Monday, March 23, 2009

Ed Matus' Struggle - Planes That Cast A Gloom

City: Ft. Lauderdale
Years Active: 1994 - 2002
Type Of Music: Rock
Myspace or Website:

This was a 12 inch single that was released on Space Cadet Records in 1996 I believe. 3 songs and a handmade cover.

Taken from the Ed Matus' Struggle Myspace:

Ed Matus' Struggle started with Juan Montoya on guitar, Carl Ferrari on bass, and Robert Lecusay on drums in early 1994. They recorded a self-titled debut on Space Cadette records shortly after adding Scott Nixon on vocals and guitar.

Carl left in 1997 to pursue other musical interests, including his band Swivel Stick. A cadre of bass players followed, and eventually they decided to stay a 3 piece with Scott moving to bass permanently in 2000. After recording a split 7" with Floor, Entomological Discoveries with Sound and Vibration, they recorded a four song EP entitled Planes That Cast a Gloom.

Shortly thereafter they released a song on the Emo Diaries Vol. 4 entitled Distance. Another song, Hovering, was released on the Eagle has Landed compilation for Tranquility Base. Steve Brooks joined on guitar in 2000 and the band took a turn towards a heavier style of music. Ed Matus' Struggle broke up while recording songs for another full-length in 2002. Several songs were completed (or nearly completed, e.g., Hialeah and Teen Beatdown), but have never been released.

Members were in and are now in Cavity, Floor, Swivel Stick, Machete, Subliminal Criminal, and Torche

Ed Matus's Struggle - Planes That Cast A Gloom

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fixed the Tension link

Apparently the link for Tension's "In Our Time" 7 inch was linked to a different record. That has been updated and can now be downloaded here:

Tension "In Our Time"

Thanks MeanxMike for pointing that out.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dead Patriot

City: Pompano Beach
Type Of Music: Hardcore Punk
Years Active: 1997 - 1998
Myspace or Website: n/a

Dead Patriot featured Gabe who ran Ohev Records on vocals. The music is real fast with alternating high and low vocals. It took me a long time to find this so I was pretty excited. I dont know if they recorded anything else but this 7 inch is great

Dead Patriot - Self Titled

Monday, March 16, 2009


City: Hialeah
Type Of Music: Punk
Years Active: ???
Myspace or Website: n/a

Hello faithful. I apologize for the delay in updating but school has been hectic and I was down in Miami this past week. Today's update brings us 32forty. These guys really loved Jawbreaker and it shows on their releases. A great blend of clean sung vocals and pop guitar parts but still keeping that punk edge. Omar, the bass player, is going to write up a full bio for me but until then enjoy their EP and full length. The last track on the EP is them going around and talking to friends about the band in fast forward. Pretty funny stuff...they band also recorded a cover of the Jawbreakers' "Do You Still Hate Me", which Im waiting to get off the band. When I do, Ill post it.

32forty - Stories That Go Northwest

32forty - Hearts And Mirrors

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Brandon Holding Benefit Show, March 11 at GOO in Miami

In case you missed the post last month, Brandon Holding passed away last month after an 8 month battle with Leukemia. Next Wednesday, March 11, South Florida is coming together to honor his memory and raise money for his family. The show has a great lineup and is the first show for All Hell Breaks Loose in over a year. Also, A Jealousy Issue is playing for the first time in an incredibly long time so come out, help support, and be a united scene to honor the memory of Brandon Holding. Huge thanks to John Mchale and Adrian D for organizing this as well as the last memorial show.

My Mom Likes These Songs: A Compilation of Florida Ska, Punk, Hardcore, and Emo

Mr. Andrew Chadwick of Boxcar Records sent me a care package with a few of the records he has released. This is the first release on Boxcar Records which, at the time, was based out of Melbourne, Fl. Andrew said I could post this as a download even though he still sells it. He also said that if you like it and would be interested in purchasing a physical copy, you can order one for only $3 ppd if you mention the South Florida Music Scene blog ($6 ppd if you don't) when you paypal him. A very big thank you to him for allowing us to post this. Check out some of his other releases here: Boxcar Records on Myspace

You can paypal Andrew for a copy of the CD here:

My Mom Likes These Songs: A Compilation of Florida Ska, Punk, Hardcore, and Emo

1. Introduction
2. Against All Authority - Chelsea Baby
3. In Like Flynn - Go Away
4. The Spitvalves - Float
5. Denature - Reburn
6. Skif Dank - Paranoid
7. Slinky - Blind
8. Neurotic - Teenage Fuckup
9. Discount - Expected
10. Ethyl - Clouded
11. Greening - Against Their Will
12. Held - Overdue
13. The Holsteins - Nameless
14. The Leftovers - The Things We Do
15. Intermission with David Lee Beowulf
16. The Usuals - The Setup
17. Bobmshell - For Jane
18. Hot Water Music - Present
19. Less Than Jake - St. James Hotel
20. After All - Cherish
21. Shyster - College
22. My Pal Trigger - Where'd All The Good Guys Go?
23. Hobbledehoy - Quandry
24. Wolfdaddys - Galvanized
25. The Spitvalves - Skascraper
26. Powerdered Toast Man & The In Like Flynn Orchestra - I Love You!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


City: Miami
Type of Music: Punk
Years Active: 1997 - 2000
Myspace or Website: n/a

United82 played some great fast punk rock. They were around for about 4 years and played regularly. As far as I know this is everything the band recorded. Raf, the guitar player, sent this to me so Im assuming its complete. I had a scan of the demo cover but I cant for the life of me find it. Ill try to track it down. Members went on Kill Lejeune, Foolproof, and Polly Ester.

United82 - Discography