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this is one of 10 albums being performed in full at Riot Fest
Weezer

The killer lineups for Chicago and Denver's Riot Fests were announced this week, and as if having tons of classic bands wasn't enough, the festival has now announced then ten of those bands will perform one of their classic albums in full. It's in celebration of the festival's 10th anniversary (they're calling it "10 Years. 10 Essential Albums.") and includes Jane's Addiction playing their 1988 major label debut, Nothing's Shocking, The Offspring playing their 20-year old Smash (which they're also doing on tour this year), Weezer playing The Blue Album (which also turned 20 this year), NOFX is doing Punk In Drublic (turning 20 in July), Slayer will play their thrash masterpiece Reign In Blood, Danzig's post-Misfits band Samhain are playing their debut, Initium, Descendents play their highly influential debut Milo Goes to College, Naked Raygun play their debut Throb Throb, and The Get Up Kids will play emo/pop punk classic Something To Write Home About, plus one more TBA. Nicely done, Riot Fest.

All ten of the albums will be played at Chicago's Riot Fest, and Weezer, Slayer and NOFX will do it again in Denver. You can still get tickets to Chicago and Denver.

"10 Years. 10 Essential Albums." flyer below...

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Riot Fest

The initial lineup for Riot Fest Toronto was recently announced, and since then the Riot Fest Chicago (Sept. 12-14) and Riot Fest Denver (Sept. 19-21) lineups were announced as well.

Chicago has The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, Tegan & Sara, Metric, the reunited Samhain (!), Cheap Trick, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Patti Smith, Taking Back Sunday, Mastodon, Afghan Whigs, Naked Raygun, Cock Sparrer, Superchunk, Lucero, Murder City Devils, Mudhoney, Failure, Hot Snakes, Thurston Moore, Get Up Kids, Kurt Vile, Wavves, ALL, Mineral, Title Fight, Samiam, Menzingers, Front Bottoms, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers and many more. Tickets are on sale now.

Denver also has The Cure, The National, Weezer, Social Distortion, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Taking Back Sunday, Lucero, Failure, Hot Snakes, ALL, Mineral, Menzingers, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers plus Primus, TV on the Radio, Glassjaw, Bob Mould, Violent Femmes and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full Chicago and Denver lineups below...

Continue reading "Riot Fest 2014 Chicago & Denver lineups (The Cure, Samhain, Patti Smith, Get Up Kids, Wu-Tang, Flaming Lips, MANY more)"

Iggy and the Stooges at SXSW 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
Iggy Pop

We've talked about the epic Riot Fest Chicago more than a few times lately, but as mentioned, there are also (only slightly less epic) Riot Fests happening in Toronto and Denver this year.

The Toronto one happens from August 24-25 in Fort York and features sets from The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges, The Weakerthans, Rocket from the Crypt, Dinosaur Jr., Best Coast, The Flatliners, and Single Mothers (who all play day 2). Tickets for that day are on sale now. Flyer below.

The Denver one happens from September 21 to 22 at May Farms and features sets from The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges, AFI, Brand New, Rocket From the Crypt, Guided by Voices, The Dismemberment Plan, Superchunk, Against Me!, Best Coast, Minus the Bear, Chuck Ragan, Bosnian Rainbows, This Will Destroy You, Touche Amore, Single Mothers and more on day 1; and blink-182, Rancid, Public Enemy, Matt & Kim, FLAG, Bad Religion, Yo La Tengo, Naked Raygun, Stars, Peelander-Z, Off With Their Heads, and more on day 2. Tickets (2-day passes and single day tickets) are on sale now. Full day-by-day lineup below.

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The Fest 11

The Fest is back for round 11 (!) adding bands from across the spectrum of punk rock for the multi-day Gainesville, Florida extravaganza. The Fest announced its initial lineup earlier this month but has doubled that number, bringing the total tally to a whopping 217, and there are more to go! The lineup includes Lagwagon, Naked Raygun, Baroness, Red Fang, Off with Their Heads, Torche, Valient Thorr, 7 Seconds, F.Y.P., Braid, Titus Andronicus, Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Frank Turner and many more (see below). Tickets are now on sale (and sold out quick last year).

Full lineup is below, expect to see some surprises at The Fest as well; Sleepytime Trio reunited there last year.

