Lawrence Arms

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    I Called in Sick to Follow Menzingers on Tour

    Against all odds, Pennsylvania punk outfit the Menzingers gets better with every tour. The band gained quite the following with its fantastic 2012 album, On the Impossible Past. If Past serves as an introduction to the Menzingers, the band's most recent record, Rented World, will make lifelong fans. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    The Menzingers' Greg Barnett On His Really Serious Internet Beef

    The Menzingers are breaking out. Long known as an essential member of the "orgcore" punk scene based around the website and the annual Gainesville, Florida music festival The Fest, with a Billboard-charting new album Rented World, it is clear the band has transcended the scene. This M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Top 6 Must-See Phoenix Concerts This Weekend

    Hear that? It's the clock counting down the hours until your weekend begins and it's nearing the magic moment known as quitting time. To help the time pass more quickly, you might consider what it is you'll actually be doing during the next couple days and nights of work-free bliss. Luckily, if you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Why I Put A Band Called Chumped Ahead of Yeezus For The Best Album Of 2013

    If you have a lot of music critic buddies, you've probably noticed that they're just now getting back to their usual neurotic selves. That's because they're finally done with year-end lists. Going from genre to genre can be especially difficult--how does an up-and-coming pop punk band that wrote a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Chicago Riot Fest Day 3: Replacements, Pixies, Brand New

    Chicago Riot Fest, Day Three Humboldt Park Sunday, September 15, 2013 (View the full slideshow.) The third and final day of Riot Fest was all about The Replacements, rain, and reunions. The 'Mats performed their second show after a 22-year break up Sunday, and it was everything a fan could have hop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    Riot Fest Chicago Day 2: Blink-182, Public Enemy, Violent Femmes

    Riot Fest Day Two Humboldt Park, Chicago Saturday, September 14 The Fall Out Boy craziness of the festival's first day carried over to Blink-182's set on Day 2. For about 15 minutes before the band took the stage, fans chanted the lyrics to songs like "What's My Age Again," "All the Small Things" an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2013

    Riot Fest Chicago: Fall Out Boy, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Screeching Weasel

    Chicago Riot Fest Day One Humboldt Park Friday, September 13, 2013 This year's Riot Fest features a great mix of reunions and some of Chicago's finest punk bands. Heck, The Replacements and Broadways reunions were enough to get me on a plane from Phoenix. Whether the trip was worth it remains to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    10 Things I Learned at Punk Rock Bowling

    The last few punk fans staggered out of downtown Las Vegas Tuesday, marking the end of Punk Rock Bowling. It was a fun experience marked by four days of music (including the club shows), pool parties, and a bowling tournament. The weekend went by way too fast, though I'm sure I speak on behalf of mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    FLAG - Punk Rock Bowling - 5/27/13

    Punk Rock Bowling, Day Three FLAG, D.R.I., The Subhumans, and The Casualties Monday, May 27, 2013 Last night featured what was perhaps the most highly anticipated show of the entire festival -- FLAG. Two reunited versions of Black Flag currently exist, and the lineup with original members Keith Mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2013

    The Lawrence Arms - Las Vegas Country Saloon - 5/24/13

    The Lawrence Arms Las Vegas Country Saloon Friday, May 24 While I'm thrilled at the opportunity to see Devo and FLAG live (at Punk Rock Bowling), The Lawrence Arms are the main reason I'm in Las Vegas right now. The gritty Chicago punk band hasn't performed in Phoenix since a Chaser's show in 2009, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Alkaline Trio - Marquee Theatre - 4/28/2013

    Alkaline TrioMarquee Theatre, TempeSunday, April 28, 2013 I've got a big, fat fucking bone to pick with you, Alkaline Trio. In case you haven't heard, I'm sick and tired of waiting to hear "Radio." I wish you would have swapped some new songs for "Nose Over Tail," "Clavicle," and all of Goddamnit. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    10 Best Punk Bars in Phoenix

    Phoenix has a long tradition of punk bars that serve up cheap beer and fast, aggressive (sometimes sloppy) punk rock. Some great venues have closed over the last few years, and while we dearly miss Jugheads and Rogue West, punk bars continue to thrive in the Valley of the Sun. Most are situated in u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Rise Against's Tim McIlrath on SB 1070 and MTV

    It's been three years since Rise Against last performed in Arizona thanks to the band's participation in The Sound Strike. The terms of the boycott have changed, so Rise Against is making its triumphant return to the valley. The line-up couldn't get much better, as Rise Against is paired with long ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    The Bouncing Souls and The Menzingers at Nile Theater, 7/8/12 (VIDEO)

    The Bouncing Souls and The Menzingers Nile Theater Sunday, July 8, 2012 See also: The Bouncing Souls' Greg Attonito on Florida, Comet, and ECFU See also: The Menzingers' Tom May Discusses Touring With His Heroes, Like The Descendents and Bouncing Souls If you've seen The Bouncing Souls before, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    The Menzingers' Tom May Discusses Touring With His Heroes, Like The Descendents and Bouncing Souls

    Punk is just too stubborn to die. Because of the genre's tenacity, some young bands are lucky enough to tour with artists that have been making music for decades. The Menzingers have played shows with The Descendents, and the group is currently on the third leg of a tour with The Bouncing Souls. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Peel Me Off This Velcro Seat: 15 Songs About Being Bored

    ​Summer vacation is a wonderful thing, but once you reach the end of the internet, the prospect of going back to school starts to look good. Fall semester may be right around the corner, but there's still plenty of time to watch reruns and unlock all those stubborn Xbox achievements. Savor the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Alkaline Trio's Dan Andriano Discusses 15 Years as a Band, Song Meanings, and Violent Femmes

    That's Dan on the le​To celebrate 15 years as a band, Alkaline Trio released a semi-acoustic greatest hits album called Damnesia earlier this month, which features a couple new songs from the band and a Violent Femmes cover. Alkaline Trio is scheduled to play at The Nile Theater on Sunday, July 2 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Concert Review: Atlas Sound and Broadcast at Rhythm Room

    Shawn Anderson via Electric Mustache​It was a rollercoaster of emotions at the Rhythm Room last night for the Atlas Sound/ Broadcast show, which was fitting considering the State Fair is on its way out this weekend. While this show, priced at $15, was probably cheaper than the sketc ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    September 10, 2009

    Emarosa, Lawrence Arms, Dillinger Four and other Sets Shows Find New Homes

    Lawrence Arms are scheduled to perform on November 5 at Chasers in Scottsdale.​After The Sets in Tempe closed unexpectedly two weekends ago, local concert promoters like 13th Floor Entertainment and Psyko Steve have been mucho busy scrambling to find new venues for their shows. While a majo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Sept. 10 In Blogs: Steven Anderson, Bob Corritore, Twestival, and Wal-Mart

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Steven Anderson's Three Alarm Baptist Church: Barry Lynn of Americans United for the Separati ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2007
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    June 1, 2006

    The Lawrence Arms

    Oh! Calcutta!
    (Fat Wreck Chords)

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    April 20, 2006

    Tuning In

    A new show about the local hardcore scene

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    November 17, 2005

    Lawrence Arms

    Snap, crackle, and pop-punk

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    July 7, 2005

    The Lawrence Arms

    Pace yourself