Blood, Lust, Death Tour 2017 feat. Dope, Combichrist, Davey Suicide, and September Mourning 4/8/2017

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      As if the desert couldn't get any hotter, Saturday night in Mesa proved everyone wrong when the Blood, Lust, Death Tour 2017 came to town at Club Red Mesa. While it may seem that the venue is small, the walls are only there to protect music lovers from all ages from the soaring temps and searing sun of the Valley of the Sun. There is no shortage of butts in the seats when a tour like this comes to town. For ... Read More

The Reaper Comes To Phoenix: September Mourning at Club Red – 4/8/2017

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It was a clear desert night when the stage became the page, and a house packed full of souls was saved by the songs of the reaper, September Mourning. On a dimly lit stage, the story of unfinished destiny unfolded as Mesa, Arizona became part of one woman's war between worlds. For the unsuspecting soul, September Mourning is a transmedia creative project that combines story into song of a journey into darkness and purgatory. Beginning as a dark fantasy comic and graphic novel, September Mourning uses song and print to advance concept ... Read More

After A Long Creative Hiatus, Orgy Returns to Club Red Mesa, AZ 1/25/2017

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    Bands change lineups like they change their socks.  Humans, however, are creatures of habit:  resistant to change and afraid of the new and untested. So, when the bands we know and love disappear and suddenly resurface with completely new lineups, their reception is often the same as that of a sequel to a good movie. Yet every now and then there is a stroke of brilliance in that sequel's conception, and the second act defies our resistance, proving to be as good or ... Read More

Avatar’s Big Top Freak Show Rolls Into Phoenix – Joe’s Grotto, 10/21/2016

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  I haven't been to the circus in a VERY long time. So, I caught up with Avatar in Phoenix at Joe's Grotto. It looked like a freak show, it sounded like a freak show...it even smelllllllled.....like a freak show. Avatar is a highly theatrical melo-death metal band from Gothenberg, Sweden. Making their way around the States to show off their latest outstanding Feathers & Flesh album, Phoenix was their first introduction to the American Southwest. Phoenicians know good music when they hear it, ... Read More

Red Sun Rising @ Pub Rock Live 04/17/16 Scottsdale, AZ

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  At some point, every kid who picks up an instrument fantasizes about making it to the Big Time. Everybody has a song about the journey to shooting stardom and what it takes to be a jukebox hero, and if you're two guys from Akron, OH, you keep that dream alive. I remember the first time I saw Red Sun Rising. I walked in the gate at Carnival of Madness at the Time Warner Amphitheater in Cleveland. There was a band playing off to the ... Read More

Smart Zombies Love The Downrights (Cuz Braaaiiiinnnnnnzzzzz)

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It was the end of the world, or at least we all pretended it was for the annual American Red Cross Run For Your Lives 5k zombie infested obstacle course in Darlington, MD on October 27, 2012. One band after another took the stage during the day-long Apocalypse Party, where runners, spectators, and of course, off-duty zombies came to hang out and relax after their grueling duels in the woods. What started out to be a bright and sunny day eventually turned to gray, ... Read More

Eye Empire “Ignites” Martini Ranch

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On Sunday, September 30, 2012, Eye Empire lit up Martini Ranch with an amazing performance, and while the band is no stranger to the road, their "Impact" on the Scottsdale stage was part the band's first of what we all hope will be many headlining tours. Grateful for the grassroots fans this independent powerhouse has gained, frontman Donald Carpenter and bassist Corey Lowery showed nothing but love as they interacted with the small but enthusiastic crowd that threatened to share the stage with ... Read More

Photo Gallery: Rise Against 09/28/12: Mesa Amphitheatre – Mesa, AZ

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Rise Against 09/28/12 Mesa Amphitheatre - Mesa, AZ Photos by LivingDedGrrl For the first time since 2010 Rise Against set foot on stage in Arizona. Having called of their participation in the Sound Strike's Boycott of the state after lawmakers passed SB 1070, the band returned to play a fierce career spanning set. Check out some photos from the night down below. [gallery order="DESC" columns="4"] Read More