Posted in music | pictures on September 16, 2013

photos by Cory Dewald

Blondie / Glassjaw / Public Enemy fans
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With about 20 albums under their belt, it was interesting to see what songs Guided By Voices would pick for their Riot Fest set. Keeping in mind that most audience members might not be familiar with everything in their vast discography, frontman Robert Pollard announced each song's name with a short introduction throughout the whole set. The band opened with "Xeno Pariah" and followed up with songs like "Island," "Shocker in Gloomtown," and "The Challenge Is Much More," only stopping to take a quick swig from a small bottle to oil up his voice. [BV Chicago]
Riot Fest Chicago (the second of three Riot Fests this year) continued on Saturday (9/14) for its second of three days. The second day had tons of multi-generational alternative music representation including punk's late '70s heyday (Blondie, X, FLAG -- the Keith Morris version of Black Flag), second wave ska (The Selecter), third wave ska (Rancid), classic indie rock (Dinosaur Jr., Violent Femmes, Guided by Voices), modern indie rock (Surfer Blood, Stars, The Sidekicks), classic hip hop (Public Enemy), and turn-of-the-millenium poppunk/emo/post-hardcore (blink-182, Taking Back Sunday, Glassjaw). Pictures from that day are in this post, and there's more pictures, plus a review, over at BV Chicago.

Update: Day 3 pictures are here and here.

If you missed them, check out day 1 pics and more day 1 pics. More of day 2, below...

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Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood

More Surfer Blood pics at BV Chicago.
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Stars

Stars

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The Selecter

The Selecter

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The Sidekicks

The Sidekicks

More Sidekicks pics at BV Chicago.
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Dinosaur Jr.

Dinosaur Jr

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Glassjaw

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Radkey

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Guided by Voices

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Devotchka

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(Black) FLAG

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Blondie

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Rancid

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Public Enemy

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Violent Femmes

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Taking Back Sunday

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blink-182

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Comments (5)

Calling Rancid a "third wave ska" band is stretching it, even with your lack of editorial standards.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2013 10:29 AM

PE gets the most pics = FAIL

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2013 10:45 AM

Tim Armstrong is fat and ugly. He should take on heroin again.
Flag are a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2013 11:15 AM

more like social security fest...smh....this is just embarrassing for everyone involved.

Posted by Anonymous | September 16, 2013 11:32 AM

Why are people so inclined to overdramatize their relationship with music?? "That band saved my life" "this song is orgasmic" "I absolutely love them to death." You listen to a lot of music, ok we get it, shut up already. Y'all need some perspective.

Posted by Bilb | October 17, 2014 4:19 PM

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