Riot Fest 2021 Lineup Finalized

Courtesy: Western Publicity

The official lineup for this year’s Riot Fest has been finalized.

The 2021 Riot Fest is scheduled to take place Sept. 16-19 at Douglass Park in Chicaco, IL. The whole thing kicks off the evening of Sept. 16 with performances by the likes of Alkaline Trio, Patti Smith and her Band, and Morrissey.

Sept. 17 is the first, full, official date of music for this year’s festival. It features performances from a wide range of acts, such as Smashing Pumpkins, NOFX, and Anti-Flag.

Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, and Living Colour join the likes of Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Run The Jewels, and Gwar for the second day of this year’s Riot Fest lineup.

Sunday will see just as many and varied acts taking the stage. Among the most notable of the performances planned to close out this year’s festival are those from the likes of Slipknot, Simple Plan, and Body Count. The Flaming Lips will take the place of Pixies following that band’s recent announcement that it was halting its tour plans due to concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The full lineup for this year’s Riot Fest is noted below.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
MORRISSEY, ALKALINE TRIO, PATTI SMITH AND HER BAND, JOYCE MANOR (performing S/T), WDRL, KRISTEEN YOUNG

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, LUPE FIASCO (performing The Cool), NOFX, DIRTY HEADS, SUBLIME WITH ROME, CIRCLE JERKS, DINOSAUR JR., MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK, THRICE, CIRCA SURVIVE, MEG MYERS, THE LAWRENCE ARMS, BEACH BUNNY, ANTI-FLAG, LIVING COLOUR, FISHBONE, ENVY ON THE COAST, THE SOUNDS, AMIGO THE DEVIL, EYEDRESS, BEACH GOONS, MEET ME @ THE ALTAR, SERATONES, RADKEY, KISSISSIPPI, JACKIE HAYES, OXYMORRONS, GIRLPUPPY, SEŃOR KINO

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
RUN THE JEWELS, FAITH NO MORE, DROPKICK MURPHYS, RANCID, TAKING BACK
SUNDAY, VIC MENSA, GOGOL BORDELLO, MAYDAY PARADE, BAYSIDE, STATE CHAMPS, THE MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES, ANDREW W.K., BEST COAST, BIG FREEDIA, GWAR, HEPCAT, LES SAVY FAV, THE BRONX, FOUR YEAR STRONG, CITIZEN, FUCKED UP, JOYWAVE, NIGHT MOVES, MAN ON MAN, THE BOLLWEEVILS, ACTION/ADVENTURE, GANSER, JUST FRIENDS, THE ORPHAN THE POET, BEARINGS, SPIDER, DEVON KAY & THE SOLUTIONS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
SLIPKNOT, MACHINE GUN KELLY, THE FLAMING LIPS, DEVO, MR. BUNGLE, NEW FOUND GLORY, SIMPLE PLAN, THE GHOST INSIDE, BODY COUNT, THURSDAY, K.FLAY, KNUCKLE PUCK, HEALTH, THE BLED, MOTHER MOTHER, 3OH!3, ALEX G, FEVER 333, KENNYHOOPLA, BLEACHED, THE GORIES, FACS, RATBOYS, BLACKSTARKIDS, THE CLOCKWORKS, PET SYMMETRY, MELKBELLY, GYMSHORTS, THE WEAK DAYS, AIRSTREAM FUTURES

Tickets for Riot Fest 2021 are available here.

More information on this year’s Riot Fest is available along with all of the festival’s latest news at:

Website: https://www,riotfest.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RiotFest1

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Ice-T Scheduled To Appear Tonight On NBC’s ‘The Tonight Show’

Courtesy: Century Media/Century Media Records/Red Distribution

Body Count front man Ice-T will appear tonight on The Tonight Show.

Ice-T’s appearance is part of an ongoing push to promote the band’s latest album Carnivore, which produced the single ‘Thee Critical Beatdown‘ last week.  The debut of the new song  and video’s comes more than two months after the band debuted its then latest single ‘Point The Finger.’

The Tonight Show airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT on NBC.

Carnivore is available now on a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below.  It is also available to stream and download here.

 

  • Ltd. Deluxe 2CD Box Set (incl. bonus tracks, beanie, metallic logo pin, poster & instrumental CD)
  • Ltd. CD Digipak
  • Ltd. Gatefold LP+CD & LP-Booklet & Poster (incl. bonus track; various colored variants)

 

Carnivore‘s track listing is noted below.

