The Ataris

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    August 13, 2014

    How Comic Books, Dario Argento, and Vaporizers Influenced Phoenix's Take Over and Destroy

    The six members of Take Over and Destroy and Bob Hoag are gathered in the lobby of Flying Blanket Recording, the 1947 house in downtown Mesa that producer Hoag has converted into a studio. All focus is on the middle of the room, where two stacks of comic books lean precariously. They aren't origin ... More >>

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    March 1, 2014

    The Ataris - Pub Rock - 2/28/14

    The Ataris Pub Rock 2/28/14 Kris Roe is the perfect cannon fodder for a music reviewer looking to go harsh on a singer. His band is hardly relevant, his recent shows have been fairly lackluster, and he's had his fair share of attitudinal problems. Saying his group, The Ataris, stunk up the joint la ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014
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    October 11, 2013

    11 of Our Favorite Martini Ranch Concerts

    Scottsdale's Martini Ranch is headed for the last roundup this weekend. As we reported last week, the Old Town concert hall/dance club/drinkery/hangout is gonezo after Sunday night as its owners are closing down the joint for good. Three straight nights of live music are scheduled to transpire, ho ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Weekend

    I've never done anything interesting enough to merit a Kickstarter, but if I ever happen to by accident I could do worse than following the example of Northern Hustle, who's celebrating their crowdfunding victory with a CD Release show this weekend. That's just one of the titular must-see Phoenix ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    The Top 10 Phoenix Albums of 2012

    Ladies and gentleman, here are our 10 picks for our favorite Phoenix albums of 2012. Enjoy! See also: -13 Phoenix Bands You Need to Hear in 2013 -Jason P. Woodbury's 10 Best Things I Heard in 2012 -Top 10 Reissues and Compilations of 2012 -Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Phoenix -That Was 2012 Wr ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012

    David Bazan, Rhythm Room, 12/5/12

    David Bazan Band (with members of Jimmy Eat World) @ Rhythm Room|12/5/12David Bazan's grandma spent the evening at the merch table. I'm not sure when exactly it struck me, the realization that Bazan's relentless honesty knows no bounds, and that the man's grandma must be used to it. Maybe it was d ... More >>

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    November 10, 2012

    The Misfits, Guttermouth, Strung Out, The Vandals, Celebrity Theatre, 11/9/12

    6 Rounds of Punk with The Misfits, The Vandals, Strung Out, and Guttermouth @ Celebrity Theatre| 11/9/126 Rounds of Punk is a dream come true for fans of good ol' punk rock. Okay, so maybe not in 2012, but it would have been a dream lineup a decade or two ago. When tours like this happen, it's often ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012

    Strung Out and The Ataris at Nile Theater, 8/5/12 (VIDEO)

    See also: Strung Out's Jason Cruz: Twisted in a Suburban Teenage Wasteland See also: Strung Out at Clubhouse Music Venue, 1/28/12 (VIDEO) See also: Ataris' Kris Roe Explains the Meaning Behind His Arizona Tattoo, Classic Phoenix Venues, and Warped Tour See also: The Ataris at Yucca Tap Room, 3/16/12 ... More >>

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    September 3, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest, our top five must-see shows this week.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Jawbreaker: You're Not Punk, and I'm Telling Everyone

    Every now and then, you stumble across a band that speaks to you at just the right time, and they end up becoming one of your all-time favorites. This group seems to understand what you're going through better than any of your peers, and acts as a gateway drug to all of its influences and similar ba ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Flogging Molly, The Ataris, and SXSW Over the Weekend

    Flogging Molly at Tempe Beach Park Owwwww... St. Patrick's Day is the one day a year where we confuse the warm fuzzies we have for our fellow man for outright hostility. It's also the one day a year we get to punish our bodies for being Irish. At least that's what it felt like I was doing last ni ... More >>

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    March 17, 2012

    The Ataris at Yucca Tap Room, 3/16/12

    The Ataris Yucca Tap Room Friday, March 16, 2012 Kris Roe's had a few near death experiences in Arizona, but he now calls the state home. The rest of the band relocated to Tempe in July and played its first official "local" show last night. Kris Roe has played a couple solo shows here and there, we ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Weekend: Black Tusk, John O'Callaghan, The Ataris, St. Patrick's Day, and Dustin Wong

