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The 2nd Annual Main Street Block Party Announces Lineup

The Main Street Block Party is returning on January 28 to the The Continental Club, The Big Top, and The Mink's front and backrooms, armed with another great lineup, this time featuring Austin's What Made Milwaukee Famous and Dallas' hardcore cataclysm, Power Trip.

The day-long festival was highly successful last year, with our own Chris Gray giving the fest's proceedings great marks for it's compactness, the timing of it as counter-programming to the national acts in town, and of course, the freewheeling nature of the performances.

This year's edition features a reunion set from hardcore act Fight Pretty, who parted ways about two years ago, along with your standard local fare, including our own favorites like the Gold Sounds, Venomous Maximus, and Bang Bangz.

Tickets are now on sale, $10 before the show, and set at $15 at walk-up on the day of. A VIP package can be had for $40, with special perks, a sweet ass wristband suitable for framing, and free booze added to your experience.

Check out slideshows from last year's festival, including the bands and the fans, to begin selecting your wardrobe for the event.

WHAT MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS | POWER TRIP | CADDYWHOMPUS | EMPRESS HOTEL | B L A C K I E | BRAINS FOR DINNER | TAX THE WOLF | VENOMOUS MAXIMUS | FIGHT PRETTY | LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY G'z | TWENTY ELEVEN | ANOTHER RUN | WHITE CRIME | PURPLE

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BENDING VILLA | VOX AND HOUND |ADREAM ASLEEP | ODESSA | AMERICAN HEIST | MARCH TO THE SEA | ENGLAND IN 1819 | MILLS | ELECTRIC ATTITUDE | THE DEAD REVOLT | BUDA LOVE | THE MAHAS | THE FLAMIN' HELLCATS | THE LITERARY GREATS | BANG BANGZ

SECOND LOVERS | THE HANDSHAKE | THE GOLD SOUNDS | NICK GAITAN & THE UMBRELLA MAN | LOLA COLA | VIVIAN PIKKLES AND THE SWEETHEART UBER ALLES |GUILT PARTY | VIPERS | MOTHS | FEATHERFACE | HAROLD BUROP | MUHAMMADALI | CASINOS | THE LIVE LIGHTS | SPASTIC FIT

SHADOW HOUND | PUNK ROCK PROJECT | JIM & THE TOMS | PAPAYA | DAPHNE | AMORETTE | RUNAWAY SUN | WHALES | BRETT HOLLIS | FRANK FREEMAN | ART INSTITUTE LIMITED | SCREWTAPE | WAYWORD | ABSTRACT CANNON | DANNY WATTZ | RIC ROC | SQUARE & COMPASS | PRAIRIE CADETS | PARIS FALLS |DON'T POKE THE BEAR | BLACKIE DAMMIT | UNICORN MILK | FOX & CATS | RENZO | BLVD NIGHTS

DJ's: BMC | ROB BASS | PHARMER | CEE PLUS BAD KNIVES | MR.CASTILLO | DAMON ALLEN | PANCHITRON | STEPHEN FARRELL

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