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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.


Patti Smith Band’s Lenny Kaye

Patti Smith’s longtime guitar foil played this single-pickup Strat for most of the set that was littered with covers including the Stones’ “I’m Free,” Neil Young’s “After the Gold Rush,” Them’s “Gloria,” and Hendrix’s “Are You Experienced?”