Midwest Punks This is a show where we'll, you guessed it, cover punk music! But we'll be paying special attention to bands with ties to the Midwest. You always hear about the east coast and west coast scenes, but the Midwest needs some love too!We're going to highlight some bands we know and some that we discover (with your help), but from time to time we'll also cover some general topics - our favorite bands, insight into the culture, history of the punk scene, etc. Sometimes we might even stray outside of punk-specific topics because more than anything our goal is to share music with you that's worth a listen!Your hosts are Brian Bergholm and Carl Kurek - coworkers at Lakeshore Public Radio located in Northwest Indiana - who share a life-long love for punk music and culture. If you're local you can tune in Wednesdays at 12 a.m. on 89.1 FM, but you can also stream episodes anytime from anywhere at LakeshorePublicRadio.org.Be sure to tag some of your favorite local bands (maybe it's your band) and we'll try to give them some airtime. Help us spread the word about this podcast by sharing posts and inviting friends.Let's go!
Midwest Punks Podcast

Midwest Punks

From Lakeshore Public Radio

This is a show where we'll, you guessed it, cover punk music! But we'll be paying special attention to bands with ties to the Midwest. You always hear about the east coast and west coast scenes, but the Midwest needs some love too!We're going to highlight some bands we know and some that we discover (with your help), but from time to time we'll also cover some general topics - our favorite bands, insight into the culture, history of the punk scene, etc. Sometimes we might even stray outside of punk-specific topics because more than anything our goal is to share music with you that's worth a listen!Your hosts are Brian Bergholm and Carl Kurek - coworkers at Lakeshore Public Radio located in Northwest Indiana - who share a life-long love for punk music and culture. If you're local you can tune in Wednesdays at 12 a.m. on 89.1 FM, but you can also stream episodes anytime from anywhere at LakeshorePublicRadio.org.Be sure to tag some of your favorite local bands (maybe it's your band) and we'll try to give them some airtime. Help us spread the word about this podcast by sharing posts and inviting friends.Let's go!

Most Recent Episodes

Midwest Punks | Episode 211

On today's show we've got something to skank to. Check out some of our favorite reggae and ska tracks from the 60s to the 2000s. Don't miss music from Skapone, Hot Stove Jimmy, The Scofflaws, Streetlight Manifesto, Dirty Heads, and much more!

Midwest Punks | Episode 210

We're all over the globe on today's episode as we bring you music stemming from Japan, Sweden, Canada, the U.S. and of course the Midwest! Tune in and rock out with us to bands like Days N Daze, The Viagra Boys, Teengenerate, Mobina Galore, Direct Hit! and more!

Midwest Punks | Episode 209

In this week's episode we're talking about a few punk songs that have been used in commercials, then we play some new tunes from a few artists that you don't want to miss, and we close out the show talking about a few bands that are confirmed for Riot Fest in Chicago later this year. Rock out with us as we play Venomous Pinks, Sincere Engineer, MXPX, New Found Glory, Circle Jerks and lots more!

Midwest Punks | Episode 208

Tune in to this week's episode as we play through some awesome punk cover songs! Covers of everything from "Beat It" and "Wagon Wheel" to "Police Truck" and "If the Kids are United." We also discuss some cool albums, benefits and Youtube channels to check out. Don't miss it!

Midwest Punks | Episode 207

It's St. Patrick's day, so on this episode we're bringing you Irish and Celtic Punk music including some new tracks and details on a few free online concerts you can check out. Tune in as we rock out to The Rumjacks, The Tossers, Barleyjuice, The Real McKenzies, The Pogues and more!

Midwest Punks | Episode 206

On this episode we welcome David Safran who takes us back to his teenage years in the Chicagoland punk scene, namely his time as the bassist for The Apathetics. David recently covered an Apathetics' song 20-something years after playing it with the band, so tune in to hear it and the rest of the cool story he has to share!

Midwest Punks | Episode 205

On this episode, we rock out to some music from back in the day courtesy of Fugazi, Sublime, Dead Boys, MXPX and The Lawrence Arms. Plus we check out new music from the likes of Mikey Erg, Miesha and the Spanks and Lola Pistola.

Midwest Punks | Episode 204

We're bringing you a show full of some punk rock tunes that are perfect for your Valentine's Day playlist! We take it a little old school with the likes of Social Distortion, Bouncing Souls, The Descendents, Blink-182 and Dead Milkmen, and we also rock out to some music from the 2000's till now from bands like MXPX, New Found Glory, and Tiny Stills.

Midwest Punks | Episode 203

It might be Groundhog Day, and we might even open the show with a track titled "Groundhog Day" by up and coming Hellcat Records band Grade 2, but don't worry, the rest of the hour is filled with new tunes and even some artists we haven't featured on the show yet. Be sure to check this one out and rock out to the likes of Counterpunch, Kali Masi, Days N' Daze and more!

Midwest Punks | Episode 202

Vamonos! Tune in and rock out with us to an awesome lineup of Latin punk bands like Los Saicos, Sindrome Del Punk, Manic Hispanic, DFMK and La Armada. This episode was inspired by and pays tribute to the recent passing of co-host Brian's grandma who was of Cuban descent. So turn up the volume, hug your loved ones, and let's rock!

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