PHX AM After Party feat. Death, Allah-Las, and More - The Pressroom - 4/5/14
Photos by Melissa Fossum Death performs last night at The Pressroom. See the full slideshow here.
PHX AM After Party feat. DEATH
The PHX AM After Party, sponsored by local board shop Cowtown Skateboards, is always an interesting happening. Over the years, the company has put together some of the more eclectic shows to hit the Valley in celebration of one of the better skateboarding contests in the country.
It is a veritable amalgamation of skateboarding and musical talent, fantastic for people watching, and always on the cutting edge of what is über-cool. This year's party, which took place Saturday night at The Pressroom, was no exception. It was stellar from beginning to end.
There was a definite buzz in Phoenix for the past few days about this show. Detroit's proto-punk phenomenon, Death, was the headliner, and while there was plenty to be excited about when it came to their first ever Arizona appearance, the entire show was a very pleasant surprise, even down to the venue itself.
Bobby Hackney (left) and Bobby Duncan of Death at The Pressroom last night.
The Pressroom is relatively new to the downtown scene, and to the benefit of all area concert goers, it seems like we have another great spot to see a show. For the good folks at Stateside Presents, who have been partnering with Cowtown for the past three years on the after party, this was their first time putting on a show at the Pressroom, but it certainly didn't seem like there were any major issues.
The sound was great, the space is ample, and other than some terribly long lines for the multiple bars around the venue, the buzz among the crowd was very positive about the Pressroom.