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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.


Gwar’s Balsac—the Jaws of Death

In his typical awesome fashion, Mike Derks donned his oversized monster suit and played his signature model Schecter Balsac the Jaws 'o Death 6-string during the whole hilarious set in Chicago. Nicknamed “Jaw,” it’s a jagged version of a classic V-shape body loaded with a Seymour Duncan AHB-1 Blackout pickup.