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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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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 - 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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Conor Oberst at The Vic
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Conor Oberst & Phoebe Bridgers played The Vic (pics, setlist)

Like many shows on their tour, Conor and Phoebe did a duet of the Bright Eyes song "Lua."

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Jamila Woods at House of Vans
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Jamila Woods played House of Vans (pics); Chance, Solange & Vince giving talks soon

The Chicago show was a release party for Jamila Woods and Chance the Rapper's new "LSD" video.

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Lollapalooza 2017 - Sunday
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Lollapalooza 2017 Sunday pics (Arcade Fire, Joey Bada$$, more)

Lollapalooza's 2017 edition wrapped up with a headlining set from Arcade Fire, as well as sets from Joey Bada$$, Little Yachty, Charli XCX, Big Sean, Sampha, 6lack, Car Seat Headrest, Noname, and more. The festival just announced 2018 dates as well

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Arcade Fire at Metro
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Arcade Fire covered John Lennon at Lollapalooza aftershow (pics, video)

The night before their Lollapalooza headlining slot, Arcade Fire played an intimate show at Metro that included a cover of John Lennon's "Mind Games" and the live debut of "Dimensions" from 'Her.'

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