924 Gilman St. reneged on its major label ban earlier this year and welcomed a secret Green Day set, reigniting a fiery debate about the old punk principles’ applicability in 2015. But for even the strongest detractors, who took Green Day’s appearance as the final blow to Gilman’s waning credibility, this weekend’s Resurrect California might begin to mend the rift. Headliners include Providence, Rhode Island’s revered Nineties’ hardcore band Dropdead, and the Deathwish Records metalcore act Blacklisted; but mind the small front: Gag, from Olympia, Washington, is a torrent of heinous reverb grounded by riffs with girth and might. The Coltranes, meanwhile, sound colossal and slow, the mean-spirited consequence of eccentrics raised in Temecula. The local standout is seething North Bay outfit Creative Adult and Destruction Unit, from Arizona, is sure to bring its storied live squall. The two-day festival’s other performers include White Wards, Culture Abuse, ACxDC, Crush, and Coke Bust. There doesn’t appear to be any surprise headliners; Newcomers should draw well enough.
The punk and hardcore festival takes place at Gilman St. beginning September 4th.