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Concert Review: Pixies and The Replacements (Riot Fest 2013 Day 3 - Sunday, September 15 in Humboldt Park)

Concert Review: Pixies and The Replacements (Riot Fest 2013 Day 3 - Sunday, September 15 in Humboldt Park)
Sunday, on a rainy, muddy afternoon in Humboldt Park, Riot Fest 2013 came to it's Chicago conclusion following performances by Peter Hook, Mission of Burma, Against Me!, Bob Mould, Rocket From the Crypt, Brand New, Suicidal Tendencies, AFI, White Mystery, Pixies and a long awaited headlining set by newly reunited Minneapolis punks The Replacements... ...

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2013 (Day 2 - Saturday, September 14 in Humboldt Park)

Concert Review: Riot Fest 2013 (Day 2 - Saturday, September 14 in Humboldt Park)
Despite the late night arrival of about thirty ambulances to Humboldt Park, the music went off mostly without a hitch on day two at a jam packed Riot Fest 2013 that featured performances by Kitten, X, Dinosaur Jr., Pennywise, Guided By Voices, Blondie, Public Enemy, Rancid, Violent Femmes, Taking Back Sunday, Blink-182 and many more... ...

Concert Review: Riot Fest Chicago, Day 3 - Live in Humboldt Park (Sunday, 9/16/12)

Concert Review: Riot Fest Chicago, Day 3 - Live in Humboldt Park (Sunday, 9/16/12)
A packed day in Humboldt Park saw Sunday performances from the Jesus and Mary Chain, Alkaline Trio, Elvis Costello, Iggy Pop and more as Riot Fest 2012 came to a close...
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Concert Review: Riot Fest Chicago, Day 2 - Live in Humboldt Park (Saturday, 9/15/12)

Concert Review: Riot Fest Chicago, Day 2 - Live in Humboldt Park (Saturday, 9/15/12)
Saturday in Humboldt Park marked the first day of the eighth year of Riot Fest, the first of which to take place as an outdoor festival.  The Descendents, Rise Against, GWAR and more all performed across four stages Saturday afternoon...

Interview with Helmet’s Page Hamilton (Part 1 of 2) – A Riot Fest Concert Preview (Friday, 10/5/11 at Double Door)

Interview with Helmet’s Page Hamilton (Part 1 of 2) – A Riot Fest Concert Preview (Friday, 10/5/11 at Double Door)
It's that time of year again... Chicago's premier punk rock festival is set to take place this weekend as Riot Fest kicks off Wednesday night with performances from nearly forty acts at various venues across the city over a span of five days. Helmet singer, guitarist and founder Page Hamilton joined me on the phone on Tuesday in advance of the band's Friday night headlining slot at Double Door...
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