Jared Gomes of Hed PE Jumps Off Stage to Punch Heckler at Gathering of the Juggalos

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Gomes, on the far right, in this Hed PE publicity photo
While the Gathering of the Juggalos is generally known as a peaceful event filled with unity and togetherness, there are still occasional scuffles. One such incident took the form of a melee early Thursday morning when Hed PE rapper/singer Jared Gomes launched himself into the crowd to confront a rambunctious heckler.

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The Gathering of the Juggalos Night Court Helps Wicked Clowns Bury the Hatchet (NSFW)

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Nate "Igor" Smith
A young juggalo faces the punishment for his crimes
Those in the outside world tend to view the Gathering of the Juggalos as a lawless festival of debauchery, with apparently violent clowns -- "gang members," even, if you ask the U.S. government -- running rampant and chaos ruling the day.

In actuality, this notion is far from the truth. Juggalos in attendance not only consistently treat one another with respect, but even have an institutionalized arbiter of disputes for when conflict does arise.

Have an issue with a fellow juggalo? Take them to Juggalo Night Court.

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Ten Changes to the 2014 Gathering of the Juggalos After Its Move from Illinois to Ohio

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Nate "Igor" Smith
Why wouldn't you want to trust this offer?
After a seven-year stint at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, the Gathering of the Juggalos moves this year to Legend Valley Campground in Thornville, Ohio.

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We Talked to the Cops at the Gathering of the Juggalos

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Nate "Igor" Smith
Juggalos on Wednesday
What's different about this year's Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, Ohio? Well, the cops for one thing.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Add Modest Mouse and Murder City Devils to Lineup

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Mike Brooks
Isaac Brock and Modest Mouse played the Palladium in 2011
Last week was a bad week for anyone who loves Death Grips. The band's break-up announcement was at once a surprise and not a surprise, given the band's history of no-showing its own concerts. (Granted, fans of Death Grips probably also like getting stood up, so who knows, their demise could be just what everyone secretly wanted.)

But it created some real-world complications for people too: both Nine Inch Nails and Fun Fun Fun Fest were left hanging on Death Grips' scheduled upcoming visits to Texas, and neither were too happy about it.

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The 5 Most Enlightening Facts from the Texxas Jam 78 Documentary

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For any music fan who has lived in or around Dallas for at least a few years, stories (and probably grand exaggerations) of times had at one of the Texxas Jam Music Festivals in the late 1970s or early 1980s are commonplace at this point. The Texxas World Music Festival, which was held annually in the Cotton Bowl from 1978 until 1987, showcased the best in hard rock at that time. The inaugural event featured names that remain large (Aerosmith, Ted Nugent), are now small (Head East), and were only promising youngsters at the time (Van Halen). After years of waiting, Texxas Jam 78, a documentary highlighting the event, is now available.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Reveals Date and Stage Schedules

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Mike Brooks
This is not a stage. It is a van. Nice try though.
They've already let us "Guess the Fest." They've also given us the full lineup. Now the folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest have gone a step further and laid out the day-by-day schedule, which will be spread out over three days (and three stages) this fall from Friday, November 7 to Sunday, November 9. That means thrifty concertgoers who are looking to pick out the best individual days to attend can start planning their Austin trek in earnest. Oh and conveniently enough, single-day passes went on sale as well this morning.

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Reverend Horton Heat on Elm St. Music and Tattoo Festival: "I Want to Fly the Dallas Flag"

Photo courtesy Flickr user Marnie Joyce

Reverend Horton Heat is one of Dallas' gems. The stage name of artist Jim Heath (as well as the moniker of his backing band), Rev. Horton Heat is arguably the most recognizable psychobilly outfit of all time. Forgetting for the moment Heath's legendary pedigree and white-hot '90s heyday, he's more recently helped birth one of Dallas' newest music festivals, Elm Street Music & Tattoo Festival.

In collaboration with famed ink-master Oliver Peck, not to mention a legion of behind-the-scenes personnel, Heath is aiming to create a festival experience unlike any other. Now in its second year, the event has grown to five days, taking over the neighborhood for the better part of a week.


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The 10 Bands to Catch at Vans Warped Tour This Weekend

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Mike Brooks
There should be a lot of this happening at Warped Tour this weekend

Oh, it's that time of year again. It's the time for all those sweaty punk and metal (and whatever bizarre blend of either) bands to descend on Fair Park under the banner of the Vans Warped Tour. This go-around features a lot of variety and many new(er) bands that should offer the dehydrated masses some excellent music and mosh pits.

Whether Warped Tour is an occasion you look forward to every year or something you scorn, there are plenty of reasons to brave the sun at Gexa Enegy Pavilion this Sunday. Here's our list of the 10 bands we think you should search out as you traverse the wild and wonderful world of Vans Warped.

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Lights All Night Teases 2014 Festival Date, Ticket Sales

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Ed Steele
Lights All Night drew over 40,000 people to the Dallas Convention Center in 2013
If you've been eagerly awaiting news of Dallas' annual year-end EDM extravaganza, Lights All Night, then today should be a good day. Or at least a mostly good one.

The promotional folks over at Highland Concerts and MCP Presents gave us a little tease this morning of this year's festivities when they announced the official dates of the show -- December 26 and 27 -- as well as the presale dates for buying tickets.

The rest, however, remains tightly under wraps.

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