Wednesday, September 30, 2009

more weirdness than you could shake a poo stick at

Tonight, Tomorrow and Sunday are more shows for your punky selves.
To Be Hated is still trying to organize the Thursday night punk shows at PULP Live!, and the management is dedicated to it, so if you know a band that wants to play tell them to look up To Be Hated and get booked.
UPDATE: Added a show on Friday & Saturday.

Tonight is actually more of a Folk/Hilbilly/Whatever thing, I don't know much about the bands other than Viva Le Vox is always cool.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
Zoo Bar - Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank, Viva Le Vox, Black Weather Shaman
9pm, $5, ?

Thursday is a rare pop-punk night at Churchill's. Boy Prostitute and Bulletproof your Limousine (who I think is actually somewhat of a melodic hardcore or punk band or something?) and JSF round out the main stage, while some half-decent smaller acts play the back stage. If you like the lighter side of punk and hearing something new, check it out. Under 18 with parental guardian.

Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Churchill's Pub - Johnny Sexfuk and the Fleshrockets, Boy Prostitute, Bulletproof your Limousine, Dead Right, The Ticks, Misguided Missles, Facelift, The 1%
7pm (yeah right), $10, under 18 accompanied by an adult

Friday is a house party in Miami. I don't know anything about the place, but if there's a flyer i'll post it.

Friday, October 2nd, 2009
Izzy's House (11421 sw 192nd street, miami, fl 33157) - Baker Acted, One-21, To Be Hated, No Line, Thomas and A.r.t
after 6pm, free, all ages

This Saturday, hardcore band Get The Ammo is playing Brogues in Lake Worth. The show is free, and judging by their myspace samples they're the real deal. Should be interesting...

This Sunday is yet another Lake Worth punk night, with a sort of celtic folk/punk band Cutthroat Shamrock and locals The Ruins & The Ugly Hearts.

Sunday, October 4th, 2009
Propaganda - Cutthroat Shamrock, The Ruins, The Shakers, The Ugly Hearts
8pm, $5, ?

Also don't forget next Friday is Rock vs Mark - a tribute to the seminal hardcore punk of the midwest. Covers of some of the best midwest hardcore by some great local bands.

And the week after that, The Murder Junkies come to town. They're probably one of the most frightening punk bands i've ever heard of, so I love it.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

it gets more difficult here

Since i'm new to this whole blogging thing as relates to shows, it's becoming quite obvious that i'm learning about shows months before they'll happen, so blogging about them now seems almost stupid. I suppose it would make more sense to just put them down in the calendar and blog about them a week or two before they come up. Eventually i'd like to make it so people can simply click through a bunch of metadata (venues within a certain area, artist/band names, times, ages, whatever) and find the shows they want to go to.

Until then i'll just stick to the recent calendar bit. Check the calendar to the left of the blog for dates this weekend - there's a lot. Here's some more:

Saturday, September 26th, 2009
Propaganda - Murderous Rampage, Tongues of the Heartworm, Lazerbeast, Thunderbeast
8pm, ?, ?

Official afterparty for the Queers/Leftovers:

Saturday, September 26th, 2009
One For The Road (3613 S. Military Trail, Lake Worth, FL) - Oma's Zwerge, Routine Scheme, Jolly Badfellow, Lights Out
11pm, ?, ?

Sunday, September 27th, 2009
Propaganda - Black Weather Shaman, Kill Now?!, BBDS
8pm, free, ?

Damn, I really need to automate this.
So anyway, all told there's 9 shows this weekend starting Thursday and ending Sunday. Holy fuck. You really cannot say punk or a particular music scene is dead when nine fucking shows happen in one weekend. I'm going to continue bragging about its significance to me for a while but i'll probably only catch one of them. Funny...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

a look back + a look forward

I was looking for some information about a show this Saturday, September 26th at Alligator Alley. I have a vague idea who Angry Pudding are (iirc, old school all-female punk band) but wasn't sure about Psycho Daisies. Turns out they're just about as old as Charlie Pickett & the Eggs. A very neat webpage is dedicated to chronicling some of the history of the original punk scene of South Florida, some of the bands that played down here and more. They list an old zine and a bunch of old flyers and pictures as well as a guide to collecting old Florida punk & hardcore records. I can't tell you how useful this kind of archive is to those of us who are just beginning to dive into the music of the area.

Here's the zine, Borington Journal, and here's the collector's guide. I also really like the flyers section for a peak back at what used to be current events. A sample reveals something kinda cool... is that Nobody's Heros on the cover, the same band from 1981 as is playing this Sunday at Cinema Paradiso? I think so.

Oh yeah and the Murder Junkies are coming to town. Ya know, one of several little ensembles that used to play with G. G. Allin, probably the most psychotic and insane person ever to front a national punk band. For those that don't know, Allin's on-stage "antics" make Charlie Manson look like a pussy hippie bitch. I'm sure the Murder Junkies don't include that particular aspect of the former repertoire in their modern-day sets, but if you liked the music you'll probably like this band.

