News: Fall Out Boy, The Lawrence Arms, Screeching Weasel, Smoking Popes, & More Locals Announced For Riot Fest 2013
The lineup for this year’s Riot Fest hit the web last night, and it features a strong showing of Chicago talent, including Fall Out Boy, The Lawrence Arms, Screeching Weasel, Smoking Popes, Maps & Atlases, Empires, Twin Peaks, Flatfoot 56, and White Mystery. Tickets for the punk festival are on-sale now, with more acts set to be announced soon. Riot Fest happens September 13th through 15th in Humboldt Park.
That Supreme Cuts is on the bill for Lollapalooza this August is hardly a surprise, given how active the duo of Austin Keultjes and Mike Perry are these days. The production/DJ act has been keeping busy as of late, from producing for names like Mykki Blanco and Haleek Maul, to DJing everywhere from Double Door to SXSW. In between it all, the group has been working with multiple vocalists on their Divine Ecstasy effort, to follow up their Whispers in the Dark full length from last year.
Get lost in a SoundCloud playlist of the pair’s production work below, and catch Supreme Cuts bringing their ethereal and otherworldly ambiance to Lollapalooza on Saturday, August 3rd.
Psych pop outfit Yawn may be set to perform as part of this summer’s Lollapalooza line up, but that doesn’t mean the group is biding its time between now and August. At the end of last month, the group posted a picture to their Facebook (above) announcing they were in the mixing stage of finishing their forthcoming record. Speaking to CVU about the album back in January of this year, frontman Adam Gil had the following to say.
“The new stuff we’re recording is less sample-based than before. We’re getting some great natural sounds here at FeelTrip Studios, and we’ve been more excited by the idea of playing our instruments more. It’ll still be a mixture of natural, electronic and sampled sounds, but it feels good to get our heads out of the computer and jam together.”
Aside from working on new music, the members of Yawn also keep busy being involved with the aforementioned FeelTrip project, which includes an indie label and a DIY live music space on the near South Side. Yawn will be out representing for the operation later this month at the FeelTrip Night Out event on May 24th at SubT (tix). In the meantime, check out the group’s Happy Tears E.P. from last summer below. And catch Yawn live at Lollapalooza on Sunday, August 4th in Grant Park.
Not only is Elmhurst, IL garage punk outfit The Orwells set to take the stage as part of this summer’s Lollapalooza, but the group also just hit Austin, TX as official talent at this past spring’s SXSW festival. Both festival appearances come in the wake of the thrash rockers’ Remember When full length, which dropped last summer though Autumn Tone, also home to fellow Chicago young bloods Twin Peaks. Anyone looking for a primer on the group’s teen spirit aesthetic should scope out the group’s visual for “Mallrats (La La La).”
Watch video of the group performing at SXSW this past March below, and see them live in the flesh on Sunday, August 4th at Lollapalooza in Grant Park.
Though the group’s inclusion as part of this year’s Lollapalooza is undoubtably a massive achievement, Chicago alt-rock outfit Makeshift Prodigy just graced another legendary hometown stage this past weekend. On the evening of Sunday, May 5th, while the rest of the city was reveling in drunken Cinco de Mayo debauchery, Makeshift Prodigy was performing a live set at the JBTV studios downtown.
Both the group’s JBTV and Lollapalooza performances come in support of Makeshift Prodigy’s latest effort, Illuminate, which dropped at the end of 2012 through Atlantic. Preview that effort with streams of ”Chasing Daylight” and ”Bittersweet Surrender” below, following the group’s Lollapalooza announcement visual. And catch Makeshift Prodigy on Sunday, August 4th at Lollapalooza in Grant Park.