Jawbreaker (No, Seriously), Nine Inch Nails, M.I.A., and More Will Play Riot Fest
This will not be unfun.
Jawbreaker, the seminal punk trio that has for years shrugged off offers to reunite, has finally succumbed to the allure of Riot Fest and will play this year's festival in Chicago. The band hasn't performed together in nearly 20 years, and in fact frontman Blake Schwarzenbach has said that he feels "physically incapable" of performing the songs anymore. Welp, only one way to find out! At least this time around, people probably won't boo when they delve into the Dear You songs.
Taking place September 15 to 17 in Douglas Park, Riot Fest will also feature Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and more, including:
New Order, Paramore, Prophets of Rage, M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, Mike D (DJ Set), A Day To Remember, Gogol Bordello, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Dirty Heads, TV on the Radio, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr., New Found Glory, Death From Above 1979, Bad Brains, FIDLAR, Action Bronson, Pennywise, Built to Spill, X, Peaches, The Lawrence Arms, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, The Orwells, Bayside, Say Anything, Mayday Parade, Streetlight Manifesto, Dead Cross, Minus the Bear, The Menzingers, LIARS, GWAR, Buzzcocks, GBH, Real Friends, Hot Water Music, Shabazz Palaces, Andrew W.K., Fishbone, The Story So Far, State Champs, Four Year Strong, Beach Slang, The Cribs, that dog., Knuckle Puck, Chon, Slaves, The Hotelier, The Flatliners, Dessa, Saul Williams, Nothing More, Alice Bag, Tobacco, Sleep On It, Downtown Boys, Engine 88, The Smith Street Band, The Regrettes, HDBeenDope, Gazebos, and Kitten Forever.
Over 25 more bands will be announced next month. Three-day passes go on sale today at noon CDT.
See you in Chicago. We'll be the ones screaming "Boxcar" (but secretly hoping they play "Accident Prone"). Also, RIP to this band, we guess.