[The Valley is a big place, and it puts out more interesting music than we could ever hope to cover. Every week or so, Mike Bogumill will use this space to cover a little more of it. - Ed.]
The goal of this column is to document, explore, and create awareness for interesting things happening in loc ... More >>
Do not cross Miranda Lambert.
You can go see her perform on Thursday, at Desert Sky Pavilion, and you can listen to her music, and you can probably even say you're a big fan, or go buy a t-shirt.
But crossing her does not seem to be a good idea, if the subject matter of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, her ... More >>
For the past 14 years, Las Vegas' Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival has featured some of the biggest names in punk music. Previous lineups mostly comprised Warped Tour veterans that were big in the '90s -- think NOFX, Rancid, Good Riddance, etc. The festival combines that nostalgia factor with th ... More >>
Photo by Melissa FossumFat Mike (NOFX)NOFX at The Marquee Theatre, 1/7/12
Photo by Melissa FossumNOFX at The Marquee TheatreFat Mike painted a grim picture of Arizona a couple weeks ago. He was convinced that nobody goes to shows in Phoenix anymore because it's on its way to becoming ... More >>
Saturday, January 7, 2012
See the full NOFX slideshow here.
Fat Mike painted a grim picture of Arizona a couple weeks ago. He was convinced that nobody goes to shows in Phoenix anymore because it's on its way to be coming the next Detroit.
Sure, we've got our issues, but NOF ... More >>
It was somewhat of a surprise that NOFX sold out last night's Marquee Theatre show at the very last minute. In spite of Fat Mike's poo problems and outspoken attitude toward our city, we welcomed the band with open arms and screamed along to the songs as if our lives depended on it.
To top off our ... More >>
What happens when a promising young pop band's album gets rejected by the major label they've signed a seven-album contract with? In the case of The Maine's Pioneer, the band says "screw it," and releases it anyway.
Of course, the story is more complicated than that, which singer John O'Callaghan ... More >>
NOFX has been a mainstay of punk rock for almost 30 years. The band has gained notoriety for its antics and activism, recently getting banned from Emo's in Austin because frontman "Fat Mike" Burkett tricked the audience into believing he served free tequila shots mixed with his own urine.
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Will Anderson (right) sings along with a member of My Mind at a 2008 gig.Renowned local punk promoter Will Anderson, who recently left the Valley and is the subject of this week's music feature, has lost count of the number of shows he's attended or promoted over the past 20 years. "I can't re ... More >>
Most break-ups end horribly, and reunions are often just as rocky. Despite the original magic, it's nearly impossible to recapture the love.
But sometimes it's not so dramatic. Haffo had one of those rare breakups where you actually can still be friends with your ex and it's not that awkwa ... More >>
If you can't get enough of songs like "I Want To Know What Love Is," "Cold As Ice" and "Urgent," then you're in luck because Foreigner is making their way to Phoenix in January.If punk rock, underground hip-hop, or cabaret punk are more your style, plenty of venues will be able to offer you ... More >>
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 >>
The local heartthrobs of The Maine: Better than NOFX and Bad Religion.
Until yesterday, I used to loathe the Warped Tour.
Not because of the bands or music, mind you, but rather because of some bad experiences I'd had while attending the annual summertime mega-tour.
When the Warped Tour first c ... More >>
VW TrainwreckDramaturgy(self-released)"Punk rock, comedy, and politics" can be a great combination -- look at NOFX. But when a local band declares they're playing with these elements in their self-penned biography, I get a little nervous. VW Trainwreck's new album, Dramaturgy, is exactly why.
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Bay area punkers NOFX are scheduled to perform on Saturday at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe.
We'll give you three guesses as to why there's only one concert listed on Sunday (and the first two don't count).
As music editor Martin Cizmar reported earlier this week, no one wants to compete with the A ... More >>