It seems the economy has had no effect on the ambitious folks that put on the annual Riot Fest punk festival. 2009 marks the largest one to date with shows being played in Chicago and Los Angeles.
Congress Theater, Metro, Double Door, Subterranean, Cobra Lounge and a secret location will host shows in Chicago beginning on October 7 and continuing through October 11. The fun then travels westward to sunny Los Angeles, California where The Palladium, The Wiltern Theater, The Key Club, and The Roxy are the selected venues. The shows are November 12-14 in L.A.
Screeching Weasel, Cock Sparrer, Dead Milkmen, NOFX, Murder City Devils, Alkaline Trio, Naked Rayguy, Butthole Surfers, Flatfoot 56, Pegboy, Fear City, Lower Class Brats, Street Dogs, No Empathy, and Youth Brigade are just a sampling of the many bands to play.