Hoods Keeps it Real for Hardcore This Saturday at Churchill's
Luckily for those who still care, bands like the Sacramento foursome Hoods still keep it real. Formerly known as mostly a straight-edge act, the group's merch still touches on that movement's imagery --- barbed wire, crossed arms, and the like -- and its music still remains fueled by the kind of pent-up anger best expressed by the sober.
After years of struggling with the infamous Victory Records, the band finally escaped its contract with them and released two late-00s albums with local label made good, Eulogy Recordings. Last year, though, Hoods decamped to I Scream for its 11th studio album, Pit Beast, behind which it continues to tour, landing in Miami on Saturday. Get your hoodies and athletic shorts ready.
Hoods. With the Shakers, Flees, and others. 9 p.m. Saturday, January 23. Churchill's Pub, 5501 NE 2nd Ave., Miami. Admission is $10 in advance from wantickets.com. Ages 18 and up; 305-757-1807; churchillspub.com