Stefan Pruett

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    April 15, 2013

    Vial of Sound - Crescent Ballroom - 4/13/2013

    Vial of Sound @ Crescent Ballroom, 4/13/2013 Obviously, I was not at Coachella. But I don't get what the big deal about it is, so I didn't care. Besides, something great happens when a bunch of local talent comes together. Sure, music scenes have their pitfalls, their petty grudges, the recycled re ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Metro Phoenix 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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    October 6, 2012

    Zero Zero, Rogue Bar, 10/5/12

    Zero Zero Album Release Party @ Rogue Bar | 10/5/12As you might notice by the timing of this posting, I come from that age-old school of being fashionably late. (I try to limit these things to social gatherings, dinner dates and house parties, but every so often the habit bleeds over into work.) I'v ... More >>

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    October 1, 2012

    Peachcake is Big in Norway (Here's a Video Proving It)

    Peachcake, the colorful local dance band knows how to put on an entertaining live show with plenty of funky outfits and confetti to go around. The band recently performed at a Norwegian music festival for the second time and has somewhat of a cult following abroad. Check out the enthusiasm of Peac ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    Peachcake Explains "The World Is Our Platform To Mean Something"

    Local electronic pop band Peachcake is used to putting out fun, dance-y music with existential lyrics, and their latest single, "The World Is Our Platform to Mean Something," is no exception. You won't hear many pop songs indirectly inspired by soil these days, but this track is one of them. The son ... More >>

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    July 10, 2012

    Flier of the Week: Peachcake

    As you might be able to infer from the colorful vikings on the flier, Peachcake is pretty stoked for their upcoming trip to Norway.To spread the love before they get to Europe, they'll be gigging on Wednesday at the Monarch Theatre. Doctor Bones, Paperbird and Wino Vino will be gettin' down too."Aft ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    TABS Remixes Indie Pop and EDM Hits into Ass-Shaking Extravaganzas

    In last week's issue of New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun. See the entire list: 10 Phoenix Bands You Should Be Listening to Th ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Peachcake Explains "You Matter" Video

    ​Any fan of the local electronic pop band Peachcake knows the guys are a fun, colorful bunch who aren't afraid to act silly or don costumes on-stage. The new video for their song "You Matter" is a perfect reflection of the band, showcasing their sunny musical outlook and do-it-yourself work ethic ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    Peachcake Hosts Paint for Peace on World AIDS Day (Free Mix)

    ​ For as much awareness that has been brought upon HIV in recent years, it's still called an "unhuggable" disease because of the stigmas and misconceptions surrounding it -- though, no, hugging someone with AIDS will not cause you to catch it yourself (duh).In an effort to educate community member ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Peachcake Gives Away Customized iPod for Facebook "Like"'s

    This is the iPod you could win from Peachcake​Local electro pop band Peachcake may be just one of the most social media savvy bands in the Phoenix area. The group crafted a cool Facebook "Like" drive, where you can enter to win a customized iPod simply for "Liking" their Facebook page. Existing fa ... More >>

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    November 3, 2011

    Hemoptysis Explains "M.O.D." (VIDEO)

    HemoptysisThere's nothing more metal than shooting a music video in 100 degree-plus heat in the Arizona summer.That's exactly what local metal band Hemoptysis did for their new clip, "M.O.D.," off their debut full-length album, Misanthropic Slaughter. The video was shot this past September at an aba ... More >>

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    November 2, 2011

    Sound Off: Peachcake's Stefan Pruett on Moe'Z Art, Hemoptysis, and Decker

    Clockwise from top left: Moe'Z Art, Decker, Hemoptysis, Peachcake​Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly feature, Sound Off, in which Jason P. Woodbury is joined by a different guest each week to listen to and discuss three tracks from local Phoenix artists. If you would like your son ... More >>

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    May 27, 2011

    Peachcake Gives This Wasn't Our Plan EP Away for Free

    Rebecca Anne Ruiz'This Wasn't Our Plan,' from Peachcake​It's been less than a month since local pop band Peachcake released their current EP, This Wasn't Our Plan, and if you haven't gotten a copy yet, now you can download the disc for free at According to singer Stefan ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    April 28, 2011

    Peachcake's "You Matter," Explained by the Band

    Katherine VegaPeachcake​In this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, local electro pop band Peachcake catches the Valley up on what they've been up to the past year and how they've matured since they came together. Recently, the International Peace Bureau made the song "Were We Ever Really Rig ... More >>

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    February 18, 2011

    Dark Mark, Calvin Harris, Liam's Problem, and Other Weekend Events

    ​The dubstep scene is the Valley right now. How big? There are at least four different nightsdevoted to the bass-heavy dance music genre by our count. For instance, the cats over at Subversion are bringing in some of the biggest dubstep DJs in the world every Thursday night, including Jakwob, ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Bob Log III, Adam Arcuragi, Sticky Fingers' Michael Jackson Tribute, and More

    The ladies love Bob Log III, who's scheduled to perform at Chopper John's on Saturday Night.​Although downtown may or may not be ovah (depending on the particular mood of our fair editor Martin Cizmar), but in the meantime, East Phoenix might just be coming alive when it comes to live music. In a ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Peachcake, Tremulants, Man About a Dog, And Other First Friday Gigs Worth Attending

    Peachcake is scheduled to perform tonight at Civic Space Park.​If attending myriad First Fridays have taught us anything, it's that the name of the game is truly "right place, right time." Example: You could spend the entire evening over on Grand Avenue gawking at the various pint-sized art spaces ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009
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    December 3, 2009
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    September 15, 2009

    Peachcake Does Daytrotter

    ​Local psychedelic dance duo Peachcake are the latest Phoenix band to record a session for Daytrotter, an influential Chicago music blog. Like Dear and the Headlights and some others before them they were treated to a cool mid-fi recording session and the above portrait -- though we have to say it ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Reflections On Clarity: Stefan Pruett of Peachcake

    "The truth is, I probably don't know Jimmy Eat World's emerald lionized gem, Clarity like the rest of them out there. However, I must impart that the fact that it resonates with everyone from hard rock gurus to the disjunctive hipster DJ and Dance crowd is certainly characteristic of something that ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008
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    June 25, 2008
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    January 17, 2007

    More Peachiness

    Damn, a glitch in the interweb prevented this from going up with the previous post about the swell kids in Peachcake, Stefan Pruett and Johnny O'Keefe. Stefan sent me over these tracks for all you fans and haters out in the blogosphere to scope out. But also, besides the nifty compilation CD I wrot ... More >>

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    March 23, 2006

    More is More

    Too much of a good thing is just right at SXSW

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    February 9, 2006

    Waste Not

    Time is of the essence at Oh Shit! A Fest? Here's our users' guide

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    March 24, 2005

    Three's Company

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

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    October 21, 2004

    Tastes Like Teen Spirit

    Peachcake serves up electronic party music for the indie rock crowd.