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DS Photo Gallery: Riot Fest Chicago – Day 3 (Jawbreaker, Hot Water Music, The Flatliners, The Menzingers and more)

The weekend of September 15-17 saw the annual return of Riot Fest. Riot Fest 2017 was held for the 12th consecutive year in Chicago and for the third consecutive year in Douglas Park. Once again, Riot Fest saw an eclectic crowd turn out, including multiple generations of families. You can check out our coverage of day one here and our shots from day two here, but we, like Riot Fest organizers this year, certainly saved the best for last. 

While last year’s Riot Fest included a Danzig-led Misfits reunion that was noteworthy in its own right, this year’s headline reunion band felt somewhat bigger and more important in a lot of ways. There’s a giant faction of the punk rock scene that’s effectively been the House That Jawbreaker built, and that was certainly reflected in this particular day’s lineup. There’s a direct sonic and stylistic connection from newly-reformed trio, playing only their third show in over two decades, to bands like Hot Water Music to more recent torch-bearers like The Flatliners and The Menzingers. All of the above were on display on a hot and sweaty third-and-final day of Riot Fest 2017, marking a notable past, present and future that seemed to find each generation drawing inspiration from the others.

But wait, there was plenty of other punk rock history to go around! GWAR have kept on keeping on following the death of frontmonster Dave Brockie a few years ago, and have been Riot Fest regulars for years. The Mighty Mighty Bosstones made another stop on their Let’s Face It 20-year celebration shows that’ll wind down with this year’s Hometown Throwdown around Christmastime. Pennywise, who will be celebrating their thirtieth birthday as a band next year, played one of the weekend’s best-received sets. Check out our full photo rundown below!



ROAM stream new track “Guilty Melody” from upcoming album

UK pop-punk group ROAM are streaming their new track “Guilty Melody” via their YouTube page. You can listen to it below.

The track is taken from the band’s upcoming second album titled Great Heights & Nosedives set to release on October 13 via Hopeless Records.



Band Spotlight: Dangerface (Norway/Punk)


Ladies and gentlemen; get acquainted with the boys from Norway’s Dangerface.

Hailing from the town of Stavangar (which sounds like a bitchin’ viking final resting place, or hidden realm of Asgardian warriors), Dangerface combine a disharmonic, low gain guitar attack with vicious speed and gritty vocals that get to the goddamn point with no emotional ambiguity. The band claims The Bronx and Gallows as influences, while fans of The International Noise Conspiracy and Refused are going to detect DNA from those acts in the snarly, low fidelty assault of Dangerface.

The band is putting together their deubt LP, poised for a release sometime around March of 2018. Until then, check out “Wolves”, “Broken Man” and “Get Loud” on the bands Bandcamp page. Below is my personal favorite, “Wolves”. Comment, and let us know which track you’re into.



New Pennywise record coming in 2018

Great news from the Pennywise camp – frontman Jim Lindberg has confirmed a new album in 2018!

In an interview with the Punkanormal Podcast, Lindberg says the new album is finishing production and is expected to be released early in 2018. Pennywise released Yesterdays in July of 2015 on Epitaph, featuring previously unheard material written by the late Jason Thirsk.

Lindberg also updates on his side project Wraths, planning a new record and tour in 2018 as well. Check out the podcast with the interview below, starting at around 1:06. Stay tuned for more details.



Bike Tuff release music video for “My Life Is Over”

Michigan’s Bike Tuff have released a video for a new song titled “My Life Is Over,” which is taken from their upcoming split 7″ with Sharkanoid.

You can give it a listen below.

The Bike Tuff/Sharkanoid split is set to be released on October 27th, 2017 via Between the Days Records.  They last released Kamea on October 18th, 2016, also via Between the Days.



Iron Chic streams new song “Planes, Chest Pains, and Automobiles”

Long Island punks Iron Chic are streaming a new track called “Planes, Chest Pains, and Automobiles” off their upcoming album You Can’t Stay Here, out October 13th via Side One Dummy Records. Give it a listen below.

Iron Chic last released The Constant One in 2013 via Bridge Nine Records.



The Run Up (Punk) announce debut album, release music video for first single “WKND”

Bristol punk act The Run Up have announced that they will be releasing their debut self-titled album on November 15th via Real Ghost Records (UK), Get Party Records (CA) and Amistand (CH).

The band has also released a video for their first single “WKND.”  You can check that out below.

The Run Up last released the “Sink or Swallow/North” EP on April 21st, 2017.



Against Me! covers Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream”

Against Me! recently paid tribute to the late great Tom Petty at their stop in Cleveland on their current tour.  Check out the video below to hear Laura Jane Grace speak about the influence Tom Petty had on her before the band tears through “Runnin’ Down A Dream.”

Against Me! last released the “Stabitha Christie” 7-inch earlier this year via Total Treble Records.



Sharp/Shock (punk) release music video for “Troublemaker”

California’s Sharp/Shock have released a music video for their song “Troublemaker.”

You can check it out below.

“Troublemaker” comes from the bands’ latest album Unlearn Everything, which was released on June 10th, 2016 via Heart & Skull Records.



Check out the new hardcore and punk inspired web series “The Lowlands”

Here’s something different for you all to check out.  Matt McIntosh, known for his work with Hatebreed, Deathkiller and The Eventide, has created a new web series called “The Lowlands.”  The series is set in 1985 New England and follows the travails of a group of teenage friends in and around the burgeoning hardcore-punk movement of the era.  It features the cut-and-paste aesthetic and era-specific music that typified 1980s underground culture.  You can check out the first 4 episodes below.



Cope (UK Hardcore) stream “Many Faces” ahead of EP

London hardcore quintet Cope release new EP “Tooth & Nail” on October 13th. Following streaming the title track, the band are streaming another song, “Many Faces”, ahead of Friday’s release.

You can listen to the track below.



The Split Seconds release video for “Falling In A Dream”

Washington DC pop punks The Split Seconds have released a video for “Falling In A Dream”, from their recent album “Center Of Attention”, released back in March via Altercation Records.

The video premiered earlier today on Blank TV. You can watch it below.



Groezrock to take year off in 2018

Long running Belgian punk and hardcore festival Groezrock won’t take place next year. The organizers have released a statement to say they will take a break in 2018, but will return in 2019.

You can read the full statement about the decision below.



Svetlanas contribute to compilation with cover of “Born To Be Wild”

Svetlanas, who are currently on tour in the US in support of the re-release of their “This Is Moscow Not LA” album, have contributed a distinctive cover of “Born To The Wild” to a compilation by Posh Boy Records.

You can listen to the track (and buy the album) on iTunes now.



NOi!SE working on new album

Tacoma, WA streetpunks NOi!SE have posted a video update of them working on a new album.

You can watch it here.

“The Real Enemy” the band’s first full-length came out October 21, 2016 through Pirates Press Records.