The Marsh is a house venue whose main room's dimensions I estimate to be around 16x20. In this room, there is an alcove where some lights that change color are installed.
There is a fog machine somewhere that, in conjunction with the lights, is intermittently successful in creating the illusion t ... More >>
Max Cavalera of Soulfly is a very mellow speaker. His Brazilian accent is thick, and there's a lilting quality to the way he punctuates his sentences with phrases like "You know?" or "It's killer, man." He's buzzing about a lake house in unincorporated Phoenix, a second home in addition to his other ... More >>
By Mike Bogumill
Title Fight's growth has been well documented. Starting with a series of 7-inches in the mid 2000s, the band has evolved from teenagers playing fast pop punk songs influenced by Lifetime and Saves the Day, to young adults playing gruffer, darker music that's not quite as easy to pi ... More >>
Quasi-political folk band Andrew Jackson Jihad, a band that would be hard to take seriously, if not for the ballsy lyrical stylings displayed on songs like "American Tune" and "Joe Arpaio is a Punk," is hitting The Crescent Ballroom Sunday, November 18.
If you've never heard them (unlikely if you' ... More >>
Love it or hate it, it's looking inevitable: dubstep isn't going anywhere for awhile, and a lot of ambitious metalheads are pairing their riffs up with wobble wobble sounds in a bid for commercial success.
It reminds me of a coked-out Paris Hilton making a sex tape with Slayer's Kerry King. It wou ... More >>
I've never been a fan of Texas, even though it's the stomping ground for a wide range of heavy acts.
From the Dallas Cowboys to the phrase "everything is bigger in Texas" to George Bush, everything about the state has always had a way of agitating the hell out of me. Like, nails-on-a-chalkboard ag ... More >>
48 Hours Festival was insane. Picture this: more than 20 heavy-hitting rock bands, VIP pool cabanas in the middle of a Vegas parking lot, and lounges with such names as Debauchery and the Godfather, moonshine, strippers, and massages, all fenced in at the Luxor Festival Grounds in Las Vegas. ... More >>
Cold Cave comes with a loaded resume. Wesley Eisold, the group's songwriter, has played in punk and hardcore bands like Some Girls and Give Up the Ghost, and past and current members are associated with Xiu Xiu, Prurient and Miko Miko. Cherish the Light Years, Eisold's latest, won't get away fro ... More >>
Mark Tomlinson (a.k.a. DJ Dark Mark)Name: Mark Tomlinson
AKA: DJ Dark Mark
Genres spun: I started out playing with what I knew best -- EBM, industrial, and rhythmic noise. As of late I have been mixing a lot of dubstep and drum 'n' bass into my industrial sets.
Current schedule: I am one of th ... More >>
Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová of the Swell Season are scheduled to perform on November 17 at Mesa Arts Center.Life's filled with second chances. Case in point: If you weren't able to get into last year's sold out appearance by the Swell Season at the Orpheum, you've got another shot. The Os ... More >>