Upcoming Live Shows Archive

  • Celebration Guns and Twin Ponies were two of my favorite debuting bands of 2013 and this weekend they will release a split release on Rubber Brother Records that marks the first first available recordings by either bend since their debut EP releases.  Indeed, Celebration Guns Quitter EP and Twin Ponies Pores EP are two records from last year that are still in heavy rotation for me even now. I first heard about this split release back in January and February and I’ve been bugging both bands about it ever since. When I check out the live shows for each band,...

    Celebration Guns/Twin Ponies Split Release!

    Celebration Guns and Twin Ponies were two of my favorite debuting bands of 2013 and this weekend they will release a split release on Rubber Brother Records that marks the first first available recordings by either bend since their debut EP releases.  Indeed, Celebration Guns Quitter EP and Twin Ponies Pores EP are two records from last year that are still in heavy rotation for me even now. I first heard about this split release back in January and February and I’ve been bugging both bands about it ever since. When I check out the live shows for each band,...

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  • I’ve been looking forward to this show for quite sometime and now its nearly here so I can urge everyone to hit Rogue Bar this Thursday night–Friday morning be damned, it’s nothing that coffee or energy drinks can’t fix, stay out late, help a goddamned cute dog our and check out some great bands. There is nothing about this evening I don’t like come to think about it. First of all, I love Rogue Bar and all that it entails, second I get to see Villains again and I’m pretty psyched about that, third I highly recommend The Electric Blankets...

    Oskie Rawks Benefit Show at Rogue!

    I’ve been looking forward to this show for quite sometime and now its nearly here so I can urge everyone to hit Rogue Bar this Thursday night–Friday morning be damned, it’s nothing that coffee or energy drinks can’t fix, stay out late, help a goddamned cute dog our and check out some great bands. There is nothing about this evening I don’t like come to think about it. First of all, I love Rogue Bar and all that it entails, second I get to see Villains again and I’m pretty psyched about that, third I highly recommend The Electric Blankets...

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  • You would not think that a band so solemn, and self-admittedly so, would be the kind of outfit to throw a blowout stellar release party, but that’s what The Riveras are going to do and the artistry of their brand new album alone is worthy of it. We Don’t Remember The Dream, But The Dream Remembers Us is an eight track album of beautifully orchestrated solemnity that hones in on their patented mellow, heavy sound. This is not for casual use, this is for days that you must be attuned, focused and for moments that you want to indulge yourself...

    The Riveras – We Don’t Remember The Dream, But The Dream Remembers Us

    You would not think that a band so solemn, and self-admittedly so, would be the kind of outfit to throw a blowout stellar release party, but that’s what The Riveras are going to do and the artistry of their brand new album alone is worthy of it. We Don’t Remember The Dream, But The Dream Remembers Us is an eight track album of beautifully orchestrated solemnity that hones in on their patented mellow, heavy sound. This is not for casual use, this is for days that you must be attuned, focused and for moments that you want to indulge yourself...

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  • The Prowling Kind was one of my favorite debuts of last year, along with the likes of Celebration Guns, Twin Ponies, Northern Hustle and of course Fairy Bones, this was one band that rocked my world in 2013–unlike the other bands listed, I unfortunately never got to write about their album at the time. I blame it on the fact that JAVA Magazine has no August issue and by the time I did get their album it was long past its release, so I’m fixing that now, because I love their debut Tennessee. It’s not like I didn’t know the...

    The Prowling Kind – Tennessee

    The Prowling Kind was one of my favorite debuts of last year, along with the likes of Celebration Guns, Twin Ponies, Northern Hustle and of course Fairy Bones, this was one band that rocked my world in 2013–unlike the other bands listed, I unfortunately never got to write about their album at the time. I blame it on the fact that JAVA Magazine has no August issue and by the time I did get their album it was long past its release, so I’m fixing that now, because I love their debut Tennessee. It’s not like I didn’t know the...

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  • There are a lot of great things going on this weekend, probably too many in fact and most of them seem to be squeezed into Saturday. Not only is Saturday Record Store Day, a celebration of independent record stores across the globe in which music geeks like myself and nearly everyone I know go on a bender buying up one day exclusive releases to add further fodder to our treasure trove of secret sounds, guilty pleasures and aural indulgences, which should be enough for any day, it also happens to be Phochella! For the last three years Beef Vegan has...

    TMI on KWSS Presents the 3rd Annual Phochella Music Fest!

    There are a lot of great things going on this weekend, probably too many in fact and most of them seem to be squeezed into Saturday. Not only is Saturday Record Store Day, a celebration of independent record stores across the globe in which music geeks like myself and nearly everyone I know go on a bender buying up one day exclusive releases to add further fodder to our treasure trove of secret sounds, guilty pleasures and aural indulgences, which should be enough for any day, it also happens to be Phochella! For the last three years Beef Vegan has...

