About Run and Punch


Run and Punch is a female-fronted 6 piece ska band from Chicago, Illinois. Their unique blend of aggressive pop punk hooks, soulful vocals, and catchy horn lines push the boundaries of third wave ska. Influences range from Catch-22 and Alkaline Trio to Ella Fitzgerald and even music from Little Shop of Horrors.

Run and Punch formed in 2011, but several of the members have been playing rock music together since high school. They've since carried their experience from high school auditoriums to venues such as the Beat Kitchen, Double Door, and even Soldier Field.

Run and Punch is on a mission to create and perform music they love while bringing as many people along for the ride as possible. Their live performances practically demand crowd interaction, whether in the form of dancing or call and response sing-alongs. Their first full length album No Loose Ends was released August 2013.

Current Lineup

  • Anne Rako - Vocals
  • Anthony Johnson - Bass
  • TR Bopp - Guitar
  • Chris Curtis - Trumpet
  • Omie Hsu - Trombone
  • Gordon Kratz - Drums


Run and Punch is currently available for performances in and around the Chicago area and throughout the Midwest.