Miami's 20 Best Punk Bands of All Time
When the Screamers and The Unit were making waves out west, British ex-pat Jeremy Kolosine and Futurisk were creating simply delicious and danceable synth-punk that should be all the rage today. Spacey, New Wave-y, Casio-toned, minimalist and yet aggressive, Futurisk was one-of-a-kind in its time and has recently gotten some repress love from Minimal Wave Records.
7. The Reactions
The Reactions were already a bunch of snotty kids: Joey Maya, Tony Suppa and Sean Astin's long-lost biological father, Isaac Baruch when they were joined by legendary guitarist and visionary Johnny Salton. Salton's passing a couple of years ago left a huge void in South Florida's musical community but the indelible mark that he made with The Reactions is evident in the sophistication of their power pop. A reunion was attempted at Churchill's when Baruch, now an artist of whimsical pop surrealism briefly returned to Miami Beach.