Mayfest Hits Melbourne Today!

Join me today, Saturday May 21st at the County Line Saloon, located in Melbourne, as I take in the fifth annual Mayfest, presented by Chris Marsh Productions. A total of eleven local bands will grace the stage, starting at 5pm with genres ranging from hard rock, to heavy metal, and whatever sound the genre-crossing MekaNism claims.


I am personally looking forward to seeing the space coast’s own Breathing Theory, a hard rock act based out of Cocoa, currently in the middle of their “Stuck in a Van” tour. These guys are working their butts off getting in front of as many audiences as they can, and I feel like you will soon be seeing them at larger venues, they are really good. Check out their website for more:

I also don’t want to miss seeing Burning Fair Verona. I saw a video of one of their songs on my Facebook feed, and I can’t wait to see more. If the saying “Go hard or go home” is true, then these guys do not need to go home- they rock pretty hard. Based out of Tampa, they will be bringing their hardcore riffs all the way across the state to blister the eardrums of those of us who come to Mayfest to hear them. For a taste of what they sound like, see their video, “Moth to Flame”:

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Another name on the bill is Orlando’s own Traverser. This prog rock trio-turned-quartet has been taking show attending central Floridians on strange, sonic journeys for more than ten years now, and show no signs of slowing down. If you’ve never bore witness to their unique style, check out:

I must mention Brevard county’s metal mad men- Murderfly. I’ve never seen them before, but based on their own bio, and hearing some tracks on their reverbnation page, these guys shred! Front man Bo Dinkins has been doing his part to get the word out about the show for a while now, and I am ready to see if his band lives up to the hype, though I have little doubt that I will be leaving the show a fan. Get a sample here:

Hopefully, you’ll get out to the show, and tag RARAs Farm in your Facebook pics. I will be doing a review in the near future, so stay tuned to see how it went if you can’t make it.

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Phil Snyder

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