Premier Guitar features affiliate links to help support our content. We may earn a commission on any affiliated purchases.

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.

Hot Water Music

Hot Water Music’s Chuck Ragan

Taking their name from famous German-American author/poet Charles Bukowski, the punk rockers from Gainesville, Florida, brought their fiery tales to life, much in thanks to Ragan’s Les Paul Custom that has a lone humbucker in the bridge.