HOZAC RECORDS is once again putting on their annual garage/punk/noise fest of mayhem, BLACKOUT, this May 17-19th. Hosted this year by the Empty Bottle and the Bottom Lounge, Blackout Fest promises one of the most insane shows you'll get the chance to go all year. So if you've recovered enough from SXSW and the Atlanta Mess Around and can make it to Chicago, you need to check out our friends at Hozac's crazy little shindig......
This is the line-up announced so far. and it's pretty fucking amazing. More bands to be revealed later.
RED KROSS (reunited & performing two of their classic releases in their entirety, POSH BOY and BORN INNOCENT)
GENTLEMAN JESSE (douchemaster records, ex-carbonas, power pop goodness for ATL)
VIDEO (play pinball records, members of the Bad Sports, OBN IIIs)
KETAMINES (southpaw records, canadian psych/garage)
FUNGI GIRLS (hozac, angular psych killers from texas)
RAYON BEACH (hozac, garage monsters from texas)
HOMOSTUPIDS (load records, cleveland noiseniks)
TELEDROME (hozac, synth noise destruction)
FAR-OUT FANGTOOTH (siltbreeze records, pure evil rock goodness from philly)
PLEASURE LEFTISTS (fan death records, angular post punk from cleveland)
SCREAMING YELLOW ZONKERS (mysterious chicago rock n rollers)
and i would speculate the bands to include some local rock n roll luminaries as......
maybe even RUNNING and WHITE MYSTERY.....but that's just me adding to the rumors......
Last year nearly killed me I had so much fun, but I guess that's what happens when you get the chance to see bands like the Spits and Nobunny in the same night.
for more info.....
watch the BLACKOUT FEST highlight reel below...