Phoenix residents are so very lucky - we have a great music scene - Thanks Stinkweeds Records
Phoenix residents are also very lucky to be so close to Indio, CA, because bands playing at this weekend’s festival are stopping in Downtown Phoenix beforehand and give us a little Coachella of our own.
Arcade Fire was the first band to kick-off “Arizonachella,” but now there are two free shows just in time for indie record shops’ favorite time of the year.
They are a young indie band with a sweet, soft ’80s sound. Fans of bittersweet pop will enjoy lead singer Kip Berman’s vocals paired with dream-like, distortion-filled rock chords (think My Bloody Valentine).
Saturday is Record Store Day, bringing not only sales and sweet deals, but also Portland-based Menomena, who will play a free show at Stinkweeds, along with What Laura Says, Kinch and a few other local bands.
The rest of the album takes it back a slew of notches to a slower tone, focusing more on the lyrics.
Shortly before the Coachella lineup was announced, Knopf announced he was leaving Menomena to focus on his other band, Ramona Falls. Remaining members Harris and Danny Seim will tour with a replacement in the meantime, but they assured fans that they didn’t lose their “Kurt Cobain” in a recent interview in their local rag.
I took this photo of Menomena at the Stinkweeds Big Saturday outdoor event - What a great time in Downtown Phoenix!!!
If you're interested in a great band who is going all the way - look for these guys in your town.Enjoy!Brian Dunshie - 480.522.6818 Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty Scottsdale Waterfront OfficeMy Trade Mark Slogan " Specializing In YOU...and Your Next Castle!!! "