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Government Issue, The Beltones, Andrew WK, Mean Jeans, Radon & more added to The Fest (updated lineup)

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Gainesville punk bonanza The Fest has added more bands to its 2015 lineup. There’s reunited hardcore legends Government Issue (who also play NYC this month), party animal Andrew WK, Ramonesy punks Mean Jeans, Gainesville vets Radon, one of Mikey Erg’s many bands Hatrabbits, a solo set from KJ of Chixdiggit, emo revivalists Football etc, and more.

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The lineup also includes a lineup of late ’90s/early ’00s Florida punks The Beltones, who played a few other reunion shows this current decade like Punk Rock Bowling 2012. To quote a 5-star Punk News review of their second and final album, 2001’s Cheap Trinkets:

The Beltones possess a wide variety of influences-from rockabilly to the Pogues-and the convergance of such varying styles while maintaining a strong punk feel is no easy task. But the Beltones do it really well, and such talent recalls the brillaince of a band like the Swingin’ Utters. Another reason this band stands apart from the rest is the emotional depth of the songs. I’m not going to make absurd comparisons by calling the lyrics Dickinsonian or whatever, but singer Bill McFadden is a pretty adept song writer. His lyrics of alienation, pain, lost hope are a refreshing substitute to the “beer guzzling because my girl left me so I’m gonna go to the pub and get in a fight with my bros backing me up” b.s. that is so prevalent in punk today.

Stream Cheap Trinkets, and check out the full list of Fest additions and updated lineup, below…

NEW FEST ADDITIONS
Andrew WK
Government Issue
The Beltones
Mean Jeans
Joe Sib
Radon
Football etc
Long Knives
Hatrabbits (Mikey Ergs’ new band)
Army Of Ponch
Wailin Storms
Station Cases
Hikes
Triathalon
Chris Snelgrove (Prevenge)
FUCK! (It’s Pronounced SHIT!)
Widow and Children
Dolores
No Somos Marineros
KJ (Chixdiggit)
Don Blake (acoustic)
Thunderclap
Greg Rekus
Woahnows
Shaun the Revelator (from Greenland is Melting)
Kindling
DREDGER

