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A Riot Fest 2018 Recap With GWAR, Andrew W.K., Gary Numan And Clutch

A Riot Fest 2018 Recap With GWAR, Andrew W.K., Gary Numan And Clutch
Riot Fest 2018 went off without a hitch last week on the city's southwest side in North Lawndale's Douglas Park. We spoke with GWAR's Beefcake the Mighty, Andrew W.K., Gary Numan and Clutch frontman Neil Fallon about what makes Riot Fest unique... ...

Wu-Tang Clan Manager Tareef Michael on Chicago Anti-Violence Coalition And The Breaks Music Festival (The Breaks Vol. II - Saturday, September 8, 2018 At Toyota Park In Bridgeview)

Wu-Tang Clan Manager Tareef Michael on Chicago Anti-Violence Coalition And The Breaks Music Festival (The Breaks Vol. II - Saturday, September 8, 2018 At Toyota Park In Bridgeview)
Just about one year ago, legendary New York rap collective Wu-Tang Clan performed their 1993 debut studio album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in Chicago at Riot Fest 2017. One month before that performance, Wu-Tang manager Tareef Michael arrived in Chicago on a mission to gain a more informed perspective on news reports of the... Read more »

Podcast Preview - Liner Notes: A Musical Storytelling Series (Records Thursday, August 9, 2018 At GMan Tavern)

Podcast Preview - Liner Notes: A Musical Storytelling Series (Records Thursday, August 9, 2018 At GMan Tavern)
Metro and Smartbar Director of Publicity, and "Liner Notes" host, Shannon Nico Shreibak talks about the August installment of the live podcast series which sees members of Chicago's art and music community telling the stories behind the albums that have had a profound impact upon them. This month's episode records Thursday at 7PM at GMan Tavern and is free to attend...
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Concert Review: Riot Fest - Friday, September 15, 2017 in Douglas Park - X, Buzzcocks, Death From Above, Ministry, New Order and Nine Inch Nails

Concert Review: Riot Fest - Friday, September 15, 2017 in Douglas Park - X, Buzzcocks, Death From Above, Ministry, New Order and Nine Inch Nails
Day one at Riot Fest featured uncharacteristically great weather and performances in Douglas Park by X, Buzzcocks, Action Bronson, Death From Above, Ministry, New Order, Nine Inch Nails and many more... ...

Q&A Interview With Dicky Barrett - A Mighty Mighty Bosstones Concert Preview (Sunday, September 17, 2017 At Riot Fest)

Q&A Interview With Dicky Barrett - A Mighty Mighty Bosstones Concert Preview (Sunday, September 17, 2017 At Riot Fest)
Headed back to town for an afternoon set Sunday at Riot Fest, I spoke with Mighty Mighty Bosstones vocalist Dicky Barrett about the renewed relevance of the 1997 album Let's Face It as his band gets ready to perform it in full... ...

Q&A Interview With Andrew W.K. - A Riot Fest Concert Preview (Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Douglas Park)

Q&A Interview With Andrew W.K. - A Riot Fest Concert Preview (Friday, September 15 - Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Douglas Park)
Headed back to town for a Sunday night performance at Riot Fest, I spoke with Andrew W.K. about his now annual appearances at the festival, what makes Riot Fest unique in a crowded American festival field... and about partying...
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Concert Review: Riot Fest - Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Douglas Park - Hum, Dwarves, De La Soul, Less Than Jake, Yelawolf, Andrew W.K., Cypress Hill, L7, Jimmy Cliff, The Airborne Toxic Event, Tommy Stinson, Tenacious D, Snoop Dogg, Modest Mouse, Damian Marley, The Prodigy and more

Concert Review: Riot Fest - Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Douglas Park - Hum, Dwarves, De La Soul, Less Than Jake, Yelawolf, Andrew W.K., Cypress Hill, L7, Jimmy Cliff, The Airborne Toxic Event, Tommy Stinson, Tenacious D, Snoop Dogg, Modest Mouse, Damian Marley, The Prodigy and more
The third and final day of Riot Fest 2015 in Chicago’s Douglas Park featured the best, driest conditions of the weekend and live performances by Hum, Dwarves, De La Soul, Less Than Jake, Yelawolf, Andrew W.K., Cypress Hill, L7, Jimmy Cliff, The Airborne Toxic Event, Tommy Stinson, Tenacious D, Snoop Dogg, Modest Mouse, Damian Marley, The Prodigy and more… ...

Concert Review: Riot Fest - Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Douglas Park - GWAR, The Joy Formidable, Babes in Toyland, The Dead Milkmen, The Damned, Echo and The Bunnymen, Bootsy Collins, Merle Haggard, Billy Idol, System of a Down, Taking Back Sunday, Iggy Pop and more

Concert Review: Riot Fest - Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Douglas Park - GWAR, The Joy Formidable, Babes in Toyland, The Dead Milkmen, The Damned, Echo and The Bunnymen, Bootsy Collins, Merle Haggard, Billy Idol, System of a Down, Taking Back Sunday, Iggy Pop and more
Rain continued again Saturday morning as a saturated Douglas Park hosted Riot Fest sets by GWAR, The Joy Formidable, The Dead Milkmen, Babes in Toyland, Pennywise, Thurston Moore, Echo and the Bunnymen, Bootsy Collins, Merle Haggard, Teenage Bottlerocket, Billy Idol, System of a Down, Taking Back Sunday, Iggy Pop and more… ...

Concert Review: Riot Fest - Friday, September 11, 2015 in Douglas Park - Death, Fishbone, Living Colour, Against Me!, Anthrax, Flogging Molly, Eagles of Death Metal, Faith No More, No Doubt, Ice Cube, Motörhead and more

Concert Review: Riot Fest - Friday, September 11, 2015 in Douglas Park - Death, Fishbone, Living Colour, Against Me!, Anthrax, Flogging Molly, Eagles of Death Metal, Faith No More, No Doubt, Ice Cube, Motörhead and more
Friday afternoon, for the first time in its new home of Douglas Park on the city’s west side, recently embattled Riot Fest got off to a soggy start with performances by Death, Fishbone, Living Colour, Against Me!, Anthrax, Flogging Molly, Eagles of Death Metal, Faith No More, Motörhead, No Doubt, Ice Cube and more… ...
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Concert Review: Riot Fest 2014 (Saturday, September 13 - Paul Weller, Metric, The Flaming Lips, The National, Samhain, Wu-Tang Clan and more)

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2014 (Saturday, September 13 - Paul Weller, Metric, The Flaming Lips, The National, Samhain, Wu-Tang Clan and more)
The sun returned to Humboldt Park Saturday afternoon but muddy conditions continued during sets by Face to Face, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Paul Weller, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Wu-Tang Clan, Metric, The Flaming Lips, The National, Samhain and more on day two at Riot Fest Chicago 2014... ...