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Oski and Queen of the Scene Present Colossal Music Fest at Tobacco Road and Churchill's This Weekend

Another weekend, another Tobacco Road-centered music festival sponsored by the tireless Oski Gonzalez and Queen of the Scene. No, seriously, this pair comprises two of the most unfailingly positive movers and shakers in the local scene. And if they put on so many multi-stage, million-band festivals, it's because they really care. The Colossal Music Fest lacks a genre theme -- as many of their events do -- and instead focuses just on being very, very big and very, very local in scope. The main departure is this edition doesn't actually take place solely at Tobacco Road -- its second day, Saturday, September 26, moves uptown to Churchill's. 

Friday at Tobacco Road features three stages, in the club's parking lot, outdoor patio, and upstairs "cabaret." That second-floor space is home to most of the heavier acts of the evening, featuring, among others, a set by Madsic, a quintet that deserves a metal for being possibly the only industrial metal band from Boca. On the patio, highlights include the Coffee House Gypsies, a feel-good, folk-rock kind of act with a particularly rabid Internet fan base. 

The following day, Saturday, manages to squeeze some three stages out of Churchill's, too. Inside, we endorse a scheduled set by local blues rocker Uncle Scotchy, who usually plays at Bougainvillea's in South Miami (click here to get a free MP3 from him). Outside, it's worth checking out the hip-hop/Latin/rock fusion of Miami act the Cornerstoners, or, at another end of the musical spectrum, the high-energy hardcore/punk Fort Lauderdale quartet We Fight Back.

All of the local independent acts are worth supporting, though, so check out the full line-up for each day, after the jump.


Parking Lot Stage

7 to 10 p.m. - the Five Ninez
10:30 - 11 p.m. - Coffee House Gypsies
11:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. - Fate Suspended
12:30 - 1 a.m. - the Cornerstoners
1:30 - 2 a.m. - Don Sha

Patio Stage

10 - 10:30 p.m. - Ashley Gata
11 - 11:30 p.m. - Eric Vick Band
12 - 12:30 a.m. -  The Human Condition
1 - 1:30 a.m. - Our Never Ending Life

Cabaret Stage

9 - 9:30 p.m. - The Lu White Combo
10 - 10:30 p.m. - Sun Raven
11 - 11:30 p.m. - Daysleeper
12 - 12:30 a.m. - Madsic
1 - 1:30 a.m. - 1000 Pounds of Thrust
2 - 2:30 a.m. - Mixedbreed


Main Bar Stage

9 - 9:30 p.m. - Becca Neun
10 - 10:30 p.m. - Miami G Squad
11 - 11:30 p.m. - City of God
12 - 12:30 a.m. - the Cornerstoners
1 - 1:30 a.m. - Aria Kamikaze
2 - 2:30 a.m. - Anger the Gods

Patio Stage

9:30 - 10 p.m. - Live Suicide
10:30 - 11 p.m. - The Nothing Left
11:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. - Revolution
12:30 - 1 a.m. - The Green Sky
1:30 - 2 a.m. - We Fight Back

Inside Bar Stage

9:30 - 10 p.m. - Mr. Extreme
10:30 - 11 p.m. - Uncle Scotchy
11:30 p.m. - 12 a.m. - Montgomery Drive
12:30 - 1 a.m. - Rocker Alix
1:30 - 2 a.m. - Gabkas

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Arielle Castillo
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