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BANDS
After The Fall
Alaska
Alright
Anemones
Annabel
Antarctigo Vespucci
Arliss Nancy
Arms Aloft
Astpai
Aviator
Awkward Age
Bad Accent
Bad Cop Bad Cop
Bandit
Banner Pilot
Basement Benders
The Battery Electric
Beach Slang
The Bennies
Big Dick
Billy The Kid
Binary Heart
Birthday Candles
Black Tower
Blacklist Royals
Boardroom Heroes
Boys
Braver
Brian Wahlstrom
Broadcaster
Broken Gold
Brutal Youth
Buffalo Buffalo
Caffiends
Captain Were Sinking
Carb On Carb
The Careeners
Caskitt
Caves
Choir Vandals
Choke Up
Chotto Ghetto
Chris Farren
Chris Gethard
Chumped
Cicada Radio
City Mouse
The City On Film
Cleanup
The Color And Sound
The Copyrights
Counterpunch
The Creeps
Crocodiles
Crusades
Cult Leader
Cumulus
D-Cent Jerks
Daisyhead
Dan Potthast
Dead Bars
The Decline
Defiance, Ohio
Desaparecidos
Devon Kay And The Solutions
Dingus
Direct Effect
Direct Hit
Dog And Wolf
Dollar Signs
The Dollyrots
Drug Church
Ducking Punches
Dudes Night
The Duppies
Echo Base
Edmonton
Eli Whitney And The Sound Machine
Elway
Empty Vessels
New London, Ct
Everybody Row
Everymen
The Felix Culpa
Firestarter
Foreign Tongues
Fossil Youth
The Foxery
Foxing
Frameworks
Free Throw
Gameday Regulars
Gatherer
Gentlemen Prefer Blood
The Girls!
Gouge Away
Government Breakdown
Great Cynics
Grey Gordon
Guerilla Poubelle
Hashed Out
Haunted Summer
Have Hold
Heartless Breakers
Heartsounds
The Helltons
Henrietta
Hiccup
High Dive
Hospital Job
The Hotelier
The Howl
Im Glad Its You
In Between
Irish Handcuffs
Iron Reagan
Jabber
Jake And The Jellyfish
Jason Guy Smiley
The Jazz June
Jeff Rosenstock
Jeff Shepherd
John Creeden
John Galm
Just Friends
Kamikaze Girls
Karbomb
Karoshi Boy
Kdc
Kepi Ghoulie
Kill Lincoln
Koji
La Armada
La Querelle
Lagwagon
Late Bloomer
Laura Palmer
Lee Bains Iii And The Glory Fires
Left And Right
Lenny Lashleys Gang Of One
The Lion And The Wolf
Lions
Look Mexico
Looming
Luca Brasi
Maricopa Wells
Math The Band The Band
Meat Wave
The Menzingers
Meridian
Mewithoutyou
Microwave
Midnight Reruns
Mikey Erg
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck
Modern Baseball
Moonbeard
Muck
The Murderburgers
Murphys Kids
Mustard Plug
Mutts
Nato Coles And The Blue Diamond Band
The New Lows
Night Birds
Night Witch
No More
Not Scientists
Nothing In The Dark
Nowhere Fast
Louisville/Chicago
Off With Their Heads
Oh My Snare!
Old Flings
Old Lines
Old Wounds
The Ones To Blame
Ordinary Lives
Oso Oso
Our Lady
Pale Angels
Pass Away
Pears
Pentimento
Podacter
Pompo And The Community College Rejects
Pope
Post Teens
Powernap
Prawn
The Priceduifkes
Protagonist
Pup
Rachel Kate
Rational Anthem
Rebuilder
Red Car Burns
The Red Owls
Reservoir
The Resonants
Restorations
Reverse The Curse
Rivernecks
Roger Harvey And The Wild Life
Rozwell Kid
Runaway Brother
Safety
The Scandals
The Scutches
Sea Of Storms
Set And Setting
Shallow Cuts
Sharkanoid
Shellshag
Sic Waiting
The Sidekicks
Signals Midwest
Slates
Sleep In
Somos
Sonic Avenues
The Spirit Of The Beehive
Spraynard
Stickup Kid
Still Alive
Stymie
Success
Sundials
Sundressed
Sunshine State
Survay Says
Teen Agers
Teen Death
Teenage Bottlerocket
Those Crosstown Rivals
Tiltwheel
Tim Barry
The Tim Version
Timeshares
Too Many Daves
The Traditional
Tresspassers
Turbo Fruits
Two Cow Garage
Two Houses
Typesetter
The Unlovables
Wasted Potential
We Are The Union
Weak Teeth
The Weaks
Western Settings
Wet Nurse
Whenskiesaregray
The Winter Passing
Wolf-Face
Woozy
Worlds Scariest Police Chases
Worriers
Worship This!
Xerxes
You Vandal
Young Widows
Uberyou
Title Fight
Modern Life Is War
As Friends Rust
Bigwig
Into It. Over It.
Smoke or Fire (playing Above the City)
Pianos Become the Teeth
Loma Prieta
Riverboat Gamblers
Masked Intruder
Lee Corey Oswald
Violent Soho
Red City Radio
Swain (DE)
Blis.
The World Is A Beautiful Place to Die & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
Cayetana
Superheaven
Pet Symmetry
The Progress
Dikembe
Empire Empire! (I was a lonely estate)
Tiny Moving Parts
Tancred
Told Slant
Dead Broke
War on Women
Such Gold
The Dirty Nil
Steve Adamyk Band
The Snails
Wonk Unit (UK)
Pujol
Ninja Gun
High Dive
Ex-Breathers
Northbound
Goddamnit
Worthwhile Way (Japan)
Assassinate the Scientist
Stanley and the Search
Del Paxton
Rescuer
Whiskey & Co.
Personal Best
Flat Stanley
Bertos
Not Half Bad
Billy Liar (UK)
Purple 7
Will Staler (Defiance
Ohio)
Divorce
New Strange
No Weather Talks (DE)
Coffee Project
Joe McMahon
Sinners and Saints
Living Room
Strung Like a Horse
Raging Nathans
Coma Club
Toby Foster
You’ll Live
Zock Astpai
Bodyfather
Weston
Toys That Kill
Underground Railroad to Candyland
Nothington
The Moms
Benny The Jet Rodriguez
Sand Fleas

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