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14 Sep

RIOT FEST CHICAGO 2018 - Douglas Park

1401 S Sacramento Dr. Chicago,IL
09/14/2018 11:00 AM - 09/14/2018 1:00 PM


2018-09-14 11:00:00 2018-09-14 13:00:00 America/Detroit RIOT FEST CHICAGO 2018 Douglas Park info@wamza.com

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Riot Fest is a multi-day music festival specializing in punk, rock, alternative, metal, and hip-hop. Founded in 2005 in Chicago, it has now expanded to include Denver. Carnival Rides, amazing food vendors, sideshow performers, and more add to the atmosphere of this independent music fest.

Blink-182

A Southern California pop-punk band. Originally named Blink until the Irish pop band of the same name threatened with legal action unless they changed their name. Thus the addition of the 182.

Broke up in February of 2005 but reformed once more in February 2009.

In 2016, Matt Skiba replaced founding member Tom Delonge on guitar and vocals.

American musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. born July 8, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. Son of David Campbell and Bibbe Hansen, grandson of Al Hansen. He is married to Marissa Ribisi.
When his parents split, he and his younger brother stayed with their mother. Beck dropped out of school at the age of 14 and drifted around for about a decade, ending up back in Los Angeles. While playing some open mic events, he got noticed by the little local label, Bong Load Custom Records. In 1993, "Loser" was released to the world in a limited pressing of 500 copies and sent out to radio DJs across the U.S. The song became quite popular, and Geffen signed Beck in November of 1993, giving him the freedom to work with independent labels and to make "uncommercial" music.

Incubus

Crossover Rock band from Calabasas, California, USA.
The band was formed in 1991.

Members:
Brandon Boyd: vocals
Mike Einziger: lead guitar
Chris Kilmore: keyboards
Ben Kenney: bass
Jose Pasillas: drums

Former members:
Gavin Koppell (1994-1998)
Alex Katunich (1991-2003)

Young The Giant

An American indie rock band from Irvine, California formed in 2004.

Interpol was created in New York City in 1998. The original line-up of the band was Greg Drudy on drums, Daniel Kessler on guitar, Paul Banks on vox and guitar, and Carlos Dengler on bass (he left the band in May 2010).

Between '98 and 2000, the four lads forged a unique sound in a variety of the city's decrepit and shady rental rehearsal rooms. Paying by the hour, they cultivated a unique aesthetic and developed their notoriously delicate and complicated creative process. In 2000, Greg and the band split leaving Daniel, Paul, and Carlos with a significant and reflective hiatus. It soon came about that Interpol would try out Samuel Fogarino, whom Daniel knew through the record store where Sam worked. Sam was perfect for the band as he gave Interpol a healthy shot of punk aggression and rhythmic backbone.

Now with the line-up revitalized, Interpol resumed gigging at venues like Brownies, Mercury Lounge, and The Bowery Ballroom. Throughout 2000 and 2001 they opened for bands like ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Arab Strap, and The Delgados. Then came Interpol's first release, at the end of 2000, in the form of the third installment of the FukdID EP series on Scottish label Chemikal Underground. Around the same time, the band also contributed an unreleased track, "Song Seven," to the Fierce Panda Records compilation Clooney Tunes.

Popularity abroad increased as a result of regular rotation on London's XFM. In April 2001 Interpol played in Glasgow, Manchester, and London, capping off their visit with a session for the famed John Peel. Later on in August and November, the group visited France with appearances at festivals La Route du Rock (St. Malo) and Festival Off (Paris) respectively. In November of 2001, the band tucked themselves away in Connecticut at Tarquin Studios to record their debut full-length. The album was recorded and mixed by Peter Katis (Mercury Rev, Clem Snide) and Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Clinic.)

In February 2011, Dave Pajo (new bassist since Dengler left) decided to leave the band. He is replaced by Brad Truax.

Blondie

American band, formed in 1974 by Chris Stein and Debbie Harry. Drummer Clem Burke and keyboard player Jimmy Destri joined in 1975. In 1976 they released their first album "Blondie".

After several more releases the band fell apart in the early 1980s. However they reformed in the late 1990s.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 (Performer).

