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Chevelle, 10 Years, Middle Class Rut, Nothing More to rock annual Oyster Bake

Chevelle singer/guitarist Pete Loeffler and his brother and drummer Sam Loeffler played Sunken Gardens opening for Bush on Oct. 28, 2011.
Chevelle singer/guitarist Pete Loeffler and his brother and drummer Sam Loeffler played Sunken Gardens opening for Bush on Oct. 28, 2011.
JAY NANDA / San Antonio Metal Music Examiner

The Fiesta Oyster Bake has officially completed its announcement of the rock bands coming to this year's annual festival.

As previously revealed, Chevelle will be returning to headline the Bake on Sat. April 12 at St. Mary's University (One Camino Santa Maria). The Illinois trio of singer/guitarist Pete Loeffler (shown at left), his brother and drummer Sam Loeffler and bassist Dean Bernardini -- their brother-in-law -- are scheduled to play from 9:15-10:45 p.m. Chevelle will release seventh studio album La Gargola on April 1, so the Bake will provide ample time for fans to learn the new material.

Preceding Chevelle will be San Antonio favorites 10 Years, who played the Bake in 2012 when they opened for Buckcherry (see SAMME's coverage at the "Suggested" links in blue at bottom). 10 Years, out of Knoxville, Tenn., was here most recently Sept. 13, 2013, opening for Sevendust at Backstage Live. Vocalist Jesse Hasek told the SAMME in December 2009: "I don't know why it is, but from the beginning of our career, everybody in Texas and especially in San Antonio gives us a lot of love. They're really into it, even enough to rival our hometown" (read interview here). 10 Years will take the stage at 7:45 p.m.

Middle Class Rut, comprised of vocalist/guitarist Zack Lopez and vocalist/drummer Sean Stockham, released Pick Up Your Head last June. The Sacramento, Calif., duo will take the stage at 6:15 p.m.

San Antonio's Nothing More gets its crack at the Oyster Bake when it takes the stage at 5 p.m. Nothing More opened for Adrenaline Mob last year at Backstage Live and will be coming into the Bake fresh off a tour supporting Lacuna Coil. They will also be part of the prestigious Rock on the Range festival May 16-18 in Columbus, Ohio.

Kicking off the Bake at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. will be Bud Light Band Spotlight finalists.

For those not so inclined to rock, as always there will be separate stages for Tejano, country and pop/R&B music fans -- and of course plenty of food and drink booths. One-day pre-sale tickets for $23 for either April 11 or 12 go on sale March 21 at all H-E-B stores and the Fiesta San Antonio Commission office. Tickets either day at the gate will be $25. Two-day presales cost $35. Children 12 and under get in free. For more information, visit here, and for related SAMME coverage, see the links in blue below.

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