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
ATMOSPHERE BAD RELIGION A general view of festival goers on Day 1 of Riot Fest and Carnival 2013 at Humboldt Park on September
Paul Westerberg emerged stage right with a guitar strapped around him before the curtain parted, and the Replacements, long
Not being in the suburbs doesn't make it a "bad part" of town. RT @sly_tendenciess: FUCK YOU RIOT FEST STOP BEING IN A 'BAD
The contest has ended and the winner has been notified. Three-day tickets to Riot Fest and one-day Saturday tickets are sold
While most music lovers in Chicago were preoccupied with a certain other festival over the weekend, Riot Fest announced some
"Oh, and you saw that right, The Replacements are playing!" an accompanying announcement to the Riot Fest lineup reads on
As summer festival season is already in full swing, we're in a giving mood here at HuffPost Chicago. With tickets selling
Still, the formula has helped the fest grow by huge strides since its 2005 founding: Besides adding East Coast outposts in
9:15 p.m. Mike Watt is hanging out with his parents before the encore. 8:45 p.m. We're only four songs in and Iggy has already
Though regular-price tickets are already sold out for both high-profile affairs, we're guessing more than a few music fans
On Tuesday, we offered up two pairs of passes to all three days of the festivities to our readers. Winners have been notified