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Riot Fest – Average Guy Review

by Zach Keenum
In the Midwest, the beginning of September can remind one of a few different things – the end of summer, the coming of autumn, winter right around the corner, and school back in full swing. For alternative music fans, it means Riot Fest is near, and nothing says ‘keep summer going’ than a giant public […]

Celebrating 15 Years of Riot Fest with Festival Favorites: Taking Back Sunday

by MackenzieTempleton
The lights dimmed, silencing the thousands of voices surrounding me. Other peoples’ sweat began to mix with mine as the bodies behind me pushed forward with outstretched fists. I would have done anything for a sudden gust of Chicago wind to come swooping in. The beating hearts of 40,000 strangers tumbled ahead, breaking the barricade, […]

Riot Fest 2019 Lineup

by Darlene Leal
The annual alternative festival returns for its fifteenth year in Chicago. Riot Fest dropped its 2019 lineup with artists such as Blink-182, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Slayer, The B-52s, and various other bands. The festival will continue to take place in Douglas Park during the month of September from the 13th through the 15th. […]

Elvis Costello to Release New Album With Former Band The Imposters

by Jesse Drake
New wave-era musician Elvis Costello is back with a couple new tracks and an album that’s planned to be released this October. The album is titled “Look Now,” and employs the help of his old back up band The Imposters. It is Costello’s first album in over 5 years. Costello was just on tour last […]

Father John Misty’s Potential is Fully Realized in New Album

by Jesse Drake
Following the 2016 presidential election, Josh Tillman found himself in a downward spiral. His self-conflated character created a small controversy by refusing to play at a festival in Camden, New Jersey and instead lecture the audience about the evils of entertainment. This culminated in the album released just last year, Pure Comedy, which received a […]

Riot Fest 2018 Lineup: Blink 182, Blondie, Young The Giant, & Many More!!!

by Henry Netherland
Annual punk and alternative music festival, Riot Fest is back with the first wave of their 2018 lineup. Once again, the festival will take place at, Douglas Park in Chicago, IL and will last from September 14-16. Featuring a variety of artists ranging from festival frequents, The Wonder Years, to unexpected legends, Jerry Lee Lewis, […]