The fourth annual installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is now just a week away, the event including a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo and two-stage, full-day lineup Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex.
Amidst the massive roster of crushing newcomer acts and classic heavyweights set to execute sets over the two-day fest, one of the main headlining performances of the weekend will be the original lineup of LA crossover legends FINAL CONFLICT — founder Jeff Harp, vocalist Ron Martinez and bassist Warren Renfrow (Manic Hispanic, Cadillac Tramps) — for the first time in 24 years! In the 1980s FINAL CONFLICT was part of the first wave of punk bands to be labeled “crossover,” their sonic mix of Discharge meets Black Sabbath coupled with political lyrics the appropriate soundtrack to inspire a troublemaker to slam, headbang or throw a brick at a cop… and sometimes all three. The band will perform 1987’s classic Ashes To Ashes LP in sequence as well as early demo material. Although older, the band has no intentions of “phoning it in” — expect a brutal and energetic set.
Additional headlining acts THE OBSESSED, M.D.C., FROM ASHES RISE, BLACK BREATH, ICEBURN and others join more than twenty additional bands including EARLY GRAVES, MAMMOTH GRINDER, BASTARD NOISE, DEAD IN THE DIRT and tons more taking part in the melee.
Tickets for The Power Of The Riff are available HERE.
Curated and organized by Greg Anderson and Sam James Velde, The Power Of The Riff honors fans and musicians of all ages from within all walks and lifestyles under the umbrella of the heavy music underground. Tapping into a lineup that represents forefathers, milestones and current touring acts, while shedding light on up and coming bands and local acts, The Power Of The Riff festival is an all-day, all-ages event. The festival also includes an on-location record swap-meet of local stores and features pop-up stores by independent record labels and vendors, DJ sets between performances, a gourmet food truck court with some of Los Angeles’ best purveyors of street food dining, and more.
THE POWER OF THE RIFF 2013 – Los Angeles, CA
Friday, August 9th @ The Echo // pre-party:
BLACK BREATH, EARLY GRAVES, OBLITERATIONS, NOMADS, CREATIVE ADULT
Saturday, August 10th @ The Echo & Echoplex
THE OBSESSED, FINAL CONFLICT, FROM ASHES RISE, M.D.C., ICEBURN, IRON LUNG, MAMMOTH GRINDER, BASTARD NOISE, CONDITION, DEAD IN THE DIRT, BAPTISTS, REPLICA, COMPLETED EXPOSITION, CENTURIES, WARTORN, TERRITORY, WHIP HAND, CHILDREN OF GOD, OLD WOUNDS, OPPOSITION RISING