Este fin de semana in Miami rock music

I recently had the honor of getting my little blog listed on the South Florida Daily Blog blog roll. The South Florida Daily Blog is sort of to South Florida blogs what the Hype Machine is to MP3 blogs: A gathering of related blogs in one user-friendly place.

I thought this was worth mentioning because I’ve been trying lately to give some attention to local bands and shows. Don’t misunderstand – I’m not about to start posting reggaeton and all that other crap I so dislike – but I have been making an effort to find local rock bands and do my little part in supporting the nearly-invisible Miami rock music scene.

All of which brings me to tonight’s post. Jimmie’s Chicken Shack is playing this Saturday night at Churchill’s Pub in Miami (5501 NE 2nd Ave / 305-757-1807). JCS is touring behind their January release, Fail On Cue.

I don’t know what you might already know about Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, but briefly, they’re out of Annapolis, Md., where Jimi Haha and Jim McD started out as an acoustic duo. Their 1997 album, Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope, featured the song “High,” which got a fair amount of MTV play.

One of the opening bands is C.H.A.L.K., a Miami-based hard rock band with influences ranging from Faith No More to Jane’s Addiction. David de la Fe (Freak), KaL MichaeL, Philip Chinea, and Sence Torres formed C.H.A.L.K. (Craving Himself Another Lovely Kill) in 1996. In 1997 the band went on a 10-year hiatus, reuniting last year for a show at Churchill’s, and have been together since.

Rounding out the bill are two other Miami rock bands, Alitheia and Revolution.

Tonight's music is a sample tune from C.H.A.L.K. and a few live songs from Jimmie's Chicken Shack. The JCS stuff comes from a Feb. 21, 2008, show at The Federal House in Annapolis.

Trauma of the Year.mp3 C.H.A.L.K.
Making Babies.mp3 Jimmie’s Chicken Shack
Smells Like Teen Spirit-intro (Nirvana cover).mp3 Jimmie’s Chicken Shack
Mutha Luvas.mp3 Jimmie’s Chicken Shack
Waiting Room (Fugazi cover).mp3 Jimmie’s Chicken Shack

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