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Riot Fest 2019 Photo Gallery: Patti Smith, The B-52s, Slayer, Bikini Kill, Village People, Anthrax

29 days ago   |   By Consequence of Sound

Summer is just about over, but Riot Fest brought the heat for three jam-packed days of music and moshing .
From perennial faves like The Flaming Lips , to recently reunited OGs Bikini Kill , and “farewell, Chicago” sets from Slayer and The B-52s , Riot Fest brought an eclectic mix of acts to Douglas Park to celebrate the festival's 15th anniversary.
Photographer Heather Kaplan was on site to capture the best of the fest-the macho men, the riot grrrls, and everyone in between. Slip on your Vans and throw up the Wu, it's time to relive all the fun in our comprehensive photo gallery.
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Slayer Kills Chicago: Riot Fest 2019 Festival Review

Slayer Kills Chicago: Riot Fest 2019 Festival Review

29 days ago   |   By Consequence of Sound

Beyond the Gates: It's difficult not to compare last month's Lollapalooza and this weekend's Riot Fest. While the former operates on a far larger scale and runs an extra day, the two festivals take place only five miles apart , both signal the dwindling days of summer in the city, and each one has become a Chicago institution.
But apart from similar technology in outdoor plumbing, the resemblances really end there. Lolla attendees skew younger and descend upon Grant Park from the suburbs in body stockings, basketball jerseys, and head bands, ready to partake of all a festival weekend in a...
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