Mitchell L. Hillman & SoundsAroundTown.net present
Zero Zero, The Oxford Coma
Rough Tough Dynamite, Fairy Bones
717 S. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Zero Zero is an electro-fuzz-pop project created by Nicole Laurenne and Michael Johnny Walker (both of The Love Me Nots), and drummer Nick Ramirez (The Dead Eyes of London, Beezlewood, Butcher Jones).
An early demo of the single "Drug" went into regular rotation on Phoenix radio unexpectedly in June 2012 when Laurenne gave the demo to a disc jockey during a live interview. KWSS spun the demo three times in a row, by request. The demo soon began spinning regularly on commercial specialty radio shows out of San Francisco, Boise, Phoenix, and Berlin.
Zero Zero's self-produced debut album, MAYDAY, was released on October 5, 2012, on limited-edition collector's flip drives and digital downloads, by Atomic A Go Go Records. Within one month of the band's first show, Zero Zero shared the stage with Karmin, Magic Wands, A Silent Film, and Roger Clyne, performed headliner slots at music festivals and benefit concerts, was featured in international music blogs, performed live on a tv pilot in Hollywood, and was included in lists of Top 10 Phoenix Albums of 2012 (Phoenix New Times) and Top 20 Songs of 2012 (KWSS 106.7FM – Phoenix).
Zero Zero signed with indie label 80/20 Records in January 2013.
[As the team behind garage rock act The Love Me Nots, Laurenne and Walker have written and released five albums, toured Europe several times, appeared in feature stories in Rolling Stone, Spin, and Village Voice among many others, are currently in regular rotation on Sirius/XM Radio, and saw their entire discography re-released by french label Bad Reputation Records. Laurenne was named Best Frontperson of 2010 by The Arizona Republic and Walker was featured in Fender's The Soul of Tone video.]
"Airplay readiness, earthy grittiness...a smart blending of synths and instruments delivers depth and on top of that a delightful vocal. It is of little surprise they have made such fast progress." - Indie Bands Blog (UK) Nov 2012 ("Top 5 Bands of the Week")
"Effortless pop sensibilities. Laurenne's vocals in particular bring a vintage New Wave flavor." – Arizona Republic, Oct 2012
Laurenne commands the stage. She is a breath of fresh air." – Phoenix New Times, Dec 2012
"Incredibly catchy songs. Try to get 'Go' out of your head. It ain't easy." – Incognito Magazine (Orange County CA), Oct 2012
"Brilliantly hook-heavy, catchy-as-hell, sexy, unstoppably infectious electro-pop. Its cross-genre appeal is going to blow minds across the globe." - Java Magazine, Jul 2012
The Oxford Coma
Since early 2011 The Oxford Coma has created its own brand of alternately trippy and heavy alt rock weirdness. While experimental and progressive, The Oxford Coma plays with the passion and rawness that regularly gets polished out of those genres.
They released "Adonis" in late 2012, which has since received critical acclaim across the web and the states, and has sold in four countries. Kevin Sellers, music writer for musicemissions.com wrote "Independently released and produced, Adonis has a gritty edge, and contains some of the absolute best rock music you're going to find" and "it is undoubtedly the strongest debut effort I've come across in many years. Take steps to check this one out, it's most definitely worth your while." Adonis has received positive reviews in Phoenix Newtimes, Java Magazine, IAE Magazine, Progression Magazine, and on blogs from the US, UK, and Germany.
The Oxford Coma has opened for Soulfly, Fear Factory, and Amaranthe earning top selling local slots for their shows. During October 2013 the band made its New York City debut as part of the CBGB Music Fest. This past year also had the band performing at the world famous Whisky A Go Go in LA, and have made numerous trips to the west coast. They infuse projection art, creative lighting, and occasionally phosphorescent body paint into their live show, which seems to be evolving along with the band.
Whether you see The Oxford Coma live, or listen to their studio work, it promises to be an experience and a step in a different direction.
Recently the Phoenix New Times named Fairy Bones "Best Local Band" in 2015. They called their music one of the "10 best things" heard in Phoenix in 2013 and 2014. Java Magazine says, "Chelsey’s voice is a goddamned sonic spectrum of wonder."
Fairy Bones formed in early 2013 when singer/songwriters Chelsey Louise (vocals) and Robert Ciuca (guitar) teamed up with brothers Matthew Foos (drums) and Ben Foos (bass) and combined their talents to create a style of rock and roll all their own.
In 2013, they released their self-titled EP on 80/20 Records, Echo Magazine said their first single, ‘Like Like,’ "should be on everybody’s shortlist for best single of the year." In 2015, they successfully crowdfunded their debut full length, “Dramabot” (80/20 Records), recorded and produced by Bob Hoag (The Format, The Ataris).
Fairy Bones has played 200+ shows since 2013 including an official CMJ Showcase, toured the Southwest extensively, and opened for Alien Ant Farm, Mother Mother, Kongos, PYYRAMIDS, and Hell or Highwater. They will share the stage with Beck, Kid Cudi, Animal Collective, Gary Clark Jr. and more in 2016 at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Their singles have notably been spun on KWSS, KUKQ, and NPR.