In case you've got the memory of Mr. Magoo, Beck's latest musical release wasn't an album. Instead, it was just a book of sheet music. Called Song Reader, the book includes over 100 pages of original artwork and 20 songs that Beck wants you to bring to life. Already dozens, perhaps hundreds, of folk ... More >>
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 >>
After the first Presidential debate this last Wednesday, much ado was made about Mitt Romney's gleeful pledge to stuff and baste Big Bird by cutting federal funding to PBS and other pinko commie media outlets.
Phoenix folk-punk heroes Andrew Jackson Jihad are clearly fans of the monstrous alphabet ... More >>
Purity Ring @ Crescent Ballroom|8/31/12
Lesson of the day: don't overestimate the obscurity of a band. Or, at least check ticket sales. I went to Purity Ring confident that standing room would be still available for me and my girlfriend, but I was the only one able to get in. I needed to cover this ... More >>
Andrew Jackson Jihad, Liam and The Ladies, Dogbreth, Good Amount, The Brass Lung
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 >>
Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun. Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.
Friday, April 6: Skeletonwitch @ Nile Theater
You'd never know it if you took their black t-shirts, black ... More >>
Andrew Jackson Jihad's Sean Bonnette on Knife Man and Gawker
In 2004, George "Dubya" Bush was president, we confirmed that there was water on Mars, the last Oldsmobile rolled off the production line, and the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time since 1918. All of these e ... More >>
Andrew Jackson JihadWelcome to another installment of Up on the Sun's 2011 Review. Over the next week, we'll be counting down our favorite songs, shows, national and local releases of 2011. Enjoy!
Okay. I'm done. Spent. No more lists.
The reissues list was hard. The show list was hard. The ... More >>
Photos and video by Melissa FossumFrank TurnerFrank Turner and The Sleeping Souls
Monday, October 10, 2011
A sold-out, super energetic Monday night show is somewhat of a rarity in Phoenix (or, you know, anywhere). British punk/folkie Frank Turner had no problem selling out Rhyth ... More >>
Well, he's done it.
Sean Bonnette, one half of Valley mainstays Andrew Jackson Jihad, lover of hip-hop, passionate defender of all things Phoenix, has moved away.
But don't get up in arms. "This is just a temporary thing," Bonnette says of his recent move to Chicago to be with his girlfriend. ... More >>
At the start of this year, Martin Cizmar wrote an excellent piece about local folk-punks Andrew Jackson Jihad. Though the band is known for lyrically dense, poignant songs, they also have a reputation as being damn funny guys.
The duo, comprised of guitarist/singer Sean Bonnette and bassist Ben ... More >>
Stephanie CarricoAndrew Jackson Jihad has some interesting thoughts on the differences and coexistence of Central and Downtown Phoenix.Sean Bonnette and Ben Gallaty of local duo Andrew Jackson Jihad have some interesting thoughts on the differences between the areas within Phoenix. The city may b ... More >>
'Tis the season to write songs about killing Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
This past week I detailed how folk-punkers Andrew Jackson Jihad and other local bands had penned songs for the recent Chronicles of Sheriff Joe record that decries his racist tendencies and invokes murderous notions of o ... More >>
Two interesting articles about the effect SB 1070 is having on Arizona music came out this week -- and I'm sharing them not just because I'm quoted in them.Dan Gibson, who does some freelance work for New Times, penned a piece for Fox News which says that so far most of the talk about concert can ... More >>
Bonnie Prince Billy (a.k.a. Will Oldham) doing what he does best.
I've never seen Modified Arts as packed as it was last night during Will Oldham's performance as Bonnie Prince Billy. And it's no surprise why. More than 60 people jammed into the downtown Phoenix music venue to watch the iconic and ... More >>