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  • Now that Summer is dead I realized the entire time I had the “Summertime Blues,” which probably would have cheered me up if I had thought of that rock’n'roll connotation, but the lyrics do specify that there is simply no cure. Either way, Anthony Fama correctly predicted and enforced the Worst Summer Ever ethic and we all went along with it, really, really well. But Fuck it, it’s Fall now and that’s like our Spring here in the land of reverse seasonal hibernation. Got a killer week once more and this goes straight through to Monday, because I want to...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Now that Summer is dead I realized the entire time I had the “Summertime Blues,” which probably would have cheered me up if I had thought of that rock’n'roll connotation, but the lyrics do specify that there is simply no cure. Either way, Anthony Fama correctly predicted and enforced the Worst Summer Ever ethic and we all went along with it, really, really well. But Fuck it, it’s Fall now and that’s like our Spring here in the land of reverse seasonal hibernation. Got a killer week once more and this goes straight through to Monday, because I want to...

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  • The weather is here and the time is right for going out at night and getting regular doses of live, local music. We have reverse seasons of behavior here in Arizona and the end of September is akin to the start of Spring everywhere else in the world. After months of being locked in air conditioned pods we are now ready to breathe the air, walk in the daytime and get back to the nightlife. Let’s Rock. When & Where: Tuesday, September 19th, 9pm at Yucca Tap Room Reasons To Attend: There may be other bands on this bill, there...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    The weather is here and the time is right for going out at night and getting regular doses of live, local music. We have reverse seasons of behavior here in Arizona and the end of September is akin to the start of Spring everywhere else in the world. After months of being locked in air conditioned pods we are now ready to breathe the air, walk in the daytime and get back to the nightlife. Let’s Rock. When & Where: Tuesday, September 19th, 9pm at Yucca Tap Room Reasons To Attend: There may be other bands on this bill, there...

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  • It’s almost like Arizona is a safe place to be this week, and we’ve got some banging music to celebrate that. Sure Summer is still here and will be for a month or two, but now is the time when we all get our shit together and get it done…Or something like that…Any way, here’s the low down on the hoedown… When & Where: Thursday, September 7th, 8pm at The Rebel Lounge Reasons to Attend: This is going to get weird and stay weird. DJs, Beats, Chillwave, some noise I’m sure. Unusual times call for unusual events, this is one...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    It’s almost like Arizona is a safe place to be this week, and we’ve got some banging music to celebrate that. Sure Summer is still here and will be for a month or two, but now is the time when we all get our shit together and get it done…Or something like that…Any way, here’s the low down on the hoedown… When & Where: Thursday, September 7th, 8pm at The Rebel Lounge Reasons to Attend: This is going to get weird and stay weird. DJs, Beats, Chillwave, some noise I’m sure. Unusual times call for unusual events, this is one...

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  • It’s flyers only this week. I mean, it’s my birthday week, we had an eclipse, we had a riot, and I should be on vacation but I’m not. That said, this weekend is slammed with amazing shows. Check out the pretty pictures below! FRIDAY, AUGUST 25TH SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH SUNDAY, AUGUST 27TH

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    It’s flyers only this week. I mean, it’s my birthday week, we had an eclipse, we had a riot, and I should be on vacation but I’m not. That said, this weekend is slammed with amazing shows. Check out the pretty pictures below! FRIDAY, AUGUST 25TH SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH SUNDAY, AUGUST 27TH

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  • Well, the honest answer to what’s going on, is not too terribly much when it comes to local music–and I’m saying this after scrubbing through every venues calendar. Granted, a couple events didn’t have flyers, but still–not a whole lot’s going down. This is par for the course as he try to convince ourselves that Summer ends with August, to fuel our eternal September disappointment. Anywhere here’s where to find those damn jams you crave… When & Where: Wednesday, August 16th, 7:30pm at The Trunk Space Reasons To Attend: It’s AJJ performing an album from their days a decade ago...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Well, the honest answer to what’s going on, is not too terribly much when it comes to local music–and I’m saying this after scrubbing through every venues calendar. Granted, a couple events didn’t have flyers, but still–not a whole lot’s going down. This is par for the course as he try to convince ourselves that Summer ends with August, to fuel our eternal September disappointment. Anywhere here’s where to find those damn jams you crave… When & Where: Wednesday, August 16th, 7:30pm at The Trunk Space Reasons To Attend: It’s AJJ performing an album from their days a decade ago...

