This upcoming weekend is the annual festival Riot Fest. This is a three day festival that is mostly Rock music but also has some Hip Hop acts. This is taking place at Douglas Park in Chicago. Every year this festival has a solid lineup and this year the original lineup of the Misfits reunited to play. I will be attending this festival for the first time. For everyone who is going have a great time and enjoy yourself.
September 16th Day One
The Flaming Lips, Ween, Julian Marley, The Specials, Jimmy Eat World, NOFX, Refused, Pierce The Veil, All Time Low, Glassjaw, Pepper, Meat Puppets, Dan Deacon, GWAR, Set Your Goals, Neck Deep, Highly Suspect, Fu Manchu, Girls Against Boys, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tigers Jaw, Basement, Touche Amore, Diarrhea Planet, Big D & The Kids Table, Citizen, Turnover, Violent Soho, Off With Their Heads, Holy White Hounds, Laura Stevenson, Somos, 3Teeth, The Wams, Jule Vera, Worries, Eskimeaux, The Far East, Bad Cop/Bad Cop.
September 17th Day Two
Morrissey, Death Cab For Cutie, Social Distortion, Brand New, Fitz & The Tantrums, Descendents, Motion City Soundtrack, The Hives, Bob Mould, The Hold Steady, Method Man & Redman, GZA, Smoking Popes, The Vandals, Fucked Up, I The Mighty, The Toasters, Hippo Campus, Balance & Composure, People Under The Stairs, White Lung, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Dee-1, Brick + Mortor, Night Riots, Plauge Vendor, Microwave, Death Spells, Deal’s Gone Bad, Black Foxes, The Walters, Nots, Donna Missal, Tasha The Amazon, BlackBox, High Wasited, Summer Cannibals, Partner, Kitten Forever, Sleepy Kitty, School of Rock.
September 18th Day Three
The Misfits, Rob Zombie, Sleater-Kinney, Deftones, Bad Religion, Underoath, Thursday, Jake Bugg, Death Grips, The Julie Ruin, Chevy Metal, Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Tiger Army, GZA, The Wonder Years, Dee Snider, Andrew W.K., Leftover Crack, Billy Talent, The Falcon, Juliette Lewis & The Licks, Frnkiero and The Patience, The Bronx, Pouya, Swingin Utters, Denzel Curry, Bleached, Tancred, Creeper, Marina City, SYD Aurther, The Dirty Nil, The So So Glos, Big Ups, All Dogs, War on Women, Hard Girls, A Will Away, Can’t Swim, With Our Arms To The Sun, The Gallows Walkers, School of Rock.
Pre Shows and After Shows
Wednesday September 14
Cobra Lounge: Agent Orange, Counterpunch, The Braver Days.
Thursdays September 15th
Concord Music Hall: The Specials, The Far East.
Friday September 16th
Cobra Lounge: The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Double Door: Basement, Citizen, Turnover.
Metro: Taking Back Sunday.
Concord Music Hall: Enanitos Verdes.
Saturday September 17th
Cobra Lounge: Fu Manchu, Driods Attack.
Concord Music Hall: Bad Religion, The Crossess.
Double Door: Thuraday, Spiecal Guest.
Township: Black Foxxes, Sleep On It.
Sunday September 18
Cobra Lounge: Swingin Utters, Off With Their Heads.
Double Door: Motion City Soundtrack, Black Foxes, Lifted Bells.