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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 11, 2014

    5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week, 8/11 to 8/14

    The countdown to the end of summer is here. In just five weeks, summer will be over, and so will the city of Phoenix's annual indoor exile. Time flies when having fun, so check out these concerts as a way to get all Flux Capacitor on the most hated of seasons. Make sure to check out our comprehensi ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    10 Best Metal Shows in Metro Phoenix in August

    August is filled to the brim with heavy metal shows around Metro Phoenix, thanks to concerts and gigs by locals and major international legends. So check out the 10 best metal and hard rock concerts happening at venues around the Valley next month.

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    May 7, 2014

    6 Nu-Metal Bands You Shouldn't Be Ashamed of Liking

    There's a lot of bad music out there. There are always people debating genres like contemporary country & Western and top 40 music, but at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu- ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014
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    December 10, 2013

    The 10 Best Phoenix Bands Under 21

    Whether they were adding a bit of flair to an old favorite, taking the scene by storm, or continuing their march to the top, 2013 was a big year for Valley musicians under 21. Here's 10 of our favorites who spent most of 2013 in the all-ages sections of their own shows.

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    July 25, 2013

    Rancid - Marquee Theatre, Tempe - 7/24/13

    Rancid Marquee Theatre Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Seeing a 21-year-old punk band is always kind of a crapshoot. Bands like Social Distortion continue to sell out shows year after year, while groups like The Misfits, Dead Kennedys, and certain iterations of Black Flag would be better off hanging it up ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    Neutral Milk Hotel Reunion: The Three Best (and Worst) Aeroplane Over the Sea Lyrics

    Longtime hermit, certified genius-oddball, and Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum is getting the band back together for a paltry smattering of tour dates this summer. In honor of the wonderful news, we've put together a list of the three best and three worst lines from NMH's magnum opus, In the ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Was Coachella 2013 Worth The Drive From Phoenix?

    If you went to Coachella last weekend, you're probably still sunburned, dehydrated, and physically exhausted. Sleeping in your own bed is a glorious feeling after camping out or crashing on a friend's hotel room floor, but some aches and pains are bound to persist. Fortunately, if you had a good-en ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Black Flag is Coming to Tempe

    Yep, you read that headline correctly. Punk stalwarts Black Flag are making their way to Club Red on Thursday, July 11. It isn't the full lineup, though, and some fans may be disappointed by the lack of Keith Morris, Dez Cadena, Robo, and/or Henry Rollins. Greg Ginn, the band's only continuous membe ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013
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    January 25, 2013

    Stop Hating on the 2013 Coachella Lineup

    Each year, like many of you, I impatiently wait for the Coachella lineup to be announced. Sometimes it's disappointing (if Daft Punk says they're not touring, chances are they're not playing the festival), but there's always going be a few redeeming artists. At best the lineup will be amazing, and i ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Top 5 Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

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    November 10, 2012

    The Misfits, Guttermouth, Strung Out, The Vandals, Celebrity Theatre, 11/9/12

    6 Rounds of Punk with The Misfits, The Vandals, Strung Out, and Guttermouth @ Celebrity Theatre| 11/9/126 Rounds of Punk is a dream come true for fans of good ol' punk rock. Okay, so maybe not in 2012, but it would have been a dream lineup a decade or two ago. When tours like this happen, it's often ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Five Bands to Catch at Apache Lake Music Festival

    Apache Lake Music Festival has grown leaps and bounds since its launch in 2010. The festival now spans three days and features nearly twice as many bands as last year's installment, Arizona's beloved local music fest has continued to expand in size and scope in no time at all. See also: Phoenix Mus ... More >>

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    August 17, 2012

    In Honor of Pussy Riot: Five of the Greatest Punk Protest Songs

    Even faced with seven years in prison for a political stunt pulled in the Russian Orthodox Church, feminist punks Pussy Riot shouldn't feel alone. The riot grrls' plea for the Virgin Mary to expel Vladimir Putin from the Kremlin has gained global support from musicians as varied as Madonna, Paul McC ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Johnny Volume Holds Final Delinquency Punk Night at Yucca Tap Room

    See also: Johnny Volume Brings the "Delinquency" Punk Rock DJ Night Back to Yucca See also: DJ Johnny Volume Talks Local Punk, Avail, and More See also: Johnny Volume: "[Waylon Jennings] Truly Did Not Give a Fuck..." One of the Valley's longer-running punk rock nights is about to go D.O.A. (See wh ... More >>

