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Riot Fest announces 2009 dates, some headliners

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The fifth annual installment of one of the best showcases for punk and underground music in the U.S. will take place at the Congress Theatre this fall on Oct. 7 to 12.

Among the acts announced so far: local pop-punk legends Screeching Weasel, NOFX , the Alkaline Trio, Murder City Devils, the reunited Dead Milkmen and first-wave British punks Cock Sparrer.

A limited number of five-day passes go on sale Saturday [June 6] for $99 at

The festival also is branching out this year with Riot Fest West, which takes place Nov. 12 to 14 in Los Angeles at four venues: Palladium, the Wiltern, Key Club and the Roxy.

More information on both festivals can be found at

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