If Miniature Tigers was ever to have an official "day" in Phoenix, it would be today. The band is playing two shows, one at Crescent Ballroom as part of the Modern Art Records Tour celebrating the release of Mia Pharaoh, and a free in-store performance at Stinkweeds at 5 p.m. There's also a rather l ... More >>
In this week's issue (on stands tomorrow and online later today) I spoke to Miniature Tigers frontman Charlie Brand about the new album, Mia Pharaoh. Call 'em a "Brooklyn band" if you must, but they're showing Phoenix plenty of love: There's that downtown mural, and they're performing twice tomorrow ... More >>
Name: Freddy Krems
AKA: DJ Circle
Current club nights: I do Toxic Mondays at Zuma, Airia at Wild Horse Pass on Thursdays with D-JR, Fridays at Dirty Pretty all by myself, and then Cream on Saturdays. I'm also in a rotation on Sundays at Martini Ranch for Retox Sundays.
Genres spun: Pretty much ... More >>
If you pick up a copy of the brand new New Times (or, I guess, just click this link) you'll come across my latest Sonic Truth column, a followup to the "Downtown is Ovah" column I penned predicting that the demise of Modified Arts will lead to a shift of live music and local bands to Tempe. Hopef ... More >>
Courtesy of Micah ElliottMicah Elliot, AZPunk.com co-founder and drummer for local punk band Gun Fuck, during his childhood.We learned about Michael Jackson's untimely passing yesterday afternoon in likely the same fashion that y'all reading this did: Twitter. In fact, as news of the King of Pop's d ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraThe scene at last summer's Star Swim.
Last summer, one of the coolest (and indeed, hottest) places to be seen was at the Hotel San Carlos for the weekly Star Swim party. An absolute throng of hundreds of hepcats and kittens crowded the tiny pool area at the vintage auberge in down ... More >>
"Clarity is an album that I have repeatedly gone back to over the years. It is still fresh and that shows as so many of today's bands are heavily influenced and inspired by this album. Because of that, it's finally getting it's due credit!
16-year-old kids will continue to re-discover this album ... More >>
This monkey doesn't dance anymore.Happenstance totally rules.
I was lucky enough to run into Chris Donathon last night when I was out covering The Edge 103.9's Third Thursday concert in Scottsdale. The 23-year-old vocalist for the now-defunct electro power-pop band The Medic Droid was attending the ... More >>
Hector Bagnod (left) and Chris Donathon, no longer The Medic Droid.
It'll break the hearts of countless teenaged emo and scene kids to hear this, but The Medic Droid is no more.
The local electro power-pop band announced the break up Tuesday afternoon through a pair of blog postings on their MySp ... More >>