Haymarket Riot (band)

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Haymarket Riot
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Haymarket Riot performs live at Kapu in Linz, Austria on October 25, 2009
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, USA
Genres Post-punk, post-hardcore, rock
Years active 1999-Present
Labels Divot Records
Thick Records
Stiff Slack Records
Website haymarketriotband.com
Members Kevin J. Frank
Fred Popolo
Brian Wnukowski
Past members Mike Bennett
Billy Smith
Chris Almodovar
Shane Hochstetler
Quinn Goodwillie
Michael Graff
Chris Daly

Haymarket Riot is a Chicago-based post-punk/rock band that was formed in 1999 by Mike Bennett, Kevin J. Frank, Fred Popolo and Billy Smith. The current line-up consists of Kevin J. Frank, Fred Popolo and Brian Wnukowski.

Haymarket Riot features ex-members of Gauge, Traluma, Radio Flyer, Big'N, Sweep The Leg Johnny, Six Of One Half Summers, Just A Fire, Neutrino, Orwell, Hubcap, The Sky Corvair, Dempsey, and the Traitors. Brian Wnukowski also is the current drummer for Cougars. Kevin J. Frank is also the current drummer for Milwaukee's Chariots Race.

Most notable albums are Bloodshot Eyes (2001) [1] and Mog (2004).[2] Since 1999 Haymarket Riot has toured North America, Europe and Japan.

On April 7, 2009 Haymarket Riot released its third full-length album titled Endless Bummer on CD and as a digital download.[3] Endless Bummer (LP Edition) was released on September 29, 2009 with alternate artwork and a download card which contains 2 bonus tracks.[4] Early sessions for Endless Bummer were recorded with Steve Albini at Electrical Audio in Chicago, IL March 8–9, 2008. Overdubs were done from April 7, 2008 - May 27, 2008 at Studio Greg Studios II in Chicago, IL by Greg Norman. Mixing was done November 22–23, 2008 and December 15, 2008 by Greg Norman at Electrical Audio. Mastering was done January 28 - February 8, 2009 by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago, IL. The CD version is a limited pressing with hand silk screened covers.


  • Kevin J. Frank - Vocals, Guitar (1999-Present)
  • Fred Popolo - Bass, Vocals (1999-Present)
  • Brian Wnukowski - Drums (2004-Present)

Former members[edit]

  • Mike Bennett - Guitar (1999-2002)
  • Billy Smith - Drums (1999-2002)
  • Chris Almodovar - Guitar (2002)
  • Shane Hochstetler - Drums (2002-2004)
  • Quinn Goodwillie - Guitar (2002-2003)
  • Michael Graff - Guitar (2003)
  • Chris Daly - Guitar (2003-2011)





  • If I Were A Transformer, My Name Would Be Bad Habit 3-song CD single (2008)
  • Split 7" with Hitch (Figuritas series) (What Else? Records, 2002)
  • Split 7" with Sweep The Leg Johnny (Makoto Records, 2002)
  • Split 7" with Her Fly Away Manner (Caulfield Records, 2001)


  1. ^ Review of Bloodshot Eyes. PunkNews.org, 2001. Accessed February 16, 2014.
  2. ^ Review of Mog. PunkNews.org, April 9, 2004. Accessed March 7, 2008.
  3. ^ Review of Endless Bummer. PunkNews.org, 2009. Accessed December 16, 2008.
  4. ^ Review of Endless Bummer (LP Edition). Built on a Weak Spot, 2009. Accessed December 16, 2008.