Joseph Abbruscato

Late Night with Saint Motel at The Van Buren, Phoenix, Az

On Monday, October 30th Saint Motel, the Prog Indie Pop Rock band out of Los Angeles, tore the roof from the newly minted Phoenix, Az music venue, The Van Buren. Originally planned to be held at Crescent Ballroom (a sister venue owned by the same consortium), the promoters smartly moved the show to the newer […]

Regina Spektor performing at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ on 10/25/17

Regina Spektor live at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Az

After 10 years, Regina Spektor returned to Phoenix, Az on a small and limited  month-long solo tour. Stopping at The Celebrity Theater, Spektor took the stage to a packed house full of what some consider to be the most die hard fans in the industry. The decade long wait was well worth it to all; […]

Army of the Universe at Pub Rock Live

Italian industrial metal band Army of the Universe (AoU) opened as direct support of The Birthday Massacre on the Under Your Spell tour. Stopping in Scottsdale, Arizona, AoU took the crowd by storm, with charisma dripping from every note and lyric. The band played a solid hour long set, stopping only briefly between every few songs for […]


B Dolan at Last Exit Live

B. Dolan, indie rap artist known for Making Racists Afraid Again, came through Phoenix, AZ on Wed. 4/19, stopping at Last Exit Live. Last Exit Live is an intimate venue, with bar and stage set close together, enabling B Dolan to play off the energy in the room like few could. Adding this to an […]

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at March Madness Jamfest

The NCAA March Madness always brings a party when the Final Four Championship comes to town, and this year was no different. Held in Phoenix, Arizona, the NCAA held their March Madness Capital One Jamfest Music Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, and featured Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Blink 182, […]

Album Review: Devilskin “Be Like the River”

New Zealand metal band Devilskin recently released their sophmore album “Be Like the River”, following  up their Platinum selling 2014 album “We Rise”. I’ve been wanting to so a solid review of this album, but have been sitting on it because having issue coming to a strong opinion in either direction. My problem is this: […]


Stonefield – AUS rockers at Viva Phoenix

Australian rock group Stonefield performed at Viva Phoenix on 3/12/16. Coming all the way from Victoria, AUS, the group of four sisters (Amy, Hannah, Sarah, and Holly Findlay) took the stage at Punk Rock Alley for their first ever Phoenix, Az show (and only 3rd ever in the US). On their way to SXSW, the […]

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Partybaby live at Viva Phoenix

Viva Phoenix, a festival featuring 80 bands and 17 stages, took over the entirety of Downtown Phoenix this past weekend, and Partybaby set off the festivities in the Punk Rock Alley



Davey Suicide June (28 of 54)

Davey Suicide Live at Club Red

About three months ago, I was out covering Kissing Candice and, having some extra time after their set, I found myself hanging around the venue. I wasn’t covering any other bands on the bill, so I floated around Marquee theater for a bit when I heard Davey Suicide take the stage. Wandering inside, I was […]


Lydia Loveless performs at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ ©2015 Joseph Abbruscato/MrAnathema

Lydia Loveless Live at The Rhythm Room

Lydia Loveless live review and photos from The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, Arizona. The current tour is in support of their most recent album, Somewhere Else.

Lydia Loveless will be playing at The Rhythm Room on 4/22/2015. Bending Country music to her will, she bears her soul on her latest album, Somewhere Else.

Lydia Loveless Preview & Album Review

Lydia Loveless will be playing at The Rhythm Room on 4/22/2015. Bending Country music to her will, she bears her soul on her latest album, Somewhere Else.

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Doomtree “All Hands” Tour at Club Red

There are very select performances that linger in the memory long after the house lights come on and security manhandles concert goers out of the venue. It’s taken me over a week to figure out how exactly to describe Doomtree‘s “All Hands” Mesa, AZ  tour stop, and to this moment I’m still not sure exactly […]



The Flaming Lips @ True Music 2013 ©2013 Joseph Abbruscato

True Music Festival 2013

Arizona’s new True Music Festival rocked it’s inaugural year with an eclectic line up of musical and visual performers… from The Flaming Lips to Wiz Khalifa, from Bassnecter to Burning Man

Razzi Suicide, Bricksie Suicide, Priddy Suicide, and Maxxy Suicide performing as the Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque. ©Joe Abbruscato 2013

Suicide Girls: Blackheart Burlesque Review

On October 29th, 2013, the reigning queens of alternative modeling, the scantily clad and tattooed Suicide Girls, returned to Tempe, Arizona with the newest incarnation of their touring burlesque show: The Blackheart Burlesque.


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