The Return Of The Power Of The Riff West 2012

This week the return of the annual day-long invasion of Los Angeles has been confirmed via the 2012 installment of the massive The Power Of The Riff Festival!

Continuing to bring you a tradition of heavy music from slow drones to aggressive crust ridden darkness, The Power Of The Riff will burn down LA on August 11th, marking the gathering’s third annual installment. Co-curated and organized by Southern Lord, TPOTR is an event that honors extreme music fans and musicians of all ages, tapping into a lineup that represents the forefathers, milestones and current national touring acts, while shedding light on up-and-coming and local acts. The all-day fest also includes a record swap-meet of local stores and pop-up stores by indie record labels, DJ sets in between band performances and a gourmet food truck court featuring Los Angeles’ best purveyors of street food dining.

Set to take place at the Echo/Echoplex, the initial lineup for The Power Of The Riff 2012 at press time includes OFF!, DR. KNOW, REPULSION, NOOTHGRUSH, XIBALBA, EAGLE TWIN, POWER TRIP, ANCESTORS, ALPHA & OMEGA, GAZA, DNF, RETOX, THE LOVE BELOW, AVON LADIES, COPS and HORDES with even MORE acts to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the event go on sale this weekend AT THIS LOCATION.

Stay tuned for the LA lineup to be expanded upon, in addition to other regional The Power Of The Riff actions to be announced in the weeks ahead!!/TPOTR