Riot Fest Lineup Announced

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Organizers of the annual Riot Fest music festival announced the lineup for this year’s event.

The Cure, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, The Postal Service, and Death Cab For Cutie will headline the three-day festival, which is in its 18th year in 2023. Also on the bill for this year’s festival are the likes of AFI, Flogging Molly, Pennywise, and The Interrupters. Tickets are available here.

The lineup for the 2023 Riot Fest is noted below.

Friday 9/15: Foo Fighters, Turnstile

Saturday 9/16: The Postal Service/Death Cab for Cutie, Queens of the Stone Age

Sunday 9/17: The Cure, The Mars Volta

070 Shake
100 Gecs
Ani DiFranco
Balance and Composure
Black Angels
Bowling for Soup
Caroline Rose
CK Vassi
Code Orange
Corey Feldman
Death Grips
Earth Crisis
Empire State Bastard
Enola Gay
Enter Shikari
Eshu Tune / Hannibal Buress
Fade ‘Em All
Fake Names
Flogging Molly
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Free Throw
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Gorilla Biscuits
Hawthorne Heights
Head Automatica
High Vis
Hotline TNT
Insane Clown Posse
Jehnny Beth
Just Friends
Just Mustard
Kim Gordon
LS Dunes
Mr. Bungle
Olivia Jean
Origami Angel
Parliament Funkadelic ft. George Clinton
Pool Kids
Rival Schools
Say Anything
Screaming Females
Sleep Token
Steve Ignorant Band / Crass
Tegan and Sara
The Aquadolls
The Bobby Lees
The Breeders
The Bronx
The Dresden Dolls
The Exploited
The Gaslight Anthem
The Interrupters
The Used
The Wrecks
Total Chaos
Viagra Boys
White Reaper
Yard Act
Young Culture

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Dropkick Murphys Announces New Tour Dates

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Dropkick Murphys is back in the news for the second time in as many weeks.

The band announced a new fall tour schedule Tuesday. The tour, which is scheduled to launch Sept. 27 in Bangor, ME and to run through Oct. 29 in Huntington, WV, will feature support from Interrupters and Jesse Ahern. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. local time Friday through the official websites of Dropkick Murphys and The Interrupters.

Dropkick Murphys Fall 2023 tour dates with The Interrupters and Jesse Ahern are as follows:

Wed., Sept. 27Bangor, MEMaine Savings Amphitheater
Thu., Sept. 28Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun Arena
Fri., Sept. 29Gilford, NHBank Of New Hampshire Pavilion
Sat., Sept. 30Syracuse, NYUpstate Medical University Arena @ Oncenter
Sun., Oct. 1Charlottesville, VATing Pavilion
Tue., Oct. 3North Little Rock, ARThe Theater @ Simmons Bank Arena
Wed., Oct. 4Wichita, KSWAVE
Thu., Oct. 5Omaha, NEThe Astro
Fri., Oct. 6Springfield, MOShrine Mosque
Sat., Oct. 7Oklahoma City, OKThe Criterion
Sun., Oct. 8San Antonio, TXBoeing Center at Tech Port
Tue., Oct. 10Albuquerque, NMRevel ABQ
Wed., Oct. 11Colorado Springs, COBroadmoor World Arena
Thu., Oct. 12Rapid City, SDSummit Arena
Fri., Oct. 13Brookings, SDSwiftel Center
Sat., Oct. 14Fargo, NDScheels Arena
Sun., Oct. 15Mankato, MNMayo Clinic Health System Event Center – Grand Hall
Tue., Oct. 17Duluth, MNAMSOIL Arena
Wed., Oct. 18Cedar Rapids, IAAlliant Energy PowerHouse
Thu., Oct. 19Green Bay, WIEPIC Event Center
Fri., Oct. 20Rockford, ILBMO Center
Sat., Oct. 21Saginaw, MIThe Dow Event Center
Sun., Oct. 22Toledo, OHHuntington Center
Tue., Oct. 24Buffalo, NYRiverWorks
Thu., Oct. 26Johnstown, PA1st Summit Arena
Fri., Oct. 27Greensboro, NCWhite Oak Amphitheatre
Sat., Oct. 28Asheville, NCRabbit Rabbit
Sun., Oct. 29Huntington, WVMountain Health Arena

The band released its latest record, Okemah Rising, last week. The record is another compilation of new musical arrangements set to lyrics composed by famed singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie. Along with its release, the band also released the record’s single, ‘Bring It Home

The song features guest vocals from Jamie Wyatt. The story told in this song’s lyrics is of a woman who gets fed up with her husband’s lack of attention and as a result, leaves him in the end. The band’s familiar celtic punk style arrangement couples with the lyrical content to make the song all the more engaging and entertaining.

