Ryan Prier

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    The Black Moods: "We Want People to be Sad to Our Songs, and Also Have Sex to Our Songs."

    Black Moods fans eagerly anticipating the release of the rock band's follow up to their eclectic self-titled debut album will have to hold their breath a little longer. The Phoenix-based trio is tabling their upcoming album for a short time in an effort to strengthen the material, lengthen the album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    The Black Moods: We're Trying To Get A Grip On The Business Side

    When opportunity knocks, local rock and rollers The Black Moods are usually the first ones to answer. On Saturday, December 14, at the True Music Festival, the Black Moods will be part of a group of artists ranging from the psychedelic sound of the Flaming Lips all the way to Wiz Khalifa. TMF found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    This is officially the last week where of the year where you're allowed to believe you have authority over the Christmas-music-listening habits of others, and I hope to god you don't waste it. When you're done yelling at the guy in the gift department at Macy's for playing Wonderful Christmastime o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    Typically we just give you a chance, in these weekly previews, to see shows. But something-something-Web-2.0, and now user interaction is important. So go see shows, if you want to be Web 1.0 about it... or you can go to Zia and try out to be a Heavy Metal Television VJ. Your call. (Or you could ju ... More >>

  • Music

    August 8, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 16, 2013

    The Black Moods - RockBar Inc., Scottsdale - 6/15/2013

    The Black MoodsRockBar Inc., ScottsdaleJune 15, 2013 Old Town Scottsdale came alive last night when The Black Moods blew the roof off Rockbar. On the street, the usual busy social scene of Scottsdale seemed mellow for a Saturday night. But inside, it was apparent word of mouth had spread, emptying ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    The Black Moods: "The Cover Band Thing Is Almost Like An Epidemic"

    Somewhere outside of Phoenix, in the blistering desert, towering rock and roll legends of the past buried a time capsule containing the key to a long lost sound. Through perseverance, talent and brilliance, The Black Moods from Tempe, AZ seem to have uncovered that capsule and tapped into the secret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    The Lowdown on Last Exit's Situation

    Loads of people were biding a fond farewell to Last Exit Bar & Grill in Tempe this past Saturday night at its sixth anniversary party. As I reported last week, the affair was ostensibly the music venue's last hurrah before closing for good due to its co-owners Devin Schulte and Brannon Kleinle ... More >>