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Rock on but lighten up: At Festival Supreme, 'real bands' with, yes, a sense of humor

Rock on but lighten up: At Festival Supreme, 'real bands' with, yes, a sense of humor

When Festival Supreme launched in 2013, music felt more like the setup than the payoff on a bill packed with guitar-strumming comedians such as Adam Sandler, Eric Idle and Garfunkel and Oates. Last year the same was mostly true of this annual event, organized by Jack Black and Kyle Gass of the cult-favorite mock-rock band Tenacious D.

Yet for the third Festival Supreme, set to take place Saturday at the Shrine Expo Hall, music and comedy seem on equal footing. Along with established actors and comics like Amy Poehler and Tig Notaro, the lineup features a wealth of groups — including Die Antwoord, the Darkness and Rocket From the Crypt — unlikely to be found onstage at...

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