Wednesday, November 25, 2009

better late than never!

It seems I can't seem to make enough time for this blag. I've already missed one show this week and another is today (though that too is not punk, but it's still decent). All in all there's a-plenty of shows coming up.

First up is your pre-Turkey day Ska show @ Maguire's Hill 16 in Ft. Laud. The Methodaires are a very good "original" ska troupe with a very lovely and talented singer and many talented musicians, so check them out if you've nothing else to do tonight.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
Maguires Hill 16 (535 N. Andrews Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL) - The Methodaires
10pm, free, 21+

Thursday Churchill's brings you a Turkey Day punk show with your favorite miamian street-punk locals. Fill your belly with tryptophan, then your ears with sweet punk rock!

Thursday, November 26th, 2009
Churchill's Pub (5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL) - Guerrilleros de Nadie, Enough, M-66, Baker Acted, O.P.S
9pm, $5, 18+

On Friday is the return of the touring Koffin Kats as well as the Arrogant Bastards, and a slathering of more psycho/rocka-billy and punk. I still have pictures from their last showing, with the lead singer half-naked and covered in blood...

Ahh, good times =)

Friday, November 27th, 2009
Churchill's Pub (5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL) - The Koffin Kats, Arrogant Bastards, The Van Orsdels, The Wreckenstein Brawlers, Riot Agents
9pm, ?, 18+

Now, I don't know much about this (yet) but there's apparently an initiative by some local Miami punk groups to try to get a DIY space together for people to work together and form more of a community. I am psyched about this! I really hope they can pull it off. Apparently they have some kind of pool tourney on Saturday but I couldn't find an address (yet), will edit when I find it.

Saturday, November 28th, 2009 - Guerrilleros de Nadie, Baker Acted, Gorilla Pussy, Eztorbo Social
?, $10, ?

Now, I don't know anything about these artists (I *really* wish I had more time to research) but in the interest of expanding musical horizons, here's a show at The Talent Farm on Sunday. I suggest doing what I should have done and look them up on MySpace and judge for yourself.

Sunday, November 29th, 2009
The Talent Farm (20911 Johnson St. #111, Pembroke Pines, FL 33029) - Soul Control, Harbinger, Centuries, Betrayed by Life
6pm, $10, ?

Another Radio-Active Matinee in Fort Lauderdale. These are great because they're early-as-hell, free and all-ages, so anyone should be able to come out and check out some good local bands. And hey, the record store is pretty pimp too! Give your local independent businesses some love huh?

Sunday, November 29th, 2009
Radio-Active Records (1930B East Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304) - To Be Hated, Installing Chaos, The Strikeouts, Gutter Queens
2pm, free, all ages

And we wrap up the week with another good 'ol street/hardcore punk show at Churchill's. Sunday is always tough for a late-night punk show, but when the shows get tough, the tough buy RedBull.

Sunday, November 29th, 2009
Churchill's Pub (5501 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL) - Nobody's Hero, To Be Hated, Installing Chaos, Years Ago
9pm, $5, 18+

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

rudie can't fail

Ugh. Is it the middle of November, really? Where does the time go?

I thought this week was gonna end up being scarce, but of course myspace bulletins come through with an unending tide of shows you'll never be able to get to (considering most are on the same day). If only there was a kind of punk band union, or a regulatory committee to both keep people from booking on the same day/time and to inform and mobilize the fans and bands to see each other's shows. You might end up with people watching who aren't actually with one of the bands! (Why do people think I have musical chops? I can't even play the mouth harp. I sure work the 'ol meat organ though! Hah hah...)

The first show isn't punk at all, but I don't care; it's entertaining. The Ska Is Dead tour is rolling through to Culture Room. I'll be there to relive the 90's without the sickening feeling of nothing to do and no good music to listen to.

Thursday, November 19th, 2009
Culture Room - The Toasters, Mustard Plug, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Deal's Gone Bad
7:30pm, $15 (yeah right thanks ticketmaster, unless you wanna be there at 6 and get a leftover ticket), all ages

The next is a free show at the old Zoo Bar/Kreepy Tiki Lounge, now The Monterey Club. Fruitiest name i've ever heard for a punk venue. Some very decent bands so check it out if you're north of US-1 and I-595 on Friday night. (There is no room to mosh but please don't let that stop you from trying!)

