WHAT SO NOT @ The Pressroom

Acts: 
What So Not
Acts: 
Andrew Luce
Concert Date: 
Fri, 06/30/2017
Location: 
The Pressroom, Phoenix

The blistering summer heat means nothing to EDM fans in Arizona, which is why the best established and up-and-coming artists easily sell out a Phoenix venue. It's the only place I can imagine where an Aussie like What So Not wears swim trunks to perform and the venue pays its rent solely on water sales. But alas, we're addicted to the bass and the lights--and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Reviewer: 
Tatum Schranz

YOOOOO, MY GUYS. It me, Alessandra your RPM/Electronic Music Director here to give you the MOST FIRE list of shows coming to Tucson and Phoenix this summer (June- August). You are not going to believe what Relentless Beats has in store for us this season! So…prepare yourself…because it is about to get LIT in here!!!!!!

 

WHAT SO NOT

Twin Peaks Interview

Emily and Olivia chatted with two members of Chicago rock band Twin Peaks, Clay and Cadien, before their gig at Club Congress. They discussed a plethora of shit, from the resurrection of a certain familiarly-named tv show to *literal* shit.

Emily Beiser: Did you guys see the Twin Peaks sign on your way here?

Phoenix ComiCon: SATURDAY

Acts: 
Bonnie Wright
Acts: 
Sam Sykes
Acts: 
V.E. Schwab
Concert Date: 
Sat, 05/27/2017
Location: 
Phoenix Convention Center

Have you ever seen fifteen different pairs of Rick and Mortys wandering a convention floor? Walked by dozens of booths selling Pikachu stuffed animals and one selling decorative athletic cups? Saturday of 2017's Phoenix ComiCon was laden with costumed, hyped-up people whose costumes rivaled those of Hollywood's finest designers. One woman told me that she "had a costume on this morning, went back to [her] hotel room at 2, and changed into another costume for the rest of the day," keeping up this routine for the three days she attended.

Reviewer: 
Hannah Isaac

Amanda's SXSW Day 7

Acts: 
Colony House
Acts: 
Hippo Campus
Acts: 
Mike Posner
Acts: 
Small Town Giants
Concert Date: 
Sat, 03/18/2017
Location: 
SXSW

It’s the last day for me of South By South West and I’m sad that it’s ending, but I’m so glad I was able to experience this festival! I decided to head to Waterloo Records again today to see Colony House, Hippo Campus, and Mike Posner. I’ve seen Colony House before, but they were amazing once again. They had the crowd grooving and everyone was dancing in the blazing Austin sun. Then I stayed to see Hippo Campus for the second time of South By, because they were truly one of the best bands I saw the whole week.

Reviewer: 
Amanda Chesin

Amanda's SXSW Day 6

Acts: 
Allison Crutchfield
Acts: 
Naked Giants
Acts: 
Summer Cannibals
Concert Date: 
Fri, 03/17/2017
Location: 
SXSW

Day Six ended up being pretty chill as I was very exhausted from almost a full week straight of concerts. But, it’s a Friday and exciting things will be happening! I got to see Allison Crutchfield perform at Waterloo, and got to see the great record store that exists in downtown Austin. I would definitely like to explore this place more when it isn’t packed to the brim with festival goers. Then I decided to take the bus and head up closer to the University of Texas at Austin campus. There were a couple smaller shows up there and I decided to take a look.

Reviewer: 
Amanda Chesin