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2008 Stories by Abel Folgar

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  • Local Motion

    published December 18, 2008

    Coffee House Gypsies is a pop-rock-tinged acoustic folksy coffeehouse band. Boasting a live set with covers to cover the ages, they also craft... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published September 18, 2008

    Eric Stinnett Chocolate Soul (SMG Music Group) More >>

  • Roach Motel

    published September 4, 2008

    If you know your Florida punk rock, you'll know the mighty Roach Motel, the Sunshine State's highly un-PC answer to Minor Threat. This CD... More >>

  • The Electric Bunnies

    published July 10, 2008

    The Electric Bunnies' music makes me feel like I'm beating off to pornography while my wife sleeps in the same room. Good thing I ain't married... More >>

  • The Tim Version

    published June 12, 2008

    Tampa Bay's the Tim Version comes with a pretty good punk rock pedigree, seeing as how these Panhandle ne'er-do-wells have managed to take... More >>

  • Indie Unplugged Miami

    published May 29, 2008

    Indie Unplugged Miami was a nifty little show that went down at the Wallflower Gallery last July and was recorded for posterity. As far... More >>

  • Local Motion

    published May 22, 2008

    This "Vic Kingsley" seems to be a Mr. Vic Garcia, backed by Messrs. Luke Moellman, Jon Draper, and Ethan Carlson at various capacities, organic... More >>

  • Down Home Southernaires

    published May 15, 2008

    Down Home Southernaires were at one point known as Pygmy, and as Pygmy, they were great. As the DHS, they are even better. Imagine some... More >>

  • The Waterford Landing

    published May 1, 2008

    The Waterford Landing's 2004 self-titled full-length album was a refreshing burst of real music in what felt like a sweltering sea of local... More >>

  • Junc Ops

    published April 17, 2008

    Miami's Junc Ops combines some of the better elements of South Florida music into a savvy and futuristic amalgamation that whets the appetite... More >>

  • Boy Prostitute

    published March 20, 2008

    One of the trends in punk rock that I happen to enjoy very much is how influences shape a 30-plus-year-old genre. C'mon, there's only so much... More >>

  • Kreamy 'Lectric Santa

    published February 28, 2008

    If you've never owned a vinyl album, I feel very sorry for you. Plainly put, you've never actually enjoyed music in your life — you just... More >>

  • Elastic Bond

    published February 21, 2008

    On their follow-up to 2006's Madrugada, Miami's Elastic Bond shows all the right stuff, with maturity, solid arrangement, and know-how... More >>

  • Bang Camaro

    published February 7, 2008

    As part of Miami's only all-male art collective, Boyz of Bazel, I usually have to answer some pretty bullshit questions concerning sexuality... More >>

  • Jose El Rey

    published February 7, 2008

    What do, El Cerro Market no. 7, Máxim en Español, botánicas,... More >>

  • Kenny Garrett

    published January 31, 2008

    Here are Kenny Garrett's credentials: At the gentle age of 18, he was part of Duke Ellington's Orchestra (then led by son Mercer Ellington); at... More >>

  • Eat Your Heart Out

    published January 31, 2008

    There's nothing I could possibly say about Miami's the Eat that is not going to come across like some dribbly fanboy slosh. But I'll say it now... More >>

  • Dionne Warwick

    published January 24, 2008

    Wow, regardless of how you want to look at it, Dionne Warwick has been a musical powerhouse since she was discovered by Burt Bacharach doing... More >>

  • Social Klash

    published January 17, 2008

    Well, we're at a point now where indie rock comes in many guises and with a lot of unexpected musical influences. Nothing wrong with a little... More >>

  • The Electric Bunnies

    published January 10, 2008

    Remember when you'd buy a really good seven-inch record and you played the shit out of it for a couple of months before you began to wonder if... More >>

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