The news of Mark Erickson's suicide in September hit the Phoenix music community
hard. Erickson was a familiar face on stage, performing in local groups including
ROAR, Gospel Claws, and Sweetbleeders.
But it was Colorstore, the band he fronted for nearly a decade, that most reflects Erickson's com ... More >>
No one loves Christmas more than Juggalos.
Maybe I'm still bummed that Santa won't pay my bills or leave fancy camera equipment under my tree, but Christmas is lame. The holiday makes people mean and greedy -- it must have something to do with all that obnoxious music and eggnog, which is on ... More >>
Music TapesRemember when April Ludgate-Dwyer (played by Aubrey Plaza) of NBC's Parks and Recreation said that her favorite band was Neutral Milk Hotel in an episode last season? That ruled. It was surreal hearing that particular band name dropped on network television -- NMH isn't your garden ... More >>
Everyone's favorite sardonic folk duo, Andrew Jackson Jihad, have announced details regarding their new album, Knife Man, due out on Asian Man Records on September 20.I spoke with bassist Ben Gallaty about the new record."Sean [Bonnette, singer/guitarist] gave me a CD of 13 demos in December. The ... More >>
Roar is a popular band name, but the bewitching vocal-driven pop of Phoenix's Roar makes them stand out from their hard rock contemporaries. Plus, our Roar recorded a Daytrotter session. As much as I'd like to classify Roar as '60s pop, indie pop, beach pop, or vaudeville, frontman Owen Evans su ... More >>
Johnnie Cluney for DaytrotterDaytrotter, the taste-making blog featuring performances by up-and-coming acts, is offering a leg up to another Phoenix act.ROAR, the new project by Asleep in the Sea singer Owen Evans, did four tracks for the site, scoring one of their signature portraits and a pleas ... More >>