 

Carnivore Tracklist:
  1. Carnivore
  2. Point The Finger (feat. Riley Gale)
  3. Bum – Rush
  4. Ace Of Spades
  5. Another Level (feat. Jamey Jasta)
  6. Colors – 2020
  7. No Remorse
  8. When I’m Gone (feat. Amy Lee)
  9. Thee Critical Beatdown
  10. The Hate Is Real
  11. 6 In Tha Morning – 2020 – Unreleased Demo*
  12. No Lives Matter – Live in Australia 2017**
  13. Black Hoodie – Live in Australia 2017**

(*) Bonus Track (available on Ltd. LP and Ltd. 2CD Box Set)
(**) Bonus Track (only available on 2CD Box Set)

In other news, Body Count also recently released a re-worked take of its song ‘No Lives Matter‘ from its 2017 album Bloodlust.  The band has also launched the sale of a limited edition t-shirt to benefit The Innocence Project and The RightWay Foundation.

The Innocence Project works to exonerate people who have been falsely incarcerated through DNA testing and criminal justice reform efforts.  It was founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law. According to information on the agency’s official website, 367 people nationwide have been exonerated by The Innocence Project through its efforts, and 21 of those people were on death row.

The RightWay Foundation foster care agencies to help young people who are caught in the foster system have better lives.

More information on Ice-T’s appearance on The Tonight Show, Body Count’s new charity effort and its latest news is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://www.bodycountband.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/bodycountofficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/BodyCountBand

 

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Body Count Selling Limited Edition Shirt To Raise Money For Charity

Courtesy: Century Media Records/Red Distribution

Body Count is doing its part to help those who have been wrongly imprisoned.

The band is selling limited edition “No Lives Matter” t-shirts.  Sales of the shirts will go to benefit The Innocence Project and The RightWay Foundation.

The Innocence Project works to exonerate people who have been falsely incarcerated through DNA testing and criminal justice reform efforts.  It was founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law. According to information on the agency’s official website, 367 people nationwide have been exonerated by The Innocence Project through its efforts, and 21 of those people were on death row.

The RightWay Foundation foster care agencies to help young people who are caught in the foster system have better lives.

Body Count’s new fundraising effort comes more than a month after the band re-issued its 2017 song ‘No Lives Matter,’  The song was originally featured in the band’s 2017 album Bloodlust.

More information on Body Count’s re-release of ‘No Lives Matter,’ its new charity fundraiser and its latest news is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

Websitehttp://www.bodycountband.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/bodycountofficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/BodyCountBand

 

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Body Count Debuts ‘Thee Critical Beatdown’ Video

Courtesy: Red Distribution/Century Media Records

Body Count debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Thee Critical Beatdown‘ Thursday.  The song is featured on the band’s latest album Carnivore.  The debut of the new song  and video’s comes more than two months after the band debuted its then latest single ‘Point The Finger.’

The musical arrangement at the center of the band’s new single is everything that audiences have come to expect from Body Count.  Its lyrical theme actually breaks from the band’s familiar verbal and musical attack on law enforcement.  This time out, the band goes after internet trolls who talk the talk but can’t and won’t walk the walk.

Carnivore is available now on a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below.  It is also available to stream and download here.

 

  • Ltd. Deluxe 2CD Box Set (incl. bonus tracks, beanie, metallic logo pin, poster & instrumental CD)
  • Ltd. CD Digipak
  • Ltd. Gatefold LP+CD & LP-Booklet & Poster (incl. bonus track; various colored variants)

 

Carnivore‘s track listing is noted below.

 

Carnivore Tracklist:
  1. Carnivore
  2. Point The Finger (feat. Riley Gale)
  3. Bum – Rush
  4. Ace Of Spades
  5. Another Level (feat. Jamey Jasta)
  6. Colors – 2020
  7. No Remorse
  8. When I’m Gone (feat. Amy Lee)
  9. Thee Critical Beatdown
  10. The Hate Is Real
  11. 6 In Tha Morning – 2020 – Unreleased Demo*
  12. No Lives Matter – Live in Australia 2017**
  13. Black Hoodie – Live in Australia 2017**

(*) Bonus Track (available on Ltd. LP and Ltd. 2CD Box Set)
(**) Bonus Track (only available on 2CD Box Set)

 

More information on Body Count’s new single and video is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://www.bodycountband.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/bodycountofficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/BodyCountBand

 

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Body Count Reminds Audiences That Racism Is Real, But ‘No Lives Matter’ With Single’s Re-Issue

Courtesy : Century Media Records

In the wake of recent police-involved deaths across America, Body Count has renewed its call for action by reminding audiences of a key topic.

