If Slayer play and no one is around to hear them, do they make a sound? Photographer Ryan Segedi hauled his equipment all over Douglas Park and the Riot Fest press tent, documenting the symbiosis of the bands that reign (sometimes in blood) and the fans that come to see them (sometimes 18 times). SlayerCredit: […]
Bloc Party seemed oddly immune to the edgy, propulsive energy of Silent Alarm at Riot Fest—but their fans didn’t seem to care.
The Reader crew start some conversations about Chicago’s loudest punk-rock institution: its lineup, its location, its role in the community, and more.
Chicago guitarist Rob Scallon almost never plays live, but his frequently goofy YouTube videos have earned him an audience of millions.
There are so many reasons to be wary of the Misfits reunion. But nobody can argue with the songs!
Slayer releases the first official single from their long-awaited upcoming LP for Record Store Day.
Might as well use it as an excuse to listen to “Dead Skin Mask” off of 1990’s Seasons in the Abyss
A new project from Scotland Yard Gospel Choir’s Elia Einhorn, new bands with folks from Bloodiest and Fake Limbs, and more
Field reports from Riot Fest’s inclement opening day—highlights include Slayer, the Hotelier, Mastodon, the Offspring, and Stiff Little Fingers.
Weezer and Slayer have nothing to apologize for, but other Riot Fest bands revisiting their classic records should’ve thought twice.
We’ve got the scoop on the hour-by-hour schedule for the tenth annual Riot Fest, which starts next Friday.
The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Slayer, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan, the Offspring, and Patti Smith are among dozens of acts slated to play this tenth annual Riot Fest in September.
Nandini Khaund of the app Craft Cocktail fills a chalice with a literal Blood & Sand.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Friday, November 15
Vic & Gab, Slayer, Eli Keszler, and Barbez top a full card of weekend music