Misfits (Band)

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    November 10, 2014

    New Arch Enemy Singer Talks Authenticity and Being a Woman in Metal

    The members of Arch Enemy have always set the bar high for themselves and their genre. Then again, let's be honest: any band labeled Swedish melodic death metal provokes high expectations. It combines the strongest elements of heavy metal, like super heavy riffs and refined melodies, set in an envi ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    Bands That Replaced Irreplacable Members (And Those That Shouldn't Have)

    Cable television is often confounding, for sure, and the inevitable question often arises: "All these channels and nothing to watch? What the ______?" Recently I had one of these moments and I stumbled across an interview/live performance show on the Audience Network called Guitar Center Sessions. T ... More >>

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    July 21, 2014

    10 Classic Punk Records That Actually Kind of Suck

    I put on The Ramones' classic 1977 record Rocket To Russia recently in an attempt to join all of my Facebook friends in their collective sadness at the recent death of Tommy (Erdyli) Ramone. I used to love this record, but now, even though I wanted to feel some sense of loss, it became more and more ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014
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    July 2, 2014

    The 10-Year Anniversary of Danzig Getting Punched in the Face

    July 3, 2004. Rock 'n' roll infamy. It's been 10 years since "the punch," and I'd be lying if I told you I hated it. You see, I was in local punk act North Side Kings, and now-legendary Glenn Danzig slayer Danny Marianino was my bandmate in 2004 (and is still my friend today). I was there in Tuba C ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Calabrese's Jimmy Calabrese on Hometown Acceptance, Creating a New Sound and Dream Tours

    When a band in a small genre possesses a sound that is very much their own, most would assume it would limit the acts they can perform with, but that's not the case with the local horror-punk trio of the brothers Calabrese. They've performed and shared bills alongside a number of rockabilly and ps ... More >>

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    November 6, 2013

    Mike D'Antonio: Killswitch Engage Feels Like A Band Again

    Killswitch Engage has gone through some major changes during the past few years. Since 2000 the Massachusetts' metal act has put out six studio albums, sold more than four million albums in the U.S. alone, and is known as one of the defining bands for the New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Up On Th ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Do you have a Halloween costume yet? Okay, okay. Do you have two Halloween costumes yet? Just keep your audience in mind if you plan on starting the evening handing Krackel bars to seven-year-olds and ending it dancing with somebody who's also wearing an Anthony Weiner costume. (View our complete ... More >>

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    October 19, 2013

    AFI's Jade Puget: Being Saddled With The "Goth Punk" Label Was Unfortunate

    It has been three years since the last time AFI tore across the US on tour. The diehard fans that follow this alt-rock force have been anxiously awaiting their return ever since; now Tempe is next on the list, and the band hasn't missed a beat. This Sunday, A Fire Inside will be rocking the faces o ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Doyle: You Wouldn't Believe How Many Popular Musicians Have Regular Jobs

    Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein is most often identified as a celebrated member of horror punk act the Misfits, brought into the band at the tender age of 16 in 1980. Originally a roadie for the band, he was taught how to play guitar by his brother, Misfits bassist Jerry Only, and Glenn Danzig. He a ... More >>

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    June 26, 2013

    Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack Talks Being Hated and Taking Panties in Stride

    Many things define the popular hard rock/metal band Black Veil Brides, depending on whom you ask. For some, it's their distinct appearance of black makeup and paint (decreasing more each year), tight black studded clothing and long hair. For others, it's their inspiration (some might call it a blata ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend

    This weekend is Prince Eve. We understand that. But if you're unable or unwilling to part with the kind of money it takes to see Prince in something smaller than an arena, you can divert yourself with any of these coming attractions:

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    April 25, 2013
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    April 18, 2013
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    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 >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Synth Metal Band Element a440 Hoists Its Genre-Defying Freak Flag

    It doesn't matter who synth metal band Element a440 is playing with. It could be a punk band, a DJ, or death metal group. The outfit's only concern? To put on a theatrically, entertaining show, visually and audibly. In this week's issue, we profiled the band and delved into the details concerning ... More >>

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    November 10, 2012

    The Misfits, Guttermouth, Strung Out, The Vandals, Celebrity Theatre, 11/9/12

    6 Rounds of Punk with The Misfits, The Vandals, Strung Out, and Guttermouth @ Celebrity Theatre| 11/9/126 Rounds of Punk is a dream come true for fans of good ol' punk rock. Okay, so maybe not in 2012, but it would have been a dream lineup a decade or two ago. When tours like this happen, it's often ... More >>

