Way back in 1987, when the members of Capitalist Casualties -- one of California's most revered first-wave powerviolence crews -- were coming up with a name for their band, what do you think was the inspiration?
Are they talking about victims of capitalism? Or is the moniker a reference to capitalists that have become casualties themselves, ostensibly at the hands of torch-wielding crust punks bent on starting a class-war Moshpocalypse?
Well, this February, Miami's punk/metal/hardcore promotion powerhouse, Speedfreek, is giving us the opportunity to clear up the rhetorical incertitude once and for all.
And while the Casualties (no, not those Casualties) are certainly the brutal-shred-destructo guests of honor, they're just one of many groups playing this 20-band mini-festravaganza.
Speedfreek's Full February Mega-Concert Lineup
-I'm an Intestine
What might a literal Assholeparade look like? And if meteorologists are reporting a high chance of a Shitstorm, does that hurt or help the festivities? At what point in your life do you have to take a good, long, hard look in the mirror and declare, "I'm an Intestine"?
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We're just waiting for someone to start a band called Moshpocalypse.
Capitalist Casualties. With Assholeparade, No Qualms, Knife Hits, and others. Presented by Speedfreek. Saturday, February 2. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. The show starts at 2 p.m. and tickets cost $20 in advance via speedfreekevents.bigcartel.com. Call 305-757-1807 or visit churchillspub.com.