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Someone needs to go back in time and tell high school Mary Grace she not only gets to cover Riot Fest but also photograph and interview a few of her favorite musicians along the way. …

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Chicago’s annual gathering of the punks — more commonly known as Riot Fest — took place at Douglas Park Sept. 13-15. The three-day alternative music festival with the tagline “Riot Fest sucks” celebrated its 15th …

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Guitar solos and classic tracks commanded the airwaves on the third and final day of Riot Fest. Fest-goers who had attended the past two days had settled in with a solid lay of the land …

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Masses of punks, rockers and skaters gathered for day two of Riot Fest ready for another day of musically-induced chaos — in the best way possible.  The near-clear skies made for a hotter day than …

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Carnival lights lit up Douglas Park welcoming fans of alternative and rock music young and old to day one of Riot Fest. The three-day festival is celebrating its 15th year of providing an end-of-summer bash …

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I’m so glad I have friends with such good music taste. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t have known about The Growlers. It can take me a minute to warm up to new artists, …

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“I hope all is well,” Tyler, The Creator said to his rowdy audience at the Credit Union 1 Arena (525 S. Racine Ave.) Sept. 4. Of course they were well — they were in the …

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For the 15th year, alternative music fans should prepare themselves for a weekend of moshing, headbanging and screaming along to headliners Blink-182, Slayer and Bikini Kill at Riot Fest Sept. 13-15 at Douglas Park (1401 …