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    June 26, 2012

    Incoming: Blackstreet, Henry Rollins, Yelawolf, Brother Ali, and More

    There's no diggity, no doubt that we're oddly delighted to hear that Blackstreet's hitting the road, and with Ginuwine, no less. These 90s R&B crooners are going to tear up the stage at the Celebrity Theatre with some of your favorite hits from around 15 years ago. Blackstreet's got us exc ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Shavedneck and AZ H.I.P. Flyers Offer Glimpses into Arizona's Punk Past

    ​The Sun Club in Tempe. Mad Gardens on Van Buren. The Stumble Inn down in Tucson. In another lifetime (read: more than 25 years ago) these and a dozen other scuzzy dives around Arizona were all ground zero for punk rock.Flash forward to present day and many of the aforementioned spots have lo ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    December 22, 2011
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    October 14, 2011

    More Oral History of Phoenix Skate Punk

    ​Over the past couple weeks I interviewed key members of the early '80s Phoenix skate punk. The results, printed in this week's issue, coincide with this weekend's JFA 30th Anniversary show at Hollywood Alley. Everyone I spoke to was funny, insightful, and has a genuine lifers; people doing it ... More >>

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    July 1, 2011

    The Cosmeticators at The Trunk Space, 6-30-11

    Photos by E. GrovesThe Cosmeticators at The Trunk Space on Thursday night​The Cosmeticators​The Trunk Space Thursday, June 30, 2011​After the loud 'n' proud punk rock show at Trunk Space last night, I'm starting to think there's a new trend of garage rockers writing songs about their ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    This Week in Music History: June 13 through 19

    Wikimedia CommonsWeezer singer Rivers Cuomo: Born 41 years ago today.​Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. Here's "This ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    South By Stateside: Day 2 Last Night at The Sail Inn

    ​It's a real shame that Mother Nature didn't see if fit to cooperate with Stateside Presents' plans for South By Stateside: Day 2, the annual Phoenix run off of indie-bands on their way to the West Coast from Austin's South by Southwest Festival. The nine band bill was divided pretty evenly betwee ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    You Asked For It: VW Trainwreck

    VW TrainwreckDramaturgy(self-released)"Punk rock, comedy, and politics" can be a great combination -- look at NOFX. But when a local band declares they're playing with these elements in their self-penned biography, I get a little nervous. VW Trainwreck's new album, Dramaturgy, is exactly why. With ... More >>

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    September 25, 2008
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    December 7, 2006

    Monkey Love

    The blarney-lovin' buzzard's craw is full o' scuttlebutt from Covance's monkeyshines, trigger-happy Tasers, and Jello Biafra's Stinkweeds wig-out

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    September 28, 2006
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    April 13, 2006

    X Factor

    The Buck Owens of punk

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    November 3, 2005

    Beating a Dead Kennedy

    There's always room for no Jello

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    July 21, 2005

    Short Story

    Original warped van tour

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    January 29, 2004

    Washboard Confessional

    Holy saccharine. Absolve this man of his sinful affection for pop-punk.

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    January 24, 2002

    Twelfth Night

    Don't let the name fool you; the Earth Mother Mind Jam isn't just for hippies

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    December 20, 2001

    Paperback Writers

    Latest music books struggle to demystify pop culture's greatest enigmas

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    March 8, 2001

    Fun, Fun, Fun

    Local promoter stages a wild and woolly music festival

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    September 21, 2000

    Coyote Lovely

    White Trash Debutantes rock the Emerald

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    June 22, 2000

    Highway to Heck

    Though Christian on the inside, MxPx is pure punk on the outside

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    January 13, 2000

    We Be Clubbin'

    Young alternative rockers are spending more and more downtime playing golf. How the hell did that happen?

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    November 18, 1999

    Cocked and Loaded

    British punk pioneers the Buzzcocks invade America again

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    May 27, 1999


    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me / The Clash Tribute: Burning London / Jon Dee Graham

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    October 22, 1998

    Problem Children

    L.A. pop band the Negro Problem makes an art of playful provocation

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    February 26, 1998

    Stone Free

    Lookout for Hope gleefully rips apart the conventions of jazz

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    January 1, 1998
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    February 6, 1997
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