Review: Reel and Restless Fest (Days Two and Three) at Churchill's Pub, Miami

This past weekend, South Florida played host to one of the most historically significant events the hardcore-punk community has witnessed in recent memory. Bands that have spent years dormant, bands that ended with a firm "never again," and bands that have influenced the hardcore scene on an international level convened in Miami for a weekend of flying pigs and reunions.

See also:
- Blast From the Past: Powerhouse Reunion at Reel and Restless Fest

One look at the action -- from the parking lot reunions, to the mic-dives, and flailing goings on within Churchill's innards -- was enough to show that everyone in the vicinity had been transported to another time. The rigors and stress of life left for a while, and, for three days, the "CBGB of the South" served to unite a scene around its history and its future.

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David Von Bader