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Explosions in the Sky at Empty Bottle
photo by James Richards IV
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a metalhead’s review of Explosions in the Sky at Empty Bottle (and pics)

People would mention Explosions in the Sky using colorful terms, but I'd never give them a second consideration. I'd say, "Oh yeah, that band, they're alright." It was an all-around meh feeling, yet so many others claimed to be floored and blown away. Turns out, I'm sucker for being floored and blown away, and someone important to me once gave me the advice: if you don't fucking know, go fucking find out.

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Lily & The Horn Horse @ Empty Bottle
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Deerhoof played Empty Bottle w/ Sad13 & Lily and Horn Horse (pics, review)

The show was part of Empty Bottle's 25th anniversary celebrations.

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Broken Social Scene at Aragon Ballroom
photo by James Richards IV
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Broken Social Scene played Chicago, brought out Andy Kim (pics, review)

Kevin Drew brought out his pal Andy Kim to play The Archies' "Sugar, Sugar" (which Kim co-wrote) and a song off the 2015 album that the two musicians made together.

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Riot Fest 2017 - Friday
photo by Aaron Peipert
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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
photo by James Richards IV
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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
Jawbreaker at Riot Fest 2017 (more by James Richards IV)
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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
photo by James Richards IV
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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
photo by Aaron Peipert
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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
photo by Aaron Peipert
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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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