Chicago punk (and more) festival Riot Fest recently debuted their new livestream series, "Riot Fest at Home," as we weather our extended stay at home without shows to go to. Last week they hosted acoustic sets from The Lawrence Arms' Brendan Kelly and The Smoking Popes' Josh Caterer, and now they've announced the lineup for this week (and beyond).
Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years appears for a Q&A on Thursday (4/30) on Instagram, and John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday and Straylight Run is doing an acoustic set on Friday (5/1) on Facebook, and the announcement says he'll be joined by other Straylight Run members too. Both streams start at 7 PM ET (6 PM CT).
UPDATE: Actually, it will be a full Straylight Run reunion!
Beyond that, Riot Fest will be hosting Microwave (5/14), Chris Conley of Saves the Day (5/15), Dustin Kensrue of Thrice (5/21), Sleep on It (5/28), and more. Poster below. Stay tuned for further details about those and other Riot Fest livestreams, and check out our constantly updated daily livestream roundups for even more stuff to watch.
There haven't been any updates on the status of Riot Fest's 2020 edition in Chicago, currently scheduled for September 11-13, with My Chemical Romance booked to headline, but stay tuned.
Speaking of Thrice, drummer Riley Breckenridge told us about seven albums getting him through quarantine.
Check out pictures of The Wonder Years from Riot Fest 2018 in the gallery below.