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Authority Zero

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    November 2, 2013

    Blunt Club's Halloween - Yucca Tap Room - 10/31/2013

    "Halloween is like drama club... on crack." That was Dumper Foo, the Blunt Club's resident live artist. Foo, a local celeb in his own right, came in sporting a Bob Ross afro, a paint pallet at the ready for his homage to the happy tree afficianado, Bob Floss. The Blunt Club's other organizer, host M ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    D.I. - Club Red, Tempe - 7/2/2013

    D.I.Club Red, TempeJuly 2, 2013 Anyone who might argue that punk is dead should consider last night's D.I. show at Club Red as proof to the contrary. What was originally billed as an eight-band lineup became a bit of a debacle when a last-minute change--the rumor around the venue was that the Plain ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    The Maine at Zia Records: "We're Really Just Talking With Whoever Shows Up"

    We talked to John O'Callaghan of The Maine Monday afternoon about their upcoming tour, the way moving to analog recording changed their sound on Forever Halloween, and what their goals are after a brief stint with Warner Bros. But before they kick their tour off with a free performance at Tempe Mark ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Authority Zero: "Phoenix Is Just A Melting Pot of Different Styles of Music"

    For Authority Zero, 2013 has already been packed: They've accommodated new band members, new record producers, a lengthy international tour, and a brand new album, to top it off. The Mesa natives have spent a great deal of their time making all those pieces fall into place, but they've never lost fo ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    June is here (basically.) All across the Valley, people are glancing nervously at the sun, aware that at some point in the next month rising temperatures are going to force them into a kind of ersatz air-conditioning hibernation until sometime just after Christmas. Or maybe that's just me. But hey: ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    June is here (basically.) All across the Valley, people are glancing nervously at the sun, aware that at some point in the next month rising temperatures are going to force them into a kind of ersatz air-conditioning hibernation until sometime just after Christmas. Or maybe that's just me. But hey: ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013
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    May 14, 2013

    Local Wire: Cover the Crescent, Alice Bag, and More Valley Music

    [The Valley is a big place, and it puts out more interesting music than we could ever hope to cover. Every week or so, Mike Bogumill will use this space to cover a little more of it. - Ed.] The goal of this column is to document, explore, and create awareness for interesting things happening in loc ... 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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    April 18, 2013

    The Faint to Bring Dance-y Sing-Alongs to That Damn Show

    The roster of touring acts of That Damn Show gives the festival the appearance of something that happened a decade ago. I remember being stoked to see acts like Bad Religion, Face to Face, and Fenix Tx for the first time in the early Aughts -- and, in some cases, at Mesa Amphitheatre. Wasn't Bad Rel ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Authority Zero is Stronger With The Tipping Point

    Mesa's reggae/punk outfit Authority Zero has come a long way over the course of its nearly two-decade-long career. The band quickly moved up from intimate (often free) local shows to playing Warped Tour, and eventually, touring the world. Authority Zero is now a household name in the local scene, an ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Weird is the New Cool and Fayuca Open New Year with Tour, Share Video from the Road

    High-energy hip-hoppers Weird is the New Cool and Latin-reggae-punk rockers Fayuca wasted no time in hitting the road to begin their 2013 campaign. Mere days after the new year dawned, the two local acts launched their Spark the Flame Tour on Thursday, January 3, and paid a little visit to our Nor ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    October 16, 2012

    Authority Zero- Working on Eighth Album and Headed to Mesa in November

    Mesa reggae/punk outfitAuthority Zero has come a long way in the past decade. 2002 marked the release of the band's first full-length album, A Passage in Time, and the start of a relentless tour schedule. The band went from playing free, intimate shows at Zia Records to a few years at Warped Tour an ... More >>

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    May 18, 2012

    Carrie Benton, What Are You Listening To?

