Upcoming Live Shows Archive

  • There is a hell of a lot going on this week and kicks into gear early on Wednesday night. I love this time of year, because the feeling of Satan dry humping the desert is abating and everyone is finally coming out of their air conditioned cubes to celebrate life and music and art and fun. It’s the simple things really. Plus, bands are coming out more and more to play for the same reasons. Usually around this time of year the shows start and it’s a non-stop run until May of power packed weekends, excellent week night shows and...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    There is a hell of a lot going on this week and kicks into gear early on Wednesday night. I love this time of year, because the feeling of Satan dry humping the desert is abating and everyone is finally coming out of their air conditioned cubes to celebrate life and music and art and fun. It’s the simple things really. Plus, bands are coming out more and more to play for the same reasons. Usually around this time of year the shows start and it’s a non-stop run until May of power packed weekends, excellent week night shows and...

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  • I’m not sure if I found Man Hands or they found me or it happened at the same time, but damn I was happy I did. In July 2013 they released their second album in less than a year and the seven track Misadventures is just pure surf punk fun—think SST recordings from 1985 transferred from cassette to CD…maybe Blast First or Dischord, actually.  You see there was a time when, after the bloated studio perfection sought by musicians who had no feelings, but understood calculus in the 1970s that punks and indie artists recorded albums that sounded like they...

    Man Hands – “Misadventures” & Tour Kick Off!

    I’m not sure if I found Man Hands or they found me or it happened at the same time, but damn I was happy I did. In July 2013 they released their second album in less than a year and the seven track Misadventures is just pure surf punk fun—think SST recordings from 1985 transferred from cassette to CD…maybe Blast First or Dischord, actually.  You see there was a time when, after the bloated studio perfection sought by musicians who had no feelings, but understood calculus in the 1970s that punks and indie artists recorded albums that sounded like they...

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  • There is a bizarre formula to the quirky chamber pop that Emby Alexander produces. They are at once composing a nervous aesthetic that will amplify your anxiety while soothing your mindset, they prey on your mental illness and entice you to love them, they abuse your senses, but hold you tight long into the night. They have developed a unique ideal for their own brand of indie rock, composed of influences that evoke nightmares, orgasms, love affairs and obsessions, with a fierce attention to art and compositional genius, they approach their songs like pocket symphonies and deliver them like power...

    Enter The Weird: Emby Alexander’s Frontispiece

    There is a bizarre formula to the quirky chamber pop that Emby Alexander produces. They are at once composing a nervous aesthetic that will amplify your anxiety while soothing your mindset, they prey on your mental illness and entice you to love them, they abuse your senses, but hold you tight long into the night. They have developed a unique ideal for their own brand of indie rock, composed of influences that evoke nightmares, orgasms, love affairs and obsessions, with a fierce attention to art and compositional genius, they approach their songs like pocket symphonies and deliver them like power...

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  • Well, there is a hell of a lot going on this weekend and there are no shortage of choices going on here that’s for sure. Interestingly enough three events alone center on the celebration of local luminary P.C. hitting the half century mark. This man has been a legend around the scene for many years and you can spend up to three nights in a row celebrating his 50th birthday. There is lots of other stuff to do as well, so let’s check out what’s happening. Sensibly, because this is Labor Day weekend the shows just spill into next week...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Well, there is a hell of a lot going on this weekend and there are no shortage of choices going on here that’s for sure. Interestingly enough three events alone center on the celebration of local luminary P.C. hitting the half century mark. This man has been a legend around the scene for many years and you can spend up to three nights in a row celebrating his 50th birthday. There is lots of other stuff to do as well, so let’s check out what’s happening. Sensibly, because this is Labor Day weekend the shows just spill into next week...

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  • So I’ve been sleepy lately and a lot of stellar shows have been during the work week and I was sick for three quarters of July. It’s August now and life is kicking back up from the dog days of summer, weekends appear to be happening again and people have grown more accustomed to the daily scorching of the Earth by the evil day star. EPs and Albums are being released again and its that point of summer where everyone has gone a little insane and life has returned to normal in the annual bizarre thought collective that summer is...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    So I’ve been sleepy lately and a lot of stellar shows have been during the work week and I was sick for three quarters of July. It’s August now and life is kicking back up from the dog days of summer, weekends appear to be happening again and people have grown more accustomed to the daily scorching of the Earth by the evil day star. EPs and Albums are being released again and its that point of summer where everyone has gone a little insane and life has returned to normal in the annual bizarre thought collective that summer is...

