Creeperfest looks scary. Truly. Promising 30 bands on five stages and a bottomless free keg, it sounds like the kind of party most people left behind when they got their diploma. But the lineup is stuffed with so many noteworthy local bands that Creeperfest should be counted as a success even if half of them drop off: Hell City Kings, New York City Queens, The American Heist, the Ballistics, RIVERS, an O'Doyle Rules reunion and more. Further sweetening the pot are out-of-towners like Austin's Black Cock and New Orleans's Mahalya, a backyard home-brewing class and the local premiere of Better Than Something, the new documentary about late enfant terrible musician Jay Reatard. Besides House of Creeps proper, Creeperfest is scattered among its neighbors in that obscure corner of downtown near Last Concert Cafe: Greg's Rat Skate Stage, Ponde Rosa and J.D.'s Bar. Pity them all Sunday morning.


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