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Amada Palmer & Grand Theft Orchestra

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra @ Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ

Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra brought the Theater Is Evil tour to the intimate Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix on Saturday. It was a night filled with laughter, tears, and hijinks with a stuffed tiger named Maxi.

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They Might Be Giants (with Jonathan Coulton), Marquee Theater, Tempe AZ 1/29/2012

After spending a few years slyly infiltrating the children’s edutainment market with albums Here Come the ABCs, Here Come the 123s, and (my personal favorite) Here Comes Science, indie-geek-eclectic band of the century, They Might Be Giants, came to Tempe’s Marquee Theater in January with a 14+ show. Children’s hour was over. Not that anything on […]


Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss – Club Red, Tempe, AZ 12-09-2011 ©2011 Libbi Rich - DOOM! Magazine

Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss – Club Red, Tempe, AZ 12-09-2011

Sean Wheeler & Zander Schloss each have true punk cred, no matter which definition you use: Wheeler as frontman for SoCal punk revival band Throw Rag. Schloss has played bass and guitar in iconic punk acts like The Circle Jerks, The Weirdos, and Joe Strummer.

X - Club Red in Tempe, AZ 12.9.2011 ©2011 Libbi Rich - DOOM! Magazine

X – Club Red, Tempe, AZ 12-09-2011

I was 18 when I first saw X. Exene Cervenka and John Doe were 22. She was a tiny, exotic beauty with a voice that would alternately rip your guts out and break your heart. He was hot punk on wheels. The music was raw, the lyrics often brutal. I was hooked.

Yellowcard - Marquee Theater, Tempe, AZ 11/15/2011 ©2011 Libbi Rich - DOOM! Magazine

Yellowcard – Marquee Theater, Tempe, AZ 11/15/2011

After an almost three year hiatus pop-punk alt band, Yellowcard, returned to headline touring in 2011, behind the release of their latest album, When You’re Through Thinking, Say Yes.


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