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Riot Fest Day 4 reviews: Slipknot, Machine Gun Kelly, Flaming Lips, Devo, Fever 333, Health, Melkbelly

Here’s a look at some of the highlights from the final day of the music festival in Douglass Park.

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Riot Fest 2021: A ‘grateful’ Patti Smith returns, Morrissey wins over the crowd; plus Day 1 photo highlights

Riot Fest returned to Douglass Park on Thursday with music, a carnival, wedding chapel and more.

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Chicago’s James Elkington journeys inward for ‘Ever-Roving Eye’

Amid steady activity, Elkington has completed his second solo album. Recorded at Wilco’s studio The Loft, "Ever-Roving Eye" is available beginning Friday from the Paradise of Bachelors label.

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Post-Heartbreakers, Mike Campbell takes to the road with The Dirty Knobs

Campbell is forging ahead with an album and tour by the Dirty Knobs — a longstanding band composed of talented friends from Los Angeles. For nearly 15 years, the Knobs have played hometown shows during the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ downtime.

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After 55 years together, the Ides of March ‘Play On’

"At our first rehearsal, we saw the Beatles on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ and that was our blueprint," says frontman Jim Peterik. "We wanted to be the Berwyn Beatles."

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In the music spotlight: Mark Knopfler

2018’s "Down the Road Wherever" is Knopfler’s ninth solo LP, a masterful album of mellow rock with threads to European folk and character-driven storytelling.

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Fond memories fill the night on Peter Frampton’s farewell tour stop at Northerly Island

The legendary pop-rocker filled the evening with amiable stories that deepened listeners’ connections to the songs.

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In the music spotlight: Minus 5

The songs on new Minus 5 album "Stroke Manor" document an altered mental state and trace a jagged line back to functionality.

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Doug McCombs showcasing Brokeback in series of local gigs

This weekend’s performance at Co-Prosperity Sphere will feature Brokeback’s full lineup, with guitarist Douglas McCombs, guitarist Jim Elkington, drummer Areif Sless-Kitain and guest bassist Nick Macri.

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In the music spotlight: The Dream Syndicate

The band made a string of albums rooted in equal parts proto-punk minimalism a la the Velvet Underground and the improvisational freedom of jazz titans like Miles Davis.