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Hello My Name is Andrew W.K.

Hello My Name is Andrew W.K.

| September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

  Like Alexander the Great centuries before him, mega-metaller Andrew W.K. is probably weeping because he has no more worlds to conquer. Justifiably so. After recording 2001’s I Get Wet – a multi-tracked ELO-meets-Sweet-at-Slayer-junction masterpiece so addictive that we guarantee that there will be days you’ll wake up needing to hear it right then, this […]

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Stage Buzz: Riot Fest 2018 – Sept 14-16 Douglas Park, Chicago: First Wave

Stage Buzz: Riot Fest 2018 – Sept 14-16 Douglas Park, Chicago: First Wave

| June 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Riot Fest continues its tradition of solid, left of center bookings for the 2018 version of the hometown festival that returns to Douglas Park September 14-16. This year’s fest brings a bevy of artists across dozens of genres on five stages including “First Wave” headliners including Blink-182 and Beck (with a third to be revealed […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest Chicago 2016 – Day 3

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest Chicago 2016 – Day 3

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

If the amount of face paint, black leather and studded jean vests are a barometer of the excitement surrounding The Misfits’ first Chicago show in three decades, then enthusiasm in Douglas Park is redlining. But there’s still no shortage of Riot Fest Day 3 to be had before the reunited ghouls take their headlining spot […]

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Stage Buzz – Live Shots: Riot Fest Chicago – Day Three

Stage Buzz – Live Shots: Riot Fest Chicago – Day Three

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Day Three – Riot Fest Chicago: All Rise…

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Riot Fest roundup!

Riot Fest roundup!

| September 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

In 2012, Riot Fest is somewhat of an anachronism in Chicago. In a festival season absolutely dominated by EDM gatherings and events, Riot Fest keeps the focus on the punk and rock side of things, with nary a turntable or Serato-fueled MacBook in sight. The end result is a feel good affair that can’t help […]

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Riot Fest 2012 day two photos

Riot Fest 2012 day two photos

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Day two of Riot Fest saw sets by Cursive, Frank Turner, Gwar, Hot Water Music, Andrew W.K., Gaslight Anthem, Coheed and Cambria, Dropkick Murphys, Decendents, and Rise Against.

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Cover Story: Riot Fest

Cover Story: Riot Fest

| August 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

It will be hard for Riot Fest to sneak up on people this year – though unlike for Cinderella teams in sports, that’s a good thing. Due to its previous construction as a multi-venue, à la carte/elective smorgasbord, Riot Fest gained higher esteem among punk aficionados and outsiders than average Chicagoans. No more. By taking […]

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