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SXSW Music Festival 2018 Announces Next Round of Artists feat. Andrew W.K., Knox Fortune, Rapsody

posted by Oscar November 7, 2017

The South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) has announced the latest round of artists that will be performing at the 2018 event. Each year the SXSW Music Fest hosts a select mix of new, up-and-coming, international, and legendary artists from multiple genres. The 32nd annual festival will take place on stages around central Austin from Monday, March 12 – Sunday, March 18, 2018.

With today’s announcement, some of the highlights from this round of artists include Andrew W.K. (New York, NY), Boy Harsher (Northhampton, MA), Holy Motors (Tallinn, Estonia), Joe Crepúsculo (Barcelona, Spain), Knox Fortune (Chicago, IL), Lido Pimienta (Toronto, Canada), Molly Burch (Austin, TX), Mothers (Athens, GA), Otzeki (London, England), Quiet Slang (Philadelphia, PA), Rapsody (Snow Hill, NC), Tedy Andreas (Houston, TX), and Wallows (Los Angeles, CA).

See below for the list of the next round SXSW 2018 performing artists. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest Announces First Wave of Acts for the 2017 Lineup, feat. Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, and a Jawbreaker Reunion

posted by Oscar April 19, 2017

Happy Riot Fest lineup announcement day! OK, that doesn’t have a good ring to it, but WGAF when you finally get the first wave lineup announcement today… Nine Inch Nails (Friday), Queens Of The Stone Age (Saturday), and the exclusive reunion of pioneering punk band Jawbreaker will all headline Riot Fest 2017.

Riot Fest will take place September 15-17 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL. Three-Day Passes go on sale today (4/19) at Noon CDT. Get your tickets here!

Among the 70 artists unveiled today are dope acts like New Order, M.I..A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ set), Gogol Bordello, Vic Mensa, TV On The Radio, Fidlar, Death From Above 1979, Action Bronson, The Orwells, and Andrew W.K. Other highlights include Paramore, A Day To Remember, Bad Brains, New Found Glory, Good Charlotte, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. See the full roster of artists in the poster above and listed below.

Over 25 more bands will be announced in the next wave in May, but on Thursday, April 20th the fest organizers will reveal which acts will be performing  Continue Reading

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Recap: The Best of Riot Fest 2016, Day One

posted by Rosario Edwards September 16, 2016

Flaming Lips on the Riot Stage

Starting in 2005 as a multi-venue Chicago based festival, Riot Fest has since grown to a multi city festival showcasing current and past Punk, Rock and Hip Hop Acts.

It has long been a POD favorite thanks to the outstanding lineups, and the excellent crowd atmosphere that can sometimes be missing from larger festivals like Lollapalooza. This years’ lineup boasted the likes of Rob Zombie, Nas, Morissey, The Flaming Lips, and the first reunion of The original Lineup of The Misfits in nearly 20 years.

Friday was the perfect kick off to the festival, with an excellent mix of punk/hardcore standouts as well as indie favorites, it had something for everyone. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest Chicago 2016 Daily Schedule Is Out

posted by Oscar August 30, 2016

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We all know #RiotFestSucks, so how about a little something to have you complain about it some more? Well today we finally get the daily schedule for Riot Fest Chicago, featuring tons of sweet, delicious time conflicts between some of our favorite acts playing this year!

These are some of toughest set overlaps we’re going to be fighting over:

  • Friday: Ween vs. Refused; The Flaming Lips vs. NOFX vs. Highly Suspect
  • Saturday: Motion City Soundtrack vs. The Hold Steady; The Hives vs. GZA; Death Cab For Cutie vs. Method Man & Redman; Nas vs. Morrissey
  • Sunday: Dee Snider vs. Juliette Lewis & The Licks vs. Andrew W.K.; The Julie Ruin vs. Joey Bada$$; Jake Bugg vs. Deftones; Rob Zombie vs. Sleater-Kinney vs. Death Grips

Check out the schedule in full here. For real tho, #RiotFestSucks. See y’all there.

Some tickets are still available, so get yours now: riotfest.org/chicago/tickets/

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Festival Supreme 2015 feat. The Kids In The Hall, Amy Poehler, Adam Devine, The Darkness

posted by Oscar June 8, 2015

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Tenacious D’s Festival Supreme returns for its third installment this year and the lineup is, yet again, awesome. The third annual one-day comedy festival will be held on Saturday, October 10th at Los Angeles, California’s Shrine Expo Hall & Grounds with some of the biggest comedians and hardest rocking music acts around.

Some of the most enticing names on this year’s roster are The Kids In The Hall, The Darkness, Amy Poehler, Dan Harmon, Adam Devine, Aubrey Plaza, Kristen Schaal, and Andrew W.K. Also on the bill to look forward to will be Die Antwoord, Jenny Slate, Big Freedia, Nick Thune, Nathan Fielder, and of course, Tenacious D.

