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Somerset Thrower
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Somerset Thrower releasing ‘Godspeed,’ playing shows (stream a track)

If you like both Jawbreaker/Sunny Day Real Estate style emo, and Gin Blossoms-y alt-rock, you should hear this new Somerset Thrower song.

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Fest 17
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The Fest 2018 adds Menzingers, Get Up Kids, Lawrence Arms, Mock Orange, more

Other new additions include Comeback Kid, Mikey Erg, Frameworks, Brendan Kelly, Shellshag, and more.

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Fest 17
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The Fest 2018 lineup (Cursive, Piebald, METZ, Radioactivity, Torche, much more)

The annual punk mecca's 17th year also includes Lagwagon, Dead To Me, Tim Barry, Iron Chic, RVIVR, War On Women, Riverboat Gamblers, Gouge Away, Kississippi, and more.

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Fest
last year's Fest, photo by Erica Lauren (via Fest Instagram)
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16 bands to see at Fest 16 (which is Halloween weekend)

Tons of great punk and punk-related bands are playing Gainesville's The Fest at the end of the month. We picked 16 that, for one reason or another, feel really exciting to us right now.

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superchunk
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Superchunk share new single “Break the Glass” (w/ Corrosion of Conformity cover)

"'Break the Glass' is a song about realizing you are in an emergency situation and trying to not lose your shit so you can respond to the ongoing disaster in a productive way. Trying to figure out why so many people around you are acting like nothing is wrong and wondering if maybe you’re the one that’s crazy…but you know you’re not." - Mac McCaughan

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The Movielife at Amityville Music Hall
The Movielife at Amityville Music Hall in May (more by Stephanie Augello)
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The Movielife playing The Fest with Superchunk, NJ/LI in Dec (BV presale)

The Long Island and New Jersey shows include local support from The Backup Plan and The Scandals, respectively.

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Grade
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Grade playing NYC after Fest (where they play with Hum, City of Caterpillar, more)

Grade's show at The Fest is with fellow reunited bands Hum, City of Caterpillar, Majority Rule, and Career Suicide. After that, they play the Slip Productions 20th anniversary in NYC...

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The Fest
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The Fest adds Superchunk, Pegboy, The Movielife, City of Caterpillar & much more

The Fest announced its second round of bands, including Superchunk, Pegboy, The Movielife, City of Caterpillar, The Chris Gethard Show, Majority Rule, Grade, Able Baker Fox, You Blew It, Into It Over It, and more.

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Lillingtons
The Lillingtons at Reggie's in Chicago (photo by Lori Patton)
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The Lillingtons releasing ‘Project 313′ EP, their first new music in 11 years (listen)

'90s-era punks The Lillingtons have been playing some rare reunion shows for a few years now. Their next is at this year's The Fest, and they're also set to release new music...

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The Fest
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The Fest 2017 initial lineup: Against Me, Hot Water Music, Hum, Rainer Maria, Snapcase, more

Riot Fest isn't the only punk festival announcing its lineup this week. Gainesville's The Fest returns for its 16th year with Against Me! (playing Reinventing Axl Rose), Hot Water Music, Hum, Rainer Maria, The Lillingtons, Snapcase, Smoking Popes, Teenage Bottlerocket, Iron Reagan, 88 Fingers Louie, Beach Slang, and more...

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