Riot Fest 2018
Reviews 

Riot Fest 2018. The Wildest and Hardest Festival in Chicago

Riot Fest 2018 was one of the best festivals of the year. The lineup was finalized just a couple of weeks before and it was a shame to find out that Blink 182 was unable to play the festival due to Travis Barker’s complications that he has been having. In the final announcement, Riot Mike was able to bring in some major replacements in the form of Weezer, Run the Jewels, and Taking Back Sunday. Add the gift of giving fans the opportunity to purchase 3 day passes for under $100…

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Mighty Mighty Bosstones
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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones rock the House of Blues in support of “While We Are At It”

With Riot Fest only a few weeks away, getting a punk/ska show in to prepare is not a bad idea.  And what better way than with seeing one of the bands that were one of the highlights of last year’s Riot Fest, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. For their current tour, its in support of their new album, While We’re At It. They also brought along two great opening acts.  The Crombies, who hail from right here in Chicago, and Mustard Plug from Grand Rapids Michigan. The Crombies are a band…

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On The Radar. Music, News, Artist Features and Concerts.
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On the Radar: Drake’s Nonstop , Demi Lovato, Riot Fest Full Album Plays + More

Want to know what everyone is talking about in music? Read the latest edition of On the Radar to catch up! Drake hangs out in London in new “Nonstop” video   Apparently, Drake is still working on the “In My Feelings” video. In the meantime, he recently shared the video for “Nonstop.” The black and white clip features the rapper hanging out in London. Shots include him performing atop a double-decker bus, sipping tea, and partying with French Montana and Quavo. Check out the video above.    Drake will kick off his…

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Orwells
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The Orwells Kick Off Riot Fest Weekend with Raucous House of Vans After Show

The line for Thursday night at the House of Vans went all the way out the alley.  The West Loop indoor skate park and occasional event space has become a hotspot for free community events in the last year.  This week’s awesome offering featuring The Orwells was part of Riot Fest’s lineup of after shows. Supporting act Peel started their set right on time.  The four-piece band played for more than half an hour, but I only caught glimpses of their set as I waited patiently for my oxtail poutine…

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Radar
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On the Radar: New Music from Pink and QOTSA, The Alley Returns, Riot Fest Late Shows + More

What’s going on this week? New music from Pink and QOTSA, The Alley lives, Riot Fest announces aftershows + more On the Radar. Chicago staple The Alley returns from the dead The closing of Chicago staple and haven The Alley was a sad day in Chicago. People from all over and of all ages mourned the passing of their favorite store. Owner Mark Thomas promised it wouldn’t be the end and vowed to have the store come back in a new fashion. Seems like he kept true to his word…

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Dre
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On the Radar: Dr. Dre releases new song, NIN announce new EP, Melkbelly + More

What’s happening this week? Nine Inch Nails talk about new music, Melkbelly releases new single, Dr. Dre drops a new song and more On the Radar. Green Day reveals screening dates for Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNjsdhP_fnk Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is a new documentary examining the Bay area punk rock scene and the rise of 924 Gilman Street. Directed by Corbett Redford and produced by Green Day, the film is finally making the rounds across the US. After holding…

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On The Radar
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On the Radar: Nine Inch Nails returns with new music, Riot Fest opens a food joint, introducing Brontë Fall + More

What’s happening this week? Cage the Elephant plan an acoustic album, Nine Inch Nails reveal more EPs, and Riot Fest opens a restaurant. All this and more On the Radar. Nine Inch Nails plan to release more EPs this year We’re getting new music from Nine Inch Nails this summer, according to Trent Reznor. In an email sent out to fans who pre-ordered NIN vinyl reissues, Reznor revealed 2016’s Not the Actual Events was only part one of a trilogy of EPs. In the email he says, “”DID YOU KNOW…

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