Ever since Against All Authority screamed, "I'm a fucking timebomb waiting to explode," backed by a sax, the world has felt the fury of ska punk from Miami. Keeping the spirit of the streets alive with a positive message is Askultura, a ten-piece band that combines DIY punk roots and the sounds of ... More >>
Pop music doesn't have to be supersmart. It's for out-of-control bouts of shouting, makeout sessions, and screaming along with when traffic on 826 is moving in slow-mo. But Miami DJ-producer Joseph Espinoza (AKA Jesp) thinks that pop should be both fun and intelligent. In fact, his dabbling in oste ... More >>
photos by Jose FloresThe Guest Of Honor, DoggioNobodys Hero, To Be Hated, Enough!, and M66 Saturday, March 19, 2011 Churchill's Pub Better Than: Ben Weasel's punk rock mess at SXSW the night before. According to Nobodys Hero's Joe Koontz, "Someone stole one of the urinals from the men's bathroom." ... More >>
Nobody's Hero S/T (Achála Productions) myspace.com/nobodyshero305 It would be easy to make unusual and extraordinary demands on Nobodys Hero. And it would be easy to dismiss them too, if you're feeling like a prick. This band's pedigree is like the Wu-Tang says: "Nothing to fuck with." Serious ... More >>
That 12-track punk slab by Nobodys Hero.What are you doing tonight? Wanna go scream about stuff like anger, aggression, and fratricide? Well, ditto local punk crew Nobodys Hero. So here's a tip: Drag your wild ass up I-95 to Fort Lauderdale's Revolution Live 'cause there's gonna be a pit party ... More >>
The Basicks Basick RNR Party (Records of Rebellion) One of the cooler little records to come out in the spring of 1996 was this first effort by Miami's the Basicks. Hearkening back to that youthful element of rock and roll, Basick RNR Party talked about fucking, drinking, and drugging with a ... More >>
Rock stars and jail-time go together like bars and stripes, weed and whiskey, hookers and cocaine. No wonder so many of our musical heroes end up in trouble with the law.Like Miami's own Against All Authority say, "Fuck the law/Fuck the law/Fuck the law/You're fuckin nothin' but a pig."So in hono ... More >>
Just as delicious as the horns... and then some! Baccone Dolce Barbecued Cats (Moon Ska Records) www.moonskaworld.com Aspeta un minuti ... or don't. It isn't so much as the delicious Italian treat as it is a bygone era where the Floridian peninsula ruled the ska-airwaves. And (apparently re-eme ... More >>
Ed MatusEd Matus is a man many of you know. Some of us remember him fondly as the Cheers guy back in the day, some remember his ultra-loud racket with local outfit Subliminal Criminal, the jazzier extremes of indie rock with Swivelstick, or some maybe even remember him from his short foray as a s ... More >>
C. StilesG2 band practice.Miami New Times editor-in-chief Chuck Strouse has limited us to six F-words per post (what is he, the state police?), so we'd just like to say fuck communism, fuck Fidel, fuck censorship, fuck political repression, fuck the system, and fuck the tyranny of evil! Free ... More >>
Photo by Ben ThackerClick here to view all the photos from this event.Agnostic Front, with VietNom, Outbreak, Nobody's Hero, and Trust No OneChurchill's Pub, MiamiFriday, May 14, 2010 Better Than: Next morning, mosh pit ward at Mount Sinai The Review: Utter madness prevailed at Churchill's Fri ... More >>
Hit Play! is an up-and-coming outfit boasting a cool local punk rock pedigree, with members coming from bands like Against All Authority, the Stop Motion, and Underpaid. This here MP3 is the opener of the band's upcoming In Case of Emergency EP. What fun! Gaston de la Vega on bass and Machbeth Pr ... More >>
photo by Sarah TylerTo view a full slideshow from the event, click here. 30 Years of Churchill's, 30 Years of Punk Churchill's Pub, Miami Saturday, September 12, 2009 Better Than: Getting drenched anywhere else.The Review:The 30-year anniversary celebration at Churchill's this ... More >>
30 Years of Churchill'sJim Hayworth has been manning the helm at Slammie for a decade plus with varying partners and people helping out along the way. Now he has put together a show to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Churchill's Pub. Rumor has it that long time proprietor Dave Danie ... More >>
Queen of the Fiddler Records empire, Amy Fleisher, comes back to the music biz.
They're happy to remain "Dade County" trash.
Where do you put all those kids too young, broke, and alienated to make the Beach club scene? The Alley.
They no longer take flying dives into the mosh pit, but for Chuck Loose, Sam Fogarino, and Rob Coe the music is still the thing
Local punks lose the horns, keep the logo
The Crumbs spread their disease
Those older fans in the audience are with the band