Michael Krassner

  • Music

    January 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Five Great Shows We Saw This Summer

    As a Midwestern transplant, I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out what is summer and what isn't in Arizona. I left my last apartment in the spring, back in April, and arrived here two days later in the summer. From what I'm told, it will continue until sometime next April. But seasons were how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Cover the Crescent: Locals Own NYC Rock at Crescent Ballroom 7/28/13

    Cover songs can be tricky business. Finding one(s) that everyone in a band wants to do and then executing it while attempting to pay proper homage to whoever or whatever reason you wanted to do it in the first place. Doing an entire set of someone else's music, though--that's downright fucking adv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Daniel Johnston, Crescent Ballroom, 2/3/13

    Daniel Johnston @ Crescent Ballroom|2/3/13An enthusiastic young man in the crowd shouts: "We all love you, Daniel!" Daniel Johnston, the grizzled man onstage, backed by a selection of Phoenix all-star players from Jimmy Eat World, Reubens Accomplice, Dry River Yacht Club, Boxhead Ensemble, Limbeck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Simon Joyner, The Trunk Space, 7/16/12

    Simon Joyner The Trunk Space Monday, July 16, 2012 See also: Songwriter Simon Joyner Chases Ghosts on His Latest Album Here's why (like myself, a few weeks ago) you probably haven't heard of Simon Joyner: He's really not fond of fame. Despite collaborating with The Mountain Goats, impacting Beck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Modified Arts to Host Ari Herstand on August 6

    ​ When news broke that Psyko Steve was booking a gig at Modified Arts, I got excited. Not because I'm a huge fan of the artist he's booking,  Ari Herstand -- the guy makes pretty straight forward pop-rock, possesses a fairly angelic voice, and sounds an awful lot like something you'd hear on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    21 Questions: Adam Murray

    Becky Bartkowski​ Welcome to 21 Questions, a regular feature where goes to the favorite hangout of a notable Phoenician and asks the "big" questions. This week we met up with Modified Arts performance programmer Adam Murray at Lola Coffee on Central and Camelback.Adam Murray sits comf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Modified Arts Hosts Shane Kennedy's Improvisational Act, Towncraft, Tonight

    ​It's easy for the music scene to forget that Modified Arts is not, in fact, now a Waffle House. It is, last I heard, an art gallery, presumably filled with art. And, from time to time, with a little experimental-leaning music.Shane Kennedy's project Towncraft certainly qualifies. It's improvised ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Art of Noise

    The new Modified debuts experimental-music series

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Devour Phoenix Takes Over CenPho Culinary Festival

    West of Western is no more at the Phoenix Art Museum, but the show must go on. The fifth annual installment of the popular culinary festival took place at the museum this past March. In March 2010, look for an all-new culinary fest at the museum called "Devoured," sponsored by a just-launched n ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2007

    Animated Animator

    Lo-fi filmmaking and live music at Modified

  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    Having His Cake

    Archer Prewitt's solo career takes on a life of its own with White Sky