Rating Denver Riot Fest Line-Up


On September 21st and 22nd, Riot Festers will descend upon Denver, Colorado to listen to great music and have a good time.  It’s an event that I would like to attend sometime in my life, but it would likely be at one of the other locations of Riot Fest – likely Chicago.  Below I will list all the bands that will be performing at Riot Fest Denver and I will also rate them from “Must-See” to “Yawners” on a scale of 10, with 10 being “Must-See.”   All of these bands are great, but some are much better than others.  I will take into account how good the performance likely will be, as well as the quality of music of the band.

The list will be in order of highest billing to lowest billing, but that doesn’t mean lowest billing bands can’t be good because I’ve found that lowest billing bands are diamonds in the rough, up-and-coming, and put on a better show.

The Replacements – 9

Blink – 182 – 7

Iggy and the Stooges – 8

Rancid – 5

AFI – 7

Brand New – 9

Public Enemy – 6 (This will be an interesting one)

Airborne Toxic Event – 7

DeVotchKa – 7

AWOLNATION – 5

Matt & Kim – 8

Flag – 7 (This performance is going to be crazy!  The music is only okay, though.)

Rocket From The Crypt – 4

Bad Religion – 5

Guided By Voices – 6

The Dismemberment Plan – 6

Alkaline Trio – 7

Superchunk – 6

Yo La Tengo – 8

Against Me! – 7

Best Coast – 7

Minus the Bear – 8

Naked Raygun – 6

Stars – 7

Capital Cities – 7

Breathe Carolina – 8

The Dear Hunter – 7

Chuck Ragan – 7

Bosnian Rainbows – 6

This Will Destroy You – 6

Wovenhand – 7

Lydia – 8

Peelander-Z – 4

Touche Amore – 6

Off With Their Heads – 7

Single Mothers – 7 (Great band)

Kitten – 8

KONGOS – 7

New Beat Fund – 6

The Interrupters – 7

Bop Skizzum – 5

Itchy-O Marching Band – 6

Think a band deserved a higher rating?  Or a lower one?  Let me know why you think so in the comments!

Related:

Faev snogs: The Replacements, “Unsatisfied”

Day 13 Music Challenge “A Song For Rebellion”

Top 5 Blink 182

Colorado Bands

Soundtrack of the Day: Matt & Kim- Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare

 

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