Midwest Punks

Wednesdays at 12 AM
  • Hosted by Carl Kurek, Brian Bergholm

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!

Midwest Punks | Episode 102

Jan 23, 2020

This week we’re rocking out to Lights Over Bridgeport, a band with roots here in Northwest Indiana, as well as the Chicago area group Alkaline Trio who are currently touring with punk icons Bad Religion. We also check out a few tunes from Screeching Weasel, who originated in the late 80’s out of the Prospect Heights area of Illinois and still play a few shows from time to time around Chicago. And we end the show with a song from local rockers Zombie Schoolboy.

Midwest Punks | Episode 101

Jan 9, 2020

In this very first episode of the Midwest Punks Podcast, we’re going through our top 5 list of bands that got us hooked on punk music. We might play some of your favorites, or play something you haven’t heard in years. Who knows, maybe you’ll even hear something new. This is our first go at a podcast, but we hope you’ll give us a listen and keep coming back!