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Riot Fest releases sneak peak trailer for Jawbreaker documentary “Don’t Break Down”

Jawbreaker shook the world by announcing their reunion at this year’s Chicago Riot Fest, and the surprises continue from the legendary band. Riot Fest has released a sneak peak trailer for the upcoming documentary Don’t Break Down, which will follow the history of Jawbreakers formation, its evolution and the powerful impact and influence the band had on the punk rock and independent music scenes.

Check out the trailer below.

Whose making the pilgrimage to this years Riot Fest to see the mighty Jawbreaker return?



It’s official: Jawbreaker is back, and will play this year’s Riot Fest!

After years of rumors, speculation and teasers, California punk legends Jawbreaker have announced that they are finally reuniting. The band will play their first show in 21 years at this year’s Riot Fest as the headlining act on the festival’s final night on September 17th. More details on the fest can be found here.

It’s not clear if the Riot Fest performance will be a one-off, or if the reunion will result in a tour or new album. We’ll keep you posted as more details on Jawbreaker’s future come to light. The band broke up in 1996, a year after the release of their classic album Dear You.



Riot Fest not returning to Denver in 2017

By now you may have heard, but the organizers over at Riot Fest recently announced that they will not be bringing the festival to Denver in 2017 and for the near future. This decision comes as a result of the loss of fellow leader, Sean McKeough, who was cited as an integral part in allowing the event to move forward. Riot Fest will continue in Chicago, so it looks like everyone (including Toronto fans who are also missing out out future editions as well) will have to make the trek to Illinois to take part in the activities.

You can read a full statement by the festival organizers below.

This years edition will take place in Chicago, IL on September 15th-17th.



DS Photo Gallery: Riot Fest Chicago 2016 – Day 1 (NOFX, Refused, Off With Their Heads, The Specials and more)

We know you’ve been waiting patiently, boys and girls, but the wait is finally over!

Dying Scene was lucky enough to have boots on the ground at the Chicago installment of this year’s Riot Fest. We covered as much ground as we could, and chronicled some pretty intense performances throughout the course of the epic three-day festival. Today, we bring you coverage of day one, which included NOFX, The Specials, Refused, Off With Their Heads, and Dillinger Escape Plan. Check out our full gallery below, and stay tuned for coverage of days two and three in the very near future!

 



Converge, Tigers Jaw, others take on Misfits carpool karaoke at Riot Fest Denver

I’m sure you know by now, the original Misfits lineup got back together for a reunion set at Riot Fest Denver earlier this month. With that in mind, the guys behind metal talk show Two Minutes To Late Night decided to bring along a few bands for a special Misfits edition of carpool karaoke. Check out the video below.

In it, members of Converge, Murder By Death, Tigers Jaw, Sleigh Bells, Trap Them, and High Waisted take on the classic tune, “Hybrid Moments.” Fun stuff.

If you missed the special reunion by the Misfits in Denver, you have another chance this weekend at Riot Fest Chicago. Find more information on that right here.



Riot Fest announces special Garbage Pail Kids cards

Riot Fest organizers have announced something new for the upcoming Chicago edition of the festival taking place this weekend.  The festival has teamed up with Topps to release special Riot Fest Garbage Pail Kids cards that will only be available in very limited quantities at the festival.

The cards will feature bands and performers that will be at Riot Fest, including “Mad Milo” and “The Lawrence Harmed.”  You can see what will be going on all 8 cards in the series below, and check out more information here.



Riot Fest announces first ever live broadcast from upcoming Chicago dates

Riot Fest organizers have announced that the groundbreaking festival will be sending out a live broadcast to viewers from Douglas Park, the site of the Chicago edition of the festival, Riot Fest & Carnival.

In cahoots with the digital television network UphoricTV, the maiden broadcast is scheduled for 3pm (CST) on September 16th and will continue until September 18th, broadcasting select performances throughout the remainder of the weekend-long festival.

Viewers can watch the select performances via UphoricTV after subscribing to the UbhoricTV Youtube channel here.

In addition to the live performance broadcasts, UphoricTV has partnered with FLOOD Magazine to produce original content, interviews, behind the scenes reports, and more throughout the entire weekend. Exclusive video content can also been seen through UphoricTV’s Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as available as VOD after the festival via UphoricTV’s original video series “Artist Acess” on Verizon’s Go90 and YouTube.

