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The Fest 2017 initial lineup: Against Me, Hot Water Music, Hum, Rainer Maria, Snapcase, more

Riot Fest isn't the only punk festival announcing its lineup this week. Gainesville's The Fest returns for its 16th year with Against Me! (playing Reinventing Axl Rose), Hot Water Music, Hum, Rainer Maria, The Lillingtons, Snapcase, Smoking Popes, Teenage Bottlerocket, Iron Reagan, 88 Fingers Louie, Beach Slang, and more...

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Riot Fest Chicago 2016 – Saturday pics & review (Morrissey, Death Cab, Brand New, Fucked Up, Hives & more)

The second day of Riot Fest Chicago (September 17) featured sets from Morrissey, Death Cab for Cutie, Brand New, Social Distortion...

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Smoking Popes’ original lineup release first new music since 1998

'90s-era rockers Smoking Popes have been back in action and doing cool stuff for over a decade now, but it wasn't until last year that drummer Mike Felumlee rejoined, making for a full reunion of the original lineup. The band has now put out a new two-song single...

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Riot Fests add Flaming Lips, Sleater-Kinney, Julie Ruin & more, single-day lineups

Also: Julian Marley playing 'Exodus,' Gogol Bordello, The Lillingtons, The Bronx, 2 Chainz and more added.

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Riot Fest lineups (Sleater-Kinney, Wolf Parade, Descendents, Thursday, Brand New, Morrissey, Deftones, DCFC, more)

You already knew that Riot Fest Denver and Chicago would include a Misfits reunion with Danzig, Doyle and Jerry; and now the full lineups for those fests have been announced...

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Replacements on tour, played Rubber Tracks Boston show, Chicago w/ Smoking Popes (pics, setlist, video of new song)

Make no mistake, by most standards the show was a bit of a mess, full of missed cues, flubbed lines and plenty of fooling around. Westerberg conspicuously avoided nearly all of his most heartfelt ballads, and he and the band gleefully sabotaged some of their most popular tracks, kicking "I Will Dare" into double time or tacking on a taste of the bubblegum ditty "My Boy Lollipop" to the end of an otherwise blazing "Bastards of Young...

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Treasure Fleet releasing a new LP (stream the new single)

Treasure Fleet, the Chicago band featuring members of The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms and The Smoking Popes who put their punk spin on '60s mod/psych pop, will release the followup to 2012's Future Ways this y...

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Derek Grant (Alkaline Trio) releasing debut solo album (listen)

Derek Grant, who's been Alkaline Trio's drummer since 2001, drummed in The Suicide Machines from '92-'98, and has filled in with The Vandals, Face to Face, The Gaslight Anthem and others, will release his debut solo album, Breakdown, this week (1/20) via Red Scare...

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Owen releasing a covers album, shares Smoking Popes cover; American Football “wouldn’t rule out” new material

American Football's secret Chicago show in August (more by Jeff Ryan)

As you might have heard, American Football are reunited this year (and they just added four New Year's shows in Chicago), but singer Mike Kinsella is keeping busy in other ways too...

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9 of the best ’90s bands you didn’t think were the best ’90s bands and the awesome stuff they’re doing now

It's no secret that the '90s are all the rage right now. The internet (and maybe even your real life) is filled with nostalgia for everything from Pogs to Nickelodeon cartoons to Tamagotchis and this reality check from The Onion that the '90s weren't only Pogs, Nickelodeon cartoons and Tamagotchis...

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