Riot Fest has its traditions, and it’s hard to hate Andrew W.K. or Gwar—but here are some bands we’d like to see.
Reunions and full-album sets are Riot Fest’s specialty—so what does it have to offer this year, besides Bikini Kill?
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
Yesterday we learned that Weezer, Run the Jewels, and Taking Back Sunday were replacing Blink-182 at Riot Fest. Today organizers added seven more bands, and single-day tickets went on sale.
Warped Tour sets off on its last hurrah this summer, which means now is a great time to revisit Jessica Hopper’s excellent expose from her travels with the infamous mainstream-punk festival.
After years of expanding into other cities, Riot Fest is once more a strictly hometown affair—and the Reader weighs in on its bill, its brand, 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.
On the third and final day of Riot Fest, the punk-rock fantasy camp atmosphere began to evaporate.
If you’ve got an urge to sing along to Jimmy Eat World or Mineral, plan to head to Logan Square this month for your emo fix.
A Riot Fest moods Venn diagram: Bands to make you sad, bands to make you happy, and the Pizza Underground
A miniature history of emo’s evolution, assembled from bands on the Riot Fest bill