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  • The Hill In Mind has been much on my mind for nearly half a year now. I had heard them once before their amazing set at the Future Love Past release show and liked them, but when Chelsey of Fairy Bones demanded I really listen to them, well, I really listened and heard something brilliant. Now, not a week goes by where I am not compelled to listen to “Spider Shirt.” The eponymously titled EP debut is a pretty amazing four song set produced by none other than Bob Hoag at Flying Blanket. It took only one listen to see...

    The Hill In Mind Debut EP

    The Hill In Mind has been much on my mind for nearly half a year now. I had heard them once before their amazing set at the Future Love Past release show and liked them, but when Chelsey of Fairy Bones demanded I really listen to them, well, I really listened and heard something brilliant. Now, not a week goes by where I am not compelled to listen to “Spider Shirt.” The eponymously titled EP debut is a pretty amazing four song set produced by none other than Bob Hoag at Flying Blanket. It took only one listen to see...

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  • One of my favorite debuts of 2013 was Green Line Operator’s Sixteen Ounce World which kicked the year off in fine fashion, they then proceeded to finish off the year with the four song Monster EP and I hope this indicates that there is a hell of a lot in store from them in 2014. Not unlike The Hill In Mind they evoke all that I love about the initial movement of “Alternative” music.  They have a sound on this EP that is brilliantly consistent and perfect, from “Monster That I Made” to “Fighting Fires” to “Alien Life” to the...

    Green Line Operator – Monster EP

    One of my favorite debuts of 2013 was Green Line Operator’s Sixteen Ounce World which kicked the year off in fine fashion, they then proceeded to finish off the year with the four song Monster EP and I hope this indicates that there is a hell of a lot in store from them in 2014. Not unlike The Hill In Mind they evoke all that I love about the initial movement of “Alternative” music.  They have a sound on this EP that is brilliantly consistent and perfect, from “Monster That I Made” to “Fighting Fires” to “Alien Life” to the...

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  • So it’s no secret that I sorely missed Anthony Fama’s presence on the stage after his departure from Doctor Bones. Now, it’s nearly a year later from that departure and ironically Doctor Bones is no more, but Fama is back. The last couple weeks I’ve been checking out his sets during his Tuesday night residencies at Long Wong’s an I’ve been duly impressed by what he has going on. I’m not honestly sure why I missed the first week, but that trespass was unforgivable, though I don’t think it was until the second week that I figured out I could...

    Anthony Fama & The Redemptions

    So it’s no secret that I sorely missed Anthony Fama’s presence on the stage after his departure from Doctor Bones. Now, it’s nearly a year later from that departure and ironically Doctor Bones is no more, but Fama is back. The last couple weeks I’ve been checking out his sets during his Tuesday night residencies at Long Wong’s an I’ve been duly impressed by what he has going on. I’m not honestly sure why I missed the first week, but that trespass was unforgivable, though I don’t think it was until the second week that I figured out I could...

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  • I have to say that the Icehouse in Phoenix holds a special place in my heart. It’s a mystical place to see and feel music, that’s the only way I can explain it. It is one of my favorite venues and I honestly wish it would be utilized more. Tonight Wooden Indian is hosting an amazing show at this magical downtown fortress–which is another reason that this is a must see event for me: the first time I ever saw Wooden Indian was at the Icehouse and I was hooked. I saw them there again at their album release, I...

    Icehouse Phoenix Tonight!!!

    I have to say that the Icehouse in Phoenix holds a special place in my heart. It’s a mystical place to see and feel music, that’s the only way I can explain it. It is one of my favorite venues and I honestly wish it would be utilized more. Tonight Wooden Indian is hosting an amazing show at this magical downtown fortress–which is another reason that this is a must see event for me: the first time I ever saw Wooden Indian was at the Icehouse and I was hooked. I saw them there again at their album release, I...

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  • The first time I ever saw The Madera Strand they played and entire set of Police covers for a Cover The Crescent event, since that time I have watched them grow into their own, memorized their first EP and they have subconsciously become one of my favorite bands to catch live. I say subconsciously, because it snuck up on me and I didn’t notice it until one night I was on the fence about a show when I found out The Madera Strand was playing and that clinched it. This month they release the three song EP Dam Failure which...

    The Madera Strand-Dam Failure EP and Release Show!

    The first time I ever saw The Madera Strand they played and entire set of Police covers for a Cover The Crescent event, since that time I have watched them grow into their own, memorized their first EP and they have subconsciously become one of my favorite bands to catch live. I say subconsciously, because it snuck up on me and I didn’t notice it until one night I was on the fence about a show when I found out The Madera Strand was playing and that clinched it. This month they release the three song EP Dam Failure which...

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