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15 May
2012


After a landmark year in 2011, the eighth annual RIOT FEST–the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era–is expanding for the first-time ever into an outdoor music event and carnival in 2012. The RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL will feature a wide mix of artists ranging from Gaslight Anthem, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Built To Spill, AWOLNATION, Gogol Bordello, Frank Turner, Coheed and Cambria, Less Than Jake and many more. It’s set for Friday, September 14, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 in Chicago on the beautiful grounds of Humboldt Park which boasts rolling fields, pavilions, tall trees, picturesque gardens a lake and lagoons with a majestic view of the Chicago skyline.

Promoters are encouraging fans not to miss out by unveiling the majority of the diverse line-up for 2012 and offering an early-bird 2-Day pass for $36.00, plus surcharges for a limited time. 3-day passes begin at $90.00 and include all shows at Humboldt Park, Congress Theater and after-parties. VIP passes are available for $155.00 and include private stage-viewing areas, a sectioned off VIP area in the park with a private bar and drink tickets. Tickets are available at www.riotfest.org.

RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL is expanding to its new location Humboldt Park–which is flanked by a handful of hip neighborhoods including Wicker Park and the Division Street corridor–in order to accommodate a large carnival atmosphere featuring three main music stages, thrilling rides, games, vendors and gourmet food trucks thoughtfully arranged on the gorgeous park grounds with stunning views of downtown Chicago for an enjoyable experience. With temperatures averaging around a perfect 75°F/24°C, September is one of Chicago’s most popular months for travelers from all over the world.

A wide array of confirmed talent is on tap for RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL, including RISE AGAINST, IGGY & THE STOOGES, ELVIS COSTELLO, THE OFFSPRING, A DAY TO REMEMBER, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, DESCENDENTS, GOGOL BORDELLO, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, DROPKICK MURPHYS, NOFX, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, ALKALINE TRIO, AWOLNATION, THE PROMISE RING, GWAR, AUGUST BURNS RED, FRANK TURNER, BUILT TO SPILL, LESS THAN JAKE, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, FISHBONE, NOBUNNY, A WILHELM SCREAM, SCREAMING FEMALES, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, DEALS GONE BAD, WHITE MYSTERY, LARRY AND HIS FLASK, THE STORY SO FAR, JAPANTHER; and the first show for a reunited CHIODOS (original line-up) as well as a reunion for SLAPSTICK.

More acts and events will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the festival.

As previously announced, RIOT FEST enjoyed a successful east coast expansion to Philadelphia in 2011 and on Thursday, July 19, the music fest will return to the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing with REFUSED, THE PROMISE RING, AUGUST BURNS RED, OFF!, GAMEFACE, BOY SETS FIRE, HIRS and more. Although initially planned as a three-day event in Philly this year, RIOT FEST promoters have come across a exciting new opportunity for the East Coast and have decided to focus their efforts on making this a special late-summer event. Expect a full announcement soon. For all questions regarding tickets, visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/02004877837836DE7/21

RIOT FEST is the brainchild of promoters Michael Petryshyn and Sean McKeough who launched the first Riot Fest in fall of 2005 throughout multiple music venues in Chicago, IL. Riot Fest brings fans of all ages together to celebrate rock, indie and punk from every era. The fest has become well-known for reuniting influential underground artists and has quickly become one of the top music destination festivals in the U.S. for fans. The goal for RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL 2012 is to create the best live experience possible for everyone from 14 year olds to those over 40.

Check out the confirmed lineup so far below:

www.riotfest.org
https://www.facebook.com/RiotFest1
http://twitter.com/#!/riotfest

16 Oct
2011

By Jimmy Douglas of FutureDaydreamPhotography

Anti-Flag was the third opening band of the night at the Starland Ballroom and by far the most well known of the opening bands. Opening their set with crowd favorites and then by the forth song digging deeper into something more personal for the band. Justin Sane, Anti-Flags guitarist and singer said that the band had visited the “Occupy Wall street” protests two days before and encouraged the crowd the join the movement and visit the protests and “lend your voice”. Justin went on to say that he had seen too many big businesses take over the economy. Right then he bust out singing, “I seen a lot of rip offs in my life / seen a lot of scams, a lot of crooks / and crooked schemes, crooked sharks” the opening lines to their song “The Economy is Suffering…. Let it Die”, a song the that fit perfectly with what Justin was just explaining.

As the show went on Chris #2, Anti-Flag’s bassist crowned “Johnny Mohawk” as the referee of the circle-pit. Chris told Johnny to take a deep breath and to not “fuck up”. By the end of the set Pat Thetic, Anti-Flag’s drummer brought his whole kit into the crowd. The energy in the room was immense throughout Anti-Flags set and was perfected with a cover of “Should I Stay or Should I Go” by the Clash.

The time is 9:55, 5 minutes before NOFX is scheduled to take the stage at the Starland Ballroom and the ballroom’s projector screen goes up and the lights dim while one of NOFX’s techs is still testing the drums and micas. Noticeably confused the tech asks if he can continue sound checking, but says that it is cool to have the show start anyway. Casually the band walks on stage one by one. The crowd stayed virtually quiet and looked seriously confused with what was going on. Casually NOFX’s bassist and lead vocalist Fat Mike asked if it was alright for the show to begin and the show started. No big introductions, no huge hype for the band to come onto stage, just music and some very excited fans to see the band beginning to play.

After the bands first song came to a close Fat Mike explained that the band did not like big suspenceful introductions and just liked getting out and playing music. Fat Mike said that by far that was the most underwhelming introduction that they ever did and they were just as confused as the crowd was whether or not they were supposed to start playing or not.

The 20+ song set list could be easily described as a NOFX fan’s dream. Old song and new songs were all played. When the setlist was initially posted on the stage you could hear the crowd anticipating how good the show was going to be by just the sheer size of the setlist alone.

Anti-Flag

NOFX

30 Sep
2008

This past weekend in Arizona, the local radio station 103.9 KEDJ The EDGE had their annual EDGEFEST concert with a weird mix of rock and crappy rock and DJs. Rise Against, The Kooks, Alkaline Trio, NOFX, Mickey Avalon and Paul Oakenfold played and more.

You can see a bunch of pics here and read all about it here or here.

I have videos for you below. There’s one of Alkaline Trio playing their single “Help Me” but the douche who uploaded it (thanks for uploading, f you for not sharing) has disabled embedding. So go here to watch it.

If you wanna see a sideshow of hot chicks from the show, go here. Enjoy the videos after the pics of some of the hot chicks





Rise Against – Prayer of the Refugee

Pennywise

Thrice – Helter Skelter (Beatles cover)

NOFX – Don’t Call Me White