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Gallery: Riot Fest 2018

We cherry-picked the essential guitar-centric happenings from Chicago’s three-day celebration, including performances from Johnny Marr, Elvis Costello, Incubus, Weezer, Bad Religion, Jesus Lizard, and more!

Timothy McTague

Underøath’s Timothy McTague

Earlier this year, McTague explained how he eschewed the conventions of metal and guitar. “I do the leads,” he explains, “though I don’t like being called the ‘lead guitar player.’ Yuck.” The band’s new record, Erase Me, mainly featured SGs (like the one shown here) and instituted four tunings. “We’re playing baritone in B standard [B–E–A–D–F#–B], plus drop C [C¬–G–C–F–A–D], drop C#, and drop D.”