Sunday, September 16, 2012

Riot Fest-Day 3 BE THERE--ChiIL Mama's Sunday Recommendations #Riotfest


Gogol Bordello HIGHLY recommended--Playing today (Sunday) at 7:25 on the Roots Stage.   ChiIL Mama/ChiIL Live Shows has shot them from the pit at North Coast Music Fest 2011 and Summer Camp Music Fest 2012.   They are one of our favorites and a must see live.   Come check out these gypsy punks.   You'll be glad you did!    They're the real deal.

We had a rockin' good time at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park yesterday.   It was the 8th year for the fest but the first day as a party in the park.   It was a genius move to take the bulk of the fest outdoors and we hope it's a permanent move.   We shot over 600 photos and video footage Saturday alone, which we'll be editing and posting here soon.   For now, we've got a fest to cover, so you'll just have to wait.

We've got loads of great Gwar blood shots....of the band and the slimed freaks in the audience, too.   And we have some sweet pit photos of A Wilhelm Scream and Chi-Town's own Deals Gone Bad.

Plenty of families were out with the punk kin.   UPPERkase Stilt Crew, the Environmental Encroachment marching band and fire spinners were fun for all ages and lent a welcome circus punk atmosphere to the fest.    The carnival strip was a colorful diversion, too.

Recommendations

There are so many truly great bands playing Sunday, so tough choices will have to be made.    Here's where we're leaning for sure.   We'll have to see how mid day plays out.   We may get around and do a mini sampler

Reverend Horton Heat-- 
first half set playing 1-1:40

Fishbone--1:15-2pm

The Jesus and Mary Chain 4:40-5:25

Elvis Costello 5:25-6:25

Alkaline Trio 6:25-7:25

Gogol Bordello 7:25-8:25

Iggy and The Stooges 8:25-9:25 
Can't wait to see Iggy again.   Caught him last at Lollapalooza with the kids a few years back and he's still got it.   Our husky rescue dog is even named Iggy Pup.   Check out our past Iggy coverage here.


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Bands we dig are in bold.   Click on their names to hear tracks, see videos and learn more.


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