The band released the radio edit of its 2017 song ‘No Lives Matter‘ Wednesday.  The song reminds audiences that the matter of police violence is not about skin color, but more about money.  Front man Ice-T even notes in the song’s opening verse, “Honestly it ain’t just black/It’s yellow, it’s brown, it’s red/It’s anyone who ain’t got cash/Poor whites/That they call trash/They can’t f*** with us/Once you realize/We’re all on the same side/They can’t/Split us up/And let ’em prosper off the divide.”

He goes on to note that “racism is real/But not it” and that “right now/It’s them against us.”

‘No Lives Matter’ is featured in Body Count’s 2017 album Bloodlust.

Century Media Records Director Philipp Schulte discussed during a recent interview, the decision to re-release the song amid ongoing tensions between people and the police.

“As a company we felt it was necessary to release this single as a way to actively participate in the change that is needed to combat police brutality and racism,” he said.  “It is a first step in doing our part to inspire unity and transformation.”

The re-release of ‘No Lives Matter’ comes less than a month after the band debuted the video for its latest single ‘Point The Finger‘ from its latest album Carnivore.

These songs are not the only times that Ice-T has taken on the law enforcement community.  He rose to fame with Body Count in 1992 with the song ‘Cop Killer,’ which was itself another song about police brutality, much as with this song.  The song brought to the fore, the issue of censorship in music while also bringing increased attention to the hot-button topic.

More information on Body Count’s re-release of ‘No Lives Matter’ is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

 

Websitehttp://www.bodycountband.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/bodycountofficial

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/BodyCountBand

 

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Body Count Debuts ‘Point The Finger’ Video

Courtesy: Red Distribution/Century Media Records

Body Count is taking on the issue of police shootings in its latest single and video.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Point The Finger‘ Tuesday.  The song is featured on the band’s album Carnivore, which was released in March through Century Media Records.

The single’s video features the band’s members and special guest vocalist Riley Gale (Power Trip) recording their respective parts for the song from their homes as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The song’s arrangement is a heavy, hardcore style presentation for which Body Count has come to be known over the years. The song’s lyrical theme takes on the controversy of police shooting citizens, arguing along the way that the shootings are unjustified and are murderous.  Front man Ice-T goes so far as to call the law enforcement community a gang in itself, saying, “The f****** badge is the biggest gang.”

He adds in the song’s chorus, “They shoot first/And ask questions last/And then they point the finger at you,” making a clear statement about his feelings about police actions.  As the song nears its end, Ice-T additionally asks, “How may more innocent people and kids gotta get killed by these police, man?/And then it’s always the victim’s fault/Such f****** b******.”

This song is not the first time that Ice-T has taken on the law enforcement community.  He rose to fame with Body Count in 1992 with the song ‘Cop Killer,’ which was itself another song about police brutality, much as with this song.  The song brought to the fore, the issue of censorship in music while also bringing increased attention to the hot-button topic.

Carnivore is available now on a variety of platforms, all of which are noted below.  It is also available to stream and download here.

 

  • Ltd. Deluxe 2CD Box Set (incl. bonus tracks, beanie, metallic logo pin, poster & instrumental CD)
  • Ltd. CD Digipak
  • Ltd. Gatefold LP+CD & LP-Booklet & Poster (incl. bonus track; various colored variants)

 

Carnivore‘s track listing is noted below.

 

Carnivore Tracklist:
  1. Carnivore
  2. Point The Finger (feat. Riley Gale)
  3. Bum – Rush
  4. Ace Of Spades
  5. Another Level (feat. Jamey Jasta)
  6. Colors – 2020
  7. No Remorse
  8. When I’m Gone (feat. Amy Lee)
  9. Thee Critical Beatdown
  10. The Hate Is Real
  11. 6 In Tha Morning – 2020 – Unreleased Demo*
  12. No Lives Matter – Live in Australia 2017**
  13. Black Hoodie – Live in Australia 2017**

(*) Bonus Track (available on Ltd. LP and Ltd. 2CD Box Set)
(**) Bonus Track (only available on 2CD Box Set)

 

More information on Body Count’s new single and video is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.bodycountband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bodycountofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/BodyCountBand

 

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.