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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.

Raconteurs

The Raconteurs

The boys from Detroit raised hell with their guitar-laden set that included fan favorites “Steady, As She Goes,” “Bored and Razed,” and “Broken Boy Soldier.” As seen here, during “Old Enough,” Brendan Benson is on his goldtop J-45, Jack Lawrence with his P, and Jack White is ripping on a Telecaster. In a recent interview, here’s what he said about his move to favoring that iconic slab of wood: “That Telecaster with the B-Bender and all the contraptions on it: It sort of has everything I need. It also doesn’t have a Bigsby on it. I don’t know if I’m going to be able to conquer these Hipshot G- and E-Benders that I’ve put on there. They’re tricky. It’s a whole new thing. It’s almost like a pedal-steel guitar, really. I’m trying to give myself these challenges to see if I can come up with something that I haven’t done before, to find out what parts I like. It may end up turning into a Bigsby by the end of the tour. I don’t know.”

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