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The best matchup of band and festival ever

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Hot Hot Heat have been added to the Sunset Junction bill.

I know you know Sunset Junction, the festival spread along Silverlake's streets in late August. It's sweltering, and us indie rock fans could never quite understand how old-skool Silverlake gay men could promenade in their leathers all day long. The days of gay old Silverlake are mostly gone now; heck, the 4100 Club took over Detour years ago. Anyway, I reminisce: no matter what changes, the heat will always be brutal.

You've probably already heard the details: August 18 features Blonde Redhead and Ben Harper headlining with Autolux, Division Day and more during the afternoon hours. Also, Morris Day and the Time (guess that makes sense, what with Prince playing across town at the Roosevelt). August 19 has got Hot Hot Heat and She Wants Revenge. And the Buzzcocks, all of whom are still alive and willing to play together.

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Hot Hot Heat photo by DaigoOliva via flickr