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2010 Stories by Martin Cizmar

Archives: 2010 | 2009
  • Locals Only: The Best Albums and EPs From Valley Bands in 2010

    published December 30, 2010

    Naming Phoenix's best records is always a tough task. As far as year-end lists go, it's exponentially more difficult than naming the best... More >>

  • Green Day

    published August 26, 2010

    Listening to Green Day's major label debut, Dookie, in 1994, who could have imagined that they'd be a video game in 2010? Not me,... More >>

  • Bachmann Overdrive

    published July 22, 2010

    Jim Bachmann, a country-styled man about town whose a fixture at Tempe's Yucca Tap Room. Bachmann once did a Sun Session cover of Alan Jackson's... More >>

  • Skank You Very Much

    published July 1, 2010

    Like a lot of people, I really, really need to be in the mood to listen to third wave ska. And by "in the mood" I mean I need to be in high school... More >>

  • Tractor Pull Divas

    published June 3, 2010

    The Tractor Pull Divas are our own version of a plucked-from-obscurity success story. Though, in this case, obscurity is defined as Chandler and... More >>

  • Brian Wilson: Sure, Pet Sounds Is Great, But Have You Heard Beach Boys Party!?

    published May 27, 2010

    Brian Wilson is not a great interview. Actually, the best quote I can pull from 10 painful minutes of taped conversation between me and my... More >>

  • Patrick Watson to Play Happy Hour Show at Rhythm Room Friday

    published May 20, 2010

    Sweeps week is just around the corner which means you'll soon be left without Grey's Anatomy's indie rock picks for a few months. Feast... More >>

  • Radio Daze

    published April 22, 2010

    As the debate about bringing indie rock to Phoenix's NPR station, KJZZ, continues to bubble, you'll see some mentions of internet-only Radio... More >>

  • Headquarters Celebrates 4/20 with Concert

    published April 15, 2010

    What local bands do you book for a 4/20 festival? Headquarters has tapped Fred Green, The Plainfield Butchers, Masters of the Universe and SAF... More >>

  • The Suite Life

    published April 8, 2010

    Remember the good ol' days, when area indie rock festivals were "Presented by Such-and-Such" or "The Such-and-Such Company's... More >>

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