Endless Summer Fun

We hope you took advantage of the rainy, post-Fourth Monday by getting some rest, because starting tonight Churchill’s is hosting a three day mini-marathon of top shelf music and summer entertainment.

It’s been a long five years since all hell broke loose and Lightning Bolt graced the floor at Churchill’s Pub. Tomorrow night, the drought ends as the Providence, Rhode Island duo pump Miami with a hearty dose of their colorful and chaotic noise by-way-of speed metal assault. Show starts at 9pm and costs $12 at the door. If you purchased tickets in advance, online or at Sweat, your name has been added to a will call list. There are no actual tickets. Please bring your I.D. Get there early to catch opening act Laundry Room Squelchers (America’s premier non-geek noise ensemble) and to get a hold of Iron Forge Press’s awesome, limited poster.

Wednesday night, Orlando-based Garage label Florida’s Dying presents the scam tour to end all scam tours as label president Rich Evans travels the country watching his favorite bands. The South Florida stop features Miami’s Fonzie trifecta: Jacuzzi Boys, Electric Bunnies and Melted Sunglasses.

Thursday night, Roofless Records kicks the weekend off early (or keeps it going if you’ve been partying since the 4th) with a bi-coastal lineup featuring a stimulating smattering of weird rock music. Azalia Snail and Gun Outfit are the double-header main events: Azalia has a deep catalog of psychedelic folk/pop, was once dubbed “the Queen of lo-fi,” and has toured with heavy hitters like Low, Sebadoh and The Black Heart Procession; Gun Outfit have an excellent new LP out on No Age’s Post-Present Medium label, and play a post-punk variant equal parts dark and poppy (more than a little resonance with classic L.A. punk band, X). Dads are self-described “twee-dirge” from Tampa and feature members of the now disbanded hardcore punk band, Cult Ritual. Local support comes from veteran freaks Amanda Green and Rat Bastard.