For the boygenius portion of their set, Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus mixed the setlist up a little bit at their Seattle, WA show, adding a cover of Dixie Chicks' Calgon commercial-referencing 1999 song "Cowboy Take Me Away."
25 hand-picked musicians form five ad-hoc bands who must write songs and perform them the same day. Members of Phony Ppl, Jets to Brazil, Dirty Projectors, PC Worship and more will also be part of this year's Brooklyn Rock Lottery.
Bleachers, Hayley Kiyoko, Rostam, Jacqueline Novak, Sasheer Zamata, and "very special guests" round out the lineup for the variety show, which is a benefit for homeless LGBTQ youth centers in NYC and Detroit.
New Yorker publisher David Remnick announced he'd "changed his mind" about the headlining interview in a memo to staff, following backlash and Judd Apatow, John Mulaney, Jack Antonoff, Patton Oswalt, and Jim Carey dropping off the lineup.
The stacked Riot Fest also includes Blondie, Interpol, Alkaline Trio, Father John Misty, Bad Religion, The Wonder Years, Cat Power, Hot Snakes, Johnny Marr, Superchunk, Dillinger Four, Piebald, and more.
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