Interview conducted by Jess Post. Audio by Erik Anderson. Camera by Makenzie Creden. Photos by Jess Dominguez. Each year WLUW staff takes a trip to Douglas Park to hi-light some of the best artist performing at Riot Fest. This year was no different as we had the pleasure of chatting with New York based band: Kid Sistr. The indie pop group performed with raw energy when they took the Rebel Stage a few Sundays ago. … Continue reading Kid Sistr talks Riot Fest, Musical Influence, and More!
Ska Dreams do Come True
WLUW chats with Jeff Rosenstock about going to school with Taking Back Sunday, writing music for cartoons, and Ska Dreams.
In Conversation with Holy Fawn at Riot Fest ’22
Interview by Imani Warren. Photo by Josie Stahler. Holy Fawn is an up and coming band based in Phoenix, Arizona. The band currently consists of guitarist and vocalist Ryan Osterman, guitarist Evan Phelps, drummer Austin Reinholz, and bassist Alexander Rieth. They’ve recently been on tour for their new album “Dimensional Bleed.” None of the bandmates have traveled internationally (except for Canada), so excitement is high within the group. “I’m most excited for the architecture,” stated … Continue reading In Conversation with Holy Fawn at Riot Fest ’22
Pop Punk Takeover at Riot Fest 2021
Joseph Fran of Knuckle Puck by Ava Butera @_avabutera Article by: Gwendolyn Brown When it comes to pop-punk, Riot Fest surely delivered this past weekend in Douglass Park. Fans were able to see their classic Emo Nite favorites like Mayday Parade and Taking Back Sunday, as well as check out new up and comers like Action/Adventure, Meet Me @ The Altar and Bearings. After recently being signed to Fueled By Ramen, the ladies in Meet … Continue reading Pop Punk Takeover at Riot Fest 2021
Riot Fest 2018
FRIDAY Weezer Weezer had a lot of hype to live up to when they performed at Riot Fest on Friday, as they replaced Blink-182 who cancelled their performance due to health related issues. Kicking things off with bright lights, an illuminated W and starting with “Buddy Holly”–it’s fair to say they lived up to the hype. Weezer performed a good mix of their extensive catalog, including some covers. During their set, they treated fans to “Happy … Continue reading Riot Fest 2018