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Gallery: Riot Fest 2019

Chicago’s three-day, punk-rock carnival was host to Slayer, Jawbreaker, Raconteurs, Patti Smith, Rise Against, Bob Mould, Rancid, Bikini Kill, Lucero, the Struts, and more. Here are our favorite guitar-related moments from the 15th annual gathering.


Glassjaw’s Justin Beck

While he told PG in 2018 that his main studio guitar for Material Control was a Les Paul Deluxe, Glassjaw’s Justin Beck admits that his go-to stage guitar is a Music Man StingRay RS, seen here while the band played through the 2002 album, Worship and Tribute. And as for the reason the band decided to write new material after 15 years, it was simple, but we’ll let him explain: “Because I’m running out of music to hear. I’m running out of shit for me to listen to, and no band does what I want to hear. So it’s a complete selfish, personal conquest and hobby. I like to hear the music in my head that nobody is doing.”