Riot Fest Denver 2015: Ice Cube, L7, Iggy Pop, Tenacious D and many more (photos, review)
This is the third year the Chicago-based Riot Fest has brought its musical circus to the Denver area, and it may have been the Goldilocks year.
Here are the Riot Fest 2015 daily lineups: Which day (or all) do you choose?
It's time to decide whether shelling out your cold hard cash is worth the three day ticket, or jut explore the single day pass route.
Riot Fest 2015 second lineup announcement: System of a Down, Death Grips and more
Remember all those big question marks on the initial Riot Fest 2015 lineup announcement in May? Well, those questions have been answered. System of a Down, Death Grips, the Prodigy, 88 Fingers Louie, Chef’Special and Input & Broken have been added to Riot Fest 2015.
Where can Colorado have a major music festival?
Sixty-six-year-old Gary May leans back in a leather chair after working on his farm and reminisces about the day he spent watching the Bears game with hip-hop group Public Enemy.
Riot Fest Denver 2015 lineup analysis
“Riots aren’t always a good thing.” Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne said that in a recent promotional video for the three-city-wide Riot Fest, which was polling its participants and performers on why, as they put it, “Riot Fest sucks.” It’s the kind of thing that an adolescent Warped Tour might do today, the self-deprecating middle-finger selfie of the next wave of punk and rebel rockers.
Riot Fest Denver shares initial 2015 lineup: Modest Mouse, the Pixies and more
Riot Fest Denver has shared the first round of acts on its 2015 lineup, which will bring headliners Modest Mouse, the Pixies, Snoop Dogg, Iggy Pop and more.
Riot Fest Denver moves to National Western Complex
Riot Fest has announced it will move to National Western Complex when it returns to Denver on Aug. 28-30. This marks the third location for the music festival in as many years, after the Sports Authority Field at Mile High parking lot provided a last minute location for Riot Fest when it was forced out of its original home.
Riot Fest Denver will return in 2015
Riot Fest, the punk rock festival that took place last year in the parking lot of Sports Authority Field at Mile High, announced via Twitter that it will be back in Denver Aug.
The Replacements reunion continues, band announces Denver show
After playing one of its first reunion shows at Riot Fest Denver in 2013, the Replacements have announced a full U.S. tour that includes a return to Denver.
The 10 biggest Colorado music news stories of 2014: Riot Fest, Schoolboy Q, Caribou Ranch and more
As Reverb looks back at the the albums, songs and shows that defined 2014, we wanted to take a moment to step away from our headphones to recall the happenings of the music world that shaped our Colorado music scene this year.
The 2014 Colorado music festival season analysis: What worked and what didn’t
By Matt Miller and John Wenzel As the fertile summer-concert season fades into the shadows of downtown clubs and arenas, we thought it only right to look back on 2014’s festival lineup, given that it was one of the most crowded and controversial Colorado has seen.
Riot Fest sees few incidents, is welcome back to Sports Authority Field
After a weekend that had few arrests, complaints or parking and traffic issues, Sports Authority Field at Mile High general manager Andy Gorchov said he would gladly welcome Riot Fest back to the venue.
Best sets at Riot Fest Denver 2014
Now that we've had a moment to reflect on Riot Fest 2014, it's time to pick which sets we liked the best. This year, it looks like the headliners shone the brightest (as they should), with Weezer and the Cure nabbing the most spots on our Top 5 lists.
Riot Fest Denver 2014: Photos, review of day three with Wu-Tang Clan, the National and more (video)
As Riot Fest Denver has now taken on Colorado stages twice, and on both occasions it has poured rain on the music festival’s final day, it is now tradition.
The National blames weather for poor sound, frustration at Riot Fest Denver
What exactly was going on with the National on Sunday night in Colorado, where the group headlined the final day of Riot Fest Denver?
Riot Fest Denver 2014: Photos of the crowds and culture on day three
While it's the studded belts, the various colors of hair and the arsenal of boots that draw the eye, Riot Fest brings out plenty of normal people, too.
Riot Fest Denver 2014: Photos of the people and culture on day two
From mohawks twice the size of your head to fire eaters, Riot Fest certainly brings some unique sights. They don't add the "sideshow" term to the title of the music festival for no reason.
Riot Fest Denver 2014: Photos, review of day two with the Cure, Social Distortion and more (video)
Riot Fest Denver turned its freak factor down significantly on Saturday, the festival’s hump day. Gone was the Flaming Lips’ kookiness, Die Antwoord’s strange singularity and Gogol Bordello’s Eastern Bloc-inspired zaniness.
Riot Fest Denver 2014: Photos and review of day one with Weezer, Slayer and more
If you've ever wanted to take a trek in a time machine back to the '90s and earlier, look no further than Sports Authority Field this weekend.
Riot Fest 2014: Watch five videos with Weezer, Flaming Lips and more
Wayne Coyne walking across the screaming Riot Fest crowd. Weezer dropping the iconic blue square behind them on stage as they kick off "My Name is Jonas" followed by the entirety of "The Blue Album." For a festival heavy on the nostalgia, Riot Fest didn't disappoint in adding new memories to the cherished ones.
Best Colorado shows this week: Lykke Li, Riot Fest and more
Lykke Li, Riot Fest and more make our list of best Colorado shows this week. We’ll be seeing you there, and if you don’t make it out, follow the music musings on our Twitter @RVRB and our selfies on Instagram @heyreverb.
Are front-to-back album concerts sucking the fun out of live music?
Rob Crow has a cure for bands who have grown tired of playing their greatest hits in concert dozens upon dozens of times, year after grueling year.
Riot Fest 2014 guide: You can’t miss these artists
Searching for a massive hit of musical nostalgia? Look no further than the second annual Riot Fest Denver, which is set to bring your favorite niche bands from the nether decades back to the stage this weekend.
Wu-Tang Clan battles group turmoil ahead of new album, Riot Fest
More than 20 years ago, as Wu-Tang Clan worked in a Staten Island basement to record the iconic “Enter the Wu-Tang Clan — 36 Chambers,” the group’s problems were external: violence, poverty, city life, finding a place in the ’90s hip-hop scene.