The Music Beat

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 …

The Music Beat

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, …

Music

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 …

Art

A retaining wall between the grass and the beach of Loyola Park is more than just 600 feet of concrete. Twenty seven years ago local artists took it over, founding The Artists of the Wall …