riot fest

Pity Party

The Therapeutic Power of Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’

How I've been helped by the duality of this record, and come to relate to the woman responsible for it.
Lauren O'Neill
10.4.17
Festivals

All the Ridiculous Stuff We Overheard at Chicago's Riot Festival

"What's your favorite song? Mine is the one that goes, 'Punch in the face, punch in the face, uhhhh punch in the face.' It's catchy."
Hannah Ewens
9.19.17
Holy Shit

Jawbreaker (No, Seriously), Nine Inch Nails, M.I.A., and More Will Play Riot Fest

This will not be unfun.
Dan Ozzi
4.19.17
Music

Morrissey Throws Vegan Tantrum at Riot Fest, Vendor Retaliates with Meat Dish

A cream puff vendor at Chicago's Riot Fest was not amused with Morrissey's mandate that no meat be sold or stored on festival grounds during his set.
Wyatt Marshall
10.18.16
Holy Shit

They Said It Would Never Happen: The Original Misfits Are Reuniting for Riot Fest

Danzig. Only. Doyle. Together for the first time in over 30 years.
Dan Ozzi
5.12.16
Festivals 2015

The Scenes of Riot Fest Chicago, Day Three: De La Soul, Andrew W.K., and a "Secret" Taking Back Sunday Set

Plus, Beach Slang, the Dwarves, Modest Mouse.
Alison Green
9.14.15
Festivals 2015

All the Coolest Stuff We Saw at Riot Fest, Illustrated

Bootsy Collins, GWAR, and De La Soul were among the many highlights we captured in ink for your viewing pleasure.
Brian Butler
9.14.15
Festivals 2015

Riot Fest: Chicago Day Three: When Snoop Dogg Got Cut off to Make Way for Modest Mouse

The three day punk/hip-hop/country/metal/everything festival closed out with some festival staples.
Bill Jones
9.14.15
Festivals 2015

The Scenes of Riot Fest Chicago, Day 2: Good Times Had from Gwar to Hag

Riot Fest: Chicago day 2's wide-ranging, ambitious scheduling paid off.
9.13.15
Festivals 2015

Riot Fest: Chicago Day 2 Was a Seamless Mix of Punk, Metal, and Country

A bill stacked with eclectic talent (Gwar, Iggy Pop, Merle Haggard) brought the focus back to the music on Riot Fest Chicago's Day 2.
Bill Jones
9.13.15
Festivals 2015

The Scenes of Riot Fest Chicago, Day 1: Punk and Metal Mayhem

Day one of the Chicago punk marathon featured Against Me!, Faith No More, Death, Living Colour, Eagles of Death Metal, Motörhead, and many more.
9.12.15
Features

Riot Fest: Chicago Day 1 Took the Good and the Bad in Stride

Day one of the punk festival's Chicago weekend was plagued with difficulties, but Living Colour, Alkaline Trio, and Ice Cube saved the day.
Bill Jones
9.12.15
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