Floor, Dropdead, Noothgrush, and More Moshing at 305 Fest's Day Two in Miami

See Crossfade's review of 305 Fest's Day One -- plus interviews with Speedfreak Presents, Merchandise, Torche, Noothgrush, and Dropdead.

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.

Critic's Notebook

From the Stage: "This song is called 'Hatred For The Species.'"

Overheard In the Crowd: "Why do circle pits only move counterclockwise?

Crowd Surfing in 2012: Repeat offenders, moshing the hand that feeds, the Warped Tour, small people are allowed to crowd surf.

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