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Tag: Warped Tour
Houston pop-punk miscreants Waterparks sound like the future of rock on Fandom
If the members of infamous UK pop-rock band the 1975 had grown up in the U.S. and listened to more pop punk than emo, they’d probably sound a lot like Waterparks. The Houston three-piece have become poster boys for the sleek, sugary suburban pop-punk sound that will forever say “Warped Tour.” That style faded out […]
How Atmosphere accidentally predicted Juice Wrld
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.
Riot Fest inches toward gender balance
The Chicago festival has never topped 25 percent female-inclusive acts, but it’s still ahead of many of its competitors.
Can Riot Fest turn nostalgia into a renewable resource?
Maybe Riot Fest can book amazing reunions forever—but only by building current bands into tomorrow’s back-from-the-dead headliners.
Warped Tour is dead! Long live Warped Tour! (Or maybe not)
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.
Summer 2016 Chicago music festivals for every sort of sound
Fests devoted to rap, house, jazz, country, gospel, blues, metal, Latin music, and more
Knuckle Puck do for pop-punk what elastic does for sweatpants
This south-suburban band, on their first Warped Tour to support their imminent debut LP, just want to make more room inside the genre they love.
12 O’Clock Track: White Lung release another ripper with “Down With You”
White Lung released the B side from their new seven-inch, and it’s great.
Rap game nostalgia over the Riot Fest lineup
For one Reader writer, Riot Fest’s grip on nostalgia extends into hip-hop (or at least reminds him of a particularly great performance by one of the rap acts performing this year).
Best shows to see: Lord Dying, Caleb James, Eviyan, Protomartyr, and of course Pitchfork
Between now and Sunday, your live-music options include Lord Dying, Caleb James, Eviyan, Protomartyr, the Vans Warped Tour, and of course the Pitchfork Music Festival.
The Reader’s Agenda: Mon 12/10: pop-punk shows, HATCH Projects artists, and Gorilla Tango’s holiday special
What’s on the Agenda for Monday, December 10, 2012
Best of the rest of the week’s fests
Warped Tour, Chosen Few Old School Reunion Picnic, Irish American Heritage Festival, and Roscoe Village Burger Fest round out the weekend
Follow the music: Our guide to the summer’s notable music festivals
As the annual roll call for summer music festivals continues to balloon, a select few set themselves apart from the pack. Below are our festival picks for the summer, including both the local neighborhood bookings and the familiar blowouts like Pitchfork, Blues Fest, and Lollapalooza. HoZac Blackout Fest The infamous festival returns in a big […]
This Week in the Reader’s Music Section
Tim Kinsella talks Cap’n Jazz, “Bartok rockers” Reds and Blue finally release their first album, Kings of Leon get a thumbs-down from the pigeon community, and more.