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 >>
With the first month of 2012 dead and gone, it's time to take a survey of up-and-coming South Florida music and maybe try to predict what the rest of the year has in store.
This is not a best-of list. Nor is it a complete appraisal of South Florida's expansive nightlife sphere and its million m ... More >>
When punk rock sneeringly ejaculated onto the music scene in the 1970s, it was all about volume, attitude and, most importantly, the rebellious nihilism of young disillusionment. But in 2012, self-proclaimed punk rockers look like massage therapists at a Winnie the Pooh spa.
Just take a look at The ... 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 >>
Flickr: aprayerforthedeadDon't let the fancy moves fool ya. Thou is thinkin' man's sludge metal.Picture a big, hairy motherfucker -- long in front, long in back, and long neck hair too -- with a denim vest loaded with patches, a jug of whiskey, and a crossbow.
He's rocking out to some righteous ... More >>
Drummer Nomar Negroni is the Tommy Lee of JazzWay back in 1966, Paul Revere and the Raiders put out a song by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart called "(I'm Not) Your Stepping Stone." The track exploded to fame when manufactured pop band the Monkees recorded it, and later achieved cult status thanks to ... More >>
A good party always has a theme.
Everyone's already seen each other horrifically drunk, like, a million times. So unless you're getting folks to dress up like their favorite sun-slash-sex god to compete in an alcoholic sporting event (say beer pong or vodka pole vaulting), you're going to end u ... 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 >>
Shai Hulud do it for the kids.Relative to the universe, rock 'n' roll is a recent phenomenon.
Though the exact moment when the genre came into being is hard to pinpoint, the following is undeniable: It's genesis was a distinctly American occurence, which took place near the beginning of the 20t ... More >>
What the Hell, It's Roach Motel
Take the Dead Kennedys' linguistically progressive rants, the social critique via saxophones of CH3, water it down with the mind-altering misused politics of Minor Threat, add a half-cup's worth of the yout ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
photo by Ian WitlenTo view a slideshow of photos from the event, click here.CP Rocks Presents: Can I Say-Sunday II With Tongues of the Heartworm and AnchormanCinema Paradiso, Fort LauderdaleSunday, August 30, 2009Better Than: An hour-long sermon The Review:This past Sunday marked the second insta ... 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 >>