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Imagine a brew equally inspired by hardcore pillar Converge, lullaby metal crew Deafheaven, electronic post-punk outfit The Faint and 'Mellon Collie'-era Smashing Pumpkins.

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July 5th, 2018

Imagine a brew equally inspired by hardcore pillar Converge, lullaby metal crew Deafheaven, electronic post-punk outfit The Faint and 'Mellon Collie'-era Smashing Pumpkins.

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    Imagine James Brown fronting a hardcore band.

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    The pop-punk trio proves its residency worth with an epic setlist and boundless energy.

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    Highlights included a rare Partisians performance, the incomparable showmanship of Turbonegro and a reliably inappropriate set from NOFX.

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    Highlights included an unexpected turn from Rise Against, an all-female mosh pit during a GBH set and L7's ferocious, day-stealing set.

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    You wish you'd been in the room for the protest punk and the giant drummer robot. I wish I'd seen Christeene.

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    The sound was lackluster, but the visuals were anything but.

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    The festival hits the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center May 25-28, with tickets on sale now.

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    The co-headliners are punk stalwarts that have become synonymous with their cities over the years.

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    Also: The Drums, Tegan and Sara and Chicano Batman.

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    Also: Marc Anthony, Ty Segall and what may be Kenny Rogers’ final Las Vegas show.

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    The festival billed it as Cock Sparrer’s “last U.S. show for a long time,” but tradition dictates the band will return in 2020.

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    Bad Religion's Jay Bentley handed off bass duties to NOFX’s Fat Mike, wearing a low-cut dress, for “We’re Only Gonna Die."

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    Far from noodling, leader Tom Verlaine picked each note and made every sound with very specific purpose.

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    It’s frenetic yet focused, its anthemry now rawer and more exploratory.

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    There's something about this venerable English punk band that inspires belief.

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    When the band focuses on the music, it’s a clear example of how this group is still relevant.

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    The garage-rock great and famed producer/engineer Steve Albini occasionally fumble its collaboration.

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    The Cleveland band gives its riff-heavy anthemry some clarity.

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