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Your new music fix from our own backyard
Friday at 11pm w/ Mo!
Like one of one the bands we’re playing on Homegrown?
Vote which band deserves The Song Of The Week at the bottom of the page.
Monday: Mouse Powell – Porches
Based out of Phoenix, Arizona. Mouse Powell creates multi genre music with a focus on maintaining a Hip Hop aesthetic. Following his 2013 release, “These Are The Good Times” Powell has toured extensively throughout the U.S. Primarily drawing from personal experiences, his music is sure to reel you in. With new music on the horizon Powell promises to bring us his unique flavor of soulful music. Give Mouse Powell a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, then see him live at Crescent Ballroom this Saturday, August 18th. Don’t forget to check out his song “Porches” featuring Grieves below, if ya love it, show em by voting to hear it again for the Friday replay.
Tuesday: Playboy Manbaby – Strange, Plastic Surgery
Playboy Manbaby is a 6 piece punk band from Phoenix, AZ. The band consists of Robbie Pfeffer (vocals), Chris Hudson (bass), TJ Friga (guitar), David Cosme (trumpet), Chad Dennis (drums), and Austin Rickert (sax). Playboy Manbaby is the contradictory soundtrack to the contemporary life experience. Grimly sarcastic yet youthfully nihilistic music that seems to crash into things with a semi-coherent deliberation that can only be generated by a group of frail but over-caffeinated and eternally anxious young adults. Playboy Manbaby is the theme song to the sentiment “what the fuck am I doing with my life?” Indecisive in both message and genre but never lacking in sheer intensity. You can catch Playboy Manbaby at Crescent Ballroom this Saturday w/ Mouse Powell and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Preview their song “Strange Plastic Surgery”, then vote for it to get replayed on Friday for the Song Of The Week!
Wednesday: Whstle – Hurt Somebody
WHSTLE is a Phoenix-based band that combines powerful electronic hits with eclectic folk rock anthems. Band members Saydi, Will & Jake draw from their pop/rock, electronic, and soulful singer-songwriter roots to create a cinematic vibe with intimate lyrics. Catch WHSTLE on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their new song “Hurt Somebody” below, if you like what you hear, vote for them for Song Of The Week at the bottom of the page.
Thursday: Authority Zero – Bayside
Mesa, AZ based punk rock royalty AUTHORITY ZERO has managed to weather the music industry storm and endure living on the road away from friends and loved ones for almost 2 decades. With four studio albums under their belt, two live acoustic albums, and two EP’s, they appear to be just getting started. Over the past few years the band has broke ground internationally, beginning with shows in Japan, followed by performances at Belgium’s legendary Groezrock, Spain’s Resurrection Fest and UK’s Rebellion Fest amongst countless other European festivals. With tours through Russia and Australia in the works, AUTHORITY ZERO continues to seek new destinations to spread their live show and music.
Initially their goal was simple; create a sound that paid tribute to their punk rock forefathers, but not confined by the musical barriers that typically bound the genre together. Now,18 years later, they have just wrapped on their fifth full-length studio album. Named after the Malcolm Gladwell book, The Tipping Point was recorded with producer Cameron Webb (Pennywise, Social Distortion, Motorhead etc.) at Maple Studios in California. Their latest effort pays tribute to their punk rock forefathers while expanding their musical boundaries into unconventional reggae and rock tinges beyond the typical punk rock aesthetics, creating a whirlwind rock album that will undoubtedly take listeners by storm.
The new album is set to be released on April 2nd via Hardline Entertainment-US/Canada/Japan, Concrete Jungle-Europe/UK and 3wise Records-Australia and will be followed by a heavy touring schedule around the globe. Lead Singer and Front Man, Jason DeVore says “The excitement and anticipation for the new album The Tipping Point that I have is unparalleled,” says vocalist Jason DeVore. “The closest thing I can think of is how I felt when we first released A Passage In Time so many years ago. You feel you’re really doing something right when you and the members of your band are rocking out to it like it’s their new favorite album that just came out. That’s how it should feel. The energy, the intensity, and collaborative sounds along with a new realm of production working with Cameron Webb has made it extremely intense. It’s a taste of the old school and slingshots into new areas and veins of music we have yet to tap into. We’ve also incorporated some surprise elements. It’s an album based on the idea of tipping the scales, unity, causing a ruckus while forging on, and the history and future of all who have been involved and will be for years to come. We’re fired up.”
Eighteen years into their storied career began and Authority Zero has seen their fair share of ups-and-downs. After original guitarist and longtime friend Bill Marcks left the band in 2008, members have seemed to come and go, but the band and music has carried on. Recently, after the release of their last album, Stories of Survival, guitarist Zach Vogel departed the band to return to his home in Wisconsin for more family time. Shortly after that and with the turn of the New Year in 2011, long time friend and drummer Jim Wilcox also left the band to pursue other endeavors.
At this point, many bands would have folded under the pressure of lineup changes and setbacks, but the rest of the band carried on by inviting new recruits and Amarillo, TX native Brandon Landelius on guitar along with legendary punk drummer, Sean Sellers (Good Riddance, Real McKenzies) on drums to restructure and complete the group. With their fifth studio album The Tipping Point, Authority Zero is determined to carry on with perseverance and dedication to spread their music and message to fans around the globe. Check out Authority Zero at our Modelo Never Ending Summer Concert Series w/ Phunk Junkeez this Saturday and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Check out their classic jam “Bayside” below then vote to hear it again for Song of the Week at the bottom of the page.
Song of the Week:
Playboy Manbaby – “Strange Plastic Surgery”