We have no intention of spending Halloween alone. So that’s why we’re inviting you out for two nights of frights at the Chicago Drive-In for The Riot Fest Halloween Special, a bone-chilling weekend of three live performances, two classic horror flicks, and a costume contest at the Chicago Drive-In on October 30 & 31.
Feast your eyes: We’re announcing the Riot Fest 2021 first wave lineup a whole year and three months early. Tickets are ON SALE NOW.
This has been a tough year for sluts. For everyone else, too, sure—but I don’t want the specific plight of sluts to get lost in the shuffle. While businesses are losing profits and even shutting down, so too are our body count gains coming to an absolute shrieking halt. Our holes are shut down for
Our weekend plans, like many of you, involve staying indoors and doing very little. So why not catch a Run the Jewels livestream this Saturday night?
In an effort to help out local bands and artists through the pandemic, Cobra Lounge has teamed up with Jeppson’s to launch a pop-up shop every Thursday to Sunday
We’ll be mixing horror flicks with punk at the end of the month with The Riot Fest Halloween Special—so in that spirit, we've put together some of our favorite horror soundtrack moments to get the mood rolling.
Keith Morris’ abrupt departure from Black Flag at the end of 1979 came as a shock to everyone around him; few would realize it was a gift in disguise until the Circle Jerks came together before the end of the year.
A concert, a Halloween flick, and a costume contest? That’s probably way better than whatever half-baked idea you have for a Halloween celebration.
We sure miss Douglass Park right about now—but festival or no festival, we still want to see the park kept clean. That’s why the Riot Fest Foundation would like to encourage you to Pitch In for the Parks. Pitch In for the Parks is a city-wide initiative for volunteers to help keep Chicago’s parks clean throughout
Hey, something to look forward to! The Smashing Pumpkins have a new record on the way. It’s a 20-track double album called ‘CYR,’ and it's due out November 27.
Photos are in from Riot Fest At The Movies last weekend. We hope you all enjoyed as many corn dogs as we did. Oh, and the movies. Those were also good.
From his earliest performances with Strike Under and Trial By Fire to his most prominent work in Pegboy and Naked Raygun, Pierre Kezdy has spent his life giving us some of the best punk music in Chicago history. Naked Raygun and Pierre Kezdy are both synonymous with Riot Fest—Naked Raygun’s 2006 reunion is easily one
RIP Toots Hibbert, a founding voice of reggae and the unforgettably joyful frontman of Toots and the Maytals. Blast some Toots and the Maytals this week with our playlist.
Before our screening of Stanley Kubrick's adaptation, brush up on your Nadsat with this illustrated guide.
The 22.214.171.124’s cover of “Woo Hoo” scores one of the best—and bloodiest—scenes in the first ‘Kill Bill Vol. 1’. Dive into the history of the Japanese garage rock trio before we screen the film this Friday at Riot Fest At The Movies.
Kevin Smith has been the figurehead of a major cinematic/pop culture cottage industry for over two decades. Given that, it can be easy to forget that it all started with a modest, grubby little black and white film whose budget was less than the sticker price of some luxury cars.
‘The Lost Boys’ is a movie that’s completely obsessed with cool, while also being deeply suspicious of the very concept.
Lookin’ for some good cookin’ this September? Since Riot Mike can’t make us burgers in-office right now, we’re teaming up with Goose Island to bring you the Riot Fest Burger (with a matching growler, too).
it’s only fitting that Riot Fest At The Movies should get an exclusive line of extra cool, limited-edition memorabilia—up for preorder starting today!