Born from the ashes of multiple rock groups, Dan Vapid and the Cheats brings classic punk rock back to the Chicago region. Lead by none other than Mr. Dan Vapid himself who is best known for his part in groups such as Screeching Weasel, The Riverdales, and The Methadones. If you’re looking for amazing punk riffs that make you want to just get up and throw something this is the band for you.

With the latest release of their new album Two, Dan Vapid and the Cheats are continuing to rock that classic early 90s punk that only men of their experience would be able to. Sure, frontman Dan Schafer has been around since 1989 with the early days of Screeching Weasel and has the experience of a hardened punk hero, but now he is joined by bassist Simon Lamb (from Screeching Weasel and the Riverdales), guitarist Mike Byrne, and drummer Mike Soucy (both from the Methadones) to really round out the perfect group. What Dan Vapid gives you is a super group of all the amazing punk bands that have been coming and going since the 90s. Check out one of my favorite tracks from their new album Two entitled “Live it Down”:

If you are digging this band as much as I have been then you need to check them out this Friday at the Beat Kitchen. They are joined by Flamingo Nosebleed, The Turkletons, andCalling All Cars. This promises to be an awesome show. You can grab early tickets here or at the door (Doors are at 8:30 and show at 9pm). Either way it’s going to cost you $10 and fear not youngsters, this is a 17+ show. BUT WAIT THERE”S MORE: they will also be selling limited addition colored vinyl copies of Two. So if it wasn’t enough to just seen an awesome show you can now get a very sweet collectors item.

Two Album Cover

You can stream all of Two after the jump as well as seeing the line up of other Midwest show’s Dan Vapid and the Cheats have coming up, and also some really sweet package deals for Two, but the supplies are going fast. Check it out!

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October 4 at Beat Kitchen (2100 W Belmont Ave) in Chicago, IL
October 5 at Phatheadz (420 N. Clay St) in Green Bay, WI
November 21 at Rockstar Pro Arena (1106 E Third St.) in Dayton, OH
November 22 at Melody Inn (3826 N. Illinois St.) in Indianapolis, IN
November 23 Old Haunts (1527 East Market) in Akron, OH

Two Full Album Stream