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Power of the Riff Festival 2012 announced

Official press release: This week the return of the annual day-long invasion of Los Angeles has been confirmed via the 2012 installment of the massive The Power Of The Riff Festival. Continuing to bring you a tradition of heavy music from slow drones to aggressive crust ridden darkness, The Power Of The Riff will burn down LA on August 11th, marking the gathering's third annual installment. Co-curated and organized by Southern Lord, TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. The all-day fest also includes a record swap-meet of local stores and pop-up stores by indie record labels, DJ sets in between band performances and a gourmet food truck court featuring Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining. Set to take place at the Echo/Echoplex, the initial lineup for The Power Of The Riff 2012 at press time includes: OFF! Dr.Know Repulsion Noothgrush Xibalba Eagle Twin Power Trip Ancestors Alpha & Omega Gaza DNF Retox The Love Below Avon Ladies Cop Hordes Tickets for the event go on sale this weekend at this location.


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anonymous 6/8/2012 7:40:47 PM

yawn zzzzzzzzzzzz

anonymous 6/8/2012 7:41:22 PM

power of the gay fest

anonymous 6/8/2012 7:48:04 PM

What a crap lineup compared to the past couple of years.

maclynb 6/8/2012 8:18:12 PM


iwilladapt 6/8/2012 11:12:50 PM

anonymous3 hours ago What a crap lineup compared to the past couple of years.

cacabutt 6/8/2012 11:35:22 PM

dr. know is better than all of the stupid shit you dorks listen to

Stupid_News_Poster 6/8/2012 11:39:07 PM

Power of chug chug, not riffs. DJ sets in between bands? No rifgaye there.

blankzzz 6/8/2012 11:44:06 PM

riffs are not stoked.

anonymous 6/9/2012 12:36:22 AM

16 Riffless bands. Sounds awesome.

anonymous 6/9/2012 1:00:26 AM

^ you've obviously never listened to Power Trip.

br0kenhymen 6/9/2012 3:51:23 AM

After Repulsion, no care.. and it's not 1990 any more so simply no care.

anonymous 6/9/2012 7:36:40 AM

lots of illiterates on this messageboard... notice the word "initial" lineup... there's more bands to be named...

anonymous 6/9/2012 8:39:57 AM

"a gourmet food truck court featuring Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining" <<< this

anonymous 6/9/2012 10:04:58 AM

TMZ reports Hollywood Undead jumped the promoters and will now be headlining this fest.

anonymous 6/9/2012 10:38:03 AM

Yes, it's the "initial" lineup and it's terrible and isn't a good indicator of what's to come. All of these bands either play all the time, or aren't very good. And yeah Dr Know was pretty rad 20+ years ago. B Cruz isn't even singing at this point.

theironsheik 6/9/2012 12:30:42 PM

This lineup is full of the ass AIDS.

anonymous 6/9/2012 2:08:29 PM

pestilence upon that place!!!

anonymous 6/9/2012 2:24:15 PM

That raging gay M00k is stoked

theyuppiegrinder 6/9/2012 2:43:05 PM

Venue flip.

anonymous 6/9/2012 2:51:26 PM

Woof, talk about a line up that would never own up to previous years.

anonymous 6/9/2012 4:06:20 PM

There's seriously not 1 "big" band or "holy shit" band on here. No reunions, no "first time in the US," or anything like that. It's a collection of bands who tour regularly. It could be Sound and Fury for christs sakes!

anonymous 6/9/2012 4:09:45 PM

Harley's War is stoked.

anonymous 6/9/2012 4:56:39 PM

I'll bet Harley's War is one of the next band's announced. So fcking embarrassing.

ineedsalt 6/9/2012 7:33:08 PM

well, i just watched 2012 and i have no idea why

anonymous 6/10/2012 4:35:54 PM

No talk about Dr. Know yet? fcking kids.

anonymous 6/10/2012 8:29:22 PM

"No talk about Dr. Know yet? fcking kids." Your reading's not very good, is it.

AmericanASfuck 6/10/2012 8:32:50 PM

You say no to drugs powertrip cain't. Powertrip is the t-ts!

anonymous 6/11/2012 12:03:21 AM

Not paying 30$ for that line up. Power Trip all day.

anonymous 6/11/2012 1:04:02 AM

Power trip fcking blows.

lxVEILMAYAXL 6/11/2012 5:14:43 AM

Power of the gays. I'm going to go play halo 5 now.

anonymous 6/11/2012 6:24:07 AM

lambgoat is stoked

anonymous 6/11/2012 1:11:42 PM

Avon fund punx with a mysterious guy hardcore schtick are stoked

anonymous 6/11/2012 10:28:20 PM

^ Beyond wet.

anonymous 6/12/2012 9:03:56 PM

Was hoping there would be more doom, sludge, & stoner metal on the bill

anonymous 6/14/2012 4:58:20 PM

^ one cares.

anonymous 6/14/2012 5:38:50 PM

fckin stoked for Hordes. that band rules

anonymous 6/17/2012 7:27:26 PM

^ That band doesn't rule.....he thinks they rule....they dont really rule tho.

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