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    October 1, 2014

    Anberlin Calls it Quits on its Own Terms

    Should someone undertake a study of musical groups and the manner in which most dissolve, it is unlikely that many end amicably. Typically, internal friction, ego, death, or addiction causes band breakups. Anberlin has decided to take a different path despite differences making the band's existence ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    The Making of the Phoenix Metal Scene: A Peek at the Men and Women Behind the Curtain

    There's a lot to love within our fiery little corner of the rock and metal industry. We've thelped breed some pretty legendary bands, like Sacred Reich, Flotsam and Jetsam, Job for a Cowboy, and Alice Cooper, to name a few. We have dozens of brutally talented underground bands, from melodic death ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014

    13 Favorite Musician Interviews of 2013

    For music journalists, there's nothing better than when an artist or performer gives good quote. While musicians can be pretty hit or miss when it comes to interviews, when one gets garrulous and decides to dish or diss, there never seems to be enough tape or memory space available for their pearls ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013
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    February 25, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Phoenix

    It's only the end of February, but I'm convinced I've already heard one of the best albums of 2013. Destruction Unit's new LP, the six-song mind eraser Void, debuts locally on Monday, February 25, when the band takes the stage at the Yucca Tap Room. The band's been getting some high profile recognit ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013
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    February 19, 2013

    Anberlin: Frontman Stephen Christian Discusses Art and Faith

    Florida rockers Anberlin have been together for just over a decade, and what a ride it's been. After starting out small with Tooth & Nail Records and experiencing great success with Blueprints for the Black Market and Never Take Friendship Personal, they soon were playing on the Warped Tour and foun ... More >>

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    January 20, 2013

    Iamwe, Crescent Ballroom, 1/19/13

    Iamwe @ Crescent Ballroom| 1/19/13We're going to need another venue. Iamwe is a rare exception in indie music. Last night, the local rockers packed Crescent Ballroom to release their album, Run Wild. After touring the East Coast with Anberlin, the boys returned to their hometown to play their fi ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    The Top 10 Phoenix Albums of 2012

    Ladies and gentleman, here are our 10 picks for our favorite Phoenix albums of 2012. Enjoy! See also: -13 Phoenix Bands You Need to Hear in 2013 -Jason P. Woodbury's 10 Best Things I Heard in 2012 -Top 10 Reissues and Compilations of 2012 -Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Phoenix -That Was 2012 Wr ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    IAMWE Soldiers on With a Newly Completed Album and Upcoming Tour With Anberlin

    It's easy to write. Learning to edit, however, takes time. It's a lesson IAMWE is intimately familiar with. When we last talked to the local indie rockers in depth, they fully anticipated pushing out a record in December of 2011. Today, nearly a year later, they release Run Wild, or the record form ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Jon Foreman of Switchfoot Talks Vice Verses, Death and the Bro-Am

    Andy BarronSwitchfoot​Switchfoot is back, and its making a splash. The band's new album, Vice Verses, recently debuted at number eight on the Billboard charts, and it's definitely worth a listen even if you abandoned your Switchfoot fandom years ago. Lead singer Jon Foreman spoke to Up On The ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    What's Selling: Zia Records Chandler

    ​Music lovers at Zia Records Chandler demanded darkness this week.Stone Sour came out on top with their new album. Avenged Sevenfold and Disturbed's albums were also near the top of the list, signifying that locals are getting excited about this weekend's Rockstar Uproar Tour and Arizona Fall Fren ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Taking Back Sunday to Release New Album, Play Marquee in June

    June is a big month for AZ Taking Back Sunday fans. The New Jersey band will drop their highly-anticipated fourth album, New Again, Tuesday, June. 2. The CD is the follow-up to 2006's "Louder Now" and features new guitarist Matt Fazzi. The first single off the album,"Sink Into Me," is a TBS gem wit ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Just Announced: Lucero, St. Vincent, George Jones

    A lot of big indie shows -- but not big, big shows -- in last week's concert announcements. Lucero, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears are coming to Rythm Room in May, as are Margot & the Nuclear So and So's. St. Vincent plays Modified on Sunday, May 31, which is right about when it'll be starti ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    It Came From YouTube: Scary Videos from Calabrese, Ikonoklast, And Other Spooky Local Bands

    By Benjamin Leatherman The brothers Calabrese have a rather vampish video they wanna show you. After weeks upon weeks of seemingly endless hype, the wait is paractically over. The big day is almost here, and no longer will we have to endure scary tales of doom and gloom that are currently cloggin ... More >>

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    February 24, 2005
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    February 10, 2005

    Take Action Tour

    Hoping you don't die before you get old

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    February 12, 2004

    God Forbid

    Tooth & Nail Records celebrates 10 years of punk fire -- and quiet Christian devotion