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Another Music Podcast Episode 312 – Octo Gato

Chuck Livid chats with the dudes from Octo Gato about growing up in South Florida, music, surviving cancer, staring in porn and much more. This episode was recorded in front of a live audience at Laser Wolf. We enjoyed some delicious barrel-aged DKLM from Founders Brewery. Special thanks to all the wonderful people at Laser […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Death & the Reverend – S/T

FULL ALBUM: Death & the Reverend by Death & the Reverend Self-described as “Hymns and Evensongs for lost and lonely souls” Death & the Reverend have a blending of styles which makes them a challenge to classify. In a world saturated by similarity of music, Death & the Reverend provides fresh imagery of dry, dusty […]

Ep. 305 Christian Coffins of Sacred Owls

Another Music Podcast Episode #305 – Sacred Owls Chuck Livid sits in with singer/songwriter Christian Coffins of Orlando’s Sacred Owls. We chat about his late ’90s Miami pop punk band The Roonies, horror films’ influence on his music, the U.S. government’s role in subversive acts against its citizens, the band’s Owl Mobile, his screen print […]

COLUMN: Rocket To Greenwich – My Time With Furious George

  There we were frantically rushing equipment from a yellow taxi, through the front door of the venue and onto the side of the stage of Brooklyn’s legendary The Grand Victory. When we first entered the place we were greeted by Sean, the venue’s bookie and general manager who directed us to the backstage/green-room area […]

5 NEW RECORDS THAT YOU NEED TO JUMP ON NOW

Every other week I write micro blurb reviews of amazing new music and records. Below is the latest batch of music that you need to check out. Ghoul – Dungeon Bastards As blasphemous as this is going to sound, just bear with me — everything Gwar stands for, Ghoul has been doing far better for […]

Is Biscayne Block Boyz Miami’s Magnum Opus?

Miami’s public transportation has always been a fucked up affair. Back in the late ‘90s I saw a UFO while waiting to catch a bus from Sweetwater to Downtown Miami I know I wasn’t crazy because this Jehovah Witness bitch saw it too. Up until now that had been the weirdest shit I’d seen when […]

The Best Cassettes of 2015

What a year for the cassette tape, right? Cassettes sold four times as much in 2015 than the year before, at least 100 new cassette-only labels opened up shop this year, and the blatantly obvious marketing ploy and ridiculously-named Cassette Store Day celebrated its third year. It doesn’t get much trendier. But aside from the […]

Boilerman Tour Diary: June 2015

Boilerman are a three-piece band out of Chicago that have been picking up some steam in the punk underground for a handful of years. Their latest EP, a self-titled 10″ out of 86’d Records, is blast of energetic, grungy hardcore peppered with just right amount of pop-punk sensibility. The music surges forth with power and […]

#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 […]

8 JRPG soundtracks you should check out

As much as any other aspect of game play, music is an inextricable part of the Japanese Role Playing Game (JRPG) experience. In a genre where friends become enemies and stalwart companions run the risk of being unceremoniously murdered, a JRPG’s soundtrack is an important constant that helps maintain cohesion within the bounds of even […]