Contrary to its name, Fort Lauderdale watering hole the Poorhouse has been rich in its musical offerings and beer selection for more than a decade. No other Himmarshee venue has shown as much dedication to the local music scene as the Poorhouse. From blues to punk to indie and jazz, this native tap house has been a platform for virtually every genre. This Saturday night, vintage surf rock is the topic de jour, with the Poorhouse offering an evening of the area’s best garage-rocking, surf-tinged acts— Pretty Girls, Necrophiles, and Riot Act. Lacking both a lead singer and guitarist, the gothic-tinged Necrophiles are the biggest anomaly on the bill. The veteran of the batch still manages to lure audiences with its dark-hued instrumental jams. Fort Lauderdale’s the Riot Act draws crowds with a jingling style it self-describes as “straight out of a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack.” Pretty Girls is a newer act on the scene that has come out of the gate with gusto; this Boca Raton three-piece is cultivating a large following with its power-pop psychedelic sound and is set to launch its debut EP, Daymares, this summer.
This evening of surf rock takes place Saturday at 10 p.m. at the Poorhouse, located at 110 SW Third Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. Free admission. Visit poorhousebar.com, or call 954-522-5145.
Sat., June 22, 10 p.m., 2013