Typically Riot Fest is held in local Chicago clubs—much like Austin City Limits on a much smaller scale—but this year the event planners had a very different notion: why keep it contained? Why not let the music rip a hole in the sky?
In an age when so many of us rip music in order to store it on various mobile devices that can be transported anywhere and everywhere, policing entrenched (sub)cultural boundaries seems a bit controversial, if not entirely outdated.
Shane MacGowan's awareness and adaptation of trends in the literary world, along with the narrative quality and structural experimentation of his work, should cement his status as both a musical and literary figure.
These Boston Celtics wear the green proud, even when AC/DC, Nipple Erectors, and John Fogerty are some of the choice covers presented. A wild and haphazard collection of a half-dozen beers, er, years!"