10 bands to play their essential albums in full at Riot Fest

May 15, 2014 by Matt Crane

10 bands to play their essential albums in full at Riot Fest

To celebrate Riot Fest’s 10th Anniversary, 10 bands have joined in to play their classic albums either at Riot Fest in Chicago or in both Denver and Chicago. Nine of the bands inovled have been revealed today. Check out the bands and respective albums below.

“During last year’s Violent Femmes’ set at Riot, where they performed Violent Femmes unannounced in its entirety, it dawned on me that if we ever did an album play thing at Riot, we should make it something that the fans would remember years from now,” said Michael Petryshyn, Riot Fest partner. “So, I literally was walking back to my trailer after their set and it hit me… ‘10 Years. 10 Essential Albums.’… and yeah, it grew from there.”

Jane’s Addiction: Nothing’s Shocking (Chicago)

The Offspring: Smash (Chicago)

Weezer: The Blue Album (Chicago & Denver)

Slayer: Reign In Blood (Chicago & Denver)

Samhain: Initium (Chicago)

NOFX: Punk In Drublic (Chicago & Denver)

Descendents: Milo Goes To College (Chicago)

Naked Raygun: Throb Throb (Chicago)

The Get Up Kids: Something To Write Home About (Chicago)

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