Feed Me: "Psychedelic Journey" Tour

Acts: 
Feed Me
Acts: 
Le Castle Vania
Concert Date: 
Wed, 09/03/2014
Location: 
The Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AZ

Let me just start by saying this: I came in a Le Castle Vania fan and only knew a little of Feed Me, but I left a full-blown Feed Me fan and watching Le Castle Vania perform live for the first time only fortified my fandom for him. He tweeted back at me too *squeal*

Reviewer: 
Karen Komine

Summer Flashback Series: Zomboy - The Outbreak Tour

Acts: 
Zomboy
Acts: 
Cookie Monsta
Acts: 
Eptic
Concert Date: 
Fri, 07/11/2014
Location: 
Stereo Live, Houston, TX

I'm not going to lie, I've had reviews sitting in my Google Drive for MONTHS now and I think it's time I upload them. So I will be doing a series, which I will upload every couple of weeks, called "Summer Flashback Series". This series will entail some of the shows I covered over the summer, so I apologize for the delay, but enjoy!

 

Reviewer: 
Karen Komine

G-Eazy From The Bay to The Universe Tour

Acts: 
G-Eazy
Acts: 
IAMSU!
Acts: 
Jay Ant
Concert Date: 
Sun, 10/26/2014
Location: 
The Rialto Theatre

          The G-Eazy concert at the Rialto on October 26th was highly anticipated and sold out weeks in advance. I missed Jay Ant's set and so my first taste of music was IAMSU!. What I thought IAMSU! brought to the table was hype. He was able to get the crowd into the show and that was the root of his success. Lyrically, I thought he was average, he had enough skill to present the music in an appealing way but was not overly exciting.

Reviewer: 
Kevin Murphy
Gold Factory Freestyle Cyphers

This is the 4th video of the Gold Factory Freestyle Cyphers. Watch as Big Meridox, Runt, and Mossferatu kill it on a Gas Lab beat on The Gold Factory.

Watch the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rhH8GUgw_U

Stay up with The Gold Factory:

www.soundcloud.com/thegoldfactory

Check out more from Big Meridox:

www.soundcloud.com/bigmeridox

Check out more from Runt:

From the Bay to the Universe Tour

Acts: 
G-Eazy
Acts: 
IAMSU!
Acts: 
Jay Ant
Concert Date: 
Sun, 10/26/2014
Location: 
The Rialto

G-Eazy has really hit the big time recently and he deserves every bit of the spotlight.  This show was one of the best ones I have ever been to.  From the opening acts to the encore song there was such an amazing energy between the crowd and the performers.  The opening act was Jay Ant and he is definitely an artist to watch. As a part of the Heartbreak Kids he has huge promise to be a big name.  His performance was the perfect thing to kick off the entire show.  Jay Ant had a great reaction from the crowd which is nice to see with an opening act.

Reviewer: 
Krissy Baca

Arizona Defense Key to Homecoming Victory

This Saturday marked the 100th homecoming for the University of Arizona and there were plenty of fans and alumni around to celebrate the occasion. On this night the Arizona defense is the reason of any celebration that takes place in Tucson.

At the beginning of the season all of the discussion was about Arizona's offense and all the talent the Wildcats had on that side of the ball, but with three games left in the season it is the defense that is receiving the recognition and is largely responsible for the success the Wildcats have had lately.

Gold Factory Freestyle Cyphers

The Gold Factory Freestyle Cyphers features top emcees spitting on beats they have never heard before. This one features (in order of appearance): Mossferatu, Runt, and Big Meridox. Beat provided by Chill Ill.

Watch the video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMOre5AfBCM

Check out more from The Gold Factory:

www.soundcloud.com/thegoldfactory

Check out more from Mossferatu:

www.soundcloud.com/mossferatu

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
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