Mike Cryer

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  • 3 years ago | Local Wire

    Few things are as American as old-timey string bands. Maybe Huckleberry Finn and baseball, but it's a difficult task to pick one. Two local string bands, South Mountain Witness and North Brother Island, will pick and bow at Jobot this weekend. The...

  • 3 years ago | Local Wire

    Simple but explosive juxtapositions are at the root of North's compositions — emotionally driven metal that asks its audience to surrender. Not to surrender in any kind of spiritual way, but to literally surrender to the band's aggressive vo...

  • 3 years ago | Local Wire

    As the song titles "Tuff Enough" and "Wrap It Up" suggest, you know what you're going to get from a Thunderbirds show: straight-ahead, bluesy rock 'n' roll. Having emerged from the Texas blues scene over 30 years go, the T-birds are a throwback to...

  • 11 years ago | Music News

    Arguably one of the most vital and prolific live music venues in Arizona is closing for good. On Saturday, April 3, Long Wong's on Mill Avenue showcases twelve of the notable local bands that have gotten it attention over the years, including sign...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    If any other genre birthed a compilation featuring 34 different bands, the project would likely be sold as a boxed set. Yet the Valley enthusiasts who run AZPunk.com have succeeded in packing that number of acts from around the state onto a single...

  • 12 years ago | Music News

    Pop songs, more often than not, employ a narrative. The lyrics tell a story: a tale of broken hearts, a paranoid ditty, an adolescent anecdote. Choruses and solos fill the gaps and tidy the proceedings by song's end. Yet Glendale's quirky Rum Teno...

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