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Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath Covers No Use for a Name At Riot Fest

Posted in Riot Fest,Rise Against by Jaime Black on September 17th, 2012

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Towards the end of the band’s headlining set at Riot Fest on Saturday night, Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath performed an acoustic cover of No Use for a Name‘s “For Fiona.” Find video of that performance, captured onstage by CVU, below. And watch for a review of the two day punk festival to post this week via Illinois Entertainer.

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Chicago Edition Of Riot Fest Announces Second Wave Of Acts

Posted in Riot Fest by Jaime Black on June 20th, 2012

The Chicago edition of Riot Fest 2012 has announced its second wave of bands, including locals like Chicago punks Pegboy and The Infected. Those groups join previously-announced Chicago artists like Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, and White Mystery. Single day tickets for the festival, happening Friday, September 14th at Congress Theater and Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16th at Humboldt Park, go on-sale today at 10:00AM.

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Riot Fest 2012 Announces Line-Up, New Carnival Status

Posted in Alkaline Trio,Riot Fest,Rise Against by Jaime Black on May 15th, 2012

Following last week’s tease, the first wave of Riot Fest 2012 acts has been announced, including Chicago talent like Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, and more. The festival/carnival happens September 14th through 16th in Humboldt Park, with opening night taking place at the Congress Theater. Check out the announced line-up below and snag early discount tickets here,  and watch for more on Riot Fest 2012 right here at CVU.

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Riot Fest Announces Impending Riot Fest Announcement

Posted in Riot Fest by Jaime Black on May 11th, 2012

Riot Fest

Annual punk rock jamboree Riot Fest has announced the impending line-up reveal for the 2012 Chicago edition of the festival. That tease comes in a blog post entitled Get ready for Monday everybody. Find that entry below, and watch for more from Riot Fest 2012 right here at CVU.

Hello everyone, one real quick communiqué before you head out to enjoy the nice almost-summer weekend, we want you to keep your eyes on RiotFest.org when you get back to the real world on Monday. We’re going to be announcing a couple of super exciting things across the whole day, culminating at the stroke of Midnight, Tuesday May 15 with our first lineup announcement for Chicago. Now get outside and enjoy the weekend!

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Local 101 Audio Archive: Scott Lucas (Local H, Scott Lucas & The Married Men) & Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms)!

Last night on Q101‘s Local 101, Scott Lucas of Local H and Scott Lucas & The Married Men and Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms were guests on the program. Show host Chris Payne interviewed both artists in advance of upcoming events, with Local H playing out this Saturday, October 2nd, at Beat Kitchen and The Married Men hitting Empty Bottle Tuesday, October 26th for a free show with RSVP to rsvp@emptybottle.com. Kelly, meanwhile, performs at Metro on Thursday, October 7th, for a solo acoustic performance, before joining up with The Lawrence Arms Friday, October 8th, for a full band show at Congress Theater. Both Kelly’s solo performance and TLA’s Congress set come as part of this year’s Riot Fest events. To listen to the interviews from last night, click on the streaming players below.

Scott Lucas

First off, Scott Lucas checks in with Local 101 for a two-part interview (one stream in the media player below), about the two EPs he’s set to drop on October 19th, from Local H (Local H’s Awesome Mix Tape #1) and his Married Men project (The Absolute Beginners EP). Lucas reveals the thinking behind releasing two EPs on the same date, in addition to discussing the origins of Local H releasing an all-covers effort. The frontman also shares the reasoning for quickly following The Married Men’s debut full length with an EP less than a year later, as well as the motivation behind covering a Local H song (“Hey Rita”) for a Married Men release. Stream that Local 101 interview below.

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The Lawrence Arms

Also from last night’s Local 101, Chris Payne checks in with Lawrence Arms frontman Brendan Kelly about his upcoming performances as part of this year’s Riot Fest. The vocalist explains why Chicago is the ideal location for his band, in addition to shedding light on his Static Age program on Chicago music program JBTV. Click on the player below to hear that interview.

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Local 101 Imeem Audio Archive: Riot Fest

Posted in Alkaline Trio,Riot Fest by Jaime Black on October 12th, 2009

Local 101 host Chris Payne‘s interviews with talent from this year’s Riot Fest are up now at The Local 101 imeem page. Head over and stream interviews with Riot Mike, Alkaline Trio, The Bomb, Shot Baker, and Das Kapital!

And check back weekly, as The Local 101 Imeem Audio Archive is constantly being updated with interviews featuring Chicago’s premiere talent!

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