The Father Figures @ Crescent Ballroom|1/25/13Not that I had any doubts, but I'm starting to think that there's really no such thing as a bad Father Figures show. This hybrid punk/post punk trio has decades of experience in various musical endeavors and it shows. The attention to detail pays off; Th ... More >>
In this week's issue, we chat with with the members of Phoenix art punk band The Father Figures, discussing the band's phenomenal sophomore album, All About Everything. We ended up with quite a bit of information left over from our hour and a half interview, so in this installment of Outtakes, we'll ... More >>
Local punk vets The Father Figures have been pretty busy lately. The band is headed to the studio next week to record a full length album that will tentatively be released in mid-November. The trio has a couple of big shows to look forward to, sharing the stage with PiL and X before the end of the ... More >>
News reports indicate that the shooting at Seattle's Cafe Racer Espresso on Wednesday, May 30, took the life of Joseph "Vito" Albanese, an establishing member of the Phoenix punk rock scene.
Matt Driscoll of our sister paper Seattle Weekly's Daily Weekly blog writes that 40-year-old Ian L. Stawick ... More >>
Marchfourth Marching Band @ Crescent Ballroom
I think I'm going to run away with the circus. If they can get out of Phoenix, that is.
Last night marked the second time I've seen Marchfourth Marching Band live (And, admittedly, the first time I've seen them sober.) It's an act that's difficult to ... More >>
Saturday, April 28
Ross Wincek, the co-owner of Hollywood Alley is responsible for bringing countless great bands to Phoenix over the past 25 years, as well as giving local bands a place to grow. Wincek had a stroke in March, so local bands and fans of the Alley are doing ... More >>
Jonathan McNamara The Love Me Nots It's been a wild year for The Love Me Nots. Not only did the band take time off for lead singer/organist Nicole Laurenne to beat breast cancer -- which she has, we're happy to report --but the band has reunited with original drummer Jay Lien, and recorded a new ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanPinky Tuscadero's WhiteKnuckle AssFuck last night at Yucca Tap Room in Tempe.Pinky Tuscadero's WhiteKnuckle AssFuckYucca Tap RoomSaturday, April 2, 2011There are two schools of thought when it comes to band reunion shows:1. "Man, they're time is past. They broke up and should s ... More >>
Benjamin LeathermanJello Biafra postures and poses at the Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe. See more shots in our slideshow of the concert.What do punk icon Jello Biafra and B-52s singer Fred Schneider have in common? Prior to last night, I thought it was only a shared a penchant for nasally singing v ... More >>
The Sugar Thieves are scheduled to perform tonight at Civic Square Park.While the jury's still out over whether or not downtown Phoenix's music scene is "ovah," our city's core appears to be alive and well when it comes to culture. Need some proof to back up that statement? Take a look at the num ... More >>