    Carrie Benton Benton is an improviser with The Torch Theatre and invites you to the Skewed News Hour, Friday nights at 7 p.m. at The Torch Theatre. She also performs with Chaos Comedy at Dearing Acting Studio at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday's. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012
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    March 13, 2012

    Happy St. Patricks Day: 10 Must See Shows

    See also: St. Patrick's Day Guide 2012 In a cultural and religious sense, St. Patrick's Day is a day of feast and celebration of Irish culture. Of course, for most of us it's simply a great chance to party. St. Paddy's falls on a Saturday this year, which means the green beer will flow in even m ... More >>

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    February 16, 2012

    Happy Birthday Arizona: 100 Songs that Define Arizona, Pt. 3

    Draplin Design Co.​Editor's Note: An abridged version of this article appears in this week's issue, featuring 100 Songs that Defined Arizona. In celebration of Arizona's centennial, we've rounded up sound clips for (almost) everything featured in our list, and will be rolling them out over the ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    Celtic Punk Band Bollox (Featuring Members of Authority Zero and Sister Cities) Re-Release Debut Album

    Just in case Flogging Molly's annual St. Paddy's Day stop in Tempe doesn't make it abundantly clear to you, the Phoenix metro area loves Irish stuff, and it loves its Celtic punk. In 2009, Authority Zero frontman Jason Devore (who headlines the New Times Soundcheck festival this weekend) formed The ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    Phoenix New Times Soundcheck 2012

    Jason Devore of Authority Zero is going to be a busy dude for the next couple months. Not only is Authority Zero on tour with the Voodoo Glow Skulls, but the band is prepping the release of a new live album, Less Rhythm More Booze. The band is playing a special release gig at The Roxy Lounge on Mo ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    My103.9 Now On the Air

    When the news broke that X103.9 would be

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    December 30, 2011

    North Dakota, Meat Puppets, Gin Blossoms, Minibosses, Jerry Riopelle, and More This Weekend

    See also: Phoenix New Times New Year's Eve Guide Ring in the New Year With These Local Shows (Minibosses, Meat Puppets, Futurekind, Gin Blossoms, Sugar Thieves We owe a lot to The Meat Puppets around here (you know, our name and all), so we're always happy when the Kirkwood boys are back in town. ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 9, 2011

    Reggae Punk Rock Outfit Fayuca Signs With Phoenix-Based Fervor Records

    ​Phoenix-based Fervor Records is already home to local "futurepop" group Super Stereo and NYC's Tarik NuClothes, as well as the owners of a massive vintage music record catalog that provides music for some of today's best television shows. Earlier this week the company announced the addition ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Authority Zero Over the Weekend

    Maria Vassett​As we reported a few weeks ago, Authority Zero is getting ready to head across the pond for a tour of Japan. "Japan has come about from a combination of two things: one, the four records we have released over there since 2001, and two, the promoters we work with who bring us. Shun ( ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011

    Authority Zero Is Turning Japanese

    ​I really think so. It's been a busy year for Mesa's leading reggae/punk export, Authority Zero. The band is in the midst of a national tour that includes a date at Marquee Theatre on November 5, which will be a hometown sendoff of sorts before the band heads to Japan at the end of the month ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011
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    June 2, 2011

    Authority Zero Tackles the Economic Crisis in New Video for "Big Bad World"

    Authority Zero​Veteran Mesa punk band Authority Zero recently released a new video for the track "Big Bad World" from their 2010 album, Stories of Survival. The reggae-tinged song and accompanying video were inspired by the ongoing economic crisis. In a recent blog post on Buzznet.com, lead vocali ... More >>

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    February 4, 2011

    Authority Zero - Movement

    ​Song: Authority Zero, "Movement"Context: Authority Zero plays Club Red tomorrow night for New Times Soundcheck -- a festival which features a bunch of local bands. Authority Zero - Movement by renanvec

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    February 3, 2011
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    February 3, 2011

    Dawn Jameson, Calexico, Interpol, Soundcheck and More In This Week's Issue

    ​In this week's big feature, Nicki Escudero looks at the burgeoning career of North Scottsdale crooner Dawn Jameson -- examining whether she's just another no-talent slutwave star along the lines of Ke$ha or if she's got talent to match her looks. Whether you agree she's got the goods or not (you ... More >>

