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Riot Fest 2017 - Friday
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The Hotelier played Riot Fest, add Cobra Lounge show to fall tour

The Hotelier are touring with Oso Oso and Alex Napping this year in continued support of last year's great Goodness. Having just played Chicago's Riot Fest, they've added a Chicago date to that tour...

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Riot Fest 2017 - Sunday
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Riot Fest 2017 day 3 pics (Paramore, MIA, Dino Jr, Built to Spill, Say Anything, more)

In addition to Jawbreaker and Cap'n Jazz, Riot Fest Sunday included Paramore, Dinosaur Jr (playing You're Living All Over Me), Built to Spill (playing Keep It Like A Secret), Prophets of Rage, TV on the Radio, GWAR, and more...

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Cap'n Jazz at Bottom Lounge
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Cap’n Jazz played a Riot Fest aftershow at Bottom Lounge (review)

It's 2017, Tim Kinsella and the rest of the band are cresting 40 years old and Cap'n Jazz are still playing like teenagers overstuffed with hormones and energy...

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Jawbreaker
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Jawbreaker made a triumphant return at Riot Fest (review, pics, videos, setlist)

Could Jawbreaker really jump from not being a band to headlining a festival? The answer, it turned out, was a resounding "yes."

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Riot Fest 2017 - Saturday
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Riot Fest 2017 Saturday pics/recaps (Danzig, Dead Cross, Wu-Tang, more)

In addition to At the Drive In and Queens of the Stone Age, day two of Riot Fest included Danzig playing 'How the Gods Kill,' Mike Patton and Dave Lombardo's Dead Cross, Gogol Bordello, Wu-Tang playing '36 Chambers,' Taking Back Sunday and much more...

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Riot Fest 2017 - Saturday
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Queens of the Stone Age brought the feel good hits to Riot Fest (review, setlist, pics)

From their sharp outfits to their polished instruments to the visuals and their massive-sounding performance, everything about QOTSA was so professional.

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Riot Fest 2017 - Saturday
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Review: At the Drive In rocked Riot Fest 2017 (pics, videos)

At the Drive In rocked as hard and wild as ever with their 'Relationship of Command'-heavy set at Riot Fest.

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Riot Fest 2017 - Friday
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more Riot Fest 2017 Friday pics (Vic Mensa, X, Death from Above, more)

Riot Fest kicked off its 2017 edition with sets from New Order, Ministry, Vic Mensa, X, Liars, The Hotelier, Death from Above, The Cribs, Tobacco, and more. We posted a recap and photos from Friday at Riot Fest, and here's a second set of pictures.

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Riot Fest 2017 - Friday
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Riot Fest 2017 Friday pics/recap (NIN, New Order, Buzzcocks, Ministry, more)

We've already applauded Chicago's Riot Fest 2017 for its stacked lineup, but praise is also due for its schedule. Of the festival's five stages, the two main stages (Riot Stage and Roots Stage) are right next to each other, meaning you're never waiting around for music to start and you hardly have to move...

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Riot Fest 2017 - Friday
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Nine Inch Nails proved the new songs rivaled the old at Riot Fest (review, pics)

Nine Inch Nails' headlining set at Riot Fest 2017 included the live debut of "The Background World."

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