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    October 24, 2012

    Yucca Tap Room's Halloween Party Features All-Star Punk Lineup

    We know there's tons of Halloween parties happening this weekend, with a little something for everyone going down. If you're spending the whole weekend at home noshing on Halloween candy and watching zombie movies, you're doing it wrong. But for fans seeking punk thrills, the Yucca Tap Room is the ... More >>

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    October 18, 2012
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    August 22, 2012

    Just Announced Shows: Snoop Lion, David Bazan, Jimmy Vaughan, Nas, and More

    You remember that infamous clip of Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman? The one where he announced to the world he was retiring from acting to pursue a career as a rap artist? Well, thank Baby Jesus, that turned out to be a hoax. But you know what isn't? Snoop Lion. "I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become ... More >>

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    August 9, 2012

    Kuato & Quaid Brings Sludgy Sounds and Silly Total Recall Jokes

    Guitarist Sonny Decarlo readily admits that his sludge metal/crustpunk quintet Kuato & Quaid probably won't to amount to much in the grand scheme of things. Ditto for his other groups PV Casualties, a sloppy Misfits cover band, and Level T, a weirdo rock ensemble that's featured pots and pans as i ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    I Know You're Here Because I Can Smell Your Brains: Eight Songs About Zombies

    Some guy eats another guy's face while sitting at a bus stop. A student killed his roommate and ate his heart and brain. A New Jerseyan stabbed himself 50 times and threw his guts at the police. If you haven't noticed, we're clearly living at the dawn of the zombie dead. When exactly is Bruce Camp ... More >>

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    May 30, 2012

    Club Candids: Star Wars Turns 35 at Rips

    The year 1977 had a slew of watershed moments for both science fiction and pop culture as a whole. In theatres across the country, George Lucas' bombastic space opera flick Star Wars was blowing up like the Death Star and changing the cinematic landscape. Every child who was lucky enough to witnes ... More >>

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    May 22, 2012

    Pennywise: New Album, New Singer, Same Contentious Vibe

    Punk and hardcore bands aren't usually known for lineup stability, but Hermosa Beach, California, rockers Pennywise had a pretty solid run for their first 20 years of existence. Beyond the death of bassist Jason Matthew Thrisk (they dedicated "Bro Hymn" to him) Pennywise's line-up remained solid a ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Jukeboxes

    See also: Top 10 Songs for Jukebox Warfare In the hands of a capable coin-popper, an Internet jukebox can be a great thing. A little far out Tropicália? That sounds nice. Some classic funk from Parliament? Yes, please. The deep cuts cost more, but can really set the mood. So we're not putting dow ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Up on the Sun's Halloween (Video) Mixtape

    Screamin' Jay wishes you a happy Halloween.​We know it's a school/work night and all, but it's still Halloween, which means you have a perfect excuse for shucking off the Monday blues and getting creepy. There's plenty going on around the Valley: indie-punk supergroup Wild Flag are scheduled t ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Our Favorite Non-Metal Horror Soundtracks

    Don't mess with Huey Lewis fans...​In recent years, horror flicks and metal have enjoyed a loving relationship. Metalheads love horror, and the feeling is mutual. (Where did we put that copy of The Blair Witch 2 soundtrack?) Obviously many metal musicians truly enjoy sci-fi, monster and horror ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Tumblr of the Week: Andrew Jackson Jihad

    ​Wacky local duo Andrew Jackson Jihad has a whole lot of awesomeness to offer on their Tumblr. AJJ is currently on tour with Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and Into It. Over It.The band has just released their new album, Knife Man, about three weeks ago. It's full of enthusiastically perfor ... More >>

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    September 20, 2011

    Metal Goes Pop: Five Examples of Doing It Right

    ​Yesterday our compatriots at Country Grind announced that heavy rockers Torche and Part Chimp will team for upcoming Chunklet-issued 12-inch record that finds Torche covering legendary lo-fi rockers Guided By Voices. Torche have always been a metal band unafraid to embrace big pop sounds, and th ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Cheap Time at Yucca Tap Room, 9-14-11