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    January 5, 2011

    Authority Zero, Digital Summer Headline New Times Soundcheck in February at Club Red

    Authority Zero ​The year 2010 was a fairly big one for local acts. Just read music editor Martin Cizmar's lengthy piece from last week's issue, in which he details 10 great albums by some of the best bands in the Valley. Two groups who also had a banner year were Mesa's Authority Zero an ... More >>

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    December 30, 2010
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    December 23, 2010
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    December 23, 2010

    Eastside Records, Girl Talk, Kinch, and More in This Week's Issue

    Benjamin LeathermanEastside Records, a local shop that will unfortunately soon become a memory.​The rumors are true: local record store Eastside Records will be closing up shop at the end of the year. Although they haven't been hosting wild shows since the mid-90s, they've still got an impressive ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Jimmy Eat World, Rx Bandits, Ed Kowalczyk, and Other New Year's Eve Concert Options

    Rx Bandits are scheduled to perform on Friday, December 31, at Scottsdale's Ultimate Block Party.​Without being too hyperbolic, New Year's Eve is a major night when it comes to revelry. Besides the endless amounts of nightclub events and parties that will take place in an around the PHX, some big ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Incoming: Daedelus, Shooter Jennings, Macy Gray, Authority Zero, Rooney

    One of these is the lead singer of Rooney. Guess who?​More just announced shows? You betcha -- that's what happens when we take a week off. Since the last installment was a rather hefty one, this time around things are a bit slimmer. There's still a few gems in the mix, however, including Californ ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Nothing Not New: Podcast #8

    ​Music editor Martin Cizmar and I are back with another podcast, in which we discuss the overratedness of The Gaslight Anthem, the bleak Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse collaboration, my failed attempt at concert promoting, the return of Crowded House, and a bunch of other stuff that you didn't even rea ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    What's Selling: Zia Records Chandler

    Eminem, Recovery​This week we decided to report on a record store in the deep south. While typically our charts go to the indie shops rooted in CenPho and Tempe, we thought it important to note that people in Chandler buy records too. This week the folks that shop at Zia Records in Chandler are s ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    April 8, 2010
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    May 28, 2009
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    March 26, 2009

    Authority Zero to Perform at Marquee Before Hitting the Road With Pennywise, Pepper

    Authority Zero will hit the road with punk-rockers Pennywise and Pepper for a Jagermeister tour kicking off in May. Before the band joins their friends on tour, the AZ punk-rock act will perform at Tempe's Marquee Theatre Friday, April 3 for a headlining show. The show will start at 8 p.m. and tic ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009

    Reviving the Rebellion

    Alt-rock fivesome reunites for one night only

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    March 12, 2009

    Never Mind the Sex Pistols

    Here come The Bollox

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    February 5, 2009

    You Asked For It: 80*D

    I've been pretty hard on Mesa bands in general and Mesa punk bands in particular here in our weekly You Asked For It local CD review column. It's not that I have anything against Mesa (I live there) or punk bands (I was a big fan of them in my younger years) it's just that most of the ones I've hear ... More >>

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    November 5, 2007

    Future Shock: Stevie Wonder, Seether, Authority Zero, and more

    Just like the prodigal son, Future Shock has returned to give y’all the hook up on the latest “just announced” concerts coming to Valley venues over the next few months. And speaking of comebacks, the biggest news this week was that one of the biggest names in music, Stevie Wonder, will be hol ... More >>

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    February 27, 2007

    Anti-Authoritarian

    don't buy this I happily admitted in a previous column that I was a fan of Authority Zero frontman Jason Devore's solo album, Conviction. But I also made it clear that I don't appreciate or understand AZ's music; I find it generic, formulaic, and oftentimes a bad blend of genres. So I just got my ... More >>

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    December 19, 2006

    '06 Pandemic Poll - the average listener installment

    Since this Pandemic Poll thing is meant to be democratic, we even let your ordinary average music fan throw in their two cents about what transpired in 2006. This submission is from a guy named Joe Soares, and I have to say, he's pretty goddamn correct about what's overrated in this town. Here it is ... More >>

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