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Floor played reunion shows – pics & videos

words by BBG, photos by Rich Gaccione, Anthony Childs

Floor at The Earl in Atlanta (4/3/10)
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Floor is slow-thudding metal royalty… Know the following: South Florida is the asshole of the music world. It is almost impossible for a band to make it hailing from this sequestered swamp. But Steve Brooks and Anthony Vialon did it. For better or for worse, they trudged along with different drummers and made an honest stab (a refreshing stab if you will) at the burgeoning doom/sludge market of the early ’90s. Bands will wear their loves on their sleeves, and the whole Black Sabbath thing is okay, but when you factor in geographical isolation receding into the “guitar bomb” and pop nuances into some real macho music, you know you have something special at hand…

And it is with great pride that I can say that I was there. There to witness the stacked amps and unrelenting fog machine as Churchill’s Hideaway Pub got a taste of the building blocks it is built upon… [The show started with] Brooks and Vialon on double axes with founding drummer (and awesome local artist) Betty Monteavaro on drums for a solid half-hour set. Sludge mayhem that was as unpolished as what they committed to vinyl in the early ’90s. Delicious and crucial. Followed by a second set featuring next-in-line drummer Jeff Sousa tearing through the No Idea Records maroon Dove LP. A highlight was most certainly their fogged-out rendition of “Namaste.” And then, as the piece of resistance, was a short break followed by drummer Henry Wilson aiding the cause as the band ripped through the “full-length” album, opening with crowd pleaser “Scimitar” in its full guitar-bomb goodness. – [Miami New Times]

The above review comes from Floor‘s reunion show at Churchhill’s Hideaway Pub in Miami on 3/27, one of a few shows that the band played as part of a celebration of the recent release of the Floor boxset (out now on Robotic Empire). Although, we don’t have any pics from Miami, we do have shots from all of the others including Common Grounds in Gainesville, FL (4/2, care of Rich Gaccione) and TWO at The Earl in Atlanta (4/3 & 4/4, courtesy Rich Gaccione and Anthony Childs respectively). Pics from those show are below.

Floor at Common Grounds in Gainesville, Florida (by Rich Gaccione)

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Floor at The Earl in Atlanta, GA on 4/3 (by Rich Gaccione)

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Floor at The Earl in Atlanta, GA on 4/4 (by Anthony Childs)

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Floor @ The Earl 04.03.10

Floor (live, reunion show) – Iron Girl / Night Full of Kicks – 04-03-10

Floor (live, reunion show) – Dove – 04-03-10

Floor (live, reunion show) – Sunday – 04-03-1

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