Ume – Monuments

Ume (pronounced Ooo-may) is a power trio from Austin, TX and they have been knocking at the door of mainstream rock success for a few years. With the release of their latest album, Monuments, in March they may have just kicked it in altogether. Fronted by guitarist and vocalist, Lauren Larson, Ume has hit their stride as a guitar-driven rock […]

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An Interview With Miami’s Jellyfish Brothers

The Jellyfish Brothers are one of Miami’s most mysterious bands. I decided to interview the band in order to obtain a better understanding on how they achieve their cult-like following. When the Jellyfish Brothers’ music hits your auditory nerves it’ll leave you both confused and mesmerized. The Alvarez brothers, Greg (guitar/vocals) and Ed (drums) unite with stoner-sludge queen Janette Valentine […]

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This Sucks! TUFF GNARL Staffers Pick: The Top 10 Most Embarrassing-to-Own ‘90s Albums

The ‘90s, as an era of music, was one of stark contrasts. On one hand, MTV actually still played music videos, there was widespread acceptance of hip hop and electronica as respected art forms, ‘80s hair metal was in its death throes and Beavis and Butthead were there to call out every lame band that played on their TV screen. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Contracted

Contracted (2013) Starring Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams and Alice MacDonald Written and Directed by Eric England Horror used to be fairly simple.  There was big-budget horror you could see in the theaters and low-budget horror you caught on video or on television.  With multiple mediums (Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant, hundreds of channels on DirecTV, et al), it has become impossible […]

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TUFF GNARL Staffers Pick: The Top 10 Best Albums of the ’90s

For almost all of us, the 1990s was a beloved era comprised of equal parts awkwardness, conceit, hope, dejection, love, anger, fear and exuberance, and being as our staff at TUFF GNARL consists exclusively of impassioned melomaniacs who truly began to develop the musical tastes we’d carry into adulthood during this tumultuous last decade of the 20th century, it seemed […]

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NEW PODCAST- Hangin’ Tuff with Chuck Livid Episode 7

On the 7th episode of Hangin’ Tuff with Chuck Livid, Chuck welcomes back comedian/writer/butt buddy Rob Zimmerman. Join us as we churn through 11 tracks of awesomeness, discuss German fetishes, reading Batman comic books in the Kevin Conroy voice in your head, albacore penises and much, much more. Music by: ·         Propeller – Fuzz ·         Chalk and Numbers – Angelfuck ·  […]

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