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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It's almost here: Record Store Day. The day the industry bands together and does its best to shine a light on the independent record stores that dot neighborhoods in cities all over the U.S. Now, I could take this opportunity to lecture about how music fans should treat normal days like Record Store ... More >>
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The last time we blogged about the brothers Pontiak --Van, Lain, and Jennings Carney -- we discussed their EP, Comecrudos, a concept record designed for a drive through the American Southwest. It garnered an interesting comment fr ... More >>
Liturgy is a band that generates controversy within the small but rabid black metal community. Chalk up the friction to Liturgy's accomplishments: the band earned a rave review from Pitchfork (not a site generally associated with metal), and the band is currently the only metal band on indie-lab ... More >>
PontiakWhat does a drive from Phoenix to the Big Bend area of Texas sound like? Well, according to psych-rock band Pontiak (who are from some place called Holtzclaw, Virginia), a road trip through the landscapes of the southwest sound like a stripped-down, four-part country-blues jam.
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Fleet Foxes, Helplessness Blues Want to know what new release discs and platters are moving across the Valley at local record stores? We've got you covered with another installment of What's Selling. Looks like Fleet Foxes are doing pretty well this week, with their heady folk album Helples ... More >>
Future Islands' Sam HerringMore lists? More lists, indeed. This time around I'm dealing with my ten best (read: favorite) songs from 2010. Pitchfork whittled their own list down to "Round And Round" by Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and NME went with "Spanish Sahara" by Foals. Both are fine choice ... More >>
We're going gaga in anticipation of Gaga.On July 31, Lady Gaga will hit U.S. Airways Center on her massive summer Monster Ball Tour. Gaga told Rolling Stone that she sees the show as a sort of "pop-electro opera.""The theatrics and story elements are in the style of an opera. Imagine if you could ... More >>