Month: October 2020

Commiserate return this month with a powerful new single.

The Five Best Songs by Phoenix Musicians of October 2020

Live concerts are on hold, but local bands releasing new music? That’s still going strong. We’ve collected some of October’s local music offerings that make the scene shine. Check ’em out. DOMS — ‘Destruct’ DOMS have existed for a few years in the Phoenix scene, dishing out a jangly, slightly dirty brand of frills-free garage rock. …

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The now-defunct location of Joe

Joe’s Grotto: An Oral History of Phoenix’s Now-Defunct Metal Haven

Joe’s Grotto brought a great deal of music, metal and otherwise, to the local masses during its quarter-century run, which kicked off in 1994. Fittingly, the legendary bar’s lengthy streak of rock ‘n’ roll excess ended just as it began: with owner Joe Grotto rocking out onstage. On October 26, 2019 — a year ago …

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The current lineup of Puscifer, with Carina Round at the center. (Yes, that

Puscifer Is Doing a Livestream Show From Arcosanti in Arizona Friday

The good news: Puscifer will perform at Arcosanti, the experimental community just a short hop north of metro Phoenix. The bad news: You can’t go. The good news: You can livestream the show tomorrow, Friday, October 30. The concert is a celebration of the band’s fourth LP, Existential Reckoning, which also arrives Friday, and Puscifer …

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10 Non-Halloween Songs That Are Scary as Hell

10 Non-Halloween Songs That Are Scary as Hell

Generally speaking, popular Halloween tunes really aren’t all that terrifying; usual suspects like “Monster Mash” are fun, yes, but probably won’t keep you up at night. Actually want to freak some people out? Pop on this playlist of 10 songs that weren’t written for the holiday but are truly haunting in their own unique ways. …

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Ticketmaster customers in Arizona might be getting a refund from the company.

Arizona AG’s Office Gets $71M in Refunds for Local Ticketmaster Customers

Good news for any Ticketmaster customers in Arizona who bought tickets to a concert or event that was canceled, postponed, or rescheduled because of the pandemic: You might be getting some money back. Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced on Tuesday that his office got the multibillion-dollar ticketing giant to refund more than $71 million …

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What’s the difference between a Spotify pre-save and an Apple Music pre-add?

Music industry terminology can be confusing, especially when platforms use similar terms for features they offer. Case in point: both Spotify and Apple Music offer the ability for users to add songs or albums from an artist to their playlists ahead of the music’s release. The confusing part? They call these features different things. Spotify …

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What's the Latest on Metro Phoenix's Struggling Music Venues?

What’s the Latest on Metro Phoenix’s Struggling Music Venues?

If nothing else, COVID-19 has been a profound lesson in the delicacy of life. Institutions, people, and ideas that we thought of as untouchable have broken down to some extent this year. There’s likely no better example of this than the live music industry, a dynamic part of any city’s local cultural and economic infrastructure. …

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New Music Friday: October 23, 2020

New Music Friday: October 23, 2020

FEATURING NEW RELEASES FROM Tenacious D, Cocoa Sarai, Russ, Jaycee, Postcard Boy, & more! SUBMIT YOUR UPCOMING RELEASE to be featured on TuneCore’s New Music Friday Blog! THIS WEEK’S FEATURED RELEASE:No ApologiesCocoa SaraiR&B/Soul, Pop “For me, this song represents women being multidimensional and owning their power unapologetically. Men are never asked to be ONE thing. …

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