We'd rather have a root canal than see many of the sub-Staind bands at 105.7 FM's annual Pointfest (Shinedown
). But with sci-fi prog-geeks Coheed and Cambria
and tatted-up metalcore brainiacs Avenged Sevenfold
anchoring the mainstage, this year's all-day festival has some serious redeeming qualities. In fact, Pointfest's second-stage lineup is even more appealing, with UK shriekers People in Planes
, Killers-esque synth-rockers Rock Kills Kid
, bubblegum-punks Damone
and OC-via-St. Louis cock-rockers Bullets & Octane
all making appearances.