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Vehicle City Fest 2 in Flint, MI

Definitely a must attend and at the top of my favorite Michigan music fests to attend.

Photo: Gene Butcher

I attended Flint, Michigan’s Vehicle City Fest 2, a legitimate four-venue buffet of music spanning three days, during the first weekend in June.

I attended last year’s Vehicle City Fest on a whim because I saw bands like Bike Tuff, Bong Mountain, and Cheapshow were playing and a photo pass was quickly lined up. This year’s line up also did not disappoint. Local bands played alongside bands from far away exotic places like Chicago, Indiana and Philly rounded out the list of nearly 60 bands playing half hour sets.

Amazingly, and I think voodoo was involved, it ran on time and on schedule from what I saw. I sincerely hope there is a Vehicle City Fest 3 – it’s definitely a must attend and at the top of my favorite Michigan “fests”.

It needs to be said that Vehicle City Fest is not merely a music festival, it also has a social conscious. All proceeds are donated to Flint Child Health and Development Fund established by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. The staff at the different venues were cool and calm and I give a special bit of praise to the fine folks at Flint Local 432 who are always more than willing to stash my camera bag for me.

Check out a few of Gene’s photos from the weekend below featuring bands such as Nightmarathons, CUT UP, & The Apology Tour.

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    Crab Legs , CUT UP, Drunk Dial, & Bottle Kids Stream New Split

    The Bay Area and the Midwest come together on this new 4-way split

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  3. Premiere

    Nightmarathons Premieres New Track “Seeping” From Upcoming Debut

    Melodic post-punk grooves from Steel City.

  4. Premiere

    This Is My Fest Announces First Wave of Bands

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  5. Nightmarathons

    Nightmarathons Premieres Video for “Arrogance”

    Catch the four-piece bellying up to the bar.

  6. CUT UP

    CUT UP Playing Vehicle City Fest and Midwest

    West Coast meet Midwest Coast

  7. Nightmarathons
    Record Review
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    Nightmarathons – S/T EP

    A modern band that claims to embody the spirit of nostalgia that won't make you sick and kill you.

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    Acceptor, Not Half Bad, CUT UP, Bosley Mongo, & Genius Christ in Chicago, IL

    I've Given It A Lot of Thought, Punk Rock Is A Full Time Job

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