Continue reading "The Fest returns to Gainesville in 2012 --- lineup & tickets"

Dead Milkmen @ Fun Fun Fun Fest 2008 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Dead Milkmen

The NYC Descendents / Suicide Machines show is one day before both bands descend upon the first-ever Riot Fest East at Festival Pier in Philly on 9/24! The killer lineup also includes Dead Milkmen, Naked Raygun, X (playing Los Angeles in full like they'll do two nights in NYC), Hot Water Music, Weston, Samiam, Plow United, The Menzingers (who play Santos on 6/24), Excitebike, Shot Baker, Larry and His Flask, The Holy Mess and more. Tickets for the Philly festival go on sale Friday (6/24) at 10 AM. A Flier and more info below.

Riot Fest East is also one day of the 2nd annual Philly F/M Festival: "A Four Day Event To Promote Music and Film In The City of Brotherly Love To Occur Thursday, Sept 22nd - Sunday, Sept 25th 2011."

The second annual festival will take place over four days, largely in the Fishtown / Northern Liberties neighborhoods of Philadelphia, which in recent years have become a cultural center for music and arts in the city. This year's festival will feature over 15 indoor and outdoor venues with capacities between 100-5,000. Participating venues include: The Festival Pier, Trocadero Theater, TLA, World Café Live and The Ukie Club.

Modeled after successful long-standing events such as SXSW and CMJ, Philly F/M looks to establish itself as the premiere multi-venue music and film festival for the U.S. East Coast entertainment and tourism market. Last year's festival took place in 30 venues with 300 artists and over 60 films from around the world. Philly F/M 2010 attracted 13,000 visitors across all events with little or no "headline" artists. This year the festival will host at least fifteen 'headline-level' artists of all music genres, more than 100 artists total. Attendance projections for the festival is more than 25,000 paid attendees, which will include a core group of at least 5,000 all-access badge holders.

The whole initial F/M lineup and Riot Fest too, below...

Continue reading "Philly gets a Riot Fest (which is part of the F/M Festival) -- lineup announcements"

photos by Tim Griffin

"ha! i saw naked raygun and paint it black tonight, and a bunch of other people watched the VMAs. i win! p.s. they played Suspect Device." -red_menace

Naked Raygun

"By the time Naked Raygun took the [Music Hall of Williamsburg] stage on Saturday night,] the crowd was packed in, amped up and ready to go once more. I'm sorry to say that I only own two Naked Raygun albums, "Jettison" and "Basement Screams". After reading "American Hardcore" they were one of the bands I sought out and thanks to a couple reader reviews on Amazon I went with "Jettison". I've since ordered "All Rise" on vinyl but am still waiting for it to come in the mail. Truthfully I probably should've started there first as it was the obvious crowd favorite of the night. Naked Raygun were awesome. They proved that you can have the snottiness of early hardcore while still taking your music in unexpected directions. As mentioned previously these Chicago natives had their whoah oh ohs in fucking order. I'm pretty sure I saw the dude from the cover of the Circle Jerks albums in the pit too. Although he had gone gray and put on a couple pounds. But seriously they played a hell of a set. They were funny guys too, mocking Brooklyn before even starting their first track. Like I said I only own a couple of their albums but from what I remember the highlights of their set included Home of the Brave, Knock Me Down, I Lie (2nd encore), Peacemaker, Backlash Jack, Soldier's Requiem, Walk In Cold, Surf Combat, and my favorite of the night Treason."
[Frankenstein Sound System]
Shot Baker and Paint it Black opened the Saturday night show (9/12) at Music Hall of Williamsburg which was part of a 5-date tour. They also played Maxwell's on Sunday (9/13), and The Ottobar in Baltimore on Friday (9/11)...
"Paint it Black nearly stole the show... and Naked Raygun's John Pezzazi even stepped out with them for their closing number, a moment which Paint it Black's Dan Yemin noted before leaving the stage as being "the greatest moment of my adult life."" [vBoogieman]
Paint it Black also played Highline Ballroom with Propagandhi in March. Video from the NJ Naked Raygun show and more pictures from Brooklyn, below...