    Jason P. WoodburyCheap Time​Cheap Time, Vegetable, and Ryan Rousseau and his Desert Children Yucca Tap Room Wednesday, September 14 There are those who like to think of punk as an idea as much as a sound. I like to think I'm one of them, and seeing Tennessee-based rockers Cheap Time, and local ba ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    Scottsdale's Canyon Club Closes, Misfits and Leon Russell Shows Moved

    ​Less than two months ago, we announced the arrival of North Scottsdale's Canyon Club. Just as the venue began gaining ground with music fans, we received word that the venue has officially closed. No further explanation was offered. For now, some of the venue's previously scheduled shows ha ... More >>

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    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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    July 15, 2011

    Canyon Club to Bring The Misfits, Leon Russell, Poco, and More to Scottsdale

    The Misfits​2011 is the year that music geeks finally beat the jocks. When it comes to Valley bars, live music fans seem to be gaining the upper hand. The Red Owl announced its sports grill to music venue conversion earlier this week and now the Canyon Club, formerly Fox Sports Grill in the Scott ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Blacklist Royals at The Trunk Space, 6-27-11

    Wayne SchutskyBlack List Royals​ Blacklist RoyalsThe Trunk Space Monday, June 27 What did you do last night? If you are like most Phoenicians, you did not come out to see the Blacklist Royals rock out at The Trunk Space. Your loss. Despite the lack of a formidable crowd, the Tennessee four-p ... More >>

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    May 29, 2011

    Danzig at Marquee Theatre

    Wikimedia CommonsDanzig (performing at the Sweden Rock Festival).​REVIEW BY DANIEL RAVEN Danzig Marquee Theatre in Tempe Saturday, May 28, 2011For a guy with a reputation for taking himself too seriously, Glenn Danzig seemed unusually genuine and appreciative of his fans last night, ... More >>

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    October 28, 2010
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    October 28, 2010
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    October 26, 2010

    Foxy Shazam at the Rhythm Room Last Night

    ​Foxy Shazam October 25, 2010 Rhythm Room Foxy Shazam left the crowd buzzing about a performance they'll be discussing for days after an exciting, action-packed show at the Rhythm Room last night. Singer Eric Nally came out spinning in circles with a huge grin while wearing face-eater sunglasses ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010
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    July 29, 2010
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    April 19, 2010

    Glenn Danzig Will Be at Mesa's Atomic Comics Saturday

    Considering he was famously knocked the fuck out by a Scottsdale band after an Arizona gig, you might expect Glenn Danzig to avoid Arizona. Nope. The ex-Misfit will appear at Atomic Comics on Country Club Drive in Mesa Saturday, signing his new book from 2 to 3 p.m.Danzig's new book, by the way, is ... More >>

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    January 26, 2010

    Anti-Flag's Political Punk Rocked Hard

    ​The economy sucks... Let's party!Yes, these are the sentiments of Pittsburgh punkers Anti-Flag. If you know anything about the band, these sentiments shouldn't surprise you. The band has made a mark with their strong political views and activism. In fact, The Economy Sucks, Let's Party! tour ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Bon Jovi Comes To Glendale on February 24

    ​If this week's U2 stadium show didn't slake your thirst for overblown artists from yesteryear, the coming weeks and months will undoubtedly satisfy your cravings for throwback acts: KISS is on their way to the Valley, as well as The Misfits, Y&T, MC Hammer, Cameo, and Brian Setzer. You can s ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009
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    November 20, 2008

    Whoop There It Is

    Hey, you got punk in my country. Yo, you got country in my punk.

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    November 14, 2007

    Knockouts and Rock-outs: The Misfits, Kelly Clarkson, Silverchair, and more

    The November 15 music section of Phoenix New Times features a first-person narrative about horror-punk legends The Misfits, penned by Brian Barr, music editor at Seattle Weekly, one of our sister public ... More >>

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    November 2, 2007

    The Freaks Come Out at Night: Calabrese @ PHiX Gallery, Wednesday, October 31

    Over the past 30 days or so, most of Western world has been busying itself in celebration of the annual phantasmagorical feast of fear known as Halloween. As for me, however, I’ve been having a lot of trouble getting into the Halloween spirit.

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    January 6, 2005

    Sex Factor

    All this and First Friday, too

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    October 14, 2004

    Chud Slinger

    Former Misfits drummer has new oo-ee-oo

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    June 10, 2004

    Blood Brothers

    Local family of fiends cranks out horror rock

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