DS Photo Gallery: T1 Fest Nights 1 & 3 at Reggie’s Rock Club. Chicago (10.19.2023 & 10.21.2023)

Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago played host to T1 Fest 2023. The event was founded by Jimmy Costanzo and Joe “Joe Capgun” Inglima when Inglima’s son was diagnosed with T1 (Type 1 Diabetes) at age 3. Inglima’s daughter, at age 2, was also diagnosed with T1. Along with music, the event also featured an auction. […]

Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago played host to T1 Fest 2023. The event was founded by Jimmy Costanzo and Joe “Joe Capgun” Inglima when Inglima’s son was diagnosed with T1 (Type 1 Diabetes) at age 3. Inglima’s daughter, at age 2, was also diagnosed with T1.

Along with music, the event also featured an auction. Chicago area bands made up the majority of the groups on the bill. Dying Scene was there for the first and final nights of the 3-day fest. The following is a photographic sampling of those bands.


Night 1: Thursday


Chicago Southsiders Flatfoot 56 capped off night 1 of the fest with a rowdy set per usual. And per usual, to the absolute delight of the crowd.


Take The Reins, one of a few of the bands at this event who shortly thereafter headed to Fest in Gainesville, FL, drove through an enjoyable set.


Space Age Zeros made its live debut earlier this year. This event introduced the group to an even larger audience. It was a blast, pun intended, description apt.


Sex Dream kicked off the fest with a rollicking set that had the crowd’s excited attention from the first note.


Night 3: Saturday


The Bollweevils is another band that performed at this year’s Fest. The band’s set at Reggie’s was a good time for those who could make it to Gainesville and those who could not do so. The band’s set here helped those unable to travel down south avoid FOMO on The Bollweevils.


Dan Schafer aka Dan Vapid has been busy this year with the resurrection of Sludegworth. This night included a welcome bit of nostalgia as Schafer led one of his earlier groups, The Riverdales, through a rousing set.


Capgun Heroes presented an intense, yet super fun set that echoed the feeling of the weekend overall. Lead singer Joe Capgun, also served as a terrific MC for the weekend. His passion for a cause so important to his own family shone through.


Please check out more images from Chicago area bands represented at T1 Fest. Thanks and Cheers!


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DS Show Review & Gallery: The Queers, Don’t Panic, Capgun Heroes, and Goodbye Sunshine in Chicago (12.07.2022)

The Queers returned to Chicago, headlining at Reggie’s Rock Club on December 7, 2022. Playing in support were Don’t Panic, Capgun Heroes, and Goodbye Sunshine. The midweek show was a high octane show from start to finish. The Queers is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Joe Queer is the only founding member active in the group, […]

The Queers returned to Chicago, headlining at Reggie’s Rock Club on December 7, 2022. Playing in support were Don’t Panic, Capgun Heroes, and Goodbye Sunshine. The midweek show was a high octane show from start to finish.


The Queers is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. Joe Queer is the only founding member active in the group, but its spirit remains alive. Queer bounded around the stage, matching his younger bandmates’ energy as they zoomed through their set, including Ursula Finally Has Tits,” “Fuck the World,” and “This Place Sucks.” The Queers also performed covers of Screeching Weasel’s “Like a Parasite,” and Ramones‘ “The KKK Took My Baby Away.” The 17+ show crowd tore up the circle pit and one even did literal backflips in tune to the music coming from the stage. The sheer number of The Queers logos on the younger fans’ clothes and even inked in their skin demonstrated that four decades on, the band, and its music, still strike a chord with many fans, old and new.


Don’t Panic, out of Stroudsberg, PA, brought a high level of enthusiasm to its time on stage. Lyrics such as, “Pretending to be someone else or lying to hide the fact she was afraid,” from “Ramona,” and the title/lyrics of their latest single, “Friends Make Better Enemies” delivered in an upbeat manner can be intoxicating. Certainly, sometimes more so than laments and wistful memories encased in equally mournful music. Don’t Panic remained consistent as the band members Ted Felicetti, AJ Larsen, Keith Slader, and Anthony Paesano continued through a setlist that also included “Watership Down,” “Woe I,” and “Fall of ’99.” The band connected with the audience and at one point took a group photo with the crowd. It’s apparently a regular part of its performances. Rather than seeming derivative, there was warmth to it not often enough associated with a punk rock show.


Since its founding in 2018, Chicago’s own Capgun Heroes has steadily been building a devoted fan base. The songs are short bursts of utterly infectious music and lyrics. “Judy” is a call back to the protagonist of the Ramones classic “Judy Is A Punk.” In this case, the assertion being that Judy is no longer a punk, nor does she even like Ramones. Indeed, Capgun Heroes makes no secret of its affection for the legends out of Forest Hills, Queens. Along with the aforementioned tune, Joe Capgun, Matt Cappy, Nick Nativo, Jimmy C, Scotty Lars, and Andy Hero zipped through Back it Up,” “Lobotomy,” “Nuthouse,” “Wanna Go,” and “Operation Chaos,” among others. Name-checking bands and places from its hometown, the band got the heads of those in attendance bopping and their toes tapping. Every once in a while I caught myself joining in, even as I tried to document the set. It made for a few shots a bit too blurry for use, but I had a blast.


Goodbye Sunshine, is newer Chicago band whose debut EP, Keep Failing, You’re Doing Great! was produced and engineered by Joe Queer, who also contributed guest vocals. The band, comprised of August Fllr, Shane Shultz, Ryan Scaccia, and Brad St. Leger, did a fine job of starting out the night with a solid performance. The tight set included, among others, the entire five-song EP. Those five being, “Hide and Seek,” “Plugger,” “She Doesn’t Care Anymore,” “What You Don’t Know,” and “Outlaws In Charleston, Illinois.” If this night is any indication, they won’t start failing anytime soon.


Please see below for more photos from the show!


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