INTERVIEW: Colorado Springs’ Nobodys talk new album, P.C. fanaticism & Justin Disease’s departure

The Nobodys Return. I always held a sweet spot for The Nobodys growing up, as the band’s fierce and pounding short songs served as soundtrack to most of my high school years. Hell, my old band The Slops even covered Nobodys classics like “Kielbasa Queen” and “I Love To Fuck.” As far as I’m concerned they’re one of the greatest bands from […]

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Music Review: Moon Pigeon: Self-titled EP

Space travel or aviation phenomena aside, Miami’s Moon Pigeon eschews the nomenclature’s ready-made cryptic allusion for a well-versed and thoroughly studied ’90s sound. There’s a lot proving here that hindsight is 20/20. For the members of the quartet, all veterans of South Florida’s music scene, this is a project that could only have evolved if they were of a certain […]

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LAST NIGHT’S JAM: Earth, Wind & Fire – October 15, 2014

Formed in 1969 by Maurice White, Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) has forged an identity for itself founded on their amalgamation of funk, jazz, Latin, African, R&B and soul influences that have adapted well over the years to varying social trends like disco and pop. White’s indelible touch on the outfit has been a calculated approach balancing musicality, vocal talent […]

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Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Forty-Four

I’ve been feeling ambivalent lately towards this little vanity project of mine. While it is nice to reminisce and talk some shit about music without worrying about deadlines and “clicks,” it is also a time-consuming endeavor that does nothing to pay my bills. A therapist once told me that I didn’t “follow through” with my goals and that’s true. However, […]

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Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Forty-Three

Some years go by okay, some don’t. This one’s three-quarters of the way in and it’s already been too much to take. Young people shouldn’t die young regardless of the circumstances. This past week we lost artist Edward Crowell II to a motorcycle accident and Tuffgnarl.com friend Orlando Sanchez to a heart attack, according to most sources. Regardless, two more […]

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SummerSlam 2014 Review: The Pay-Per-View We Deserved (*spoilers*)

Since Wrestlemania in April, there haven’t been any storylines that have culminated the way neither fans nor I thought they should. WWE consistently seemed to believe that fans had Alzheimer’s with the pumping out of watered down plots that held no real substance. Every year, SummerSlam is usually the turning point to set up for Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania. It’s what […]

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