It took three whole years for Stellacutta to finish its self-titled debut album, which finally saw the sweet monitor glow of their Bandcamp page in January. The record is a pristine showcase of the Tempe outfit's bombastic, jazz-inflected indie rock--the melodic heights reached within it show that t ... More >>
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.
Matthew Dear @ Rhythm RoomPart of the reason you see musicians live is to experience their craft firsthand. Like a zoo or the ocean, secondhand exposure just doesn't cut it -- you need to see it for yourself. I went into Matthew Dear's show not knowing what to expect: he adopts assorted personas and ... More >>
Psychobilly mavens Tiger Army have managed to amass a legion of loyal followers over the course of 17 years. A massive discography on the other hand, is something the Southern California trio is yet to possess.
Ever since their 1999 self-titled debut, the group has added only three more titles to ... More >>
Grand Canyon University Arena
Saturday, July 7, 2012
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See also: Beach Boys Brian Wilson and Al Jardine Reflect on 50 Years of West Coast Pop
See also: Our full Beach Boys (and Fans) @ G ... More >>
Photos by Melissa Fossum
Peter Murphy and She Wants Revenge
Thursday, November 3
Peter Murphy is a weird dude. Known as the "Godfather of Goth" for his work fronting Bauhaus, one of the pioneers of the genre. Murphy has released eight solo albums since Bauhaus broke up in 19 ... More >>
Scott DudelsonJustin WarfieldOn hip-hop supergroup The Roots' 2002 album, Phrenology, there's a track called "WAOK (Ay) Roll Call," wherein the band gives shout-outs to 230 of their favorite and most influential music artists, including Grandmaster Flash and Common. At the very end of this illus ... More >>
The original Orange Juice line-up with frontman and chief songwriter Edwyn Collins, second from left.What is rock 'n' roll if not the sound of youthful exuberance? In that context, Orange Juice might just be the greatest rock 'n' roll band of all time.
Led by a young Edwyn Collins, he of th ... More >>
DJ RoyaName: Michele Chinichian
AKA: DJ Roya
Current gigs: Obscura, held at Rips Bar every second Saturday of the month.
Genres spun: I play a blend of indie, New Wave, and Britpop at Obscura. I also enjoy spinning '80s pop, old school, electro, and the occasional Top 40 guilty pleasure.
How ... More >>
What's that you say? Another Brooklyn band made another lo-fi record? And their name has the word beach in it? On paper, Brooklyn indie rockers Beach Fossils sound pretty tame and, frankly, played-out.Luckily, the band's self-titled debut is very impressive, raising the band's profile above ... More >>
By Chris Gray
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again.
As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>