Major congrats to Wes band Flora & Fauna, whose sharp, high-energy brand of tight, guitar-driven dance-punk blew away Eclectic’s Battle of the Bands last night and landed the band a well-deserved gig opening for Ghostface/Reakwon, Walkmen, and Wavves next month. Runners-up Apache Kid, Treasure Island, Yeoman’s Omen, and The Japanese (whoooah, “Chase Sequence”) all put up very solid fights. (The Taste declined to perform.)
Flora & Fauna has been kicking it (and regularly appearing at Eclectic and other venues on campus) since way back in ’08; current band members include Adam Gunther ’11, Matt Bernstein ’11, Gabe Gordon ’11, Charlie Ellis ’13, and Casey Baird. For more about the band, click here or here or here. For images from their set last night, look below.