the ’90s, started booking shows again this past June.

Rehabbed, a Punk Dive Grows Up

“Most famously, the Alkaline Trio, Shellac, Tortoise, Sleater-Kinney, Ted Leo, the Dismemberment Plan and Los Crudos, a seminal hard-core punk band that defined Spanish-speaking punk music in Chicago and beyond, all played there. Even Fall Out Boy, with a dreadlocked Pete Wentz, rocked so hard the walls would drip with condensation.”