American Football became heroes to the emo scene after breaking up in obscurity—and 17 years later, they’ve returned with a second album.
An endless meet-cute and an off-key farce are among this week’s notables.
Other Sunday favorites at the festival included Patti Smith, Billy Bragg, the Cure, Chumped, and Cheap Trick.
A Riot Fest moods Venn diagram: Bands to make you sad, bands to make you happy, and the Pizza Underground
We’ve got the scoop on the hour-by-hour schedule for the tenth annual Riot Fest, which starts next Friday.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is Whores’ noise-rock reworking of the Cure’s “Jumping Someone Else’s Train.”
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.
Kill Yourself Dancing collects the daringly eclectic output of late-80s Chicago house-music label Sunset Records.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, August 4
Almost 150 acts play Lollapalooza this year, and we’ve got 29 to take you from gates open to lights-out.
What to see on Sunday at Lollapalooza 2013
The Lollapalooza lineup that leaked early this morning is half good and half a bore; we discuss our initial thoughts, how the locals fared, and links to some past Reader coverage of some of the acts on the bill.
On old coffeehouse hangouts, which attracted the best sorts of people
Plus: Emo band CSTVT takes an unlikely route to Hot Topic, and the Mike Kinsella all-stars play the Cure for Girls Rock! Chicago
Sleigh Bells on their unlikely status as band du jour