Monday, September 29, 2008


City: Tampa
Years Active: 1987 - 1998
Type of Music: Metal
Myspace or Website:

From their Wikipedia entry:

"Assück was an anti-capitalist and anarchist band from Florida, active from 1987 to 1998. Unlike the majority of extreme metal groups, Assück did not use guitar solos, and featured highly political lyrics."

You can still order their last 2 efforts "Misery Index" and "Anticapital and can be ordered here:

Assuck - Born Backwards

Assuck - Necro Salvation

Assuck - Old Lady Driver Split

Assuck - State To State

Saturday, September 27, 2008

A New Feature For The Blog: Interviews

Im going to start conducting interviews with people that played a part in the South Florida music scene. If you have any questions youd like to ask or particular people youd like me to interview, please leave a comment. Im currently writing a basic template of questions that Im going to ask but Id really like some input from all of you. My first interview is more than likely going to be with Ary Lehrer, ex vocalist for Poison The Well and ex guitarist for Foolproof so if you have something youd like to ask Ary, leave a comment. Nothing profane please, be serious and have some fun with this. Thanks in advance.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Set Apart - Demo

City: Sweetwater (Miami)
Years Active: 1995 - 1998 (roughly)
Type of Music: Hardcore
Myspace or Website: n/a

In my last write up on Set Apart, I said that I remember the demo being not too great. Well after a more recent listen, I have to say its much better than I remember it being. I was lucky enough to get a copy off of xKerminatorx so thank you buddy for your help. If you missed my other post check it out here

Set Apart - Demo

Monday, September 22, 2008

Poopy Pants - The Smelliest Kid EP

City: Plantation and Sunrise
Years Active: 1995 - 1998 (roughly)
Type Of Music: Punk/Ska
Myspace or Website: n/a

I dont remember much about the Poopy Pants to be honest. I do remember them being banned from Cheers for playing naked on stage. A few little tidbits though, after this EP they signed with Fiddler Records and released a full length called "Anal Devastation". The entire Fiddler catalog will be available through Itunes soon. Also the tracklisting on the demo is incorrect. I did the best I could to follow the lyrics and see which song is which but it was kinda difficult. If anyone has any info they'd like to pass on about the band or the tracklisting, Id appreciate it. Until then, heres the Poopy Pants "The Smelliest Kid" EP

Poopy Pants - The Smelliest Kid EP

Monday, September 15, 2008

No Post On Thursday

Im heading down to Miami for the weekend and Im leaving Thursday so no post that day. Ill try and do it on Wednesday instead but no guarantees. I did manage to update the Quit post. Someone was nice enough to email me a bunch of stuff I did not have so that has been uploaded. Check it out

Dragbody / Contention Of The Orders

City: Orlando
Years Active: 1995 - 2002
Type Of Music: Hardcore/Metal
Myspace or Website:

Contention of the Orders is Dragbody before they chose the name Dragbody. Check it out, the demo rules.

From the Dragbody Myspace:

dragbody rocked it loud and crazy style from 1995 - 2002. we released three 7" records (all of which were later combined into one cd - an inheritance of detriment), one split 7" record (with burial ground), one split 12" record (with crucible), and one full length cd (flip the kill switch). obviously, there are no more dragbody shows and no more new dragbody records as we are no longer a band. however, i believe our old records are still available. please get in touch if you have trouble locating a copy of the the record you desire. please look for shows and records by scott white and mike rosen's new band, railsplitter ( and tom's new band, cardinale ( also, pick up a copy of twilight songs by venusian skyline because scott poyer plays drums on it. thanks for reading this.

You can still order Dragbody "An Inheritance of Detriment" here:

Dragbody - Flip The Killswitch

Contention Of The Orders - Demo (before they changed their name to Dragbody)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cavity - Bacteria Sour 7 Inch and Wounded 7 Inch

City: Miami
Years Active: 1992 - 2003
Type of Music: Sludge/Experimental/Metal
Myspace or Website:

This is part 1 of a series of posts for Cavity as they released a large amount of singles and full lengths. I saw Cavity a few times and while I wasnt too into the sludge sound at the time (still not so much but I do like Cavity) they did it real well. Rene, the singer, was a maniac on stage, falling on the ground, screaming into the floor all around showman. Dan, the bass player, did time in Powerhouse and can actually be seen on the cover of the Powerhouse 7 inch doing his thing. They played Churchills fairly often and also played the South Florida Slammie Awards in 1998 at the Squeeze. If anyone has more info they'd like to add, message me and Ill add it. Also, Id like to add that on the Wounded 7 Inch, they covered the Germs so check that out as well.

Cavity - Bacteria Sour 7 Inch

Cavity - Wounded 7 Inch

Monday, September 8, 2008


City: Miami
Years Active: 1990 - 1992
Type of Music: Melodic Punk
Myspace or Website: n/a

Until a few weeks ago, I'd never heard of Jobbernowl. My friend Ariel had their demo and their 10' on cassette and told me they should be up here. I sat down and listened and was blown away. The band reminds me alot of bands like the Descendants and All, real good melodic punk rock. Turns out that the singer, George Graquitena, is a long time supporter of the South Florida scene having started such bands as Fay Wray, Cell 63, and the Van Orsdels (his current band). The band also released a song on a comp for Dr. Strange Records as well as a 7 inch so Ill be trying to track those down. As is with the bands I was never able to see, if anyone has any information to pass along, feel free to drop me a line and Ill add it.

Jobbernowl - Demo 1990

Jobbernowl - Static Head

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Shakers

City: Margate
Years Active: 1996 - Present
Type of Music: Punk
Myspace or Website:

Taken from the bands Myspace:


The Shakers - Shaken Not Stirred

The Shakers - Less Than Shake

The Shakers - Reserve Chump

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Just a quick announcement

Tomorrow Ill have a new post for you guys, but wanted to let you know I just updated the Pin Kai post and added a few to what I believe is now the complete Pin Kai discography. The songs were supplied by none other than Jose from Pin Kai. Thanks man for filling in the gaps. A special thanks to all the bands who have been so cool with what Im doing.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Vacant Andys - Spork

City: Boca Raton
Type Of Music: Aggressive Indie Rock
Years Active: 1991 - 1998 (roughly)
Myspace or Website:

Adding to what I wrote back in June, the Spork tape was recorded when the band was a 5 piece. The band included all the members that would record the later 7 inches as well as Chuck Gleek. This tape was recorded in 1995 and really got them attention in South Florida. There was a big controversy that the first time Blink182 played South Florida, they played with Vacant Andys and "stole" a riff from them which they would later use. From what I remember hearing, it was from the song "Spork". If anyone has info on this, please confirm for me.

Vacant Andys will always be remembered as one of the first times that Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional) took center stage. What they should be remembered for is making great music which is what they did. All superior musicians, the band on stage was so much fun. John Owens knew how to talk to a crowd even if he was making jokes a good portion of the time. The Bonebrake brothers on bass and drums rounded out the band. Their style of melodic indie rock did have an aggressive and punk edge to it and you could usually count on a cover of Inside Out's "Burning Fight" or Quicksand "Thorn In My Side". This is yet another occasion where I truly feel they never got their due and broke up before they should have. Im hoping that someday someone will release all of their early material on one disc. Members went on Anchorman, Dashboard Confessional, Seville, The Agency, Further Seems Forever, Where Fear and Weapons Meet, and The Enablers.

Vacant Andys - Spork