Friday, November 20th, 2009
The Monterey Club (2608 S Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL) - Consular, To Be Hated, Johnny Sexfuk & The Fleshrockets, The Actuaries
10pm, free, 21 to drink any age if you dont go to the bar

After that you get a big 'ol steaming pile of 3 shows on Saturday. The show in Ft. Laud with some metal/oi bands is basically a kegger, raffle and show which explains the higher than usual price. Miami is a more anarcho-friendly Firefly show with some hardcore punk and other goodness. In Margate there's an interesting medley of pop-punk, oi/hardcore and other stuff i'm not familiar with. As a general guide i'd say go to The Bubble if you like metal, The Firefly if you like strange or crusty new music, and O'Malley's for a good cross-section of modern local fairly-normal punk.

Saturday, November 21st, 2009
The Bubble (810 NE 4th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL) - Murderous Rampage, Howitzer, Edge of Anger
7pm, $15, 21 and up

The Firefly (219 NE 20th St, Miami, FL) - Crow's Foot, Eztorbo Social, Sloane Peterson
7pm, $5, all ages

O'Malley's (1388 N State Rd 7, Margate, FL) - Break On Through, A New Start, The Sex Prophets, No Class Action
9pm, free, 21 and up

I'm not sure what's going on with Churchill's or Toxic Thursday but i'll update if I find something out. In the mean time msg me if you're going to a show (specifically the ska one).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ready, set, slam!

Here comes more shows! Jesus christ, more shows than I care to visit in one week. There's definitely a big enough selection to visit one if you find yourself without something to do.

First up's a show with Brain Damage at the Electric Pickle. No listed price or age range, but assume 21 and up. Punk in a neuvo-hipster electronica club? Ok!

Thursday, November 12th, 2009
Electric Pickle - Brain Damage
11pm, ?, ?

The next day is the highly anticipated Battalion of Saints making an appearance at Churchill's. There's been a small but loyal presence for the old-school hardcore punk bands that have come through in the past year or two, so here's hoping for some irregulars.

If for some reason you don't find Miami in your favor, there's a strange group called YACHT sharing the small Radio-Active stage with some locals. As always the Radio-Active shows are free and all-ages.

Friday, November 13th, 2009
Radio-Active Records - YACHT, The Shakers, Every Men
7:30pm, free, all ages

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

The next day are 3 shows, so take your pick. The first is a free thanksgiving food drive, so come and donate some canned goods if you can. The second is a show (probably free?) at O'Malley's combining a few different groups of local punk bands. The last is a bunch of local and far-away Florida bands of all kinds at Churchill's.

Saturday, November 14th, 2009
Radio-Active Records - Nobodys Hero, Unit Six, To Be Hated, Enough, Angry Pudding, Here's To Nathan
6pm, free, all ages

O'Malley's Pub - Break On Through, A New Start, The Sex Prophets, No Class Action
9pm, ?, 18 and up

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

Sorry for the late post as i've been sick/busy. If anyone went to the Mastodon show over the weekend let me know how it was!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Chilling out

Well halloween is over. The barrage of shows gave quite a good all-around feel of good homegrown music and a fun time was had. The Gutter Queens was probably the highlight of the week (besides drunken misbehavior at Churchill's on hallow's eve; my friends and I know how to make asses out of ourselves!).

This week seems strangely calm in comparison. There was a Panix record release slated for the 5th at the Dugout, but word is it's been pushed back *again*. Will re-post if it crops up again.

Friday is something "different"... hardcore, melodic whatever, pop punk, and some other stuff at The Talent Farm. I've never really experienced these bands and they don't seem to run in the same circles as the other bands i've posted, so maybe that's a good thing? Venue is all-ages, alcohol/danger-free stuff so bring the kids. (What's with the $12 cover for a local show, guys?)

Friday, November 6th, 2009
The Talent Farm - Break On Through, My Complex Island, The Rizzle Bizzle, Hivemind, Bishop, Thick as Blood
8pm, $12, all ages

This Saturday holds two shows: Tongues of the Heartworm (old-school feel-good weirdo punk) record some live material at Radio-Active and Churchill's hosts more post-adolescent street punk goodness.

Saturday, November 7th, 2009
Radio-Active Records - Tongues of the Heartworm
8pm, free, all ages

Churchill's Pub - The Actuaries, Asspiss, Years Ago, Baker Acted, Guerrilleros de Nadie
9pm, $5, 18 and up

Don't forget: Next Week is the shit! Battalion of Saints on Friday and 3 shows on Saturday (ugh) in Fort Lauderdale, Margate and Miami.