Since I like to keep you at least somewhat updated on the big Chicago music festivals happening, there’s some fresh news from the Riot Fest camp that’s worth mentioning. Specifically, they’ve added a few artists to the previously announced lineup. Specifically, The Flaming Lips, Sleater-Kinney, The Julie Ruin and Julian Marley (performing Bob Marley’s Exodus) will now all be there. This just makes an already solid lineup that much better. Get over to for full details and to buy 1, 2 or 3-day passes. Now let’s take care of today’s Pick Your Poison. There’s some great downloads in this set from Callie Reiff & Ronaissance, Dengue Dengue Dengue, Rizzla and VATS. In the Soundcloud section after the jump, stream songs from Body of Light, Cymbals Eat Guitars, The Dear Hunter, Field Mouse (ft. Allison Crutchfield), Hoops, Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan (covering The Replacements), KAYE, Milemarker, Shura, Teeth & Tongue, Terror Jr and White Sea.

Callie Reiff & Ronaissance – Tin Machine

Dengue Dengue Dengue – Badman

The Dirty Clergy – Decades

Few Dollars More – All the Way

Josh Sallee – Pressure (ft. Cassie Jo Craig)

Rizzla – Burning Boat

They Called Him Zone – Sunset Beach

VATS – Melting Culture


Body of Light – Tremble

Cymbals Eat Guitars – 4th of July, Philadelphia (SANDY)

The Dear Hunter – Gloria

Field Mouse – Out of Context (ft. Allison Crutchfield)

Hoops – Cool 2

Katy Goodman & Greta Morgan – Bastards of Young (The Replacements cover)

KAYE – Honey

Milemarker – Industry for the Blind

Shura – Make It Up

Teeth & Tongue – Dianne

Terror Jr – Say So

White Sea – Ellipses