Once again Churchills Pub presented another Sunday show last night, easing us into the work week ever so gently.
The Gun Hoes opened with their usual, high energy set with a vintage guitar sound, deep bass and jumpy drums. Mosh pits soon formed and audience members bounced around from one song to another. When drummer Anthony Hernandez demonstrated the coveted shirtless drumming technique the crowd went nuts.
While the Gun Hoes leaned towards humor, the Astrokats had a more serious sensibility. Their set, which was highly instrumental, displayed a technical level of understanding about music with a passion for experimenting with sound which came across masterfully.
Visiting from Indianapolis, The Vacation Club received a warm Miami welcome when they began their set. There was no sign of road-trip induced sleep deprivation as they powered through each song. They had the intensity of an energy drink addict.
The Vacation Club showed everyone at Churchills their hometown flavor, which consisted of wild body turning and fast handwork by each of the members, accompanied by loud and practiced vocals.
The Cost closed the night at two in the morning, to a wide-awake crowd. The band looked as if they could play for hours into Monday morning without trying. They had a loud and heavy sound, filled with power-pumped guitars, drums and bass. They made the end of the show unreal, as the morning came and the night never ended.