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riot fest 2014

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The Best Riot Fest Chicago After Parties

Riot Fest Chicago doesn’t have to end at 10 p.m. when the last band hits the closing note of the evening — no, the punk rock party scatters and moves throughout the city for various after parties and social events for you to attend at your pleasure.

Sets from Mineral, The Get Up Kids, Rise Against, Andrew W.K. (dj set), and many more will take place each evening as the after-hour festivities ensue.

You think you didn’t have your fill during the day? Follow the jump to check out our go-to after parties for Thursday-Sunday night this weekend.…

Rise Against Siren Song

10 YEARS LATER: Rise Against’s ‘Siren Song of the Counter Culture’

If you were to look at Pitchfork’s scathing 2.9/10 review of Rise Against’s third studio album today, you’ll find more snark-filled jabs against young adult angst and punk ideologies stuffed into a letter to Ralph Nader than you could shake an X-emblazoned fist at. Plenty has changed in the past ten years since that was published, though. For example, Mr. Nader’s been given a reasonable break and these Chicago natives have made strides towards maturity (and consequentially, commercialization).…

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Rise Against Release “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore” Music Video

The ever-political punk outfit known as Rise Against have once again found their way to our front page with the release of a new music video.

“I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore” is one of the most driving and infectious tracks found on Rise Against’s recently released Black Market LP. The video features a compilation of footage and facts regarding many of the human-caused problems facing humanity today. Murders in Chicago, the disappearance of elephants, the innocent civilians killed during times of war, etc. etc. There is a lot of bad shit going on in the world and Rise …

Rise Against 2013

ALBUM STREAM: Rise Against – ‘The Black Market’

Following an extensive promotional run and a hard-hitting single, Rise Against have begun streaming their new album, The Black Market, a full week ahead of its official release. Give it a listen here via ITunes, and if you’re a fan, pick up a pre-order through the band’s official website.

In the months ahead, the Chicago quartet will be hitting the road with Touché Amoré in support of their newest effort, a follow-up to 2011’s Endgame. To see if they’ll be stopping by a venue in your area, head here.

Additionally, be sure to check back with …

Rise Against 2013

Rise Against Announce Fall Tour With Touché Amoré

Though Rise Against‘s popularity amongst the mainstream rock crowd has continued to soar over the past decade, their choice in opening acts shows they haven’t forgotten where they came from. The Chicago punk heroes always put together a great package, exposing some of the underground’s finest acts to arena-sized audiences.

You can now add Los Angeles melodic hardcore masters Touché Amoré and Missouri garage punks Radkey to the long list of beneficiaries, as the two acts have been tapped to open for Rise Against on a U.S. tour that will kick off on September 9 in St. Paul, Minnesota.…

Rise Against 2013

LISTEN: Rise Against Release New Single “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore”

Rise Against have released a lyric video for “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore,” the first single from their new album The Black Market.

The anthemic track is sure to get plenty of airplay as it fits right in line with “Re-Education (Through Labor)” and “Help Is On The Way,” but I feel like we sort of know what to expect from a Rise Against lead single at this point. Still, the deeper cuts on Appeal to Reason and Endgame provided enough diversity that I’m confident we’ll have plenty to sink our teeth into when The Black Market

Rise Against 2013

Rise Against Announce New Album ‘The Black Market’

After posting a series of teasers over the past few weeks, Rise Against have officially announced the title and release date of their upcoming seventh studio album. The follow-up to 2011′s Endgame is called The Black Market and will hit stores on July 15. The album’s first single, “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore,” will be unleashed on June 10, but a preview of the track can be heard in the album announcement video included below.

“Rise Against has always been a political band, but also a personal band,” says frontman Tim McIlrath. “We’ve always had songs that have …

Rise Against 2013

Rise Against Post Second Teaser For New Album

A couple weeks ago, Chicago punk rockers Rise Against announced that their next album will be released this year. While the teaser video that accompanied the announcement featured clips from their past work, today’s video is focused on the future. After the break, you can watch some studio footage set to a clip of a brand new song.

The new teaser also confirms a summer release date for the group’s seventh full-length. They have yet to reveal a title, tracklist, or first single, but we’ll be sure to let you know when they do. In the meantime, you can pick …

Rise Against New Album 2014

Rise Against Teasing New Album For 2014

After finding relatively massive mainstream success with their two most recent LPs, Rise Against have quietly and gradually become one of the biggest punk bands of the last fifteen years. While some fans of the older material claim that the band has sold out in favor of a more radio-friendly sound, one look at their recently posted teaser video might prove otherwise.

The video, which you can stream after the jump, takes a glance at each of the band’s releases from 2001′s The Unraveling through 2011′s Endgame before showing the band in the studio recording their new record. Maybe I …

Summerfest 2014

Summerfest Unveils Impressive Lineup

As a Milwaukee native, I’ll be the first to admit that, in recent years, Summerfest has left a lot to be desired. Waves of nefarious activity, coupled with expanding crowds and consistently lackluster lineups have made the annual, 11-day event sort of a running joke amongst my circle of friends—a place for teens to blackout on grain alcohol and garner new profile pics. However, it seems like this will not be the case this coming summer, as earlier today, “The Big Gig” announced an absolutely killer roster, including Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Brand New, Rise Against, …

Dead Ending

Dead Ending (Members of Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, and More) Sign To Bridge Nine Records

Dead Ending are one of the newest names to be added onto Bridge Nine Records’ roster, and if there’s anything that each of the band members’ discographies show, it’s that there is one promising release in the works.

With a line-up including the likes of The Bomb’s Jeff Dean, Articles Of Faith’s Vic Bondi, Rise Against’s Joe Principe, and Alkaline Trio’s Derek Grant, you could consider DE a full-fledged punk rock super group. According to a press release, this Chicago-based act will be putting out their DE III EP this April.

Acquaint yourself to the group by following the jump …

weekly wax

WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 12/22-12/28

Welcome to the last Weekly Wax of 2013! We’re sending out the year with a slew of new pre-orders for film soundtracks (All Is Lost, the pricey but cool-looking Frozen set), punk reissues (The Bomb, Rise Against), and Fadeaway RecordsFriends, which has the most stacked tracklist of any compilation in recent memory.

This week also saw the launch of the first Under The Gun vinyl review. Check out what Brian had to say about the recent repressing of Circa Survive‘s Juturna right here.

There are already a lot of cool …