2012 was intense. A heavy year for Chicago, and many other places. The windy city saw two of it's best DIY spaces shut their doors, others open, and the cycle continues. We are a resilient bunch. Bands we loved last year continued to grow and prove that the Chicago underground is still more than alive and will remain so.
As we type this from Missoula, Montana, this article by Kate Whittle, our new friend in the northwest, hits close to home. We can already see the sprouts being planted for 2013. We're eager to return to our windy city we call home in the summer, but there's work to be done here. There's a lot up our sleeve for the new year, and we couldn't be more excited. Missoula has a lot in common with Chicago, and it's been amazing to document, explore, and dig into.
Chicago was on fire when we left, and we hope you're taking advantage of it. Get into the basements. Even though we're out of town, we're keeping a watchful eye on it all, so watch our social media for the more gnarly shows you should attend in 2013. Acts like The Funs, Heavy Times, Toupee, The Hecks, ONO, countless others playing their hearts to dust in cramped basements and dark spaces. We'll have another year in review for 2012 in January. Footage of the Sonic Coalition. There's a ton of great things coming soon. While you wait, here are 10 of our favorite moments we captured as the year flew by. Thanks for the kind words and support. It means a lot. Onward!