Riot Fest Chicago Announce Second Major Line-Up


Riot Fest already has music fans up in arms over the fantastic line-up they managed to get for all three editions of the festival (Chicago, Toronto and Colorado). The geniuses behind the festival, today unveiled even more acts for their hometown show.

Joining the already announced line-up will be Tokyo Police Club, Say Anything, The Hold Steady, Frank Iero, Only Crime, Lemuria, Pity Sex, From Indian Lakes, Lucki Eck$, Tiny Moving Parts, The Picturebooks and Survey Says.

Riot Fest Chicago will all go down during the weekend of September 12-14 at Humboldt Park. If you have concerns about being able to pay for the festivities, festival organizers have now whipped out a payment plan to help those that would have had trouble with paying for the show. More information can be found over at their official website.

Now, if only they will reveal who the final band playing their classic album, in full, will be. We’re betting on The Cure, but we could be wrong.

Check out the newly updated flyer below.


Riot Fest Announce Bigger Tenth Anniversary News


With the insane line-up that has already been revealed for all three Riot Fests, now comes word that things will get even more awesome in September;  ten of the band will perform their classic albums, in full.

Earlier this week when The Offspring had been rumored to be performing at the weekend-long festivals, which had later been confirmed as true, the band revealed they would be playing their hit album, Smash in full.

The other bands that will be doing the same can been seen below:

Weezer—The Blue Album

Jane’s Addiction—Nothing’s Shocking

The Descendents—Milo Goes to College

The Get Up Kids—Something to Write Home About

Slayer—Reign in Blood

The Offspring—Smash (we already knew)

NOFX—Punk in Drublic


Naked Raygun—Throb Throb

If you counted over the list, you would notice that one band is missing, and no, it wasn’t a typo. Festival organizers are currently keeping that last one underwraps.

In a press release they stated, “[we] have promised to unveil it in a separate announcement in the upcoming weeks, as well as additional 10th anniversary surprise.”

We are beginning to get the feeling it might be The Cure performing Disintegration or another one of their hit albums in full.

Riot Fest Toronto will take place on September 6-7, Chicago will take place September 12-14 and Denver will take place September 19-21, so get your tickets now before they sell out.

Riot Fest Announces Line-ups For All Three Editions


After waiting for what felt like ages to see who would be performing at all three Riot Fests, the festival organizers have revealed all the acts that will be taking the stage at the three different incarnations of it.

The line-ups are proving to be a who’s-who in the rock genre with acts like The Cure, Jane’s Addition, the National, Weezer, Social Distortion, Slayer and The Offspring which we assumed would be true following the reveal of all their upcoming tour dates in support of the 20th anniversary of their album, Smash.

Chicago, which leads the pack with the most artists will take place at Humboldt Park during the weekend of September 12-14. 

The Denver edition of the festival which will take place at May Farm in Byers, CO during the weekend of September 19-21 will also feature some of the same artists as the Chicago version, but not as extensive as the parent festival.

As for Toronto, The National, City and Colour, Rise Against and Billy Talent had already been confirmed, but now the full line-up for that show which will take place at Downsview Park on September 6 and 7 including a last-minute addition of The Cure to the list.

If you’re drooling over the complete line-ups, then don’t bother reading anymore and just head on over to the festival’s official site and get your tickets because we can guarantee you that they will be sold out soon, but if you want to continue down to the line-up lists, please do.







Pitchfork Music Festival Announce Complete Line Up


Last month, Pitchfork released an initial list of performers that will be taking the stage at the annual Pitchfork Music Festival. The weekend long event had already confirmed artists such as Beck, Kendrick Lamar, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pusha T, and Grimes.

Yesterday afternoon, the music publication went on to reveal the full line-up for the event that is slated to take place during the weekend of July 18 through 20 at Chicago’s Union Park. Tickets are currently up for sale at the festival’s website. Regular three-day passes are currently on sale for $130 and regular single day passes are available for $60.

