Nine Inch Nails, Jawbreaker, and that's kinda it: What The A.V. Club saw at Riot Fest 2017

This past weekend, a few A.V. Club staffers headed to Chicago’s Douglas Park for Riot Fest, the marathon three-day music festival boasting approximately 90 different artists. And due to a variety of mitigating factors—family commitments, advanced age, a general dislike of crowds and heat—we saw only a fraction of…

Taking Back Sunday, Dinosaur Jr., Built To Spill and others get Riot Fest aftershows

Riot Fest is coming to Chicago in September, and while seeing bands like Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, and the reunited lineup of Jawbreaker during regular festival hours is great and all, it’s not quite as exciting as seeing some concerts that stretch a little further into the night. That’s what Riot…

Dinosaur Jr. and Built To Spill to play classic albums live at Riot Fest 2017

Earlier this week, Chicago’s Riot Fest announced its lineup for 2017, coming out swinging with the announcement that punk rockers Jawbreaker would be reuniting for the first time in 20 years. Now, the festival’s organizers have announced another treat for nostalgic music fans, releasing a list of bands—including …