International Noise Conference

It's puzzling why people who are hell-bent on blowing the minds of other people via so-called "noise music" so often also seem hell-bent on blowing their sonic victims' olfactory senses. So weird smells aside, the International Noise Conference is the place to see and hear shit you will not likely hear in any other venue in Miami. It draws musicians and performers from all over the world, and many local performers turn in sets that go outside their normal mainstream endeavors.

Thursday night usually hosts the local smorgasbord, and this year's edition is no different. Performers will include the Squelchers, Dino Felipe, Otto Von Schriach, Ha Ha Help!, and others. This year, the INC will also travel to South by Southwest, but first, Rat Bastard and friends will take over Churchill's in their time-honored annual tradition. There's no cover ever for this thing. Bring earplugs and smelling salts and get ready to have the cobwebs knocked loose.

Rat also says that "girls always rock harder," so keep an eye out for the females, such as Leslie Keffer. To make matters worse, or better, Rat just finished installing a brand-new sound system at the pub, as if it weren't loud enough already. The full lineup is available on the Squelchers' website,


International Noise Conference

International Noise Conference: Thursday, February 12, through Saturday, February 14. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday and Friday. 2 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Ages 18+ with ID. 305-757-1807,


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