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The Stay-AlivesSaturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 11:03am
Sometimes paths diverge. Sometimes life just won't stop getting in the way. Goodbyes are never easy and nothing last forever. But one thing is certain. Music lives on.

It's been so amazing sharing this journey with you all. I want to extend my eternal gratitude to everyone who made The Stay-Alives the most incredible and epic adventure.

To all past members, we thank you for your contributions and creative talent, your time in the rehearsal room, on the road, and on stage.

To the ones who helped us capture these songs and let them live forever in the digital realm, we thank you. Thanks to Kevin for recording Survival Tips! For his tremendous work on Alive and Kicking and Stay Drei, Scott and Joe Quality Studios are always going to be a part of any music projects I'm involved in moving forward! You rock!

To the venues and bookers and owners who allowed a place to share these songs and ideas. I'll never forget the times we had on stage like getting shocked by my mic at The Mutiny. Or the epic gigs we played with our good friends in The Illogical and The Damosellas at Wire! From our very first show at Divison St Bar and Grill to our incredible microtour out to Wyoming and Colorado, this has been the best four years of my life!

And finally to you, whoever you are, reading this. Whether you're a friend, fan, family member, casual Facebook stalker, or anyone else who we came into contact over the years, Thank You! We do it for you and your energy, passion, comments, cheers, time and attention make it all worthwhile.

It's certainly not the end for any of us, just the end for The Stay-Alives. Be sure to catch JP and Bobby as they continue the rockers' course along with Lief from The Damosellas in their new project, The Kozmic Kicks. They know how to bring the rock, trust me, I know! As for me, never fear, I can't stop performing. It's what i live for. In the near future you can catch me on Twitch at twitch.tv/craigthepunk for some punk music and game streaming. I'll have my guitar close at hand and am always down for a music break so hit me up and make a request! Then I'll be going back into the studio next year for some solo tracks and maybe a surprise or two as well!

From all of us, we love you and thank you for all you have done to make this a party from start to finish! We look forward to sharing the stage, audience, and world with you as we move ahead and find our separate ways in the universe! Remember to leave the world better than you found it! We'll leave you with this interview and a new track we played in Laramie, Wyoming! Thanks to Jaime Cruz Photography for videography and capturing us at our prime!
Stay Alive, and never forget to Stay Drei!

Jimmy Plague
JP Bola
Bobby Bubonic
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June 10, 2016

Richmond’s Sports Bar

June 2, 2016
The Stay-Alives are hosting two touring bands out of Denver, CO at a great bar in Chicago! Come out to see Then I Fly, who just released their new LP, Please Take Offense, as well as their tour support, The Windermeres! Gonna be a great night with some great jams! Free Admission! 21+

Star Bar

May 28, 2016
Xeonline and Another Hole In The Wall presents Manhattan Moonmen, The Stay-Alives, Blackhand, To Move Mountains, Last One Stalling, No Signal.


6815 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn
March 19, 2016 @ 5 pm
$8 tix from the bands / $10 @ the door, or $9 w/ two non-perishable food items
The Stay-Alives, featuring: The Damosellas, The Illogical, Death Row Baby, & Thunder Elephant. For more info check out wireismusic.com. All ages welcome, but PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested).


Secret Venue

Sept. 27, 2014
Come out and rock with us at our secret show with Bury Me In Lights and That Lying Bitch! It’s going to be a killer time with tons of awesome rock as well as some new announcements and our release of our first music video! You don’t want to miss it! See you soon!


Debonair Social Club

Sept. 05, 2014
The Stay-Alives make their Wicker Park debut at the Debonair Social Club located at 1575 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. They will play a killer set followed later in the evening by one of their fellow local bands, Pale Moonlight.


Seeley Block

Aug. 23, 2014
The guys are at it again! This punk rock trio shows no sign of slowing down! They promise a great big set of originals as well as some awesome covers that no one is expecting! come hear for yourself!


Jamming at The IAM Fest Battle of the Bands at The Elbo Room 6/5/14.

The Elbo Room

June 05, 2014
The IAM Fest Battle of the Bands round 2 has arrived, and The Stay-Alives are playing a solid 40 minutes of original material so get ready for some new tunes to be stuck in your head!


Division Street Bar and Grill

May 31, 2014
The Stay-Alives release their debut EP Survival Tips! be prepared for a rockin sweet time and an awesome crowd. Merch, CD signing, and special announcements will happen! Be there!

Division Street Bar and Grill

Apr, 12 07:00 PM
In their third show at the Division Street Bar and Grill, The Stay-Alives continue their run at a great venue. Plenty of tunes, lots of awesome drink and food specials, this show promises to be a great time for all. Some new tunes are on the docket!


Division Street Bar and Grill

March 19, 2014
The Stay-Alives return to their debut venue for another set of punk rock madness. This is one show you won’t want to miss!


Division Street Bar and Grill

Feb. 26, 2014
Presenting The Stay-Alives! This punk rock trio is fresh out of the gates and ready to take on the Chicago music scene! Come out for a great set at an awesome intimate venue and help these guys start off with a bang!


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