The Dwarves Meet the Resurrected G.G. Allin for Halloween at Churchill's Pub, October 27
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|The Dwarves' Blag Dahlia and the resurrected G.G. Allin.|
Churchill's Pub, Miami
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Better Than: Getting hit in the head with a beer bottle by Josh Homme.
At one point in time, a Dwarves performance came with the caveat that you were guaranteed to either witness or take part in fistfights, public nudity, illicit drug use, and be generally engulfed in exactly the kind of debauched scene that your parents were absolutely convinced took place at all punk rock shows. The sort of nightmarish orgy that kept Ronald Reagan up till dawn.
But Saturday night's Dwarves set at Churchill's Pub proved to be a bit more tame than the nihilistic insanity of yore. Nevertheless, Blag Dahlia and his team of punk rock wreckers managed to put on a great show for a costumed crowd, including the resurrected G.G. Allin.
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A veritable fall cornucopia of South Florida's punk stylists opened the night for the infamous kings of scum-punk, including the ever-ironically named Severe Disappointments and the shades-at-night fun of Pool Party, as well as Flees, the Ruins, and Enough!
All of the groups did a fine job of warming up the crowd and baring South Florida's formidable set of punk teeth, with special marks in order for Pool Party and its refreshingly simple take on party punk.
Following the parade of locals, DJ Skidmark dropped a set of choice, genre-appropriate tunes that fit into the shuffle of the night like the needle hits a groove. And after a brief introduction from Skidmark, the Dwarves found their way to the stage.
Though drummer Gregory Pecker appeared wearing the hat of a mariachi, HeWhoCannotBeNamed was absent, leaving the stage feeling fairly less Dwarves-y without the iconic nude luchador on guitar. Meanwhile, Dahlia's first order of business was to fondle the testicles of the papier-mache cock 'n' balls hanging above the Churchill's stage, before setting off the band's set of rock 'n roll shenanigans.