Saturday, May 28, 2005

Summer Venues

We all know I'm not missing Ozzfest. The venue is a little disappointing this year. Here are some other cool alternatives to fill those lazy summer days. Sounds of the Underground is everything you could want in one metal show and then some. Gigantour is the brainchild of Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine. The Warped Tour is a staple for alt/indie rock, there are a few hardcore acts in the mix. Kat would love to check that festival out.

The Warped Tour will be in Va Beach on August 9 and DC on August 10:


The Dillinger Escape Plan


The Academy Is...
The A.K.A.S
The All-American Rejects
Amber Pacific
Another Damn Disappointment
Armor For Sleep
ASG
Atreyu
Avenged Sevenfold
Bedouin Sound Clash
Big D & The Kids Table
Billy Idol
The Bled
Bleed The Dream
Bleeding Through
Boys Night Out
The Briefs
A Change of Pace
Dead 60's
Dillinger Escape Plan
Dropkick Murphys
El Pus
Emery
The Explosion
Fall Out Boy
The Fight
Fivespeed
From First to Last
Fu Manchu
Funeral For a Friend
Gatsby's American Dream
Go Betty Go
Gogol Bordello
Gratitude
Greeley Estates
Gym Class Heroes
Halifax
Hawthorne Heights
Hidden In Plain View
Hopesfall
HorrorPops
Hot Rod Circuit
The Kinison
Kiros
Left Alone (BBQ Band)
Lordz of Brooklyn
Lost City Angels
Mae
Matchbook Romance
The Matches
Mest
Midtown
Millencolin
Motion City Soundtrack
MxPx
My American Heart
My Chemical Romance
No Use For A Name
The Offspring
Opiate For The Masses
Plain White T's
Reggie And The Full Effect
Relient K
Rufio
Saosin
Senses Fail
Shiragirl
Sha Stimuli
Silverstein
Simple Plan
Skindred
Something Corporate
The Starting Line
Street Dogs
Strike Anywhere
Strung Out
Stutterfly
A Thorn For Every Heart
Thrice
Throw Rag
Transplants
Tsunami Bomb
The Twenty Two's
The Unseen
Underoath
Valient Thorr
Yesterdays Rising
ZAO

Sounds of the Underground will be in Portsmouth on July 1:


DevilDriver

LAMB OF GOD
CLUTCH
POISON THE WELL
OPETH
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES
UNEARTH
NORMA JEAN
EVERY TIME I DIE
CHIMAIRA
THROWDOWN
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD
HIGH ON FIRE
MADBALL
TERROR
A LIFE ONCE LOST
ALL THAT REMAINS
DEVILDRIVER
THE RED CHORD
FULL BLOWN CHAOS
F.B.T.M.O.F.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER (only playing 6/28)
NORA (only playing 6/25)
GWAR

Gigantour:


Fear Factory

Megadeth

Dream Theater
Fear Factory
The Dillenger Escape Plan
Nevermore
Symphony X
Dry Kill Logic
Bobaflex

Ozzfest (lest we forget) will be playing in DC on July 29:

Black Sabbath
Iron Maiden
Mudvayne
Killswitch Engage
Shadows Fall
In Flames
Black Label Society

Second Stage:


Arch Enemy

Rob Zombie
Killswitch Engage
As I Lay Dying
Mastodon
The Haunted
Arch Enemy
The Black Dahlia Murder
Bury Your Dead
Soilwork
Trivium
It Dies Today
A Dozen Furies
Gizmachi
Wicked Wisdom.... fucktards!

Have a good summer everyone. Drink lots of water and keep the munchies within reach.