Kris Roe

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2014

    The Ataris - Pub Rock - 2/28/14

    The Ataris Pub Rock 2/28/14 Kris Roe is the perfect cannon fodder for a music reviewer looking to go harsh on a singer. His band is hardly relevant, his recent shows have been fairly lackluster, and he's had his fair share of attitudinal problems. Saying his group, The Ataris, stunk up the joint la ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014
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    October 11, 2013

    11 of Our Favorite Martini Ranch Concerts

    Scottsdale's Martini Ranch is headed for the last roundup this weekend. As we reported last week, the Old Town concert hall/dance club/drinkery/hangout is gonezo after Sunday night as its owners are closing down the joint for good. Three straight nights of live music are scheduled to transpire, ho ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    I've never done anything interesting enough to merit a Kickstarter, but if I ever happen to by accident I could do worse than following the example of Northern Hustle, who's celebrating their crowdfunding victory with a CD Release show this weekend. That's just one of the titular must-see Phoenix ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    David Bazan, Rhythm Room, 12/5/12

    David Bazan Band (with members of Jimmy Eat World) @ Rhythm Room|12/5/12David Bazan's grandma spent the evening at the merch table. I'm not sure when exactly it struck me, the realization that Bazan's relentless honesty knows no bounds, and that the man's grandma must be used to it. Maybe it was d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Strung Out and The Ataris at Nile Theater, 8/5/12 (VIDEO)

    See also: Strung Out's Jason Cruz: Twisted in a Suburban Teenage Wasteland See also: Strung Out at Clubhouse Music Venue, 1/28/12 (VIDEO) See also: Ataris' Kris Roe Explains the Meaning Behind His Arizona Tattoo, Classic Phoenix Venues, and Warped Tour See also: The Ataris at Yucca Tap Room, 3/16/12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows 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.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2012

    The Ataris at Yucca Tap Room, 3/16/12

    The Ataris Yucca Tap Room Friday, March 16, 2012 Kris Roe's had a few near death experiences in Arizona, but he now calls the state home. The rest of the band relocated to Tempe in July and played its first official "local" show last night. Kris Roe has played a couple solo shows here and there, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Weekend: Black Tusk, John O'Callaghan, The Ataris, St. Patrick's Day, and Dustin Wong

    Is it just me, or has it been a crazy week? Between all the SXSW craziness (I'm not there, but the sheer amount of reading I've done from people who are feels staggering), the sorta-but-not-really surprise closure of The Clubhouse in Tempe, and trying to stay on top of everything happening on St. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Cut Copy, The Ataris, Colored Water, and Splash Pool Party Over the Weekend

    ​Cut Copy at Marquee Theatre It's about time Cut Copy played in Phoenix. Sure, it would have been great to see them on the In Ghost Colours tour, but last night was a good time for the band to make their first appearance. Fans had plenty of time to memorize the songs from the band's latest alb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2011

    The Ataris at Martini Ranch, 8/12/11

    Although he has been the driving force behind one of the more successful pop punk bands of the last 15 years, The Ataris' Kris Roe seemed just like any other struggling musician last night at the Martini Ranch.

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    January 8, 2009

    Concert Calendar for This Weekend: Miniature Tigers, Stephen Pearcy, Ministry of Love, and More

    Ministry of Love is scheduled to perform Friday at PHiX Gallery. There's something of an indie/alt-rock bent to this weekend's slate of concerts, as numerous shoegazers, mop-toppers, and other shabby chic types will be performing around these parts sometime in the next 72 hours. For instance, Fr ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Blue Skies Revisited

    Ataris frontman performs classic disc live

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Kris Roe Of The Ataris To Perform An Acoustic Show At ChyroArts Next Month, While Fujiya & Miyagi Hits Rhythm Room In March

    Kris Roe, picking at his gee-tar. We got a rather excited-sounding text message on our cell phone last night from Jeremiah Gratza (a.k.a. President Gator) of Stateside Presents informing us of a rather cool upcoming gig he just booked with Kris Roe, singer/songwriter/guitarist for pop-punk band The ... More >>

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Asteroids and Power Chords

    Video game nostalgia isn't the only slice of '80s culture the rockin' Ataris bring to the stage