by Robert Bell
6 p.m. Downtown Music Hall. $8 adv., $10 d.o.s.
Knuck Fest returns this year for another weekend-long extravaganza of sounds that are 100 percent crushing, heavy, brutal and/or raging.
Friday kicks off with Fire to Reason, Crankbait, The Muddlestuds, Kill Crazies, Wraith, Sol Inertia, Story of the Eye and Holy Angell.
On Saturday, you can catch Fallen Empire, Legions Await, Mainland Divide, Poisonwood, A Darkend Era, Auricle, Distiller, Veridium, Decay Awaits and Strange as Fiction.
Sunday's lineup includes locals as well as several touring acts, including Stray from the Path, Cruel Hand, Struc/tures, Betrayal, Counterparts, Snakedriver, Motives, Jungle Juice, God City Destroyers and Pose No Threat.
The Saturday and Sunday shows start at 2 p.m., and the cover is $10 adv., $12 d.o.s., or you can get a weekend pass for $25.