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  • This week it appears that all the action is happening on Thursday and Friday night and not so much on Saturday. It seems we have displaced the weekend somehow. Maybe it’s that because everything is happening those two nights, all the venues decided we needed a break for once and would give us the night. Don’t get me wrong there is a show or two of note on Saturday and Sunday. There are a hell of a lot of shows that are getting crammed into the end of July, but I’ll cover that in next weeks installment. For now, we...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    This week it appears that all the action is happening on Thursday and Friday night and not so much on Saturday. It seems we have displaced the weekend somehow. Maybe it’s that because everything is happening those two nights, all the venues decided we needed a break for once and would give us the night. Don’t get me wrong there is a show or two of note on Saturday and Sunday. There are a hell of a lot of shows that are getting crammed into the end of July, but I’ll cover that in next weeks installment. For now, we...

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  • What’s going on? Well, pretty tough fucking choices this weekend, that’s what’s going on. Local live music rages all weekend long and it’s some of the best. Seems that even with the amount of local venues greatly reduced in recent months the shows must go on and these are the places to find them. I know this is a little late in getting out, but I had the flu all week long and that greatly reduces my urgency to do anything. When & Where: Friday, 8pm at Pub Rock Live in Scottsdale Reasons to Attend: Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    What’s going on? Well, pretty tough fucking choices this weekend, that’s what’s going on. Local live music rages all weekend long and it’s some of the best. Seems that even with the amount of local venues greatly reduced in recent months the shows must go on and these are the places to find them. I know this is a little late in getting out, but I had the flu all week long and that greatly reduces my urgency to do anything. When & Where: Friday, 8pm at Pub Rock Live in Scottsdale Reasons to Attend: Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas...

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  • Though it’s only a couple weeks into Summer technically speaking, Party Gardens already released THE EP of the season a month ago. If you haven’t heard of Party Gardens it’s because they used to be called Yellow Minute, moved to LA and changed their name (a trend I’m not sure if they or KNESSET started and which Future Loves Past has followed). Since Sean Brennan surrounded himself with some of the best parts of What Laura Says and formed a full band, I have been waiting eagerly for this release and there is no disappointment found here in any capacity. ...

    Party Gardens – Dance Flora EP

    Though it’s only a couple weeks into Summer technically speaking, Party Gardens already released THE EP of the season a month ago. If you haven’t heard of Party Gardens it’s because they used to be called Yellow Minute, moved to LA and changed their name (a trend I’m not sure if they or KNESSET started and which Future Loves Past has followed). Since Sean Brennan surrounded himself with some of the best parts of What Laura Says and formed a full band, I have been waiting eagerly for this release and there is no disappointment found here in any capacity. ...

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  • This week appears to be quite heavy on week night shows and not so much on the weekend. This is actually fine by me since I am a little spent after last weekends three day Farewell Festival at The Sail Inn. Of course this also means that I have to hit some amazing shows in the middle of the week, having not yet quite recovered. That being said, it will be well worth it over the next three nights and there are some things that will make your weekend great as well. On Thursday night, however, you have some rough...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    This week appears to be quite heavy on week night shows and not so much on the weekend. This is actually fine by me since I am a little spent after last weekends three day Farewell Festival at The Sail Inn. Of course this also means that I have to hit some amazing shows in the middle of the week, having not yet quite recovered. That being said, it will be well worth it over the next three nights and there are some things that will make your weekend great as well. On Thursday night, however, you have some rough...

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  • I kind of wish I had written this yesterday, because there was a lot of righteous live music playing in this town for a Wednesday night in deep heated June. The truth is, a beautiful girl that’s new to this world named Louisa Jane has been occupying a ton of my attention, so that trumps all. Still the music marches on and this week is no exception, in fact this week is astounding with a bittersweet tinge to it. I’m going to cover it first, because it is the “main event” and it as much filled with joy as it...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    I kind of wish I had written this yesterday, because there was a lot of righteous live music playing in this town for a Wednesday night in deep heated June. The truth is, a beautiful girl that’s new to this world named Louisa Jane has been occupying a ton of my attention, so that trumps all. Still the music marches on and this week is no exception, in fact this week is astounding with a bittersweet tinge to it. I’m going to cover it first, because it is the “main event” and it as much filled with joy as it...

    Continue Reading...