Jane’s Addiction: Is Dave Navarro secretly the devil, or is it just the facial hair that gives us that impression? We may never know, but there's a chance that the devil rocks harder than we ever imagined.
The Cure: "Whenever I'm alone with you, you make me feel like I am clean again." If that's the case, Robert Smith, we want your tips on how to get black eyeliner off. We'll hit you up after the show, if that's cool.
Patti Smith: She's the punk poet who changed the face of the New York punk scene and this is your chance to go see why her name comes with a certain reverence. From wild performances to moving words, punk wouldn't be punk without Patti Smith.
The Get Up Kids: While the band may have reservations about the punk scene they helped inspire, there's a reason their influence is so strong in bands today. Go see where so much of it started and judge for yourself.
Rx Bandits: You can't talk about punk and ignore the existence of ska. Luckily, Riot Fest will feature some experts in the field in the form of this band. Don't expect to skank through the whole set, though, they've also grown to dabbling in alter rock, prog rock and more. They're good for what ails you.