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  • Face to Face at Nile Theater, 7/1/11

    published Jul 02, 2011

    ​ Face to Face Nile TheaterFriday, July 1 The '90s were a good time for punk rock. Fat Wreck Chords, Epitaph, Lookout, and Nitro were powerhouses of the upbeat catchy punk that dominated Warped Tou... More >>

  • Underground Cities Tour Kick Off at The Sail Inn, 6-29-11
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    Underground Cities Tour Kick Off at The Sail Inn, 6-29-11

    published Jun 30, 2011

    ​ Underground Cities The Sail Inn Wednesday, June 29 No amount of preparation or wishful thinking guarantees a successful tour, but certain measures will improve a band's odds. That old adage abou... More >>

  • Club Candids: Dream Fridays at Myst

    published Jun 29, 2011

    ​Fridays in Old Town Scottsdale are defined by crowded bars full of beautiful people, loud music, and long lines outside of clubs. Myst was no exception -- all three levels of the club were packed... More >>

  • Whisperlights Surfaces CD Release Party at The Duce, 6-28-11

    published Jun 29, 2011

    ​The Whisperlights The Duce Tuesday, June 28, 2011 The Whisperlights are now two-for-two for hosting fun and exciting CD release parties. Almost a year ago to the date, the band released their de... More >>

  • Brit Player

    published June 30, 2011

    Back in the ’90s, it seemed like the entire population of Britain wanted to be a drum ‘n’ bass DJ. Practically everyone and their... More >>

  • The Whisperlights @ The Duce

    published June 23, 2011

    It's almost hard to characterize The Whisperlights as a local band, with members of the eight-piece group living in Phoenix and on both coasts.... More >>

  • Club Candids at Amsterdam

    published Jun 21, 2011

    ​ Washington and Central may be the heart of downtown Phoenix nightlife, but there's plenty of action further north on Central. Amsterdam is always busy on Friday nights, as gay, lesbian, and straig... More >>

  • Whisperlights' "Ulna Habenaha," Explained by the Band

    published Jun 20, 2011

    ​The Whisperlights have released plenty of catchy songs between their debut EP, Wake up Dead, and their upcoming full-length album, Surfaces. The new album explores new sounds with violinist/singer ... More >>

  • Rush at US Airways Center 6/16/11
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    Rush at US Airways Center 6/16/11

    published Jun 17, 2011

    ​ Rush US Airways Center Thursday, June 16 It's always exciting when a band pays tribute to their most successful album by playing it from beginning to end. It was no surprise that US Airways Cent... More >>

  • Club Candids: Faux Show Summer Pre Party at Brick
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    Club Candids: Faux Show Summer Pre Party at Brick

    published Jun 15, 2011

    Soulwax's Steve Slingeneyer, better known for his One Man Party moniker, headlined an evening full of electronica during Faux Show's Summer Pre Party at Brick. Steve wasn't the only one partying, ... More >>

  • Matt and Kim at Marquee Theatre 6/14/11
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    Matt and Kim at Marquee Theatre 6/14/11

    published Jun 15, 2011

    ​ Matt and Kim Marquee Theatre Tuesday, June 14, 2011I've been told time and time again that I need to see Matt and Kim live. I almost made it happen last year, but their Clubhouse Music... More >>

  • Offensive Maneuvers

    published June 16, 2011

    While it’s hard to get any more punk rock than singing about body fluids, bestiality, and killing parents, Dayglo Abortions is one of the few... More >>

  • Cake and Calexico at Mesa Amphitheatre, 6/10/11
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    Cake and Calexico at Mesa Amphitheatre, 6/10/11

    published Jun 11, 2011

    ​ Cake and Calexico Mesa Amphitheatre Friday, June 10, 2011 Calexico and Cake on the same ticket...seems a little unexpected, right? The bands have more in common than meets the eye. Both bands u... More >>

  • Club Candids: Toxic Mondays at Zuma

    published Jun 08, 2011

    ​ As far as nightlife is concerned, Mondays are among the slowest nights of the week. Sure, most clubs won't have a line and the bartenders are a bit more attentive, but it can be a little boring t... More >>

  • You Don’t Know Jacko

    published June 9, 2011

    Death can be a great career move for a musician. Case in point: The absolutely deification of Michael Jackson in the two years since his untimely... More >>

  • Whisperlights Announce Surfaces CD Release Party at The Duce

    published Jun 06, 2011

    ​ It's been quite a year for local indie band The Whisperlights. Their debut EP, Wake up Dead , has been out for about a year now. "Death" was ranked number one on Michael Lopez's Top Ten Best You A... More >>

  • 10 Summer Songs

    published Jun 01, 2011

    ​It's now June, and the heat is on. Between the backyard barbeques and triple-degree temperatures, summer is here to stay.Pop music is littered with songs about summer, including "Summer Lovin'" "Su... More >>

  • Big Bang

    published June 2, 2011

    Punk rock is largely considered to be a big city phenomenon, born out of such urban wastelands as New York, Los Angeles, and Detroit. So when a... More >>

  • Old 97's @ Martini Ranch

    published June 2, 2011

    Old 97's should have hit it big in the late '90s, when fellow alt-country bands like Whiskeytown were riding the No Depression wave to success.... More >>

  • Underground Cities on Songwriting, River Jones, and First Friday

    published May 31, 2011

    ​Instrumental music is usually associated with background music. It's what you listen to when you need help relaxing, studying, working, meditating, or what have you. Chandler's Underground Cities ... More >>

  • Trance Fever

    published May 26, 2011

    The DJ duo of Paavo Siljamäki and Tony McGuinness has had quite a career. Over the past decade, the British trance specialists -- better... More >>

  • Joan of Arc at Rhythm Room Last Night
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    Joan of Arc at Rhythm Room Last Night

    published May 18, 2011

    ​ Joan of Arc Rhythm Room Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Joan of Arc has constantly been evolving over the past 16 years. Exploring the wilderness between math rock, emo, and experimental indie, each alb... More >>

  • Of Montreal at Marquee Theatre Last Night

    published May 16, 2011

    ​of Montreal Marquee Theatre May 15, 2011 There's a certain outrageousness associated with of Montreal. Frontman Kevin Barnes performs in skirts and makeup in the middle of a vaudevillian spectacul... More >>

  • Club Candids at Dirty Pretty
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    Club Candids at Dirty Pretty

    published May 11, 2011

    ​ With a name like Dirty Pretty, you'd expect lots of gorgeous gals, and if you're lucky, ladies that want to get down and dirty. I'm not sure about the dirty half of the equation, but the pretty we... More >>

  • Saturday at McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2011
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    Saturday at McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2011

    published May 01, 2011

    ​ McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Day Two The Compound Grill Saturday, April 30, 2011 The idea of a music festival in a parking lot is a little disconcerting. Sure, Warped Tour can pull it off,... More >>

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