The Knesset

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    December 28, 2012

    13 Phoenix Bands You Need to Know in 2013: The Complete List

    As 2012 draws to a close, we couldn't be more optimistic about the state of music in the Valley of the Sun. With new bands emerging from various scenes and subgenres, it can be hard to keep up with the latest in Phoenix music. What follows are our picks for 13 acts that will make an impact on the S ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 14, 2012

    Me Vale Madre: Electronic Math Folk Band Doesn't Give a F*ck

    As 2012 draws to a close, we'll be looking forward to the 2013 and spotlighting 13 Phoenix bands that will be making a mark on the Southwest throughout the new year. Our first entry in the series comes from writer Troy Farah, focusing in on new "math folk" band Me Vale Madre. If you need to brush u ... More >>

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    December 1, 2012

    Gospel Claws, Crescent Ballroom, 11/30/12

    Gospel Claws, Sleep Money, Vial of Sound, Knesset, Zero Zero, Me Vale Madre @ Crescent Ballroom Leave it to Crescent Ballroom to have such a fantastic representation of local acts here in metropolitan Phoenix. Last night may have been an LP release party for Gospel Claws, but the lineup (including ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Arc In Round, Yucca Tap Room 10/22/12

    Arc In Round @ Yucca Tap Room|10/22/12 I'm a bloody sucker for shoegaze. Even if it sounds relatively crappy to a "veteran" shoegaze groups like Slowdive or My Bloody Valentine, I have trouble saying no. Luckily, getting turned on to Arc in Round turned out to be far above average. See also: Arc I ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Arc In Round's Jeff Zeigler on Balancing Life as a Producer and Performer

    A swirl of krautrock and shoegaze, Arc In Round (formerly known as Relay) draws as much influence from Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine as they do Camberwell Now and Can. The four-piece are also a primary figure in the Philadelphia music scene, thanks in large part to lead guitarist and vocalist Jef ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    Top Five (Well, Six, Kind Of) Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Music

    September 20, 2012
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    September 18, 2012

    Lymbyc Systym: Post-Rockers Return to Phoenix with New Album

    For their third album, Symbolyst, post-rock band Lymbyc Systym has come full circle, beginning and ending in the Valley of the Sun. After a tour through their former hometown, brothers Michael and Jared Bell began working on their latest record in January 2010 and three days after its release this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Jen Deveroux, What Are You Listening To?

    Jen Deveroux The local party promoter invites you to Sharks and Minnows Saturday, June 30, at the Phoenix Place Hotel and Suites at 2 p.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I don't listen to the radio. What's the first album ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Top 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, May 25, and Saturday, May 26: Lost Leaf Turns Five It's been five years since downtown beer and mus ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012
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    March 19, 2012

    Phoenix Indie-Rocker Band Knesset Is Big in Japan

    Released last year, Coming of Age is an appropriate title for Knesset's first album, as the band is only now starting to step up locally. Pronounced KA-NESS-ET and named after the legislative branch of the Israeli government, these locals have played in the background of Phoenix since 2007. "[Orig ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    Man in Decline Records' Dominic Primé on Knesset, D. Russ, and A Cloud Forest

    Welcome to the latest installment of our recurring feature, Sound Off, in which Jason P. Woodbury is joined by a different guest to listen to and discuss three tracks from local Phoenix artists. If you would like your songs to be considered for future Sound Off columns, please email music@newtimes.c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Joan of Arc at Rhythm Room Last Night

    Melissa FossumJoan of Arc​ Joan of Arc Rhythm Room Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Joan of Arc has constantly been evolving over the past 16 years. Dwindling between math rock, emo, and experimental indie, each album is different from its predecessor. Life Like, which was released a week ago, is no di ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Former Ghosts At Trunk Space: An Early Haunting

    By Frances Michelle Lopez Frances Michelle Lopez​The throngs of excited First Friday goers seemed to have been M.I.A at the Trunk Space Friday night for the One AM Radio, Former Ghosts, Knesset show. Having had a late start to my night, I wasn't able to catch much of the Los Angeles-based One AM ... More >>

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    August 21, 2008
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    August 10, 2008

    Niki's Weekend Word: Star Swim, and JJCNV at Trunk Space

    This weekend, I checked out a new weekly event and a groovy local music show, both in downtown Phoenix.

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    July 25, 2008