Churchill's Pub can be a hit-or-miss proposition. The venue is so willing to book new and unproven rock bands that its shows sometimes turn into amateur hour -- at annoyingly high decibels. But the upcoming show headlined by one-time local stars The Stop Motion is a must-see. Backing them up are two bands, Humbert and the Van Orsdels, with entirely disparate approaches to busting loose: the former power poppy, the latter dark and brawling. Others set to appear include Chicago's Bang Bang, the self-described "sex rock band"; Palm Beach pop-rockers Missing Picket; and Brooklyn punk band Friendly Fire. It's all in the name of sterling bartenders Nicky and Lisa's shared birthday.
performs at 10:00 p.m. Saturday,
May 7, at Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE
2nd Ave, Miami. Tickets cost $6.