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DS Show Review: FEST 16 Gainesville – Day 3

As I soaked in all of the sights, sounds and smells of FEST 16 in days 1 and 2, I purposely tried to keep day 3 out of my mind.  Day 3 had some great bands that I couldn’t wait to check out, but I knew that getting to day 3 meant that FEST was coming to a close.

I don’t think I was the only one with the aforementioned sentiment, people were going after it hard Saturday night.  I could hear them outside singing and reveling into the wee hours.  I felt ok Sunday morning.  Got some food and coffee in me, and got ready to face the day.  T shirt game was not as important today as the forecast called for unseasonably cool temps.  High of 65 meant that I would don the only sweatshirt I brought.  It has the Chicago flag on the front of it, which prompted a shout of “Oh Calcutta!!” from an apparent Lawrence Arms fan.  After three nights of mayhem, we were delayed getting out the door.  I wanted to catch After the Fall, but we actually arrived too late for that and went straight to High Dive to catch Squirtgun doing a retrospective of all the bands they had been in.  If you don’t know Squirtgun, they are fronted by Mass Giorgini who is probably best known as owner and resident producer at Sonic Iguana.  Some major punk royalty has recorded at SI with Mass at the boards.  Squirtgun broke out some of those tunes in a solid set which included The Riverdales and Screeching Weasel.

Next we grabbed a bite at Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grille.  We could’ve heard Apologies I have none, but it was too cold to sit outside.  Sitting in a chain restaurant on Sunday afternoon did not do much to lift me out of the depression of FEST coming to an end.  After lunch, we cruised over to Bo Diddley to catch The Movielife.  I’ve been following these guys for a while and I real wanted to see them at Riot Fest, but a conflict messed that up.  Although they played in a tough spot, Sunday, Outdoors, afternoon, cool day, they represented.  Not my standout set of the FEST, but not bad.

After Movielife, we had some tough conflicts.  Mean Jeans, Toyguitar, Hiccup, and Ray Rocket (Teenage Bottlerocket).  My wife wanted to catch Ray, so we cruised over to Big Lou’s pizza for the show.  I grabbed a couple of beers to perk us up and we sat on the patio there sipping our brews as Ray got set up.  I’m so glad we caught this show, because he conveyed the hungover depressed malaise that everyone was feeling.  Ray asked us to bear with him as he had spent the previous night going door to door at Holiday Inn with The Dopamines.  Paint your own picture there.  As the cool breeze blew through, Ray gave us a solid but chill set, the perfect cure to what ailed us.  He played “Do you wanna go to Tijuana,” dedicated to his twin brother Brandon who passed away in 2015, and covered The Ramones “Pet Sematary.”

The Ray Rocket set definitely perked us up.  We cruised over to Tall Paul’s and caught some of Makewar’s set.  We bellied up to the bar and threw down some of their brewed-in-house craft beer.  The habanero-spiced pale ale stole the show.  It brought the heat!!  We had to cut out of Makewar to get a good spot for Smoking Popes.  Being from Chicago, my wife and I are both big Popes fans.  The Popes never disappoint.  They’ve been around a long time and they know what people want to hear.  They bring the hits one after the other.  They played my fave “No More Smiles” as well as “Megan,” “Paul,” “Rubella.”  One of the many highlights of this set was their cover of MC5’s “Ramblin’ Rose.”  And of course they played “Need You Around.”  When it came to playing Bo Diddley, some bands sounded better than others, but the Popes really rocked this stage.  Safe to say, this set was up there in the top 5 of FEST.

Iron Chic hit the Bo Diddley stage next, so we hung around for that.  IC had a very lively crowd and their brand of punk rock really got the people moving and singing along.  You could tell people were amped for this band.  We watched the set from afar, but we already had tickets to see them in Chicago in December, so we cut out to check some other sets.  We caught Kamikaze Girls at the Wooly.  I have no recollection of it.  I remember bouncing across the street to The Atlantic where Machinist! was playing.  I only caught the last song, wish I had seen more.  This mad dash ended at Rockey’s where we caught the last few songs from The Raging Nathans.  We must’ve been in the right place as a few dignitaries were on hand such as OWTH’s Ryan Young.

One of the reasons I broke the bank and travelled down to FEST this year was Superchunk.  I’ve seen them a handful of times; the first time in 1993.  At one point I remember thinking to myself, “I’m going to buy every Superchunk album that ever comes out.”  Well who knew they would put out like 40 records!?!  I don’t have them all, but I have a lot of them.  So we trekked over to Bo Diddley to catch Sunday’s headliner, Superchunk.  For one, they sounded great.  I’ll give them that.  They didn’t play the full 90 minutes, which was a bit of a bummer.  They also threw in some random tunes like “Hello Hawk” and “I Got Cut.”  Deep cuts aside, they also dropped some fan favorites like: “Slack Motherfucker, Sick to Move, Driveway to Driveway, Hyper Enough, Precision Auto, and Seed Toss.”  The ‘Chunk brought the goods and sent the main stage out in grand fashion.

