The Technicolors Archive

  • The Stakes – “Unified/House Party” Last week at some point I wrote a 2000 word love letter about The Stakes new masterpiece Prophecy, it’s going to show up in next month’s JAVA Magazine. When I write something like that, I prepare by listening to the album a dozen times and then write the article while listening to it again. Sometimes after these articles, I don’t want to hear the album for a while. Prophecy was the first album I wanted to listen to the next morning. In fact, “Unified” pounded through my skull until I was awake. The entire album...

    New Tunes from The Stakes, Mill’s End, Westbrook and More!

    The Stakes – “Unified/House Party” Last week at some point I wrote a 2000 word love letter about The Stakes new masterpiece Prophecy, it’s going to show up in next month’s JAVA Magazine. When I write something like that, I prepare by listening to the album a dozen times and then write the article while listening to it again. Sometimes after these articles, I don’t want to hear the album for a while. Prophecy was the first album I wanted to listen to the next morning. In fact, “Unified” pounded through my skull until I was awake. The entire album...

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  •   Small Leaks Sink Ships – “Dancing Devil” It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two years since Small Leaks Sink Ships released their last album, the stunning Face Yourself, and Remove Your Sandals. The band is my favorite crew of Phoenix music scene ex-pats and though relocated to the Great Northwest, they still keep close ties to home. “Dancing Devil” is the first new recording to see the light of day since the one off single release with Futuristic, “Love (A Poem)” and it’s classic SLSS, if there is such a thing. It’s got a crazy beginning that...

    New Tunes From Small Leaks Sink Ships, The Technicolors, Jane Joyce and More!

      Small Leaks Sink Ships – “Dancing Devil” It’s hard to believe that it’s been over two years since Small Leaks Sink Ships released their last album, the stunning Face Yourself, and Remove Your Sandals. The band is my favorite crew of Phoenix music scene ex-pats and though relocated to the Great Northwest, they still keep close ties to home. “Dancing Devil” is the first new recording to see the light of day since the one off single release with Futuristic, “Love (A Poem)” and it’s classic SLSS, if there is such a thing. It’s got a crazy beginning that...

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  • There are a lot of great things going on this weekend, probably too many in fact and most of them seem to be squeezed into Saturday. Not only is Saturday Record Store Day, a celebration of independent record stores across the globe in which music geeks like myself and nearly everyone I know go on a bender buying up one day exclusive releases to add further fodder to our treasure trove of secret sounds, guilty pleasures and aural indulgences, which should be enough for any day, it also happens to be Phochella! For the last three years Beef Vegan has...

    TMI on KWSS Presents the 3rd Annual Phochella Music Fest!

    There are a lot of great things going on this weekend, probably too many in fact and most of them seem to be squeezed into Saturday. Not only is Saturday Record Store Day, a celebration of independent record stores across the globe in which music geeks like myself and nearly everyone I know go on a bender buying up one day exclusive releases to add further fodder to our treasure trove of secret sounds, guilty pleasures and aural indulgences, which should be enough for any day, it also happens to be Phochella! For the last three years Beef Vegan has...

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  • Editor’s Note: Having found myself left at the end of the year with four albums I wanted to review, I decided to let the bands, fans, friends and readers decide who received the final full album review of 2012 in JAVA Magazine.  After a week-long poll was conducted through soundsaroundtown.net, The Technicolors took the election by storm which has led to the article that follows. The January 2013 issue will feature the runner up, who fought long and hard and was winning early in the race, be sure to read about The Oxford Coma next month. For me, there is...

    The Technicolors: Take Your Sweet Time to Listen Up To Listener, Again!

    Editor’s Note: Having found myself left at the end of the year with four albums I wanted to review, I decided to let the bands, fans, friends and readers decide who received the final full album review of 2012 in JAVA Magazine.  After a week-long poll was conducted through soundsaroundtown.net, The Technicolors took the election by storm which has led to the article that follows. The January 2013 issue will feature the runner up, who fought long and hard and was winning early in the race, be sure to read about The Oxford Coma next month. For me, there is...

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  •   2012 has been an amazing year to have the privilege to write about the music in Arizona. I wasn’t sure if anything would top 2011, but it has–many fold. This year has been a non-stop rollercoaster ride of amazing albums, brilliant EPs, some of the best shows I’ve ever seen, so many new talent has emerged, while a few favorites bid farewell–it’s been a hell of a ride. That being said, I have covered 11 albums in depth, track by track this  year and though it is only the beginning of November, I’m preparing December’s JAVA Magazine music content  now....

    2012 JAVA Feature Finale-Your Vote Counts!

      2012 has been an amazing year to have the privilege to write about the music in Arizona. I wasn’t sure if anything would top 2011, but it has–many fold. This year has been a non-stop rollercoaster ride of amazing albums, brilliant EPs, some of the best shows I’ve ever seen, so many new talent has emerged, while a few favorites bid farewell–it’s been a hell of a ride. That being said, I have covered 11 albums in depth, track by track this  year and though it is only the beginning of November, I’m preparing December’s JAVA Magazine music content  now....

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  • There are some evenings where, for the local music enthusiast, life is simply not fair. This often occurs on Friday and Saturday nights, but lately it’s been happening on Thursdays, Wednesdays and random Tuesdays. This Friday, November 11, 2011-yes, 11.11.11–is such a night where most people I know wish they could be in two places at once. Especially this Friday. There are two shows going on in this metro area of such astonishing power that I have to talk, at length, about them both–and it’s not like they are near each other, not like you could bounce back and forth between venues...

    11.11.11 The Question Is…Where Will You Be?

    There are some evenings where, for the local music enthusiast, life is simply not fair. This often occurs on Friday and Saturday nights, but lately it’s been happening on Thursdays, Wednesdays and random Tuesdays. This Friday, November 11, 2011-yes, 11.11.11–is such a night where most people I know wish they could be in two places at once. Especially this Friday. There are two shows going on in this metro area of such astonishing power that I have to talk, at length, about them both–and it’s not like they are near each other, not like you could bounce back and forth between venues...

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  • This Saturday should be an amazing evening at the Foundry On First. What Laura Says is hosting the End of Summer Ball and it should be quite an evening of amazing music! If nothing else, the lineup is amazing, once more What Laura Says has assembled and amazing evening featuring Mergence, Wizards Of Time, Benny Marchant, Wooden Indian, The Technicolors and St. Ranger. If this is anything like the release party What Laura Says threw at the start of the summer, this is simply not an evening to miss. Doors open at 6pm, the event is all ages and tickets are...

    End Of Summer Ball-Saturday, August 27 at the Foundry On First!!!

    This Saturday should be an amazing evening at the Foundry On First. What Laura Says is hosting the End of Summer Ball and it should be quite an evening of amazing music! If nothing else, the lineup is amazing, once more What Laura Says has assembled and amazing evening featuring Mergence, Wizards Of Time, Benny Marchant, Wooden Indian, The Technicolors and St. Ranger. If this is anything like the release party What Laura Says threw at the start of the summer, this is simply not an evening to miss. Doors open at 6pm, the event is all ages and tickets are...

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