Out of the Basement: From Cheap Trick to DIY Punk Review

Yes, punk rock in Rockford, Ill. is a very specific genre, but that’s the beauty of the Scene History Series from Microcosm Publishing. The focus is on very targeted music movement that generally doesn’t get much attention outside of local bars. And while Cheap Trick, Rockford’s favorite sons, have certainly garnered international attention over the past three or four decades, unless you were a punk kid hanging around the Rust Belt in the 1980s, you likely have no idea who Bludgeoned Nun or We Hate Cake were. Continue reading “Out of the Basement: From Cheap Trick to DIY Punk Review”