Cars, Punk Rock, & Skating! It's all here.
Fungi Girls played the indoor portion of the park, while a ripping, off-the-wall(actually "on-the-walls" is more literal and accurate) skate session unfolded. They emitted an interesting blend of Punky, Garagey, Surfy, Psychedelic music. The reverb soaked guitar lines were further accented by the echoing warehouse, which made for an immersive sound. They ripped through a raucous set for about half an hour before concluding the night's festivities.
Filler, an unscheduled Minor Threat tribute from Austin, started the second day off with a bang. The skating got noticeably more intense with their ripping set, which followed a similar track order to the famous Complete Discography CD that all of us have probably heard at least a good 50 times. They tore through an amazingly faithful sounding array of Minor Threat classics. Within 30 minutes they managed to cover nearly the entire band's catalog, livened up the events atmosphere immensely.
American Werewolf Academy played a high energy set of rowdy Garage, Punk, & Rock 'n' Roll. They had a high kicking energetic stage show to match their music, and a contagious sense of fun to their set, but it was unfortunately diminished for those on the opposite side of the ramp due to the distance.
Greasy Cranks played a fascinating mix that sounded like a mix of Punk, and dark sludgier Rock, akin to Black Sabbath in their slightly slower moments. They performed an intense cover of the Iggy & The Stooges classic "I Wanna Be Your Dog", as the centerpiece of their show. Their set, sound, and stage show was highly confrontational for the unfortunate distance between the band and audience.
Big Benders marked the nightly migration into the indoor skatepark, and put on a powerful set influenced by Blues, Rock-a-Billy, among other sounds. Despite somewhat frequent power surges affecting the PA, a score of skaters making use of the ramps and rails near the band, they managed through the performance without any noticeable trouble.
Hoodrat put on a hardcore performance of unrelenting Thrash/Punk/Metal. Once they started, the onslaught blazed forward with only occasional pauses, much like the songs themselves. The violent music was eventually mirrored by a sudden burst of crowd activity including: a beer can fight, thrashing amongst the stream of skaters ripping along, and a random stint of tossing and snapping unsuspecting boards. They even got the crowd demanding an encore, which furthered the inanimate casualties. After the end of their set a small pile of broken boards and other objects were thrown in a pile, and a hole was inexplicably kicked in the wall. If there's one thing that I've learned about Hoodrat; they're great at destroying crap. House party hosts beware.