Gnarmageddonfest Returns

Gnarmageddonfest Returns

Hardcore music fest returns to SoCal


Gnarmageddonfest II. On the weekend of June 22, the west coast will get hit with “the big one,” beginning in the Bay Area on Friday with the return of Gnarmageddon Fest II at 924 Gilman. This hardcore scourge will move down the coast and explode in Southern California at the Observatory and Constellation Room in Santa Ana on the following day.

This culmination of DIY west coast hardcore includes the sounds of Negative Approach, Gehenna, Magredergrind, Coke Bust, Knife Fight, Dangers, Soul Search, ACxDC, In Defence, Media Blitz, Hordes, Trench Rot, Chest Pain, Aukerman and back after 10 years, Stalag 13.

None of this would have happened if it hadn’t been for the collaboration of Media Blitz front man Jason Schwartz and Danny Lyerla who heads Aukerman. Both wanted a music fest that embodied the true essence of hardcore music, both modern and old school. After tossing ideas and promotions back and forth and up and down the west coast, Gnarmageddon became a reality in 2011 with a venue at 924 Gilman in Berkley, CA and a SoCal venue at the Glass House in Pomona, CA.

That first event was headlined by none other than DOA, considered the founders of hardcore out of Canada while the Bay Area venue was headlined by legendary Agent Orange. This show brought forth numbers that most DIY punk bands were not used to seeing.

Now 2012 brings forth the second year of the annual event with its popularity bringing hopes of continued events in the future.

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