Dwarves and Richie Ramone Obliterate PropagandaSandwiched on the day between Warped Tour and the 4th of July, the Dwarves showed up in steamy Lake Worth along with Richie Ramone and local talent, Whiskey Walls and The Shakers.
As I arrived to the venue, I unfortunately missed the first opener, The Shakers who are from Margate, Florida and are known for their 90’s style punk rock and play tons of shows in the South Florida region. Sorry guys, I’ll stop in and see your set at Fest this year in Gainesville.
Palm Beach County’s own street punk band, Whiskey Walls played in the second slot. Mike Chaos and the band nailed a Rancid cover towards the end of their set. Great to see you guys!
Now let’s get to the touring bands of the night. Richie Ramone, a band formed by a former drummer (1983 – 1987) of the Ramones took the stage. The band consisted of Richie Ramone who plays drums and is lead vocals. He is known as the fastest drummer who ever played for the Ramones. The other members, Australia’s Ronnie Simmons, the UK’s Clare Misstake and LA’s Ben Reagon made up the rest of the band. The band sounded amazing and displayed tons of energy. They even performed some original Ramones songs.
Created in 1980’s Chicago, the Dwarves were in the middle of the hardorce punk movement. They are still staples in the non-corporate punk scene and our known for their intentionally offensive lyrics and confrontational album covers. There are stories of on stage sex acts at shows along time ago. As soon as the lead singer Blag Dahlia, guitarist HeWhoCannotBeNamed and the rest of the band took the stage, the pit was about to explode. Dahlia was wearing his usual sleeveless jacket and black leather fingerless gloves. They were ripping song after song while punk enthusiasts were breaking in other in the pit. Some notable songs they played were Drugstore, Everybody’s Girl, We Must Have Blood and Astroboy.
Looking forward to their next South Florida appearance.