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.
Since the early MySpace days, writer and former A.V. Club editor Kyle Ryan has been collecting terrible band names. He’s keeping his 15-year effort going with a newsletter called Band Name Bureau.
It doesn’t feel like it’s been too long since Smashing Pumpkins’ 2018 release of the ragbag, indie-genre mashup work Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1—and with any luck, we should be getting a double album later this year, one that Billy Corgan describes as being “back in the lane of taking a risk.” Well, cheers
Come September, a new form of moviegoing might just drift into Chicago: floating movie theaters.
We miss live music so much that we want to watch all of your horrible, horrible concert footage from your phone. Show us your lousy camerawork and you could win Riot Fest tickets.
You can get your hands on an Ooo La La blunt later this year at COOKIES dispensaries in California and Detroit, with releases in Illinois coming later this year.
After nearly two decades of selling tamales out of his iconic red coolers, Claudio Velez—better known as Chicago’s legendary Tamale Guy—is getting a restaurant of his own in Ukrainian Village.
As PUP drummer Zack Mykula excitedly pointed out via Twitter, there’s a section of the game where a Toad says three lines referencing the band’s 2019 album ‘Morbid Stuff.’
Join The Riot Fest Foundation on July 31 for the 24th Ward’s Bike The Boulevard, a community bike ride through North Lawndale to promote public safety.
Show us the dumbest thing you've bought on the internet and win Riot Fest tickets!
A new single from Devon Kay & The Solutions is out today.
Make yourself a My Chemical Romance cocktail today and explore the band’s full discography... with alcohol!
This July, you can help the homeless, get some exercise, and win Riot Fest tickets all at the same time. A Safe Haven Foundation will launch The Inaugural Global Virtual Run/Walk to End Homelessness. Everyone who signs up for the race is entered to win a pair of Riot Fest tickets! We can't be together in-person,
After a seven year wait, we’re getting a new Broadway Calls album in 2020—and we have proof.
One of the most mind-blowing things about hip-hop is how infinitely adaptable it is. People have made it out of funk and soul, but also from Aphex Twin and yacht rock. It linked up with country just as easily as it did with metal, and half the rappers on the charts these days are basically
We want to see your Riot Fest Merch and we'll pick our two favorites to win a $100 www.riotbrand.org gift card and a pair of Riot Fest 2021 GA tickets.
We made a bunch of Riot Fest 2020 merch to honor the greatest Riot Fest that never was.
‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ is getting two new seasons to take on “Gen X parents and their Gen Z kids.” That sure sounds like a lot of people who go to Riot Fest.
Facing financial uncertainty, Stereogum has put together an Indiegogo campaign with an impressive ‘00s covers comp with 40+ contributing artists.