Alkaline Trio

Melodic punk band from the USA, formed by guitar/vocalist Matt Skiba in late 1996. The band released most of their early material on Asian Man Records before eventually signing to Vagrant Records. The original lineup consisted of Matt Skiba (ex. Jerkwater), Glenn Porter (ex. 88 Fingers Louie), & Rob Doran. In 1997, Dan Andriano (ex. Slapstick) replaced Rob Doran on bass. Later, in early 2000, Glenn Porter left the band and was replaced by Mike Felumlee (ex. Smoking Popes) on drums. Mike Felumlee was replaced by Derek Grant in 2003.

Father John Misty

American singer/songwriter originally from Rockville, MD. He originally released music under the moniker J. Tillman, and adopted the pseudonym Father John Misty for the 2012 album Fear Fun. He has released two additional albums using this pseudonym, I Love You, Honeybear in 2015 and Pure Comedy in 2017. His close collaborator and co-producer for his albums has been Jonathan Wilson.

Jerry Lee Lewis

Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935, Ferriday, Louisiana, USA) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist, also known by his nickname, The Killer (8).

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 (Performer).

Dropkick Murphys

Oi! Punk band from Boston, MA, formed in 1996 by Ken Casey (bass/vocals), Rick Barton (guitar) and Mike McColgan (vocals). The band is known for its Oi!/punk sound, its frequent covers of Irish standards, and lyrics which often focus on unions and working class ethics and concerns. In 1998, the band signed to Hellcat Records, a label run by members of Rancid and connected to Epitaph Records. After the release of their first LP, "Do Or Die", Mike McColgan left the band to pursue his desire to become a firefighter. The split was amicable and McColgan would return to music a few years later, fronting the Street Dogs. He was replaced by Al Barr. Rick Barton left after the band's second album, "The Gang's All Here" to pursue outside interests. By the release of their next album, "Sing Loud, Sing Proud", the band had expanded to include Casey, Barr, longtime drummer Matt Kelly, 2 guitarists, a mandolin player, and a bagpipe player.

In 2004, the Dropkick Murphys recorded and released the song "Tessie", an old tune associated with the Boston Red Sox baseball team. The song was featured in the movie "Fever Pitch". In 2006, the band recorded "I'm Shipping Up To Boston", which used lyrics from an old Woody Guthrie poem and was featured in the movie "The Departed". It remains perhaps their best-known song.

In 2007, the Dropkick Murphys formed their own record label, Born & Bred Records, to release their material.

Current lineup:
Al Barr - lead vocals
Ken Casey - lead vocals, bass
Matt Kelly - drums, bodhran, vocals
James Lynch - guitar, vocals
Tim Brennan - guitar, accordion, vocals
Jeff DaRosa - mandolin, banjo, bouzouki, whistle, acoustic guitar, keyboard, vocals
Scruffy Wallace - bagpipes

Bleachers is an American indie pop act based in New York City. It is the official stage name of songwriter and record producer Jack Antonoff, who is also part of the bands Steel Train and Fun. Bleachers' pop music was heavily influenced by the late '80s, early '90s and the high school-based films of John Hughes while still using modern production techniques. Their first single, "I Wanna Get Better", was released February 18, 2014.

American hip hop group from Minneapolis, Minnesota, currently consisting of Slug (Sean Daley) and A.N.T. (Anthony Davis).

Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly is a seven-piece Celtic punk band from Los Angeles, California, founded 1997.

Flogging Molly mixes both Punk Rock and traditional Irish music in their music.

Line-up:
Dave King - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Bridget Regan - Fiddle, Tin Whistle
Dennis Casey - Electric Guitar
Matt Hensley - Accordion
Nathen Maxwell - Bass
Bob Schmidt - Mandolin, Banjo
George Schwindt - Drums

Cypress Hill

Southern California hip hop group founded in 1987.
Rappers B-Real and Sen Dog, percussionist Eric Bobo, DJ/producer DJ Muggs.

Bad Religion

Punk/Rock band formed in 1980 in San Fernando Valley/Los Angeles, CA, US by Greg Graffin (vocals), Brett Gurewitz (guitar), Jay Ziskrout (drums), and Jay Bentley (bass). All the members were teenagers when the band started. Only Graffin has remained with the band through every phase of its career, although Bentley and Gurewitz have participated for substantial chunks of time. Graffin and Gurewitz are the band's primary songwriters, with other members contributing occasionally. The band is known for their rapid-fire songs with a melodic edge and strong backing harmonies.