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  • Been awhile. I needed some downtime and I may take more, but the last couple weeks were literally the “dog days” of Summer and I also have this recent thing where I can’t listen to music. So that’s weird. Anyway, this week is pretty damn spectacular and I’ve included a lot of shows where I only know one band, but lately that’s all it takes before you find yourself loving three new bands in one night. Anyway, let’s check it out… When & Where: Wednesday, August 9th, 7:30pm at Yucca Tap Room Reasons To Attend: If you are looking for...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    Been awhile. I needed some downtime and I may take more, but the last couple weeks were literally the “dog days” of Summer and I also have this recent thing where I can’t listen to music. So that’s weird. Anyway, this week is pretty damn spectacular and I’ve included a lot of shows where I only know one band, but lately that’s all it takes before you find yourself loving three new bands in one night. Anyway, let’s check it out… When & Where: Wednesday, August 9th, 7:30pm at Yucca Tap Room Reasons To Attend: If you are looking for...

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  • The Real Fits – “Roadblock” You can’t accuse The Real Fits of resting on their laurels, that’s for sure. Even in the depths of Arizona Summer, when most musicians hit the Dog Day slump for a month or two, this band just keeps churning out single after single. They’re also playing a fair amount of shows–hell, I just caught them last week for a set at Lost Leaf that sounded damn near magical. They just released “Roadblock” this week and it’s a slow burner that begins with nearly a minute of mesmerizing instrumentation, lulling you at first before the guitar...

    New Tunes from The Real Fits, Dominick Provenzano, dent and More!

    The Real Fits – “Roadblock” You can’t accuse The Real Fits of resting on their laurels, that’s for sure. Even in the depths of Arizona Summer, when most musicians hit the Dog Day slump for a month or two, this band just keeps churning out single after single. They’re also playing a fair amount of shows–hell, I just caught them last week for a set at Lost Leaf that sounded damn near magical. They just released “Roadblock” this week and it’s a slow burner that begins with nearly a minute of mesmerizing instrumentation, lulling you at first before the guitar...

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  • This thing happens every Summer where releases build up and we don’t have an August issue of JAVA Magazine. Ten years ago I welcomed the month off when it would come around, but it was only a few years in that I missed having a twelfth issue and felt like I was trying to catch up with amazing music from the Spring and Summer all Fall, or miss them entirely. So here’s a bit of switch up from the normal Singles Going Steady or Video Round Up, with multi-song releases you have to hear whenever I need to share them....

    Five Must Hear Releases: Young Mothers, Sunn Trio, Golf!, Qais Essar and Joe Vito

    This thing happens every Summer where releases build up and we don’t have an August issue of JAVA Magazine. Ten years ago I welcomed the month off when it would come around, but it was only a few years in that I missed having a twelfth issue and felt like I was trying to catch up with amazing music from the Spring and Summer all Fall, or miss them entirely. So here’s a bit of switch up from the normal Singles Going Steady or Video Round Up, with multi-song releases you have to hear whenever I need to share them....

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  • I’m slamming as many shows into this thing as possible, because lately when I make plans the Universe says, no, no, no, just relax or I’ll make you relax. Either way this starts now and goes all the way to next Tuesday to include a couple of shows I wanted to highlight early on next week. I have a lot of writing to unleash this week that I’ve had stored up for a week or two, so hopefully this deluge will make sense in retrospect. It’s a hell of a week for shows, that’s for sure. When & Where: Tuesday,...

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    I’m slamming as many shows into this thing as possible, because lately when I make plans the Universe says, no, no, no, just relax or I’ll make you relax. Either way this starts now and goes all the way to next Tuesday to include a couple of shows I wanted to highlight early on next week. I have a lot of writing to unleash this week that I’ve had stored up for a week or two, so hopefully this deluge will make sense in retrospect. It’s a hell of a week for shows, that’s for sure. When & Where: Tuesday,...

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  • This is the lean, mean, hungry season here in the Valley of the Sun and there’s a lighter load of shows. I’m going flyer only this week which still has a surprising number of new record releases within it. Either way, there’s a lot of worse ways you can spend the dog days than pursuing the love of live local music. Wednesday, July 12th Thursday, July 13th Friday, July 14th Saturday, July 15th

    What’s Going Ahhhn…

    This is the lean, mean, hungry season here in the Valley of the Sun and there’s a lighter load of shows. I’m going flyer only this week which still has a surprising number of new record releases within it. Either way, there’s a lot of worse ways you can spend the dog days than pursuing the love of live local music. Wednesday, July 12th Thursday, July 13th Friday, July 14th Saturday, July 15th

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