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16 New-Rockers To Blast Off Fest

May 22, 1997Natasha Kassulke
Wisconsin State Journal

Rhythm appears weekly in the Wisconsin State Journal and The Capital Times.

New Rock Fest has a flavor for modern rock offering everything from the high priest of punk in Iggy Pop to the man who knows where it's at in Beck.

And it's a great deal at 16 bands and more than 12 hours of music.

Bands that will blast the Summerfest grounds on Monday run the gamut from lesser-known groups like Ryan Downe, Puzzle Gut, Treadmill Trackstar and Baboon on the B-stage, to established bands like London industrial-rock-dance band Republica and the Reverend Horton Heat, a supercharged trio (the Rev on vocals and guitar, Taz on drums and Jimbo on stand-up bass) of hillbilly-meets-surf-punk. The following are the times and acts for New Rock Fest.

Main stage:
Noon, Matchbox 20 1 p.m., Republica 2 p.m., the Gufs (Milwaukee natives) 3:10 p.m., Beck 4:30 p.m., Linda Perry (formerly of Four Non Blondes) 5:30 p.m., Bloodhound Gang 6:40 p.m., Tonic 7:50 p.m., Rev. Horton Heat 9 p.m., Sponge 10:20 p.m., Iggy Pop B-stage: 1:55 p.m., Puzzle Gut 2:55 p.m., Treadmill Trackstar 4:15 p.m., Baboon 5:35 p.m., Catfish 6:50 p.m., Ryan Downe 8 p.m., Moby Dress in layers. Last year's lakefront New Rock Fest was a 47-degree modern rock marathon.

New Rock Fest, noon Monday, Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee; $11-$27. 255-4646.