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Cockstalk: An East County Woodstock

By Nathan Reinicke

Nathan Reinicke

ALPINE — Between the miles of industrial sprawl and lifted trucks, East County is not normally thought of as a haven for local music. A confederation of local bands is looking to break this perception, though. The first stand of this crusade started with Cockstalk, held Sept. 18.

The free music festival drew well over a hundred people to the two rural acres in the hills of Alpine where it was held. Asked about the mix of attendees,

Grossmont student Kelsey Berger proclaimed, “It brought people from all reaches – the ones who only like obscure bands, the kids who probably rarely leave the house, and a whole slew of rad individuals who just really dig music.”

The line-up consisted of Meseta, Jesse Shannon, Stoop Kid,Weathervanes, Good Grief, Suburban Boredom, The City Freeze, Slut Machine, Thanks Jack, and James Clelland Of Shining Through.
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