Show Reviews
U2, "The Joshua Tree", and the myth of America

U2, “The Joshua Tree”, and the myth of America

Last night we saw U2 play "The Joshua Tree" in Glendale. Here's our thoughts on their trip down memory lane.
Kendrick Lamar Pulled The Stars Down From The Sky In Phoenix

Kendrick Lamar Pulled The Stars Down From The Sky In Phoenix

Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. Tour kicked off on Wednesday night in Phoenix. PHX SUX was there to witness King Kendrick showing us all why he deserves to wear the rap crown.
"The Goblin King's City" Is Full Of Dance, Magic, and "Magic Dance"

“The Goblin King’s City” Is Full Of Dance, Magic, and “Magic Dance”

Here's another reason why PHX DOESN'T suck: local artists can pull off a kick-ass "Labyrinth" stage musical. Here's one show that won't get its head dipped in the Bog of Eternal Stench.
At The Drive-In Puts On Cinematic Show In Tempe

At The Drive-In Puts On Cinematic Show In Tempe

I’d seen these guys play as The Mars Volta. I’d seen these guys play as Antemasque and now I’d seen them in At The Drive-In. At one point in my life I seriously thought the day would never come, but here I was, covered in sweat, and beyond proud of it.
Words Within The Rhyme: An Intimate Evening Where Rap Meets Spoken Word

Words Within The Rhyme: An Intimate Evening Where Rap Meets Spoken Word

Mystic Blu elaborated on the idea of having rappers sharing poems minus the usual trappings of musical accompaniment or crews. She wanted to capture the intimate power of poetry, to highlight the words, the feelings, the people.
Peelander-Z Made Every Band In The World Look Lazy Last Night

Peelander-Z Made Every Band In The World Look Lazy Last Night

I’ve never felt more relieved not to be a musician than after seeing Peelander-Z live tonight at Valley Bar. Walking away after the show, with my ears still ringing, my mind was reeling from the utterly unhinged spectacle that the color-coded quartet had just put on. They had set the performance bar so incredibly high...
Terror Pigeon Put Us On Our Backs Last Night

Terror Pigeon Put Us On Our Backs Last Night

Last night, Terror Pigeon put on a special performance for an audience lying on the floor of the Trunk Space. Our correspondent, flat on his back, was there to experience it first-hand,
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.
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.
The Light Rail Plays Moves Us While We're On The Move

The Light Rail Plays Moves Us While We’re On The Move

Each year Rising Youth Theatre takes theater off the stage and gets it on the light rail for two weeks of live public performances. Our correspondent bought a metro pass and tagged along to see this year's Light Rail Plays. Was he impressed, or did he get off at the next stop?