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Bob Hoag

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    April 24, 2014
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    December 5, 2013
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    December 2, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    It's nearly the end of 2013 and you still have to pay attention to Justin Timberlake. I don't think most people are so bothered by that, but just enough people are that I'd like to apologize to them personally. Don't worry: I know that when you were a 12- to 100-year-old *NSYNC hater back in 2000 t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2013

    Mergence Explains Why They Wrote "White Bark" In The Desert

    The atmospheric, bluesy local rockers in Mergence may already be known for keeping it weird with communes, nomads and robots with the release of their first album, Those Vibrant Young People Are Dead--but with their upcoming EP they are taking it to an entirely new level. It makes sense, since th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    March 1, 2012
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    April 20, 2011

    The Unlucky 8s: Leave It Be EP

    The Unlucky 8s - Leave It Be EP​Artist: The Unlucky 8sTitle: Leave It Be EPBasics: Well, looks like it's back to some more old guy garage rock for this week's YAFI. Thankfully, these rock bands with decidedly older members know a goddamn thing or two about recording good music, and The Unlucky 8s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Mergence Discusses New Album, Recording with Bob Hoag, and Local Shows

    ​ Mergence, a Tempe band that "merges" blues, indie, and rock, is gearing up for the release of their debut album Those Young Vibrant Young People are Dead. This album will be available at their CD release party February 4 at the Sail Inn. What Laura Says, Black Carl, Catfish Mustache, and The Dia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Indie Bowl 3: Day Drinking and Kegling

    Maria Vassett​It was the day-drinkin'-est Independents Bowl yet. By noon on Sunday, an hour before the 1 p.m. first roll, Let It Roll Bowl's bar was already filled with hipster bowlers knocking back $2.50 PBR tallboys and ordering pitchers of Miller Lite. Maria Vassett​You had to feel a little ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010
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    August 19, 2010
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    August 19, 2010
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    August 5, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Bob Hoag Wants to Appear on Mad Men: You Can Help

    ​Local uber-producer Bob Hoag is owed a lot of favors in this town. The Atari-turned-knob-twister-turned-Love Me Nots Drummer has had half the bands in town come through his well-regarded Flying Blanket Studio in Mesa (even if the Black Cactus guys want no part of it) and routinely gets out-of-tow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Hear Gospel Claws New Single "Summer Nights Lakeside"

    ​Gospel Claws upcoming record, C-L-A-W-S, isn't due until October but the first single, "Summer Nights Lakeside" was made available for download from Magnet Magazine earlier this week."The song is great summer sing-a-long about camping, drinking beer, and drowning," they claim. Another track, "Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    The Love Me Nots in Europe: The Hilarious Google-Translated Version

    http://happy-few.tumblr.comA fan photo from the Love Me Nots European tour.​How is The Love Me Nots tour of Europe going? Pretty well, at least according to the foreign language reviews we're reading with the help of Google Translate.Now, honestly, it's sorta hard to tell just how professional the ... More >>

  • Music

    March 4, 2010
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    August 17, 2009

    The Love Me Nots Set Album Release Date, Plan Tour

    ​The top act in Phoenix's garage rock scene, The Love Me Nots, has set a September 18 release date for their new record, Upsidedown Insideout, which they recorded at Mesa's Flying Blanket Recordings with the legendary Detroit-based producer Jim Diamond. (You can read my interview with Diamond, don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Producer Bob Hoag Joins Love Me Nots As Drummer

    Bob Hoag (left) and his new bandmates in the Love Me Nots.Some news from the Love Me Nots: Drummer Vince Ramirez has left the band. Local uber-producer Bob Hoag will be jumping in behind the kit starting with a July 31 show at Yucca Tap Room. Hoag who runs Flying Blanket Recordings in Mesa, has a lo ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Off the Stooks

    Local sad bastard releases new album

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Broken-Up Before Braille to Release Final Disc May 26

    Although they're no longer together, one-time hot indie AZ rock band Before Braille, which has shared the stage with Jimmy Eat World, will drop one last release for the die-hard fans. The guys released Kill the Messenger, Keep the Message, today. The final Before Braille disc features 20 songs incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    You Asked For It: J.D. Stooks

    J.D. Stooks says it best himself on his MySpace: "I play slow sad bastard music."For all intents and purposes he does, though there's an occasional buoyancy to Stooks new record, Women & Gold that'll appeal to most fans of acoustic folk-rock, even the ones who prefer the more upbeat offering of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 14, 2009

    Hughes Your Daddy?

    The Breakup Society recalls teen movie angst

  • Music

    August 14, 2008

    Sugar High

    Let the Sunshine Out
    (Thousandaire Records)

  • Music

    July 31, 2008

    Slut Sister

    Raw Meat
    (self-released)

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    You Asked for It: Slut Sister

    If you’re a band from the Phoenix metro area and would like to have your CD reviewed here, please send it to me at:

  • Music

    December 13, 2007

    Hughes Your Daddy?

    The Breakup Society recalls teen movie angst

  • Music

    December 6, 2007

    Adam Panic

    Wonderful
    (www.adampanic.com)

  • Music

    September 13, 2007

    Awake and Alert

    Yes, they are

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    November 2, 2006

    Come Out and Play

    Persistence pays off for Dear and the Headlights

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    xrayok

    Like Life
    (self-released)

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    The Heartless

    This Could Take Some Getting Used To
    (self-released)

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Mr Kline + The Wizards of Time

    These Soft Pipes, Play On./This Albums Cursed!
    (Uncle Abbott Records)

  • Music

    October 27, 2005

    Mourning Maxwell

    Mourning Maxwell
    (self-released)

  • Music

    January 20, 2005

    Caught on Tape

    Is home recording equipment killing the professional recording studio?

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    January 20, 2005

    You Say You Wanna Resolution . . .

    Well, you know, we all want to change careers

  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    Tough Habit

    Batter the Drag's brand of rock is complicated but addictive

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    School's Out!

    Teens Adam Panic and Scary Kids Scaring Kids are better than your average baby acts -- way better.

  • Film

    May 1, 2003

    The Gag Reflex

    Coeds gone wild in Mexico

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Devils and Mormonism

    Letters from the week of March 27, 2003

  • Music

    March 20, 2003

    Exploring Bob

    Bob Hoag may orbit the moon, but he may just launch your band into the stratosphere

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Blind Ambition

    Before Braille is after success, but will it endure major stumbling blocks on its way to indie credibility?

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    The Short and the Long

    Sometimes arty, sometimes poppy, the boys of New California are ready to go the distance

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    Apocalypse Now

    The end is near -- does anyone care for a 'caack-taail'?

  • Music

    May 10, 2001

    Comp Runamok

    A spate of new various-artist releases forces us to ponder the question 'Who Put the Comp?'

  • Music

    April 19, 2001

    Group Efforts

    Make-ups, breakups and other local band gossip abound

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000
  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Just Desserts

    After a messy split, Sugar High returns, refining its sweet sound with Ice Cream Anti-Social

  • Music

    January 27, 2000

    Heartbreak Kids

    That's not despair in the air, it's Pollen

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    September 18, 1997

    Resident Aliens

    Steeltown transplants of Pollen learn to love the desert and stop hating girls

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