The news of Mark Erickson's suicide in September hit the Phoenix music community
hard. Erickson was a familiar face on stage, performing in local groups including
ROAR, Gospel Claws, and Sweetbleeders.
But it was Colorstore, the band he fronted for nearly a decade, that most reflects Erickson's com ... More >>
Record Store Day is an exciting time for music geeks. What better way to celebrate than to get some free tunes? Local sci-fi electronic group Episodes is releasing Partir Kaylan as a cassette available at Stinkweeds and online at Bandcamp today.
"Episodes is a science fiction comic group, so to spe ... More >>
Covering Depeche Mode without a synthesizer can be a bit of a challenge, but Fatigo pulls it off with a piano, a trumpet, and some cool bass effects.
"We are going to integrate some of Depeche Mode's synthy sounds [while] giving it that Fatigo south of the border sound," says vocalist Mike Montoya ... More >>
See also: 2012 RPM Challenge: Five Valley Artists (And Yours Truly) Attempt to Record an Album in One Month
With the extra day provided by leap year, four of the seven Valley artists we tracked for this year's RPM Challenge were able to record an entire album from start to finish. That would be S ... More >>
PJ Harvey's musical style suits Sweetbleeders well. These local rockers were spot on in reproducing her sound, even though a man was singing her songs.
The idea to cover PJ Harvey arose when Stateside Presents' Charlie Levy asked the band to play Cover the Crescent a few weeks ago. Vocal ... More >>