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Review + Gallery: Fest 15 In Gainesville

Mac Sabbath

Friday morning, we woke up groggy and hung over. We successfully partied and did the things we wanted to do for two days. The newly dubbed “Chicken Who Crew” gathered up our belongings and hopped in the rent a car bound for another three days of debauchery in a new city. Gainesville, Florida and The Fest 15 were a mere two hours away. We arrived at The Wyndham Resort and were immediately told that none of the rooms were ready for the mass …

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FEST 15 Preview: Kevin-Eleven

Fest

Holy shit! It’s that time of the year again! The Gathering of the Beardalos known as FEST is upon us! Hey everyone, Kevin here to once again help you out if you are stuck in a pickle and are having trouble deciding exactly what bands you should see down in America’s dong AKA Florida. With over 350 bands playing over 5 days, Pre-Fest and Fest can be a little overwhelming sometimes. Maybe you couldn’t get in to see The Copyrights, or …

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News: Propagandhi Announces Fall Tour Dates

Propagandhi

Propagandhi have announced a few US shows as the Canadian thrashers head to The Fest in Gainesville, Florida this October. Out of the 48 contiguous United States, Colorado and Texas are the lucky chosen ones and will receive two shows each. Check out those dates below. Propagandhi last released Failed States in 2012. Tour Dates: 10/21/16: Colorado Springs, CO – BLACK SHEEP 10/22/16: Denver, CO – SUMMIT MUSIC HALL 10/23/16: Dallas, Texas – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill 10/24/16: San Antonio, Texas – …

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News: First String of Bands Announced for Fest 15

Fest

Every year punks from across the globe travel to Gainesville, FL’s annual festival to watch their favorite bands, see their faraway friends and drink either out of their shoes or pineapples. This year, Fest will be celebrating their fifteen year and promises that their lineup will be better than ever. Yesterday, on 4/20, they launched the official Fest website and released the first string of bands for both Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor and The Fest in Gainesville. Check out …

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Review + Gallery: Fest 14

“Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes that reason is you’re stupid and you make terrible decisions.” Some serious time has passed since Fest 14. Apparently, life does go on even if you’re not chugging PBR out of a shoe or losing your voice every night from screaming along to songs with your best friends that you’ve just met. Unfortunately, once I left the state of Florida, life got in the way again. I went back to my 40+ hour a week …

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Review + Gallery: Pre-Fest 3 in Ybor

Tequila's

The world has been a blur of heavy adult-style responsibility (Ew!) for the past few months, so it literally took my plane hitting the ground in Tampa, FL before I felt like Fest was a reality this year. I hopped in a cab with a driver who kept calling everything he didn’t agree with “gay” or “retarded” as we sped down the freeway towards Ybor City. I couldn’t help but think what vastly different company I would soon be in …

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Punksgiving: A Retrospective Look at What We’re Grateful For This Year

Beach Slang

*featured image by Patrick Houdek 2015 is almost over. The days are getting shorter. Christmas music invades our ear space at every turn. Holiday shopping specials are barked at us in all possible forms from all possible mediums. Moms begin to ask if we’ll be cutting our hair/beards before coming home or if we plan on keeping ‘that hair color’ and we prep ourselves for the onslaught of questions about what our new tattoos mean. It’s a time of stress, anxiety, …

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