Tentative 2014 lineup!

May 22nd – 25th

Thursday 5/22

Iceage (Denmark – Matador Records)
Buck Biloxi and the Fucks (New Orleans)
Obnox (West Side Punks)
Prostitutes (Noisy Cle Electronics)
Queen Of Hell (Cleveland glam punks)
Fat Vegan (w/ a full meat ensemble)
Mr. California & Zack The Ripper (1st ever live set!)

Friday 5/23 – BBQ / Wingeasy / Hot Tub Party with Wingtones and more TBA

Friday 5/23 – Main show

Secret Prostitutes (Houston, Tx – Only Midwest Appearance)
Counter Intuits (Cle/Columbus featuring Ron House)
Mordecai (Montana, Richie Records)
Unholy Two (Columbus)
Hep-Z (members of Sockeye, Kill the Hippies)

Saturday Matinee – BYOB – Castle Greatskull – NTC opens at 11AM – Catch the party bus to the show featuring an onboard performance from Tim Bones Jones!

Vile Gash (rare live appearance)
Mangina (New Orleans)
Hank Wood and The Hammerheads (NYC)
World Domination (Western Mass – members of SQRM)
Degreaser (NYC)
Cracked Cup
Party Plates
Royal Blood

Saturday Night

Destruction Unit (Phoenix, AZ – Sacred Bones Records)
S.H.I.T (Toronto HC)
Gary Wrong Group (Mobile, AL)
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads (NYC)
Lumpy & The Dumpers (St. Louis punk/HC)
Classhole (New Orleans feat members of Mangina and Eyehategod)
Bad Noids
Short Rabbits

Sunday 6AM Morning After Pill Party featuring guest bartender Beth Karen! Plus Watermelon margaritas and breakfast tacos! And performances by:

Yankee Peddler
Aggressive Response
Real Regular
MC Homeless

Sunday 4PM – “Death Finale” featuring

The Hussy (Madison, WI Garage-Punk)
Wooly Bullies
Swirly In The Fryer
plus FOOD

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It’s here!

Thursday is finally here! Well it’s 3AM Thursday! Get ready to rage tonight – it’s also Genarro’s 40th birthday bash!

Unfortunately – a couple bands had to cancel (Classhole , True Sons of Thunder) – check the schedule tab for the adjusted set times. Weekend Passes will be available here til 6PM! So grab one early, if you wanna save money for the weekend – $30 vs $37 if you pay for each individual show.

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May is almost here…which means the fest is less than 3 weeks away! Major updates on this site – the schedule tab shows the set times for the Friday night, Saturday Matinee and Saturday night shows. We have a ton of bands, no filler, so don’t fuck up and show up late! This fest does not run on “Punk Time” or standard NTC time – shit will run on schedule – there are too many great bands not too.

The videos page now has some great footage as well – including a trailer for the UV RACE movie, and some great videos/live footage of other bands.

CD Samplers are now available at Hausfrau Records, My Minds Eye, Bent Crayon and the bar. $30 weekend passes for the weekend available at the bar, My Minds Eye or https://ticketrink.com/front/event/9698

We’d also like to give special thanks to this year’s sponsors – Gotta Groove Records, Orale!, Blazing Saddle Cycles, and Rustbelt Welding. All great local businesses.

If you are looking for a hotel – we’d recommend this link – http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g50532-Lakewood_Ohio-Hotels.html – both hotels listed there are affordable and within walking distance of Now That’s Class.

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Free CD Sampler

This will soon be available at the bar and local record shops – but also available here as a free download! Features tracks from all the bands playing the fest including unreleased ones from THE INMATES, WETBRAIN, PARTY PLATES, and FEMSICKLIVER! Download it from http://www.mediafire.com/?fuslh0ty45ywmla

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2013! May 16th-18th

$30 Advance passes now on sale at Now That’s Class, My Minds Eye or online at https://ticketrink.com/front/event/9698

THURSDAY May 16th – $5 Doors at 9

- The first night of 2013′s kicks off with a special set from MR. CALIFORNIA – he has a bizarre theme/concept planned for this year that you’ll have to discover yourself!

- UV RACE will be here – and there will be a viewing of their 60-minute movie “Autonomy and Deliberation”

- The night will conclude with 3 great locals including the return of FLYING TRICHECOS , ROYAL BLOOD and BAD NOIDS



A free outside party before Friday’s main show! Featuring

-BURGER BOYS (thee legends cooking burgers while playing!)
-STABBERBOY (Cleveland one-man band weirdness!)
-MR. CALIFORNIA (Performing on the neighbors roof!)