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Four Chord Music Festival Lineup Announced

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Organizers of the Four Chord Music Festival have announced the lineup for this year’s edition of the annual event.

Yellowcard, The Gaslight Anthem, Alkaline Trio, and Taking Back Sunday are among the headliners for this year’s edition of the festival, which is scheduled to be held over the course of Aug. 12 and 13 at Wild Things Park in Pennsylvania. Also on the bill this year — the festival’s ninth year — are the likes of Face To Face, Magnolia Park, and Spaced.

Tickets and VIP passes for this year’s event are available here. Single-day passes are $94 white single-day VIP passes cost $196. Two-day general admission passes are $160 while two-day VIP passes are $290.

The festival’s full lineup is noted below:

Saturday, August 12

Yellowcard (performing Ocean Avenue)

Taking Back Sunday

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness


The Maine

Magnolia Park

Origami Angel


Eternal Boy

Patent Pending

Keep Flying

Old Neon

and more to be announced!

Sunday, August 13

The Gaslight Anthem

The Interrupters

Alkaline Trio

Streetlight Manifesto

Face To Face

American Football

Dave Hause & the Mermaid


Sincere Engineer


Look Out Loretta

and more to be announced

Festival founder Rishi Bahl said in a prepared statement, the festival’s lineup was deliberately created.

“The lineup has been specially curated to try to attract the widest possible crowd within the punk rock genre, and I think it rocks,” Bahl said. “We also take pride in trying to make it as affordable as possible by controlling the fees, total cost, etc. We hope the scene will come together and spend the weekend of the year with us. DIY Til’ We Die.”

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It’s Not Dead Festival Comes To Life This Fall

Courtesy: Earshot Media

Courtesy: Earshot Media

Punk rock is alive and well!

That is the message being sent by “It’s Not Dead Festival” co-founders Kevin Lyman, Jon Reese and Live Nation’s Rich Best. Thanks to the trio’s combined efforts, the aptly-titled festival will become reality, proving the spirit of punk and the music itself is alive and well. The “It’s Not Dead Festival” will be held Saturday, October 10th at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds in San Bernadino, CA. The festival will feature performances from a total of thirty-five bands across three stages representing the past, present, and future of punk and ska. Those bands include: Bad Religion, Pennywise, Descendents, NOFX, The Vandals, 7 Seconds, The Vandals, Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, Strung Out, Fishbone, H20, Lagwagon, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake and many more. The festival’s complete lineup is listed below.

The Lineup: Bad Religion, Pennywise, Descendents, NOFX,The Vandals,7 Seconds, Bouncing Souls, Anti-Flag, Strung Out, Fishbone, H20, Lagwagon, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake

Second Stage: The Adolescents, Agent Orange, CJ Ramone, Devils Brigade, Duane Peters Gunfight, Manic Hispanic, Pulley, Riverboat Gamblers, Sham 69, Swingin’ Utters, The Dickies, TSOL

Third Stage: DI, Left Alone, Otherized, Rhythmic Asylum, The Briggs, The Interrupters, The Untouchables, Total Chaos

Tickets for the “It’s Not Dead Festival” will be available beginning this afternoon at 1pm ET on the festival’s official website at Early bird tickets start at $25 and go up in price from there. Regular on-sale price for tickets is $42.50. Service fees and parking are not included in ticket prices. Kids 10 and under get in free. On-site overnight parking will be available for those that get there early in anticipation of the big day.

While the bands tapped to play this year’s festival are the main attraction, they are just part of what audiences can look forward to this year. There will also be an old-school skate/BMX jam presented by Vans featuring appearances from skateboarding legends such as: Mike Frazier, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Omar Hassan, and Neal Hendrix along with pros Lizzie Armanto, Alex Perelson, and Josh Bordon. BMX rider Dennis McCoy will also be on hand for the event.

For those looking for something calmer, there will also be an art exhibition titled “Art’s Not Dead” and a book-signing area. The art exhibition will feature works from artists and photographers such as Mark deSalvo, Dave Naz, Natalia Fabia, Lisa Johnson, B.J. Papas, Greg Attonito, Chris Shary, Craig “Skibs” Barker, Jeff Alulis, Jason Cardwell and many others.  Their works will both be on exhibition and for sale. The book-signing area will feature books from well-known authors such as Jeff Alulis, Danny Bland, Cecil Castellucci, Jack Grisham, Shawna Kenney, Jim Lindberg, David Nazworthy, Christian Picciolini, John Roecker with Dylan Melody, Daniel Weizmann and Shanti Wintergate & Greg Attonito.

The “It’s Not Dead Festival” is sponsored by Vans, Rockstar Energy Drink, FYE, Coldcock Whiskey, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Epitaph Records, and Pure Noise Records. More information on the “It’s Not Dead Festival” is available online now including ticketing information at:



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