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    September 26, 2014

    Why Cassette Store Day Exists

    In spring of last year, Stephen Rose shot an email to Jen Long and Matt Flag about an idea he had. Each of the three headed independent labels that release cassette tapes: Rose had SEXBEAT, Long ran Kissability and had a hand in Transgressive Records alongside Rose, and Flag oversaw Suplex Cassettes ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    7 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend

    Don't be fooled by the naysayers. Those who say Phoenix doesn't have live music options in the summer are either lying or basing their statements off of the dark days before engineers mastered central air conditioning. There's enough music going on this weekend to keep Bomont barn-dancing for years. ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014

    25 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix in August

    We're officially hip deep into the time of year that's officially know as the dog days of summer, which -- if you're not familiar with the term -- refers to the most sweltering period of the season. But while the weather might be keeping your ass glued to the couch, it's not stopping chart-topping ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013

    Small Leaks Sink Ships Fights Big Problems To Play Again

    Benjamin Franklin warned that small leaks can sink great ships, meaning you should sweat the small stuff. But for the progressive math-rock quintet that borrowed Franklin's aphorism, it's mostly been one big leak after another. Two nearly fatal car accidents -- one involving a motorcycle, the other ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Do not cross Miranda Lambert. You can go see her perform on Thursday at Desert Sky Pavilion, and you can listen to her music, you can probably even say you're a big fan, and you can go buy a T-shirt. But crossing her does not seem to be a good idea, if the subject matter of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013
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    February 6, 2013

    Mars Volta Fight: Who'd Win -- Bosnian Rainbows or Anywhere?

    Have you had you're eyes glued to the psychedelic prog-rock message boards? If not, maybe you missed the news that The Mars Volta broke up, due in large part to lead guitarist Omar Rodriguez-Lopez's focus on his other band, Bosnian Rainbows. But you probably didn't miss the news, because The Mars Vo ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    The Five Most Disgusting Onstage Moments

    It's been a strange week for "gross" pop star news. Let's start with the good one: Phoenix made it into the national spotlight when Justin Bieber vomited on stage and laughed it off with an Anchorman quote. And while the Biebs may have partied a little too hard with milk, people are still freaki ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Refused is Not F*cking Dead

    The seminal politically-charged Swedish hardcore band, Seminal politically-charged Swedish hardcore band, Refused, made music well ahead of its time. No debate - these guys were the real deal. "We wanted something more than what was on offer and we gave it our best shot. It didn't pan out, we went ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    Ceremony: One of Punk's Most Unpredictable Outfits on Rising, Raging and Changing

    By Reyan Ali Finding a young, lesser-known band in the pages of Rolling Stone is not a noteworthy event. However, seeing a review of Ceremony's new record, Zoo, in the magazine recently still constitutes one of those I-can-believe-it's-happening-but-I-still-can't-believe-it moments because Ceremony ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012
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    May 15, 2012

    Coachella 2013 Presale: Change Is A-Comin'

    Last year's ticket sales for Coachella were a complete clusterfuck. This year the good people of Goldenvoice are enstating some interesting changes, both for the better and for the worse, depending on your individual situation.Plenty of ticket buyers may face new dilemmas. Some of the general change ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012
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    April 18, 2012

    Ten Songs to Help Cope With Coachellaitis

    Coachella was a lot of fun. I crossed a bunch of bands off my bucket list that I never thought I'd be able to see live--Refused, Pulp, Justice, At The Drive-In, 2pac...okay, 2pac wasn't actually on my bucket list, but it was cool to kind of see him. A major downside to the festival is you're prett ... More >>

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    April 16, 2012

    Coachella: 5 Signs You're An Aging Hipster

    See also: Coachella: Radiohead's Weekend 1 Set Has No Alarms and No Surprises See also: The Best of Coachella Sunday, April 15, 2012 By Lilledeshan Bose Aging hipsters--the very same people Coachella targeted when it began holding the music fest in Indio--are usually easy to spot on the Empire Pol ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Squeeze's Chris Difford on England, John Cale, and the Paul McCartney-Produced Record That Never Came to Be

    Coachella is a weird beast: In addition to hotly tipped acts like Avicci and Justice, big name standard bearers like Radiohead and The Black Keys, and holy-hell-they're-reuniting bands like Refused and At the Drive In, there's always a few bands that have just kept soldiering on, whose break-ups and ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Tugboat's Phillip Hanna Talks About the Band's Breakup, Final Shows, and What Happens Next

    ​Phillip Hanna is recently single and on the prowl. After spending six years with Tempe indie outfit Tugboat, the keyboardist and his longtime collaborative partner, Wayne Jones, have decided to go their separate ways. Musically, that is. The duo and their band will play three final show ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Feist: Coming to Phoenix and Dropping Video for "The Bad in Each Other"

    ​You know, if Coachella didn't sell out in record time, I'd argue that a lot of Phoenicians wouldn't really need to head out to Indio to catch some big-time shows. M.Ward and fIREHOSE? Coming to Phoenix. Florence and the Machine? Coming to Phoenix. At the Drive In, Refused, Godspeed You Blac ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Packrat at The Rogue Bar, 1/10/12

    Packrat The Rogue Bar January 10, 2012 In the build-up to last night's show at The Rogue Bar in Scottsdale, Phoenix rockers Packrat bragged that they had assembled some of the noisiest local groups in town. Three hours later, the ringing in my ears (despite using ear protection) gave some creden ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Jacki Orr, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Jacki Orr The multi-media artist, humorist, performer and publisher of the ladies' indie adult naughty mag PoolBoy Magazine hosts First Friday Night Live Friday, December 2 at The Firehouse at 11 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door or $5 online here. $7 tix at the door or $5 online here. When ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    The Devil Wears Prada at The Marquee Theatre, 11/21/11

    The Devil Wears Prada Marquee Theatre Monday, November 21, 2011 I found myself at The Devil Wears Prada show in large part due to my kid brother. He's been high on openers Enter Shikari for a couple of years now and asked me to accompany him to the show. While I admittedly have never been big on ha ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    The Word Alive Sign to Fearless

    All of the emo/scene blogs have been ablaze with last week's news that Phoenix hardcore act The Word Alive have signed to Fearless Records, the California based indie label that has released such divers bands as At the Drive-In, the Aquabats, Sugar Cult and most recently Phoenix phenomenon The Maine ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008

    You Asked For It: Comfort For Change

    Comfort For Change Stories that didn’t hit the page… (Self-released) By Martin Cizmar It’s not often a local band without a record deal delivers a product as polished as Comfort For C ... More >>

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    October 1, 2008

    Mars Volta Bolts Dodge Before You Can Say "Amputechture"

    MarsVolta02.jpg By Martin Cizmar So I don’t normally write about shows I don’t see, but I’ve been hearing enough complaints about tonight’s Mars Volta show that I had to t ... More >>

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    June 27, 2008

    Future Shock: Sarah Brightman, Ice Cube, The Mars Volta, and more

    Here are a handful of shows that were just announced this week.