Lucky for us, Tom Gabel and crew are totally cool with young, hip Broward County because, despite being Florida boys themselves, the members of Against Me! sure have no love for Dade County. The song Miami speaks its piece shout-along style: Your guts expanding, your hairlines receding/The sores are opening and the cancers spreading Fucking Miami! With those lyrics, its not hard to see why this Gainesville-bred band refuses to head south along Dixie Highway toward Sin City. So, expect a friendly back-and-forth when the group joins Tim Barry and Ninja Gun this Thursday at the Culture Room (3045 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale). There will be anarcho-punk anthems, modern rock epics, good feelings, and gang vocals. But these dudes are notoriously prickly, so it could become Against Me! against you at any given moment. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and tickets cost $12. Call 954-564-1074, or visit cultureroom.net.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2010