If you've been reading this whiskey-drenched, devil-horn-throwing column every week for more than a year, here's a little thank-you flashback to the beginning. In one of the first Metal Mondays installments, I talked about the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles--basically the heavy metal Gra ... More >>
Imagine taking a demonic ride through a girl's mind, filled with fantastic illusions, haunting, heavy melodies, and vengeance against a world that has forgotten her.
To get there you could spend an evening with Otep, one of the most prolific female-fronted bands of the last decade--or have a liste ... More >>
Texas-based thrash metallers Warbeast thrive off meat-grinding riffs, jackhammer double bass, a range of lyrical topics, and 180-degree hooks. Made up of veteran rockers that have been creating music for decades --the members' resumes include Rigor Mortis, Gammacide, and Demonseed-- Warbeast formed ... More >>
Something unusual has been happening recently inside the establishment on the northeast corner of Mill Avenue and University Drive in Tempe: People are having a blast after dark. Lots of people.
Such a thing is commonplace along party-hearty Mill Avenue, given its proximity to Arizona State Univers ... More >>
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See also: Club Candids: Labor Day Retox at Martini RanchOtep Shamaya certainly has some powerful pipes and she ain't afraid to use 'em. Just ask the mass of local music fans who were scorched by the 32-year-old lead screamer singer this past weeke ... More >>
July is almost upon us, which means we're more than halfway through 2011. It's already been a busy year for local music, with dozens of Valley bands releasing new albums, playing local shows, and heading out on tour.
We've picked eight of our favorite local albums released so far in 2011. It w ... More >>
Courtesy of Mindy DuPonteHellen Valley metal band Hellen has always been an anomaly. In a genre dominated by men, Hellen founders (and sisters) Mindy and Desiree DuPonte raged as gutturally and viciously as any testosterone-filled metal band. With Desiree on guitar and Mindy on drums, the pair sh ... More >>
Lemmy from Motorhead has some swag up for grabsThis week, we shared our experiences cooking with Mosh Potatoes, a heavy metal cookbook filled with recipes from rockers like Lita Ford, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Otep. We noted that the most extreme recipe was "Krakatoa Surpri ... More >>
These young people play popular rock music.Zomg, you guys! This week's show announcements include the Jonas Brothers with Demi Lovato. If that news doesn't make your day, then I don't know what to tell you. What's that you say? Jonas Brothers not quite your bag? Well then let Limp Bizkit, Ice Cub ... More >>
We've already hit a lot of the highlights of this week's concert announcements earlier in the week (Yo La Tengo, Mars Volta, Monsters of Folk, The Voodoo Organist) but somehow a big one slipped through the cracks.Yes, Marcy Playground (pictured) is making their long-awaited return to Club Red o ... More >>