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:…

No Body comes slamming into the Trunk Space [VIDEO]

No Body brings on point harmonies and smashing riffs to Arizona. Monday night, why not head over to The Trunk Space to check out some new music? That’s exactly what tonight was all about, and I was definitely glad I made the trek to downtown phoenix. Mixing vocal harmonies, tempo changes and raw energy, No Body definitely…

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…