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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 Comments Off on Live Review: Wire at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix

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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GATECREEPER Bring Harsh Conditions on Debut Album

GATECREEPER Bring Harsh Conditions on Debut Album

Eli Jace October 19, 2016 Comments Off on GATECREEPER Bring Harsh Conditions on Debut Album

The Arizona sun can be an oppressive force, an unforgivable presence. “I do think people from Arizona, I think maybe our brains are a little fried,” Chase H. Mason of GATECREEPER said during his

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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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Numb Bats Play through the Heatwave on “Bees & Trees”

Eli Jace July 24, 2015 Comments Off on Numb Bats Play through the Heatwave on “Bees & Trees”

The music of Numb Bats is a little like surf rock, one could say, if the waves that were being surfed upon were made of grease and glue. It’s punk rock dumped in a

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