Jason P. Woodbury
Destruction Unit Is Arizona's Loudest, Most Uncompromising Band, and the Rest of the World Is Taking Notice15 days ago | Longform
"Did you park on the street?" Destruction Unit guitarist Jes "J.S." Aurelius has a frantic look as he makes his way through the small clusters of punks gathered at Apartment 512 Gallery. High walls block the venue from Van Buren Street, keeping in...
2 months ago | Best of Phoenix
It's just about dark. The sun is fading behind the thick brush along the Arizona Canal west of 40th Street in the East Phoenix neighborhood of Arcadia. Shouts from soccer players at a nearby park carry, but as the sun sinks deeper, they're drowned...
2 months ago | Concerts
Most studio musicians pine for the kind of streak that bassist Stephen Bruner is on. In 2014, Bruner — best known by his alias “Thundercat” — contributed to Flying Lotus’ avant-garde electronic album You're Dead!; in 2015, he’s an essential p...
4 months ago | Country and Western Music
Here's the thing: With its swaggering rock riffs and loose, danceable sway, Nikki Lane's "Right Time," which opens the South Carolinian's second full-length album, All or Nothin', should be a country radio smash. Why not? If Sam Hunt can channel s...
4 months ago | Local Wire
Robin Wilson of the Gin Blossoms takes a look around the live room at Uranus Recording and sighs. There are a few guitars still hanging on the walls, some scattered furniture, gold and platinum records in a corner, and framed pictures of Lynda Car...
5 months ago | Concerts
Songwriter Dan Stuart has been at it for more than three decades, but his upcoming album, Marlowe's Revenge, shows he's still in full possession of his verve, ranking among his finest albums with Green on Red, the band he founded in the ...