T.G. EXCLUSIVE: The Wombombs – “Fukushima Fishnets” Music Video & Interview

TuffGnarl.com’s humbled and honored to debut Fukushima Fishnets  the new single from Ft. Lauderdale’s up and coming The Wombombs. I recently sat down with The Wombombs founding member Andrew Pino to talk music, influences and fuzzy Soviet era hats. Enjoy! Chuck Livid: Tell me who you are and what you do in the band? Andrew Pino: I’m Andrew and I play guitar […]

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Miami Mini Maker Faire 2016 – bigger, better and looking to connect with you

If it seems like making and makers-related projects have been taking off in South Florida, it is through the concerted efforts of a few visionary individuals. Though the creative spark has never been absent from this community, there has been a serious lack in infrastructure for a makers’ culture to emerge. But that is changing with a growing assemblage of […]

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Interview: Notorious Nastie releases new Miami goth party anthem “Friday I’m a Goth”

The song Friday I’m a Goth is much more than a silly take on Robert Smith’s classic Friday I’m in Love. In his new video, Nassie Shahoulian, more commonly known as the Notorious Nastie, seals his place as an artist that not only retools and reshapes pop culture to his own image but one that manages to reflect society’s own ridiculousness. Notorious […]

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Event Review: Florida Grand Opera’s The Barber of Seville a perfect balance of comedy and voice

The Florida Grand Opera (FGO) is celebrating its 75th year of operation, and for their 74th season they’ve opened with a spirited and revamped rendition of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, a textbook example of the opera buffa and one of the most beloved and recognized works in the world. You might not know the plot; you might not […]

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#Debauch2015 Interview: Pocket of Lollipops

Photo by Chuck Livid. Pocket of Lollipops is the husband-and-wife team of Tony Kapel and Maitejosune Urrechaga. The band has played in Miami for years and has always been active in the local art and music scene. They’ve always extended a helping hand to upcoming bands and artists. (Side note: Tony Kapel helped co-found this very site.)   You two are pretty much Miami’s […]

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Comic Book Review: The Tithe #1

The Tithe Review Matt Hawkins Co-Creator and Writer Rashan Ekedal Co-Creater Artist Bill Farmer Colorist April 15, 2015  From the minds of Matt Hawkins and Rashan Ekedal comes The Tithe, a book about Robin Hood inspired thieves that rob corrupt churches and give the money to charities that need them, all while being hunted down by two persistent detectives.  The story starts […]

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EVENT REVIEW: Miami art gallery Swampspace’s “Political Spooky Swamp Party”

Swampspace’s Knights Arts Challenge videoThis past weekend I did a photo shoot for Tuff Gnarl at Swampspace, an art gallery in Miami’s Design District. They were having a celebration of sorts called Political Spooky Swamp Party. The event was put together by Lisandra Valdes, Kayla Montes de Oca, and gallery founder and full-time Miami artist Oliver Sanchez. The night was an interesting mix featuring […]

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Nathan’s Zine Review: Hug It Out, Tinted Windows, Bacon In The Beans

“What is a zine?” This is probably the question I get asked more than any other. And not surprisingly so, as outside of a handful of subcultures and art-minded channels, zines, despite a history that is believed to date back to the 1930s, aren’t exactly at the forefront of public consciousness. There are numerous places around ye olden Internet to […]

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RIP Edward F. Crowell II – A Miami Artist

This past weekend, the Miami art scene was rocked by the sudden death of artist Edward F. Crowell II. A well-liked young man that had been steadily endearing himself to South Florida’s art scene, Crowell embodied a rare combination of respect and admiration from his peers. No easy feat in Miami’s often competitive and back-stabby art scene. Self-taught and emboldened […]

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