Check out the lineup above. Pre-sale tickets go online Tuesday, June 9th at 10 a.m. PST (password: SUPREME) and they go on sale to the general public on Thursday, June 11th at 12 p.m. PST. Head over to the festival’s website for more.

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Stream The New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume Zero’ Mixtape

posted by Oscar November 21, 2014

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One of the biggest surprise hits of the year was the soundtrack for Guardians of the Galaxy, which set a record this year by being the first to top the charts without any new songs on it, and the album eventually got certified Gold.

The man behind Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 was director James Gunn, and now he’s put together a playlist for a new mixtape he’s calling Awesome Mix Volume Zero. This new mix, which Gunn delivered on Facebook, features music by more contemporary artists like Andrew W.K. and the Old 97’s.

Hear the new mixtape below. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest 2014 Aftershows feat. Rise Against, The Hold Steady, Andrew W.K.

posted by Oscar August 14, 2014

Riot Fest 2014

Riot Fest 2014 (Chicago) is just a month away so as we gear up for the fest, the organizers have announced their aftershows lineup to get the partying going from Sept. 11-14.

Some of the bands performing at aftershows for the fest include Rise Against, Bad Religion, The Hold Steady, Primus, Andrew W.K. (DJ Set) and others. The shows will be hitting venues like the Aragon Ballroom, Concord Music Hall, Double Door, and Cobra Lounge, among others.

See the full lineup, and their daily breakdown, in the poster above. Tickets ON SALE NOW: http://riotfest.org/chicago-official-shows/

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Riot Fest 2014 Lineup feat. The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan

posted by Oscar May 13, 2014

Riot Fest 2014

Another one of our favored festivals has finally unveiled their lineup for this year and it sure has delivered great names! The highlights for the 2014 edition of Riot Fest include huge names like The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, The Offspring, Wu-Tang Clan, and Cheap Trick. Some of the other notable acts are Taking Back Sunday, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Dashboard Confessional, Andrew W.K., Skaters and The Orwells. Even long-time POD favorite, ShowYouSuck is on this! This lineup kicks ass!

Riot Fest Chicago will take place in Humboldt Park September 12, 13, & 14; tickets on sale at 8pm CDT: http://goo.gl/6yMNAS

For the Denver lineup (similar lineup with some overlap on the headliners) see here; tickets: On sale at 7pm MDT: http://goo.gl/Vog1FQ

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Top 10 Artists To See at Riot Fest ’13

posted by Oscar September 11, 2013

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If you ever paid attention to the name of the authors on P.O.D. you may have noticed by now that I’m “the Rock guy” around here and that should have made you expect me to write up a list of the top 10 acts you just can’t miss at Riot Fest (Chicago) ’13.  This is my third Riot Fest in a row, my first covered on this site (in our traditional fan-view way, of course), and I’m already planning for this to be another tradition of mine. We’re just days away from rocking Humboldt Park and without a single note yet to be played, the music festival and carnival is already looking like it may be one of the best they’ve ever organized.

Hit the jump for the Top 10 Artists to see at Riot Fest ’13. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest ’13 Daily Schedule

posted by Oscar September 9, 2013

Riot Fest '13 Schedule

It’s Riot Fest (Chicago) week!! I’ve got my 3-day ticket already so I’m really excited for this weekend and the second I saw the lineup I began the countdown to this fest. The organizers have unveiled the daily schedules for Riot Fest & Carnival in Humboldt Park and it’s looking pretty difficult to decide on everything. The basic breakdown of the acts performing each day is in the graphic above and the links to each day’s schedule is listed below.

FRIDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/13/
SATURDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/14/
SUNDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/15/

GATES OPEN at 2:30PM on Friday
and 11:00AM on Saturday and Sunday.

*TICKETS are almost SOLD OUT: http://riotfest.org/chicago-tickets/

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Riot Fest ’13 After Shows feat. Sublime and Andrew W.K.

posted by Oscar August 28, 2013

Riot Fest '13 After Shows

Riot Fest is bringing a badass festival to Chicago featuring Blink 182, The Replacements, Public Enemy, and AFI among many others. The fest organizers have announced a series of Chicago After Shows taking place every night (Fri-Sun) after the fest is over plus “a Sunday matinee.” Some of the acts with after shows include Sublime with Rome, Against Me!, and Andrew W.K.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 30 at 11am on their website.

Click over to Do312 for chances to win tickets: http://do312.com/riotfestafters

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Video: “Ja Rule Release Party” by The Super Late Morning Show with The Lucas Brothers

posted by Oscar July 1, 2013

It’s a Ja Rule Release Party! Not your typical release party though… A “getting out of jail” release party, put together by The Lucas Brothers of The Super Late Morning Show. This clip, featuring Andrew W.K., NY Knick Iman Shumpert and a dude that looks a lot like Tupac, is hilarious. See it above.