It’s not just obvious tracks like ‘Sun In My Eyes’ or ‘Monsoon Daze’—there’s something about even the reference to palm trees on ‘Shapes and Things’ or the blinding sun on ‘It's You That I Find’ that reminds you of Phoenix.
Our editor-in-chief is leaving the Valley of the Spun for some shithole in California. Here's what that means for the future of PHX SUX. (Spoiler: We're not going anywhere.)
Give your ears a tickle with Wax Castle. Catchy, dark, a bit like Agent Orange or Ceremony.
Pete Petrisko tells us why it's NoMoRoRo. Calling Roosevelt Row an "Arts District" at this point might be the greatest bait-and-switch scheme Downtown Phoenix has ever witnessed.
It's like The Trunk Space never left. But it did. And its absence sucked.
The name Phoenix is nothing short of kickass, layered in meaning and metaphor. So why do all the other names for cities in Maricopa County fucking suck?
True to its perfect name, Phoenix is a risen city, one destined to destroy itself ad nauseum. Living here is pure defiance, not only to nature, but to reason.
Written using 1920's slang, the song fits in well with RPM's diesel punk aesthetic, which includes creative uses for contact mics, scoring silent films, and dressing the part: like a Great Gatsby extra.