We're proud to announce the Fifth Annual International Pop Overthrow Festival In Phoenix, which will be held at The Sail Inn! IPO Phoenix takes place on March 15 and 16, and will feature 14 of the best pop and rock artists from Phoenix and beyond! Here's the Rockin' lineup: Friday, March 15 7:30 Geoff Hurley 8:15 Marvin Leo Forte 9:00 Carol Pacey and The Honey Shakers 9:45 Dfactor 10:30 The Naked Chollas 11:15 Future Loves Past 12:00 Dave Rave Saturday, March 16 7:30 The Modeens 8:15 Cait Brennan 9:00 Serene Dominic & The GemSeekers 9:45 The Cherry Bluestorms 10:30 Russian Arms and Optics 11:15 Zero Zero 12:00 The Breakup Society Both shows are $10, at the door. The Sail Inn is located at 26 S. Farmer Ave, in Tempe. They can be reached at 480 966-9565, and their website is http://www.thesailinn.com/. They are a 21+ Venue. IPO Phoenix is always a fun time. We hope to see you there!
“I thought “Take’s” opening instrumental sounded like The Yardbirds’ “I Wish You Would” before I noticed The Modeens cover Eric Clapton’s ’60s London greats’ 1965 #9 version of Graham Gouldman’s “Heart Full of Soul.” Ditto, “The Day Will Come” might be The Standell’s “Dirty Water” with male-female vocal tradeoffs. And so it goes with this Tucson duo, who must have great R&B, blues and ’60s rock in their collections. Witness the Chess-like harmonica blowing sleazy on “Thang”; i.e., “You’ve got that thang,” something Willie Dixon, both Sonny Boy Williamsons, and Alex Chilton would appreciate. It’s hard, happy, and just raunchy enough (there’s even effective later ’60s psych pop on “Better Late Than Never”), as the easy on the eyes, sunglassed bassist Cristina Williams (yowza on the white go-go boots) and guitarist/keyboardist/engineer/producer Jamie Laboz have a fine time kicking out vintage jams.”