World/Inferno brings punk, madcap circus together at Crescent


Smashed glasses, police on the street, flustered security, a destroyed heat lamp. This was the scene upon my arrival at the Crescent Ballroom on Wednesday night. With songs like “Just the Best Party”, “Let’s Steal Everything” and “Zen and the … Continue reading 

Gospel Claws release show exhibits tight band, strong sound


Crescent Ballroom was bursting with bands, with people, and with celebration Friday evening. Gospel Claws brought in the release of their new album Put Your Sunshine Away with five other local bands. No act was similar to the next and … Continue reading 

Phoenix bands perform at MonOrchid’s first show

sketching in stereo monorchid

Saturday saw MonOrchid’s first concert, a free show featuring Phoenix-based rock bands Sketching in Stereo, Former Friends of Young Americans and The Alchemy Heart. Jonathan Carroll, owner of Songbird Coffee and Tea House, organized the event and invited the performers. … Continue reading 

Downtown Chamber Series challenges listeners with a retread of its past


The first performance of November’s Downtown Chamber Series took place this Saturday at Legend City, displaying both musical beauty and a strong commitment to exposing the audience to the flourishing downtown Phoenix art community. The Downtown Chamber Series was started … Continue reading