Brand New

The day I became obsessed with Brand New…

                Image: Brand New/Instagram The stage was bare, empty — save a handful of people all sprawled, sitting in a pathetic excuse for a circle. I sat cross-legged next to Brad and across from Shannan. We were 16 and painting a slab of wood for the next school…

Valley Venues: What you need to know about Valley Bar

Sure, you’ve probably been to an underground club in Phoenix (literally, if you’ve been to The Nile in Mesa), but Valley Bar takes it to a whole other level (metaphorically). How to get there: Parking This can be tricky to those who a) don’t have a lot of experience driving through downtown Phoenix and b) hate…

11 Phoenix-based bands you should be listening to

If you’re like me and haven’t been in the local music scene for some time, then you’ve probably had a few if not all of the following thoughts while staring blankly at Crescent Ballroom, The Rebel Lounge and Valley Bars’ respective event listings: Where’s Mergence? I haven’t see those guys in a while. That reminds me:…

INTERVIEW: Bit-Flip spotlights local EDM artists (VIDEO)

Image: Sejo Basic “Is there an underground electronic movement in Arizona?” asks Bit-Flip founder and Tempe local musician Cory Bergquist. “Yes,” he affirms, “there is.” “It’s so underground, only the people making the music know about it,” he continues. And that includes Bergquist, who goes by the moniker Tribal Leader. With this in mind, he created Bit-Flip…