Sam’s Seven Songs- Riot Fest Chicago Part 3

Riot Fest Denver just wrapped up and next up is CHICAGO! Fuck yeah!

The anxiety is starting to creep up on me…the anxiety of having to choose one band over another! Grrr, there are a few conflicts in my daily Riot Fest “must-see” schedule. I’ll have to consult my psychic to help me make these tough decisions, but I can’t guarantee her predictions will be correct.

What I can guarantee is that you’ll see some pretty fuckin’ crazy and awesome concert goers this year in Chicago. Anything goes at Riot Fest and it’s an Instagram addicts paradise. Look for my Riot Fest Instagram’s @SPAGIRL22

Here are my picks for this week, hope you enjoy!




1) Sunday 9/13 6:30pm @Radical Stage

Beach Slang- Dirty Cigarettes

Love the lyrics and their sound!

I write a lot, it’s mostly lies
I fall in love to pass the time
I never fit, I never tried
I need the struggle to feel alive

All I want are records on my stereo
I’m better off, baby, when I’m all alone, that’s a lie
Dirty cigarettes and a dirty soul
Tell me I’m enough, I am dying to know what it’s like

2) Friday 9/11 2:00pm @ Riot Stage

Fishbone- Skankin to the beat

I’ve always had a love for Ska.
“Skankin’ to the beat is an alright feelin’ ”

3) Saturday 9/12 3:00pm @Rock Stage

The Dead Milkmen- Bitchin’ Camaro

Bitchin’ Camaro, bitchin’ Camaro!
Hey man where ya headed?
Bitchin’ Camaro, bitchin’ Camaro!
I don’t want unleaded!

4) Saturday 9/12 4pm @Revolt Stage

Sleep On It- Bright

I love me some local bands!  From Logan Square to Riot Fest!

5) Sunday 9/13 2:15 @Riot Stage

Hum- Stars  1995 song used in a cadillac commercial

Listen closely- do you hear the influence of Smashing Pumpkins?
This song was also used in a Cadillac commercial in the late 00’s.

She thinks she missed the train to Mars, she’s out back counting stars.
She thinks she missed the train to Mars, she’s out back counting stars.

6) Friday 9/11 2:45pm @Rebel Stage

Barb Wire Dolls- Shut Up Slut

How long are you gonna sit there and cry
Before you wake up and use your mind
Governments can collapse when the people stand up
Rise against and make it count
A revolution”s at hand and here”s your choice
To riot and shout from your bottled up voice

7) Sunday 9/13 1:00pm @Revolt Stage

Cayetana- Hot Dad Calendar

There’s a difference between
Things that we say and we mean