Riot Fest

The looming threat of sexual violence has turned festivals into unsafe places for many music fans, particularly women.
At a time where most of the major music festivals are seriously lacking in diverse talent, Riot Fest somehow managed to showcase one of the year's more varied and unusual collections of musicians despite (or perhaps because of) its punk-centric ethos.
Chicago's annual Riot Fest was once a long weekend where punk bands from all over the country along with hordes of merry pranksters took over Chicago (well at least Chicago north of Lake Street and east of Rockwell).
After the tragedy at French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo last week, we spoke to Madrigal about the show's reaction and
This year, in celebration of their 10th year anniversary, 10 bands performed their classic albums in their entirety.
If anyone was wondering whether 67-year-old "godmother of punk" Patti Smith has lost her rebellious edge, this video should
The mix of activism, entertainment and sheer oddity has become Riot Fest's hallmark. Now a three city-strong summer event
The Chicago festival (Sept. 12-14) lineup additionally boasts Jane's Addiction, The Offspring, Patti Smith, Samhain, Metric
Below, we coaxed a handful of fest-goers to share with us what they found amazing, gross, weird and wonderful about Riot