Albums that defined American Standards

There are certain albums that you listen to at just the right point in your life and seem to stick with you. For American Standards, these are those albums.

BOTCH- We Are The Romans   

THE CHARIOT – Long Live 

POISON THE WELL – The Opposite Of December    

THE BLED – Pass The Flask 



FRODUS – And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea 

REFUSED – The Shape Of Punk To Come  

EVERY TIME I DIE – Hot Damn   
SNAPCASE – Designs For Automation 

CONVERGE – Jane Doe   

GALLOWS – Grey Britain  

BRAND NEW – Deja Entendu    

ALEXISONFIRE – Self Titled  

THRICE – The Artist In The Ambulance    

NORMA JEAN – Bless The Martyr And Kiss The Child  


SYSTEM OF A DOWN – Self Titled 

CANCER BATS – Hail Destroyer   

AT THE DRIVE IN – Relationship Of Command 


FOXY SHAZAM – Introducing  

TOM WAITS – SwordfishTrombones 
ROB ZOMBIE – Hellbilly Deluxe  

SLIPKNOT – Self Titled   

PANTERA – Vulgar Display Of Power

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Arizona Bands You Need To Listen To According To American Standards

Above all, American Standards is a fan of good music. Here are some Arizona bands of various genres that you need to listen to. 

Are there any we missed that everyone should check out? Let us know in the comments below.

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DIY Booking Arizona Hardcore, Metal and Punk Rock Venues by American Standards

It’s not uncommon for a band to receive multiple requests a day from out of town artists asking to help book their upcoming DIY tour date. Much like other bands have done for us, American Standards has always been more than happy to provide recommendations on Arizona local venues, promoters and bands. It’s that community that makes this scene great. With this blog post we explore those options for your punk rock, metal or hardcore band (along with all the various sub genres) and hope you’ll join in on the conversation by telling us about your favorite spots.


  • The Greenroom
  • The Hive
  • The Orpheum

  • Spook Hall

  • Neon Lounge

  • 51 West
  • Club Red
  • Joes Grotto
  • Rebel Lounge
  • Rips Ales
  • The Marquee
  • The Nile Theater
  • The Underground 
  • TUF Foundation
  • Yucca Tap Room

  • Drunken Lass
  • Gurley Street Coffee
  • Lyzzards Lounge

  • 191 Toole
  • Club Congress
  • Gary’s Place
  • The Rialto
  • The Rock
  • YUMA

  • Prison Hill
  • Did we miss something? Comment below with your favorite Arizona music venue(s).

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    American Standards + Coma Prevail Embark on The Diners, Drive Ins And Stage Dives Tour


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    Diners, Drive Ins & Stage Dives Tour featuring American Standards and Coma Prevail

    This May American Standards embarks on the Diners, Drive Ins & Stage Dives Tour- the noisiest tour of the year. Joining the band will be Tucson, Arizona post hardcore outfit Coma Prevail (former members of The Bled). Guy Fieri sadly will not be in attendance. The confirmed tour dates are as follows;

    Wednesday May 11th, 2016
    Ark Industries [Las Vegas, NV]

    Thursday May 12th, 2016
    Metro Bar [Salt Lake, UT]

    Friday May 13th, 2016
    Flux Capacitor [Colorado Springs, CO]

    Saturday May 14th, 2016
    Fly Honey Warehouse [Albuquerque, NM]

    Sunday May 15th, 2016
    Mesa Music Hall [El Paso, TX]

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