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Live Review: Wire at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix

Live Review: Wire at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix

Eli Jace April 7, 2017 0

Wire’s tour in support of their new album, Silver/Lead, struck first in Phoenix, Arizona on March 28 at the Crescent Ballroom just days before its release. Though the excitement in the room was palpable,

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Live Review: R. Carlos Nakai Quartet at Mesa Arts Center

Live Review: R. Carlos Nakai Quartet at Mesa Arts Center

Eli Jace February 16, 2017 Comments Off on Live Review: R. Carlos Nakai Quartet at Mesa Arts Center

“Get your arthritis out,” R. Carlos Nakai said, shaking out his arms, before his Quartet took the stage of the Piper Repertory Theater at the Mesa Arts Center last Sunday. “Some of this you

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Code Orange / Youth Code / GATECREEPER live review

Code Orange / Youth Code / GATECREEPER live review

Eli Jace February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Code Orange / Youth Code / GATECREEPER live review

The streets above ground were calm and quiet in downtown Mesa last Sunday night. Down below, though, beneath the pavement and piping, in the Nile Theater’s underground basement venue, the guttural rumble of GATECREEPER

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New PC Worship album not on The Grinch’s playlist

New PC Worship album not on The Grinch’s playlist

Eli Jace January 19, 2017 Comments Off on New PC Worship album not on The Grinch’s playlist

The Grinch would not enjoy this album. What, with all the noise, Noise, NOISE. Like its cover, Buried Wish by PC Worship, is a giant pile of nearly indescribable matter. It was written by

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5 of the Year’s Best Albums

5 of the Year’s Best Albums

Eli Jace December 31, 2016 Comments Off on 5 of the Year’s Best Albums

2016 was a huge year for new music. Mainstream headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, Blink 182, Green Day and Metallica returned for another gasp. Years-in-hype releases from Radiohead, Kanye West, Solange, Frank

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5 Disappointing Albums from 2016

5 Disappointing Albums from 2016

Eli Jace December 23, 2016 Comments Off on 5 Disappointing Albums from 2016

There was a lot to be disappointed in from 2016. They took Bowie, Prince, Merle, Leon and Leonard away from us. Kanye created one of the coolest stage sets — the mid-crowd hovering platform

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Exclusive Interview: Chase H. Mason of GATECREEPER

Exclusive Interview: Chase H. Mason of GATECREEPER

Eli Jace September 25, 2016 1

I meet Chase H. Mason, growler for GATECREEPER, a few blocks from the Nile Theater in Mesa, Arizona where the group’s upcoming tour will end at the one-day fest, Within These Walls. It’s early

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Why Music Festivals Matter For Your Indie Band

Why Music Festivals Matter For Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon April 6, 2016 Comments Off on Why Music Festivals Matter For Your Indie Band

Oh festival season. To go out in some big beautiful field, do a bunch of drugs, drink a bunch of awful beer, and see a bunch of bands you probably enjoy. This is what

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Iconography – What It Means For Your Indie Band

Iconography – What It Means For Your Indie Band

Matt Bacon March 2, 2016 Comments Off on Iconography – What It Means For Your Indie Band

Rock and roll would be nothing without its distinct iconography. Hell, that’s actually true of popular music in general. If you look at some of the most significant and iconic bands of all time

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Kanye Gives Tutorial on How NOT to Release an Album

Kanye Gives Tutorial on How NOT to Release an Album

Eli Jace February 24, 2016 Comments Off on Kanye Gives Tutorial on How NOT to Release an Album

  Over the years, since appearing in a pink Polo and a backpack with sunglasses like shutter blinds, Kanye West has taught us all a lot about where hip-hop can go and what fame

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