Sacred Bones has been the label home for some of the most hallowed collaborations in heavy music, such as the Body and Uniform’s enduring alliance and the soul-stirring Marissa Nadler […]
Before I first press play on an “aging punks still at it” record, I try to prepare myself for the worst. Whether the band in question have retained only one […]
For Glenn Danzig, the past 15 years have been especially weird. Starting with the infamous 2004 backstage TKO punch delivered by North Side Kings singer Danny Marianino, the Misfits mastermind—in […]
The Riot Fest grounds themselves provide a pretty different experience than, say, Lollapalooza or Pitchfork.
Hands-down the funniest moment of 2016 happened at Riot Fest, during the insanely hyped reunion of Misfits members Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. In the middle […]
The Biscuits began life as decrepit Chuck E. Cheese animatronics in the collection of Logan Arcade proprietor James Zespy—and now they’re lean, mean horror-punk machines.
Maybe Riot Fest can book amazing reunions forever—but only by building current bands into tomorrow’s back-from-the-dead headliners.
Formed at Northwestern in 1979, the Front Lines played diverse and ambitious tunes—but they split after just a few years, done in by drummer turnover.
Despite their influence on midwestern punk, Six Feet Under have fallen off the map—but Moniker Records is working on an archival release.
Bands dress up as better bands for Halloween at Cole’s, Gramps the Vamp celebrate their spooky, funky new LP, and more.
The Misfits went over so well at Riot Fest that it wouldn’t surprise anyone there if they decided to keep their reunion going with a tour.
There are so many reasons to be wary of the Misfits reunion. But nobody can argue with the songs!
The first Riot Fest lineup announcement ups the ante with more big names after last week’s big Misfits reveal.
Three key early members—including front man Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only—will headline Riot Fest as the Original Misfits.
If you think “cask beer” means “flat, warm, and funny tasting,” what you’ve had is some seriously fucked-up cask beer—and this is the festival to prove it to you.