The Rogue Bar Archive

  • 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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  • 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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  • I can’t be everywhere at once and chances are with the number of albums I receive weekly, I can’t catch all the ones I should. One of the bands that I have definitely shown up late for the show is Bad Lucy.  I had started seeing their name on bills last Spring and I after I see a band featured enough with other bands enough, I know there’s got to be something to it. This is the  case with Bad Lucy and since catching them the first time, I’ve seen them every chance I can get. Their debut self-titled studio...

    Bad Lucy Amazes Again and Again…

    I can’t be everywhere at once and chances are with the number of albums I receive weekly, I can’t catch all the ones I should. One of the bands that I have definitely shown up late for the show is Bad Lucy.  I had started seeing their name on bills last Spring and I after I see a band featured enough with other bands enough, I know there’s got to be something to it. This is the  case with Bad Lucy and since catching them the first time, I’ve seen them every chance I can get. Their debut self-titled studio...

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  • Throughout the summer, I found myself looking forward to Autumnal events–not for any lack of amazing events during those heated days and sweltering nights, not even in the least. No, it was because as the summer progressed, more and more events began to stack up in store for September, October, November and well into the New Year–critical, amazing, mindblowing events. Events like the Tempe Rockstar Gold Festival this past weekend at Sail Inn, the upcoming Apache Lake Music Festival or Kongos homecoming show. Another one of these events I’ve been looking forward to for months is the album release show...

    Zero Zero’s Live Debut and Album Release

    Throughout the summer, I found myself looking forward to Autumnal events–not for any lack of amazing events during those heated days and sweltering nights, not even in the least. No, it was because as the summer progressed, more and more events began to stack up in store for September, October, November and well into the New Year–critical, amazing, mindblowing events. Events like the Tempe Rockstar Gold Festival this past weekend at Sail Inn, the upcoming Apache Lake Music Festival or Kongos homecoming show. Another one of these events I’ve been looking forward to for months is the album release show...

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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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  • 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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