New project in mind: Chicago hardcore.

For the past few days I’ve been sketching out a new project that I’ve been wanting to work on for quite some time. A few years ago I stumbled across Chicago, and a livejournal friend of my ran Stolen Since then I’ve wanted to start up my site where others would be able to post shows, photos, media, and post on a forum that was geared towards Chicago’s hardcore music scene. When I was living in Louisville, I was also addicted to visiting Louisville

My main reasoning for wanting to run a website like the aforementioned is because the main one for Chicago was never updated. I didn’t want to have to google bands, or rely on myspace. I’m huge on RSS feeds, and with the Chicago hardcore site being so outdated, I wanted to basically run one myself, and keep it updated, and make it huge.

I’m not sure when I’ll actually “release” it but I just registered the domain name, and I’ve got a few things I want to get up and running right now. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a real project to work on aside from and I’ll probably get a decent amount done today and tomorrow since I’m off from work. I was originally going to put it under Holdfire Network, but I decided that I did not want to use those resources, so I went ahead and purchased an account at I’ve used their services once before, and I was satisfied (although I didn’t stick with it) so I decided to take my business with them this time. I considered, but if DH doesn’t cut it for me in the next few days, I’ll just get a refund, and go with MT.

Edit: I ended up going with Dreamhost. So far things are going great. I ended up just googling for a pomotional code, and got the first package for $22 for the first year. I love the internet.


  1. That indeed sounds like a cool project 🙂 I constantly want to have little web related projects to work on, but I’m sucky at thinking up ideas and actually finishing projects I’ve started :/

  2. If you’d want, I’d let you help with Stolen Mix Tape, take over certain aspects of the site, suggest changes and whatnot.

    Let me know. I’m serious.

  3. That sounds like a cool project, I hope you get done with it fast, I want to see it 🙂 I’ve always wanted to have some little web project besides a blog, but I always either lack ideas or don’t have the patience to finish it. Oh well. Good luck to you anyway.

  4. I would advise you to hold out on hosting any webprojects on MT, they have been having some teething problems with their new sever package.

  5. Good luck with my project.

    I have dreamhost and I’m torn. They are good in some ways, and bad in others. Their servers went down a lot a couple weeks ago, although things have been stable (for me) for a while.

    It’s complicated.

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