Churchill’s Pub

FILM: Miami Underground Film Festival to debut at Churchill’s Pub

Miami isn’t necessarily known for its film output. Many consider pop cultural outings such as Miami Vice and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective as its celluloid peak. Recently though a growing group of creatives have been releasing independent films that have won plenty of praise from critics – best example of this would be Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. The […]

REVIEW: The Queers at Churchill’s Pub

Every time The Queers come to town I’ll drop whatever I’m doing to go see them. I’ve seen them more than any other band in my life and although they’ve had a few spotty moments over their 30 plus year career they have consistently released solid outings and played phenomenal shows. My first writing job […]

R.I.P. Clarence Reid, aka Blowfly

There isn’t much that I can add to the conversation concerning the death of Clarence Reid, aka Blowfly. He was a musical legend and a pioneer and he will be missed by a great many and many more will never experience him live and have him point that insanely long middle finger at them while […]

New(erish) Music: Pool Party’s “Halloween”

Nothing gets us going and more amped around these here digital parts than new music. And new music from good friends is even better. Pool Party is one of South Florida’s best, and tonight they’ll be rocking alongside punk rock royalty at Churchill’s Pub when they share the stage with Kepi Ghoulie (Groovie Ghoulies), Portland’s […]

Interview: Lucera’s vocalist Unholywar

  Formed in Cali, Colombia in 1992 by guitarist Buziraco, Lucera has been a force to be reckoned with in South American extreme black metal. Relocated to Miami since, they’ve been gaining notoriety and enjoying a resurgence of creativity that has culminated in a few releases of note. Co-headliners of this weekend’s Black Kvlt Fest […]

Interview: Eddy Torres of Dissever

One of Miami’s favorite metal bands, Dissever, is headlining their final show with bassist Anthony Beaulieu this weekend at Churchill’s Pub in Miami. Along with the headliner, there’ll be an ample amount of other bands on hand performing, including Silenmara, Falseta, State of Solitude, Letters of the Lost and Echoes of a Nightmare. Plus, there’ll […]

Interview: Los Monkys – Colombia’s pop-punk saviors

Photo from the Monkys Facebook page. Los Monkys are a three-piece band that’s had success playing Screeching Weasel style Spanish pop-punk in their native Cali, Colombia. Drummer/vocalist Mario Parra Lalinde shot me an instant message saying that the band was going to be coming to Miami in early September. I quickly realized that they were going to be in […]

#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 […]

#Debauch2015 Interview: Carla X

Photo by Neil Cohen Photography Carla X is no stranger to amazing South Florida parties and is often considered a force to be reckoned with in the alternative/industrial nightclub scene. Beside dancing Carla is also a talented makeup artist, cosmetologist, gun aficionado and just a really funny human being. I had the pleasure of chatting with Ms. X outside […]

#Debauch2015 Interview: Reluctance

Photo by Olya Repalovskaia. As the second anniversary of TuffGnarl.com rapidly approaches, a great plethora of fantastic bands will be playing our party at Churchill’s on the 22nd. As I examined the list to pick which band I wanted to interview for the annual night of debauch, only one stood out that I was not […]

# Debauch2015 Interview: Christian Clarke of The Riot Act

Photo by Chuck Livid. I was given the chance to sit down with Christian Clarke, singer-songwriter for The Riot Act, a south Florida rock band with musical roots from all over the map. He was kind enough to answer some of my questions about music and about being an entertainer. We talked over excellent tacos […]

#Debauch2015 Interview: Party Flag

Party Flag is (L-R) Doug Cammarota, Justine Iukine, Chuck Loose and Jared Earl. (Photo by teajayphoto.)  NOTE: This interview is part of a series of pre-show interviews leading up to TuffGnarl.com’s 2nd Annual Rock & Roll Debauch at Churchill’s Pub this Saturday, August 22. With a name like Party Flag, you can’t take yourself too seriously. Comprised of guitarist Jared […]

#Debauch2015 Interview: 210*’s Chris Barrows

Many years ago, I was dating a hippie chick in college who wanted to go to the Marley Fest in Downtown Miami. All nice and good. Along with my friends Arun and Annie, I made the trek down there with a bag full of canned goods to meet up with her. Upon arriving at the […]

#Debauch2015 Interview: Joe Basick of the Can’t Stand Yas

I can’t believe that it’s already been a year since TuffGnarl.com last graced the best damn dive bar in Miami with an amazing night of rock and roll debauch. I guess that means we’ll have to go back and throw and even gnarlier show! We’ll be back at Churchill’s Pub in Miami this Saturday with music, […]

EVENT: “30 Days of Rock” Brings Musicians & Strangers Together in Miami

What started as an impromptu 2012 Facebook request asking people to submit their names and be randomly connected with other musicians, start bands and perform in one month has resulted in an avant-garde experiment of gargantuan proportions. Now in its third year, 30 Days of Rock was started by local musician Emmanuel Nanni and fellow bandmates when they noticed a […]