There are numerous things I like about Ra Ra Riot. First, they are a Syracuse band. Second, they are signed to Barsuk Records. Third, they were on the bill for one of the best shows I've seen this summer with Death Cab For Cutie and Andrew Bird at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. But most importantly, after losing their original drummer John Ryan Pike to a tragic drowning, they put on a brave face and have continued to gain fans with an amazing live set. Don't trust me? Roll out of bed early and catch them Sunday at 12:30 on the Chicago 2016 stage.