Churchill's 33rd Anniversary Party! And a Video of Chuck Loose Setting Himself on Fire

We can't write our best Churchill's Pub stories on the Internet because we don't wanna get the place shut down.

However, in anticipation of Miami's only true rock 'n' roll dive celebrating its 33rd anniversary, we here at Crossfade will gladly share some family-friendly tales. Like that time in the early '90s when Chickenhead vocalist Chuck Loose set himself ablaze on stage!

Check the cut for the video.

OK, we didn't see it with our own bloodshot eyes. But we know it happened because of the club's rich legacy, as anthologized by its many self-appointed historians, archivists, and authorities. And YouTube.

Wanna know why everybody loves Churchill's? Because the Pub loves everybody! Come get mad lovey-dovey with the Jacuzzi Boys (this era's Charlie Pickett?); Crucial Taunt (a nasty rock band featuring members from other Churchill's bands like Curious Hair, Snakehole and Dyslexic Postcards); and bunch of other hippies, crust punx, guidos, dealers, wheelers, creepers, traditional weirdos, mutant carnies, and everyone else who's called this beautiful dump home for 32 years and counting.

Churchill's Pub 33rd Anniversary. With Jacuzzi Boys, New Coke, The Cost, Crucial Taunt. Saturday, September 1. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE Second Ave., Miami. Doors open at 9 p.m. and cover costs $5. Call 305-757-1807 or visit churchillspub.com.

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