photos by Kenneth Bachor

X / Godflesh / Chelsea Wolfe
Hopscotch Festival 2015
Hopscotch Festival 2015
Hopscotch Festival 2015

Right before [Dwight] Yoakam was one of my all-time favorite bands, X, the great Los Angeles punk quartet that has endured many travails over the last four decades. The latest is that guitarist Billy Zoom is battling cancer and unable to tour, so Texas roadhouse guitarist Jesse Dayton filled in this time around.

There's no replacing Zoom's maniacal rockabilly blare, of course, but Dayton managed a fine approximation. D.J. Bonebrake remains a machine on drums, and John Doe and Exene Cervenka's vocal harmonies still cut to the bone.

It was punk-rock bliss, and not just for those of us of a certain age. I was heartened to see actual little kids jumping up and down to the old folks' boogie. [David Menconi for News Observer]

Hopscotch Festival wrapped up on Saturday (9/12) after two other days. The outdoor show at City Plaza this time had long-running country singer Dwight Yoakam and punk legends X, with support from The Vibekillers and American Aquarium. After that show, we headed to various downtown Raleigh venues to catch Godflesh, Waxahatchee, Chelsea Wolfe, Prurient, Wovenhand and Black Clouds.

Check out pictures of day 1 HERE, day 2 HERE, and more of day 3 below...

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The Vibekillers @ City Plaza

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American Aquarium @ City Plaza

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X @ City Plaza

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Dwight Yoakam @ City Plaza

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Prurient @ Fletcher Opera Theater

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Wovenhand @ Lincoln Theatre

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Black Clouds @ Lincoln Theatre

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Chelsea Wolfe @ Lincoln Theatre

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Waxahatchee @ Fletcher Opera Theater

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Godflesh @ Lincoln Theatre

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