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Ceremony (Fri., 3pm, Black stage) Former hardcore spazzes have downshifted into psychotic garage punk.
No Age (Fri., 5:15pm, Black stage) Drummer/vocalist Dean Spunt and guitarist Randy Randall make fast, hazy dream punk with thick guitar effects and lo-fi vox.
Flag (Fri., 8:55pm, Black stage) The working-class, Greg Ginn-less, Rollins-less, version of Eighties hardcore greats Black Flag, led by Nervous Breakdown-era vocalist Keith Morris.
Retox (Sat., 1:40pm, Black stage) The only interesting band Epitaph Records has put out in years, Retox plays detail-oriented hardcore punk with lung-busting screams from Locust singer Justin Pearson.
White Lung (Sat., 2:30pm, Black stage) Canadian group rips fast, melodic punk with stellar vocals from singer Mish Way, drawing comparisons to L7 and Hole.
Subhumans (Sat. 5:20pm, Black stage) British anarcho-punks who rally against racism, sexism, and war, while sharing personnel with crust-ska icons Citizen Fish.
Descendents (Sat. 8:45pm, Black stage) The quintessential pop-punk band with a deep catalog of unrepentant, nerdy sing-alongs.
Cro-Mags (Sun., 4:40pm, Black stage) The toughest of all the NYHC bands, the Cro-Mags were vastly influential, not just in hardcore music, but in the violent dance floor they inspired.