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Shakedown Rock Fest Finds New Home In LA



After taking a year off to re-group and find a new home, organizers of the annual Shakedown festival have, for the moment, laid to rest any questions about the future of the event. Now based in LA, the third annual Shakedown will bring over 60 independent rock bands from around the world to the LA Variety Arts Center for "two nights of punk, broken blues, and primitive rawk!" The event will take place on Saturday, February 15, and Sunday, February 16 and will feature bands such as Supersuckers, Dwarves, The Catheters, Zen Guerrilla, Nashville Pussy, and Swingin Utters to name a few. Tickets can be purchased on-line from Ticketweb.com. A two-day pass will run you $60.


The first Shakedown took place in August of 2000 at Vegas's Gold Coast Hotel, but was booted from that location (and every other hotel in Vegas) because the event was supposedly responsible for $15,000-$25,000 in vandalism costs caused by rowdy rock fans. Launch reports however, that the damages were greatly over-stated and that the actual reason the festival was banned from Vegas was a result of the lack of money it's attendees spent on gambling. Whatever the reason, the Shakedown eventually took place in Vegas again in 2001, but without a hotel sponsor. Instead, the event took place at two separate Vegas clubs. After a year's hiatus, the seemingly doomed event has re-grouped and hopes to have found a permanent home in LA. Check out the full line up below.

Saturday, February 15

BALLROOM:

Supersuckers

Dwarves

Youth Brigade

Nekromantix

Briefs

Duane Peters & The Hunns

The Dogs

Generators

Applicators

Discontent

Piss Ant

4TH FLOOR:

Rezillos

DMZ

TBA

Nebula

Zen Guerrilla

Makers

Catheters

Camarosmith

Hunches

TBA

Shake City

3RD FLOOR:

Demented Are Go

Nine Pound Hammer

Lazy Cowgirls

Black Cat Music

Lords Of Altamont

Deadbolt

Super Bees

Weaklings

Custom Made Scare

Hyperions

Los Creepers

Sunday, February 16:

BALLROOM:

TBA

Nashville Pussy

Guitar Wolf

Upper Crust

ANTiSEEN

Andy G. & The Roller Kings

Dragons

Big Midnight

Texas Terri & The Stiff Ones

Midnight Evils

Rippers

4TH FLOOR:

Swingin Utters

U.S. Bombs

One Man Army

Original Sinners

Throw Rag

Stitches

Blazing Haley

Candy Snatchers

Kings Of Nuthin

Hellbound Hayride

Slum Lords

3RD FLOOR:

Lyres

Brian Jonestown Massacre

Warlocks

Demolition Doll Rods

EpoXies

Hangmen

Bluebird

Flash Express

Mystery Girls

The Fuse

Motochrist



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Shakedown Rock Fest Finds New Home In LA