Continue reading "Naked Raygun played MHOW (pics) & Maxwell's (video) "

Naked Raygun

tonight in NYC
* DANCE
* Chuck Berry @ BB King's
* Phoenix & Kid Cudi @ Terminal 5
* The Angry Samoans @ Southpaw
* The Feelies @ Bearsville Theater
* Holy Ghost! (DJ) @ Santos Party House
* Kings of Leon, Glasvegas @ Izod Center
* Telefon Tel Aviv, The Race @ Mercury Lounge
* All Tomorrow's Parties @ Kutshers Country Club
* The Spits, Woven Bones, Liquor Store @ Cake Shop
* Super Furry Animals, The March Fourth @ Maxwell's
* Acrylics, The Tony Castles, Mr. Dream @ Union Pool
* The Loom, Hanne Hukkelberg, Sydney Price @ Sycamore
* NY Gypsy Fest w/ Sway Machinery @ South Street Seaport
* Trey Anastasio & New York Philharmonic @ Carnegie Hall
* Theophilus London, BLK JKS, Wild Yaks @ Santos Party House
* Care Bears On Fire, Blame The Patient, BYS @ The Bell House
* Diego Garcia (of Elefant), Contramano, Linfinity @ 92YTribeca
* The Hood Internet, Car Stereo (Wars), DJ Mr. F @ The Bell House
* Moving Sounds Fest w/ Music for 18 Musicians @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
* Mucca Pazza, Beat Circus, Larkin Grimm @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
* Mos Def, Jay Electronica, Medina Green @ Beach at Governors Island
* Wordless Music w/ Destroyer, Loscil, JACK Quartet @ Miller Theatre
* Naked Raygun, Paint It Black, Shot Baker @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Extra Life, Lichens, Pygmy Shrews, Seth, Up Died Sound @ Death By Audio
* Hymns, Eric & The Truthseekers, Jessie Murphy in the Woods @ Living Room
* Glass Candy, Eamon Harkin, Justin Carter, Mike Simonetti @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Real Estate, Desolation Wilderness, Zola Jesus, Big Troubles @ Silent Barn
* Experimental Dental School, Le Rug, Lionshare, DJ Ducktails Arcade Dynamics @ Market Hotel
* Nakatomi Plaza, Cities For Small Towns, Lemuria, I Am Champagne, Man Without Plan, Ludlow Lions, more @ Shea Stadium

If you're at ATP NY's second day, you're seeing Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Sufjan Stevens, Melvins, Circulatory System...the list goes on. WFMU will be broadcasting from the concert from 6pm-midnight. Their first broadcasted set will be Panda Bear which actually happened last night. This is the schedule:

Saturday, September 12 (Eastern Time listings)
6:00 PM Panda Bear
7:15 PM Grouper
8:15 PM Black Dice
9:15 PM Antipop Consortium
10:15 PM Atlas Sound
11:15 PM Akron Family
Old school punks The Angry Samoans play Southpaw tonight. Tomorrow the venue hosts The Feelies, who are upstate at Bearsville Theater tonight.

Naked Raygun, not to be confused with pictures of naked girls with rayguns, play with Dan Yemin & Paint It Black and Shot Baker at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight.

BLK JKS, whose debut LP just came out earlier this week, have been added to the bill of the Theophilus London/Wild Yaks show at Santos.

Aerosmith and ZZ Top were supposed to be playing PNC Bank Arts Center today.

Telefon Tel Aviv plays a second night in NYC at Mercury Lounge with The Race.

Super Furry Animals do their Welsh psych-rock at Maxwell's with The March Fourth opening. Last night they were at Highline Ballroom.

Experimental Dental School play Market Hotel with Le Rug, Grandchildren, DJ Ducktails Arcade Dynamics (Matt and Etienne of Real Estate) and more. A short distance away, those guys rejoin Real Estate for a show at Silent Barn with Desolation Wilderness, Zola Jesus and Big Troubles.

Mos Def comes to the Beach at Governors Island.

The new Knitting Factory Brooklyn hosts Mucca Pazza, Beat Circus and Larkin Grimm.

Moving Sounds Festival is happening at (Le) Poisson Rouge tonight, Sunday and Monday. Tonight's program includes Mantra Percussion ensemble performing Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians. Monday's bill gets JACK Quartet, who play tonight at Miller Theatre (the last show in the Wordless co-presented series there). They open for Dan Bejar (Destroyer) and Loscil.

Walk around the Maze at Death By Audio with music from Extra Life, Lichens, Pygmy Shrews, Seth and Up Died Sound.

It's the last show ever for Nakatomi Plaza. They play Shea Stadium with Cities For Small Towns, Lemuria and more.

