At present, South Florida's hardcore scene is strong. And that really should not be taken for granted. We have benevolent promoters who continue to toil away, convincing bands to make the journey down the length of a seemingly endless state to perform in Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach. The area is a ... More >>
As Rev Sinister of Inspecter 7 explained, there's one place in America that gives Miami a run for its money in being dark and sordid. That's Asbury Park, New Jersey, the grimey land that the band basically comes from. And from the first horn blow, guitar chop, kick drum, bass note, and sung lyric, ... More >>
The current state of the game isn't strong. Back in the late '90s, stagnant rap got a righteous kick in the gonads from the whole "backpack" movement. Now in the 2000s, the hip-hop scene has become rife with repetitive ring-tones and IQ-lowering catch phrases. And there ain't much opposition out ... More >>
Better Than: Dead Kennedys without Jello, The Misfits without Danzig, and the last 25 years of Bad Brains. Last night, Downtown Miami dance hall Grand Central hosted yet another righteous punk show. In fact, this might've been the best rock concert that we've ever seen at the club. See also: -OFF ... More >>
That's it! We've got the perfect route for Beyoncé's multi-family trek across Florida with best friends Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin: Miami to Pensacola Beach for DeLuna Fest 2012 in September. Originally, headliners Pearl Jam and Foo Figthers were reason enough to make the 11-hour journey to ... More >>
The members of New Orleans sludge metal band Eyehategod don't worship Satan. They don't kill virgins, hang them upside down over a tub, and wash themselves in blood. They don't dance inside circles of fire during full moons at midnight. They don't castrate babies, put hamsters in blenders, or m ... More >>
Adam Huss is no stranger to the local music scene, having tenured in the wildly popular Dreams You Die In. He's also known to hardcore kids across the US as a solid booker from The Alley days. After a lengthy absence from local music, he's back with a new outfit, Stand Proud, ready to return ... More >>
Drawing by Jason Handlesman, AKA The President. The story of Jason Handelsman, AKA The President, is already interesting enough when summarized by writer and video-maker Jacob Katel: "There's something funny about a native Dade County cracker who calls himself The President and lives in a foreclo ... More >>
Photo by Kitty KaaosRaging punks at Chum Bucket's comp release back in Decemeber 2010.Who are Miami Chum Bucket and what are they doing in Allapattah? They are house punks, skaters, workers, drifters, schoolies, and grads. They are dropouts, misfits, fuck-ups, uglies, and normals. They are play ... 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 >>
Your hardcore crash course instructor, Steven Blush.There are only five hours remaining till punk professor Steven Blush's hardcore master class convenes at Sweat Records. Word is, there might be a pop quiz. So ... Are you ready? Have you committed the entirety of the textbook -- American Har ... More >>
Hardcore historian Steven Blush.It's hard to believe that three decades have slipped past since the birth of hardcore punk. And it's even harder to believe that legends like Black Flag and Minor Threat haven't let loose a loud fast riff in 25 years. But that's the truth ... Hardcore is history. ... More >>
Big, beautiful white guysSloppy Seconds, Nobunny, and the Spits at Churchill's Pub, MiamiThe Axe and the Oak at Sweat Records, Miami Saturday, June 5, 2010 Better Than: Sitting at home on a Saturday night with a $10 dollar jug of wine and having my ass handed back to me on a casual game of Scrab ... More >>
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