The Skinny: Chicago-based Punk Rockers Rise Against hit up Toronto, Canada on October 3rd and again on October 4th for some wicked back-to-back Punk Rock mayhem. Some of you may be wondering, “Why 2 nights?”… well, because they are that effin’ good! Both nights the wild (and packed) crowds were warmed up by other great artists; Alkaline Trio and Thrice, before being privy to some Rise Against tunage. The two gigs both took place at the Sound Academy and ran over Friday and Saturday. We caught up with guitarist Zach Blair before Saturday’s performance to chat with him about their new disc, Appeal To Reason, his first time recording with the band, favourite books, and general thoughts of their current tour.