I’m partial to Chicago because of Grant Park. Fucking love that place. And I just like walking around in Chicago. It’s a chill city. Like New York, just with more fat people. Have you met my friend Jim Derogatis? He works for the esteemed Chicago-Sun Times. I like to call him various things and have in his presence (dude never hears me…conveniently) but let’s just say he is very anti-Lollapalooza, and well, that’s kind of not nice.
He’s got his reasons but…Perry, bring Lolla to New York, dude. Fuck all those bastards giving you problems in the Windy City. We’ll take you here.
Anyways, the reason I mention old Jim is he had called the impending Riot Fest “Chicago’s multi-band, multi-date, multi-venue celebration of the punk underground past, present and future is incontrovertibly one of the premier gatherings of its kind in the U.S.” So you know it’s gotta be true.
The lineup for the Riot Fest was unveiled Monday, and we care about only a couple of bands on the bill, like the almighty High on Fire, Snapcase, Corrosion of Conformity (but that’s a stretch…don’t wanna get stabbed), and Agnostic Front. Maybe even the Circle Jerks, for some of you.
Well, the fest goes down October 6 through October 10, and it will also boast Bad Religion, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (I won’t front, I like the Bosstones…), Articles of Faith, Less Than Jake, The Lawrence Arms, The Bouncing Souls (I own a shirt), The Cro-Mags, The Smoking Popes, The Toasters, and a bunch of other bands.
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