Classic alternative rock — too recent to be considered oldies, but dated nonetheless — is a thing.
More proof came Monday morning, when the lineup for Baltimore's third annual Shindig Music Festival was announced.
'90s hard-rockers Godsmack and the relatively less aggressive Stone Temple Pilots (fronted by Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, and not original singer Scott Weiland) will headline the festival at Carroll Park on Sept. 19, according to a press release from organizer 24-7 Entertainment.
Other confirmed acts include Anthrax, Chevelle, Helmet, Reverend Horton Heat, Nothing More, Crobot, Silvertung, Black Angel Down and More to Monroe.
One last "Shindig favorite" will also be announced after May 16.
In 2012, 24-7 Entertainment threw the first and only Charm City Music Festival (headlined by Weezer) at Harbor Point in Harbor East. In 2013, the rebranded Shindig moved to Pigtown's Carroll Park, and featured Dropkick Murphys, Joan Jett, the Gaslight Anthem and more. Last year saw Jane's Addiction, Rise Against and Gogol Bordello play the festival.
Midnight Sun contributor Jay Trucker attended last year's Shindig, and you can read his review of the show here.