Last week Riot Fest (Chicago) revealed bands that were no longer able to perform this year (Motörhead, Bad Brains and Attack Attack!) while at the same time revealing bands that would be joining this year’s line up (Pixies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Suicidal Tendencies, Andrew W.K., Hatebreed, T.S.O.L., Off With Their Heads, The Wonder Years, The Flatliners, Hostage Calm, The Interrupters, New Beat Fund and Pet Symmetry). While it is sad that a couple of the bands had to drop off I feel what’s being put in their place isn’t too shabby. In addition to the the new bands Riot Fest has also released single day passes along with what bands will be playing specific days. Both of which you can find past the break.
I was introduced to Dessa only last year. Since then, her album Castor, The Twin has been an album that I constantly rotate. Her snappy delivery and brilliant wordplay constantly entrance me and the fact that the music was cleverly and, often times, beautifully written only makes things ever the sweeter. It’s because of this that I was so excited to get my hands on a copy of Parts Of Speech. But did it match my expectations? Find out down below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you an exclusive interview with Doomtree member/published author/spoken word poet/solo artist Dessa! Currently on tour with Saul Williams, we got the chance to ask about the follow-up to last year’s fantastic Castor, The Twin (iTunes) as well as several other bits of interest. Check out the interview below.