Preston Bryant

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Andrew Jackson Jihad: Google Chatting About Optimism and Hipsterism

    Folk punk heroes Andrew Jackson Jihad are one of the most recognizable fixtures in the Valley's independent music scene, and Sean Bonnette, the band's frontman, is one of the most down-to-earth, friendly musicians I've ever met. I've often bumped into Bonnette at local dive bars or kickass shows and ... More >>

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    April 7, 2012

    Andrew Jackson Jihad and More, Trunk Space 8th Anniversary, 6/5/12

    Andrew Jackson Jihad, Liam and The Ladies, Dogbreth, Good Amount, The Brass Lung Trunk Space Friday, April 6, 2012 By Benjamin Horowitz In recent years, the Trunk Space's anniversary parties have been a low-key. Snacks, a cake, an iPod loaded with local tunes. Folks gathered around tables, catch ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    You Can Stream the New French Quarter Album Right Now

    French Quarter, The Desert Wasn't Welcome​ Phoenix indie-poppers French Quarter have a new album due out on Off Tempo Records in October, but lucky you: you can hear the whole thing right now. Recorded at the indie-famous Dub Narcotic Studios in Olympia, Washington, the album is the latest in a ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Abstinence, French Quarter, Tacocat, and Forever at YOBS, 6-27-11

    Taco Cat​ Abstinence, French Quarter, Tacocat, and ForeverYOBS in TempeMonday, June 27The cops who patrol the Farmer neighborhood handing out noise violations can rest a little easier at their posts. Last night, YOBS, a.k.a. Ye Olde Bike Saviours, a.k.a. Tempe's noisiest punk rock house venue/art ... More >>

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    May 12, 2010

    French Quarter Releases New Record, Heads Out on Tour

    ​Looks like Stephen Steinbrink has decided to "get the band back together." May 17 marks the release date of It's Not Just Kissing and marks the full-length return of French Quarter, the "band name" under which Steinbrink recorded and toured for several years. Steinbrink, aided in concert by ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Nothington at the Phix: A private performance

    by Frances Michelle Lopez​        I don't think I have ever paid $10 to see a punk band before. Growing up, I was raised with that $5 or no one turned away sort of punk rock mentality, the kind of ideal that hardcore forefathers like Ian MacKaye had deeply i ... More >>