The news of Mark Erickson's suicide in September hit the Phoenix music community
hard. Erickson was a familiar face on stage, performing in local groups including
ROAR, Gospel Claws, and Sweetbleeders.
But it was Colorstore, the band he fronted for nearly a decade, that most reflects Erickson's com ... More >>
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"I wanted something with a lot of textures and songs [that] could take you somewhere new," says Abe Gil of Treasure MammaL in this week's issue.
But reading Gil is one thing. Seeing and hear ... More >>
Saturday, March 17, 10:00 a.m.
Today is our "off day," with only one show booked. But it's a big one, at Barbarella near Sixth Street, Austin's main drag. Treasure MammaL was put on the bill by Josh Lambert of The Octopus Project, so the pressure's on.
Luckily, the show isn't until 5:00 p.m., giv ... More >>
Friday, March 16, 9:00 a.m.
I wake up to the above photo.
This tour feels more than three days old.
Outside, the morning is overcast but refreshing. While my bandmates sleep, I do push-ups and yoga in the backyard; Treasure MammaL teaches you not to give a fuck in public. I reflect on the poor ... More >>
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Editor's note: Tye Rabens, a contributor to both our sister blogs Chow Bella and Jackalope Ranch, is on tour with Phoenix agit-pop collective Treasure MammaL, heading to Austin for SXSW. He'll be periodically checking in with us from the road.
Fuck. This is a ... More >>
Earlier this week we wrote about the recent death of local musician/designer/artist Richie "Ressless Legz" Gimbel, who helped put on the weekly Sunday night Hang the DJ dance party at the Rogue Bar in Scottsdale.Gimbel's galpal Megan Low recently told New Times that she and the other folks behind ... More >>
www.reverbnation.com/blackbottomlightersBlack Bottom LightersThis weekend, you can have your local funk and experimental art rock, too. Not only are Black Carl and Gospel Claws playing a free show at hip hot spot The Duce on Friday, but there's another killer music show of local acts lined u ... More >>
Apart from a markedly talented five band bill, the first night of the last Modifest brought Modified Arts owner Kimber Lanning to the event's forefront. After Treasure Mammal completed an invigorating set, Lanning stepped toward the stage and addressed the crowd. "Music is my number one passion," ... More >>
Frances Michelle LopezAlthough the Vivian Girls and Wavves don't come from the same coasts, their melodic surf pop music and close ties to Brooklyn-based label Woodsist/ Fuck-it Tapes can easily clump them together. For Those Darlins however, it's their nitty-gritty southern fried swing that make ... More >>
By Benjamin Leatherman
Treasure Mammal's Abe Gil in action.
If we had to put together our top 10 favorite local bands to see live, Treasure Mammal would undoubtedly be somewhere on said list. It's because Abelardo Gil III, the hyperactive dynamo behind the one-man spazz-tronica outfit, always put ... More >>