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2005 Stories by Chelsea Ide

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  • Pelican

    published August 4, 2005

    Pelican is the Mars Volta for metalheads. It's transcendent, complex and experimental. Unlike the Mars Volta, however, Pelican's music flows so... More >>

  • Quiet, Please

    published August 4, 2005

    WED 8/10As an artist who's been kicking around the Phoenix art scene for more than 20 years, Stephen Michael Barnes has had his fill of... More >>

  • Red Rocks

    published August 4, 2005

    TUE 8/9Sammy Hagar's career spans 30 years, including 10 years with Van Halen. "The Red Rocker's" biggest solo hit, "I Can't Drive 55,"... More >>

  • Head Automatica

    published July 28, 2005

    Head Automatica is the brainchild of Daryl Palumbo -- you probably know him as "that guy from Glassjaw." He may have started out screaming for a... More >>

  • Darkest Hour

    published July 21, 2005

    Darkest Hour's new disc, Undoing Ruin, could easily beat up its first album, Hidden Hands of a Sadist Nation, where the band was... More >>

  • Short Story

    published July 21, 2005

    Before punk bands had their own summer festivals, punk bands were just that: a group of punks who had to load their own equipment, drive their own... More >>

  • Alkaline Trio

    published July 14, 2005

    Alkaline Trio has had a revolving door for band members since its inception in 1997. Yet somehow the three-piece emo band sounds consistent. With... More >>

  • Autumn's End, Sixstitch

    published July 7, 2005

    Two of the most promising bands in the local metal scene are performing together this weekend. Autumn's End keeps it dark and heavy, and pretty... More >>

  • The Lawrence Arms

    published July 7, 2005

    The Lawrence Arms are three Midwestern guys who know how to party. These Chicago punk rockers keep with the old-school style of short songs played... More >>

  • Punk Is Dead

    published July 7, 2005

    Do you ever wish Andrew W.K. would just die? Well, thanks to the creators of Punk Rock Holocaust, which screens Friday, July 8, at... More >>

  • Space Cases

    published July 7, 2005

    SAT 7/9Get your geek on with the members of the United Federation of Phoenix, the nation's second-oldest continuous Star Trek fan club,... More >>

  • Kidding Around

    published June 30, 2005

    Pouyan Afkary is oblivious to how successful he is. He's a 19-year-old kid who graduated from Highland High School in Gilbert two years ago and... More >>

  • Bane

    published June 30, 2005

    Bane frontman Aaron Bedard can wear a purple sweater with an appliqué teddy bear onstage and the tattooed folks in the crowd won't say a... More >>

  • Rising Conviction

    published June 30, 2005

    With its new disc Salazar Brothers, local band Rising Conviction takes a step toward being in Ozzfest someday. The band has been creating a... More >>

  • Lamb of God

    published June 30, 2005

    Lamb of God exudes metal -- long hair, a gregarious nature, and insane solos -- and puts on a superb live show, as this two-hour flick shows in... More >>

  • Champion

    published June 23, 2005

    The essential hardcore sound makes us think of living in New Jersey -- kind of like the shirt that says, "New Jersey: Only the strong survive."... More >>

  • Bible Beats

    published June 23, 2005

    6/23-6/26The Bible rocks, dude. (Surely all that thumping has got to create a wicked beat . . .) And if you're watching a performance... More >>

  • The Epoxies, and The Aquabats

    published June 9, 2005

    Ever wish New Wave had survived in the mainstream? As long as you were in it for the synth and not the Day-Glo, The Epoxies may give you what you... More >>

  • Bullet Train to Vegas

    published June 9, 2005

    Attention, (guys in) Tight Pants Brigade! Behold Bullet Train to Vegas -- your new leader. The Los Angeles-based band's We Put Scissors Where... More >>

  • As I Lay Dying

    published June 9, 2005

    As I Lay Dying was the first hardcore band signed to Metal Blade Records. And with Shadows Are Security, its sophomore effort, the quintet... More >>

  • Terror, and Comeback Kid

    published June 2, 2005

    There are always some old-school characters at local hardcore punk shows (think Northside Kings) telling the youngsters how it was back in the... More >>

  • Embrace Today at Phoenix Fest

    published June 2, 2005

    The lineup for Phoenix Fest is damn good, but there is something you must know. This is not the show to kick back at the bar with a beer. You will... More >>

  • Punk Rock Karaoke

    published May 26, 2005

    Have you ever dreamed of being on stage singing with your favorite band? Sure you have. Pretty much everybody dances in their underwear, crooning... More >>

  • Death By Stereo

    published May 26, 2005

    Death By Stereo is the punk rock band that metalheads dig, because it has an edge -- aggressive guitar riffs, and hard and fast drumming that's... More >>

  • Boys Night Out

    published May 19, 2005

    It's safe to call Ferret Music a metal and hardcore label. After all, the owner is the lead singer of NORA; the big band on the label is Every... More >>

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