Posted in music | pictures on September 18, 2013

photos by Cory Dewald

The Replacements / Pixies
Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3
Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

For a band that thrived on an anything-goes approach to performing, the Riot Fest show ran with relative precision, with barely a pause between songs. Despite tossing the clock, [Paul] Westerberg and the boys finished precisely at 10:30 p.m. Everything on the set list was at least 23 years old. But the 25-song, 75-minute performance brimmed with energy and heart. Nostalgia it was, but there was nothing formulaic or phoned-in about it.

Looking like thrift-shop dandies with their splashy mismatched clothes and spiky hair, Westerberg and Stinson cracked jokes, blew a few lyrics, and laughed like they were just banging out tunes in their garage. They stayed loose but kept the pace brisk, with plenty of help from Freese's dynamic drumming and the bow-tied Minehan's concise lead guitar.

Westerberg's voice sounded appropriately rough and gritty on the opening "Takin' a Ride," the first song on the first Replacements album, "Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take out the Trash" (1981), and the sneering "Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out." But he also found the tenderness in a song ("Androgynous") that rhymes "kewpie dolls" with "urine stalls." [Chicago Tribune]

Chicago's Riot Fest (the second of three Riot Fests happening this year) wrapped up this past Sunday (9/15) with sets from The Replacements, Pixies, Rocket From the Crypt, Bob Mould, Mission of Burma, Quicksand, Touche Amore, Peelander-Z, Brand New, Best Coast and more. One set of pictures from that day is in this post, and a second set with more bands will be is up on BV Chicago soon.

If you haven't been keeping up with our Riot Fest Chicago coverage, check out day 1 pics, more day 1 pics, day 2 pics, and more day 2 pics. More of day 3 below...

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Against Me!

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Best Coast

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Saves The Day

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Suicidal Tendencies

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Brand New

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

AFI

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Pixies

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

The Replacements

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

Riot Fest 2013 - Day 3

More Riot Fest Chicago day 3 pictures, including shots of Rocket from the Crypt, Touche Amore, Quicksand, Peter Hook, Bob Mould, Mission of Burma, and more are up at BV Chicago.

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Comments (15)

mike muir looks like captain spaulding from house of 1000 corpses.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 10:55 AM

I really hope the Replacements tour. Any word on that front?

Posted by Brian | September 18, 2013 11:01 AM

mike muir looks like a zombie john fogerty

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 11:04 AM

Too many photos of the replacement Replacement.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 11:59 AM

it's a replacement of a replacement of a replacement of a replacement

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 12:15 PM

The Replacements are still 100X cooler than any band you like.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 12:25 PM

mike muir looks like louis ck

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 12:31 PM

now i know what paul bunyan's and betty boop's love child would look like. thanks, best coast.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 12:40 PM

The Replacements "reunion" is much more exciting than the Pixies nonsense that's been making the rounds for the last ten years.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 12:52 PM

Only a guy that has written some of the best songs of the last 30+ years can get away with dressing so badly....

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 1:04 PM

Look for word of a full 'Mats tour once the Riot Fest Denver shows are completed.

Until then:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqHLNAqFfGCLxCd1d6I4mPfYst769YVLt

Posted by Darnell | September 18, 2013 2:15 PM

"Only a guy that has written some of the best songs of the last 30+ years can get away with dressing so badly...."

Mike Muir

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 2:20 PM

I had NO IDEA Dan Zanes was the main Replacement. Glad he can do kids shows and still play "Alex Chilton"

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 2:36 PM

I'm not risking it. Flying out to Denver on Saturday!

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2013 4:52 PM

The way Lars ends the wars end with those last few notes almost makes it sound like he's playing the beginning for `To have and have not` from his solo project :)

Posted by Taliyah | October 15, 2013 7:08 AM

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