Bad Religion released their first record, a self-titled EP, in 1981 on Epitaph Records, a label Gurewitz started after borrowing money from his father. The band released their first full length, "How Could Hell Be Any Worse?", in 1982. Midway through the recording for the album, Ziskrout quit the band and the record was finished with drummer Pete Finestone. In 1983, the band abruptly shifted gears, issuing the keyboard-heavy, prog rock influenced "Into The Unknown", on which neither Bentley (who quit during the recording of the first track) nor Finestone appeared. The results were disastrous, with the band facing considerable backlash from fans and Epitaph immediately pulling the album off record store shelves. For his part, Gurewitz blamed his participation on his increasing drug habit, although he was quick to point out that the sober Graffin had no such excuse to fall back on, and has disowned the album. With Epitaph out of money and the band's reputation in tatters, Gurewitz quit and the band split. Graffin soon moved out of state for college, but returned to California in 1984 and was convinced by Circle Jerks guitarist Greg Hetson to reform Bad Religion with him on guitar. Recruiting Pete Finestone and bassist Tim Gallegos, the band issued a 12" EP, called "Back To The Known", with Gurewitz producing but not playing on the record.

Graffin and Hetson spent the next few years playing sporadically with various line-ups. Eventually, Finestone and Bentley returned on a full-time basis. In 1987, a newly sober Brett Gurewitz returned to the fold and the band continued as a five-piece. In 1988, Bad Religion issued a new LP, "Suffer", to enthusiastic fans and critics. This lineup released 2 more albums before Finestone departed in 1991. He was replaced by Bobby Schayer. In 1993, immediately following the release of their 7th LP, "Recipe For Hate", the band jumped from Epitaph to Atlantic Records. Following the release of 1994's "Stranger Than Fiction", Brett Gurewitz left the group. Officially, it was said that his reason for leaving was to concentrate on Epitaph following the huge commercial success of the album "Smash" by The Offspring, and he also expressed displeasure with the band's deal with Atlantic. However, it was later revealed the Gurewitz's primary reason for leaving was due to tension with Bentley (in 1996, Gurewitz released a single with his new band, Daredevils, whose A-side, "Hate You" was written about Bentley). Graffin and Gurewitz also publicly feuded for a short time after the departure. Gurewitz was replaced by Brian Baker (ex-Minor Threat and Dag Nasty). The band would record 3 more albums for Atlantic with Graffin as the primary songwriter, although 1998's "No Substance" featured significant contributions from the other members of Bad Religion. However, the albums were met with largely mixed critical and commercial responses. Meanwhile, Gurewitz had relapsed into drug abuse and faced a number of personal and legal problems. In 2000, a cleaned-up and sober Gurewitz made a guest appearance on the band's LP, "The New America", prompting rumors of a reunion. The album was the group's last for Atlantic.

Following the release of "The New America", Bobby Schayer exited the group, as a shoulder injury barred him from playing drums. His replacement was Brooks Wackerman (ex-Suicidal Tendencies). In 2001, it was announced that not only had Brett Gurewitz rejoined the band, but that they would also be returning to Epitaph Records. It turned out the Brett's role would be mostly limited to songwriting and production, as his work with Epitaph makes extended touring impractical, although he would make appearances with the band when they performed in Los Angeles. It was also revealed that since the reunion, Gurewitz rarely actually plays guitar on the albums. Most of the guitar parts are recorded by Brian Baker as he is the most proficient guitarist, although Gurewitz does record parts if he wants to. The band has continued to record and tour steadily since returning to Epitaph.

Underoath

Underoath (stylized as Underøath) is an American Christian post-hardcore band from Tampa, Florida. Founded by Dallas Taylor and Luke Morton on November 30, 1997 in Ocala, Florida. They broke up in early 2013, but reunited in late 2015.

Matt & Kim

Alternative punk/dance duo from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2004.

Members:
Matt Johnson: guitar, vocals, keyboards
Kim Schifino: drums, vocals

The Jesus Lizard

The saga of The Jesus Lizard begins in Texas. Vocalist David Yow and bassist David Wm. Sims were in the seminal Austin, Texas band Scratch Acid whose exploits are now legendary. Both moved to Chicago after Scratch Acid's demise where Sims played in Rapeman. Sims began playing with guitarist Duane Denison (Cargo Cult) and the two recruited Yow to do some singing... thus The Jesus Lizard was born. The Jesus Lizard helped create "alternative" rock, but kept it anchored to reality, refusing to be taken in by corporate marketing strategies.

