Punk Chicago Punk Rock Bands List

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List of Chicago punk rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as punk rock solo artists from Chicago are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Chicago music that you've never heard before. The punk rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Chicago. If you think the best Chicago punk rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Examples of bands on this list include Rise Against and Lupe Fiasco.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular punk rock bands from Chicago?" and "Which punk rock bands started in Chicago?" then this list will answer your questions.

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Rise Against is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Rise Against Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Positive hardcore

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Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Lupe Fiasco Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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Fall Out Boy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Fall Out Boy Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Superchick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Superchick Pop punk, Christian punk, Christian hip hop

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Matt Skiba is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Matt Skiba Pop punk, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Wesley Willis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Wesley Willis Spoken word, Outsider music, Electronic music

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Allister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Allister Pop punk, Rock music, Power pop

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The Tossers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
The Tossers Celtic punk, Punk rock

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Flatfoot 56 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Flatfoot 56 Celtic punk, Christian punk, Punk rock

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Limp Wrist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Limp Wrist Straight edge, Queercore, Punk rock

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The Scissor Girls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
The Scissor Girls Noise rock, No wave, Experimental rock

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Screeching Weasel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Screeching Weasel Pop punk, Skate punk, Punk rock

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Joe Principe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Joe Principe Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Dwarves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Dwarves Pop punk, Garage punk, Shock rock

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Ian Svenonius is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Ian Svenonius Rock music, Soul music, Punk rock

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Madina Lake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Madina Lake Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Matthew Leone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Matthew Leone Pop punk, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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Nathan Leone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Nathan Leone Pop punk, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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The Riverdales is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
The Riverdales Pop punk, Punk rock

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Trenchmouth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Trenchmouth Punk rock, Indie rock, Post-hardcore

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88 Fingers Louie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
88 Fingers Louie Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

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Catherine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Catherine Shoegazing, Post-grunge, Alternative rock

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The Audition is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
The Audition Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Shellac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Shellac Noise rock, Rock music, Minimalism

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Tub Ring is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Tub Ring Rock music, Experimental rock, Punk rock

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The Lawrence Arms is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
The Lawrence Arms Punk rock

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Lard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Lard Industrial metal, Industrial music, Punk rock

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Cheer-Accident is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Cheer-Accident Alternative rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock

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Sean O'Keefe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Sean O'Keefe Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Much the Same is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Much the Same Melodic hardcore, Skate punk, Punk rock

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Showoff is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Showoff Pop punk, Punk rock

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Racetraitor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Racetraitor Metalcore, Punk rock, Hardcore punk

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Sludgeworth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Sludgeworth Punk rock

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Project Rocket is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Project Rocket Pop punk, Emo, Alternative rock

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Slapstick is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Slapstick Ska punk, Ska, Punk rock

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Colossal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Colossal Punk rock, Indie rock

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Debris Inc. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Debris Inc. Doom metal, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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The Bollweevils is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
The Bollweevils Punk rock

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The Broadways is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
The Broadways Punk rock

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The Honor System is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
The Honor System Punk rock

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The Killing Tree is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
The Killing Tree Metalcore, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

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Ballydowse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Ballydowse Christian music, Celtic rock, Christian punk

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Mucca Pazza is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Mucca Pazza Marching band, Punk rock

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Baxter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Baxter Alternative rock, Punk rock, Post-hardcore

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The Falcon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
The Falcon Punk rock

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Treaty of Paris is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Treaty of Paris Pop punk, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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The Imports is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
The Imports Punk rock, Post-punk

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The Wanton Looks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
The Wanton Looks Pop punk, Rock music, Punk rock

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Dan Vapid and the Cheats is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
Dan Vapid and the Cheats Pop punk, Power pop, Punk rock

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Anthropod Vector is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
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