Punk A-Z

Nine bands that like it fast and loud


Metz

Bleached

Sat., 4pm, the Forest stage
A rawer, more pissed-off Go-Go's for the Burger Records generation.

Dead Milkmen

Sat., 5:15pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
Funniest punk band of the Eighties, wiseguy anthems like "Bitchin' Camaro" out of Philly.

Diarrhea Planet

Sat., 7:10pm, the Keep stage
Nashville garage-punk sixpiece with horrible name and great, catchy, raw, heart-on-sleeve songs.

Good Riddance

Fri., 5pm, the Keep stage
Nineties skatecore quartet from Santa Cruz rips far rawer than most of their Fat Wreck Chords labelmates.

Metz

Sat., 8:15pm, the Keep stage
Young Ottawans proving Helmet and Sonic Youth still loom large in the punk universe.

The Monkeywrench

Sun., 7:10pm, the Keep stage
Reactivation of garage-blues supergroup featuring Mudhoney's Mark Arm and Steve Turner, and local punk godfather Tim Kerr (Big Boys), the latter thankfully returning to electric music after too long an absence.

Piñata Protest

Fri., 2:10pm, the Keep stage
San Antonians create a true fusion of punk and conjunto, complete with Spanglish and accordion.

Shannon & the Clams

Fri., 4:20pm, Dragon’s Lair stage
Oakland garage-pop powerhouse rooted in the Shangri-Las and Ramones.

Youth of Today

Sat., 10:25pm, the Keep stage
Second-wave NYC straightedge hardcore still featuring fierce vocalist Ray Cappo.

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