Miami's 20 Best Punk Bands of All Time
Not since the Eat welcomed "los punks Cubanos" to Miami had the Cuban exodus been felt as when FWA (from "fwacata!") exploded with their aggressive hardcore punk. Notorious for riotous shows and for sharing the stage with many out-of-towners, FWA should've recorded some more. Bassist Eric Rivers was tragically shot at his workplace in Minneapolis on October of 2012 and died from his wounds.
3. Drug Czars
If Chris Cottie and Michael O'Brien were the hardcore heart of the Eat, when they joined forces with Roach Motel's Jeff Hodapp, then the shit really got serious. Beloved educator Cottie might've been the King of the Midway, but his devilish humor came through in tandem with O'Brien's acerbic Irish humor to create one of the better acts to catch during the '90s in South Florida. With three 7"ers released and a bootlegged disc of their entire recorded career available to those who seek, the Drug Czars were equal part garage rock demigods and punk rock outlaws. Choke on it.
See also: 50 Best Miami Bands of All Time