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2005 Stories by Chelsea Ide

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  • 12 Bands for 10 Bucks

    published May 19, 2005

    All our favorite local bands play weekend shows. Unfortunately, the shows aren't often at the same place. Traipsing from Tempe to Phoenix and back... More >>

  • Pumpkins Tribute and Zippo Hot Tour

    published May 19, 2005

    While you may not hear an obvious Smashing Pumpkins influence when listening to Stiletto Formal, the Phoenix indie-core band says it... More >>

  • The Groovie Ghoulies

    published May 12, 2005

    If you dig B-movies, bands that care more about their fans than money (as long as those fans are purchasing beer), and fast music, you need to be... More >>

  • Life in Pictures

    published April 21, 2005

    Life in Pictures has been making the trek from Prescott into Phoenix to play metal for a few years now. But beyond making a name in the local... More >>

  • Ember Coast

    published April 14, 2005

    It's nice to finally hear a local band living up to its hype. With Up, Ember Coast has proven it has what it takes to play with the... More >>

  • Where Eagles Dare Benefit Show

    published April 14, 2005

    Have you ever complained about the lack of unity in the Phoenix music community? Well, it's time to put your money where your mouth is. The guys... More >>

  • Metal Devastation Fest 2005

    published April 7, 2005

    Go ahead and schedule some time with a chiropractor, because after Metal Devastation Fest's intense headbanging session, your neck will be... More >>

  • Killswitch Engage

    published March 31, 2005

    Killswitch Engage's music pulls no punches. It's fast, heavy and doesn't let up. Yet somehow this Massachusetts band was tapped to headline the... More >>

  • Road Rage Tour

    published March 24, 2005

    Roadrunner Records is celebrating its 25th anniversary by sending some of its favorite baby bands all over the country. In previous years, the... More >>

  • Comeback Kid

    published March 17, 2005

    Wow. A year ago, if you had told me that I would regard Canada's Comeback Kid highly, and utter "best album I've heard in at least a year" about... More >>

  • Fast Track

    published March 10, 2005

    Ben Harris used to stare out the window of his Indiana high school, watching cattle graze outside and daydreaming about performing music onstage.... More >>

  • Bullet Train to Moscow CD Release Party

    published March 3, 2005

    Bullet Train to Moscow is back with a spankin' new self-titled disc, and fans will surely be pleased to have it in their hands. Bullet Train... More >>

  • Rapid Fire

    published February 24, 2005

    Remember in the early '90s flick Airheads, when Brendan Fraser and Steve Buscemi are standing at the door of a recently acquired radio... More >>

  • Hot Water Music

    published February 17, 2005

    Radio-friendly, catchy tunes do not have to be generic, and Hot Water Music understands that. The four guys in this Florida band created a house... More >>

  • The Blood Brothers

    published February 10, 2005

    It seems like everything written about the Blood Brothers includes the phrase "disaffected youth." The general context is that the band's songs... More >>

  • Rise Against, and Tsunami Bomb

    published February 3, 2005

    Rise Against is finally headlining a tour. No longer needing the big boys there to hold its hand, the Chicago punk-rock outfit is stepping out of... More >>

  • Bury Your Dead, and Walls of Jericho

    published February 3, 2005

    Listening to Bury Your Dead with the volume cranked to 11 leaves the sensation of getting punched in the face. Now that's hardcore. The... More >>

  • Fear Before the March of Flames

    published February 3, 2005

    Don't hold the six-word band name against Fear Before the March of Flames. The Denver band is neither indie rock nor attempting to cash in on a... More >>

  • High Notes

    published February 3, 2005

    Phoenix may be known for bands of the Jimmy Eat World persuasion, but for each of those, there is a Vehemence. It's true -- the Arizona... More >>

  • Giving It Up

    published January 27, 2005

    Kyle Howard will make himself throw up for the Stiletto Formal. Dedication of that extent is rarely called for, but sure enough, on the third... More >>

  • The Letter Kills

    published January 20, 2005

    There's something about an emo band that talks shit about emo -- the genre dedicated to self-deprecation -- that seems overly appropriate. The... More >>

  • Of free lunches and insider shows

    published January 13, 2005

    Tempe's "Burrito Brothers" (Chelsea Ide, December 16) in Bluewall Audience will soon be... More >>

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