Ryan Butler

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The 10-Year Anniversary of Danzig Getting Punched in the Face

    July 3, 2004. Rock 'n' roll infamy. It's been 10 years since "the punch," and I'd be lying if I told you I hated it. You see, I was in local punk act North Side Kings, and now-legendary Glenn Danzig slayer Danny Marianino was my bandmate in 2004 (and is still my friend today). I was there in Tuba C ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    The Dark Noise of Phoenix Musician Gog

    Over the course of Phoenix's rich musical history there are certain bands that have cemented themselves as ambassadors for their craft. Gog is a band comfortably in this category. The creative entity of Mike Bjella, Gog is a presence in music that eludes classification to an almost frustrating exten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Landmine Marathon to Perform at Metallica's Orion Festival

    See also: Metallica Curates Orion Music and More Festival: Who Picked Which Bands? Lucero's Brian Venable on Metallica Being Dead to Him, ATO Records, and Women & Work When Metallica revealed the lineup for Orion Music and More, the two-day festival curated by the band members themselves, plenty o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Numbers On Napkins: Borrachos, Chingasos Y Rucas

    Numbers On Napkins - Borrachos, Chingasos & Rucas​Artist: Numbers On Napkins   Title: Borrachos, Chingasos Y Rucas   Basics: How about some good ol' fashioned AZ punk, compliments of local quartet Numbers On Napkins. Lead by the prolific Chase Stain, Borrachos was produced by ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    The Underground Opens for Business. Will the Nile Theater Soon Do the Same?

    Jonathan McNamara A crowd gathers outside the alleyway entrance of the Underground during its soft opening.​By all accounts, the soft opening of the Underground this past weekend was a big success. According to Erin Peters of the Mantooth Group, more than 160 people turned out on Frid ... More >>

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Legacy of Brutality

    Here come the hits -- and the punches

  • News

    April 21, 2005


    Letters from the week of Thursday, April 21, 2005

  • News

    March 31, 2005


    Letters from the week of March 31, 2005

  • Music

    January 29, 1998

    Charity at Home

    Local benefit show focuses attention on imaginative east Mesa after-school program