As Warped Tour creeps ever closer, the folks at Vans have added another bunch of bands to the lineup for the Acoustic Basement stage.
Charlotte Sometimes (7/6-7, 7/10, 7/16)
Joey Briggs (6/15-6/21, 6/23-6/28)
Travis Alexander (7/11-7/14)
American Opera (7/17-7/20)
Mandolyn Mae (7/23-7/24)
City of Ghosts (7/31)
Tess Dunn (6/22)
Tyler Matl (7/25)
Perhaps the most exciting addition to that list is an acoustic set from Briggs frontman Joey Briggs. He has a sound that transitions well to an acoustic performance, and his full band's set was one of the highlights of the 2008 Warped Tour.
We're keeping tabs on all the official announcements, as well as the rumors, on our listing of the lineup for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.
p>After just making their first lineup announcement, the Chicago Riot Fest is not only proving to have picked up its biggest and most impressive lineup yet, but is once again proving to have one of the best punk festival lineups in the country.
The festival, which takes place Sept. 13-15 in Humboldt Park has already announced Fall Out Boy and Blink-182 as two of the festival's three headliners (with the third yet to be revealed), with support coming from legendary acts that range from Bob Mould to Public enemy to the Violent Femmes to GWAR. Check out the full lineup below:
Chicago Riot Fest Lineup 2013
FLAG - the Black Flag reunion comprised of Black Flag alum Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski, Dez Cadena, Bill Stevenson, and Descendents' guitarist Stephen Egerton - have posted more tour dates for 2013.
FLAG 2013 Tour Dates
5-27 Las Vegas, NV - Punk Rock Bowling
6-7 Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
6-8 Detroit, MI - Orion Music + More Festival
6-9 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
6-13 Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
6-14 Toronto, Ontario - NXNE Festival
6-15 Montebello, Quebec - Amnesia Rock Fest
8-24 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
9-13 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
9-16 Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage
9-18 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
9-19 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
9-20 Boston, MA - The Paradise
The band also shared a video from their first show as FLAG, which took place at the Moose Lodge in Redondo Beach, CA. Historically, it's also the same space where the original Black Flag played their first show in 1979. The band performs the classic track "My War," and you can see the video here.
FLAG is just one of two bands on the road performing Black Flag songs this summer.
The other, using the full Black Flag name, was reformed by founding member Greg Ginn, features its own set of Black Flag alums along with some new face, and they will be taking their own Black Flag show on the road.To help you sort it all out, we have established the following primers on the lineups of both bands:
• Would The Real Black Flag Please Stand Up?
• Black Flag and FLAG - A Look at the Lineups
Deep Elm Records is giving away free downloads of eight sampler albums - 99 songs in total - of the bands on its roster.
You can get them here.