Reunions and full-album sets are Riot Fest’s specialty—so what does it have to offer this year, besides Bikini Kill?
Plus: Dynasty Podcasts founder Jaime Black on the album equivalent of hoodie weather, Reader writer Leor Galil on an interview he never expected to enjoy in 2015, and more
Folks still needed boots for the mud, but the sunshine on Riot Fest’s second day made the good sets even better.
A Riot Fest moods Venn diagram: Bands to make you sad, bands to make you happy, and the Pizza Underground
A miniature history of emo’s evolution, assembled from bands on the Riot Fest bill
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Saints and Sailors,” off of the 2001 album The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most.
Midwestern underground emo is coming back—and it’s turning up overseas and on the charts.
Legs Like Tree Trunks back off on the guitars for the tranquil “Parked Cars”
This week’s Early Warnings include Bob Dylan, Weezer, Young Jeezy, Dashboard Confessional, Badly Drawn Boy, the Skatalites, Glasser, and Holly Golighty & the Brokeoffs.
Celebrity-customized Guitar Hero controllers for charity