Music

Viva Phoenix 2017

Viva Phoenix’s swept through Downtown Phoenix for its Sophomore event March 11, 2017 with local favorites like MRCH and longtime heavy hitters including Wyclef Jean. 100 bands played in 20 venues throughout the evening from smallish spaces such as the Masonic Temple’s Boiler Room to Cityscape where, for the second year, Downtown Phoenix, Inc. in […]

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 ©2016 Joseph Abbruscato/MrAnathema

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



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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 […]



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Courtney Love Joins Fall Out Boy for Mayhem in “Rat a Tat”

Fall Out Boy has released the ninth installment of their Young Blood Chronicles, featuring the song “Rat a Tat.” The track, from their 2013 album Save Rock and Roll, features Courtney Love shouting out fabulous spoken word sections in her signature raspy voice.


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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