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Riot Fest Announces Late Night Shows feat. The Orwells, Taking Back Sunday, Dinosaur Jr.

posted by Oscar August 15, 2017

Riot Fest time is almost here and to help build up the hype they have revealed their aftershows lineup. While the party at Douglas Park wraps up by 10:00pm a month from now, fans will be able to keep enjoying live performances from this year’s lineup at the Riot Fest Late Night shows.

The late night lineup features The Orwells, The Queers and The Ataris, GBH, Buzzcocks, Hot Water Music, New Found Glory, Bayside, Gogol Bordello, Cap’n Jazz, Dinosaur Jr. and Built to Spill, and Taking Back Sunday.

Check out the full lineup in the poster above and listed below. Continue Reading

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Danzig & Wu-Tang Clan Are Playing Full Albums At Riot Fest 2017

posted by Oscar June 22, 2017

Just a day after revealing Danzig had been added to this year’s roster and announcing the single-day lineups, Riot Fest has unveiled the remaining two acts that will do full-album performances this year. The final two albums to be performed in full are Danzig III: How the Gods Kill and Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

Danzig and Wu-Tang Clan will be joining Dinosaur Jr., The Bosstones, Built to Spill, Fishbone, Bayside, Mayday Parade, The Lawrence Arms and that dog. as the artists playing full-album sets at this year’s festival.

Riot Fest single-day lineups have been announced and single-day and two-day tickets are ON SALE FRIDAY at 10am CDT.

THREE-DAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW
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Riot Fest Announces Single-Day Lineups and Adds Danzig to Lineup

posted by Oscar June 21, 2017

The 2017 edition of Riot Fest is taking shape today with the announcement of the single-day lineups. Along with the breakdown of which day artists like A Day To Remember, Vic Mensa, At The Drive In, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., and New Order are performing, but the festival has also announced the return of Danzig to its lineup.Single-day and two-day tickets ON SALE FRIDAY at 10am CDT.

Tomorrow morning we will also be learning the final two full-album performances. Currently, we know that Dinosaur Jr. (You’re Living All Over Me)Bad Brains (40th anniversary set), Built to Spill (Keep It Like A Secret), The Lawrence Arms (Oh, Calcutta!), and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Let’s Face It) are among the acts that are playing full albums at this year’s Riot Fest.

Find the daily lineup in the poster above and listed below. Continue Reading

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Second Wave of Riot Fest Lineup Announcements Adds 20+ Bands, Including At The Drive In

posted by Oscar June 1, 2017

Riot Fest 2017 got a big update with their second round of lineup announcements, which added more than 20 bands including At The Drive In and Best Coast.

This year’s lineup was already making Riot Fest a contender of music festival of the year when the first announcement revealed headliners like Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, and the reunited Jawbreaker, plus others like M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Vic Mensa, TV On The Radio, and Action Bronson.

Today’s announcement included the additions of Cap’n Jazz, Cockney Rejects, The Casualties, Black Pistol Fire, Mad Caddies, Radar State, RVIVR, Versus, Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale, Warm Brew, Culture Abuse, Potty Mouth, Skating Polly, Upset, Gin Rummy, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black and Kembra Pfahler. We also learned today the artists that will be performing iconic albums, including Dinosaur Jr. (You’re Living All Over Me)Bad Brains (40th anniversary set), Built to Spill (Keep It Like A Secret), The Lawrence Arms (Oh, Calcutta!), and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (Let’s Face It).

Riot Fest 2017 will take place September 15th – 17th at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Peep the full lineup below. 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 Three

posted by Rosario Edwards September 18, 2016
Joey Badass on the Rise Stage

Joey Badass on the Rise Stage

Sunday kicked off with beautiful weather and excellent performances from Billy Talent, Juliette and the Licks, Thursday, Andrew W.K, and The Wonder Years.

Unfortunately the Joey Badass performance was marred by audio difficulties, but Joey still soldiered through to perform “Christ Conscious” and some new bangers.

The Deftones brought their own unique atmosphere to the show.

