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Riot Fest 2019 - Sunday
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Riot Fest Sunday pics & review: Against Me!, B-52s, Patti Smith, Raconteurs, more

Before Bikini Kill's triumphant headlining set, day three Riot Fest attendees were treated to great sets from Patti Smith, The Raconteurs, Ride, Bob Mould, The B-52s, Against Me!, and more...

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Bikini Kill at Riot Fest
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Bikini Kill played their first Chicago show since the ’90s at Riot Fest (pics, review)

After finally reuniting for their first shows since the '90s earlier this year, Bikini Kill made a triumphant return to Chicago to headline Riot Fest...

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Riot Fest 2019 - Saturday
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Riot Fest Saturday pics & review: Anthrax, GWAR, Wu-Tang, Bloc Party, AVAIL, more

Before Slayer wrapped up day two of Riot Fest 2019 with a fire set, the festival hosted tons of other great acts throughout the day...

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Slayer at Riot Fest
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Slayer played their final Chicago show at Riot Fest (review, pics, setlist)

Please excuse the cheesy pun, but Slayer's pyro-filled final Chicago show was literally fucking lit.

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Anti-Flag at Riot Fest
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Riot Fest Friday review & pics: blink-182, Jawbreaker, Flaming Lips, Rancid, more

The Flaming Lips played 'Yoshimi' in full and covered Daniel Johnston, blink-182 played 'Enema of the State' in full, and we also caught Hot Water Music, Violent Femmes, Anti-Flag, and more...

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Riot Fest 2019
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Riot Fest 2019 lineup (Bikini Kill, Slayer, blink-182, Patti Smith, Raconteurs & MUCH more)

The stacked 15th anniversary lineup also includes Rise Against, Flaming Lips (playing ’Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots’), Jawbreaker, Ween (playing ’The Mollusk’), Against Me! (playing ’Reinventing Axl Rose’ and ’Transgender Dysphoria Blues’) and more.

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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
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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