Interviews

Devalued Releases Cassette, Talks Jamiroquai, Sludge, and Holly Hunt

Devalued is one of the newer, younger, and hardest-playing musical acts performing in South Florida. You probably saw Nico Suave singing and playing guitar, Matt Stoyka beating the shit out of the drums, and Conor Barbato breaking his bass at the County Grind showcase at Green Room in July. 

Fun to watch, these 20-year-olds are all based out of Pembroke Pines and Davie. The three left behind their sludge beginnings to regularly blast out more than one intense d-beat show a night. As drummer Matt puts it, "It all went downhill from there, and we got really crappy and ignorant." They may be young, but their self-deprecating humor, honesty about being fans of Jamiroquai, and generally fantastic stage presence make them a group worth following. 

Their cassette-release party takes place next week at Fox's Sherron Inn in South Miami. We spoke to the Broward boys outside Churchill's Pub, and over the intense noise blaring from inside, we chatted about earplugs, Mariah Carey, and crying during sex. 

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Liz has her master’s degree in religion from Florida State University. She has since written for publications and outlets such as Miami New Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Ocean Drive, the Huffington Post, NBC Miami, Time Out Miami, Insomniac, the Daily Dot, and the Atlantic. Liz spent three years as New Times Broward-Palm Beach’s music editor, was the weekend news editor at Inverse, and is currently the managing editor at Tom Tom Magazine.
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