Reverend Horton Heat, The Bronx and Leftover Crack Top Elm Street Music and Tattoo Festival Bill.
Go ahead and ink it in: When the Elm Street Music and Tattoo Festival returns this November for its third go-round, it will do so with its most well-honed configuration, and perhaps most enticing set of headlining bands yet.
Today, organizers announced the first crop of acts that'll be playing the festival's main stage at The Bomb Factory whilst 40 tattooers from around the country pull lines in the venue's balcony tier — and they're some killer names to be sure. Of course, fest cofounder Reverend Horton Heat returns once again (no surprise there, really), but bigger gets might be Los Angeles hardcore outfit The Bronx and its Latin-infused alter ego Mariachi El Bronx. Also on the bill are Ska-tinged super group Leftover Crack, Seattle throwback punks The Briefs, and Austin A Clockwork Orange devotees Lower Class Brats.
Like last year, the whole shebang will get kickstarted with a Thursday night concert, this one featuring an Agnostic Front-headlined bill at Three Links on November 12 that'll lead up to one of Elm Street Tattoos' time-honored Friday the 13th, 24-hour tattoo marathons at The Bomb Factory.
From there, dozens of yet-to-be announced bands will play on stages at Three Links, Trees and The Bomb Factory all weekend whilst the tattoo convention continues upstairs at The Bomb Factory. More bands and additional info will be announced in the coming days.
For now, just know, this is definitely something to keep on the ol' radar — especially given that tickets to the event go on sale this Friday, August 7, at noon. As we can very much attest to, these things are always a badass time.