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2010 Stories by Michael Escoto

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  • Trapt @ The Clubhouse

    published December 16, 2010

    You may not be familiar with the name, but chances are you're more familiar with the band Trapt than you realize, especially if you've been to... More >>

  • Atreyu @ Marquee Theatre

    published November 25, 2010

    Most of the audience that discovered the screamo-metalcore act Atreyu in 2003 (via MySpace, of course) has gone on to college, where their... More >>

  • Sharon Jones' Career Could Be a Classic Hollywood Story

    published September 23, 2010

    Over the years, Hollywood has produced a lot of great biopics of famous musicians. You know the titles: Ray, What's Love Got to Do... More >>

  • Autolux @ The Clubhouse

    published September 9, 2010

    Nowhere is the phrase "out of sight, out of mind" more applicable than the music business. This is why you could probably use a refresher... More >>

  • Autolux

    published September 9, 2010

    Nowhere is the phrase "out of sight, out of mind" more applicable than the music business. This is why you could probably use a refresher... More >>

  • Soulfly

    published August 26, 2010

    It's seems unlikely that Valley residents are unfamiliar with Soulfly. After all, the band is fronted by a longtime Phoenix resident, Max... More >>

  • Yonder Mountain String Band

    published August 19, 2010

    Lots of bands say their music transcends genres. Rarely does it. And contrary to what it says on the band's MySpace page, it doesn't really seem... More >>

  • MarchFourth Marching Band

    published June 3, 2010

    The Sail Inn seems an unlikely place to catch a marching band perform. You'd expect to find a marching band at a parade or somewhere they could,... More >>

  • Everybody Was in the French Resistance . . . Now!

    published May 20, 2010

    Concept albums can be tricky. Get it just right and you'll earn plenty of critical praise. Make it too complicated and your average listener may... More >>

  • Everybody Was in the French Resistance . . . Now!

    published May 20, 2010

    Concept albums can be tricky. Get it just right and you'll earn plenty of critical praise. Make it too complicated and your average listener may... More >>

  • Critics, Love, and The Avett Brothers

    published April 22, 2010

    At one point in their career, the North Carolina trio The Avett Brothers (brothers Scott and Seth Avett, along with Bob Crawford), were better... More >>

  • Japandroids

    published April 15, 2010

    A recent trend in the indie music world seems to be bands comprising simple two-person setups who try to make their music as distorted and... More >>

  • The PBR Spring Situation

    published April 15, 2010

    One of the major problems facing the organizers of Valley music festivals is the weather. Residents are used to the heat, but most bands that... More >>

  • Muse

    published April 8, 2010

    Only a few days before British prog-rockers Muse are scheduled to headline the second night of Coachella, they'll make a stop in Phoenix to play... More >>

  • The Hypo Twins

    published April 1, 2010

    On the band's MySpace page, The Hypo Twins eloquently describe their particular brand of rock as "disco party scum rock." If that gem of... More >>

  • The Hypo Twins

    published April 1, 2010

    On the band's MySpace page, The Hypo Twins eloquently describe their particular brand of rock as "disco party scum rock." If that gem of... More >>

  • Mike Herrera

    published March 18, 2010

    Mike Herrera made a name for himself as the frontman of the Bremerton, Washington, three-piece punk band MxPx. That band formed in 1993 when the... More >>

  • Pierced Arrows

    published March 18, 2010

    When most married couples enter their 60s, they think about retirement and all that comes with it. You know, buying a cozy little home in... More >>

  • Keb' Mo'

    published March 11, 2010

    When a guy like Martin Scorsese likes your music enough to release a best-of compilation of your music as part of his Martin Scorsese Presents... More >>

  • The Cro-Mags

    published March 4, 2010

    Long before the practice of combining hardcore punk and thrash metal became commonplace, there were The Cro-Mags. The New York hardcore band is... More >>

  • Come On Go With Us

    published January 28, 2010

    The other day, I was listening to Mississippi five-piece band Come On Go With Us, doing some research on the members of the group when it hit me.... More >>

  • Polysics

    published January 28, 2010

    The first things you notice about the Japanese new wave band Polysics are their glaring similarities to Devo — the most obvious of which are... More >>

  • Phoenix: From Nobodies to Superstars in One Year

    published January 28, 2010

    If I had to pick one band that might not have been particularly excited to ring in the new year, it would be French electro-rockers Phoenix. When... More >>

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