In true Slayer fashion, there was no sanctuary for anyone within earshot when the band came through town for a killer show along with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus this past Saturday night. Yes; some might only assume that Comerica Theatre was overrun with fighting and headbanging boozers and low ... More >>
Crossing our fingers, but we haven't heard a single Christmas song yet. We hope the holiday hasn't yet entered your ears either, and to keep it that way, here are six suggestions for great music to hear this weekend that won't make you want to strangle yourself with tinsel. For more options, check ... More >>
There are three bands about to come through Phoenix that have, collectively, been writing, recording, playing and influencing heavy metal for around 100 years. One. Hundred. Years. You might think, yeah, okay; that's impressive. What if I also said that, collectively, these bands have released mor ... More >>
In spring of last year, Stephen Rose shot an email to Jen Long and Matt Flag about an idea he had. Each of the three headed independent labels that release cassette tapes: Rose had SEXBEAT, Long ran Kissability and had a hand in Transgressive Records alongside Rose, and Flag oversaw Suplex Cassettes ... More >>
Despite the chill in the air, many of you have been champing at the bit to slip on a wifebeater, draw Xs on the back of your hands, and slam-dance to classic East Coast hardcore and old-school straight-edge thrash. When Boston's Slapshot makes its first trip to the desert in 20 years, you'll get y ... More >>
Hawaii-bred reggae rock group Iration take change in stride. Each of their albums explores a different side of their musical influences--ranging from drummer Joseph Pickens' love for Lamb of God to lead vocalist/guitarist Micah Pueschel's penchant for the Beatles--while keeping their roots in tradit ... More >>
So are you a Tribute-John guy, or a Tribute-Paul guy? Or a Tribute-George guy, I guess? This question and more answered in this week's list of five Phoenix-area shows this weekend.
Suicidal Tendencies @ Marquee Theatre| Friday, September 21As I moved through the crowd tonight during Suicidal Tendencies' make-up date at Marquee Theatre, I stopped to lean against a rail. An older woman in front of me was texting on her phone. As my eyes wandered to the bright glow of her iPhon ... More >>
See also: Johnny Volume Brings the "Delinquency" Punk Rock DJ Night Back to Yucca See also: DJ Johnny Volume Talks Local Punk, Avail, and More See also: Johnny Volume: "[Waylon Jennings] Truly Did Not Give a Fuck..." One of the Valley's longer-running punk rock nights is about to go D.O.A. (See wh ... More >>
See also: We Chat with John Holmberg About "Mom Farts" See also: A Closer Look at KUPD's MILF Contest Phoenix heavy music fans, prepare to bust out the heavy metal sex playlist and celebrate: KUPD has announced Desert Uprising, a huge, two-day metal festival headed to Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pav ... More >>
Looking forward to seeing Suicidal Tendencies this weekend at the Marquee Theatre? Well, so were we, but we have bad news: The band has rescheduled this weekend's performances in Phoenix for Friday, September 21 at the Marquee Theatre (with the same support acts, BroLoaf and Perpetual lined up, as w ... More >>
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 >>
Metal legends Metallica recently announced the two-day Orion Music and More Festival, where the band will headline each night by playing a different classic album, Ride the Lightning and The Black Album, in their entirety. There's a super-long video on the festival site featuring an interview with t ... More >>
Michael KiwanukaWelcome 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! I'm already regretting this one. I left so much off this list it hurts, deserving songs from the li ... More >>
It's been a long time since we've heard from thrash-metal stalwarts, Suicidal Tendencies. Most of the 2000s were void of any new albums, as the band lay dormant following their 1990s retirement. The good news for all you "cyco" fans is that as of 2009 original frontman Mike Muir has dusted ... More >>
Stephen Bruner, better known as ThundercatStephen Bruner, it's safe to say, is one interesting dude. When he's not doing session work for Snoop Dogg, Eric Benet and Flying Lotus -- he was featured on FlyLo's latest album, Cosmogramma, on the track "Mmmhmm" -- Bruner plays bass for Suicidal Tenden ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaScott Weiland performs last night with Stone Temple Pilots at Tempe Beach Park during the first night of Arizona Fall Frenzy.Scott Weiland didn't take a header off the stage last night at Arizona Fall Frenzy. Nor did he accidentally reveal he was lip-synching or abusing heroin for th ... More >>
As much as we like to deny that we were awkward teenagers, the fact remains that we most certainly were. When I think of my own teenage years, I tend to reflect on the music that I really liked. While I started to come around in my late teenage years, the early portion reflected a certain ge ... More >>
The local heartthrobs of The Maine: Better than NOFX and Bad Religion. Until yesterday, I used to loathe the Warped Tour. Not because of the bands or music, mind you, but rather because of some bad experiences I'd had while attending the annual summertime mega-tour. When the Warped Tour first c ... More >>
The Burt Bacharach concert at Orpheum Theatre scheduled for Sunday, September 28 has been cancelled, LiveNation announced today. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
Metallica’s next studio album, Death Magnetic, leaked onto the Internet yesterday, after a French retailer started selling copies of the album ten days before its scheduled release date of September 12.
Body of Scars