A strong case in point against the "Florida sucks" talk is this Sunday's showcase of rock 'n' roll talent led by the two-album-strong Furious Dudes. Though they might have a second effort under their belts with Boca's Livid Records titled Florida Sucks, it is in a cheeky, bratty way that they do it. Imagine the gospel and visuals of early Suicidal Tendencies in a grinder of Scandinavian punk rock, namely the Hellacopters and Turbonegro, and you'll get the picture, but it is all southern Florida.
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Filling out the rest of the lineup, Sloane Peterson's been etching itself out in the peninsula with some choice seven-inches and cassette singles, and its punk rock is not to be messed with. Bulletproof Tiger's DIY ethic means that a hectic touring schedule led up to this show. The band's CD EP is out, and it is some of the most grandiose and composed punk rock around. Sweet three-piece! Lake Worth's Bartholin can't decide between filling the abscess or just being a malignant cyst, but it's out-and-about and turning heads. Add the Dirty Habits and the Teenage Sex Buffet and this is a show featuring some of the finest executors of fringe rock in our state right now.