Event Review: Gary Clark Jr. live at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC

Reaching deep into our coffers, Tuff Gnarl ponied up the dough and sent me to the quaint hippie mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina in order to attend Gary Clark Jr.’s show at The Orange Peel, Asheville’s landmark music venue. While they didn’t technically pay to send me here (I live in Asheville) and we don’t actually have coffers deep enough […]

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INTERVIEW: Shotgun Betty

I was granted the opportunity to interview the sensational Shotgun Betty this past week. They are a bluesy-Americana-folk band out of Lake Worth and they have been playing constantly around the Tri-County area.  They’ve just wrapped up work on their first EP and also found time to film their first music video. I’ve seen them several times around South Florida–at Dada […]

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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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ALBUM REVIEW: Jack White – “Lazaretto”

In a February 2013 interview with Rolling Stone, Jack White admitted that his then-forthcoming album was “definitely not one style” of sound; rather, it was of several. Vagueness has often been a hallmark of White’s public persona. Be it his cryptic iconography and imagery with The White Stripes or his misleading statements that ex-wife Meg White was actually his sister, […]

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