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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 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 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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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 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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Camp Cope
photo by Sian Sandilands
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Camp Cope release new song (listen)

Camp Cope are also opening part of Julien Baker's first Australian tour, and playing some cool Aussie festivals.

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photo via The Fest Instagram
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15 bands to see at Fest 15 (which is this weekend)

From newcomers like Gouge Away to veterans like Negative Approach, here's 15 bands we're excited about that play The Fest this weekend.

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Spill sign to No Sleep for debut LP, ‘Top Ten’ (stream “Can’t Keep Cool”)

"'Can't Keep Cool' is about being kinda poor but having enough money to get wasted at a pool party and suppressing your feelings and doing stupid shit to yourself and almost dying in a pool and waking up naked and asking God why the fuck you ever landed here in Pennsylvania. Top Ten is about writing the best ten songs the world has ever listened to."

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