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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!

Latest Episodes
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  • On this episode we're chatting with Johnny Hamlin from one of our favorite Midwest bands here on the show - Lights Over Bridgeport! Johnny talks to us about how the pandemic took a toll on the band, especially as they had just released a new album as lockdowns were starting. Now nearly two years later, they'll join fellow local bands Bad Planning, Low Country and Void Class to play at Franklin House in Valparaiso, Ind. on Friday Dec. 17, 2021.
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  • Rock out with the Midwest Punks while we run through some bands that have made their way onto our playlist lately. This includes bands from the Midwest…
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