One year, four days, and 14 hours ago, Roofless Records label boss and frequent New Times contributor Matt Preira bumrushed the Little River Yacht Club with 15 gloriously noisy bands for 15 minutes of awesome sonic chaos.
From 10:45 and 11:01 p.m. on the evening of Saturday, October 16, 2010, each of the night's chosen noiseniks spazzed out for exactly 60 seconds before ceding the stage to the next blast of fuzz and feedback.
Mikes were destroyed, cherry pies were eaten, and the whole thing climaxed with Rat Bastard encouraging an out-of-control mob to stomp and mutilate a pair of screaming amps.
This blitz was called the Miami Micro Show and it was South Florida's first-ever foray into the micro-show tradition as pioneered by former Born Against frontman Sam McPheeters. And now, 369 days later, the 305's gearing up for its second annual shot of micro-show madness, going down tomorrow night at General Practice.
Like last year (and in compliance with standard micro-show rules and regulations), "Each act will play for one minute. If any band runs one second over 60, the crowd is responsible for storming the stage and ending the set by any means necessary."
But unlike the 2010 edition, Miami Micro Show #2 will deliver 30 bands in 30 minutes, i.e. twice the tuneage.
Miami Micro Show #2 Lineup
30. FUN (Philadelphia, PA)
29. Ironing (Gainesville, FL)
28. LOT (Orlando, FL)
27. Kenny Millions
25. Clifton Childree
24. Curious Hair
22. The President
20. Meddling Kids
19. Pocket of Lollipops
18. Sharlyn Evertsz
17. Luma Junger
14. The Jellyfish Brothers
12. White Moth
10. Jhovanny Ordonez
09. Ah Um
06. Dead Beat Dad
05. H8weed with Andy Coughman
02. Dog Pop Drop
01. Dim Past
"There are three marquee acts," Preira explains. "You've got FUN, who'll be performing for three days at the Wynwood Art Fair; then Ironing, a one-man noise DJ from Gainesville with lots of live vinyl manipulation and fuckery; plus Orlando solo drummer dude LOT who's one-third of percussion ensemble SSLOT."
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"And then it's a smattering of real bands, one-off projects from people in real bands, and open-mic-ish attempts to do something weird for a minute," he says, breaking down the rest of the roster. "It's gonna be our biggest mess yet."
Miami Micro Show #2, presented by Roofless Records, Breathmint, and ZRadio
in conjunction with Augurari and Charest-Weinberg. Saturday, October 22. General Practice, 3930 NW Second Ave., Miami. Admission is free. Visit rooflessrex.com.