DIY punk venue Miami Chum Bucket had a run-in with John Law two weeks ago, so now it's on hiatus.
The venue had a lot of shows booked in the next couple of months, and its uncertain status is a definite downer for a scene that has recently experienced a swell in interest and support for indie punk. On the upside, it seems as if the Three Chum Bucketeers have been able to reschedule the showcases, lineups perfectly intact, at other venues.
While many swear by the venue's "by punks, for punks" infrastructure (consensus meetings, volunteer staff) and services (show/practice space, distro, centralized clubhouse), punk and hardcore aficionados also laud the Bucket's curatorial prowess. Just take this Saturday's show at Churchill's: a roster with five acts — three from out of town and two from out of state. Most excellent.
Perdition and Crazy Spirit
With Mauser, Eztorbo, and Guerrilleros de Nadie, presented by Miami Chum Bucket. 8 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Churchill's Pub (back patio), 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami; miamichumbucket.com. Admission costs $6.
Perdition and Crazy Spirit are a pair of bands spawned from the NYC punk scene revolving around the ABC No Rio collective. Perdition delivers an efficient one-two punch of crunching, barking, studs-and-butt-flaps crust punk, while Crazy Spirit serves up a more ambitious amalgam of raw hardcore speed and production alongside clever pop-punk melodies.
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Figure in the Florida d-beat kings of Mauser, along with Chum Bucket staples Eztorbo and Guerrilleros de Nadie, and this show is ground zero for a South Florida punk trying to keep shit real.