Riot Fest Announces Free D.O.A. Show at Cobra Lounge w/ Shot Baker Wednesday, June 23rd

Riot Fest Announces Free D.O.A. Show at Cobra Lounge in Chicago!
with Shot Baker – Wednesday, June 23rd

Riot Fest Line-Up Leak, Prize Giveways, Ticket Contests

Riot Fest and D.O.A. announce a free show at Cobra Lounge on Wednesday, June 23rd! D.O.A. will be joined by Chicago faves Shot Baker, who’ll go on tour with them following the Chicago show. Riot Fest’s 2010 line-up is still under wraps, but this night, some early warnings will be leaked, and there’ll be giveaways and some contests.

Canada’s legendary Punk Kings, who helped spread punk rock counterculture around the world, approach a momentous milestone. For 32 years D.O.A. has been happily slashing away at all manner of philosophical enemies. They’ve travelled the globe almost continuously since they formed in 1978; they released their first snarling piece of vinyl, the “Disco Sucks” EP in June of that year. That slab of plastic opened the door to international prominence, riots, rip-off record companies and three generations of fans.

In 1981, D.O.A. made the term “hardcore” their own and pushed it into the common vernacular with their legendary album “Hardcore 81” and subsequent tours. Consequently, D.O.A. has been cited as a major influence for tons of bands ranging from The Red Hot Chili Peppers to Green Day to Rancid to The Offspring. They followed that up with their ground breaking EP “War on 45” and “Bloodied But Unbowed.”

D.O.A.’s sound and philosophy has been held together by Canada’s Godfather of punk Joey “Shithead” Keithley’s songwriting, singing and guitar playing. D.O.A.’s sound, although always rooted in punk rock, has managed to create a fair bit of consternation for those who would like to choose musical boxes. It’s punk, but it incorporates rock n’ roll, reggae, metal, and ska. Whatever the hell their sound is, it’s pulled out a “Yeah,that’s the shit!” from the likes of Henry Rollins, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sonic Youth, Jello Biafra, Bif Naked, John Doe, Randy Bachman and Dave Grohl.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary, Sudden Death has released the definitive D.O.A. album, “War and Peace,” a 25-track compilation of D.O.A.’s greatest recorded moments. War and Peace starts at the roots of “Disco Sucks”, “The Enemy” and “Liar For Hire” right through to their modern blitzkrieg sound of “Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Just Say No To The WTO.”

D.O.A. has travelled a long, tough road that has taken them around the world and the raw energy continues. Come join in the power and non-compromise that is D.O.A.

D.O.A. with special guests Shot Baker
Wednesday, June 23rd
Cobra Lounge
235 N. Ashland, Chicago, IL 60607
Free

D.O.A. with SHOT BAKER on TOUR
6/23 Chicago, IL Cobra Lounge
6/24 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
6/25 Detroit, MI Small’s
6/26 Rutland, OH Skatopia
6/27 Cleveland, OH Now that’s Class

For information on Riot Fest, visit www.riotfest.org, for information on Cobra Lounge visit www.cobralounge.com, for more information on D.O.A. visit http://www.myspace.com/doapunk and for Shot Baker visit www.shotbaker.com

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