Justin Pearson

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    5 Most Outrageously Costumed Punk Bands

    In the four-plus decades of punk's angsty rule, it has become easy to get lost in a sea of band T-shirts, jeans, and flannel, not to mention the safety pins and hair glue maintained as the uniform of choice for so many #trupunx and fans of the Casualties. So, when a band arrives to totally subvert t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Melt-Banana - Last Exit Live - 11/12/13

    By Aaron Thompson. For 20 years Japan's Melt-Banana has been one of those artists from overseas that is nearly impossible to accurately label. With a scant discography for their age, and yet also sporting an enormous and highly influential footprint on everything from grindcore, power violence, math ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Phoenix This Weekend: Gay Kiss and St Ranger Get Ready to Tour

    [The Valley is a big place, and it puts out more interesting music than we could ever hope to cover. Every week or so, Mike Bogumill will use this space to cover a little more of it. This week: Gay Kiss's birthday party, St Ranger's upcoming tour, and a look back at last weekend's P.O.P. Convention. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Justin Pearson of Retox: "Nihilism Is the Part of Punk That Is Dead."

    As not-punk as the term sounds, Justin Pearson has an extensive curriculum vitae. He's probably best known for his work in The Locust, the grindcore/noise rock group that had a tendency to attract those seeking the strange and elicit cries of "that's not real music" from squares during a good part o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Retox and Regents, Yucca Tap Room, 11/6/12

    Retox and Regents @ Yucca Tap Room|11/6/12By Mike Bogumill While most people were at the Titus Andronicus and Ceremony show enjoying a bar rock act and a hardcore band, both of which escaped their respective niches to achieve crossover success among general indie audiences, two bands with similarly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Incoming: The Pretty Reckless, Blitzen Trapper, South By Stateside

    ​When she's not spending her time being a gossip girl, Taylor Momsen is content with leaving her fans still wanting more. At least that's what the lead singer of The Pretty Reckless did last time the band performed here, when they limited their set to just half an hour. Talk about a drag.Maybe Mom ... More >>

  • Music

    November 12, 2009
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    January 19, 2006

    Some Girls

    A sampler plate that'll fill you up

  • Music

    July 10, 2003

    The Locust

    Plague Soundscapes (Epitaph)