This year’s Riot Fest is being held in Douglas Park, less than one mile from The Numero Factory Outlet. And while we’re not suggesting that you miss Gwar (Friday, 2:45pm on the Rock Stage), we’re saying if you want to swing by the Numero Factory Outlet, who could fault you? A White Zombie box set is the perfect festival accessory. Then and only THEN can you say, “I prefer his earlier stuff” while Rob Zombie (as seen above) yeeeeeahhhhhs through Astro-Creep 2000 (Sunday, 7:40pm, The Roots Stage). In actuality, the Ork box set, any number of The Scientists releases, the new Blonde Redhead omnibus will provide very effective accessories to establishing your punk pedigree.
Shop hours are, per usual, Noon – 8pm on Friday. The Numero Group staffers are going to go completely out of their way to bring in LPs and split 7-inches from the deepest reaches of their personal collections to provide an in-store soundtrack that will be as Riot-ous as possible. Which might just mean we listen to The Shape Of Punk To Come on repeat for 8 hours, but you know—there are worse things.
The Numero Factory Outlet – 2533 S. Troy St. – Open Noon – 8pm, Fridays
P.S. Those seeking Chicago’s best tacos are urged to visit La Chaparrita (2500 S. Whipple)