Arts

REVIEW: The Wombombs “S/T” EP

The Wombombs EP by The WombombsThe Wombombs debut five track self-titled EP is not what I was expecting. George Thorogoodish blues rock meets doo-wop vibes thrown in with solid songwriting and phenomenal guitar & sax work. Having followed the band since their inception slightly over a year ago I was pleasantly surprised by the discs’ […]

Another Music Podcast Episode 317 – Hurricane Party

On this episode of Another Music Podcast Chuck Livid chats with musicians RickoLus and Bleubird about their new pop/rap masher project Hurricane Party. The duo can best be described as Florida’s answer to Gorillaz. The dudes talk about collaborating together, writing & producing pop songs with hip-hop sensibilities and among other things we discuss their “in the can” […]

SHOW REVIEW: Queens of the Stone Age (May 1st 2018 Bayfront Amphitheater)

“And They Say Miami isn’t a rock and roll town.”  Queens of the Stone Age front man / stage banter specialist Josh Homme mused to the 3,000 alt rockers, metalheads and punks gathered at Bayfront Amphitheater.  “You’re not just (beat box techno beat) – you’re a rock and roll town and don’t you forget it!” […]

Another Music Podcast Episode 315 – The Shakers

Chuck Livid chats with the dudes from The Shakers about growing up in South Florida, playing music for over 20 years, the joys of making maps and much more. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Laser Wolf. Special thanks to all the wonderful people at Laser Wolf, Dan Bigelow, Ian […]

Gravetrancers

INTERVIEW: Catching Up With Comics Artist James Michael Whynot

When I first came across the comic book Gravetrancers from Black Mask Studios I was taken with the book. The artwork really grabbed me and I immediately went about tracking down who had drawn these images. As it turned out, the man behind the pen was not only a fellow Floridian but we also shared […]

Another Music Podcast Episode 303 – Joanna Angel

Back in late January 2017 our own Chuck Livid & Rob Zimmerman chatted with adult film star and entrepreneur Joanna Angel. Joanna Angel is an icon in an industry whose history has been primarily controlled by men. We chat porn, music and women’s newfound dominance in the world of adult film. Enjoy! Follow Joanna Angel – […]

Another Music Podcast Episode 313 – Ashley Reda

Chuck Livid chats with Ashley Reda (of The Goddamn’ Hustle) about his solo material, being of Egyptian descent, calling Ft. Lauderdale home and being considered one of the sexiest men in the business. This episode was recorded live in front of a live audience at Laser Wolf. Special thanks to Laser Wolf, Bleubird, Ian Witlen, […]

Remembering Miami Independent Film Director Joel Sotolongo

Fellow Miami creative and friend of tuffgnarl.com Joel Sotolongo has lost his battle with cancer. Joel directed two films Work of Art and That Was Piddie Korn. He was actively working on a third film titled Rolling 20s before his death. Sotolongo was known a staunch advocate for independent guerrilla film-making in Miami and was a wealth of knowledge […]

Another Music Podcast Episode 312 – Octo Gato

Chuck Livid chats with the dudes from Octo Gato about growing up in South Florida, music, surviving cancer, staring in porn and much more. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Laser Wolf. We enjoyed some delicious barrel-aged DKLM from Founders Brewery. Special thanks to all the wonderful people at Laser […]

Another Music Podcast Episode 311 – Deaf Poets

Chuck Livid chats with Deaf Poets about their new record “Lost in Magic City“, the bands’ upcoming tour with Peyote Coyote, working with engineer Jim Diamond (White Stripes / The Sonics) all while enjoying some brews from Wynwood Brewing Company in front of a live studio audience at Ft. Lauderdale’s Laser Wolf. All photos by […]

CAMP REVIEW: Miami Girls Rock Camp Wowza!

Miami Girls Rock Camp is in it’s 3rd year and is growing stronger each summer. Founded by Heather Burdick, Emile Milgrim and Steph Taylor girls rock camps originated in Portland Oregon in 2005. There are now over 120 camps in 17 different countries. Although Miami has had a late start these women have put a […]

Another Music Podcast Episode 310 – The GAZMS

This past Friday I chatted with the boys from The GAZMS in front of a live “studio” audience at Ft. Lauderdale’s Laser Wolf. We talked potato chips, Miami’s Fulltime Motherfucker / Sandratz’s “rock off” feud and talked shit about everyone’s favorite avant-garde noise asshole – Rat Bastard. They played a few songs (my apologies in […]