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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 […]

Three Things To Do In the Tri-County This Weekend! 07-29-17

Friday July 28th – The Gazms Q&A @ Laser Wolf (Broward) I’ll be hosting a Q&A/live in-studio performance with Miami punks The Gazms at Ft. Lauderdale’s favorite drinking hole – Laser Wolf. Shameless self-promotion you say? Maybe. But go find a better event this Friday! I double dare ya’! https://www.facebook.com/events/1480038935350615 Saturday July 29th – Cavity […]

Another Music Podcast Episode 308 – Joe Koontz (MC1 / AAA)

Recorded in front of a live audience at Laser Wolf on May 19th, 2017. Joe Koontz talks about playing in his one man band – MC1, Against All Authority‘s legacy and opens up about living with Marfan syndrome. Koontz performs three songs including a couple from his latest self-released LP “The MC1.” Stream/Buy MC1’s new record […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Death & the Reverend – S/T

FULL ALBUM: Death & the Reverend by Death & the Reverend Self-described as “Hymns and Evensongs for lost and lonely souls” Death & the Reverend have a blending of styles which makes them a challenge to classify. In a world saturated by similarity of music, Death & the Reverend provides fresh imagery of dry, dusty […]

SHOW PREVIEW: PEARS at Propaganda in Lake Worth 05-18-17

Back in April 2015 we called then little known New Orleans band PEARS “punk rock’s last hope.” News of our proclamation spread like wildfire through Livejournal, Myspace, IRC, international news wires and most importantly to Fat Mike’s ears and within months PEARS signed to Fat Wreck Chords. Shortly thereafter pictures of the band hanging out […]

Brewery review: The Tank Brewing Company

Recently I was able to visit Miami’s newest brewery, The Tank Brewing Company. Actually, I’ve been there twice in the last week. Once before their grand opening to record an episode of my podcast, Beer, Bros & BS (shameless plug), and the second was for a private tasting event. Each visit their beers blew me away! […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Spam Allstars – Trans-Oceanic

I’ve been hanging out at City of Progress Studios a lot this year working on the new Pookiesmackers record and I am so enjoying the chit/chat, electronic and gear experimentation and pauses to spin a record of reference that I sometimes forget we are making our own recording. City of Progress is the home studio […]

Music Review: Direct Hit! – Domesplitter

Punk rock has very little new twists to offer; groundbreaking isn’t the genre’s appeal anymore and considering many Misfits tunes are rehashed Ramones riffs all crimped from Chuck Berry and sped up; it’s arguable it ever was. However when the dynamics of what has always been punk’s bread and butter works; it can make the […]

8 NEW RECORDS THAT YOU NEED TO JUMP ON NOW

Every other week I write micro blurb reviews of amazing new music and records. Below is the latest batch of music that you need to check out. If you like what you hear support the musicians by buying their music and going to their shows. Don’t be a thieving asshole. Support artists. And no Spotify doesn’t count. […]

Show Preview: Miami Punk Rock High Reunion

When I was a middle schooler in my coming of age era in the mid 70’s rock and roll was a big deal. Lucky for me just a bike ride away was a place called Record Haven. It was directly across the street from what would be my Rock and Roll High School (McArthur) and […]

Event Preview: MIA Beer Co’s 2nd anniversary party

A couple of years ago I wrote an event preview about a newly opening brewery in Doral, MIA Beer Co. I’m happy to say that two years later that brewery is still going strong. To celebrate, the brewery is hosting a huge party for its second anniversary this upcoming Saturday. If you like beer there’s […]

Comics Review: Kill Or Be Killed: Volume One

A new collaboration between writer Ed Brubaker, artist Sean Phillips and colorist Elizabeth Breitweiser is always something to check out. Sleeper, Fatale, Criminal, and The Fade Out are all masterpieces of comic book storytelling and crime fiction. We can now add Kill or Be Killed to that list. Kill or Be Killed, published by Image Comics, begins with […]

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COOKWARE REVIEW: Field Company Cast Iron Skillet

Everyone is into cast iron these days, not just hipsters. It works great! Folks love it! So why do I lack any? A good question, one easily answered. Cast iron is damn heavy, and I always had food stick when I tried it in the past. I never had the patience to get a good […]

Review: Charles Band’s ‘Puppet Master’ #20

The Puppet Master series of films from Full Moon may not be a household name, but the movies definitely have a cult following. Hell, I was a huge fan as a kid and must have rented all of them several times. So when I saw there was a chance to review an issue of the […]

COLUMN: Rocket To Greenwich – My Time With Furious George

  There we were frantically rushing equipment from a yellow taxi, through the front door of the venue and onto the side of the stage of Brooklyn’s legendary The Grand Victory. When we first entered the place we were greeted by Sean, the venue’s bookie and general manager who directed us to the backstage/green-room area […]