Selecta J Cut at The Dublight Zone

The Dublight Zone @ Palo Verde Lounge (REVIEW)

Walking into The Dublight Zone at the Palo Verde Lounge, which fits the description of your average dive bar, I was reminded of small punk and metal shows that share the same style of venue. It seems all types of alternative music take refuge in local dive bars, setting up makeshift stages, bring their own personal sound equipment,…

Playboy Manbaby at The Trunk Space

Playboy Manbaby @ The Trunk Space (REVIEW)

The energy is real — and infectious.   The venue is small, the speakers are loud, and despite exhaustion setting in, the dedicated crowd eagerly waits to unleash one last flurry of energy. Tonight seems to be for the younger crowd, set specifically aside for those of us who want to start our weekend off…

Album Review: Playboy Manbaby, “Scum Brothers”

With Chris Hudson on bass, TJ Friga on guitar, David Cosme rocking the trumpet, Robbie Pferrer as vocals, Chad Dennis on drums and Eryn Wise being the majestic “important” member in the band, these guys have become an Arizona powerhouse, tearing up local venues, house shows and coffee shops all over the Valley. And they…

Arizona Comes Alive at VIVA PHX (REVIEW)

VIVA PHX rolled into downtown phoenix on Friday taking over local night spots  with a massive collection of local talent and headlining acts. With a rough plan of which stages we wanted to hit throughout the night, we showed up promptly at 7 p.m. to grab the wristbands that would serve as our tickets to…

Amok Cover

Album Review: Atoms For Peace, “Amok”

Not A 4×4 Beat To Be Found In a world where the “four on the floor” dance beat is taking over the radio, a refreshing wind comes from the debut album by Atoms For Peace called “Amok”, which gives the steady kick drum a rest. Not to say that this album doesn’t have rhythm, or…

Dry River Yacht Club

Dry River Yacht Club 1/10/13 At Crescent Ballroom

There’s nothing quite like a Dry River Yacht Club (DRYC) show. Bodies flailing, jumping, shaking and thrashing about — and that energy is due 100 percent to DRYC’s raw, exuberant, Gypsy western folk music. It was the second night of DRYC’s “Cresidency,” or Crescent Ballroom residency, and their singles release party. In fact, you can…