STEM Archive

  • It’s no secret that this year I’ve been paying a fair amount of attention to the production work of Curtis Grippe and the work he’s been doing at STEM Recording. His work has really come to shine in 2012 and with releases to his credit by Japhy’s Descent, Banana Gun and Doctor Bones (all who have appeared in these pages) his work has joined the ranks of other local production geniuses such as Jalipaz and Bob Hoag. I don’t in anyway think this is an exaggeration and if  anyone examines my writings over the course of the last four years,...

    STEM Family Night at Crescent Ballroom

    It’s no secret that this year I’ve been paying a fair amount of attention to the production work of Curtis Grippe and the work he’s been doing at STEM Recording. His work has really come to shine in 2012 and with releases to his credit by Japhy’s Descent, Banana Gun and Doctor Bones (all who have appeared in these pages) his work has joined the ranks of other local production geniuses such as Jalipaz and Bob Hoag. I don’t in anyway think this is an exaggeration and if  anyone examines my writings over the course of the last four years,...

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  • Throughout the last few years in the Tempe music scene, many, many bands have come and gone or broken up or become different bands, but amidst all the change and growth Japhy’s Descent have remained, they have persevered to become a staple and have now emerged as a rock’n’roll force to be reckoned with. This isn’t hyperbole either, I’ve known people who would walk out of Japhy’s shows years ago who now I see at the front of the stage, raving and drooling. I thought they were crazy when they told me during the release of their EP that they...

    Japhy’s Descent: Moon Noon Rising

    Throughout the last few years in the Tempe music scene, many, many bands have come and gone or broken up or become different bands, but amidst all the change and growth Japhy’s Descent have remained, they have persevered to become a staple and have now emerged as a rock’n’roll force to be reckoned with. This isn’t hyperbole either, I’ve known people who would walk out of Japhy’s shows years ago who now I see at the front of the stage, raving and drooling. I thought they were crazy when they told me during the release of their EP that they...

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