Thursday, October 15th, 2009
Churchill's Pub - The Murder Junkies, To Be Hated, Maruta, D.A.G., The 1%, Social Fucks
9pm, $12, 18 and up

Thursday, September 17, 2009

tons-o-punk this weekend, new event next month

This weekend is action-packed full of good shows.
Thursday is a new (hopefully recurring) Thursday night punk show @ PULP Live!.
Friday is an Oi and Hardcore show at Churchill's.
Saturday The Queers return to Respectable Street, and The Independents return to Zoo Bar.

The most productive and interesting event is this Sunday with the continuation of Can I Say, the monthly movie screening, punk show and record swap at Cinema Paradiso. I still find myself at the fringe of this collection of Old Punk's casual and experienced scenesters, or at least I assume they might have been. They're all well informed on homegrown music from a time I barely knew existed. Ah well, they sell booze at the theater so passing the time depends largely on my wallet. Parking is free on Sundays around these parts (which I am apt to forget again).

The movie this time around is "Llik Your Idols." It's about the early New York underground film scene. (Mr. Pollack, I think I am seeing the trend here) Here's a brief excerpt from a review of the film's topic:

"This arthouse-cum-grindhouse -cum-madthouse-influenced low budget Super-8 filmmaking movement was a loose coalition of lost, angry, damaged, searching, confrontational extreme artistic personalities who found themselves drawn by their personal neuroses and psychoses to the black hole of the Lower East Side during the late 70s/early 80s, during the period of time after punk had razed that city's artistic pretensions and expectations and the No Wave musical scene was enveloping New York's edge-dweller artists in its nihilistic smothering discomfort blanket."

Arguably a potential winner of run-on sentence of the month.
Don't forget that after the film there's 3 very good local Hardcore/Oi/Street Punk bands - three of my favorite local bands actually. The space and light doesn't lend itself to moshing but my mind is usually bruised enough to make up for it.

Sunday, September 27th, 2009
Cinema Paradiso - No Class Action, Howitzer, Nobodys Hero
music at 8pm and movie at 9pm, free, all ages

Also next month is another punk show (keep 'em coming!) at the relatively new Propaganda in Lake Worth.

Friday, October 16, 2009
Propaganda - Jason and The Punknecks, Morgan Knockers, To Be Hated, Angry Pudding
9pm, $5, 21 and up


I thought he was coming but I wasn't sure... but sure enough, Thursday the 24th the evil motherfucker from tennessee is back! This time he's at Zoo Bar so go check out Joe Buck Yourself.

Thursday, September 24th, 2009
Zoo Bar - Joe Buck Yourself, Viva Le Vox, Boise Bob and his Backyard Band
9pm, $7, ?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

new potential monthly punk night, pop-punk next month

To Be Hated has a show set up at Pulp Live! for next thursday. If enough people show up it'll be incentive for the club owners to have a punk night again. PBR specials and probably the lowest door charge for any given show ($4) is not too bad, plus it's in Fort Liquordale which is rare any day for a punk show.

Next month local old-school punk The Crumbs and The Ridicules play with Teenage Bottlerocket & Cobra Skulls at Respectables. Slammie is putting this one on, and i'm not sure why since I don't see many people come out to Respectables shows unless most of the attendees were there when the bands started. Meh; the bigger the bands booked the more SoFla looks like a respectable (heh heh) place for bigger events. And bigger events means more exposure and that's not a bad thing for the tiny little scene here.

Also, the Churchill's 30th Anniversary show was much bigger than I imagined. Some very fine acts and multiple pits means it was def. an overall good time. I just couldn't quite get the feel of the night and never jumped in (but I did get a nice tap to the nads by an exhuberant young man's shoes). Oh, and thanks North Miami-Dade police for being so cool about that thing.

Also - I just found out i've been giving out the wrong address for Churchill's for years. Google maps says its '501', it's really '5501'. Sucks to get lost in Little Haiti.

Thursday, September 24th, 2009
Pulp Live (2674 East Oakland Park Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL‎) - Johnny Sexfuk and the Fleshrockets, To Be Hated, Enough, M-66
10pm, $4, 18 and up

Thursday, October 15th, 2009
Respectable Street (518 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL) - Teenage Bottlerocket, Cobra Skulls, The Crumbs, The Ridicules
7pm, $10, all ages

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

queers this month, misfits and others next month

This month The Queers come to Revolution with some decent local bands. All ages for a big-name band so that's cool.

In November there's another show at Churchill's featuring acts from all over florida from different varieties (including Punk). At Culture Room a ska tour will roll in on the 19th with such names as The Toasters, Mustard Plug and Voodoo Glow Skulls.

