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Riot Fest 2017 First Wave Of Bands Announced

Riot Fest 2017 First Wave Of Bands Announced

| April 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

RIOT FEST 2017 ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF BANDS September 15-17, 2017 / Douglas Park, Chicago IL Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and the reunion of pioneering punk band Jawbreaker headline Riot Fest 2017. New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ set) also among the 70+ artists revealed […]

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RIP: Riot Fest Co-Founder Sean McKeough

RIP: Riot Fest Co-Founder Sean McKeough

| November 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

  Riot Fest Co-Founder and Cobra Lounge owner Sean P. McKeough, 42, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 29, the staff at Riot Fest announced today. Sean and co-founder Mike Petryshyn nurtured the punk rock festival from its beginnings as a small club event to its current incarnation as multi-day festivals  in Chicago’s Douglas Park […]

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Photo Gallery: Riot Fest Chicago 2016 – Day 2

Photo Gallery: Riot Fest Chicago 2016 – Day 2

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s Day 2 and faux Indian Summer continues to rain its abundant gifts down upon Riot Fest 2016! Curt Baran came back to historic Park, fully hydrated and slathered in SPF 30. Impossibly great weather was the backdrop for over 90+ photos…

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File: August 2013

File: August 2013

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Paul Natkin on display; a new music venue opens in Chicago

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The Replacements reunite for Riot Fest

The Replacements reunite for Riot Fest

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

22 years in the making, back where they left off

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Fall Out Boy, Blink-182 Headline Riot Fest

Fall Out Boy, Blink-182 Headline Riot Fest

| May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Now in it’s 9th year, the folks from Riot Fest are taking its line-up to another level. This year’s line-up includes Violent Femmes, Motorhead, Rancid, Blondie, Rocket From The Crypt, Atmosphere, The Dismemberment Plan, Best Coast and “a slew of killer bands from every era.” Riot Fest says it’s “on a mission to create a […]

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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 1 photos

Riot Fest 2012 day 1 photos

| September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

You couldn’t have asked for a better weekend to stage an expanded, outdoor version of Riot Fest.

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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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File: June 2012

File: June 2012

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

In what was expected to be a slam-dunk conviction, Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan acquitted Justin Pivec of aggravated battery in 2010’s brutal beating of Madina Lake bassist

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Caught In A Mosh: August 2010

Caught In A Mosh: August 2010

| July 30, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Big Bore So I paid $18 to see The Big Four broadcast in June. The idea of going to the movies to watch a metal concert was a bit strange and spending nearly $20 to do so was plain dumb, but I had to. My gut tells me this thing eventually comes to The […]

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File: July 2009

File: July 2009

| July 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

God Bless The Queen The blues world has lost its Queen. Koko Taylor, whose raw-edged, impassioned vocals won the hearts of fans worldwide for five decades, passed away at 80 on June 3rd of complications from gastrointestinal surgery.

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