:TWiNGiANT: Sin Nombre Translating to literally “Without Name” or “Nameless,” Sin Nombre, the new EP from :TWiNGiANT: really does have difficulty naming it’s brand of “loud-as-shit, heavy music.” With such  influences as Mastodon vocally (lead singer/bassist Jarrod rips his bass while unleashing a mean growl) and even Tool musically (drummer Jeff seems toRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Every band has a different process when it comes to rehearsing, and I’m just nosy enough to ask. When Yab Yum was exclusively invited to sit-in on a Doctor Bones rehearsal, I jumped at the chance. After all, their fans have been waiting for something new fromRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Every band has a different process when it comes to rehearsing, and I’m just nosy enough to ask. When Yab Yum was exclusively invited to sit-in on a Doctor Bones rehearsal, I jumped at the chance. After all, their fans have been waiting for something new fromRead More →

Prom Body  Creep the Strange Michael Fay, the man behind Prom Body, recorded Creep the Strange on a 4-track in his bedroom, a lo-fi musical adventure in eleven tracks. The LP opens with “Cream Theater”, establishing a sound both feisty and dissonant with a fun-loving, carefree feel that carries throughRead More →

Remarkably, humans share a lot of DNA with other animals, plants and microorganisms. Primates top the list, but did you know we share 51% of our DNA with the Fruit Fly? This close relationship was not lost on Darrin Grandmason. Darrin is the Founder and CEO of DNA on aRead More →

Clockwise: Robby (drums), John (bass), Mike (organ/synth), Liz (lead singer) and Felix (guitar) by Frank Ippolito Every band has a different process when it comes to rehearsing, and I’m just nosy enough to ask. For this edition of Behind Closed Doors, I stopped in for a visit with Russian ArmsRead More →

This weekend promises two ridiculously awesome release shows, the next installment of Cover the Crescent, and MORE!! Don’t forget our out-of-town suggestion! For more Upcoming Shows, head here.  Looking to get out of town? We suggest Whisperfest… Read More →

The Deer Leader The Deer LeaderThe Deer Leader is one of those bands that we kept hearing about long before we saw them. Then we saw them and we understood what all the buzz was about. Since that time we’ve been patiently awaiting the band’s first album and this weekRead More →

by Frank Ippolito When I first learned about Dune Drift, a compilation of Tucson bands released by Topaz, a community art space, I was pretty excited. I don’t get to Tucson near enough to listen to live music, but the stuff that I have heard from The Old Pueblo I enjoyRead More →

One of the great things about living in Arizona is all the great traveling destinations one can reach by car in just a short time. Ski in Flagstaff, houseboat on Lake Powell, climb the steps in Bisbee (if you know Bisbee you know), meditate at Sedona’s vortex, hunt ghosts inRead More →

The Rocktronica Show at The Rockbar, say that fast three times, in Scottsdale on Saturday night was in a word: a blast. OK, maybe that’s two words, but it was. The night showcased four local Rock/Electronica bands, Russian Arms & Optics, A Life of Science, Zero Zero, and Tigerface, whoRead More →