Bill got a video of The Intelligence at Market Hotel last night. Watch it below...

What else?

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by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: Cock Sparrer - "Spirit of '76" (MP3)

Cock Sparrer

First of all, Riot Fest Chicago is not a celebration commemorating the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention. There are no cops in attendance (unsympathetic ones anyway), and no one is there to "set the record straight".

In 2005 Mike Petryshyn started Riot Fest... With one eye on the legendary Chicago punk scene and the other on the bands that inspire them, he started building the festival, with an ambitious multiple show/venue format despite his inexperience. He put special emphasis on reuniting influential punk and underground bands who hadn't shared the stage in years and Chicago's rich punk history has always been a huge part of the Riot Fest roster, this year 11 bands from the area are confirmed so far.
Year five of Riot Fest in Chicago is systems-go from Oct 7th-12th and with an enviable punk rock lineup of Butthole Surfers, Naked Raygun, Cock Sparrer, Dead Milkmen, Murder City Devils, NOFX, 88 Fingers Louie, Screeching Weasel, Pegboy, Off With Their Heads, and many many more. Full lineup and flyer (with New Bomb Turks not listed) is below.

Besides the obvious awesomeness of Naked Raygun, who played their first reunion gig at Riot Fest in 2006 (and who are playing NYC soon, tickets on sale), and a few key others, one exciting band on the lineup is the UK's Oi! pioneers Cock Sparrer:

Cock Sparrer (initially Cock Sparrow) are a punk rock band formed in 1974 in the East End of London, England. Although they never enjoyed much commercial success, the band is considered one of the most influential streetpunk bands in history, helping pave the way for the late-1970s punk scene and the Oi! subgenre. Their style was influenced by pub rock, glam rock and raw 1960s beat music as delivered by bands like The Small Faces and The Who. Their lyrics mostly dealt with topics related to the daily lives of working class people.
Cock Sparrer recently played Chaos in Tejas. Riot Fest and a two night stand at The Great American Music Hall in San Fran are currently the only US dates that the band has lined up for the future (dates below).

Cock Sparrer just released their first album in 10 years, Here We Stand, which washed up on US shores last month via Pirates Press. The 14 track LP was recorded by Pat Collier (The Vibrators) and mixed by Lars Fredriksen (Rancid) and includes "Spirit of '76" which is downloadable above.

Meanwhile, Riot Fest is also spreading it's wings out west to bring Los Angeles it's own taste from November 12-14. Lineups are to be announced, but look for those bands at the participating stages of The Palladium, The Wiltern, Key Club and The Roxy. More details are to come.

Continue reading "Riot Fest Chicago - 2009 lineup (Cock Sparrer, Dead Milkmen, Butthole Surfers, Naked Raygun, Murder City Devils & more) "

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Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for both NYC-area Naked Raygun shows: Maxwell's & Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the De La Soul show at Nokia Theatre.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Boredoms show at Terminal 5.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Gossip show at Terminal 5.

The Airborne Toxic Event are playing Webster Hall on October 15th. Tickets are on sale (@ noon).

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Dirty Three show happening at Bowery Ballroom.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Pete Yorn show at Wellmont Theater.

Tickets are on sale (@ noon) for the Francis and the Lights show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The show is doubling at the Siren Festival afterparty. The full Siren lineup was announced this week.

Jesus Lizard tickets went on sale too.

Naked Raygun video below...

Continue reading "Naked Raygun, De La Soul, Boredoms, Gossip, Dirty Three, Warlocks & other tix"

Naked Raygun

"Naked Raygun is a Chicago-based punk rock group. Initially active from 1980 to about 1992, Naked Raygun had several short-lived reunions afterwards and a full-time reformation in 2006." [Wikipedia]
Since playing their first reunion show at Riot Fest in Chicago, the band has have toured the West Coast, played more shows in Chicago, released a DVD, and even written some new songs. Naked Raygun have NOT yet been east. That changes in September when they'll visit Boston, Philly, Baltimore, Hoboken, and Brooklyn for five reunion shows. Shot Baker opens all of the shows. Paint it Black opens four of them. Tickets for both NYC-area shows go on sale Friday at noon. All dates below...

Continue reading "Naked Raygun is bringing the reunion east for 5 shows! ----- (4 w/ Paint it Black) - 2009 Tour Dates"