Death Protector Collective

What the heck is this?
The first annual Death Protector Fest will be May 11th at The Backyard at Boca Fiesta and Palomino. We decided to do this as kind of a showcase of our friends and some of the best DIY bands ever. 2 stages, 10 bands, totally free. Yep, totally free. Bring money to buy some merch though! Also we have this shirt for sale to help pay the bands and cover the costs. Pick one up if ya like it, just click that "Store" button up there. Facebook Event Page

Who is playing?

Slingshot Dakota - 2 piece rock from Pennsylvania, beautiful hair, beautiful riffs

Dikembe - hey that's us, we're from Gainesville

Little League - Tallahassee emo-rock. I bribed Arnold into flying back to do a reunion show

Pool Kids - Tallahassee mathy-emo rock

Expert Timing - Orlando "bubble grunge" pioneers

Woolbright - Beautiful/technical indie rock from Davie

Night Witch - Loud/fast feminist hardcore punk from Tallahassee

Teen Agers - Orlando pop-punk dudes

Superhaunted - Miami mathy-poppy emo rock

PeZ - dudes from Frameworks punk band

How is it free?

We got a little help from our friends at:

The Fest

Angry Grrrl Podcast

The Alternative


We'll have some donation buckets set up too if you feel so inclined, or pick up a Death Protector shirt from the store page! But if not we'll take care of the rest! Just come and bang your fucking heads.

Where is it?

19 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, FL 32601. The folks at Boca Fiesta/Palomino/The Backyard compound are nice enough to offer up their stages and services.