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Top Ten Acts We're Excited About at Riot Fest 2017


Top Ten Acts We're Excited About at Riot Fest 2017

Posted Sept. 14, 2017, 10:41 a.m.
The Set List

Multi-day music festival Riot Fest returns to Douglas Park in Chicago for its twelfth year, September 15-17th. The independent music festival specializes in punk, rock, alternative, metal, and hip-hop. Not to mention, there will be carnival rides, sideshow performers, and top-notch food vendors added to the mix of performers. If that wasn't reason enough to attend, here's the top ten acts we're most excited to see perform at Riot Fest. 10 HDBeenDope There's something intriguing about young rapper HDBeenDope and it's not just his name; his sound and style is fresh enough to stand out amongst the crowd. This Brooklyn native has a unique voice and beats for days, definitely not a bad way to ...

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Rebecca Foon (Saltland)

Interviews Rebecca Foon (Saltland)

Posted Sept. 3, 2017, 2:11 p.m.

Rebecca Foon is a prominent member of the Montreal experimental music scene. Having participated in acts like Set Fires to Flames, Thee Silver Mt. Zion ...

Mick Flannery

Interviews Mick Flannery

Posted Sept. 3, 2017, 2:05 p.m.

Last Autumn a rectangular glass box appeared on one of Dublin's busiest streets. Inside, there was a bearded man, eyes shut, singing a song ...

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Red Sparowes

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

Scene Point Blank's Michael caught up with Red Sparowes' Josh Graham and Greg Burns at the Cleveland stop of their US tour. While situated in a quaint park cattycorner to the venue, they discussed the origins of the band, what we can expect in terms of new material, and how the band now have their very own press-war. Scene Point Blank: First off, why don't you introduce yourselves and your respective roles in the band? Josh: Josh Graham, I play guitar. Greg: Greg Burns, I play bass and pedal steel. Scene Point Blank: Obviously there was some history ...

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Jeff Rosenstock and Making Answers for Yourself

Interviews Jeff Rosenstock and Making Answers for Yourself

Posted Aug. 21, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

I’m not getting paid to write this article. This isn’t meant at as a shot at Scene Point ...

Junior Bruce

Interviews Junior Bruce

Posted Aug. 21, 2017, 1:17 p.m.

Junior Bruce thrives on thick riffs: Deep riffs, memorable melodies, and grooves that bang our heads and pump our fists ...

Jeffrey Roy on ADR mixing and Andrei Tarkovsky’s "Stalker"

Regular Columns Jeffrey Roy on ADR mixing and Andrei Tarkovsky’s "Stalker"

Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Beyond Casual Observation

Jeffrey Roy is busy. Check the link for his credits and you will see a vast list of projects. In ...


Interviews Dodecahedron

Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:49 p.m.

After a five year wait, avantgarde black metal outfit Dodecahedron unleashed upon the world their sophomore record, Kwintessens. Catching up ...

Guest Column: T (Vegas) - Portable Turntables

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Posted Aug. 6, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
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I do travel. A bit. An iPod or portable device is a great, convenient yet soulless asset to have. It ...

Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 Roundup

Music Pitchfork Music Festival 2017 Roundup

Posted July 21, 2017, 8:32 a.m.

Pitchfork Music Festival descended on Chicago’s Union Park for the thirteenth straight year (their "curation" of 2005’s Intonation ...

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