John McHale is quite possibly the busiest independent promoter in South Florida. For about 11 years, McHale has tirelessly booked the best in national and local hardcore, punk, metal, and indie acts under the moniker Breakeven Booking. He also fronts the bands Guilty Conscience and Street Judge and is considered by many to be the wayward saint of South Florida's hardcore-punk scene.
Last year was undoubtedly a tough one for Broward County's music community. We lost venues, we wrote far too many obituaries for beloved musicians, and it was a really lean time in terms of national tours coming through town. While most new-year conversations center around the positive, we thought McHale's not always upbeat, unfiltered perspective as a stalwart of the Florida music scene might help lead the community in a better direction for 2015.More »