The Martini Shot: A Novella and Stories

Crime writer, turned TV/movie producer George Pelecanos travels a path he knows all too well in this latest collection of stories and that should be quite fine with readers. With nearly 20 novels to his name, the short story format (and one novella) is a new one for Pelecanos, but his writing is just as effective with the shorter restrictions he’s given here. Continue reading

Authority Zero, Reel Big Fish, Less Than Jake / House of Blues / Cleveland Ohio – January 23rd, 2015

Authority Zero, Reel Big Fish, and Less Than Jake made for a tremendous night. The House of Blues was more packed than we had ever seen it with their barely any place to move when one wanted to walk through the crowd. The sheer amount of energy that was present through Authority Zero’s set was substantial given their opening space on the card. The band was able to create a style of music that linked together acts like Pennywise, Strung Out, and Face to Face. The show only chilled out for a few brief moments as Reel Big Fish was doing their set up on stage. RBF’s performance was not full of props or other junk cluttering the stage – Reel Big Fish had a little more than their instruments, microphones and monitors, and a cloth backdrop with a band logo. The banter back between the various members of Reel Big Fish take things light and lively as front man Aaron was able to get the crowd immediately whipped up into a frenzy. Continue reading

Kanro Pure Gummy Candy

The number of different candies that are available from Japan, with a great deal of new products rolled out every season. Kanro’s Pure Gummy candies are new to NeuFutur; the product comes in a variety of flavors (Peach, Grape, and Lemon); the sour powder that is present in the middle of Pure Gummy Candy allows for a more dense set of flavors to be present with each subsequent bite. The candy does well in approaching the intricacies of a fresh piece of the fruit. The softer and more-rounded peach flavor continually refreshes itself, while the grape variant is balanced in the sweet and sour elements that are present when one eats grapes off the vine. Continue reading