by Aimee Vitek
Friday, July 27 – Punch
with Knife Hits, Direct Effect, Rawhead, Abuse
1042 N. Mills Ave.
July’s concluding weekend marks the first hardcore super-show for Orlando’s newly founded promotion group, Postscript Presents, and they’ve already set the bar several thousand miles above what’s expected from new, or rekindled, promotion teams by selecting fervid veggievore quintet Punch as headliners. Punch exhibit a genre-contorting expanse of hardcore punk influences that confidently coexist as the vessel for their unruly oration. Three O-town favorites – Knife Hits, Abuse and Direct Effect – forecast aggregate mayhem, allowing the bill to leap between crit-approved nutshell terms like grindcore or skramz. Ears, shoes and $7 are all that’s needed tonight for maximum enjoyment. – Jared Oates