Riot Fest Announces Full Schedule, Final Chicago Show for Cap’n Jazz, Changes to Line-Up for Busted at Oz Show

Riot Fest announces the full schedule for each of the shows and venues that comprise the fest, celebrating every generation of great punk music. With talent-packed shows at Congress Theater, Metro, Double Door, Subterranean, Triple A and Exit, fans have myriad options in Chicago next week (schedule below). Cap’n Jazz, beloved by fans in the early 90s and a touchstone band for the punk/emo evolution have announced that their Riot Fest appearance will be their last Chicago show, ever. The band has played a handful of shows in recent years, but on their Facebook page they advise fans, “So…this (Oct. 7) will conclude the Chicago portion of ‘Cap’n Jazz Reunion 2010’, please return your seats and seat tray tables to their upright position and thank you for flying with owls.”

In other news, there are unfortunate changes to the line-up for the much anticipated Busted at Oz show. Drummer Jim Calao was scheduled to join the rest of the all-original line-up of Naked Raygun when he was sidelined in a biking accident that left him with broken bones and a Doctor’s moratorium on performing. Fortunately, current Raygun drummer Eric Spicer is stepping in to help the show go on.

Earl Letiecq, original guitar player for The Effigies has encountered last minute family matters that require his immediate attention; he is unable to travel to Chicago. The Effigies send their apologies to their fans, members will be in attendance at Busted at Oz.

Riot Fest bands include  Bad Religion, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Circle Jerks, Anti-Flag, Articles of Faith, Snapcase, Less Than Jake, The Lawrence Arms, Bouncing Souls, High On Fire, Corrosion of Conformity, Riverboat Gamblers, OFF! (Keith Morris of Circle Jerks), Red Oktoberfest with Propagandhi, “Busted at Oz” Reunion, Cro-Mags, FUN., Negative Approach, Smoking Popes, Bhopal Stiffs, The Meatmen, Agnostic Front, Off With Their Heads, Brendan Kelly, The Toasters, Roy Ellis a.k.a. Mr. Symarip, Righteous Fool and many more. A full listing of announced bands is available at

Now in its sixth year, Riot Fest has come a long way in a very short time. When Mike Petryshyn launched Riot Fest in 2005, only two of the bands he really wanted to play agreed to do so. In the first five years, 25,000 fans have attended to see over 200 bands.

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DOUBLE DOOR – Busted at OzDoors: 7:30pmShow: 8:00pm 11:00 – close  – Naked Raygun10:15 – 10:45pm – The Subverts9:30 – 10:00pm – Steve Bjorklund with Articles of Faith (Strike Under set)8:55 – 9:20pm – Silver Abuse8:25 – 8:45pm – Toothpaste8:00 – 8:15pm – Rottenfinko

METRODoors: 7:00pmShow: 8:00pm 11:10 – close – Propagandhi10:25 – 10:55pm – Cobra Skulls9:45 – 10:10pm – The Copyrights9:05 – 9:30pm – The Brokedowns8:30 – 8:55pm – Vultures United8:00 – 8:20pm – Brendan Kelly DOUBLE DOORDoors:  8:00pmShow:  9:00pm 11:15 – close – The Bronx10:30 – 11:00pm – Dummy9:45 – 10:15pm – The Architects9:00 – 9:30pm  – Regrets SUBTERRANEANDoors: 8:30pmShow: 9:00pm 11:00 – close – Bhopal Stiffs10:15 – 10:45pm – Mexican Cheerleader9:35 – 10:00pm – No Enemy9:00 – 9:25pm – Squared Off COBRA LOUNGEDoors: 10:00pmShow: 10:30pm 12:00 – close – Agnostic Front11:15 – 11:45pm – Mother of Mercy10:30 – 11:00pm – Product of Waste


CONGRESSDoors: 5:30 pmShow: 6:00pm 9:45 – close – Bad Religion8:55 – 9:30pm – The Lawrence Arms8:00 – 8:40pm – Circle Jerks7:15 – 7:45pm – Bouncing Souls6:35 – 7:00pm – Off With Their Heads6:00 – 6:25pm – X Is For Eyes METRODoors: 6:00pmShow: 6:30pm 9:00 – close – Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine7:45 – 8:45pm – Articles of Faith7:05 – 7:30pm – Shot Baker6:30 – 6:55pm – Explode and Make Up DOUBLE DOORDoors: 9:00pmShow: 9:30pm 11:45 – close – Corrosion of Conformity11:00 – 11:30pm – Double Negative10:15 – 10:45pm – Keelhaul9:30 – 10:00pm – Righteous Fool SUBTERRANEANDoors: 10:00pmShow: 10:30pm 12:00 – close – The Toasters11:15 – 11:45pm – The Crombies10:30 – 11:00pm – Skapone AAA BUILDINGDoors: 11:00pmShow: 11:45pm



Show: 12:00am



CONGRESSDoors: 3:00pmShow: 3:30pm 9:35 – close – Mighty Mighty Bosstone8:45 – 9:20pm – Pennywise9:30 – 8:30pm– Less Than Jake6:35 – 7:15pm – Snapcase5:50 – 6:20pm – Anti-Flag5:10 – 5:40pm – The Flatliners4:30 – 5:00pm – The Swellers4:00 – 4:25pm – Banner Pilot3:30 – 3:55pm – Have Nots METRODoors: 6:30pmShow: 7:00pm 9:00 – close – Cap’n Jazz8:15 – 8:45pm – Smoking Popes7:35 – 8:00pm – Anxiety High7:00 – 7:25pm – The Dopamines DOUBLE DOORDoors: 9:00pmShow: 9:15pm 12:00 – close – Cro-Mags11:05 – 11:50pm – OFF!10:25 – 10:50pm – The Infected9:50 – 10:15pm – On The Attack9:15 – 9:40pm – Whut? SUBTERRANEANDoors: 10:00pmShow: 10:30pm

12:00 – close – Riverboat Gamblers

11:15 – 11:45pm – The Last Vegas

10:30 – 11:00pm – Gravetones

AAA BuildingDoors: 11:00pmShow: 11:45pm


ExitShow: 12:00am



METRODoors: 6:00pmShow: 6:15pm 9:00 – close – High On Fire8:00 – 8:40pm – Torche7:00 – 7:40pm – Kylesa6:15 – 6:45pm – Droids Attack DOUBLE DOORDoors: 8:00pmShow: 8:30pm 11:00 – close – Negative Approach10:00 – 10:45pm – Zero Boys9:15 – 9:45pm – The Meatmen8:30 – 9:00pm – Bums, Liars and Thieves SUBTERRANEANDoors: 8:00pmShow: 8:30pm 10:45 – close – Roy Ellis aka Mr. Symarip9:50 – 10:30pm – Mr. T. Bone9:10 – 9:40pm – Eastern Standard Time8:30 – 9:00pm – Green Room Rockers

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