The Germs (Band)

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    The 10 Most Influential Punk Records of Arizona

    This obsession with lists is overwhelming at times. Full disclosure, not a fan, unless it rankles someone somewhere or serves some sort of purpose I can get behind. I enjoy irritating people almost as much as I enjoy making people feel good and I can live with the dichotomy. Perhaps someone should m ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    We Got Power's Dave and Jordan: We Just Loved Hardcore Music

    We Got Power began life as a fanzine started by Dave Markey and Jordan Schwartz in the early '80s as the hardcore punk scene was taking off in Southern California. The book features essays by many of the pioneers from that time who we now recognize as members of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Red Kross, ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013
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    April 26, 2013

    Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba Talks Their New Album: "I'm Forcing It on Everybody"

    Alkaline Trio's songwriting formula works -- Matt Skiba and Dan Andriano share vocal duties in a Jekyll-and-Hyde-like fashion, singing songs about heartache and the macabre. The band has progressed quite a bit from the tongue-in-cheek breakup anthem "Stupid Kid" from 2001's From Here to Infirmary. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2012

    Gregg Turkington on Punk in Tempe, the '80s, and a Band As Good as Black Flag

    Speaking with comedian Gregg Turkington about Phoenix's storied 80's punk scene, yielded plenty of yarns about seeing legendary bands in their prime. However, he also painted a vividly grotesque portrait of Arizona during the Reagan '80s and his own teenage experience in trying to navigate reactiona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 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.

  • Music

    October 11, 2012
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    September 5, 2012

    Suspect in Rogue Bar Stabbings Surrenders Himself to Scottsdale Police

    See also: Stabbing at Scottsdale's Rogue Bar After Argument Leaves Two InjuredThe man accused of stabbing two people at the Rogue Bar this past weekend has been arrested by Scottsdale Police Department. According to a department report, Adam Logan Graham, a 36-year-old resident of Tempe, was taken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Win Tickets to Don Bolles (Germs) DJ Set at Rogue Bar

    See also: Don Bolles Keeps His Nose Clean See also: Arizona Republic Reporter Don Bolles Was Blown to Pieces 33 Years Ago Today See also: Rebel Yell @ Rouge Bar (Slideshow)Punk rocker Don Bolles shares a name with a particularly legendary AZ Republic reporter in Arizona lore (the dude got blown up). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Summerland Tour at Comerica Theatre, 7/3/12

    Summerland Tour Featuring Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Marcy Playground, and Lit Tuesday, July 3, 2012 Comerica Theatre See also: Our full Summerland slideshow, featuring Gin Blossoms, Everclear, Lit, Marcy Playground, and Sugar Ray. See also: Should We Feel Bad About '90s Nostalgia? See als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Mighty Sphincter On Alice Cooper, Phoenix's Punk Past, and The Future

    ​2012 is looking to be a comeback year for infamous Phoenix-born "deathrock" combo The Mighty Sphincter. The mythic band -- part of the same Placebo Records scene that birthed JFA, International Language, and many, many more -- has always been lead by songwriter Doug Clark, and he says that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Halloween at Bar Smith

    Melissa Fossum​Last weekend was full of fun Halloween parties, and Bar Smith exceeded expectations with this week's edition of Sticky Fingers. Don Bolles of The Germs headlined this hipster dance party full of movie stars, sexy costumes, and people dressed as tacos on Friday, October 28. Check ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Weekend Roundup: Loren Battle, Don Bolles of The Germs, Anvil, Charlie Shooter, Honey Tonk CMAs

    Charlie Shooter​ Regardless of where you end up this Halloween weekend, do us a favor: show up in costume. Halloween may not be until Monday, but that's a school night, so we won't blame you for getting 'yer spookified ya yas out this weekend. Each Friday we pick five must-see shows, join us for t ... More >>

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    June 13, 2011

    Foo Fighters Bring the Battle to US Airways Center in October

    Foo Fighters​Is someone getting the best, the best, the best, the best of you? I hope not, but just in case someone is, there's good news on the horizon. Just after 7 a.m. this morning, X 103.9 announced The Foo Fighters are coming to town, on October 16 at US Airways Center. I can't really ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008


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