Forget Lolla, go to Riot Fest

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    Yeah it is really hard to find a better summer city than Chicago.

    I am trying to get out of Vegas as often as possible this summer.
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    If you had a winter like we'd had, you'd be making the most of your summer.
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    Just got some interesting new info on Riot Fest via email. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the festival, ten of the bands are going to perform seminal albums in their entirety. P4k did this for a couple of years with their "Don't Look Back" series on the opening night of the festival. Last year, the Breeders played Last Splash to celebrate their reunion.

    Here are nine of the bands and the album each one will feature. If I had my pick, the remaining band and album would be The Cure playing Head on the Door.

    JANES'S ADDICTION: Nothing 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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    I'd be bankrupt after a summer lineup like that. Liver transplant, too.
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    Yep, just saw this. It would be totally cool to see Jane's do Nothing Shocking in its entirety.

    Head on the Door is probably the only Cure album that I really like.
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    Same here. They got way to cheerful after that.
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    I typically see about 50 bands a year, the vast majority between one or two festivals, three or four of those street festivals, the free Taste of Chicago concert (usually three or four good bands) and four or five of the free Downtown Sound concerts at Millennium Park. I probably don't spend more than $300 the entire year.
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    Saw that article about the albums in full. I have been to a few of those types of shows now and even with awesome albums I didn't really enjoy it that much. Still would like to see some of those albums performed. Weezer and NOFX would be pretty cool. But I think they would have to do more than just the albums to fill their sets.
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    Only ones that I enjoyed were Daydream Nation, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and about half of Last Splash. Talked to a guy who saw Bob Mould play Work Book in its entirety last month at the City Winery, a very intimate venue. Said it was one of the best shows he's ever seen.

    Just heard a rumor at the local Whole Foods that the 10th seminal album is by a band not currently listed on the bill, The Damned. Don't know enough about them to know what their seminal album is. All the stuff I like by The Damned is later stuff that hardcore Damned fans hate.
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    I still love Ritual. 3 Days is one of my favorite live songs. Then She Did is an amazing tune, great bass line. It just has such a great groove. No One Is Leaving has sick guitar work on it. Ain't No Right is such an aggressive song. That song has driven and inspired so many times over the years. Thinking about all of this has caused me to pop this album up and listen which I haven't done in a long time.

    Yes, Nothing Shocking does have that grit that just sets it apart from anything else, tho.
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