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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South Florida’s Premier Punk Rock DJ – DJ Skidmark!

There’s a pretty good chance that Mark Noonan — also known as DJ Skidmark — has a responsible and upwardly mobile daytime persona/career. With a patented coif of perfect hair that has been alternatively the source of jealousy for Conan O’Brien and David Lynch, DJ Skidmark is better known to the denizens of South Florida’s underground as the premier punk […]

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Introducing Orlando’s Sacred Owls!

Punk rockers. Political assassins. Paranoid freaks. CharlieMotherfuckingBronson obsessed. All true. All lies. All run-on sentences, dangling participles and gerunds. Orlando’s Sacred Owls hide their fears of big governance within erratic garage punk numbers that will take you back to that summer of ’93 when things were good and tinged with a little bit of hardcore. This coming Saturday, September 20th […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Warby Parker Presents Song Reader – 20 Songs by Beck

It has been a very trying week. ISIS barbarians took from us a man whom the Boston Globe called “an exemplar of bravery” in James Foley; Ferguson, Missouri is calling a night in which no citizens or police officers were injured a “good” night; entire African villages are being quarantined by armed soldiers due to the Ebola virus; and, oh, […]

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Beloved Hip-Hop Icon Blowfly Kicks Off International Tour Tonight at Churchill’s Pub

I really hate sounding pedantic, well, that’s not actually true… I revel in the fact that I’m a pompous ass but sometimes, even I have to accept the fact that it is better to take the backseat and let others have a moment. To say that Clarence “Blowfly” Reid is a South Florida icon/institution is putting it lightly and quite […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: RM Brown – “The Low End Conspiracy Theory”

Relocation to Austin, Texas has not tempered the tropical surrealism of  former Miami resident Ryan Brown. On this EP, The Low End Conspiracy Theory, Brown explores the jangle pop dance-ability of lo-fi garage rock. It is not an innocuous attempt either, because though seemingly simple at first, these six tracks have that underlying layer that makes them infectious enough to […]

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Audio Junkie’s 3rd Annual Independence Bash This Weekend!

  To understand the Alvarez brothers and their insatiable thirst for all things rock and roll, one must first understand the indelible mark that Rafael “The Goat” Trujillo left on the nation of the Dominican Republic and what intangible dreams fellow countryman and recognized international playboy Porfirio Rubirosa inspired in the aftermath of this hemisphere’s most successful dictatorship. While their […]

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