Way before Facebook event invites, most folks found out about DIY shows from flyers; some were ransom-note and collage-like, and others were works of art. “We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida,” which borrows its event name from a 18983 Destroy Records 7-inch comp, celebrates these “love letter(s) dedicated to a punk rock scene that has been underappreciated for decades.”
In addition to hundreds of show handouts, four local “back in the day” bands perform: The Chris Barrows Band (featuring the ex-Pink Lincolns vocalist), Slinky (reunion show for these classic Pinellas County pop-punks), Slap Of Reality (Tampa punk band formed in ‘87, pictured above), and Spanish Needles (with former members of the Ijasics, the Spills, Hopscotch, and Steady State). For more information, follow @handbillsandticket on Instagram.
We Can’t Help It If We’re From Florida: Even Now: a Celebration of Florida Punk Rock Flyer Art w/ The Chris Barrows Band/Slinky/Slap Of Reality/Spanish Needles. Saturday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m. $7. VFW Post 39, St. Petersburg. @brokenthingsfl on Facebook
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