North American Soccer League: Week Nine Standings

With the 2014 World Cup’s kick-off rapidly approaching it is easy to lose focus on the action of our local North American Soccer League (NASL) team the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers. There’s one more match before the Cup break this coming Saturday against the San Antonio Scorpions and the Strikers will be looking to vindicate themselves […]

Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Thirty

I guess this is some sort of accomplishment, right? Getting to six hundred feels pretty good but I’m feeling like the ego’s getting huge. It’s time to find out who my real friends are so we’re gonna keep it short and sweet. Make this puppy even and then go crazy next week. Why not? Crazy’s […]

TELEVISION REVIEW: Penny Dreadful – A Return to what Works **Mild Spoilers**

A penny dreadful, for those not in the know, was the British equivalent of the American West’s dime novels. While dime novels, not surprisingly, focused on larger-than-life characters engaging in larger-than-life gun battles, the penny dreadfuls targeted British youth (literacy rates were steadily increasing amongst the young at the turn of the century) by serializing […]

An Interview with Dinst of The Black Tibetans

It is rare these days for one to come across a band that isn’t molded to meet some prepackaged market criteria for success, from costumed stadium pop to the modern incarnation of psychedelia, but there are some bands that punch through and grab you by the throat and need no explanation. The Black Tibetans is […]

Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Twenty-Nine

I have to admit that I am incredibly pumped about the upcoming World Cup. So much so, that this past Thursday I joined in the ranks of the wonderful and recorded my first program and as I had to confess to the owner and producer John Caignet, all I was thinking about was the […]

Vinyl’s Viability: Is its Recent Resurgence Temporary?

On June 3rd, Led Zeppelin will be re-releasing their first three albums – with the others to come out later this year – newly re-mastered by none other than Jimmy Page. In a project he says took him “hundreds of hours,” he undertook the exhaustive project with a little help from his fans, asking some […]

MUSIC REVIEW : Zig Zags “Brainded Warrior” 7”

Brainded Warrior b/w So Stoned by Zig Zags Los Angeles’ Zig Zags are the new anti-heroes of rock n’ roll. Gritty fuzz guitars and a sense of imminent disaster at all turns. Their new 2 track 7” EP Brainded Warrior is the raddest thing out this year since Ghoul’s “Hang Ten”. The seven incher starts […]

FILM REVIEW: The Impossible Dream – “Jodorowksy’s Dune”

Jodorowky’s Dune Alejandro Jodorowksy, Michel Seydoux, H.R. Giger, Chris Foss, Nicholas Winding Refn, Amanda Lear, Richard Stanley Directed by Frank Pavich City Films/Sony Pictures Classics 2013 The greatest movie never made. That is the message director Frank Pavich wants to convey to us with his endlessly fascinating new documentary about Chilean-French auteur Alejandro Jodorowksy’s failed […]

Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Twenty-Eight

So far so good and that’s exactly how you want the kettle humming. I have to admit that though I originally began this endeavor as a way to flex my music-loving savvies in good lording fashion over my nerdy friends, I have come to these lists lately more with the affection of a memory that […]

Keeping Art Safe is a Dangerous Endeavor

  Last week, the School Board in Wilson County, Tennessee voted 3-1 to remove Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. The ruling was subsequently reversed and the book – about an autistic teen investigating the death of a neighbor’s dog – was placed back onto the school curriculum, which had […]

Kevin Arrow: #MyHandHoldingThings, A Digital Gallery

Kevin Arrow is a multidisciplinary artist living in Miami Beach who has been a part of South Florida’s art and music scene since the ‘80s. A painter, filmmaker, photographer and collagist; he has recently turned his obsessions with collecting and collections (read: obsessive compulsive behavior) to his Instagram presence with the hashtag #MyHandHoldingThings. There is […]

UFC Roundup: Analyzing Every Title Challenger (Part 3)

There’s a delusion that many fight fans enjoy – that although guys like Jose Aldo, Renan Barao, Demetrius Johnson, Anthony Pettis and even Johny Hendricks are the best there is at what they do in their particular weight classes, if you’re considerably bigger than them, someone who walks around at 250-odd pounds, they likely won’t be […]

Top Five Vampire Movies

If there are two things the internet needs more of, it’s articles about female body image and lists.  I can help with one of those. Lists are fun because they’re easy to read in that you don’t really have to read the blurb if you don’t want to in order to get to the goods. […]