The sixth annual Freakout Festival returns to various venues in Ballard on November 16-17. Run by Skyler Locatelli, Guy Keltner, and Nathan Casey of the Seattle-based Freakout Records label, the event has been evolving into an intensive showcase of the city's diverse, up-and-coming talent—the sort of acts (Porter Ray, Charms, Taylar Elizza Beth, Acid Tongue, etc.) who have proven themselves at bigger festivals or will be doing so in the near future.

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