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 Miami Underground Film Festival (also […]

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Interview: Author Alex Segura Talks About His Noir Hero, Pete Fernandez and His Latest Novel ‘Dangerous Ends’

  When we last spoke to Alex Segura here at TuffGnarl.com he was embarking on giving readers and crime fiction fans their second dose of the Miami set noir adventures of reporter Pete Fernandez. Almost a year later Segura is bringing us a third new novel, Dangerous Ends, set in the magic city. The book hits shelves this week. As both […]

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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 be three bands reuniting for […]

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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 town for the annual Churchill’s […]

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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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#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 of the Alchemist coffee house […]

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#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 Earl (Gravetree, McFisty, Cabrini Green), […]

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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 downturn in new bands coming […]

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