Night of the Living Fest To Take Over Downtown This Saturday

This Saturday, November 8th, will be a busy, busy day for Tucson. It's the UA's 100th Homecoming, but way more importantly - it's the 2nd annual Night of the Living Fest! Downtown will be filled with so many amazing attractions and killer energy. The festival features 12 amazing local bands and Mike Watt and the Secondmen (former bassist of The Minutemen and Firehose). The whole lineup is really solid, but I reccomend sticking around for Chicha Dust's set.

BoomBox Brings the FUNK to Tucson

Acts: 
BoomBox
Acts: 
Ichisan
Concert Date: 
Sat, 11/01/2014
Location: 
Rialto Theater

(photo courtesy of Listen Up Denver)

BoomBox, if you haven't already heard, is a duo consisting of Zion Godchaux and Russ Randolph. To sum up their sound in one sentence would kind of be absurd...but here are a quick list of genres: FUNK, ELECTRONIC, ROCK, JAM, PSYCHEDELIC, HOUSE, BLUES, AAHHH. Really though, the best way to understand their sound is just to listen to the music and groove out on it.

Reviewer: 
Parisa Eshrati

Polkadot Cadaver and We Killed the Union Halloween Bash

Acts: 
We Killed The Union
Acts: 
Polkadot Cadaver
Acts: 
Howitzer
Acts: 
Tombs of Kaliche
Acts: 
Tribunus
Concert Date: 
Fri, 10/31/2014
Location: 
The Rock

If you're in a band, you know that Halloween shows are always unpredictable. It's one of those nights that every venue is having an event and people want to go to parties, so the turn out is always unpredictable. However, with all that was going on this Halloween in Tucson, I know I made the best possible decision by attending The Rock's Halloween Bash with Polkadot Cadaver and WKTU. The music was perfectly suited for a Halloween atmosphere and seeing Polkadot Cadaver play in Tucson is such a rare opportunity, so I was unbelievably stoked on that alone.

Reviewer: 
Parisa Eshrati

Mike B on The Gold Factory

Sheriff Jackson and DJ Red Viking chop it up with LA based emcee, Mike B.

Listen to the interview here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--3fn5VKfM8&feature=youtu.be

https://soundcloud.com/thegoldfactory/interview-with-mike-b-on-the-gold-...

Check out more from Mike B here:

http://whosmikeb.bandcamp.com/

Mossferatu & Runt on The Gold Factory Freestyle Cyphers (Beat by B 3 N B i)- Video

The Gold Factory Freestyle Cyphers

Mossferatu and Runt (Jivin Scientists) spit 100% pure, off the head freestyles on a beat B 3 N B i that hadn't heard before they rapped on it. 

Watch the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzBGq6usw0o

Audio only:

https://soundcloud.com/thegoldfactory/gold-factory-freestyle-cyphers-par...

Check out more from B 3 N B i:

https://soundcloud.com/b3nbi

Check out more from Mossferatu:

https://soundcloud.com/mossferatu

Sheriff Jackson and DJ Red Viking of The Gold Factory interview Bambu De Pistola

Sheriff Jackson and DJ Red Viking of The Gold Factory talk to Bambu about his most recent project, Party Worker (available now: http://bambu.bigcartel.com/product/party-worker-album), the Home Away From Home Tour, and more!

Check out the interview here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZStVCxUiK0U

https://soundcloud.com/thegoldfactory/interview-with-bambu-de-pistola

Check out more from Bambu:

Bambu.la

OK Go @ Crescent Ballroom

Acts: 
OK Go
Acts: 
Jared Alan
Concert Date: 
Fri, 10/24/2014
Location: 
Crescent Ballroom

OK Go has a strong history of capturing the world's attention with their solid talent and outlandishly entertaining music videos. They even have the accolades to prove it, including a Grammy, a Los Angeles Film Festival award, and most recently a MTV Video Music Award. They are as much filmmakers as their are musicians--and arguably some of the last true versatile artists in the music business. Therefore, it comes to no surprise that their live performances are as fantastic as their media.

Reviewer: 
Tatum Schranz

Runt, Big Meridox, and Mossferatu on The Gold Factory Freestyle Cyphers

Gold Factory Freestyle Cyphers

Runt, Big Meridox, and Mossferatu spit freestyles off the top of their head on a beat by DJ Bazooka Joe that they have never heard before. No writtens, no practice rounds, pure freestyles. Stay up with The Gold Factory for more freestyle cyphers.

Watch the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGK2Nos1qBw

 

Check out more from Runt (free download):

http://wearebugginout.com/the-dy-ad-1-grunckles-gulch-runt-x-gunky

Check out more from Big Meridox:

Knotfest

Acts: 
Slipknot
Acts: 
Danzig
Acts: 
Five Finger Death Punch
Acts: 
Volbeat
Acts: 
Anthrax
Acts: 
Black Label Society
Acts: 
Tech N9ne
Acts: 
Atreyu
Acts: 
Hatebreed
Acts: 
Hellyeah
Acts: 
Testament
Acts: 
Of Mice & Men
Acts: 
In This Moment
Acts: 
Killswitch Engage
Acts: 
Carcass
Acts: 
Devil Driver
Acts: 
The Devil Wears Prada
Acts: 
Whitechapel
Acts: 
Maximum the Hormone
Acts: 
Butcher Babies
Acts: 
King 810
Acts: 
Veil of Maya
Acts: 
Miss May I
Acts: 
Upon A Burning Body
Acts: 
Man With A Mission
Acts: 
Nothing More
Acts: 
One OK Rock
Acts: 
Anti Mortem
Acts: 
The Faceless
Acts: 
Dead For Denver
Acts: 
Kings of Carnage
Acts: 
Still Not Dead
Acts: 
Fear Factory
Acts: 
Otep
Acts: 
Napalm Death
Acts: 
Avatar
Acts: 
Prong
Acts: 
Attika 7
Acts: 
Amen
Acts: 
Exmortus
Acts: 
Immolation
Acts: 
Rattlehead
Acts: 
Suicide Silence
Acts: 
The Black Dahlia Murder
Acts: 
Chelsea Grin
Acts: 
Alterbeast
Concert Date: 
Fri, 10/24/2014
Location: 
San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, California

Labeled "A Happening That Will Awaken Your Darkest Senses", Slipknot's Knofest was the one of the landmarks of metal music as a whole. Of the metal festivals of the world, Knotfest was one of the largest single-venue metal festival that the United States has ever seen, attracting an approximated 50,000 fans on day one, and almost 60,000 fans on day two. These numbers approach even the largest metal festivals worldwide, the largest being Wacken Open Air in Germany, which attracts about 80,000 fans a year.

Reviewer: 
Andrew Trujillo

Ana Tijoux

Acts: 
Ana Tijoux
Acts: 
Vox Urbana
Concert Date: 
Wed, 10/15/2014
Location: 
The Rialto

Last Wednesday night, one of the first chilly evenings this fall, Ana Tijoux and her opener Vox Urbana played a splendid show for their audience at the Rialto.

Reviewer: 
Zazil Davis-Vazquez