Plus: Bric-a-Brac celebrates five years with a stacked in-store show, prog-punk brothers Avantist keep the hits coming on a new EP, and more.
A homegrown party puts Emo Nite LA to shame, Subterranean hosts a hip-hop show to help the ACLU fight Trump, and more.
Five Riot Fest emo acts—Thursday, Tigers Jaw, the Anniversary, Balance & Composure, and Underoath—talk about how the genre’s reputation has evolved along with its sound.
Current musical obsessions of CHIRP Radio DJ John Lombardo, Saves the Day bassist Rodrigo Palma, and Reader music listings coordinator Luca Cimarusti
Folks still needed boots for the mud, but the sunshine on Riot Fest’s second day made the good sets even better.
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Riot Fest’s nostalgia party ended with lots of rain and a ripping Replacements set, but the weekend had its forward-looking moments too.
Riot Fest returns to Humboldt Park for a weekend of reunions from the Replacements, Rocket From the Crypt, the Lillingtons, and others.