Sum 41

Alternative Rock (Modern Rock) band from Ajax, Ontario (Canada).

Sum 41 formed in 1996.

The Voidz

The Voidz (formerly known as Julian Casablancas+The Voidz) are an American rock band formed by Julian Casablancas of The Strokes.

The Front Bottoms

An American acoustic-dance-indie-punk duo originating from Bergen County, New Jersey formed in 2006.

K.Flay (born Kristine Meredith Flaherty on June 30, 1985 in Wilmette, Illinois) is a rapper, producer and alumna of Stanford University in California.

Suicidal Tendencies

Suicidal Tendencies is an US-based hardcore punk and metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Venice, CA by vocalist Mike Muir. Since the band's inception, Muir has been the group's only constant member, although rhythm guitarist Mike Clark was with the group from 1988 until 2013. The group started off as hardcore punk act and their 1983 self-titled debut scored an unexpected hit with the song "Institutionalized", whose video got heavy airplay on MTV. In 1984, citing concerns about crowd violence, the group was banned from performing live in the city of Los Angeles. The ban remained in effect until the early 1990s. By the end of the 1980s, the band had evolved into a full-fledged thrash metal band and would soon begin adding more funk influences into their music. In 1995, the group announced their split, marking the end to their most commercially successful period. Mike Muir and Mike Clark would resurrect the band in 1996 with new members and the group continues to this day, although their recorded output has been sparse since reuniting.

Throughout Suicidal's career, Muir has fronted a number of side-projects like Los Cycos, No Mercy (3), Infectious Grooves, and his own solo act, Cyco Miko. These acts have usually featured other members of Suicidal, as well.

Bullet For My Valentine

Alternative Rock (Modern Rock) band from Bridgend, Wales (United Kingdom).

Originally called 'Jeff Killed John',They changed their name to 'Opportunity in Chicago' for a short time before switching to 'Bullet For My Valentine'. BFMV currently consists of:

Current members:
Matthew "Matt" Tuck - Vocals/Guitar
Michael "Padge" Paget - Guitar
Jamie Mathias - Bass/Backing Vocals
Jason Bowld - Drums

Former members:
Jason "Jay" James - Bass/Backing Vocals
Michael "Moose" Thomas - Drums

Clutch is an American Rock band that got its start in the early 1990's in the Maryland-Washington, DC area.

Members include Neil Fallon (vocals), Tim Sult (lead guitar), Dan Maines (bass), and Jean Paul Gaster (drums).

The Wonder Years

Philadelphian pop-punk band formed in 2005.

Digable Planets

American alternative hip hop group based in New York City, known for it's fusion of Jazz and Hip hop. Current Members: Craig Irving, Ishmael Butler

In New York City, a Former Seattle resident Butterfly (a k a Ishmael Butler) hooked up with Philadelphia native Doodlebug (Craig Irving), who was a member of NY dread Poets Society, and Ladybug aka Mecca (Mary Ann Vieira) a Maryland denizen of Brazilian descent. They were backed by Silkworm, who later embarked on a solo career under the name King Britt

By the late 1980s Butterfly had moved to Philadelphia to live with his grandmother while making a living and learning the ropes of the local music scene. He met Doodlebug on the local circuit while the latter was rapping with an outfit called Dread Poets Society, which later became the 7 OD’s. Butterfly, Doodlebug, and Ladybug soon became fast friends and rapping partners. In the early days of Digable Planets, they lived together, first in Jersey City, New Jersey, and later, New York. The last move brought them into the heart of Brooklyn’s black neighborhoods, where they scraped by for a while rapping and working. Ladybug, for example, was selling sneakers just before the group won its record contract in 1992. By that summer, however, they were recording the material for their first album with Pendulum Records

When Digable Planets first appeared on MTV airwaves in 1992, they attracted attention for many reasons, not the least of which was their unorthodox appearance. While most hip-hop outfits tend to be strictly defined by gender—all men highlighting their masculinity or all women carving out their own space— the Planets presented viewers with two men and a woman who was not just a figurehead.

What, exactly, did it mean? The name sprang, they explained, from the notion that every individual is a planet. But the unique worlds that their tracks mapped out were not insular ones; as their Grammy-winning hit Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” would prove, the Planets were primed to connect with audiences weary of the aggressive posturing of gangsta rap.

