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
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
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
Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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

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

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

7
Allister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
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
Celtic punk, Punk rock

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Flatfoot 56 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
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
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
Noise rock, No wave, Experimental rock

12
Screeching Weasel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
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
Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Punk rock

14
Dwarves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
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
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
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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

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Trenchmouth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Chicago Punk Rock Bands List
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
Pop punk, Melodic hardcore, Punk rock

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

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

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

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