Features Series: Fest 13

Series: Fest 13

SPB's coverage of the annual festival in Gainesville, Florida.

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Fest 13

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:31 p.m.
Fest 13

Like its 12 predecessors, Fest 13 offered something new. The growing festival has made a mark in the DIY punk community in its layout, booking, and overall feel and, while it has a certain brand and stylistic focus, the 350+ band event is also able to shapeshift annually, sprouting new venues and trying out new things. The biggest change in 2014 was the addition of Bo Diddley Plaza in downtown Gainesville, an enormous open air outdoor space that gave a new dynamic to a festival that often sees patrons stumbling blindly of out dingy bars and into the 3pm Florida sunshine to catch a new set in an equally dark location across the street. This time, the event was to ...

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Interviews Signals Midwest / Captain, We're Sinking

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:21 p.m.
Fest 13

We chatted to Maxwell Stern of Signals Midwest and Leo Vergnetti of Captain, We’re Sinking: Scene Point Blank: At what point, post Fest, do ...

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Interviews Caves

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:19 p.m.
Fest 13

Cayetana interviews Caves Cayetana: If you guys were action figures what would come with you? Caves: Lou would come with an imaginary German Shepherd (dog ...

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Signals Midwest / Captain, We're Sinking

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Signals Midwest / Captain, We're Sinking

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:21 p.m.
Fest 13

We chatted to Maxwell Stern of Signals Midwest and Leo Vergnetti of Captain, We’re Sinking: Scene Point Blank: At what point, post Fest, do you feel like you've again entered the real world? For me, it is when I hit the Atlanta airport and realize tattoos and arms covered in wristbands isn't the norm. Signals Midwest: We were talking about the point that we feel normal after Fest? Captain, We’re Sinking: For me, it takes about a week. It's such an intense experience: like, "Hey, remember everyone you’ve met in the last 10 years ...

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Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:15 p.m.
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Caves interviews Cayetana Caves: Cayetana, that's a cool name! Where does it come from? Cayetana: We named our band ...

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