HoZac Records' annual Blackout Fest is slated to return to the Empty Bottle for its 2014 edition from May 15-17. The fest's initial lineup features NYC protopunks The Dictators, Counter Intuits (featuring ex-Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments member Ron House and Times New Viking's Jared Phillips), Toronto power pop outfit First Base, gritty NYC punks Shocked Minds, 999999999 (ex-Tunnel of Love), Austin, TX's A Giant Dog, and locals Nones, The Man, Toupee, and Rainbow Gun Show. Ticketing information for Blackout 2014 is forthcoming, but check Ticketweb for updates.

UPDATE: Festival passes ($55) go on sale TODAY (4/2) at noon CST; stay tuned for single-day tickets.