Steve McDonald

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Kim Shattuck on How Getting Fired By The Pixies Named Her Album

    The Muffs (Kim Shattuck, Ronnie Barnett and Roy McDonald) have been writing and performing spirited, clever and fierce pop-punk tunes since they formed in the very early 1990s. Their first full-length release in 10 years, Whoop Dee Doo, hit the streets this week and both fans and critics are eating ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    6 of The Best Live Sound Engineers in Phoenix

    The spring of 1989 was period of birth for me: It was the first time I ever played a gig at an club with a PA of it's own. The place was Time Out of Mind in South Phoenix. Not the most reputable club, as some of you may recall, but a place that I got my first experience working with a gigging musici ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Hollywood Alley: An Oral History of "Arizona's Only Ultra-Chic Pissant Hip Dive Bar"

    Rock 'n' roll, to paraphrase punk icon Poison Ivy, is for misfits. A refuge for outsiders, oddballs, or anyone else even a little bit strange. The description is apt for the recently closed Hollywood Alley and much of its patronage. Over its 25-year lifespan, the Mesa rock joint and restaurant, whic ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    OFF!: First Four EPs

    ​Artist: OFF! Title: First Four EPs Release date: November 23 Label: Vice Records In 2010, few things seem more ridiculous than a punk supergroup anchored by two guys who made their most indelible marks on American punk rock nearly 30 years ago. But, damn, OFF! pulled off an unlikely feat, ma ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Revolver Lounge's Grand Opening In Pictures

    Benjamin Leatherman Some of the pulchitrudinous patrons present at Revolver Lounge's debut this past weekend. See more pics from the grand opening in our slideshow​Revolver Lounge in Old Town Scottsdale was definitely a hot place to be this past Friday during its grand opening soiree...lite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Coming Soon to Scottsdale: Revolver Lounge

    ​New year, new nightclub in Scottsdale. When the swank SIX Lounge closed earlier back in April, it figured that such a prime piece of Old Town real estate wasn't going to remain vacant for long. And thanks to the efforts of nightlife entrepreneur Steve McDonald (one of the original proprietors of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    SIX Lounge Returns Later This Year

    The past six months have been pretty brutal if you happen to be a nightlife proprietor in Scottsdale. In addition to Sugar Daddy's shutting its doors (and its former owner getting sent to the pokey), the list of establishments that have flatlined since the start of the year is pretty lengthy, includ ... More >>

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Format Busters

    Songwriting duo Nate Ruess and Sam Means had enough of major-label drama, so now they're calling the shots

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    January 6, 2005

    Red Bull Run

    P-town's Pleasure Squad squeezes into Scottsdale's swank Six Lounge for a Satanic Red Sunday.

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    Critics VS 2002: Rebuilding From Ash

    2002 spent the year in a 9/11 hangover. Through the confusion, notable and amazing works still arose

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Oh, Donnas

    Shaping themselves after rock 'n' roll's bad girls (and boys), the Donnas get punk bitchy

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    The Muffs

    (Sympathy for the Record Industry)

  • Music

    February 20, 1997
  • News

    March 16, 1994

    Pressure Point