Book Review: ‘BLACKOUT’ Is The Miami Crime Novel We Have Been Waiting For

With BLACKOUT, the new novel in Alex Segura’s acclaimed Pete Fernandez Mystery series, new evidence in a cold case that’s haunted Pete throughout his life drags him back to his hometown of Miami. But as Pete and his partner Kathy Bentley delve deeper into the unsolved murder, they become entangled in Miami’s obsession with a charismatic and dangerous cult leader […]

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SHOW REVIEW: Queens of the Stone Age (May 1st 2018 Bayfront Amphitheater)

“And They Say Miami isn’t a rock and roll town.”  Queens of the Stone Age front man / stage banter specialist Josh Homme mused to the 3,000 alt rockers, metalheads and punks gathered at Bayfront Amphitheater.  “You’re not just (beat box techno beat) – you’re a rock and roll town and don’t you forget it!” Homme’s message of acceptance followed […]

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Remembering Miami Independent Film Director Joel Sotolongo

Fellow Miami creative and friend of tuffgnarl.com Joel Sotolongo has lost his battle with cancer. Joel directed two films Work of Art and That Was Piddie Korn. He was actively working on a third film titled Rolling 20s before his death. Sotolongo was known a staunch advocate for independent guerrilla film-making in Miami and was a wealth of knowledge in the field. He served […]

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Another Music Podcast Episode 310 – The GAZMS

This past Friday I chatted with the boys from The GAZMS in front of a live “studio” audience at Ft. Lauderdale’s Laser Wolf. We talked potato chips, Miami’s Fulltime Motherfucker / Sandratz’s “rock off” feud and talked shit about everyone’s favorite avant-garde noise asshole – Rat Bastard. They played a few songs (my apologies in advance for the horrible mix […]

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Three Things To Do In the Tri-County This Weekend! 07-29-17

Friday July 28th – The Gazms Q&A @ Laser Wolf (Broward) I’ll be hosting a Q&A/live in-studio performance with Miami punks The Gazms at Ft. Lauderdale’s favorite drinking hole – Laser Wolf. Shameless self-promotion you say? Maybe. But go find a better event this Friday! I double dare ya’! https://www.facebook.com/events/1480038935350615 Saturday July 29th – Cavity A.D. @ Respectable’s (Palm Beach) […]

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Another Music Podcast Episode 308 – Joe Koontz (MC1 / AAA)

Recorded in front of a live audience at Laser Wolf on May 19th, 2017. Joe Koontz talks about playing in his one man band – MC1, Against All Authority‘s legacy and opens up about living with Marfan syndrome. Koontz performs three songs including a couple from his latest self-released LP “The MC1.” Stream/Buy MC1’s new record – The MC1 below. The MC1 […]

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MOVIE NIGHT INSTANT SCREENING: Nevermind Citizen Kane… Here’s SWAMP APE!

It’s a real shame that Hollywood dismisses independent filmmakers because they’re not rich, elitist or “pretty” as them with their shitty facelifts and sag-away boob jobs. Any filmmaker worth a shit will tell you that it takes plenty of grit, know how and passion to tell a good story on zero budget utilizing art’s most expensive canvas. The film Swamp […]

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SHOW PREVIEW: Shonen Knife at Churchill’s Pub 05-05-17

Shonen Knife was formed by Naoko Yamano and Atsuko Yamano in Osaka, Japan in 1981 and since then has continued to write some of the catchiest songs ever put to wax. Most in the United States were first introduced to Shonen Knife from their shows opening for Nirvana in 1993 and the band’s multiple national television appearances in support of their album “Let’s Knife” […]

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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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