For anyone who has ever made the claim that Phoenix has no music scene, I direct you to Robbie Pfeffer, Gage Olesen, and Rubber Brother Records. Since June, the partners have been running their successful cassette tape label and providing Phoenix with some of the most eclectic, community-based, do-it-yourself shows around.
Their biggest show to date took place Friday, December 27, when they brought in 56 mostly local bands to the downtown Phoenix art district for the second annual PHX FMLY FEST. The all-day event encompassed nine DIY stages spread out among eight local businesses. In most cases, the stages constituted little more than a place where a P.A. was set up, but it hardly mattered.