Ho-ho-holy crap there are a lot of shows going on this Christmas week. There's plenty of local action going on, so be sure to strap on those sweet new socks your grandma got you and go see some live music.
Here's our top five must-see shows this week.
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Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday.
It may not be easy to lump locals Former Friends of Young Americans into any one specific genre, ... More >>
Memorial services have been set for fallen Arizona musician Marco Holt. On Sunday, May 6, family and friends will gather to commemorate the passing of The Tremulants singer/guitarist, who lost a bout with cancer last month.
The service will be held at the Sister Cities Garden at Kiwanis Park in Tem ... More >>
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A couple weeks ago our own Anthony Sandoval penned a music feature about Phoenix-based shoegazers Former Friends of Young Americans. In the pi ... More >>
As a music writer who is not musically inclined, it's always fascinating to me to catch up with bands and musicians when they're not on the stage. For this week's issue of New Times, I hung out with Former Friends of Young Americans for a profile of the local shoegazers.
Toby Fatzinger and company ... More >>
The Lost Leaf in Downtown Phoenix is notoriously loud. Both on the crowd side and on the music side.
Last summer I saw Former Friends of Young Americans singer Toby Fatzinger and Marco Holt of The Tremulants perform solo sets there and they were literally drowned out by the bar-hopping crow ... More >>
Creative noisemakers Former Friends Of Young Americans are sprinting to the end of the year. They've been gigging extensively, with shows lined up this week and next month in the midst of their latest album, estas diluculo.
You can stream the full album from the band's website or download it absolu ... More >>
Photos by Anthony SandovalToby Fatzinger and Marco Holt at The Lost Leaf. Former Friends of Young Americans, The Tremulants
The Lost Leaf
Thursday, June 30
There's something to be said about Arizona's music scene when you can slip into a local watering hole and find great local bands like Th ... More >>
Brooks Hansen has big dreams and songs to sing.Tonight is going to be a landmark event in the life of Tempe-based singer-songwriter Brooks Hansen.
The shabbily dressed 26-year-old acoustic guitarist is planning an "epic" street corner performance near the intersection of Fifth and Roosevel ... More >>
This week's music feature about the Black Cactus Records clique has been causing a little stir, mostly because of a few quotes aimed at various local movers-and-shakers the Cacti aren't big fans of.
Chief among them is Hooves, a band notorious for their drunken antics (read Jason Woodbury's feat ... More >>