Tom Filardo

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Shira E., Glass Popcorn, Straight Straws - Trunk Space - 8/9/2013

    Last night I watched three sets of fully-fleshed out pop music that were all performed solo, augmented by samplers, laptops, and pedals. It was something that probably couldn't have happened a century ago and probably has some implications on technological development contributing to an egalitarian ... More >>

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    May 21, 2013

    This Weekend's Unplanned, Unintentional, Unofficial Downtown Phoenix Indie Rock Fest

    [The Valley is a big place, and it puts out more interesting music than we could ever hope to cover. Every week or so, Mike Bogumill will use this space to cover a little more of it. In this week's edition: Music videos from Jock Club and Playboy Manbaby and an entirely unintentional music festival ... More >>

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    April 27, 2013

    Paperhaus with Playboy Manbaby and St Ranger - Trunk Space - 4/26/2013

    Paperhaus with Playboy Manbaby and St. RangerThe Trunk SpaceApril 26, 2013 Post-punk is a minefield for modern musicians. There's always going to be a group of people who dig through a cool older relative's record collection or read Simon Reynolds' Rip it Up and Start Again and discover bands like ... More >>

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    March 8, 2013

    Filardo, "I Don't Getcha Kid"

    It is a recurring event in my life that whenever I hear a new song by former Tempe, currently Los Angeles-based songwriter Tom Filardo, it becomes my favorite song for a week. The last time this happened was when I saw the music video for "I Don't Getcha Kid" at the opening of the Tempe Museum of Co ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    The Top 10 Phoenix Albums of 2012

    Ladies and gentleman, here are our 10 picks for our favorite Phoenix albums of 2012. Enjoy! See also: -13 Phoenix Bands You Need to Hear in 2013 -Jason P. Woodbury's 10 Best Things I Heard in 2012 -Top 10 Reissues and Compilations of 2012 -Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Phoenix -That Was 2012 Wr ... More >>

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    October 2, 2012

    Mt. Eerie and Bouquet, Crescent Ballroom, 10/1/12

    Mt. Eerie and Bouquet @ Crescent Ballroom| 10/1/12Phil Elverum, the veteran soothsayer behind blackened avant-folk monolith Mt. Eerie, did two things that he hasn't done in Phoenix for a very long time. First: he played with a full ensemble, complete with Sunn amp stacks and ominous keys, harboring ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Bouquet: Tom Filardo (ex-Asleep In the Sea) Crafts Dark Pop; Tours with Mt. Eerie

    See also: Filardo, "I Can Love You More" See also: Key Losers' Katy Davidson: "Phoenix Is Way Cooler than Portland, In a Lot of Ways." Discussing the inspiration behind his new dark pop outfit Bouquet, Tempe songwriter Tom Filardo says the idea is fairly literal: a number of self-contained contribu ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    St Ranger to Release Life Coach LP on Tuesday

    ​ I wasn't being hyperbolic when I called St Ranger the most promising young band in Phoenix in my list of personal favorite records from last year. The indie pop band's newest five-track LP, Life Coach, proves my point, brimming with harmonious group vocals, jangly guitar interplay, and chill ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011
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    November 8, 2011

    Key Losers' Katty Davidson: "Phoenix Is Way Cooler than Portland, In a Lot of Ways."

    ​Though she didn't start playing music professionally until after she had moved away, Katy Davidson of Key Losers (formerly of Dear Nora) says that Phoenicians seem to be able to sense that she's a native. "It's a cool feeling," she says over the phone from Fun Fun Fun Fest, where she perfor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Filardo, "I Can Love You More"

    ​Song: Filardo, "I Can Love You More"Context: Tom Filardo, who used to be in Asleep in the Sea and now lives in Portland, has a cool new project that kinda reminds me of Jens Lekman. Tom is also the brother of Christian Filardo, the kid behind that super weird Dunkwave project, and they played a ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Treasure Mammal

    You Wish I Was Channeling Your Spirit
    (Dreamy Draw Music)

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    February 2, 2006

    Trippin' Out

    The revolution continues on the road

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    March 24, 2005

    Three's Company

    A trio of Phoenix bands make the scene at South By Southwest

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    December 16, 2004

    Must Sea

    A band of local indie rockers quietly builds a name for itself