Feature in New Times “Take Cover”

Melissa Fossum came out and shot us at our secret gig at Mods and Rockers recently.  She wrote us up for the Take Cover series that she does which showcases local bands covering a song.  We whipped out Plastic Passion by the Cure after not playing it for over a year.  You can read the article on The New Times web site and download the studio recording of the song there too.  Here is the video she shot.

Posted in Press, Video on October 4th, 2012 by skaterock

Download ‘Avon Lady’ from the New Times

The Phoenix New Times is offering an exclusive download of our unreleased cover of Avon Lady by the Feederz.  To get the track just click over to the Up on the Sun music blog at the New Times.

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Posted in Press on January 26th, 2012 by skaterock

Anti-Snob Music Blog Mix CD

Thanks to Will at the Anti-Snob music blog for listing The Father Figures on his best of 2011 mix CD:

23. “K Is Dead” by The Father Figures (Lesson Number One)
So only one local band makes my Best of 2011 mix. The Father Figures are a power trio featuring members of Hillbilly Devilspeak, JFA, and The Voice. Bassist-turned-guitar-extraordinaire Michael Cornelius lays down some heavy Mission Of Bruma inspired chord slashing while the rhythm section of bassist/vocalist Tom Reardon and drummer Bobby Lerma are easily a less-complicated, yet still worthy version of Lally/Canty. If you only have the budget to buy one local band this year then I recommend buy The Father Figures debut CD from CDBABY.
Posted in Press on January 4th, 2012 by skaterock

Top 8 Phoenix Album for 2011

Lesson Number One was voted one of the 8 best local albums of 2011 “so far” by the Phoenix New Times along with our pals The Love Me Nots and The Plainfield Butchers.  There are plenty of great bands in the Phoenix scene so it’s really an honor to be highlighted.

The Father Figures, Lesson Number One (AZPX Records)

Released February 2011
The Father Figures are a Phoenix supergroup, boasting former members of well-known Valley punk bands like Jodie Foster’s Army and the North Side Kings. The 13 tracks here embody the hard-and-fast formula of punk rock, but also display the band’s impressive musicianship through surf-twang guitars, tight bass lines, and spot-on drumming.

-Phoenix  New Times

Posted in Press on June 30th, 2011 by skaterock

A Review of the Love Me Nots Show

We had a blast playing at the Yucca with the Love Me Nots.  It was a high energy show and the Love Me Nots were fantastic.  We have not played the Yucca before but now we are wondering what we were waiting for.  It’s one of the Valleys best live music spots.

Jason Woodbury at the Phoenix New Times reviewed the show.  We have to thank him for the kind words.

Posted in Press, Show on May 17th, 2011 by skaterock