Most local bands, especially punks, stopped trying to have any sort of stage presence over the last decade. As musicians worried about being the next Marilyn Manson, New Found Glory, or Miami Sound Machine, they focused on getting famous and ignored the audience. Well, Saturday at the Monterey Club, the audience will not be ignored the lineup consists of a trio of punk bands who can put on a show. Flees, a quartet from Fort Lauderdale, is fronted by a spunky, rockabilly-esque girl who wields a Jennifer Tilly-like squeak. Climb The Bell Tower dishes out heaps of crowd-friendly, melodic punk-pop. The third band, Between Enemies, is comprised of veterans of the South Florida metal and punk scene who have pushed their music skills and stage antics to that safe medium between jumping and GG Allin. The show starts at 9 p.m. at the Monterey Club (2608 S. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale). Tickets cost $5. Call 954-467-1169, or visit themontereyclub.net.
Sat., May 8, 9 p.m., 2010