Butterfly spent his childhood in Seattle, Washington, where he was born in the early 1970s. After his parents divorced, he moved around the country with his history professor father, living in Baltimore, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Harlem and Brooklyn, New York. Butterfly’s father provided him with a rich musical environment, exposing his son to an extensive jazz collection. As Butterfly grew up, he augmented that foundation with rap; he also played saxophone in his teen years. Upon completing high school, he attended the University of Massachusetts on a basketball scholarship but quit before long. He decided instead to earn an education in the music business, taking an internship with Sleeping Bag Records, a New York City-based hip-hop label, in the mid-1980s.

Relating a similar early exposure to jazz, Butterfly’s band mate Doodlebug recalled the music of his childhood for Ann Powers of Spin. “My mother would always sit around, reading a book or the Sunday paper, and listen to jazz. My aunt taught me about [jazz legends] Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday, she was always playing the records and talking about them,”he explained. Born in the late 1960s, Doodlebug grew up in Philadelphia before moving to Washington, D. C., to attend Howard University, where he made a reputation for himself as a deejay on the college’s radio station. He also mixed with local members of the religious sect Five Percent Nation of Islam, adopting some of their political ideals of black power.

Digable Planets’ female member, Ladybug, though she was born in Brazil in the mid-1970s, spent her childhood mostly in Maryland. By the time she was in high school, she was a restless young woman; in four years, she attended three different schools. She told Pat Blashill of Details that she “didn’t talk to anyone. I had, like, longass dreads and a nose ring and the other students weren’t used to that…. I just couldn’t wait to get out of high school.” Powers described Ladybug as “a tomboy whose version of climbing trees was learning to rap

Filled with literate lyrics, honey-smooth flow, and inventive arrangements, their albums Reachin’ (A New Refutation Of Time And Space) (1993) and Blowout Comb (1994) redefined hip-hop, and set standards for the generation of soul poets and innovative producers that followed, as the new anthology Beyond The Spectrum: The Creamy Spy Chronicles effortlessly reiterates. The group first took shape in the early 90s, in New York City. Former Seattle resident Butterfly (a k a Ishmael Butler) hooked up with Philadelphia native Doodlebug (Craig Irving), who was a member of New York collective Dread Poets Society, and Ladybug (Mary Ann Vieira), a Maryland denizen of Brazilian descent. Like the name chosen for their band, the new handles each member adopted also reflected a universal consciousness. Insects stick together and work for mutually beneficial causes, Ladybug observed in Essence. Doodlebug added, Humans are supposed to be the most intelligent beings on the planet, and yet we cant seem to come together in a peaceful manner.

On their 1993 debut, Reachin’ (A New Refutation Of Time And Space), the threesome showed just how rich and vibrant the musical product of three distinctive minds working in harmony could be. Musically, they incorporated elements of funk, samba, and psychedelia into their street-savvy hip-hop; jazz, in particular, played a pivotal role. The group gave shout-outs to icons Charles Mingus and Charlie Parker, and sampled others, including Sonny Rollins and the Last Poets. Like hip-hop, they developed a language and style that was unique, noted Butterfly of their jazz forefathers.

Those cats used their vernacular to communicate a new perspective. With unabashedly intelligent lyrical references to everything from Karl Marx (on the reggae-tinged Where I’m From) and Jimi Hendrix, to feminist bell hooks and poet Nikki Giovanni, the Planets boldly followed suit. Critics responded to the Planets debut platter enthusiastically. Reachin’ (A New Refutation Of Time And Space) is everything hip-hop should be: artistically sound, unabashedly conscious and downright cool, proclaimed Kevin Powell in a four-star review for Rolling Stone.

And Digable Planets is the kind of rap act every fan should cram to understand. The record would eventually hit ..15 on the Billboard 200, break the Top 5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and achieve Platinum sales status. Buoyed up by a bubbling bass line and curlicues of brass (the latter lifted from a sample of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers), and peppered with finger-pops, the sublimely chill single Rebirth Of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” became the albums biggest hit. It peaked at ..15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, winning legions of fans across a variety of radio formats as well as in clubs. The track deservedly earned the 1993 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. After touring extensively, accompanied by a live band, the trio returned to the studio, emerging in 1994 with their sophomore outing, Blowout Comb. Even more so than its predecessor, the Planets second full-length pushed stylistic boundaries.

