Awesome Fest 11

Awesome Fest 11

The six-member team that curates the annual Awesome Fest in San Diego, California has made its first announcement of bands that will perform at the eleventh iteration of the three-day festival, 16-18 February, 2018. This marks a change from the traditional Labour Day weekend, the first weekend in September, and attendees from around the mostly snow-covered USA will be able to enjoy a weekend of mild weather with great music.

Awesome Fest is of intentionally limited scale and is aimed at showcasing the diversity, intensity and beauty of DIY punk music. The organizers’ goal is to provide a safe, intimate venue to watch awesome bands, discover new music and to hang out with friends from all over the US and the world.

Bands announced today include Adult Magic, Allweather, The Bigger Empty, Chagrin, The Chill Dogs, The Chinchees, City Mouse, Civil War Rust, Dead Bars, Dimber, The Dodges, Form Rank, Fuck You Idiot, The Drowns, The Globs, Great Apes, The Hammerbombs, Horror Squad, Iron Chic, Kid Coast, Kira Jari, The Lucky Eejits, The Mission Creeps, Marriage Material, Muscle Dungeon, Needles//Pins, Night Dangers, Nothington, Odd Robot, The Pretty Flowers, Rad, Sciatic Nerve, Se Vende, Secondaries, Shallow Cuts, The Shell Corporation, Signalman, The Trashies, Tiltwheel, Toy Zoo, Tracy Soto, Turkish Techno, Typesetter, and Western Settings.

Tickets and more information can be found at

American Punk Rock/Emocore/Alternative Rock band. Founded in 1988 in Berkeley, California.

"....Odd Robot‘s debut LP, A Late Night Panic, is pretty much what I had hoped for. It’s fast, it’s loud and best of all, and it’s got hooks-a-plenty.
While the guitars propel each song at a fierce pace, the melodies are memorable and the vocals are extraordinarily good. Burris can really sing. The opening track, “Bleeding Out”, is a 1:51 long adrenaline rush. The roller coaster ride continues with the equally appealing title track. The mid-tempo “Knife and a Cigarette” is a standout as the guitars chug along into a killer hook of a chorus. “Summer’s Old” is another gem, a mid-tempo track about breakup that is anything but cliché. It’s hard not to love the rapid fire guitar riffs on this one. The guitars are just wonderful throughout the entirety A Late Night Panic.
Cascading guitar lines make “Undead Army” particularly engaging while “Tired of Waking Up” is classic power pop of the highest order. Things slow down with the acoustic “Satellite” to end the disc and leave the listener wanting more.
Odd Robot’s A Late Night Panic is a very pleasant surprise. Recommended for fans of Green Day, Descendents, and punk-pop in general. While it’s early yet, this is one of my top power pop albums of the year so far." - Power Pop News

"ODD ROBOT’S DEBUT LP WILL CROON ITS WAY INTO YOUR HEART........Indeed, they have a sound similar to the Popes and to Alkaline Trio, particularly akin to their earlier records." -Punktastic

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