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The band's first festival was Riot Fest in 2016. Three years later, Can't Swim was able to step back from the mic to hear his lyrics shouted crystal clear from the crowd.

Can’t Swim paddles back for a return performance at Riot Fest

September 20, 2019

After a pre-show game of Tetris backstage, Can’t Swim woke up its crowd with an early, but energetic, performance to kick off the first day of Riot Fest. “Thanks for waking up and being here,” Ch...

REVIEW: Riot Fest 2019's greatest hits

REVIEW: Riot Fest 2019’s greatest hits

September 17, 2019

After three packed days, Douglas Park’s Riot Fest marks 15 years in the books with mud, mosh pits, killer guitar riffs, colored hair and inflatable aliens. With five stages, carnival rides, wrestling...

Riot Fest will feature a packed lineup, including headliners such as blink-182, Slayer, Bikini Kill, JAWBREAKER, Bloc Party and Taking Back Sunday.

Bring your birthday hat, Riot Fest is turning 15

September 11, 2019

Alternative punk, rock and hip-hop fans will celebrate the 15th birthday of Chicago’s very own Riot Fest the only way they know how: live music, carnival rides, funnel cake and beer. The festival will f...

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

October 30, 2017

On his daily commute in Chicago Transit Authority vehicles, Bus constantly looks over his shoulder. He is paranoid that people will see his phone. Sometimes he has to pocket the device to finish business...

Pujol comments on cynicism through his music

Pujol comments on cynicism through his music

October 16, 2017

Nashville-based rock band Pujol will be returning to Chicago to promote its EP, Kisses, released Nov. 27, 2015. It includes eight tracks: three poems and five rock 'n' roll songs.Led by songwriter Dan...

Party king Andrew W.K. will play Oct. 21 at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield Ave. 

Andrew W.K. ‘baffled’ in partying whirlwind

October 16, 2017

Known for his early 2000s hits “Party Hard,” “She is Beautiful” and “We Want Fun,” prolific party animal Andrew W.K., whose full name is Andrew Wikles-Krier, quickly branched out from his unique ...

An approved motion made during the Faculty Senate’s March 10 meeting will have the Senate vote on the Workload Workgroup’s new document before approval.

Senate to vote on workload group’s document

March 13, 2017

Faculty Senate will vote on the Workload Workgroup’s latest research document before final approval, according to a decision at its March 10 meeting. The senate also welcomed the college’s first ombudsperson and the new senior vice president of Business Affairs and CFO to discuss...

Hard Girls will perform at Riot Fest’s Rebel Stage on Sept. 18.

Riot Fest’s Hard Girls release new song, talk moshpits

September 12, 2016

Indie-punk band Hard Girls released their single “Guadalupe on the Banks of the Styx” on The A.V. Club’s website Aug. 30. Originally from San Jose, California, the band has toured with household...

I the Mighty to debut at Riot Fest

I the Mighty, whose EP Oil in Water released on Sept. 2, is preparing for its second headlining tour.

By Arts & Culture Reporter

September 6, 2016

Members of progressive rock band I the Mighty are no strangers to playing high-profile rock shows, but they will outdo themselves Sept. 17 when they  their debut at Chicago’s annual Riot Fest. The g...

Student enrollment, retention need to be higher-ups’ focus

Student enrollment, retention need to be higher-ups’ focus

April 18, 2016

As the Spring 2016 Semester begins to wind down, students, staff and faculty are attempting to imagine what Columbia’s climate will be like next fall. With a handful of new hires or promotions already announced throughout the last several we...

Faculty Senate members addressed several motions about technology and faculty workload March 11 at the 600 S. Michigan Ave. Building. 

Faculty senate votes to expand workload committee

March 14, 2016

In response to faculty concerns about uneven workloads, Columbia’s Faculty Senate approved a motion at a March 11 meeting to create a permanent committee to formulate policy on workload balance.At the S...

Pitchfork Music Festival will celebrate high-profile and local talent July 15–17.

Pitchfork gets 10.0 rating for summer music festival

February 29, 2016

After a whirlwind year, including a buyout from Condé Nast media, Pitchfork and its annual Pitchfork Music Festival have not forgotten their original home in Chicago with the recently announced festival li...

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