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:…

One-man bands take over Yucca Tap Room

The one man bands of Phoenix came together to show that you don’t always need a full band to play some great jams. Tribal Leader, Manifest Sound, I Am Hologram, and Page The Village Idiot all took turns on stage, with music ranging from techno to “post punk space blues”. The night saw a combination…

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…