I’ve never seen it before, but I hope to see it again. Earl Lyon, frontman and founder of Pensacola’s longest running punk band, put down his guitar and finished the band’s set like a punk rock crooner.


As the headlining act of Vinyl Music Hall’s Punk Rock Holiday Local Showcase, Earl’s Killer Squirrel finished off a night that included Nik Flagstar & His Dirty Mangy Dogs, Operation Hennessey, and Guts For Glory.



I instantly recognized Lyon’s mic stance from his nights of singing karaoke at Sir Richards Lounge.

Will it happen again?

Who knows.

Should it happen again?

Hell yes!

– Michael L. Smith