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INTERVIEW: Five Questions with Armageddon Man

You know how in ’80s movies there was always a bad boy that the female protagonist always had the hots for (think EVERY Charlie Sheen role from that decade) and the parental figure would always say something along the lines of “Not with that boy you’re not!” or “You’re going to give your father a heart attack!” […]

Kill Your Idol hosts benefit for baby Zéa Joli Lane this Thursday

My friend and longtime South Florida music scenester Chris Graham and his family are going through an unimaginable emotionally and financially draining ordeal as their eight-month-old daughter, Zéa Joli Lane, fights through an aggressive stage IV Neuroblastoma cancer that has attacked her spine and has spread to her neck, brain, kidney, liver, lungs, bone marrow […]

Music Review: Moon Pigeon: Self-titled EP

Space travel or aviation phenomena aside, Miami’s Moon Pigeon eschews the nomenclature’s ready-made cryptic allusion for a well-versed and thoroughly studied ’90s sound. There’s a lot proving here that hindsight is 20/20. For the members of the quartet, all veterans of South Florida’s music scene, this is a project that could only have evolved if […]

# 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 […]

Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Forty-Three

Some years go by okay, some don’t. This one’s three-quarters of the way in and it’s already been too much to take. Young people shouldn’t die young regardless of the circumstances. This past week we lost artist Edward Crowell II to a motorcycle accident and friend Orlando Sanchez to a heart attack, according to […]

The Most Epic Party The Galaxy Will Ever See

Tacos. The process to become a Tuff Gnarl staffer is not an easy task. It is not a matter of simply asking and receiving, applying and being accepted. We undertake a quest that I am not of liberty to discuss to any degree of specificity but it may or may not bear striking similarity to Level […]

TUFF GNARL CHURCHILL’S SATURDAY: Promotional Highlights of the Week

I’m not going to lie. I’m exhausted. We here at have been at full promotional blitz mode for the last few weeks doing interviews, brainstorming ideas for our first anniversary event and driving like madmen getting flyers and posters up at various places throughout the Tri-County South Florida region. Behold: my top picks from our efforts […]

Meet Carla X: The Cutest Little Monster That Could Ever Eat Your Soul

Making an appearance at our website’s first anniversary show this weekend is Carla X. She’s bringing friends and they’ll be around all night entertaining and dancing to the music provided by our live bands and resident Churchill’s DJ. Carla X is a performance artist, a go-go dancer, model, dreamer and self-proclaimed cutest little monster that […]

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 […]

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. […]

Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Forty-Two

The world is one glistening kaleidoscope of numbness. Oh well. Maybe tomorrow we’ll wake up and find out that the elephants have left us and not in some cute/clever way like the dolphins did in those Douglas Adams’ books. No, they’ll be gone because we never had the fortitude, the depth of scrotum, the spirit […]

Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Forty-One

It’s funny how last week’s post, post number 40 didn’t bring on any thoughts on that age that I will be crashing into very soon. I’m thinking about it now at 41 because it feels more real. I hope that makes sense to you. As much sense as the gliding beauty and firmness of a […]

Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Forty

I’m really enjoying my Sunday mornings. As in, I slept in and according to a forensic analysis of my wallet, I apparently consumed 13 dollars’ worth of Burger King between 12:08 and 12:20 a.m. It’s beginning to look like the consumption of a St. Pauli Girl two-four throughout the day was potentially a bad idea. […]

Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Thirty-Seven

Yes, finally. The World Cup is over and I can finally get back to following all the individual leagues without having to worry about the inequality of all Brazilians and how they’ve pumped so much money into looking good for TV and the Olympics haven’t even occurred yet. Can’t wait for the vitriol that will […]

Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Thirty-Six

If you think last week’s post came from the distant past, this one is even older. Don’t ask me how. It just is. I don’t even know how the Cup’s turned out as I write this on the eve of the Brazil/Colombia match. I might be too involved with myself to even bring it around […]