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2006 Stories by Casey Lynch

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  • Hardcore Eulogy

    published April 20, 2006

    The Phoenix hardcore scene just can't seem to get a break. Between bad press about feisty hardcore gangs and more venues refusing to book bands... More >>

  • Tub Ring

    published April 20, 2006

    So, Tub Ring is playing the PHiX. "Who the hell is Tub Ring," you ask? Only Chicago's premier experimental rawk practitioners, a band that... More >>

  • Sweat Equity

    published March 9, 2006

    Hundreds of miles from home, Lance Linderman's having his hair straightened while a buxom makeup girl dusts his nose with powder. Linderman, the... More >>

  • Mega Makeover

    published February 23, 2006

    When Kurt Cobain growled "Here we are now" in the early '90s, he unwittingly sounded the death knell for the classic speed-metal thrash scene.... More >>

  • xrayok

    published February 16, 2006

    Be careful where you listen to the new self-released xrayok EP Like Life -- you're likely to find your pulse quicken and your body move... More >>

  • Gong Bangers

    published February 16, 2006

    Famous Sam’s new Sumo Wrestling and Gong Karaoke affair makes Saturday nights all right for fighting again. After all, what better way... More >>

  • Fivespeed

    published February 9, 2006

    Can you say "mainstream"? Seasoned Phoenix-based rock outfit Fivespeed has officially grown up with Morning Over Midnight, an album packed... More >>

  • New Blood

    published February 2, 2006

    Oh, the bittersweet memories -- hooking up with that nose-ring girl at the Bash on Ash, getting your teeth kicked in at the Nile, seeing some of... More >>

  • Zero Tolerance

    published January 26, 2006

    Ch-ch-ch-changes! Always in favor of mixing things up, the local punk/dub genre-blenders of Authority Zero are all about switching gears... More >>

  • Skybox

    published January 26, 2006

    Music cognoscenti everywhere will probably agree that 2005 was the year of "New American Weird." From Sufjan Stevens to Iron & Wine, nu-Americana,... More >>

  • Hero Worship

    published January 19, 2006

    Try to explain the depraved ethos behind films like Eli Roth's new grindhouse pic Hostel to anyone other than a fan of the horror genre,... More >>

  • Fayuca

    published January 12, 2006

    In a scene awash with hardcore kiddies and cooler-than-you indie acts, the local reggae-punk hybrid renegades in Fayuca stand out like potheads at... More >>

  • Batter the Drag

    published January 12, 2006

    Most bands falsely advertise -- they describe their sound ad nauseam as different and unclassifiable, but a good listen usually outs them as... More >>

  • Asleep in the Sea

    published January 12, 2006

    Local indie-artsters Asleep in the Sea's new untitled six-song EP would make a succulent cake -- mouth-wateringly catchy choruses ("Butterflies"),... More >>

  • The Blasters

    published January 12, 2006

    Rocking for 25 years and still going strong, The Blasters began trailblazing in the surf-inspired, rootsy rockabilly genre long before the... More >>

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