Slapshot Finally Brought Boston Hardcore to Miami at Churchill's Pub, January 5

Better Than: Karaoke night with your co-workers.

Retribution is a beautiful thing. And after nearly 28 years of pumping out tough riffs and churning circle pits, punk legends Slapshot finally brought Boston hardcore to Miami. The show (which many in the scene considered a gift after so many years of being left out) came courtesy of South Florida's fly-date king, Roger Forbes of Speedfreek, and featured a stacked lineup of the local scene's brightest lights.

The vibe was all about communal pride, and it has since been conjectured that the positive energy produced via the hockey-themed hardcore heroes' marathon set is what, in fact, finally ended the NHL lockout.

See also:

-Slapshot Coming to Miami, Courtesy of Speedfreek!

-Concert Review: Pig Destroyer Laid Siege to Churchill's Pub, December 15

-Capitalist Casualties Headlining Speedfreek's Completely Insane 20-Band Moshpocalypse

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