For the fourth year running, Will’s Pub in the Mills 50 district is copping a handful of international punk bands before they get to Gainesville for the annual Fest later this month. Seven acts hailing from Britain, Europe, Australia and Central America take the stage for this one-night event, and their sounds and styles of punk are as far-ranging as their passports. Ghouls, a London-based quintet, brings catchy jump-around rhythms bordering on ska. Apologies, I Have None, also out of London, bring a vibe that’s expansive and more melancholy. Russia’s Riot Gang has mastered the old art of getting crowds to jump up and down with their heavy guitars and relentless percussion. In Costa Rica’s Carrusel, you’ll find a nostalgia that recalls the earlier days of alternative, and maybe, if you look close enough, their mystery fifth band member – a mongoose. Austria natives ASTPAI, meanwhile, return for their second time to Foreign Dissent, and promise once again punchy, hard-rock melodies and poppy sing-along choruses.
with Intenable, Apologies I Have None, ASTPAI, Ghouls, the Riot Gang, Carrusel, Tim Hampshire | 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org