Chicago’s Cobra Lounge hosted The Rumble with all you could expect from Midwest hospitality. This was a Midwest Hardcore Marathon spread out between two days, two parking lots and twenty-one bands. The event was an excellent combination of hardcore, post hardcore, metal, and surprisingly love. The festivals creators celebrated their engagement at the show. The headliners were Cro-Mags and Killing Time and all of the bands rocked it! The weather teased us with dark clouds and a bit of rain but overall it was a great couple of days at Cobra Lounge.
The show began with Turquoise, World I Hate, Spaced, Missing Link, CMI, Sector, Restraining Order, The Killer, and Cro-Mags closing the first night. I’ve seen Conservative Military Image (CMI) before, but they brought the energy to the event even though it felt like 100 degrees.
The second day the doors opened at noon and the show started at 12:30 with Dazy Lost, Big Laugh, Wish, Kind Eyes, Ozone, Domain, Buried Dreams, Fugitive, Raw Brigade, Dead Heat, Militarie Gun, Take Offense, End It, 200 Stab Wounds, and Killing Time closed the show with crowds dancing into the night.
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