Against Me!

(playing Reinventing Axl Rose)

Hot Water Music

Rainer Maria
The Movielife
The Lillingtons
Smoking Popes
Teenage Bottlerocket
Iron Reagan
88 Fingers Louie
Beach Slang
City of Caterpillar
Mustard Plug
A Wilhelm Scream
Off With Their Heads
Tim Barry
Crime in Stereo
Mean Jeans
Able Baker Fox
Toys That Kill
The Dopamines
Meat Wave
The Flatliners
Iron Chic
The Copyrights
Atom And His Package
Screaming Females
The Chris Gethard Show (LIVE!)
...and so many more!

The Fest 16 and Pre-Fest 5 presented by:


Late Bloomer

Charlotte, NC

“Late Bloomer — Michael Azerrad’s 2001 book Our Band Could Be Your Life chronicles the below-the-rader careers of pioneering bands of the American underground in the ’80s, icons who laid the groundwork for grunge and indie rock — the dueling idioms of ’90s alternative. Charlotte’s Late Bloomer resembles many of Azerrad’s subjects, in particular Dinosaur Jr.’s fuzzy fusion of noisy hardcore and melodic hard rock, and their descendents — the insistent Silkworm, the razor-sharp Archers of Loaf, the charged and peppy Superchunk. But Late Bloomer also transcends its obvious influences, its casual chemistry suggesting it would have come to this sound without these signposts.” – Patrick Wall (Free Times)