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:
It was 1993 when Brandon Capps and a few like-minded friends started coordinating the first Beautiful Noise "shoegaze" festivals around Arizona. But 20 years ago, shoegaze wasn't a compliment. It was an insult, a pejorative tossed at the kind of guitarist who stared down at his pedals, waiting for t ... More >>
Vagabond Gods @ Rogue Bar|2/2/13For a band like Vagabond Gods, Rogue Bar is the perfect place: rough around the edges, obscure, uh, rogue. As we've talked about before, lead singer/screamer and guitarist Bryant Vazquez also divides his time between three other projects.
First, there's Sedona's dec ... More >>
The Men and Lower Dens
Thursday, June 28
In a two-for-one deal that worked out swimmingly, the combined bills of Lower Dens and The Men converged at Sail Inn for a two-stage show that felt like a mini-festival.
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The term "shoegazer" may have been birthed as a pejorative, but at this point, it's practically a badge of honor. The shoegaze movement of the '90s, which found British and American bands drenched in reve ... More >>
Normally, a band releasing three albums in one year would be a big deal. But in the case of Japanese power trio Boris, the rapid-fire output is less surprising than the diversity featured on the albums.
Over the course of Heavy Rocks (the group's second album sporting the title), Attention Plea ... More >>
There's so much to report and so little Internet to shove it in. First things first: the small bit of youth music we've witnessed in the Western United States convinces me thoroughly that my generation of American musicians has the studiousness and audacity to be emotionally unflinching in th ... More >>
Lydo LeYuki Chikudate of Asobi SeksuAsobi Seksu
March 13, 2011
I'm greatly fascinated by Dreampop/Shoegaze bands.You know, the typical reverb-drowned vocals, and ear-shattering distortion running through the guitars.I'm fairly certain the best indication of a good shoegaze concert h ... More >>
YuckYuckThursday, February 10, 2011Rhythm Room, PhoenixMy ears are still ringing as I write this, and I couldn't be happier. Normally, I loathe doling out such large amounts of damage to my eardrums, but if it was at the hands of North London buzz band Yuck, then I think I can take it. Shoegaze i ... More >>
Becky BartkowskiWelcome to 21 Questions, a regular feature where PHXmusic.com goes to the favotire hangout of a notable Phoenician and asks the "big" questions. This week we met up with DJ William Reed at Middle Eastern restaurant Fattoush in Phoenix. Reed walks into Fattoush and greets the ... More >>
The La Vida truck's hiding a secret...At the Scottsdale Old Town Farmers' Market this weekend, we caught up with Joe Garcia of La Vida Locavore and got the inside scoop on a new "covert culinary dinner" project called Stealthy Table. Basically, it's like the food versio ... More >>
It's hard to take Wavves serious, but really, that's kind of the point. Everything about the project, the work of California "Weed/Beach Demon" Nathan Williams, comes across as tossed off: the scuzzy, no-fidelity sound of the records, the "So Bored" lyrical stance, the moronic misspelling of the ... More >>
Music Editor/Ambassador of the Funk Martin Cizmar got things kicking with his Friday picks for this year's edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, so I figured I should divulge my picks for Sunday's lineup. My sensibilities are different than most people's. Last year's Coachella l ... More >>
Set times are confirmed! Set your Coachooser accordingly!Well the long wait is over: those in power at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Goldenvoice) have released the set times for this weekend's affair. An initial glance at things shows a pretty smooth flow for the weekend, with mini ... More >>