Weezer covered blink-182 (who were absent from the festival because of drummer Travis Barker's health issues), Pussy Riot addressed the absence of Pyotr Verzilov (who is in recovery from a reported poisoning), and more from the first day of Chicago's Riot Fest.
Ishmael ”Butterfly” Butler of Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets is also one half of Knife Knights with longtime Shabazz collaborator Erik Blood. You can stream their debut album and watch the Dean Blunt-directed video for ”Low Key,” which features Shabazz Palaces...
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.
We're really sad to hear the news that the awesome Texas festival Sound on Sound is cancelling its 2017 edition "due to several recent roadblocks outside of [their] control." Here's the full statement...
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