The group downplayed samples in favor of live performances: Dog It juxtaposed animated sax and vibraphone turns (by Donald Duck Harrison and Bill Lounge, respectively) with a slightly harder vocal style, while sultry, summery singing on Dial 7 (Axioms Of Creamy Spies)” evoked an air of vintage 70s soul. Special guests on the Blowout Comb sessions included Brooklyn rapper Jeru The Damaja (Graffiti) and pioneering female hip-hop DJ Jazzy Joyce (9th Wonder (Blackitolism)), who also toured with the group.

Although Digable Planets dissolved in 1996, all three members have remained active musically. Butterfly went on to form the band Cherrywine, releasing the album Bright Black in 2003. He also composed music for commercial clients including Pepsi and Fila, and ventured into acting, with roles in film (the 2002 Sundance fave I Am Ali) and Off Broadway. Mecca the Ladybug now Ladybug Mecca dropped her new solo album, Trip The Light Fantastic, in June, 2005 on her very own record label Nu Paradigm Entertainment. She also composed the score for a short film entitled The Monster courtesy of Scenarios USA - Kids Creating Social Change in 2001. A segment of the film was featured on ABC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. Working as Cee Knowledge, Doodlebug has been leading Philadelphia live hip-hop ensemble Cosmic Funk Orchestra since 2000.

In addition Doodlebug is actively the CEO of the successful multimedia company 7 and a Cresent. But most importantly for Digable Planets fans worldwide, the original trio recently reformed to play a number of well-received live dates (including Lollapalooza 2005), and begin work on their first album in over a decade.

Liz Phair

American singer, songwriter and guitarist, born April 17, 1967 in New Haven, Connecticut.

For the band Cat Power with Chan Marshall as member please use Cat Power (2).

American singer-songwriter, born 21 January 1972 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Born 8th of March 1958 in Hammersmith, London, England.
Started his musical career in 1977 as a punkrocker in the band Mean Street, before being sacked in May 1977 for being "too creative". Responded to an advert in Melody Maker to join the band The Lasers, alongside Paul Gardiner. Both soon left to form their own punk band, Tubeway Army, with his uncle Jess Lidyard filling in on drums. In 1978 Tubeway Army was signed to Beggars Banquet and released a couple of punk singles. By then he was using the name Numan and the band was performing live in pubs and clubs around London, supporting The Lurkers. Whilst recording demos for Beggars, Gary stumbled upon a Minimoog that had been left behind in the studio, still programmed to a sound that caught his attention. The rest, as they say, is history. Gary Numan is considered one of the foremost pioneers in electronic dance music.

Killing Joke

Seminal postpunk band formed in Notting Hill in 1979 by Jaz Coleman, Geordie Walker, Youth and Paul Ferguson, their dark experimental style provided both an alternative to the contemporary punk scene and the less aggressive sound of many other postpunk bands. Massively influential on a range of different styles of music, they pioneered the industrial metal style with 1990's Extremities, Dirt And Various Repressed Emotions.

Hot Snakes are an American post-hardcore band led by Rick Froberg and John Reis, formed in 1999 in San Diego, California. Reis and Froberg had previously performed together in Pitchfork and Drive Like Jehu, after which Reis had found international success with Rocket From The Crypt. Hot Snakes disbanded in 2005 but reunited in 2011.

Wolfmother

Australian hard rock band fronted by Andrew Stockdale originally from Erskineville, Sydney.

Members:
Andrew Stockdale - vocals, guitar
Ian Peres - bass, keyboards
Alex Carapetis - drums (touring)

Former members:
Chris Ross - bass, keyboards
Myles Heskett - drums
Aidan Nemeth - rhythm guitar
Dave Atkins - drums
Will Rockwell-Scott - drums
Vin Steele - rhythm guitar/drums
Elliott Hammond - keyboards, percussion, harmonica, drums
Hamish Rosser - drums

Moose Blood

From late Summer 2012, Moose Blood have been four dudes writing songs about relationships, friends, family and coffee drinking. A distinctly British twist on a sound that harks back to the glory days of Deep Elm Records and mid 90′s emo.

Having already played a bunch of shows with the likes of Hawthorne Heights, Broadway Calls and Gnarwolves, and a UK/European release through FITA records and Day By Day records, things are definitely moving quickly.

Punk band from Oakland, CA.

English musician, singer and songwriter born October 31, 1963 in Ardwick, Manchester. Married to Angie Marr since 1985. Sonny Marr and Nile Marr are their children.

