Archive for November, 2014

  • Recently I was asked who was my favorite local metal band and I answered without any hesitation, “The Oxford Coma”, which they had never heard of and they thought I was mad. They describe their sound as “Psychedelic Anxiety Grunge Metal” and that really does sum it up nicely. This is the dream child of Billy Tegethoff and it truly slays–I have been a fan of these guys since the start and cover their every move. Why? Because they have a vision, a sound, a live show, a presence that is so compelling and fascinating that I can’t turn away....

    The Oxford Coma – Morphine EP

    Recently I was asked who was my favorite local metal band and I answered without any hesitation, “The Oxford Coma”, which they had never heard of and they thought I was mad. They describe their sound as “Psychedelic Anxiety Grunge Metal” and that really does sum it up nicely. This is the dream child of Billy Tegethoff and it truly slays–I have been a fan of these guys since the start and cover their every move. Why? Because they have a vision, a sound, a live show, a presence that is so compelling and fascinating that I can’t turn away....

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  • It seems every year on the week of Thanksgiving the local music scene becomes one endless party. Most fans and local music loyalists have no problem with this and the weekend shows give us all a chance to burn of Thursday’s gluttony. This is year is very much the same, shows every night, madness around every corner. It’s a pretty great time to be in the Phoenix metro area. Music, that’s what I’m thankful for, amazing local music. When & Where: Tuesday, November 25th, 8pm at Crescent Ballroom Reasons To Attend: Hasty Escape has produced on of the finest albums...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…Thanksgiving Edition

    It seems every year on the week of Thanksgiving the local music scene becomes one endless party. Most fans and local music loyalists have no problem with this and the weekend shows give us all a chance to burn of Thursday’s gluttony. This is year is very much the same, shows every night, madness around every corner. It’s a pretty great time to be in the Phoenix metro area. Music, that’s what I’m thankful for, amazing local music. When & Where: Tuesday, November 25th, 8pm at Crescent Ballroom Reasons To Attend: Hasty Escape has produced on of the finest albums...

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  • Watch For Rocks is probably the most underrated band in the valley. First of all, they are composed entirely of geologists, secondly they put out an amazing pop-rock record this summer while everyone was sleeping in their air conditioned capsules. So while you were sleeping, this happened–and by I mean happened I mean they put out one of the most compelling albums of the year. When Watch For Rocks became one of my favorite live bands in town, I thought I was late for the party, but it turned out the party was just getting started. The band itself consists...

    Watch For Rocks – Exploring The Space

    Watch For Rocks is probably the most underrated band in the valley. First of all, they are composed entirely of geologists, secondly they put out an amazing pop-rock record this summer while everyone was sleeping in their air conditioned capsules. So while you were sleeping, this happened–and by I mean happened I mean they put out one of the most compelling albums of the year. When Watch For Rocks became one of my favorite live bands in town, I thought I was late for the party, but it turned out the party was just getting started. The band itself consists...

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  •   When & Where: Thursday, November 13th, 8pm at Last Exit Live Reasons To Attend: This is Manic Monkeys first show at Last Exit Live!!! Seriously, if you love the Monkeys this is your first chance to hear them on the best sound system in town. They play a lot of places where the PA just doesn’t do them justice. Well, justice will be served at this gig! Other Details: The bands on the lineup are… Radar Vs Wolf (Nashville, TN) Manic Monkeys Red Tank! Jeff Gonzales Commentary: I’m not sure I can expound much beyond what I’ve already said,...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

      When & Where: Thursday, November 13th, 8pm at Last Exit Live Reasons To Attend: This is Manic Monkeys first show at Last Exit Live!!! Seriously, if you love the Monkeys this is your first chance to hear them on the best sound system in town. They play a lot of places where the PA just doesn’t do them justice. Well, justice will be served at this gig! Other Details: The bands on the lineup are… Radar Vs Wolf (Nashville, TN) Manic Monkeys Red Tank! Jeff Gonzales Commentary: I’m not sure I can expound much beyond what I’ve already said,...

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  • The weekend starts tonight as far I am concerned and so do the choices for live local music! I’d suggest getting to the West side if you aren’t already there and kicking things off at either Rip’s or The Rhythm Room, both shows are killer. Once again the choices on Saturday get a little rough, but you can spend at least thirteen hours of the day indulging your auditory. The whole weekend is great, so dig in and get some… When & Where: Thursday, November 6th, 9pm at Rips Bar Reasons To Attend: The Love Me Nots have released their...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    The weekend starts tonight as far I am concerned and so do the choices for live local music! I’d suggest getting to the West side if you aren’t already there and kicking things off at either Rip’s or The Rhythm Room, both shows are killer. Once again the choices on Saturday get a little rough, but you can spend at least thirteen hours of the day indulging your auditory. The whole weekend is great, so dig in and get some… When & Where: Thursday, November 6th, 9pm at Rips Bar Reasons To Attend: The Love Me Nots have released their...

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