The Descendents (Band)

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    October 14, 2014

    The Venomous Pinks Are a Punk Band, Not a Girl Band

    Punk rock comes in all shapes, all sizes, all colors, and all genders. Originally, it was a badge of courage with the ability to supersede all of the aforementioned labels, but somewhere along the way, it has segmented itself like other aspects of society -- probably because of the stupid human brai ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    8 Things We Learned at Summer Ends Music Festival

    It was weird, wild, and wet last weekend. We're talking about Summer Ends Music Festival, Lucky Man Concerts' three-day extravaganza scheduled for Tempe Beach Park. But mother nature had other plans, and after the second huge rainstorm to hit the Valley in month dumped more than an inch of rain, the ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Summer Ends Music Festival Day 2 - Storm of the Century vs The Replacements

    It's on. It's off. It's the end of the world. The sky is falling and I might die without ever seeing The Replacements. What a crazy, rain-filled day Saturday, September 27, was as torrential downpours, micro bursts, and low levels of chaos hit Tempe and almost ruined the fun for fans who flocked t ... More >>

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    September 27, 2014

    Summer Ends Music Festival Canceled Due to Weather

    Well, can't say we're surprised. But we have word that the Summer Ends Music Festival scheduled for today has been canceled. The highlight of today was performances by the Descendents and the Replacements on the national stage, and Black Carl, Fayuca, and Playboy Manbaby on the local stage. There' ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Violent Femmes' Profane Gospel Rock Album Turns 30

    In the "about" section of the Va href="" target="_blank">Violent Femmes official Facebook page, under the "description" header, it currently reads: "Violent Femmes are currently touring in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the release of their fir ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    The Descendents Likely to Play Milo Goes to College in Full This Weekend

    Influential pop punk legends The Descendents paved the way for bands that hit it big, like Blink-182 and Green Day. Descendents may not be a sold-out-arena sort of band, but that's the band's appeal -- Descendents are for underdogs who are unlucky in love and like going to Wienerschnitzel. They are ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Drag the River Shows There's More Similarities Between Country and Punk Than You'd Think

    Though not obvious, the connection is strong between punk and country music. Both genres can be rough around the edges, feature bad-boy frontmen, and contain songs about societal woes. Hank Williams III has turned his country music into a thrashing, moshing affair. Less outwardly abrasive, but no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    10 Classic Punk Records That Actually Kind of Suck

    I put on The Ramones' classic 1977 record Rocket To Russia recently in an attempt to join all of my Facebook friends in their collective sadness at the recent death of Tommy (Erdyli) Ramone. I used to love this record, but now, even though I wanted to feel some sense of loss, it became more and more ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    The Menzingers' Greg Barnett On His Really Serious Internet Beef

    The Menzingers are breaking out. Long known as an essential member of the "orgcore" punk scene based around the website and the annual Gainesville, Florida music festival The Fest, with a Billboard-charting new album Rented World, it is clear the band has transcended the scene. This M ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013
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    August 25, 2013

    FYF Fest Day One: Breeders, FLAG, Yeah Yeah Yeahs - 8/24/13 (PHOTOS)

    Day 1 at Los Angeles' FYF Fest was pretty hectic. Yeah Yeah Yeahs headlined, closing out the first night of the fest opposite of Death Grips. The action packed day also featured rare performances by The Breeders, FLAG, Thee Oh Sees, The Locust, and many more. The festival was divided into four sta ... More >>

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    August 22, 2013
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    August 16, 2013

    Keith Morris Talks FYF Fest and the Future of FLAG

    Last week, we published a segment of our interview with Keith Morris in response to Greg Ginn's lawsuit. The lawsuit talk only made up about five minutes of our 30-minute discussion. The main purpose of the interview was to discuss FLAG's presence at FYF Fest, a two day music festival in downtown L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Should You Buy FYF Fest Tickets This Year?

    My Bloody Valentine is headlining -- of course you should buy FYF Fest tickets; this is a no brainer. Okay, the decision isn't necessarily that simple. Backing up: FYF Fest is a two-day festival that takes place in downtown Los Angeles, featuring a variety of indie, electronic, punk, and comedy acts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Was Coachella 2013 Worth The Drive From Phoenix?

    If you went to Coachella last weekend, you're probably still sunburned, dehydrated, and physically exhausted. Sleeping in your own bed is a glorious feeling after camping out or crashing on a friend's hotel room floor, but some aches and pains are bound to persist. Fortunately, if you had a good-en ... More >>

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    April 2, 2013

    10 Best Punk Bars in Phoenix

    Phoenix has a long tradition of punk bars that serve up cheap beer and fast, aggressive (sometimes sloppy) punk rock. Some great venues have closed over the last few years, and while we dearly miss Jugheads and Rogue West, punk bars continue to thrive in the Valley of the Sun. Most are situated in u ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Black Flag is Coming to Tempe

    Yep, you read that headline correctly. Punk stalwarts Black Flag are making their way to Club Red on Thursday, July 11. It isn't the full lineup, though, and some fans may be disappointed by the lack of Keith Morris, Dez Cadena, Robo, and/or Henry Rollins. Greg Ginn, the band's only continuous membe ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Stop Hating on the 2013 Coachella Lineup

    Each year, like many of you, I impatiently wait for the Coachella lineup to be announced. Sometimes it's disappointing (if Daft Punk says they're not touring, chances are they're not playing the festival), but there's always going be a few redeeming artists. At best the lineup will be amazing, and i ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Official Lineup is Posted

    The wait, as they say, is finally over. You can cease all the speculation of who the hell is officially playing this year's Coachella as Goldenvoice unveiled the lineup in grand fashion. See also: -Who Is Really Playing Coachella This Year? -The Rolling Stones Aren't Playing Coachella, but Some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    First Wave of Punk Rock Bowling Bands Announced, Includes Black "Flag" Reunion Show

    For the past 14 years, Las Vegas' Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival has featured some of the biggest names in punk music. Previous lineups mostly comprised Warped Tour veterans that were big in the '90s -- think NOFX, Rancid, Good Riddance, etc. The festival combines that nostalgia factor with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Top 5 Punk Albums of 2012

    Happy New Year loyal punk fans. If you really tied one on and you're nursing your hangover by chugging some Pedialyte, punk music may be the last thing you want to listen to. But 2012 was a great year for punk releases, which made this list difficult to narrow down to a top five. See also: -10 ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012
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    July 23, 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.