The main stage might have been done, but we were not!  We popped over to The Wooly, grabbed a brew and caught Meat Wave.  Their new album, “The Incessant” is on my list of the best of 2017.  These guys rock the 3 piece like Alkaline Trio or Husker Du; although their sound is more like Big Black.  I’m definitely going to catch these guys again.  After MW, I made a fatal error.  I decided we should hit Durty Nelly’s to catch Dingus.  For one, I had the complete wrong band.  I guess there are two Dingus’s (Dingi?).  Unfortunately, the one I planned to see was recording an album in Belgium at the time.  I sat there for about a half hour completely confused.  When we came to our senses, I looked my wife in the eye and I could tell she was done.  40 shows over 3 days will tend to wear you out.  I was running on fumes as well.  We decided to call it quits.  I had hoped to catch Night Witch, Teen Agers, and Tiltwheel; but I will have to wait for them to come to town.

We survived FEST 16, and had an amazing time!  One thing is for sure, we will be marking our calendars for the lineup announcement for FEST 17.  We will be back!



Video: Meat Wave – “To Be Swayed” Live From The Rock Room

Chicago’s Meat Wave recently stopped by The Rock Room (Illinois live off the floor recording sessions) to record a few songs. Here is a take of their song “To Be Swayed.” This song appears on their upcoming album, The Incessant. You can check the session out below.

The Incessant, which is set to be released on February 17th via SideOneDummy Records.



Meat Wave stream new album “The Incessant”

Chicago’s Meat Wave are streaming their new album The Incessant in its entirety. You can give the full 12-song record a listen below.

The Incessant comes out tomorrow, February 17th through SideOneDummy Records. The album serves as a follow-up to 2015’s Delusion Moon.



Video: Meat Wave – “Run You Out” Live from The Rock Room

Chicago’s Meat Wave recently stopped by The Rock Room (Illinois live off the floor recording sessions) to record a take of their song “Run You Out.” This song appears on their upcoming album, The Incessant. You can check the session out below.

The Incessant, which is set to be released on February 17th via SideOneDummy Records.



Meat Wave stream new song “Bad Man” off upcoming album “The Incessant”

Chicago punk trio Meat Wave have released a new song for us all to enjoy! The track is called “Bad Man” and it is, along with the rest of the album, a self-reflection for vocalist/guitarist Christopher Sutter following the slow end to an 11-year relationship.

These emotional times lead Sutter to write some of the best material he has ever laid down and, with the help of legendary engineer Steve Albini, the band has been able to churn out an album that is leagues above anything they have done before. This track is but an indication of the things to come on the rest of the record.

You can listen to the new song here.

The Incessant is set to be released on February 17th via SideOneDummy Records.



Music Video: Meat Wave – “Run You Out”

Chicago rockers Meat Wave have released a video for their new song “Run You Out.”

You can check it out here.

“Run You Out” comes from the bands’ upcoming album The Incessant, which is set to be released on February 17th via SideOneDummy Records.



Meat Wave announce February west coast tour dates

If you live in the western half of the United States and you’ve been jonesing to finally catch Meat Wave live and in person, you’re about to get your very first chance.

The Chicago three-piece announced a handful of tour dates that’ll find them hitting places like Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles and Phoenix, all for the first time. Check out the rundown below, and stay tuned for more info.

Meat Wave are touring in support of Delusion Moon, which hit the streets on September 18th via the good folks at via SideOneDummy Records.



Meat Wave stream new song “Symmy”

Meat Wave are streaming a new song called “Symmy”, which is the b-side to their latest single “Cosmic Zoo”. You can listen to it below.

Meat Wave last released Delusion Moon, which features “Cosmic Zoo”, on September 18th, 2015 on SideOneDummy Records.



Meat Wave streams new album ahead of September 18th release

If you just can’t wait to experience Meat Wave‘s  new opus, Delusion Moon, then you are in luck.  The Chicago rock trio is now streaming the album in its entirety, and you can check it out below.

The official release date for Delusion Moon is September 18th, and it will be released via SideOneDummy Records.



Meat Wave streams new song, “Cosmic Zoo”

Chicago rockers Meat Wave are now streaming “Cosmic Zoo,” and you can check it out below.  The song appears on the band’s new album, Delusion Moon, which comes out September 18th.

Meat Wave will be playing Riot Fest in Chicago, and then they head out for a U.S. and U.K. tour with Canada’s The Dirty Nil.  You can find all of the dates below.



Meat Wave release new single “Cosmic Zoo” from upcoming album “Delusion Moon”

Chicago trio Meat Wave are streaming a new song called “Cosmic Zoo” off of their upcoming album Delusion Moon. The song is the second single from the album, which is scheduled for worldwide release on September 18th through SideOneDummy Records.

You can give the song a listen below.

Meat Wave will also be embarking on a co-headlining tour with The Dirty Nil this fall.



Meat Wave release music video for title track “Delusion Moon”

Chicago’s Meat Wave have released the music video for their song Delusion Moon.

You  can watch it below.

Their upcoming album Delusion Moon will be released on September 18, 2015 through SideOneDummy Records.



Meat Wave sign to SideOneDummy Records, stream new track “Delusion Moon”

There’s a brand new act that’s been added to the SideOneDummy Records roster and they’ve got maybe the best name of the bunch.

The band in question is a three-piece outfit from Chicago, and they’re known as…Meat Wave!

Not only did the band and the label just announce the signing, but they’ve also announced plans for the first release. It’s a full length called “Delusion Moon,” and it’s due out September 18th. Pre-orders are to be announced shortly, but in the meantime, you can check out the release’s title track below!