The Most Epic Party The Galaxy Will Ever See
(Photo credit: Ricardo Reyes)
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 9 of The Legend of Zelda and may or may not involve wresting the Triforce of…
TUFF GNARL CHURCHILL’S SATURDAY: Promotional Highlights of the Week
I’m not going to lie. I’m exhausted. We here at TuffGnarl.com 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 promoting for September 20th’s “An Evening of…
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 could ever eat your soul.
Appearing out of your most…
Shows, Tunes, and Grub: The Rebirth of Churchill’s Pub’s Kitchen
Los stays busy between the stage and the kitchen. | Photo taken from Los Treces’ Facebook page.
A year and a half ago, Tuff Gnarl began to bring opinions, reviews and honest points of views to the masses. Now, as we approach the dawn of our first event which will be held at Churchill’s Pub this Saturday, we look at another expansion and birth–or should I say rebirthof a cornerstone that was…
Renowned S. Florida Hip-hopper Bleubird on deck Saturday at Churchill’s Pub
Florida hip hop artist, wordsmith and auteur Bleubirdhas been at the rap game for a hot damn minute at this juncture—if by “a hot damn minute” you mean “well over a decade”—and he’s still dropping brilliant material, as is evident by one of his most recent enterprises: a joint project with fellow local rhyme factories Jabrjaw and Protoman, who work collectively under the…
South Florida’s Premier Punk Rock DJ – DJ Skidmark!
Responsible, handsome – what is DJ Skidmark’s secret life like?
There’s a pretty good chance that Mark Noonan, aka 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 andDavid Lynch, Skidmark is better known to the denizens of South Florida’s underground as the premier…
COMIC REVIEW: The Death of Wolverine #1 & #2 [Spoiler Heavy]
The Death of Wolverine #1
September 2, 2014
The Death of Wolverine #1 (Image: Marvel Comics)
It’s been said that the only Marvel character to ever stay dead is Spider-Man/Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben. With Marvel’s newest four-part event, The Death of Wolverine, that list will supposedly get one name longer.
Now this might come as a surprise for some because Wolverine was…
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,…
Television Preview: The Walking Dead Season Five [Heavy S4 Spoilers]
I really hate it when good things come to an end, especially good entertainment. When Battlestar Galactica (2004) ended, I was depressed for weeks. When The Killing and even the Mass Effect Trilogy ended I cried and I’m already readying myself for a bout of minor depression when Uncharted 4 concludes and that hasn’t even been released yet. The reason is simple (no, I’m not emotionally unstable):…
The Shape of Indie Wrestling to Come: A Preview of Ronin Pro Wrestling
Edward Malken performs a belly-to-back suplex. | Photo: Speedy Productions
Back in July, I had the privilege of having full access to the men and ladies of Florida Super Championship Wrestling(FSCW) for a weekend. FSCW, which solely performs at Florida Supercon-ran events, was starting a new promotion in South Florida in which wrestlers and a few surprise guests were being brought together with…
COMIC REVIEW: Chronicles of Hate, Book #1
The servant, Worm (top left), is one of a faceless many who exist solely to feed Tyrant and his subordinate cronies–many of whom are no safer from his wrath than those who wind up as food on his table. | Image courtesy of Adrian Smith/Top Cow Productions.
Chronicles of Hate Book 1
Top Cow Productions/Image Comics
September 24, 2014
British artist/Creator Adrian Smith, who cut his…
Logan’s Last Days: The Death of Wolverine
Just released in a surprising move by Marvel Comics is The Death of Wolverine #1. Wolverine, a character known to many by his appearances in numerous cartoons, several summer blockbuster films and countless comic book appearances will finally succumb to death’s touch.
(Photo credit: screenrant.com)
This may leave you with a few questions, such as why would Marvel Comics go and eliminate a…
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 of poesy within our souls to appreciate beauty.
I won’t even conduct a “spell check”…
Ali Spagnola is Superwoman
Our friend, Ali Spagnola, has saved the day once again. Our lives were becoming boring and, in the nick of time, Ali took a few moments from her insane schedule to make certain that none of us ever take a step without having access to a party. The singer and multi-instrumentalist is bringing her Power Hour to your phone.
(Photo Credit: Ali Spagnola)
Talking to Ali about her resume can be…
FICTION: Gamerz, B!
This is actually a “newer” story that I wrote just two years ago but didn’t put out visibly.
She tipped over the wine-glass, watched the contents drizzle out. This would not, she decided, be her privately acted-out “someone is filming my indie-movie life” moment. She would not be playing the corpse-to-be; the listless death-romantic. She could play that game later.
So, instead, she went out.