Sometimes I’m just amazed at the music happening around our state. More NEW music is happening EVERY day! I don’t mean to type-shout at you. It’s just an exciting time to be in Phoenix (and surrounding areas). Here are some bands to get on board with before everyone else knows their name.
Just on the scene and already a need-to-know band, The She Riffs features such tried-and-true rockers as Alice Bag (guitar and vocals), Dana Stern (lead guitar and vocals), Chela Mischke (bass and vocals), and Amy Young (drums and screams). The She Riffs are set to play at 9 am on Record Store Day at the Record Room in Scottsdale. Make sure to set an alarm so you don’t miss out! Or, if you do sleep in, they’re also performing at this year’s VagFest (4/25-4/27) which looks like it might be one of the best showcases… ever. Check out the group’s first single “No Means No” here!
The beautiful, ethereal Lonna Kelley is about to hit the Valley stages with her new band Cherie Cherie. Joined by Matt Wiser and Ann Seletos, both are former Make My Baby bandmates of Kelley’s and talented performers in their own right. When Lonna and Ann interweave their vocals an otherworldly chill washes through the listener. Together they sound like angels trapped in the grime and desolation of earth, calling out to heaven. Cherie Cherie will be joining the Los Dias de la Crescent on May 14th. The band just added a Facebook page a week ago and they’re already set to play one of the most anticipated shows of the year. See you there!