It's been a pretty great year for New Times when it comes to lining up headliners for our Summer of Sound showcase featuring the best local bands of five genres. First we had hard-nosed LA R&B band The BellRays, who killed at our Americana show at Mill Cue Club. Then, we had Jim Adkins make his very first DJ appearance (with an assist from William Fucking Reed) at our pop show.
Now, No Age. The Los Angeles noise-pop act has a Grammy nomination, one of the best reviews Pitchfork wrote last year (an ultra-rare 9.2!) and a glowing endorsement from me after their Modified Arts show earlier this year.
This would be a must-see show, even without four of the very best indie bands in Phoenix in Dry River Yacht Club, Miles To Nowhere, Gospel Claws, and Michelle Blades.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.