Frances Michelle Lopez

  • Music

    November 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Concert Review: Fuck Buttons w/ Growing at Rhythm Room

    Frances Michelle Lopez​The crowd was thin at the Rhythm Room last night. There was virtually a show at every venue and gallery; all pulling the Phoenix music scene in various directions. However, the concertgoers who were fortunate enough to catch Brooklyn-based trio Growing and the UK's criticall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Those Darlins w/ The Grates and Chandails

    Frances Michelle Lopez​Although the Vivian Girls and Wavves don't come from the same coasts, their melodic surf pop music and close ties to Brooklyn-based label Woodsist/ Fuck-it Tapes can easily clump them together. For Those Darlins however, it's their nitty-gritty southern fried swing that make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Nothington at the Phix: A private performance

    by Frances Michelle Lopez​        I don't think I have ever paid $10 to see a punk band before. Growing up, I was raised with that $5 or no one turned away sort of punk rock mentality, the kind of ideal that hardcore forefathers like Ian MacKaye had deeply i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Q&A: Dr. Dog's Jeffrey Lewis

    By Frances Michelle Lopez ​It takes a brave person to release an album of covers. Sure, Rod Stewart's "Great American Songbook" had some sweet old school jams, not to mention the nostalgic tracks off of the infamous Pop Goes Punk compilations, and the growing number of indie artists covering hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Former Ghosts At Trunk Space: An Early Haunting

    By Frances Michelle Lopez Frances Michelle Lopez​The throngs of excited First Friday goers seemed to have been M.I.A at the Trunk Space Friday night for the One AM Radio, Former Ghosts, Knesset show. Having had a late start to my night, I wasn't able to catch much of the Los Angeles-based One AM ... More >>