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    July 9, 2012

    The Bouncing Souls and The Menzingers at Nile Theater, 7/8/12 (VIDEO)

    The Bouncing Souls and The Menzingers Nile Theater Sunday, July 8, 2012 See also: The Bouncing Souls' Greg Attonito on Florida, Comet, and ECFU See also: The Menzingers' Tom May Discusses Touring With His Heroes, Like The Descendents and Bouncing Souls If you've seen The Bouncing Souls before, yo ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    The Bouncing Souls' Greg Attonito on Florida, Comet, and ECFU

    See also: The Menzingers' Tom May Discusses Touring With His Heroes, Like The Descendents and Bouncing Souls The Bouncing Souls' recently released its ninth album, Comet, celebrating 26 years of energetic New Jersey punk. "We're doing it for us and them [the audience] almost as a family, it feels ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    The Menzingers' Tom May Discusses Touring With His Heroes, Like The Descendents and Bouncing Souls

    Punk is just too stubborn to die. Because of the genre's tenacity, some young bands are lucky enough to tour with artists that have been making music for decades. The Menzingers have played shows with The Descendents, and the group is currently on the third leg of a tour with The Bouncing Souls. " ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    YACHT at Crescent Ballroom, 6/14/12

    YACHT Crescent Ballroom Thursday, June 14, 2012 Summer usually finds us in the concert doldrums. There are some good shows here and there, but mostly we opt for pool parties and air conditioning while eagerly awaiting fall. This hasn't really been the case this year thanks to a concert calendar ful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions as to how to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend. Friday, June 1: Frequency Fridays @ DWNTWN Fridays used to be one of the pimpest nights of the week at Cent ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
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    May 17, 2012

    Throwback Thursday: What is "Orgcore Punk?"

    We've taken a look at the bands that dominated the '90s with chart topping singles and one hit wonders, but this week, we're doing something different. The term "orgcore" may have you scratching your head more than a cultural institution like Green Day, but it's always been my favorite subgenre of ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    First Five Bands Announced for Punk Rock Bowling 2012

    The term "punk festival" conjures up images of bratty tweens with asymmetrical haircuts crowd surfing at Warped Tour. Remember when Warped Tour actually had punk bands and was, you know, good? It may seem like a bygone era, but the annual

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    January 3, 2012

    Songs With Minimal Lyrics and Maximum Catchiness

    ​New Year's may have been a couple days ago, but let's be honest: you probably still have a lingering headache after partying too hard. That's okay, we've got you covered with our Songs To Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions, Eight Songs for Your Walk of Shame, and now 10 Simple, Yet C ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    More Oral History of Phoenix Skate Punk

    ​Over the past couple weeks I interviewed key members of the early '80s Phoenix skate punk. The results, printed in this week's issue, coincide with this weekend's JFA 30th Anniversary show at Hollywood Alley. Everyone I spoke to was funny, insightful, and has a genuine lifers; people doing it ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    New Found Glory's Steve Klein on New Album, Changes in Pop Punk, and the Fate of International Superheroes of Hardcore

    With the exception of a few heartbreaks, New Found Glory has continued to write music for the past 14 years with minimal obstacles. And since the band's songs largely deal with matters of the heart, you could consider all those bum relationships song fodder. The band is gearing up for the release ... More >>

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    September 25, 2011

    Within These Walls at Nile Theater, 9/24/11 (VIDEO)

    Photos and video by Melissa FossumH2O​ Within These Walls Nile Theater Saturday, September 24 Hardcore may have a niche audience, but H2O's two main messages are universal: 1. "Treat yourself and other people with respect and try to make the world a better place by the fact that you're in i ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    H2O's Adam Blake on Promoting a Positive Lifestyle, Post-9/11 New York City, and Appropriate Times to Hardcore Dance

    ​Within These Walls has a pretty impressive line-up of hardcore acts. H2O is headlining and making their first Arizona appearance since playing with Bane three years ago. We spoke to bassist Adam Blake, who insists that Arizona has not intentionally been skipped. The band likes to play in as ... More >>

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    December 16, 2010
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    July 9, 2010

    Tittsworth, Pat Benatar Dance-offs, Gay Beast, and Other Cheap Thrills This Weekend

    ‚ÄčIn case you're not up on all the latest hip-hop news, Mr. Earl Simmons (a.k.a. DMX) got himself sprung from Sheriff Joe Arpaio's tender care earlier this week after spending four months incarcerated in the county hoosegow. "THE DOG IS OUT THE CAGE!!" exclaimed the hardcore rapper's Twitter on Wed ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010
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    September 4, 2008
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    December 17, 2007

    Cookbook for indie rockers

    They got me by the title of this one: I Like Food, Food Tastes Good: In the Kitchen With Your Favorite Bands. (Remember that old Descendents song that they named this after? I haven't heard it since the cassette player days. Ahh, nostalgia.) Anyway, it's a fun concept and an entertaining read, with ... More >>

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    June 10, 2004


    Under the Influence
    (Suburban Home)