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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 […]

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 […]

Food in a Field Skillet

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 […]

LOCAL SHOW PREVIEW: THE HUDSON FALCONS AT THE KREEPY TIKI LOUNGE

In the mid-’80s punk rock was a state of mind more than a style of music. Yes the music was important but if you were D.I.Y. and were doing it with integrity the punk scene would welcome you with open arms. Punk record labels like SST, Cruz, Dischord, Slash had a roster that encompassed bands […]

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 […]

LOCAL SHOW PREVIEW: MR. E & MLE FIRE UP STREET CORNER SOUL

What if I were to tell you that a couple of super-cool critters were gonna do a super cool show in super cool Miami? Your only requirement for attending was to be there. No heavy lifting, no cover charge, no decals on the windshield needed… just show up. I’d throw down $5 and a six-pack […]

Movie Review: Passengers

Good science fiction is supposed to do two things: say something about the time we live in raise questions. On that front Norwegian director Morten Tyldum does an adequate job in his latest project, Passengers. I can’t help but admit to having my interests piqued at the social quandaries presented in this film, like income inequality […]

Wayne Manor Study in Lego.

TOY REVIEW: Lego Batman Classic TV Series – Batcave

Who doesn’t love the old Batman TV show? No one, that’s who! Now I could bemoan the end of the excellent Batman ’66 comic. I could laud the recent animated “Return of the Caped Crusaders.” Instead let’s talk Lego, because I recently put together the huge Batman Classic TV Series – Batcave along with my wife. […]

INTERVIEW: 5 Questions with Vagrant Stomp

Vagrant Stomp may be a newer band in the Fort Lauderdale scene but they bring with them a fire most of their punk elders have forgotten about. In your face and fierce Vagrant Stomp pulls no punches they just bringth the punk. How exactly does one end up with a band name like Vagrant Stomp? […]

INTERVIEW: Five Questions with Armageddon Man

You know how in ’80s movies there was always a bad boy that the female protagonist always had the hots for (think EVERY Charlie Sheen role from that decade) and the parental figure would always say something along the lines of “Not with that boy you’re not!” or “You’re going to give your father a heart attack!” […]

Five Questions with Johnny Sexfuk and the Fleshrockets

Johnny Sexfuk and the Fleshrockets bust unto the Miami scene in 2004 and have consistently put out solid music ever since. They’re veterans of punk rock who’s members have been active in one way or another for the better part of 20+ years. It was a great treat to catch us with Johnny Sexfuck and […]

INTERVIEW: Five Questions with The Antidont’s

I first wrote about the Antidont’s back in August of 2014 in a review for their debut album “32oz to Failure” for my popular “5 Records That You Need To Jump On” series. The band has managed to not only survive the horrors that is Port Charlotte they’ve managed to hone their craft and get even better. […]

INTERVIEW: 5 Questions with Neopolitan

Neopolitan‘s music brings to mind a mix of Miami 80s themes and at times gives the vibe of Goblin sans instruments. It’s original and much needed in this scene where shitty DJs and electronica have lost there way. I chatted with Pedro Caignet about the band and its influences. Neopolitan’s music seems familiar yet it’s nothing that anyone can […]