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.
This week's edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio features music from Iceage, Camp Cope, The Internet, Hop Along, Radiohead, The Kinks, Sleater-Kinney, Slowdive, Speedy Ortiz, Suicidal Tendencies, a whole bunch of Urinals covers, and more.
The Thermals are no more, but bassist/backing vocalist Kathy Foster is staying busy with her solo project, Roseblood, who just played their first two shows with new drummer Janet Weiss (of Sleater-Kinney), opening for Speedy Ortiz.
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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