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LOS ANGELES ESPN X Games announces the musical line-up performing at The Home Depot Center Aug. 2-5, 2007. For the first time, all sets will take place in the X Fest Music Tent, where fans will experience music in an intimate, lounge setting. Tickets for X Fest are available on Ticketmaster.com and at The Home Depot Center box office. Admission to X Fest is free to the public on Thursday, Aug. 2.
On Thursday, the event kicks off with local band To Live and Die in LA and Mendocino Countys North Coast Underground. North Coast underground is an action sports party favorite, with their soulful reggae and hip hop infused vibes.
Friday, August 3 is Girls Day at the X Games, where ladies have the opportunity to participate in skateboarding and BMX clinics and a Learn to Play seminar by Daisy Rock Guitars. Musical acts will feature Hells Belles, The Donnas and goodbye Gadget. Hells Belles is an all female tribute to AC/DC that lives by the moto All AC/DC, ALL the time. Hells Belles is a club favorite around the world and makes sure everyone knows that they are about power, not power ballads. The Donnas are adored feisty rockers whose career has seen them grown from geeky teenagers to proficient musicians with much better hair. These ladies love to get up close and sweaty with their devoted fans. The Donnas will be busting out new tracks from their upcoming album Bitchin, out this September on their own independent label. Friday also features goodbye Gadget, an alt-rock punk band that has been labeled the female version of Green Day.
On Saturday, August 4, the musical spectrum include indie rockers The Shys and blow-up-the-amps metal rockers Death by Stereo. The Shys have been described as a brash update of '60s British Invasion and garage rock. Death by Stereo, whose fans often chant the motto, Death for Life when they play, balance chaos and consciousness with an intense stage show. Their recently released the album Death Alive includes live versions of songs that span their 10-year career.
On Sunday, August 5, last years crowd favorite Buck-O-Nine takes the stage. Buck-O-Nine is releasing Sustain on Aug. 7, their first studio album since 1999. The event concludes with a performance by Kenna, whos Virginia Beach-via-Ethiopia singer lit up indie radio and MTV2 with the single Hell Bent in 2003. His latest album, Make Sure They See My Face, is set to release in late August.
The X Fest Music Tent also features DJ sets by DJ Iree, Junebugg, Efrem Schulz and DJ Jasepi and performances by Mick Kelleher, Dewey PC and Steve Steadham. Fans can participate in the action with Karaoke X, where they can take the stage in a Green Day vs. Ramones karaoke battle backed by a live band. The winner will have the opportunity to win a new guitar.