Monday, August 6, 2012

0 All the info you'll need for Total Fest XI

The SRG crew is again making the trip to Missoula, Montana for the annual Total Fest in 2 weeks time. The line-up is stellar once again and includes Torche along with NW favs Harokonen, Lozen, Sandrider plus many many more noisy bands from around the country.

Keep an eye on SRG for our festival recommendations leading up to the weekend of August 16th-18th, and below is all the festival info you need.

Wantage USA and KBGA team up for Total Fest XI!

Who: Over 40 original, independent bands from all over North America, representing everything from punk rock and metal to indie, pop and country

What: Three-day, multiple-venue, DIY independent music festival in Missoula, Montana

When/Where: August 16-18, 2012 in Missoula, Montana

Thursday August 16, 5:00pm-9:30pm @ Zoo City Apparel (139 E. Main Street)
Thursday August 16, 8:00pm-1:00am @ the Top Hat (134 W. Front Street)
Friday, August 17, 5:00-9:00pm @ Zoo City Apparel (139 E. Main Street)
Friday, August 17, 8:00pm-1:30am @ Badlander / Palace Lounge (135 W. Broadway)
Saturday August 18, 12-2pm, Record Swap @ Big Dipper Ice Cream (631 S. Higgins Ave.)
Saturday August 18, 7:00pm-11pm @ VFW (245 W. Main Street)
Saturday, August 18, 8:00pm-1:30am @ Badlander / Palace Lounge (135 W. Broadway)

Cost: Total Fest 3-Day Pass : $45 in advance; $50 at the door. Includes admission to all Total Fest X shows. Single day passes available: Thursday Only Pass: $15, Friday Only Pass: $20, and Saturday Only Pass: $20. Advance passes on sale now at and in town at Ear Candy Music.

This August 16-18, over 40 bands and hundreds of fans of all ages from all over the country will descend upon our sleepy, mountain hamlet of Missoula, Montana to celebrate the eleventh incarnation of Total Fest. A volunteer-driven, DIY music festival, Total Fest offers up some of the most smile-producing, ear-plowing music that fans will experience all year. This year, we've assembled a hair-raising line-up, which includes Dan Deacon, Torche, Harkonen, Lecherous Gaze, Iron Lung, Tenement, Pins of Light, Wizard Rifle, Sandrider, Broken Water, Big Eyes, Tacocat, 
Gay Witch Abortion, Guantanamo Baywatch, The Pharmacy, plus 30 more fantastic bands from throughout the US.

Total Fest was started by Josh Vanek in 2001 as a showcase of bands from his Wantage USA record label, and over the years it has featured performances from bands such as Federation X, The Champs, Oxes, Deranged Diction, Last of the Juanitas (pre-Red Fang) and many others. Over the past ten years, it has grown from a one-night, single-stage show to three days of music over multiple venues, inviting bands from outside of the Wantage USA family to come and share their music in Missoula with many well-known bands, some lesser-known, and a handful of new and obscure music from around the country. Total Fest’s volunteer organizers offer-up their time, money and sanity to stage, house and feed original and independent musicians from all over the country. The event is nonprofit and all proceeds after fixed costs go to the bands. This is the only event of its kind in Missoula and this part of the Northwest and Rockies. 
Total Fest is presented by Wantage USA Records and KBGA Radio, with the support of several independent businesses from Missoula community.

Full list of bands performing

Dan Deacon (Baltimore, MD), Torche (Miami, FL), Harkonen (Seattle, WA / San Francisco, CA), Iron Lung (Seattle, WA), Broken Water (Olympia, WA), Lecherous Gaze (Oakland, CA), Tenement (Appleton, WI), The Pharmacy (Seattle, WA), Guantanamo Baywatch (Portland, OR), Pins of Light (San Francisco, CA), Tacocat (Seattle, WA), Big Eyes (Seattle, WA), Walls (Seattle, WA), Unnatural Helpers (Seattle, WA), Dikes of Holland (Austin, TX), Lozen (Tacoma, WA), Sandrider (Seattle, WA), Criminal Code (Olympia, WA), Wizard Rifle (Portland, OR), Brain Tumors (Minneapolis, MN), The Bugs (Portland, OR), Rock n Roll Adventure Kids (Berkley, CA), Gay Witch Abortion (Minneapolis, MN), White Walls (Cincinnati, OH), Buildings (Minneapolis, MN), Dreamdecay (Olympia, WA), Sedan (Portland, OR), The Funeral and the Twilight (Minneapolis, MN), Cousins (Milwaukee, WI), The Be Helds (Austin, TX), No-Fi Soul Rebellion (Bellingham, WA), MjolniirDXP (Denver, CO), Abe Coley (Missoula, MT), The Best Westerns (Missoula, MT), Bacon and Egg (Missoula, MT), The International Playboys (Missoula, MT), King Elephant (Missoula, MT), The Magpies (Missoula, MT), Needlecraft (Missoula, MT), Shane Hickey (Missoula, MT), VTO (Missoula, MT).

Total Fest XI schedule and details are available online at


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