At the Chicago edition of this year’s Riot Fest The A.V. Club put together a questionnaire for bands to answer. They were four open-ended questions followed by a round of word association, and then a shot of Chicago’s favorite beverage, Malort. We’ll be releasing a video each day with answers—and grimacing faces— from many of the acts playing the festival. The full list of artists, along with their latest projects, can be found below.

The Flaming Lips, Lightning Strikes The Postman
NOFX, First Ditch Effort
Descendents, Hypercaffium Spazzinate
Pierce The Veil, Misadventures
Andrew W.K., Power Of Partying speaking tour
Dee Snider, We Are The Ones
Diarrhea Planet, Turn To Gold
Pepper, Ohana
Dan Deacon, Gliss Riffer
Nots, Cosmetic
White Lung, Paradise
Fitz And The Tantrums, Fitz And The Tantrums
The Bronx, The Bronx
War On Women, War On Women
The Falcon, Gather Up The Chaps
Hard Girls, A Thousand Surfaces
Laura Stevenson, Cocksure