    Is it just me, or has it been a crazy week? Between all the SXSW craziness (I'm not there, but the sheer amount of reading I've done from people who are feels staggering), the sorta-but-not-really surprise closure of The Clubhouse in Tempe, and trying to stay on top of everything happening on St. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Keep These 10 Songs as Far Away From Your Valentine's Day Playlist as Possible

    The Oatmeal​With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, it seems like everyone is scrambling to find a hook up way to impress a crush or a significant other. A dozen roses and a box of chocolates may seem like a cheesy and overdone gift, but it's a safer bet than some other ideas. We're music ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Incoming: Lenny Kravitz, Creed, The Ting Tings

    ​Uber-American rock and sex icon ​Lenny Kravitz is going to rock Comerica Theatre patrons to their knees. Watching Lenny jam would sure beat seeing Scott Stapp any day of the week.Lenny Kravitz, Creed, The Ting Tings and other artists will be bringing their A-game to the Valley over the nex ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Cut Copy, The Ataris, Colored Water, and Splash Pool Party Over the Weekend

    ​Cut Copy at Marquee Theatre It's about time Cut Copy played in Phoenix. Sure, it would have been great to see them on the In Ghost Colours tour, but last night was a good time for the band to make their first appearance. Fans had plenty of time to memorize the songs from the band's latest alb ... More >>

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    August 13, 2011

    The Ataris at Martini Ranch, 8/12/11

    Although he has been the driving force behind one of the more successful pop punk bands of the last 15 years, The Ataris' Kris Roe seemed just like any other struggling musician last night at the Martini Ranch.

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    August 12, 2011

    Concerts to Catch This Weekend

    ​Holy moly, there's SO many shows going on this weekend. But if The Tubes, Cut Copy, The Ataris, Colorstore, or Laconic aren't your thing (what kind of music do you like, anyway?), Up on the Sun has you covered. Here are a few eccentric shows that may have not have popped up on your radar, from ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    The Ataris, "San Dimas High School Football Rules" (Live Acoustic)

    ​Song: The Ataris, "San Dimas High School Football Rules" (Live Acoustic)Context: The Ataris play Mesa's Underground tonight. The Ataris - San Dimas High School Football Rules Live Acoustic by goodtunes

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    August 19, 2010
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    August 19, 2010
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    August 19, 2010

    Meat Loaf, Hot Hot Heat, Interpol, and More in This Week's Issue

    Meat Loaf for President in 2012?​This week's music feature is on Meat Loaf. The chatty singer just released his 11th studio album, but had lots to say on other subject matters as well. Like for instance, what he would do differently if he were president. (Something rockstars consider often, I'm su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Matt and Kim Play Third Thursday Tonight

    ​Yes, The Valley's ever-fluxing, erm "format modifying," station FM 103.9, better known as The Edge is still hosting those free Third Thursday concerts that brought acts like MGMT, The Ataris and Alien Ant Farm to the open-air mall Tempe Marketplace. Now a mainstay in Old Town Scottsdale's Craftsm ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    The Ataris to Headline Martini Ranch on September 29

    ​ The Ataris will return to Scottsdale on Tuesday, September 29, for a show at Martini Ranch. The pop-punk act has been around for more than a decade and has paved the way for bands like Fall Out Boy, All Time Low and Panic! at the Disco. Although their lineup has changed throughout the year, ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Blue Skies Revisited

    Ataris frontman performs classic disc live

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    December 17, 2008

    Kris Roe Of The Ataris To Perform An Acoustic Show At ChyroArts Next Month, While Fujiya & Miyagi Hits Rhythm Room In March

    Kris Roe, picking at his gee-tar. We got a rather excited-sounding text message on our cell phone last night from Jeremiah Gratza (a.k.a. President Gator) of Stateside Presents informing us of a rather cool upcoming gig he just booked with Kris Roe, singer/songwriter/guitarist for pop-punk band The ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    The Name Game

    Two decades of identity crisis

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    August 19, 2004
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    September 20, 2001

    The Liars Club

    The Liars Club (Self-released)

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    July 29, 1999

    Long Journey Home

    A trio of Valley vets goes for aride down that lonesome highway