Deftones on The Riot Stage

Deftones on The Riot Stage

Sleater Kinney on the Rock Stage

Sleater Kinney on the Rock Stage

The evening was filled with epic performances, including Sleater Kinney. With a dazzling light show, and stage prescence like no other, the all female band proved why they’ve been called one of the best rock bands of the last two decades. After their long hiatus it was a treat to see them performing with such energy, and enthusiasm. Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Wise absolutely killed it. 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

Riot Fest 2016 - Chicago

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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Riot Fest Announces 2016 Daily Lineup; Adds Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips For Chicago

posted by Oscar June 28, 2016

Riot Fest 2016 - Chicago

Riot Fest just keeps getting better, as the latest announcement brings plenty to get you pumped for the seminal Punk festival. Today’s update unveils the daily lineups for both the Denver and Chicago legs of the fest to push some single-day tix, but it also brought the news that Julian Marley (performing his father Bob’s Exodus), Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips, The Julie Ruin, and The Bronx have all been added to the Chicago lineup! That would surely make anyone that already bought their passes only more excited.

Riot Fest Denver has a whole lotta dopeness coming their way too! Marley (also performing Exodus there), Gogol Bordello, 2 Chainz, and DeVotchKa are now part of that lineup too.

Single-Day and additional multi-day tickets for Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago will go on sale today (Tuesday, June 28th) at Noon CST on the festival’s website. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest 2016 Lineup Announced feat. Morrissey, Sleater-Kinney, Deftones, Nas

posted by Oscar May 18, 2016

Riot Fest Chicago 2016

Fuck yes, it’s Riot Fest announcement day! The first wave of the 2016 lineup announcement delivered big news today, revealing the acts heading to Denver and Chicago this coming September 2-4 and 16-18, respectively. Joining the reunited Misfits are Morrissey, Jane’s Addiction (Denver only; performing Ritual de lo Habitual), Death Cab For Cutie, Sleater-Kinney (Denver only), Rob Zombie, Nas, Deftones, and Tyler the Creator.

Some of the other dope acts playing fest are Ween, Death Grips, Vince Staples, Jimmy Eat World, Jake Bugg, The Hives, Chevy Metal, Method Man & Redman, Joey Bada$$, Gwar (of course),  and Highly Suspect.

We must note that, though it has just about all of the lineup already, this is just the first wave. Both the Chicago and Denver stops of the fest are yet to reveal a headliner, so that’s something to keep an eye out for. Fingers crossed on Rage Against The Machine…

See the full first wave for Chicago above and look below to catch Denver’s roster. Continue Reading

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The Original Misfits (Glenn Danzig + Jerry Only) are Reuniting for Riot Fest 2016

posted by Oscar May 12, 2016

Misfits 2016 Reunion

2016 has been a wild year for music, plagued with shocking deaths of many of our heroes including Prince and David Bowie. But there have been some shining moments, including the surprise reunion of original Guns N’ Roses members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan for their “Not In This Lifetime” tour.

Today we get another major reunion to try and help 2016 redeem itself: THE ORIGINAL MISFITS REUNITE! Original members Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only will finally come together again as the Misfits. They will be joined by long-time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein to share a stage for the very first time since 1983!!! 33 fucking years. Not only that, but they will be doing so as headliners at Riot Fest in Denver & Chicago!

Get your tickets now at riotfest.org

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Riot Fest 2015 After Shows Announced feat. Taking Back Sunday, Alkaline Trio, Rancid

posted by Oscar August 13, 2015

Riot Fest 2015 After Shows

Chicago’s festival is all but over and now we’re gearing up for the highly anticipated 2015 edition of Riot Fest. Today brings the news of this year’s special after shows with plenty of Riot Fest acts playing throughout the city in either Bottom Lounge, Cobra Lounge, Concord Music Hall, Double Door, or the House of Blues.

Things kick off on Thursday, September 10 at Double Door with a set from The Academy Is…, continuing throughout the weekend with shows by Drive Like Jehu, Taking Back Sunday, Alexisonfire, Thrice, Atreyu, Alkaline Trio with Naked Raygun, and finishing up with Rancid at the HOB.

Other artists playing RF after shows include Government Issue, Babes In Toyland, Swervedriver, The Dead Milkmen, and The Damned.

Tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss out, these will sell out fast! http://goo.gl/CwDCqF