On Sept. 13-15, in Humboldt Park in Chicago, a huge list of bands will perform at Riot Fest, a punk-heavy festival that’s being headlined by Blink 182 and Fall Out Boy, so… whatever about that. BUT! The rest of the lineup is pretty amazing.
Playing Riot Fest this year are Blondie, Public Enemy, Motorhead, The Dismemberment Plan, Rocket from the Crypt, Violent Femmes, Brand New, Guided by Voices, FLAG, Dinosaur Jr., X, Bob Mould, Best Coast, Bad Brains, Quicksand, Mission of Burma, Stars, Peter Hook (Joy Division set), Toots and the Maytals and Saul Williams. Check out the full lineup on the poster above. Buy tickets here.
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.