by Bill Pearis

Royal Trux (photo by Nine Gouveia)
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The Berserktown II festival is happening August 14-16 in Los Angeles and they have expanded their lineup quite a bit since we last posted, with some potentially exciting additions. First and foremost is duo Royal Trux, with Neil Michael Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema performing under the RT name for the first time in 15 years. Herrema will also play with her current concern, Black Bananas and Hagerty is part of Dan'l Boone who are also playing the fest.

Also on board for Berserktown II are another Royal: Australia's awesome Royal Headache who haven't been to the US in three years (and haven't really played a whole lot since then anywhere). Other notable Berserktown II additions include Fucked Up, Destruction Unit, Power Trip, Sheer Mag, The Ukiah Drag, Lust for Youth, Helm, Puce Mary, Vexx, Wax Idols, and The Mob (who visited from the UK earlier this year). Those join previously announced artists Dead Moon, Total Control, Thee Oh Sees, White Lung, Screaming Females, Priests and more.

Tickets and festival passes are on sale now. Full daily lineups are listed, along with Berserktown II poster, below.

In related news, Neil Michael Hagerty will play Brooklyn's Baby's All Right on May 28 with fellow noisemakers PC Worship and long-running CT-based band Sore Eros. Tickets are on sale.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 14
Thee Oh Sees / Total Control / Destruction Unit & Friends / Dîat / Din / DJ Stingray / Ninos Du Brasil / Varg / Ames Sanglantes / Nate Young's Regression / The Lowest Form / Civilized / Tony Molina / Dress Code / Ausencia / Back to Back / Tenement / G Spot / Rectal Hygenics / Wax Idols

SATURDAY AUGUST 15
No Hope for the Kids / The Mob / Career Suicide / Freedom / Violent Minds / Fury / Response / Take Offense / Nicky Crane / Hell in the Cell / White Boys / Xibalba / Volahn / Black Witchery / Cirrhus / Corpsespazm / Uniform / Mystic Inane / Watery Love / Fucked Up / Royal Headache / Nudity / Lakes / Gun Outfit / Zig Zags / Silent Servant / Lust for Youth / Skull Katalog / Body of Light / Jock Club

SUNDAY AUGUST 16
Royal Trux / Dead Moon / Milk Music / Sheer Mag / Screaming Females / Black Bananas / The Ukiah Drag / Vexx / White Lung / Priests / Downtown Boys / Benny & the Roids / Feels / Akitsa / Slægt / Harrasor / Damien Dubrovnik / Encapsultate / Dan Higgs / Total Abuse / Dan'l Boone / Amen Dunes / Circuits Des Yeux / Hellevetron / The Skull Defekts / York Factory Complaint / Helm / Puce Mary / Three Legged Race / Liebestod / Prostitutes / Breathing Problem / Vacation / Ligature