Last week we told you about how local indie-shoegaze act Lisa Savidge is about to head out on tour, and planned to kick things off with a gig at Mesa's Goathead Saloon. Unfortunately, that gig got axed. Today is St. Patrick's Day, of course, and it would seem the band's brand of ... More >>
Song: Lisa Savidge, "90 Pills"Context: This is my favorite old song from Lisa Savidge, the band featured in this week's New Times. Listening to this new, much noisier version and the one from 2008 I'm struck by how drastically the band has evolved. Most local bands break up long before they can m ... More >>
This week's music feature is about local shoegazers Lisa Savidge. Ever wondered what sort of music soldiers in Iraq blast while patrolling the streets of Baghdad? Dan Somers, the band's singer, did two tours of duty and shared his experience with writer Melissa Fossum.Another thing you may b ... More >>
Black Cactus Records does a little bit of everything -- people associated with the local collective design merch, record albums and make web sites for members.Now they're promoting shows, too. With touring bands, even.This Thursday, March 10th, the BC gang brings LA's Goldenboy to Mesa's Goathead ... More >>
Melissa FossumDan Somers (Lisa Savidge)
Lisa Savidge released their second album one week ago, and hosted an exclusive listening party at Bar Smith the day of its release. The band has been working hard over the past week, and the hard work paid off at last night's CD release show. $10 took car ... More >>
Lisa SavidgeArtist: Lisa SavidgeTitle: Lisa SavidgeBasics. Lisa Savidge. Nah, I'm just messing with you. Phoenix shoegaze/post rock/post punk quintet Lisa Savidge marks a first for YAFI -- an album that comes out within a day of getting the YAFI treatment. There's been plenty of healthy h ... More >>
When I ran into the Lisa Savidge guys at the Calexico show Friday they said their new record, which they'll start handing out at a show next Thursday at the Rhythm Room ($10 gets you in and a copy of the record to take home) is more shoegaze-y than their previous effort.Well, they put out a video f ... More >>
This week's music feature about the Black Cactus Records clique has been causing a little stir, mostly because of a few quotes aimed at various local movers-and-shakers the Cacti aren't big fans of.
Chief among them is Hooves, a band notorious for their drunken antics (read Jason Woodbury's feat ... More >>
Peachcake is scheduled to perform tonight at Civic Space Park.If attending myriad First Fridays have taught us anything, it's that the name of the game is truly "right place, right time." Example: You could spend the entire evening over on Grand Avenue gawking at the various pint-sized art spaces ... More >>
If you've ever been through the system for a ridiculous traffic infraction at Tempe's downtown kangaroo court (full disclosure: I have), you probably know the city is run by idiots. Like, the sort of idiots who wanted a now-shuttered Borders Books on their downtown strip instead of several legend ... More >>
E-40 is scheduled to perform on November 14 at the Venue of Scottsdale.This week's crop of just announced concerts are quite diverse, to say the least. Not only will blues-rock legends like Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Kim Wilson be making a stop at the Rhythm Room in the coming weeks, but hip-hop su ... More >>
Last month Neba, Underwater Getdown, Kinch, Black Carl, Kirkwood Dellinger, and Lisa Savidge all donated their time to the grassroots, DIY, volunteer-based, non-profit organization that is beginning to fill a void that Phoenicians so desperately crave. They call it Radio Phoenix, the only communit ... More >>
So, a few weeks back I discussed a band called Evan Brightly that's got a person's name, but is actually five people. This week, meet Lisa Savidge, an act that sounds like it's a woman, but is actually four dudes.
And what else is Lisa Savidge? According to their MySpace, the band is: - A postmoder ... More >>