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PHX SUX to Invade Tucson Noise Symposium

PHX SUX to Invade Tucson Noise Symposium

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.   Last updated March 24, 2017. Tucson is having a week-long “Tucson Noise Symposium” from Monday April 4th – Saturday April 8th. We were asked to book half of one of the nights, fulfilling a lifelong dream of Night of Neuralgia (i.e. for the past few...
Bloody Death Skull Take Their Devilish Bubblegum Pop to Church

Bloody Death Skull Take Their Devilish Bubblegum Pop to Church

For a band with a name that drips menace, Bloody Death Skull’s music is surprising sweet. Picture Lesley Gore covered in gore, or Roky Erickson & Wednesday Adams doing the Mashed Potatos at a sock hop in Hell and you’ll have some idea of what Bloody Death Skull sounds like. It’s old school bubblegum pop...
This Saxophone Kills Fascists Gave The Angels in Downtown Tinnitus Last Night

This Saxophone Kills Fascists Gave The Angels in Downtown Tinnitus Last Night

Last night This Saxophone Kills Fascists kicked up a transcendent free jazz ruckus inside Grace Lutheran Church's Sanctuary.
The Gentle Hits on Creating For The Right Reasons

The Gentle Hits on Creating For The Right Reasons

We got a chance to talk with scene veteran Ian Metzger (ex-Dear In The Headlights) about his new band The Gentle Hits and what he's learned as a musician in Phoenix.
YACHT on Festivals, The Future, & Making Music For Xenomorphs

YACHT on Festivals, The Future, & Making Music For Xenomorphs

“Renaissance man”, like genius, is a bestowed label that gets overused. There are far more Leonardo Ninja Turtles out there in the world than there are Leonardo Da Vincis. That isn’t the case with the duo of Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt, the polymath brains behind YACHT. Not only has the pair released astonishing albums...
Soft Deadlines, redactions, and the modern intelligence state

Soft Deadlines, redactions, and the modern intelligence state

It’s common enough to go check out a local band, and find some musicians that clearly got a handle on their craft and a cohesive sound.  But every once in a while one of those damned hooks get stuck in your head and you just have to go home with a copy.  After repeated exposure,...
Phoenix Teens Praise Ugly God

Phoenix Teens Praise Ugly God

There's something about being so into yourself that it makes other people buy into you as well and it’s very clear that Ugly God has enough charm and charisma to go around.
Priests Testified At Valley Bar Last Night

Priests Testified At Valley Bar Last Night

Last night erudite DC punks Priests played Valley Bar. Our correspondent was there to hear them spread the good word.
Weird Phoenix DIY Veterans Playboy Manbaby Prepare New Album 'Don't Let It Be'

Weird Phoenix DIY Veterans Playboy Manbaby Prepare New Album ‘Don’t Let It Be’

Playboy Manbaby is self proclaimed “PHOENIX POST-FUNK” which they really live up to, having a sound almost enitrely unique to Phoenix and the band itself. Their new album Don’t Let it Be is dropping this Saturday through lolipop records.
Outer Space is Hosting a Open Synth/Noise Jam

Outer Space is Hosting a Open Synth/Noise Jam

Featuring, the Chaos System, which is the only bass setup I've personally seen cause a wood floor to produce sine waves.