Plus free meat and veggie hot dogs, hot tub, Grady’s Wing Easy, Badminton & Paula’s Pina Coladas (w/ her NTC slide show)


FRIDAY MAY 17 – $10 – 8PM Doors – 1st band at 8:30 SHARP

UV RACE (Australia – In The Red Records – Great mix of post-punk, KBD punk and indie influences, and Marcus is one of our favorite frontmen! Members of Total Control and Straightjacket Nation)

TIMMYS ORGANISM (Timmy Vulgar (Human Eye/Clone Defects)’s rockin 3-piece tearing up the bar stage – LPs released by In The Red and Sacred Bones)

RICHARD PAPIERCUTS (Former Chinese Restaurants member performing his solo LP “A Sudden Shift” with a full band, including Pascal from Pop. 1280. Very unique mix of art-punk, goth, and dark folk. Live band will feature keyboards and sax player – only non-local show ever)

THE SLEAZE (Reunited for only a few midwest shows to celebrate the release of their LP on Total Punk. Great singles on Fashionable Idiots, Leather Bar, and Total Punk. Total KBD-ish punk stupidity)

WETBRAIN (members of Darvocets, Inmates,etc – great mix of punk and HC – LP on Painkiller soon)

HOMOSTUPIDS (Only band stupid enough to play this fest all 8 years)

CRACKED CUP (Beckett plus members of Bad Noids – great country influenced party band!)

SMOOTH BRAIN (New young Cleveland punk kicking off the night!)

SATURDAY MAY 18th – Bowling Matinee @ Mahalls 20 Lanes – $10 – 1PM – 6PM

Another great bowling party featuring free bowling and shoe rental from 3-5PM. The venue also features a full bar, and lots of food – plus perfomances by 7 live bands!

-UV RACE (Different set than Saturday night)
-FOLDED SHIRT (The mongos return one more time!)
-UTAH JAZZ (Ex-Brown Sugar, Unique punk/hc with Male/Female vocals)
-PARTY PLATES (Members of Cider, Boulder, No Peace)
-NERVOSAS (Columbus Punk With Male/Female vocals)
-TRAILER PARK TORNADOES (Played the first HF – Buffalo band on Big Neck return!)
-THE RETROUCHED ECCE HOMO BAND (Richard Papiercuts, plus members of his band + Eric from Busy Signals/Ballroom – Cover songs done in a sloppy Flipper-like style)

Mahalls is located at 13200 Madison Avenue – Not far from the bar.

SATURDAY MAY 18th – 8PM – $12

The final main show of the weekend. Expect a total blowout w/

-TERVEET KADET (Finnish HC LEGENDS – Only Midwest show)

-PINK REASON (5 piece lineup featuring Kevin on vocals, 2 guitarists from Nervosas and Guinea Worms, ex-TV Ghost on bass, and drummer of Psychedelic Horseshit)

-LOTUS FUCKER (Great Baltimore D-Beat style HC – on tour with Terveet Kadet!)

-OBNOX (West Side Punks Connect – BIM)

-THE INMATES (old Cleveland losers)

-TRUE SONS OF THUNDER (Great Memphis trash-punk featuring Eric Oblivion)

-CLASSHOLE (HEAVY nasty shit from New Orleans! Vocalist of Mangina, plus the guitar and bass players of EYEHATEGOD)

-THE SLEAZE (Different set than Friday night – their final show ever?)

-LUCHA ETERNA (Their HF debut – tearing up Club Atlantis to start the night right!)

Sunday May 19th – 6AM Morning Bash – free

- Yes that is right – we will reopen the bar at 6AM sharp! Still alive from the weekend and ready to rage? Well, get your ass back over here!

- Your host will be Beth Karen! Possible scaled-down line-ups of WHITE LOAD and FEMSICKLIVER performing if they are still alive! Maybe more bands TBA.

- Omlettte Station with your Chef A-D – also drink specials for those who survived all weekend!

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Horrible Fest 2012 Poster


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2012 Lineup, More TBA…


Thurs. May 10th 8pm  - $7

@ Now That’s Class

        • THE HOOKERS(Kentucky southern satanic metallic punk, w/ ex- Nashville Pussy & 9 pound hammer)
        • EASY ACTION (Detroit w/2 members of Negative Approach)
        • THE PLAIN DEALERS (Cleveland Women Beaters)
        • GLUTTONS (members of Ringworm)
        • WETBRAIN

***doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm promptly***

Fri. May 11th 6pm – Free!

