Grunge is alive and well in South Florida, thanks to newcomers the Deffects.
Vocalist and guitarist Ralph Aboy, guitarist Kevin Gonzolez, bassist Mike CasaÃ±a and drummer Steven Caw have been jamming for four months. The guys manage to practice several times a week, even though they are still in high school.
Influenced by the Meat Puppets, Nirvana and the Test Icicles, the Deffects are reviving grunge and adding their own punk rock twist to it.
Their last show brought in 75 people, through heavy promotion on MySpace, and the band’s “street team.”
“It’s really just one guy named Dan who hands out fliers — Street Team Dan,” Kevin said.
The Deffects are trying to play as many clubs as possible and get their name out.
“We’d like to record a demo if we ever get the money,” Kevin said.
Find them at myspace.com/thedeffects.
– Liza Hearon