The Riot Fest live broadcast schedule with participating artists will be announced via UphoricTV’s social media accounts on Thursday September 15, with updates throughout the weekend. This broadcast is in partnership with Chicago-based Cobra Productions and the producers of Riot Fest.



Riot Fest announces time schedule for Chicago

Riot Fest has announced the daily band schedules for Riot Fest & Rodeo in Chicago; September 16-18.

Riot Fest always has a great lineup. This year, in Douglas Park, you’ll see so many insanely awesome bands that it would take me too long to hyperlink all of them. Several different reunions will happen, including The Original Misfits, Thursday, Set Your Goals and Wolf Parade and those are just reunions. Pick your face up and check out the lineup below



Riot Fest announces time schedules for Denver dates

Riot Fest has announced the daily band schedules for Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver, September 2-4 at the National Western Complex.

Outside of several reunions, including The Original Misfits, Thursday, Set Your Goals and Wolf Parade, two bands will be performing their quintessential albums during Riot Fest & Rodeo 2016. Jane’s Addiction will perform Ritual De Lo Habitual in its entirety in Denver, The Hold Steady will also play Boys and Girls in America and Julian Marley will perform his father’s classic Exodus.

Other highlights include: Ween, Death Cab For Cutie, Sleater-Kinney, NAS, Deftones, Descendents, Wolf Parade, Yo La Tengo, Flatbush Zombies, Fitz and the Tantrums, Meat Puppets, The Dandy Warhols and Motion City Soundtrack.

The complete schedule for Riot Fest Denver can be found here, tickets can be bought here.



Riot Fest Chicago announces 2016 After Shows

Riot Fest organizers have announced the official After Shows for the festival’s 2016 stop in Chicago, Illinois. A few the bands playing these shows include Bad Religion, Agent OrangeSwingin’ Utters, Off With Their Heads, and The Specials.

The full schedule of After Shows for the 2016 edition of Riot Fest Chicago can be found below. You can grab tickets for these shows starting this Friday, August 19th at 10am CDT.



Riot Fest announces “Name Your Stage” Contest

The highly anticipated, rapidly growing and universally liked Riot Fest has just launched their latest experiment in the form of the “Name Your Stage” contest.

Riot Fest organizers are allowing attendees to enter their name into a drawing that will in turn grant the winner a chance to have one of two Riot Fest stages named after them. That’s right, folks! You could very well be running to catch your favorite band perform on the Drew Clapp Stage at 3:30 in Chicago, unless of course, YOU win!

To enter your name for the Chicago stage, sign up here.

To enter your name for the Denver stage, sign up here.



Riot Fest Denver announces 2016 After Shows

Riot Fest organizers have announced the official After Shows for the festival’s 2016 stop in Denver, Colorado. A few bands playing these shows include Lagwagon, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Lillingtons, The Aquabats, and Major Threat (a Minor Threat tribute ft. Dan Precision of 88 Fingers Louie).

The full schedule of After Shows for the 2016 edition of Riot Fest Denver can be found below. You can grab tickets for these shows when they go on sale this Friday, August 5th at 10am MDT.



Somos releases music video for “Problem Child”; prepare for tour, Bled Fest, Riot Fest

Boston’s Somos recently released their latest full length album “First Day Back” this past February through Hopeless Records and the material keeps coming out.

In case you missed it, you can still stream the entire album here, but today the band has released a new music video for their song “Problem Child”, which appears on “First Day Back. Check it out below.

Additionally, the band is headed out on tour this week leading up to Bled Fest over in Michigan on the 28th. You can have a look at all the tour dates below.



The Misfits’ original lineup to reunite for Riot Fest

What?! Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only are reuniting as The Misfits, with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar. As of now this is only for a few dates at Riot Fest but who knows what will happen.

More info on when and where they’ll be performing can be found below.

That said, the band’s upcoming release “Friday The 13th” is an EP of all Jerry Only-written songs (to drop June 17th). Their last release was “Vampire Girl” back in January.



The Lawrence Arms + Riot Fest team up for the “War On Christmas”

The Lawrence Arms and the folk who run Riot Fest have teamed up together to bring you The War on Christmas: a three day event at Chicago’s The Double Door featuring headlining sets by The Lawrence Arms and two opening acts each night based around a different theme. The opening acts include Off With Their Heads, Rapid, Red City Radio, TurnspitThe Methadones, and The Lippies.

You can find out more information on when the bands are playing and when tickets are available here.