The men of Rise Against.Even though they're separated by a couple of musical generations, Rise Against and Bad Religion have had similar careers. Specifically, they've both enjoyed as much mainstream success as true punk bands could ever hope to score while still keeping it real.
Here's a local ... 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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Kelli Hayden via myspace.com/theadolescentsMore than a decade before Weezer's "Blue Album" toasted undone sweaters, surf boards, and Happy Days, the Adolescents' highly influential debut was well known for its cerulean cover.
Springing up from the ashes of Agent Orange and Social Disto ... 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 >>
Hit Play!'s finally gotten it together to formally bring an official CD release party to their awesome debut EP, In Case of Emergency. Comprised by Gaston de la Vega on bass, Machbeth Proenza on drums, Johnny Underpaid and Raf Solo on guitars and Alex Calante on vocals, their take on Southern C ... More >>
Ahh... Epitaph Records, the house that Bad Religion built, the house that the Offspring financed, before the weirdness began. Label head Brett Gurewitz took his monies and "diversified," creating pettiness and confusion across the vast studded fields of punkdom. Whatever. Taking on acts from ... More >>
Look at all that local love!The never-old argument of South Florida's geographical isolation is null and voided from what I've been witnessing via social networking sites (Facebook, et al) as of late. Still, as much as I'd like to sit here and spout holier-than-thou bullshitisms, I can't deny the ... 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 >>
Punk band To Be HatedShows by local artists, or concerts that are otherwise under-the-radar this weekend in Broward and Palm Beach.
Boca-based trio The Pretty Faces create the sort of garage pop that's dirty enough for a dive, but too tuneful to be wasted on shitty acoustics. They ... More >>
To read past installments of South Florida According to Brooklyn, click here. I attended the local stop of the Warped Tour, on Saturday, July 25 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, and was disappointed that no one really watched Bad Religion. I don't get it! These guys are pioneers of ... More >>
How time flies. I first caught Bad Religion as a very young teenager at the 1998 edition of the Warped Tour, and they were a classic act then. The genres represented on this tour have widened a whooooole lot since then, and the face of punk and its offshoots has changed considerably as well. But Bad ... More >>
Feel like roasting in the South Florida sun while putting your hearing at risk, but you haven't figured out how to do it? Why not fight through crowds of tweens and check out Van's Warped Tour, which is stopping in West Palm Beach on Saturday, July 25? Cruzan Amphitheater invited over 30 bands ... More >>