Superchunk

American indie-Rock band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, formed in 1989.
Members:
Mac McCaughan (Vocals & Guitar)
Jim Wilbur (Guitar)
Laura Ballance (Bass)
Jon Wurster (Drums)

JD McPherson

Rock'n'Roll Rhythm'n'Blues and Rockabilly singer-songwriter and guitarist from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA, born April 14, 1977.

Lagwagon

American punk rock band originally named Section 8 (18) from Goleta, just outside Santa Barbara, California. Their name comes from the band's old tour van, which can been seen on the back cover of the album Trashed. The band went on hiatus around 2000 and reunited in 2002.

Members:
Joey Cape
Chris Flippin
Joe Raposo
Chris Rest
Dave Raun

Past members:
Shawn Dewey
Derrick Plourde
Jesse Buglione

Pussy Riot

Russian female punk band.

Andrew W.K.

Andrew W.K. was born May 9, 1979 in Stanford, California, and grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

At age 4, he began learning classical piano at The University of Michigan School of Music. He attended the private college preparatory Greenhills School for middle school before attending the alternative Community High School from 1993–1997, where he studied jazz keyboard.

In 1993, when he was 14, Andrew joined the band Slam, later to be called Reverse Polarity. His first public recording, "Mr. Surprise", came out on the Plant The Flower Seeds compilation released by the Westside Audio Laboratories label (now known as Ypsilanti Records) out of Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Over the next 5 years he was in many different bands in Michigan such as Lab Lobotomy, The Pterodactyls (2), Music Band, Mr. Velocity Hopkins, Kathode, The Portly Boys, Kangoo, The Beast People, Stormy Rodent, a later iteration of Scheme, the Malt Lickers, Isis & Werewolves, and Sucking Coeds. In 1994 he also started a group called Ancient Art Of Boar, later making it a solo project titled AAB, which ended in 1998, when Andrew moved from Ypsilanti to New York City. Later in 1998, his first official solo release as Andrew Wilkes-Krier, titled Room To Breathe, was released on the Brighton (later Ann Arbor) noise/experimental label Hanson Records.

In 2005, Andrew announced that he would begin performing as a self-help, new age motivational speaker. He accepted invitations to speak at Yale University, New York University, The University of Wisconsin, Carnegie Mellon University, The Cooper Union, Missouri Western State University, and Northeastern University.

At the end of 2007 Andrew accepted an invitation to produce a new album, Repentance, for veteran reggae artist Lee Perry. The two had met when Andrew interviewed Perry for DirecTV.

In April 2008 Andrew performed live at Roadburn with David Tibet's Current 93, playing bass. This show was documented on the Birth Canal Blues Live release. He also contributed vocals to the 2009 album Aleph At Hallucinatory Mountain.

In Spring of 2008, Andrew and three partners opened a multi-level nightclub and live concert hall in downtown Manhattan, New York City. The venue is named Santos Party House, and features 8,000 square feet of dance floor and concert facilities, and over 150 loud-speakers.

In February 2009, Andrew found a loophole in his contractual constraints and formed the record label Skyscraper Music Maker, based in London, England and Manhattan, New York City. The second release on the label was Andrew's album of "spontaneous solo piano improvisations", entitled 55 Cadillac.

In the Summer of 2009, the Cartoon Network announced that Andrew would be hosting and creating music for a new live-action TV program called Destroy Build Destroy. The show features Andrew working with two teams of teenagers, competing to "blow stuff up and use the wreckage to build amazing machines". The show premiered on June 20, 2009.

GWAR is a band/artist group that formed in 1982 as Death Piggy and changed the name to Gwar in 1984. The group of art students from Richmond, Virginia has played a variety of musical styles including punk, hard rock, thrash and heavy metal. They also design and create their own elaborate costumes, props, sets and characters to go along with their stage shows and movies.

