Upcoming Live Shows Archive

  • 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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  • 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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