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Southern Lord is putting on The Power of the Riff festival again, this year in three cities.

Los Angeles will have a day-long festival (Pentagram headlining), while San Francisco and Seattle get two smaller dates each (Winter and Pentagram headlining SF, Winter and From Ashes Rise headlining Seattle).

Southern Lord has foregone the corporate sponsorship (Converse, Scion) that made last year's fest free. However, given the quantity and quality of bands, not to mention the rarity of some of their appearances (Winter, Noothgrush), this year's ticket prices are reasonable.

Below are the lineups. City of Devils is giving away Los Angeles tickets here.

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LINEUPS

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8/13/2011 Echo/Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
Doors @ Noon
TICKETS

Pentagram, Eyehategod, Winter, Pelican, Trap Them, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix, Black Cobra, Skin Like Iron, Baptists, Masakari, Alpinist, Seven Sisters of Sleep, Aeges, Early Graves, Slave, Black Breath, Harrassor, Plagues

8/15/2011 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
Doors @ 7:00pm
TICKETS

Winter, Noothgrush, Trap Them, Black Breath, All Pigs Must Die, Acephalix

8/16/2011 – The Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA
Doors @ 6:30pm
TICKETS

Pentagram, Pelican, Alpinist , Masakari, Early Graves, Baptists, Aeges

8/18/2011 Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
Doors @ 6:00pm
TICKETS

Winter, Pelican, Noothgrush, All Pigs Must Die, Alpinist, Masakari, Aeges

8/20/2011 The Highline – Seattle, WA
Doors @ 8:00pm
TICKETS

From Ashes Rise, Black Breath, Trap Them, Baptists, and Special Guests

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MIXTAPE

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To promote the fest, Southern Lord is giving away an MP3 mixtape here.

The track list:

1. All Pigs Must Die - Pulverization
2. Baptists - Good Parenting
3. Eyehategod - Jackass In The Will of God
4. Masakari - Trapped In the Mold
5. Alpinist - Hak Nam
6. Skin Like Iron - Consequences
7. Early Graves - Wraiths
8. Seven Sisters of Sleep - Sundown
9. Pentagram - Call The Man
10. Black Breath - Children of the Horn
11. Plagues - Breathing
12. Harassor - Glory Raped
13. Acephalix - Interminable Night
14. Black Cobra - Negative Reversal
15. Slave - Rise of Shame
16. Trap Them - Carnage Incarnate
17. Noothgrush - Oil Removed
18. Pelican - Strung Up From the Sky
19. Winter - Eternal Frost

Unfortunately, this Slave is not the Ohio band responsible for the 1977 funk classic "Slide".

— Cosmo Lee

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POWER OF THE RIFF WEBSITE
DOWNLOAD POWER OF THE RIFF 2011 MIX TAPE

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