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DS Photo Gallery: Destroy Boys, Gully Boys, Jigsaw Youth & More! (Metro, Chicago, IL 7/22/23)

Destroy Boys just finished their tour opening for Blink-182 and Turnstile and quickly embarked on their own headlining tour soon after, including two dates of “DestroyFest” that featured even more killer bands. Chicago was blessed to be one of those cities (the other being NYC) and Dying Scene was there to get all photos you […]

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Destroy Boys just finished their tour opening for Blink-182 and Turnstile and quickly embarked on their own headlining tour soon after, including two dates of “DestroyFest” that featured even more killer bands. Chicago was blessed to be one of those cities (the other being NYC) and Dying Scene was there to get all photos you will need to feel immersed into this night of punk rock.


If you have seen any of my previous photo galleries, you will know that my love for Destroy Boys and Jigsaw Youth is no secret, so every fiber of my being needed to be at this show to see them together again. In case you missed, it check out the photos from Destroy Boys at Riot Fest 2022 and Jigsaw Youth with Pinkshift at the Cobra Lounge.


I was also excited to see a few bands that were not previously on my radar (but definitely are now!)


Photo by Bethünni Schreiner

Based in Minneapolis, Bugsy is self-described as “an indie pop quartet with flowery flourishes and emo highlights.” Unfortunately, we missed the first half of their set to get some photos due to…reasons. But we will catch you all next time!

Photo by Bethünni Schreiner


Destructo Disk is a fun DIY punk band out of Winchester, Virginia. They also run their own independent record label Sockhead Records.


“That nitty gritty city shit” perfectly exemplifies Jigsaw Youth in every possible way. If I ever get to experience a rage room I would definitely be blasting their new EP The War Inside Me in the background.


Gully Boys is a grunge power-pop band from Minneapolis. They released their debut album Not So Brave in 2018 and has shared the stage with the likes of The Hold Steady and Third Eye Blind. Their song “Favorite Son” has been on repeat on my playlist. You can listen to their newest single “Optimist” here.


Destroy Boys is having a busy 2023 – touring the UK and Europe, releasing their singles “Beg For the Torture” and “Shadow (I’m Breaking Down)” via Hopeless Records, and the newly announced The Jaws of Life Tour where they will be joining Piece the Veil, L.S. Dunes and Dayseeker.


Check out the full gallery below!


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