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CALABRESE @ RED OWL

Calabrese @ Red Owl, Tempe, Arizona

Calabrese kicked off their “I Wanna Be a Vigilante” tour at the Red Owl in Tempe, Arizona.

Xpansion Theory Drops New Single, 'Seeds'

Xpansion Theory Drops New Single, ‘Seeds’

Phoenix, Arizona based alt-metal rockers, Xpansion Theory, dropped their new single, ‘Seeds’, today. Zombies, people…screaming, *glowing* ZOMBIES!

Alice Cooper @ Press Conference for Alice Cooper's 12th Annual Christmas Pudding, ©2012 Libbi Rich ~ DOOM! Magazine

Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock is Rock Solid

Imagine a high-end, church-sponsored fundraising event; you know, at a nice theater, with a special dinner, plus entertainment, for the VIPs, followed by a night filled by affluent, middle-aged supporters and their superbly coiffed and coutoured wives. For the evening’s entertainment; a couple of gospel acts, an aging star, an auction (of course), a schmaltzy comic and/or a schmaltzy magician; maybe even a big name Hollywood star, thrown in for good measure. Now put Alice Cooper in charge of the whole shebang.


Alice Cooper headlines 2012's Christmas Pudding Show 2012 ©Libbi Rich ~ DOOM! Magazine

Alice Cooper Serves Up a Steaming Christmas Pudding – Live Review & Photo Gallery

Happy Halloween! We’ve opened the crypt to bring you some of DOOM!’s spookiest past coverage! Alice Cooper’s 12th Annual Christmas Pudding was one surprise after another; mixing hard rock and gospel, magic and speed painting; sunbelt comedy and big-money auctions.

Fall Out Boy - Marquee Theatre Copyright © 2013 Libbi Rich, All Rights Reserved. DO NOT REPOST - DOOM! Magazine

Fall Out Boy @ The Marquee Theatre, Tempe AZ

Fall Out Boy brought their Save Rock and Roll Tour to a thrilled to capacity crowd at Tempe’s Marquee Theatre on June 11, 2013.

Emilie Autumn @ The Nile Theater in Mesa, AZ ©2013 Libbi Rich ~ DOOM! Magazine

Emilie Autumn @ The Nile Theater, Mesa, Arizona

Emilie Autumn brought her Bloody Crumpets to the Nile Theater in Mesa, Arizona for her “Fight Like A Girl tour on January 29, 2013.


Emilie Autumn discusses her 'Fight Like a Girl' album and tour ©2013 Jimmy Rich ~ DOOM! Magazine

Emilie Autumn Fights Like a Girl: A DOOM! Interview

She’s a classically trained violinist, composer, burlesque act leader, author, madwoman, survivor, and inspiration. She’s Emilie Autumn. DOOM! caught up with Emilie on her “Fight Like a Girl Tour,” the afternoon before her performance at the Nile Theater in Mesa, Arizona.

Zombie Santa at Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding 2012 ©Libbi Rich ~ DOOM! Magazine

Puddddinnnggggg….Need Christmas Pudding!

Alice Cooper’s 12th annual Christmas Pudding Show featured Zombie Santa and Johnny Depp.

Red Hot Chili Peppers with Band of Skulls @ Jobing.com Arena Glendale, AZ

The Red Hot Chili Peppers toured on the heels of their 2011 release, I’m With You, appearing at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona on September 25, 2012.


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.

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.

Go Radio – Marquee Theater, Tempe, AZ November 15, 2011 ©2011 Libbi Rich - DOOM! Magazine

Go Radio – Marquee Theater, Tempe, AZ November 15, 2011

Interview with Jason Lancaster of Go Radio


Patrick Stump ©2010 Libbi Rich DOOM! Magazine

Patrick Stump: Fear and Loathing in Fandom

Today I read a heartbreaking blog entry by multi-talented musician, Patrick Stump. For nine years, Stump served as Fall Out Boy’s lead vocalist, primary composer, and guitarist. Stump’s treatment by ‘fans’ during his solo run, is heart-rending and shockingly repulsive.

Patrick Stump, A Soul Punk On the Road - Interview 2011 - DOOM! Magazine

Patrick Stump, A Soul Punk On the Road – Interview

These days, Patrick Stump is a lean, mean soul machine. Touring with a crack team of musicians, Patrick’s amazing vocals rock the dance-your-ass-off soul/synth/r&b/urban-pop-punk brew.

The Limit Club: This Is Cutthroat Business (2011)

The gentlemen from Phoenix’s The Limit Club want you to swing through the apocalypse. If you happen to have their 2011 release This is Cutthroat Business on hand at the end of the world, you’ll probably want to follow their advice; the twelve tracks on the new album will have you swinging, shaking, rocking, rolling, and reeling into a psychobilly frenzy.


Civet at The Nile Theater Underground – Interview & Galleries!

Femme fatale punk rockers, Civet, steam up the desert at the Nile Underground.

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.

HOT UPDATE: Blitzkid Blitzkrieg? Nathan Bane & Rick O Mortis Out

Argyle Goolsby stands as the last remaining member of horror punk band, Blitzkid. Guitarist Nathan Bane and drummer, Rick O Mortis announced their resignations from the band on Facebook.


Local Lifesavers

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