Punk Rock

Another Music Podcast Episode 315 – The Shakers

Chuck Livid chats with the dudes from The Shakers about growing up in South Florida, playing music for over 20 years, the joys of making maps and much more. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Laser Wolf. Special thanks to all the wonderful people at Laser Wolf, Dan Bigelow, Ian […]

SHOW REVIEW: Colombia’s I.R.A. at Kreepy Tiki 03-05-17

The last time I saw Colombia’s quintessential punk band I.R.A. (Infexion Respiratoria Aguda) was back in 2004. Harry from the Knumbskulls along with some other people in the scene helped launch a U.S. tour for the band starting at Churchill’s Pub in Miami. The band totally annihilated that night and 13 years later I can […]

COMIC REVIEW: Corey Lewis’ Sun Bakery #1

Sun Bakery #1 Written and Drawn by: Corey Lewis Published by Image Comics What is Sun Bakery? This here is an ongoing comic book anthology magazine, meaning, there are a bunch of stories in here, some will be ongoing, some one-shots, all of them super fun. – Corey Lewis from his introduction. The comic book […]

INTERVIEW: WE TALK THE BUDDHA, SPIRTUAL REBELLION AND A LITTLE BAD RELIGION WITH SOFLA’S DHARMA PUNX

Buddhism has always been kind of a counterculture calling card in American society. Unconventional thinkers seem to find themselves drawn to Eastern religions masquerading as philosophical ideas. Hinduism, Taoism and Buddhism often encompass nontraditional beliefs that appear revolutionary in a society as vanilla and repressive as ours. The Beat Generation of the ’40s and ’50s searched out alternative […]

LOCAL SHOW PREVIEW: THE HUDSON FALCONS AT THE KREEPY TIKI LOUNGE

In the mid-’80s punk rock was a state of mind more than a style of music. Yes the music was important but if you were D.I.Y. and were doing it with integrity the punk scene would welcome you with open arms. Punk record labels like SST, Cruz, Dischord, Slash had a roster that encompassed bands […]

LOCAL SHOW PREVIEW: MR. E & MLE FIRE UP STREET CORNER SOUL

What if I were to tell you that a couple of super-cool critters were gonna do a super cool show in super cool Miami? Your only requirement for attending was to be there. No heavy lifting, no cover charge, no decals on the windshield needed… just show up. I’d throw down $5 and a six-pack […]

REVIEW: The Queers at Churchill’s Pub

Every time The Queers come to town I’ll drop whatever I’m doing to go see them. I’ve seen them more than any other band in my life and although they’ve had a few spotty moments over their 30 plus year career they have consistently released solid outings and played phenomenal shows. My first writing job […]

Album Review: Broken Talent – Rules No One

From the golden age of South Florida punk rock, Broken Talent was a supremely “punk” punk band. Formed out of necessity by Malcolm “Tent” Hutch and Richard “Santo” Mallia during their high school years and pursued well into college age, Broken Talent left behind a trail of drummers, a handful of guitarists, the “Blood Slut” […]

R.I.P. Clarence Reid, aka Blowfly

There isn’t much that I can add to the conversation concerning the death of Clarence Reid, aka Blowfly. He was a musical legend and a pioneer and he will be missed by a great many and many more will never experience him live and have him point that insanely long middle finger at them while […]

The Best Cassettes of 2015

What a year for the cassette tape, right? Cassettes sold four times as much in 2015 than the year before, at least 100 new cassette-only labels opened up shop this year, and the blatantly obvious marketing ploy and ridiculously-named Cassette Store Day celebrated its third year. It doesn’t get much trendier. But aside from the […]

New(erish) Music: Pool Party’s “Halloween”

Nothing gets us going and more amped around these here digital parts than new music. And new music from good friends is even better. Pool Party is one of South Florida’s best, and tonight they’ll be rocking alongside punk rock royalty at Churchill’s Pub when they share the stage with Kepi Ghoulie (Groovie Ghoulies), Portland’s […]

Boilerman Tour Diary: June 2015

Boilerman are a three-piece band out of Chicago that have been picking up some steam in the punk underground for a handful of years. Their latest EP, a self-titled 10″ out of 86’d Records, is blast of energetic, grungy hardcore peppered with just right amount of pop-punk sensibility. The music surges forth with power and […]