Newsreal regular feature, this from November of 1982 when DOA came through on their "War on 45" tour. That was their first trip to the Sonoran Desert. Kicked some serious ass at the Calderon Ballroom and the Backstage.
Red Alert was a Phoenix band. Those types of "new wave" bands packed dance clubs with college kids. I knew a few punks who "sold out" to play in such outfits, if only to pay the rent or get laid.
Note also the mention of Alice Cooper meeting Barry from Gentlemen After Dark. Cooper ended up producing their next record.