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And the Beat Goes on: Musicians Dead in October

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Miscellaneous | 0 comments

At The Spec, we share this sentiment with Neil Strauss: “Everyone loves you when you’re dead.” Learn more about some of the musicians dead in October…

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What I Learned at Bandcamp: The Antics

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Bandcamp, Music | 0 comments

New Jersey’s The Antics released EP, Send It Out, in August, read The Spec’s interview with frontman Luke Meisenbacher…

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Certified Local Fall Festival Celebrates 10 Years

Posted by on Oct 28, 2014 in Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Certified Local Fall Festival, hosted by Local First Arizona, returns to downtown Phoenix for its tenth year. The Spec gives you a rundown of events…

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The Archives: October

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Miscellaneous | 0 comments

The Archives is an opportunity for SPECtators, both old and new, to explore content that may have gone under the radar. Explore The Spec’s past…

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Ticket Giveaway: The Features

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Giveaways + Contests, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

The Features plays at Last Exit Live on Nov. 4, enter The Spec’s giveaway for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show…

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What I Learned at Bandcamp: Bike Thief

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Bandcamp, Music, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

Bike Thief plays Last Exit Live on Nov. 3, read The Spec’s interview with the Portland-based band…

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MP3: RONiiA ‘Last Words’

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in MP3, Music | 0 comments

RONiiA, a new trio led by singer Nona Marie Invie (Dark Dark Dark, FUGITIVE), recently released single “Last Words” and has a debut LP coming in December…

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Just Walden: High Street Barton Blues

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Album, Reviews | 0 comments

Just Walden released “High Street Barton Blues” today, Oct. 21. Read The Spec’s review of the new “arpeggiated” album…

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Ticket Giveaway, Getting to Know The Belle Brigade

Posted by on Oct 21, 2014 in Interviews, Q & A | 1 comment

The Belle Brigade is a brother-and-sister duo that will open for Ray LaMontagne at Comerica Theatre on Oct. 22. Read our interview with the band…

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Los Dias de La Crescent to Include 17 Arizona Acts, Movie in the Park

Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Music +, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

This Nov. 15 and Nov. 16, Stateside Presents will host its annual Los Dias de la Crescent festival in Phoenix to celebrate Arizona music and culture. Learn more about the free and all-ages events…

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What I Learned at Bandcamp: Jeremy Mage and The Magi

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Bandcamp, Music | 0 comments

Jeremy Mage has toured the world playing music with others, and in March 2014 released his debut solo effort Jeremy Mage & The Magi. Read our interview with the multi-instrumentalist…

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Interview with Metronomy Frontman Joseph Mount

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in Interviews, Q & A, Upcoming Events | 0 comments

London band Metronomy plays Crescent Ballroom on Oct. 18, read our interview with frontman Joseph Mount…

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