Chris Cottie

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Miami's Ten Best Underground Rock Venues of All Time

    Venues in South Florida have come and gone with an alarming casualness. Over the last 30-odd years, only one place, Churchill's Pub, has held the torch for Miami's savvy underground rock fans. Now that new owners have taken control, an era is coming to an end. And that's fine -- pub founder Dave D ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014

    Miami's 20 Best Punk Bands of All Time

    The 305 did not invent punk rock, nor was it instrumental in the development of its subculture. As a matter of fact, South Florida was plagued by so-called "album-oriented rock" clubs, insufferable cover bands with Eagles aspirations, and misguided disco heads who were ignoring the better stuff put ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Drug Czars Does Garage Punk With Twinges of Hardcore, Psychedelia, and Deranged Humor

    ​Drug Czars S/T EP (Destroy Records) For those who came of age on this scene during the '90s, the Drug Czars were a happy medium between South Florida's excellent punk rock past and the then-current state of affairs. The band represented the lore of the '70s and '80s with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Blast From the Past: The Eat, Hialeah

    ​Blast From the Past is an occasional Crossfade column re-examining classic South Florida releases of yesteryear. Click here for past editions.This here little seven-inch record in its full Pepto Bismol-pink glory is very dear to my heart. When I moved to Miami in the early '90s, I was fortunate e ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2008

    Eat Your Heart Out

    A vintage punk reunion at Churchill's this weekend.

  • News

    October 25, 2007

    Letters from the Issue of October 25, 2007

    "I am not a whore at any price"

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Feast Your Ears

    The Eat offers a taste of Miamis proto-punk past

  • News

    February 29, 1996
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    October 20, 1993

    Glory Days

    It's time for early-Eighties nostalgia, thanks to a record store's anniversary celebration of Miami's rip-roaring rock