Chicago, IL – Next weekend will begin one of the largest rock festivals in 2014. Chicago is gearing up for Riot Fest 2014 and it will feature some of the biggest names in Alternative Music and classic rock including The Cure, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Title Fight, Janes Addiction, The Grizzly Mighty, Tegan and Sara, The Flaming Lips, Weezer, The Buzzcocks, Cheap Trick, Television, and many more. The festival is going to also include after parties with extended sets by the festivals performers including Billy Bragg and Andrew WK. This is the largest festival of its kind and will have travelled to two other cities including Toronto and Denver.
Hot Metro Finds and Ted Cantu will be there to cover the sets and to bring feedback to the online fan bases for the festivals entirety. “The idea is to bring the experience to the fans who will not be in attendance. The objective is to give the fans a first person narrative about the shows, the after parties instead of reading a blurb about in the newspaper.” The idea to create a fan experience on the web comes at a time when many bookstores, record shops and newspapers are folding up.
The media outlets are drying up all over Chicago including the demise of Borders Books. This problem is one of a national concern including the elimination of Barnes and Nobles book store in Royal Oak, Michigan. Upon further investigation the problem of disappearing book stores and music shops is even happening across the UK. “The bands love it, the fans love it and that’s what this project is all about. A lot of great acts never see the light of day simply because nobody knows about them.” Adds Ted Cantu.
Hot Metro Finds is creating a bridge between the fans and the music and is always looking for new undiscovered acts. The site is currently getting material together from indie bands from all over the globe. Some of the music that will be featured in upcoming events will include Calling All Astronauts, Rat Neck, and classic rock tribute bands like Live The Who. This will be presented in a first person narrative and the shows that are reviewed are actually seen in person by one of the writers from Hot Metro Finds.
About Hot Metro Finds
Hot Metro Finds.com is a web site that focuses on music and concert reviews, restaurants, business insight and things that are trending. It focuses on the Metro Detroit, Michigan area.