Reunions and full-album sets are Riot Fest’s specialty—so what does it have to offer this year, besides Bikini Kill?
Does Riot Fest have any business taking over a public park in a largely Black and Brown neighborhood?
The first time I saw Bad Religion, I was a young teen and they were on their 2000 tour in support of their Todd Rundgren-produced 11th album, The New America. I remember marveling at how dudes so old were still ripping so hard, but I recently had a weird crisis when I did the math […]
This year’s big news is that the fest has booked the reunited Bikini Kill—but Slayer, Jawbreaker, Bloc Party, and the Village People are nothing to sneeze at.
Ryan Segedi’s portraits of the festival’s artists, taken with portable lights in front of a simple white backdrop in the corner of the press tent, provide a more intimate look at people we’re used to seeing under colored spotlights.
On the final day of Riot Fest 2018, the Avengers and Blondie bridged the four decades since their first releases with vital, inspiring sets.
Run the Jewels closed out Riot Fest 2018. We have the live photos and a review by Jamie Ludwig of Sunday sets from Blondie and The Avengers. Photos by Danny O’Donnell Riot Fest 2018 Sunday
Day two of Riot Fest saw a range of acts from hometown, garage pop wonders Twin Peaks to iconic Elvis Costello. Check out the highlights of the Saturday performances from photographer Danny O’Donnell. Slideshow Riot Fest 2018 Saturday 15 slides Riot Fest 2018 Saturday By Danny O’Donnell Click to View 15 slides
The first day of Riot Fest 2018 included calls for justice from Pussy Riot. Here’s a look back in photos by Danny O’Donnell. Saturday here. Sunday here. Riot Fest 2018 Friday
Twin Peaks have grown in the five years since they first played Riot Fest, and with Saturday’s set they showed off their lived-in material and the comfortable community they’ve helped build in the local rock scene.
The likely poisoning of Pussy Riot member Peter Verzilov this week didn’t keep the group from Riot Fest, where they delivered loud criticisms of Russia and the United States.
The Music Box 70mm Film Festival and more goings-on 9/14-9/16
It’s been a bad year for punks—and for everyone else who hates authoritarianism. But Riot Fest has persevered to bring us Run the Jewels, Blondie, Gary Numan, and 85 more acts.
Nu-metal is enjoying a rosy reappraisal in the media, but Incubus cut their ties to the much-maligned subgenre even before its early-2000s fall from grace.
Minneapolis duo Atmosphere invented emo rap—now also called “Soundcloud rap”—15 years before the likes of Lil Xan and Trippie Redd picked up the thread.