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Rough Francis

11:15a-12:00p Courtyard C

Rough Francis is a rock band from Burlington, Vermont formed by three brothers—Bobby (Jr.), Julian and Urian Hackney—along with their two friends Dylan and Steve. The Hackney brothers originally formed the group in 2008 to pay tribute to the music of their father (and uncles’) early 1970s proto-punk band Death.
After a few tribute shows, the group began to write and record their own music. The loud screams and maximum volume of Rough Francis still echoes Death—but they also manage to crystallize a unique sound of their own, channeling live energy from 60’s garage rock, Motown and Youth Crew Hardcore.