Saturday, September 26th, 2009
Revolution - The Queers, The Leftovers, Tabo, The Clockouts
7:30pm, $12, all ages

Saturday, November 14th, 2009
Churchill's Pub - The Dead Popes, Ghostwitch, Car Bomb Driver, Johnny Sexfuk and the Fleshrockets, Radioboxer, Hyimn, Cadillac Creeps, The Flashers, Buckaroo Bonzai, Morning Flesh Project
9pm, ?, probably 18 and up

Thursday, November 19th, 2009
Culture Room - The Toasters, Mustard Plug, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Deal's Gone Bad, tba
8pm, $15, all ages

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

psychobilly this weekend, local updates, hardcore in november

Well I tell you, a pair of passenger airliners could hit some major financial center killing thousands of people and i'd be the last one to know.

Reverend Horton Heat plays next Monday with Johnny Sexfuk and The Fleshrockets. Don't have much details on this one... it's also kinda funny that neither Motorhead nor Nashville Pussy will be playing with the Rev, but Johnny ain't bad at all (just not very Country). The tickets are $9 right now at ticketmaster so if you want to go, get on it! UPDATE Truckstop Coffee is also playing. A brief story about the show is here.

Monday, September 14th, 2009
Culture Room - Reverend Horton Heat, Johnny Sexfuk and The Fleshrockets
probably 8pm, $9, ?

Churchill's Pub won a lame poll for best Miami music venue, between Jazid and them on NBC Miami's website. Honestly, the two clubs couldn't be much more different if one was a shithole dive and the other was a trendy salsa spot. Oh, wait...

The Miami Herald ran a story about their 30th anniversary. The best and worst reason to come to Churchill's to play is still "there's no other place to play." The sound system sucks, but you couldn't find a more down-to-earth bunch of people.

To Be Hated is getting with PULP Live! [the old metal factory] to organize a monthly punk rock night. If it lasts it's a very cool idea, since anyone can remember "hey, isn't it the end of the month? let's go see a punk show" vs trying to keep up-to-date through fliers and word of mouth (which is what this blag is trying to fix). Big ups to them for supporting the local punk scene.

Of course they and literally a dozen other bands will be playing Churchill's this Saturday for Churchill's 30th Anniversary show. It starts at 8pm sharp - but this time they mean it cuz there's fuckin' 16 bands on the bill.

Finally, the main reason for this post: Battalion of Saints in November!!!
Yep, the old-school hardcore punk from way out west is coming to Miami for 1 show - *in all of florida*. Why? I have no idea. But they're only here once so let's give 'em a warm welcome. The Angst are coming down, so should you.

Friday, November 13th, 2009
Churchill's Pub - Battalion of Saints, The Ruins, O.P.S., To Be Hated, The Angst
8pm, $10, 18 and up

Friday, September 4, 2009

new show for sept 17th, updates for today

To Be Hated dropped out of playing PS14 today due to promoter drama.
There's another show this month full of the local street-punk favorites at Churchill's. It looks like the tide is coming back in...

Also, i've found a cool Way to share a calendar with all the events. I know sifting through the blag can be quite annoying, so just look to the left side of the blag and check out the upcoming events. If you have an RSS/Atom feed reader just use this link to aggregate all the events.

Thursday, September 17th, 2009
Churchill's Pub - The Panix, O.P.S., Brain Damage, Flees, Baker Acted
9:00pm, $5, probably 18+

Thursday, September 3, 2009

One more show this weekend, plus one next week

Looks like this Sunday is a mixed bunch of art and bands as part of a Ghettofest, some sort of half-baked mini-festival in dirty ol' miami. Next friday is another show based on local miami street punk as well as Ass Piss, a great hardcore/street punk band from Lake Worth. I like these shows because they're very "by us, for us" and a good example of how people just like making and watching music with their friends without the trappings of a bar or drunken scene.

Sunday, September 6th, 2009
Ghetto Park (74 NE 17th Street, Miami, FL) - Dead Dead Bird, To Be Hated, Mutevox, Armada, Needbefreed, Experiments By Mice
1pm, free?, probably all ages

5 bux all ages starts at 730 sharp because theres 6 bands and they all have to end by 1130 or something we should all go and just get drunk early haha

Friday, September 11th, 2009
H.O.M.E. aka Hellbound City Tattoos (254 NW 36th Street, Miami, FL) - Social Fucks, Baker Acted, Project High, Asspiss, Guilty Fingers, Brewsex
7:30pm (sharp), $5, all ages

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

another show this week, +1 more in september

I posted before on the show this Saturday, September 5th, 2009 @ The Bubble.
Now there's another show this Friday the 4th @ PS14 in Downtown Miami.

UPDATE to be hated is not playing PS14 today. drama...

PS14 (28 NE 14th St
Miami, FL 33132)
- Mad Martigan, Johnny Sexfuk and The Fleshrockets, Boy Prostitute, To Be Hated with DJ Punk Rock Chris
10pm, $5, probably 18+

There's also a new show for September a day after a Churchill's show, this time at Zoo Bar/Kreepy Tiki Lounge.

Zoo Bar (2606 S Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale, FL) - The Independents, 77 Swindle, Riot Agents
time unknown (maybe after 8pm?), $8, probably 18+