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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: 10 Cover Songs We Hope To Hear at Riot Fest Chicago

Nothing gets a festival crowd going like a good cover tune, so it’s no surprise that many of my favorite memories from Riot Fest 2013 involved covers. The festival opened on Friday afternoon with Hatebreed paying tribute to fallen Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman with their cover of “Ghosts of War,” during which Jamey Jasta made […]

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Watch Subway Dancers Flip in The Afghan Whigs’ Video for “Matamoros”

If any alt-rock band is allowed to say “been there, done that,” it’s The Afghan Whigs. Earlier this year, the band returned with their first full-length release in 16 years: Do to the Beast. One of the album’s tracks, “Matamoros,” just got a new music video, and it could easily take place in 2014 or 1998. […]


The Afghan Whigs Stream New Track “The Lottery”

After reforming for a series of live shows in 2012, The Afghan Whigs are now preparing to release their first new album in 16 years with Do To The Beast set to hit stores on April 15. The band surprised us last month by releasing the desert rock tune “Algiers” as the album’s first single, […]


Watch: The Afghan Whigs Get Revenge in “Algiers” Music Video

After an eleven-year hiatus, The Afghan Whigs reunited in the summer of 2012 to prove they’re still one of the best live acts around. That run included stops at Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, and continued into 2013 with the band’s memorable performance alongside Usher at SXSW. I don’t think […]


Official Lollapalooza Lineup Revealed

The organizers of Lollapalooza have officially unveiled the lineup for this year’s return to Chicago’s Grant Park 8/3-8/5. Appearing to be pretty much the exact lineup that was circling as a rumor not too long ago, the 2012 lineup for Lollapalooza promises headline appearances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Black Keys, and Jack […]