After winning the local round of the Hard Rock Cafe’s Battle of the Bands competition, they are now in the running for an international competition. The prize is a trip to London. Show your local support by voting for them here. Bonus: When you vote, you get a free download of their song “Ghost.”
Local favorites Gospel Claws are recording at Flying Blanket Recording with Common Wall media. The band posted that they are 2.5 songs through a 17.5 song album – epic! We can’t wait to hear this one.
4.20 Japhy’s Descent’s double album release show Moon Noon – High Noon Show,” is sure to be another huge, fun-filled rock fest! Copies of Japhy’s new double album Moon Noon are available for $5 with ticket purchase, and you’ll get half off the side two “Full Moon Release Show” ticket price (4/28) with any Moon Noon purchase. Line up includes: Mojo Farmers, Cigarettes, The Sugar Thieves, Doctor Bones, Steppchild, Snake!, Snake!, Snakes!, Japhy’s Descent, TKLB, and Dry River Yacht Club. BONUS: Live Art by Deon Doughty, SPANEK, and food by Punk Rock Pizza. Friday, Apr. 20, 4pm., $10. 910 Live, 21+.
The fabulous Kongos made it to #1 in Rolling Stones South Africa Chart in the rock category! Congratulations, guys — it’s well-deserved for this hard working band.
Sareena Dominguez leaks her breathtaking new single, “Unwoven,” off her upcoming record. Listen here.
4.24 The Muddy Moneys will be performing their last show on April 24th at the Crescent Ballroom with Future Loves Past, All My Friends, and Tres Lunas. RSVP on their facebook event. Bon Voyage; these mucky cats will be missed.
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 8pm., $8-$10. Crescent Ballroom, 21+.
The Technicolors are a featured West Coast artist on a new compilation album that brings awareness to slavery. Check out A Brighter Light: An Album By the Freedom Movement to Free Slaves.
Would like your help with their Kickstarter project for their new album, Arcosanti. Head on over to their kickstarter page and donate some cash because these guys are a mesmerizing band as well as amazing human beings.
4.13 Former Friends of Young Americans CD Release Party for estas diluculo is at FilmBar on Saturday, April 14th with Wooden Indian, Nicholas Villa, and Mantle Sound Core from San Francisco. Saturday, Apr. 14, 9pm., Free. FilmBar
Midnight Vitals are heading out on the road this week with stops in St. George, Provo, and Flagstaff.
4.13 This Friday, the 13th Wooden Indian will be hosting the second installment of their month-long residency at Long Wongs with Nicholas Villa, Former Friends of Young Americans, and Colorstore. Catch them every Friday this month at Long Wongs, free.
Be on the lookout for the release of the Black Cactus Compilation Vol. 2 featuring The Necronauts, Former Friends of Young Americans, Midnight Vitals, Tremulants, Snow Songs, Factories, Megafaunna (Austin, TX), Slow Trucks (San Francisco), Evil Tents (Champaign, IL), Fountain, High .
4.13 – 4.15 Our favorite local music station will be covering the MacDowell Mountain Music Festival for those of you who won’t be going out of town for Coachella. Artists performing are The Travelin’ McCoury’s featuring Keller Williams, Galactic, Dark Star Orchestra, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Ozomatli, Trevor Hall, Soulive, Anders Osborne, Bob Schneider, EOTO, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and The Motet. Local acts performing are Quick Henry, PHX, Spafford, Future Loves Past, Voluntary String Band, and Decker. Single Day tickets are still available for purchase here.
4.20 KWSS PhoChella Fest – KWSS KWSS 106.7FM (Phoenix) hosts another epic music festival: PHOCHELLA at the Sail Inn in Tempe. Live broadcasting from noon until 4pm. Live bands from 4pm until closing. Performances from: Kindread, A Life Of Science, Fred Green, The Love Me Nots, Wooden Indian, Catfish Mustache, Moez’art, Banana Gun, Bob Domestic, Mergence, and Kongos.
Friday, Apr. 20. Free, $10 after 8pm. The Sail Inn.
4.21 Record Store Day at Stinkweeds is the party to attend, with a free BBQ plus live from Dylan Pratt, Tobie Milford, The Love Me Nots, Source Victoria, Colorstore, and Mergence. The fun starts at 9am on April 21st, music starts at noon. Free, door prizes to early entries.
The list of vinyl treats includes international and national favorites like St. Vincent : KROKODIL 4ad 7″ red vinyl, and Phish : Junta Deluxe LP Edition JEMP 3xLP. Regional favorites like Battles: Dross Glop 4 Warp Records 12″ in spined sleeve, and Portugal. The Man: Got It All Atlantic 7”. Exclusives such as Iggy Pop: Mick Rock Tins Virgin 7″ box with photo book, and Thievery Corporation: Cosmic Game ESL Music 4 x 12″ clear vinyl. To see the facebook event and read the entire list, click here. Satruday, Apr. 21. Free, Stinkweeds 12 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ.
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