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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

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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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