Current band lineup:
Michael Bishop (2) a.k.a. The Berserker Blothar - Vocals (2014-present) - formerly Beefcake The Mighty (2) bass (1987-1993, 1998–1999)
Michael Derks a.k.a. Balsac The Jaws Of Death - Guitar (1988-present)
Jamison Land a.k.a. Beefcake The Mighty (3) - Bass (2011-present)
Brad Roberts (3) a.k.a. Jizmak Da Gusha - Drums (1989-present)
Brent Purgason a.k.a. Pustulus Maximus - Guitar (2012-present)

Other characters/vocalists
Don Drakulich a.k.a. Sleazy P. Martini - Vocals, manager, sculpting, film making (1985-present)
Bob Gorman a.k.a. Bonesnapper - Vocals (2014-present)
Matt Maguire (2) a.k.a. Sawborg Destructo - vocals (1995-1996, 2009-present)
Rebecca Danyell Stampe a.k.a. Slymenstra Hymen - Vocals, dancer, art (1988-2000)
Chuck Varga a.k.a. Sexecutioner - Vocals, sculpting (1989-1996, 2000, still present behind the scenes)
Hunter Jackson a.k.a. Techno Destructo & Scroda Moon - Vocals (1984-2000)
Anthony Florez a.k.a. Bozo Destructo - vocals
Mike Delaney a.k.a. Sexecutioner - Vocals (pre-1989)
Colette Miller a.k.a. Amazina - Vocals, artist (1986-1987)
Lisa Harrelson a.k.a. GWAR-woman - Vocals (1987)
Heather Broome a.k.a. The Temptress - Vocals (~1986)
Joe Annaruma a.k.a. Joey Slutman - Vocals (1985-1986)

Slaves:
Matt Maguire (2) a.k.a. Mattron/MX2 (1995-1996, 2009-present)
Bob Gorman a.k.a. Muzzle Slave (1995-1996)
Scott Krahl a.k.a. Cock & Balls Slave
Nate Krishna a.k.a. SlaveDizzle
Joey Douglas a.k.a. Spewie
Slaves play a variety of instruments, write, illustrate fabricate sets and props and have a heavy stage presence.

Former Members:
Dave Brockie a.k.a. Oderus Urungus - Vocals (1984-2014) RIP 3/24/14
Cory Smoot a.k.a. Flattus Maximus (3) - Guitar (2002-2011) RIP 11/3/11
Casey Orr a.k.a. Beefcake the Mighty - Bass (1994–1997, 1999–2002, 2008–2011)
Kim Dylla a.k.a. Vulvatron - Vocals (2014-2015)
Ben Eubanks a.k.a. Johnny Slutman - vocals (1984)
Joe Annaruma a.k.a. Joey Slutman - vocals (1985-1986)
Steve Douglas (2) - guitar (1984 as Jaws of Death, 1987-1988 as Balsac Jaws of Death)
Barry Ward a.k.a. Balsac the Jaws of Death - guitar (1991)
Chris Oranger a.k.a. Stephen Sphincter - guitar (1987)
Zach Blair a.k.a. Flattus Maximus - guitar (1999–2002)
Tim Harris a.k.a. Flattus Maximus (2) - guitar (1986, 1998–1999)
Peter Lee (2) a.k.a. Flattus Maximus - guitar (1991-1997)
Dewey Rowell a.k.a. Flattus Maximus (4) - guitar (1987-1991)
Russ Bahorsky a.k.a. Mr. Magico - guitar (1984)
Greg Ottinger a.k.a. Cornelius Carnage - guitar (1986-1987)
Chris Bopst a.k.a. BalSac - bass (1984-1987)
Ron Curry a.k.a. Stephen Sphincter - bass (1985-1986)
Todd Evans a.k.a. Beefcake the Mighty - bass (2002-2008)
Jim Thomson (2) a.k.a. Hans Sphincter/Hans Orifice - drums (1985-1987)
Rob Mosby a.k.a. Nippleus Erectus - drums (1987-1988)
Sean Sumner - drums (1984)
Pete Lucchter a.k.a. Lee Baeto - drums (1989)
David Musel a.k.a. Müsel - Keyboards, samples, prop/set manufacturer (1986-1999)

The bands fictional back story is:
For millions of years, the mythical galactic monsters of GWAR lay frozen in an iceberg in Antarctica. But in the 1980, glam rock was at its peak, groups like Poison and Whitesnake were dominating the airwaves. They inspired a whole slew of new "hair spray" bands. But little did they know, all of that hair spray put a hole in the ozone - right above Antarctica! Soon the unfiltered gamma rays melted the iceberg and GWAR was free.

Meanwhile, manager Sleazy P. Martini was fleeing the country on drug charges, flying over the former tomb of GWAR. He picked them up and brought them back to America. He taught them how to use instruments and they learned the language from watching midget wrestling and MTV. Soon GWAR was known as the greatest band in the Universe...

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