Upcoming Live Shows Archive

  •   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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      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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  • The weekend might as well start on Wednesday night and roll right through to Sunday as there is no lack of anything to do. This is an insane week of top shelf local shows, almost too much to handle and of course most nights will have you picking and choosing your battles for supreme aural majesty. Don’t believe me? Check it out below. Just as a for instance, Friday and Saturday night each have release shows for albums that I’ve been anticipating for two years each–back to back. Let’s get down to it. When & Where: Wednesday, October 14th, 6:30pm...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    The weekend might as well start on Wednesday night and roll right through to Sunday as there is no lack of anything to do. This is an insane week of top shelf local shows, almost too much to handle and of course most nights will have you picking and choosing your battles for supreme aural majesty. Don’t believe me? Check it out below. Just as a for instance, Friday and Saturday night each have release shows for albums that I’ve been anticipating for two years each–back to back. Let’s get down to it. When & Where: Wednesday, October 14th, 6:30pm...

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  • The weather is here and the time is right for getting the hell out of your housing to enjoy some live, local music. Also, the forecast this weekend says nothing about torrential downpours or cataclysmic disasters, so that’s encouraging. There is a lot going on (of course, that’s going to be solidly expected for the six or seven months) and it’s all over the place, unfortunately, it is all confined to Friday and Saturday night so you really have to choose wisely. That being said, you do have enough options to choose whatever mental/aural space you want to be in,...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    The weather is here and the time is right for getting the hell out of your housing to enjoy some live, local music. Also, the forecast this weekend says nothing about torrential downpours or cataclysmic disasters, so that’s encouraging. There is a lot going on (of course, that’s going to be solidly expected for the six or seven months) and it’s all over the place, unfortunately, it is all confined to Friday and Saturday night so you really have to choose wisely. That being said, you do have enough options to choose whatever mental/aural space you want to be in,...

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  • Luna Aura makes captivating music that seduces the listener and I have a feeling that she is not of this Earth. I mean you’ve got trippy synths, crazy beats, it’s like techno fused power pop for people raised in space. Then there is, of course, the absolutely magnetic allure of her sultry vocals–it’s positively dreamy and this is the first taste of what’s to come. There is a sense of her adoration throughout her debut for pop, dance music, hip-hop, indie rock and a general love of her immersion within her own soul. The latter, I think, comes across quite...

    Luna Aura’s Debut EP

    Luna Aura makes captivating music that seduces the listener and I have a feeling that she is not of this Earth. I mean you’ve got trippy synths, crazy beats, it’s like techno fused power pop for people raised in space. Then there is, of course, the absolutely magnetic allure of her sultry vocals–it’s positively dreamy and this is the first taste of what’s to come. There is a sense of her adoration throughout her debut for pop, dance music, hip-hop, indie rock and a general love of her immersion within her own soul. The latter, I think, comes across quite...

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  • Sundressed is a band I have greatly enjoyed watching come into their own in the last couple years. This especially has to do with the growing confidence and songwriting ability of their leader and singer Trevor Hedges. It also seems that with each passing release they become more and more the band I envisioned they would when I first heard them. They also seem to let loose and rock the hell out a lot more as time goes on and that is the side I really like to see, because they do it so well. Don’t get me wrong, Sundressed...

    VideosAroundTown: Sundressed-”Best of/Worst of”

    Sundressed is a band I have greatly enjoyed watching come into their own in the last couple years. This especially has to do with the growing confidence and songwriting ability of their leader and singer Trevor Hedges. It also seems that with each passing release they become more and more the band I envisioned they would when I first heard them. They also seem to let loose and rock the hell out a lot more as time goes on and that is the side I really like to see, because they do it so well. Don’t get me wrong, Sundressed...

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  • So, someone asked me recently if I realized that I wrote about Fairy Bones roughly once a week. I thought about it for a moment and said,”Yes, I believe that’s true.” They asked me why to which I replied “Because they make it possible for me to do so. Well, to prove them wrong technically, I’m writing about them twice this week as I mentioned them in “What’s Going Ahhhn…” earlier this week. Yes, they are clearly one of my favorite local bands and I’m excited as hell about their forthcoming full length debut Dramabot coming out early next year...

    Fairy Bones: “Whipping Boy” video and Guilty Pleasures Covers Night!

    So, someone asked me recently if I realized that I wrote about Fairy Bones roughly once a week. I thought about it for a moment and said,”Yes, I believe that’s true.” They asked me why to which I replied “Because they make it possible for me to do so. Well, to prove them wrong technically, I’m writing about them twice this week as I mentioned them in “What’s Going Ahhhn…” earlier this week. Yes, they are clearly one of my favorite local bands and I’m excited as hell about their forthcoming full length debut Dramabot coming out early next year...

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  • This is clearly a big week in music, if for no other reason than the main event that will be consuming Tempe Town Lake for the entirety of the weekend. I hope this becomes an annual event, because this is just the kind of thing that we need to kick off the eight or nine months of paradise we have coming to us. It’s a pretty broad lineup and I’m going for the local acts as much as I am the national ones. Now, if the festival scene is not your bag or you’re broke, never fear, there is a...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    This is clearly a big week in music, if for no other reason than the main event that will be consuming Tempe Town Lake for the entirety of the weekend. I hope this becomes an annual event, because this is just the kind of thing that we need to kick off the eight or nine months of paradise we have coming to us. It’s a pretty broad lineup and I’m going for the local acts as much as I am the national ones. Now, if the festival scene is not your bag or you’re broke, never fear, there is a...

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  • While I already mentioned this in this weeks edition of “What’s Going Ahhhn” I thought it necessary to emphasize the importance of this event, even though it’s already in progress. All the details are listed again below, but there is also info on the after party at the Icehouse after the event is over. Even if this reaches a few people that may not know about this, it’s well worth a Saturday afternoon blog post. The City of Phoenix has spoken and they say The Firehouse Gallery needs to do $7,000 worth electrical work to remain the bright and vibrant...

    Share Fire Fest and After Party at the Icehouse Phoenix

    While I already mentioned this in this weeks edition of “What’s Going Ahhhn” I thought it necessary to emphasize the importance of this event, even though it’s already in progress. All the details are listed again below, but there is also info on the after party at the Icehouse after the event is over. Even if this reaches a few people that may not know about this, it’s well worth a Saturday afternoon blog post. The City of Phoenix has spoken and they say The Firehouse Gallery needs to do $7,000 worth electrical work to remain the bright and vibrant...

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  • There is a lot of cool local live music going down around town this weekend. It’s exciting to me that there seems to be a fair amount of happenings in the Grand Avenue Arts District, which seems to be expanding with more and more businesses welcoming live music. The only sad news for the weekend is that this is one of those weekends where everything is happening on Saturday. The good news is that you can exhaust yourself completely between then and now and rest all day Sunday because nothing is happening then. So live like wild child for the...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    There is a lot of cool local live music going down around town this weekend. It’s exciting to me that there seems to be a fair amount of happenings in the Grand Avenue Arts District, which seems to be expanding with more and more businesses welcoming live music. The only sad news for the weekend is that this is one of those weekends where everything is happening on Saturday. The good news is that you can exhaust yourself completely between then and now and rest all day Sunday because nothing is happening then. So live like wild child for the...

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