2 years ago | Concerts
Seldom does a band come around that exemplifies the true essence of lamentation like Pennsylvania's dreary pop-rock quartet Nothing. Beyond sheer talent and vision, Nothing has overcome a truly jagged past, the sort that many melodramatic try-hard...
2 years ago | Local Wire
The new year means new beginnings, fresh ideas, and more chances to give birth to new projects. In such a populous area, we are privy to a tremendous amount of ambition and diversity when it comes to the local music scene. The area's creative clas...
3 years ago | Show Preview
Around the back of Tempe's Cartel Coffee Lab, just after 8 one night, the members of Chandler's Draa sit in a perfectly lined formation along the farthest perimeter of the alley, looking like they just got shot down by their prom dates. That would...
4 years ago | Punk & Hardcore
The heinous death rattle of the June sunset had arrested the city as I descended into Mitchell Park in downtown Tempe with vocalist Alec LoCruzio and guitarist Alex Rempel of the nascent hardcore quartet Humiliation. We are not-so-comfortably seat...
4 years ago | Interviews
Over the course of Phoenix's rich musical history there are certain bands that have cemented themselves as ambassadors for their craft. Gog is a band comfortably in this category. The creative entity of Mike Bjella, Gog is a presence in music that...
4 years ago | Lists
Though independent cassette releases have been a fixture in the underground for decades, the format has been steadily on the rise to mainstream prominence in recent years. As we arrive at the halfway mark of 2014 we decided to recap some of the be...