Japhys Descent Archive

  • Japhy’s Descent Feedback EP Japhy’s Descent has been a staple of the Tempe live music community for some time now, but it is only been recently, I have to say that the band has really come into their own—they’ve only just now defined their sound, or better yet, refined their sound. This was never more apparent than at the CD release party for their new five song Feedback EP, where they gave what was arguably the best performance of their lives and Travis, in particular, looked as though he was simply possessed. “Answer 42” blows the roof off the house...

    The Rise Of Japhy’s Descent

    Japhy’s Descent Feedback EP Japhy’s Descent has been a staple of the Tempe live music community for some time now, but it is only been recently, I have to say that the band has really come into their own—they’ve only just now defined their sound, or better yet, refined their sound. This was never more apparent than at the CD release party for their new five song Feedback EP, where they gave what was arguably the best performance of their lives and Travis, in particular, looked as though he was simply possessed. “Answer 42” blows the roof off the house...

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  • There are times where you know a show is going to be good. There are other times when you approach a show with a sense of trepidation. I approached the Second Annual Beatles Tribute night with a sense of both, and I walked away clean, assuaged of any fears, happy to be alive. I had found out long after the fact about last years event and happened upon some of Sun Ghost’s videos and The Vanjacks recordings and I couldn’t believe I had missed it. Once I found out that it was happening again, I knew it was going to be...

    Beatles Tribute Night At The Rogue!!!

    There are times where you know a show is going to be good. There are other times when you approach a show with a sense of trepidation. I approached the Second Annual Beatles Tribute night with a sense of both, and I walked away clean, assuaged of any fears, happy to be alive. I had found out long after the fact about last years event and happened upon some of Sun Ghost’s videos and The Vanjacks recordings and I couldn’t believe I had missed it. Once I found out that it was happening again, I knew it was going to be...

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  • Future Loves Past.  In the timespan of a year they have gone from being a band that made me smirk with the potential I saw in them to a full on revolution of sight, sound and mindblowing kinetic ferocity–they have exceeded the potential I saw by many lengths and no matter how many times I see them live I am moved by them, physically prompted to dance and left in amazement as the hazy daze they create dissipates with the final tones of their set still reverberating in the air. They have a way of controlling the vibe in the...

    Future Loves Past Master Their Past Loves In Debut Release

    Future Loves Past.  In the timespan of a year they have gone from being a band that made me smirk with the potential I saw in them to a full on revolution of sight, sound and mindblowing kinetic ferocity–they have exceeded the potential I saw by many lengths and no matter how many times I see them live I am moved by them, physically prompted to dance and left in amazement as the hazy daze they create dissipates with the final tones of their set still reverberating in the air. They have a way of controlling the vibe in the...

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  • For the second year in a row, the Rogue will be throwing a celebration and homage to one of the greatest, if not the greatest, pop band of all time, The Beatles.  For anyone, like me, that missed last years show, you’ve been living in regret since the videos of the evening showed up (for instance Sun Ghost’s version of “Don’t Let Me Down” above) and some bands leaked nearly entire albums of their performances (if you haven’t heard The Vanjeatles Live at The Rogue, you are missing out on something). This year is going to beat last year into the...

    2nd Annual Beatles Tribute Night at Rogue Bar–This Friday!!!

    For the second year in a row, the Rogue will be throwing a celebration and homage to one of the greatest, if not the greatest, pop band of all time, The Beatles.  For anyone, like me, that missed last years show, you’ve been living in regret since the videos of the evening showed up (for instance Sun Ghost’s version of “Don’t Let Me Down” above) and some bands leaked nearly entire albums of their performances (if you haven’t heard The Vanjeatles Live at The Rogue, you are missing out on something). This year is going to beat last year into the...

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  • Where does the time go? It seemed like only a few weeks ago I had seen a band called Indias that totally blew my mind at the Yucca Tap Room and shortly after that over drinks got to tell them so myself–they did mention that they would be changing their name soon. But has it really been a year since they debuted as Future Loves Past? Apparently it has been and to celebrate this occasion they had an amazing blow out show at Long Wong’s at The Firehouse on Saturday, September 10th. Joined by Dylan Pratt, HiFi Beta, The Muddy Moneys...

    Future Loves Past Celebrate One Year At Long Wong’s!

    Where does the time go? It seemed like only a few weeks ago I had seen a band called Indias that totally blew my mind at the Yucca Tap Room and shortly after that over drinks got to tell them so myself–they did mention that they would be changing their name soon. But has it really been a year since they debuted as Future Loves Past? Apparently it has been and to celebrate this occasion they had an amazing blow out show at Long Wong’s at The Firehouse on Saturday, September 10th. Joined by Dylan Pratt, HiFi Beta, The Muddy Moneys...

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