Live Reviews

Murder By Death & William Elliott Whitmore at Crescent Ballroom

Murder by Death and William Elliot Whitmore, long time friends and new Bloodshot Records label mates, took the stage at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, Az on 9/7/2018 on the second stop of their new tour, and the first MBD show that has ever sold out in Phoenix. Each act was touring a brand new album, […]

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 […]


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, […]


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 […]

Garbage at the Arizona State Fair

Alt Rock legends Garbage performing live at the Arizona State Fair in support of their latest album Strange Little Birds.

Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque ©2014 Joseph Abbruscato / MrAnathema Photography

Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque

Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque tour danced, performed, and teased their way into the alternative and pop culture heart of Phoenix, Az.


Kyo of Dir En Grey @ Sonar, Baltimore MD, 12/10/11. © 2011 Elizabeth V Bouras - DOOM! Magazine

Dir En Grey with The Birthday Massacre @ Sonar, Baltimore MD

Seeing Dir En Grey is always somewhere between surgery and exorcism; they will yank things out of you whether you’re ready to face them or not.


Cuci of Afrobeta @ Identity Festival

Afrobeta at Identity Festival, Burgettstown, PA

This Miami-based electropop pair took over the Dim Mak/Rockstar stage of Identity Festival with boisterous enthusiasm . . . and a plastic pigeon.

Sick Twisted Debauchery

Sick Twisted Debauchery–Pastimes Pub, Ford City

Butler, PA, is a place for jacked up trucks, guys in sleeveless shirts & well-worn baseball hats, tractor pulls . . . and apparently thrash metal.

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Local Lifesavers: These Charming Men

TCM is the kind of band I really love seeing in a club. They bring a contagious energy to the stage that gets your heart racing and your whole body moving along.


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