by Carly Schorman – The Darts “Bullet” The garage rocking femmes known as The Darts are getting ready to drop a slick new vinyl 7″ next month in a collaboration between Alternative Tentacles Records and Dirty Water Records USA. The two-track release features the song “Bullet” which the band released
by Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen – A bubbly mixture of feelings set in regarding my attendance to the album release show of three seperate bands — Playboy Manbaby, TOSO and Not Confined –along with Exxxtra Crispy at the Phoenix-based Rebel Lounge, but one thing was certain: these bands had the heart of
by Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen – On March 31st, Kill Your TV took the stage along with Aerico and The Linecutters to release their electrifying new record, Castle Bravo. For an Arizona punk band based out of Gilbert, the contemporarily formatted frustration highlights the genre’s local growth and unique suburban angst. While
The Echo Bombs “Pistachio Pudding” That feisty PHX trio that everyone loves to see live is finally almost ready for their sophomore release. The Echo Bombs released The King of Uncool back in 2014 and, since that time, they’ve been shopping their brand of misanthropic fun to Valley audiences who, frankly, are ready
Local rabble-rouser Travis James (of Couples Fight and Travis James & the Acrimonious Assembly of Arsonists) has a unique sound and style so we were definitely interested to see what tracks he would choose for his Tastemaker’s Ten. As usual, we asked TJ to share ten songs he thought everybody should hear….
by Carly Schorman – The Exbats I Got the Hots for Charlie Watts This album landed on my desk just in time for the warming Phoenix weather. I’m ready for shorts and pool parties and lofi garage punk that has a carefree go-fuck-yourself-for-interfering-with-my-fun attitude. The ExBats [from Bisbee!] capture that
Marc Oxborrow is a dapper gentleman with a penchant for punkgrass. In addition to his musical mainstay, The Haymarket Squares, you might have caught him performing with other local acts like The Shivereens or The Blood Feud Family Singers. Despite his numerous commitments, musical and otherwise, Oxborrow set some time
by Carly Schorman – I’m quite the fan of Emotional Response Records. Ever since their inception back in 2013, the indie label based out of Flagstaff, Arizona has put out some seriously stellar albums featuring bands from both near and far. In addition to a rather respectable catalog, Emotional Response