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Giorgio Moroder
Sun Kil Moon
Factory Floor
Death Grips
The Haxan Cloak
Sharon Van Etten
Isaiah Rashad
Hundred Waters

Neutral Milk Hotel
The Field
FKA Twigs
St. Vincent
Danny Brown
The Range
Pusha T
The Julie Ruin
Cloud Nothings
Mas Ysa
Wild Beasts
Circulatory System
Empress Of
Twin Peaks

Kendrick Lamar
Hudson Mohawke
DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn
Real Estate
Jon Hopkins
Schoolboy Q
Dum Dum Girls
Earl Sweatshirt
Majical Cloudz
Perfect Pussy
Speedy Ortiz
Mutual Benefit

Lollapalooza 2014 Headliners Leaked


Lollapalooza’s 2014 line-up isn’t even supposed to be out yet, but thanks to The Chicago Tribune, the list of headliners. The list, in celebration of the tenth year of the festival, isn’t supposed to be out until next week, but industry sources had confirmed some of the headliners for the event.

Eminem, The Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, and Skrillex are just some of the names that were revealed. The reason why some attendees for the 2014 incarnation might be a little upset with the headliners could be that the confirmed headliners have already take the starring role before.

Eminem headlined in 2011, the same year Skrillex was given a sub-headlining role. Last year, the EDM staple performed at Lollapalooza with his side project Dog Blood. The Arctic Monkeys also played in 2011, but to a late afternoon crowd making this year the first time the United Kingdom band will headliner the festival. As for Kings of Leon, the band previously played in 2009.

While the source did not confirm it, Foster the People have already self-confirmed their appearance at the festival. At the end of the official announcement, there will be an estimated 100 acts performing across eight different stages during the weekend long event.

Lollapalooza will take place at Chicago;s Grant Park during the weekend of August 1st-3rd. Tickets for the event will go on sale beginning next Tuesday.

Ke$ha Checks into Rehab for Eating Disorder


From “Timber” to time-out?

It has been confirmed thatKe$ha has been checked into to a rehabilitation facility due to an eating disorder. Sources close to the pop star say that she is currently at Timberline Knolls near Chicago, the same place Demi Lovato checked into for a year when she was in the midst of battling her own personal issues.

“I’m a crusader for being yourself and loving yourself, but I’ve found it hard to practice. I’ll be unavailable for the next 30 days, seeking treatment for my eating disorder … to learn to love myself again, exactly as I am,” the 26-year-old singer shared with TMZ about her decision to check herself into the center.

Friends of the star say that the tipping point was around Thanksgiving when they started to notice her smaller figure during the holiday season. They all spoke with her about it and that’s when it all came out. Those friends reportedly told TMZ that the star blamed longtime producer, Dr. Luke for her eating disorder.

According to them, following her “Get Sleazy” Tour, the producer kept harping her about the weight she had gained during her downtime from the studio and tour. He began to call her fat and urged her management team to do something about it. Those friends say that things started to get worse during a music video shoot where the producer said the singer “looks like a f***ing refrigerator.”

Here’s to hoping that she gets better fast because who doesn’t love our favorite garbage-bag-wearing, glitter-throwing party girl.

Watch Brand New’s Riot Fest Performance


This past weekend, Brand New took on the stage at Chicago’s Riot Fest even with all the rain and mud going on in the crowd. The band, who have been super quite lately and even had to cancel tour dates in Europe due to some family issues, gave fans a show that reminded them why it hurt so much when they went into hibernation for a bit.

Many were hoping that the show would be solely them performing Deja Entendu, but alas, that did not happen. Last Friday, it was reported that the band did perform the full hit album during their show the night before, but no proof has been given. Even though that dream was squashed they did go onto perform other pretty awesome songs during their set; full set list can be seen after the video.





Sic Transit Gloria … Glory Fades

Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don’t

Jaws Theme Swimming

The Quiet Things

Seventy Times Seven


Bought A Bride

Play Crack The Sky


You Won’t Know

So, when’s that full Deja Entendu performance happening?

Say Anything Dropping Off Riot Fest


For fans of Say Anything that had been anticipating seeing the band perform at this year’s Riot Fest in Chicago got sad news earlier today when it was announced that the band had dropped off the line-up. The reason being given at the time was that due to medical concerns.

