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Music Video of the Day: “Seed Saw” by JJCnV

It’s totally inappropriate for me to be writing about this band. I’m friends with them. My fella moonlights with them as their occasional sax player. The list goes on. Yet, at the same time, I really, really like this band and I did before all that other stuff. And since it’s my birthday, I can do what I want. So, I’m just going to share their new music video and let you decide for yourself…

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Best Punk Album 2019: ‘Bored Again’ by US Depressed

The trio known as US Depressed dropped their debut, Enjoy Your Poodle, in 2016 and followed it up this past May with the often-dreaded sophomore release. But, for these Valley post-punk-rockers, the sophomore slump was just a thing for other bands… lesser bands. Bored Again pairs misery and misanthropy with a fun and feisty sound that you’ll want to listen to from start to finish. And then all over again…

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Radio Phoenix Broadcast of It’s Not Our Fault: GodSpeedBall

Jesse, Todd, and Ward of GodSpeedBall joined Amy, Tom, and DJ Hockey Chuck for this edition of It’s Not Our Fault on Radio Phoenix. Find out more about the band and how they formed along with why they picked the rad tracks they brought in. You can also learn about their latest tour, all the other bands members play in, plus many more fun facts like why Ward likes Beck… Google it!

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Maximum Sound: buRgandy juRk, The Maybe Next Years, El Googly Diablo, and Critical Miss at Rip’s Bar

by Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

On Friday, June 28th, I made an eventful return to the venue where I covered my first local event review for YabYum: the prolific and punky Rip’s Bar of Phoenix. Like my visit last year, the bar remained frozen in time, with its regulars lining up for a night of “rock and excitement” headlined by buRgandy juRk, with support from Critical Miss, The Maybe Next Years, and El Googly Diablo. Or was it two years ago? That two-year binge period felt like I was frozen in carbonite…

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Radio Phoenix Broadcast of It’s Not Our Fault: Tom and Chuck

With Amy outta town, Tom Reardon (along with engineer extraordinaire DJ Hockey Chuck) hosted this edition of It’s Not Our Fault. Check out these rocknroll tracks both old and new as well as hear Chuck and Tom talk about the impending megalopolis that is the Phoenix/Tucson metro area and how views on what’s considered “over the line” in art, music, and culture have certainly changed…

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Tastemaker’s Ten: Jen Holiday of The Declaimed

Jen Holiday is one badass babe. As the fierce frontwoman of band, The Declaimed, she’s reigned over the boys’ club of Phoenix hardcore for two decades now. And she can do it all with coke bottle curls and a gold sequin dress. Jen Holiday pairs vintage style with post-human rage. That has “tastemaker” written all over it. Check out the 10 tracks Jen Holiday thinks everyone should hear…

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Bassist Ali Dean on Architects’ Latest Album ‘Holy Hell’ [interview]

by Jacob Unterreiner

At its height, music is a monument to emotion.

You can use words to express powerful emotions, but a sentence or two can never capture the scope of a feeling. Language alone, to some degree, is always minimizing the intensity of an emotion. Music, however, can capture how big a feeling feels–it’s a large part of the reason we make it. We say to ourselves, “My feelings are so big, that they deserve more than words, they deserve a song.”

Architects’ new album, Holy Hell, is a monument to a pain too large to simply be talked about. It is a a monument to a pain that needs to be screamed into microphones and battered into drums.

I spoke with bass player, Ali Dean, about the new album and how the band has moved forward after the death of founding member Tom Searle…

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Radio Phoenix Broadcast of It’s Not Our Fault: Chris D.

Amy and Tom of the It’s Not Our Fault crew interviewed Chris D. of The Flesh Eaters and now the archived broadcast is available for all. Not only do they discuss a lot of awesome, early punk rock history, they discuss the new Fleash Eaters album I Used To Be Pretty, and play some great tracks to accompany the interview…

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