@ Now That’s Class

        • CRACKED CUP (america’s worst hillbilly band)
        • plus free meat and veggie hot dogs, Grady’s Wing Easy & Paula’s Pina Coladas

***more details tba***

Fri. May 11th 8pm – $10

@ Now That’s Class

        • CHEATER SLICKS (Columbus legends celebrating their 25th anniversary!)
        • QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT (New Orleans on Goner Records)
        • GARY WRONG GROUP (Chad from Wizzard Sleeve/Kajun SS + Mr. Quintron!)
        • ET HABIT (Hawkwind inspired space rock punk w/ members of Mickey, Human Eye)
        • PLEASURE LEFTISTS (post punk dark wave members of Homostupids, Folded Shirt)

***doors at 8, show at 9 pm promptly***

@ Mahall’s

        • $10 admission includes unlimited bowling, shoe rental, unlimited pool table use plus 6 live bands! We rented the place from 2-6 pm. 20 blocks from NTC
        • SQRM
        • BROWN SUGAR (Buffalo & Ethiopia)
        • WHITE LOAD (Providence Load Records noisecore)
        • BAD NOIDS
        • BRAINWASHED YOUTH (special set w/ 4 drummers)
        • OBNOX (Bim)

Sat. May 12th 8pm – $10

@ Now That’s Class

        • LIVE FAST DIE (from NYC. 1 of a few shows in the last 4 years)
        • DARVOCETS (shape shifting reptilians)
        • WATERY LOVE (Philly elite w / members of Clockcleaner, Home Blitz and The Espers)
        • LIQUOR STORE (Beetlejuice’s backing band from a New Jersey Landfill)
        • TERRIBLE TWOS (Detroit Juggalo punk)
        • CLAW TOE (Criminal IQ CEO’s disturbing twisted band)

***doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm promptly***

More TBA!!!

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Horrible Fest Flyer…

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Bowling and Punk Matinee…

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Thursday 5/12

8pm – @ Now That’s Class – $7

- ALARM CLOCKS (gr8 60′s Cleveland Garage Rock legends)
- PARTY STOMPERS (Detroit primitive, gritty sound of the late 50s / early 60s members of the Royal Pendletons)
- PRISONERS (Cle garage)
- THE ONIONS (Wisconsin garage punk ex-Last Sons of Krypton)
- APACHE DROPOUT (60s Style Garage/psych ex-John Wilkes Booze)
- MR. CALIFORNIA (Fest Kickoff show w/ Pickle Fight performing the puppet show to his songs)

Friday 5/13

6PM – Pre-show party in Now That’s Class backyard – free

BBQ and your first chance to take a dip in the hot tub. 2 Grills (one veggie, one meat) , Badminton, DJ’s and Cleveland 3′s. Playing will be:

- ANGEL SLUTS (Memphis)

9PM main show @ Now That’s Class – $10

- HUMAN EYE (Detroit Scuz Rock Timmy)
- DARVOCETS (return from Mars & Jupiter)
- COLA FREAKS (Denmark Killed BY Death)
- NATURAL CHILD (Nashville trash rock)
- TINSEL TEETH (Providence mental patients)
- PSANDWHICH (Ron Houses new band ex-Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments)
- PLATES (Buffalo Noise-rock mem of Brown Sugar)

Saturday 5/14

2PM – 6PM – Mahalls Bowling Party Matinee – $10

$10 admission includes free bowling, shoe rental, pool and darts. Mahalls is a five minute drive from NTC – located a few blocks from My Minds Eye.

- THE ROPES (Chicago same lineup as Repos doing Repos songs as well)
- COLA FREAKS (Denmark)
- FOLDED SHIRT (members of Homostupids, Darvocets, Mr. California)
- SOUTHSIDE STRANGLERS (Richmond VA singer and drummer of Government Warning)
- HOLY SHIT (Milwaukee chaotic core)
- BAD NOIDS (Clevo tardcore)
- BRAIN CAR (Killed by Death Buffalo)

9PM main show @ Now That’s Class – $10

- GOD BULLIES (90′s Michigan weirdo legends on Amphetamine Reptile)
- BAKE MCBRIDE (members of Sockeye doing a set of Sockeye, Tough Skins and Boy in Love songs)
- MICKEY (Chicago glam rock ex-Daily Void)
- HOMOSTUPIDS (in basement)
- FLYIN’ TRICHECOS (12 inch record release)
- DRUGS DRAGONS (Milwaukee touch n’ go rock)

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