Jonathan McNamaraPeelander Yellow performs at Sail Inn. On the drive over to Sail Inn tonight, my roommate asked if he was going to understand Peelander Z. It was a fair question. Though the band formed in New York, it's made up of four Japanese transplants.
"Yes," I said, they mostly sing i ... More >>
The Bizarre Bazaar Freak Show at The Firehouse
The traveling circus troupe known as The Hellzapoppin Sideshow Revue spent Saturday night swallowing swords, eating fire and in general defying death in as many ways as possible. The fine circus folk did so as part of the Bizarre Bazaar at Downto ... More >>
Clockwise from top left: The Eastside Jets, Muddy Moneys, Yus, and Westley AllenIf you're into scuzzy rock 'n' roll in this town, you know Westley Allen -- either from his time onstage with The Plainfield Butchers, his gig behind the bar at Time Out Lounge, or as the host of Erratic! Radio o ... More >>
Warped Tour 2011 - coming to a parking lot near youNot a whole lot of new shows to announce this week, but at least there's a Warped Tour for that. The venerable punk rock tour is now in its 17th year, a rather impressive feat in this day and age. Bands such as NOFX, Poison The Well, Gym Class He ... More >>
The AggrolitesNovember 12, 2010
Despite the chilly autumn air outside, the Aggrolites warmed up the Sail Inn with the sounds of summer last night.
It was one of those shows where everyone checked their worries at the curb, knowing the Aggrolites' feel-good vibe would make caring a ... More >>
Future Loves Past, or whatever they want to be called tomorrow, is a favorite at the new Long Wong's.Regulars at the new Long Wong's have a new favorite band. What are they called again? They change their name practically every five minutes, but for now they're going by Future Loves Past and they ... More >>
Song: The Aggrolites, Free TimeContext: You've got your choice of American reggae bands this week with both The Aggrolites and Pepper coming to town. Both have shows on Friday -- choose wisely.
The Aggrolites - Free Time by KROQ
Interesting week for incoming shows. There's the run of the mill Roger Clyne show, as well as another Miniature Tigers show -- both of which are swelling my heart with Arizona pride.
So why choose to talk about a British rock band called The Heavy? For starters, their infernally catchy son ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaThe Dirty Heads. See more shots in our Red Bull Soundclash slide show.I've said it before: With very few exceptions (well, really one exception, The Aggrolites) white reggae is a pox upon America. So, believe me, it's not that I wanted to go see The Dirty Heads play last night's Re ... More >>
The original lineup of the Pogues, who impressed with aplomb last night at the Marquee Theatre."Tell me why people are willing to pay $60 to see an old fucking Irish punk band."
This was the mandate that was handed down by music editor Martin Cizmar when I mentioned my desire to review last nigh ... More >>
Twitpic of last night's Pogues show by ickmusic.Thanks to the stream-of-consciousness immediacy that is Twitter, its possible to get a glimpse into the thought processes of many an Internet user.
Witness the progressions of Pete Icke's opinions in regards over the course of yesterday evening in ... More >>
Victor PalaganoThe Aggrolites on stage at The Clubhouse.In it's pure, island-bred, form reggae tends to make pretty poor sing-along music for white people. Sure, "Buffalo Soldier" seems like a good sing-a-long, given it's perfect pace and easily learnable lyrics, but when push comes to shove, in t ... More >>
The Aggrolites Make 'Em Sing And Skank At The Clubhouse
The Aggrolites, who played Tempe's Clubhouse Music Venue last night, draw crowds wherever they go. It's white reggae, sure, but it somehow manages to not come off as ridiculous as a bunch of Babylonians playing music associated with a religion ... More >>
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Up on the Sun:The Aggrolites, Pool Parties, Mixology, First Friday, "Butterscotch Swag" and More Over the Weeke ... More >>