Maybe Riot Fest can book amazing reunions forever—but only by building current bands into tomorrow’s back-from-the-dead headliners.
Riot Fest was still muddy and gross on Saturday, but the music—Drive Like Jehu, System of a Down, Rancid, the Damned—made all the slogging around worth it.
You can blame Drive Like Jehu drummer Mark Trombino and his punny pastry shop for inspiring this foolishness.
Now that it’s impossible to get rid of bands for good, the next step is to decide which are worth revisiting.
The packed bill includes No Doubt, Drive Like Jehu, and Snoop Dogg performing Doggystyle.
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