305 Fest 2012, Day Two
With Floor, Dropdead, Noothgrush, Post-Teens, Rose Cross, Failure Face, and others
Churchill's Pub, Miami
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Better Than: Day Two of 305 Fest 2005.
As we file this report, we find ourselves bruised, deaf, and stanky. Not to mention (even) deaf(er) (than we were before) from two straight (fucking) days of continuous punk rock madness.
Our ears are bleeding. But we're still cheesin' like Steve Brooks about to hit the bomb string. Stage dive into some highlights after jump.
Photo by Ronnie Riviera
Post-Teens and Rose Cross were two back patio acts who played melodic punk variants that were welcome reprieves from the constant barrage of heavy-shredding hardcore-metal. Both bands were from Gainesville and played pop-and-roll pogo anthems.
Post-Teens had a more off-the-rails garage recklessness, paired with archetypal Gainesville/No Idea melodic hardcore. Jay Reatard meets Lifetime? Rose Cross brought to mind '70s West Coast classics like The Bags or X without the twang.
And like we said after Day One of 305 Fest, all of it was moshable.
From the Stage: "This song is called 'Hatred For The Species.'"
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