Propagandhi
Less Than Jake
The Ergs! (reunion)
Dillinger Four
Off With Their Heads
Strike Anywhere
Latterman (Reunion)
A Wilhelm Scream
The Flatliners
Braid
Knapsack
Samiam
Dead to Me
The Menzingers
Mustard Plug
Small Brown Bike
Tim Barry
Lemuria
Masked Intruder
Mean Jeans
Jeff Rosenstock
AJJ
Planes Mistaken For Stars
F.Y.P (final show)
Mac Sabbath
FLOOR
...and so many more!

The Fest 15 and Pre-Fest 4 presented by:

Somos


Boston, MA

Somos are as no-frills and trend-averse as it gets. The Boston band works in catchy, passionate three-minute rock songs recorded with too much punch to be lo-fi, too melodically contoured to be punk. So even with its blunt-force drum rolls and jagged chording, “Dead Wrong” sneaks up on you: on one end, it packs so many short, sharp hooks, the chorus can fly right by you on the first listen. They strike a weirdly rare balance in the process, situating themselves between blue-collar indie rock and a white-collar life.

Michael Fiorentino sets the dramatic stakes (“Empire and a crown of thorns/Today you get two for one”) and reveals the all-too-familiar source of that despair: tucking in your shirt, staring at a computer, “Shaking hands til your arms fell off”. “Somos” translates roughly to “We are”, and on “Dead Wrong” they wisely commiserate with the workforce drowning rather than casting judgment, gifting a car song for people who aren’t so much working for the weekend as they are working until the inevitable bitter end.

-Ian Cohen, Pitchfork (http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/16627-dead-wrong/

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