Before anyone starts to think that it might have to do with frontman, Max Bemis, the medical concern is actually for an unnamed member of the band (anyone want to take any guesses, no sarcasm this time, guys).

Bemis released the following message to fans about missing the show:

Hey y’all, with one of our members dealing with some pressing and unavoidable medical issues, we regretfully have to pull out of Riot Fest. Suffice to say we are bummed. Our sincere apologies to anyone hoping to see us. Meanwhile, you guys enjoy the great line up at Riot this year and we promise to make it up when we tour our new record in 2014.


Just yesterday, Riot Fest had posted up the complete set times for the weekend-long show. Wonder who’s going to be filling the band’s slot due to the absence. Any guesses (again, no sarcasm)?

Watch Lollapalooza’s Live Stream Here


Earlier this week, we told you guys that Lollapalooza would be live-streaming certain sets throughout the weekend for those people who weren’t fortunate enough to acquire tickets to the yearly, three-day festival.

In honor of Lollapalooza starting in just a few short hours over at Chicago’s Grant Park, you can stream the live sets from right here and watch it from the comfort of your couch (or chair or bed or car; up to you really).

The set times can also be found below just so you don’t forget what time your favorite band/performers will be hitting the stage throughout the full three days.


Friday, August 2: 
2:30 p.m. – Smith Westerns
3:30 p.m. – Icona Pop
4:15 p.m. – Crystal Castles
5:15 p.m. – Imagine Dragons
6:15 p.m. – Queens of the Stone Age
7:30 p.m. – Band of Horses
8:30 p.m. – The Killers
10:00 p.m. – Nine Inch Nails

Saturday, August 3: 
2:15 p.m. – Ben Howard
3:00 p.m. – Court Yard Hounds
4:00 p.m. – Local Natives
5:00 p.m. – Ellie Goulding
6:00 p.m. – The National
7:15 p.m. – The Lumineers
8:30 p.m. – The Postal Service
10:00 p.m. – Mumford & Sons

Sunday, August 4: 
2:30 p.m. – Alex Clare
4:30 p.m. – Two Door Cinema Club
5:30 p.m. – Alt-J
6:30 p.m. – Steve Aoki
7:00 p.m. – Vampire Weekend
8:15 p.m. – The Cure

So, who are you the most excited to see? *TheCure*

Riot Fest Daily Schedule Released


Making the trip to Chicago in September just in time for Riot Fest? Want to know exactly when the bands you are looking forward tot he most will be hitting the stage?

Well, look no further.

Earlier today, Riot Fest organizers released the schedule and line-up for each day of the festival just for fans to know when a specific band will be performing. Just a few weeks back, the organizers revealed that  performers such as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Andrew W.K. and the Pixies had been added to the already jammed packed line-up for the newly revived festival.

For now, check out the official daily breakdown (minus performance times because, you know, that’s part of the surprise) as well as the newly revised poster below:



Fall Out Boy
Sublime with Rome
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Bad Religion
Screeching Weasel
Andrew W.K.
Smoking Popes
Dessa Saul Williams
The Flatliners
Masked Intruder
Twin Peaks
Flatfoot 56
Off With Their Heads
The Interrupters
New Beat Fund
Pet Symmetry

Violent Femmes
Public Enemy
Guided By Voices
Taking Back Sunday
Dinosaur Jr.
Best Coast
The Lawrence Arms
The Devil Wears Prada
The Selecter
Say Anything
The Wonder Years
The Dear Hunter
Surfer Blood

The Replacements
Brand New
All Time Low
Pierce the Veil
Rocket From The Crypt
The Dismemberment Plan
The Broadways
Against Me!
Bob Mould
The Lillingtons
Suicidal Tendencies
Bad Books
Mission of Burma
Saves the Day
Peter Hook & The Light
Reggie and the Full Effect
Maps & Atlases
Chuck Ragan
Memphis May Fire
Touche Amore
Deal’s Gone Bad
White Mystery
Direct Hit!
Hostage Calm

Riot Fest will take place September 13-15 at Chicago’s Humboldt Park, so if you have tickets already then maybe you should start thinking about getting them soon; three-day passes and some single day passes have already sold out.