Southwest Terror Fest Interview with Danny Marshall of Baptists

I sat down with guitarist Danny Marshall of Baptists after the final day of Southwest Terror Fest. Their new album, Bloodmines, just recently released and seeing them perform this new material live was definitely a highlight of the fest (seriously - don't miss your chance to see these guys live). Danny and I discussed their new album, touring, other side projects, and much more.

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Southwest Terror Fest Interview with Trevor de Brauw of Pelican

I got the chance to sit down with Trevor de Brauw before Pelican's set for Southwest Terror Fest on October 16th. We discussed their latest live album, effects of globalization, ideas of life and death, what's next for the band, and much more. I should also mention that their set was absolutely phenomenal, but that's a whole review in and of itself. Below is the transcribed version of the interview.

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Social Distortion

Acts: 
Stone Foxes
Concert Date: 
Mon, 10/06/2014
Location: 
Rialto

On Monday October 6, 2014, when we first arrived during Stone Foxes set, the audience seem to be more of a istening crowd. A crowd of all ages, Tucson high schoolers accompanied with there parents, all excited for the same show. The opening band, Stone Foxes, give the typical bay area vibe, rock hard jamming rock guys. You know of the one man band, but this an all man band. Consistenly changing positions and instruments throughout their set the members were and entertainment and music package. In all, the Stone Foxes were a great prelude of what was to come next in the evening.

Reviewer: 
Ryan Reyes and Demi Graham

Cardic Cats finally experience heartache

This game was like many before it, Arizona struggled early but capitalized on some big plays late in the game and finished strong. Unfortunately their strong finish last night came up just short against a very tough and talented USC team. In fact it came up wide right, as kicker Casey Skowron pushed a last second field goal wide right effectively ending the game with a final score of 28-26.

k.flay @ Club Congress

Acts: 
k.flay
Acts: 
Night Riots
Concert Date: 
Sat, 10/04/2014
Location: 
Club Congress

Club Congress was full of the young and the restless this past Saturday night, and they were treated with great performances by two California-based groups who didn't disappoint. The show was kicked off by Night Riots, a punk-pop group whose image definitely doesn't match their sound. Dressed in all black with cutoff jean vests and dyed black hair, I was expect some grungy garage rock or at least some solid punk. However, what I got was a great surprise--very current-sounding alternative pop, with a Brandon Flowers soundalike as a lead vocalist.

Reviewer: 
Tatum Schranz

KAMPer of the Week -- Ali Shareef!

A big ol congrats to our KAMPer of the Week, Ali Shareef! Ali has done the most CD reviews so far this semester out of any KAMPer!!! CD reviews are like the gas (or ethanol) of KAMP - they really keep us going, so thanks Ali for helping us chug along!! Check out some of his reviews (and others) under the Content section, and listen to his show on Wednesdays from 4-5 PM!

Interview with Steve Von Till of Neurosis

Steve von Till is the singer and guitarist for the atmospheric metal band Neurosis, who will be playing Southwest Terror Fest on October 18th. I had the chance to speak with him over the phone and discuss everything from Neurot Recordings, spirituality, and much more.

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Mickey Avalon

Acts: 
Mickey Avalon
Concert Date: 
Fri, 09/19/2014
Location: 
Crescent Ballroom

Almost exactly one year after his last show at the Crescent Ballroom in 2013, Mickey Avalon graced the Phoenicians with his presence. Although I must say his presence was not very graceful. The dwindling star made his way on stage with a drink in hand backed by his DJ. The appearance of his DJ was very contrasting to the way Mickey Avalon held himself. Mickey was disheveled and sweaty, looking as though he had just walked out of a bar, while his backup was clean cut looking as though he just walked off the tour bus.

Reviewer: 
McKenzie Storey

Iration @ The Rialto Theater

Acts: 
Iration
Concert Date: 
Sun, 10/05/2014
Location: 
Rialto Theater

This was quite a night of contrasting experiences.

Reviewer: 
Felipe Moreno