The Circus Rock Night at Churchills Pub last night had it all. Jota Dazza of Radioboxer and Ian Michael of the Dangerfun Sideshow put together an amazing show with Mr. Michael to demonstrating fire eating with his two female performers from Dangerfun. The dancers dazzled attendees by dancing with light spinners and light-up hula-hoops to the rhythm of the music.
Shadow Reborn were the first band up that night. They pounded out music with skilled precision and made everyone know it was their time to play. They played old favorites and surprised everyone by playing one of their new songs for the first time at the audience’s request.
The first band up on the outdoor patio stage were Fantastic Five . Their show was reminiscent of a 90s punk garage concert, using only the sounds produced by their bodies and instruments, and just laid it all out for everyone. Fantastic Five played with furious passion and were one of the best bands of the night.
Back inside Dear Darling took the stage. From the minute they started playing, the audience seemed hooked. Their music was a mixture of lullabies and enchantments, and things definitely got interesting when some of their fans took blankets from the front of the stage and began spinning, waving and running around the bar with them. A stranger might have had trouble telling the difference between their set, and a Native American peyote ceremony.
Outside, Orange Flight jammed with the crowd and played music that was a blend of funk and hip-hop. The band members seemed to be completely in sync with each other, which showed in their amazing performance.
In the middle of the night the full spirit of the carnival finally exploded. Hialeah’s Radioboxer did not hold back when it came to getting everyone excited. Radioboxer progressed into madness with each track and the accompanying physical demonstrations. Whether is was shouting into a megaphone or splattering oneself with fun-blood, the sound was consistently coherent and collectively loved.
Minority Assembly was the last band to perform outside and experienced some technical difficulties in the beginning, but beat through it and closed the patio righteously. Bringing back some solid punk rock, Minority Assembly smashed and thrashed their set and made sure no one had time to fall off guard.
The Butchers ended the night inside and played an incredible improvisational set for warm-up, and were the perfect band to close out the night.