Recap: The Methadones, The Bollweevils, Lipstick Homicide at Cobra Lounge

Phil Collins - December 14, 2015

The Methadones

The Methadones at Cobra Lounge on Sunday

The matinee show carries a different vibe than the average punk show. Daylight is plentiful. You drank coffee not very long ago. A whole night remains ahead after the show concludes. The Methadones, The Bollweevils and Lipstick Homicide played a show starting at High Noon on Sunday at Cobra Lounge. The Methadones and Lipstick Homicide both fit in the Red Scare style pop punk area. The Bollweevils are more of an old school Chicago punk band, closer to bands like 88 Fingers Louie. A good crowd turned out, including some recognizable faces from other classic Chicago punk bands, despite the early start time. The Methadones brought up Joe Principe to play a song on bass (see the above picture). He was the band's orignial bassist and is now the bassist for Rise Against. Also in the crowd were Jeff Pezzati of Naked Raygun and Denis Buckley of 88 Fingers Louie.

The Bollweevils

The Bollweevils at Cobra Lounge on Sunday

It was apparently a little early for moshing as there was not much more than a little shoving around here and there. The Bollweevils moved around plenty on stage. Lead singer Daryl Wilson ran around stage and jumped out into the crowd, at one point knocking the center monitor off the stage as he came down. While onstage, he punched the low ceiling several times (you can see the setlist taped up there in the above photo). They exuded volatile energy through their whole set. Iowa City's Lipstick Homicide opened. They play exceedingly fun, catchy pop punk. Give all these bands a listen. Stream The Methadones' Not Economically Viable here. Check out The Bollweevils here and Lipstick Homicide here.