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Mat Stokes

Mat Stokes

CHICAGO, ILunited_states

Photographer. Aging crowd surfer. Sometimes both. Experienced petter of dogs. Once opened for Whole Wheat Bread. Can relate almost anything in life back to The Simpsons.

  1. Much the Same
    Interview
    Interview

    Much the Same Talks Getting the Band Back Together, Going to South America, & What Bands They Hope Reunite

  2. Show Review
    Show Review

    Goldfinger, Much the Same, & High Wire in Chicago, IL

    Proving you can't keep a good dog down, Goldfinger returns after 9 years

  3. Paramore
    Show Review
    Show Review

    Riot Fest 2017: Day 3: Jawbreaker, Hot Water Music, GWAR, The Flatliners, & More

    Drink tallies are in! Feet are sore! Ears are ringing!

  4. Taking Back Sunday
    Show Review
    Show Review

    Riot Fest 2017: Day 2: At The Drive In, Fishbone, The Lawrence Arms, Turnspit, & More

    The drink and band counts increase exponentially.

  5. Mayday Parade
    Show Review
    Show Review

    Riot Fest 2017: Day 1: Nine Inch Nails, The Story So Far, Death From Above, & More

    Will the team be able to reach their goal of 19 press drinks over 3 days?

  6. The Living End
    Show Review
    Show Review

    The Living End, The Dollyrots, & Top Shelf Lickers in Chicago, IL

    Another blast from my past!

  7. 88 Fingers Louie
    Show Review
    Show Review

    88 Fingers Louie, The Lillingtons, Able Baker Fox, & Evil Engine in Chicago, IL

    What's a better way to end a shitty week than sitting around the house on your day off anxiously awaiting your next shift? Going to a party for 88 Fingers Louie's first new album in 19 years for one.

  8. Show Review
    Show Review

    Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Bouncing Souls, & Jake Burns in Chicago, IL

    Dropkick! Rancid! Punk show stabbings! What year is it again!?

  9. Signals Midwest
    Show Review
    Show Review

    Signals Midwest, Throw Shade, & Pacemaker in Chicago, IL

    Signals Midwest proves once again why I call them "Signals Midbest"

  10. Show Review
    Show Review

    Vans Warped Tour in Tinley Park, IL

    Hot! Sweaty! Old! Tired! Two 30 somethings take on Warped Tour

  11. Show Review
    Show Review

    Captain, We’re Sinking, Turnspit, Distants, & Merit Badge in Chicago, IL

    Out on a school night and ready to rage... accordingly.

  12. captain, we're sinking
    Record Review
    Record Review

    Captain, We’re Sinking – The King of No Man

    Dear Other Music from 2017, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson here: never try.

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