Owen Evans

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Revolver Records Continues Series of In-Store Recording Sessions with Andrew Jackson Jihad and ROAR

    Barn. Abandoned hotel. Log cabin. These are just a few locations outside the recording studio that bands have recorded their music. And now: record store. Jared Cox and TJ Jordan of Revolver Records are the masterminds behind Recorded in a Record Store, a compilation album of local bands who did ju ... More >>

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    July 13, 2013

    Anamanaguchi: "Chiptune Isn't Really A Genre, It's A Medium"

    Remember in high school when mom pawned all your old video games 'cuz you never played them anymore? Then, as soon as you got to college and first felt homesick, you ended up buying a used SNES and had to start your cartridge collection from scratch? Thanks a lot, mom. Brooklyn's Anamanaguchi have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    December 5, 2012

    Colorstore's Final Show Will Honor Mark Erickson

    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 >>

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    April 5, 2012
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    December 19, 2011

    Bah, Humbug: Eight Un-Christmas Songs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Music Tapes Tonight at Trunk Space: Listen to an Unreleased Neutral Milk Hotel Track feat. Julian Koster

    Music Tapes​Remember 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Andrew Jackson Jihad Announce Knife Man

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Roar Explains "Christmas Kids"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Locals ROAR do Daytrotter Session

    Johnnie Cluney for Daytrotter​Daytrotter, 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 >>

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    Three's Company

    A trio of Phoenix bands make the scene at South By Southwest

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Must Sea

    A band of local indie rockers quietly builds a name for itself