by Frank Ippolito Local band Sundressed bathes its music in a little folk-y jangle with furious moments of punk plus terrific lyrics and vocals. And thanks to that combination, guitarist/vocalist Trevor Hedges, lead guitarist Tyler Kees, bassist Evan Kees, drummer Garrett Tretta and guitarist/vocalist Ryan Osterman are building quite aRead More →

In addition to the odd mix of fabulous shows we’re sharing this week, Saturday is also YabYum’s own Summer Spectacular at Long Wong’s and we hope to see all of you there! Chop ‘n Wok is also hosting a tribute to Hollywood Alley starting tonight with Truckers on Speed andRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Films The Technically Almost Half-Way Illegal EP Guitar fuzz, incredibly glassy guitar hooks, and terrific vocals are what you can expect from FILMS on their new EP, The Technically Almost Half-Way Illegal. This trio of John Tracy, Tim Sammons, and Patrick England surprised me with each subsequentRead More →

by Frank Ippolito As Jared & The Mill get ready to release their debut album, Western Expansion, and embark on their most extensive tour of their existence, their horizons have never been this expanded and their future never brighter. With a September 17th album release date set, Jared & TheRead More →

RAW Phoenix brings local artists of assorted mediums together for a night of fabulous festivities. Just imagine a posh mixer where everyone loves art or loves looking fashionable amid an artsy crowd. Either way, everyone is there for a lively evening full of interesting sights and sounds. If you haven’tRead More →

Oh, Fall… the threat of heat stroke fades as the crisp autumnal evenings settle over the state; Valley of the Sun included. It’s our time to fall in love with the desert all over again. In my opinion, one of the best ways to reassert the Arizona love you mightRead More →

Catskeleton 1. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Shona Crawford, and I took up the term “visual communicator” a while ago to describe myself and what I do. I graduated with my BFA in Printmaking in 2012 and I am kind of a weirdo withRead More →

Bryant Vazquez “Dogface” Sloan Dylan“Forty Days” The VeraGroove “Rooftops” Marley B “Rear View Mirror” RPM Orchestra “Sunday Jam”Read More →

We have some rad shows lined up this week. Starting us off on Friday we have the French Girls record release party with Man Hands and Naked Pizza at Tempe Tavern. Or, for you folks in Phoenix, the Senators are playing Last Exit Live with Hunter Johnson and Mr. MuddRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Myrlin  The Funky Autopsy Drawing on theme such as life, love, friendship, family, with a little bit of politics thrown in, Myrlin has created an album that moves from the opening track to the next. Poet, emcee and teaching artist Myrlin Hepworth has written and performed acrossRead More →

I didn’t know Dan Somers well but I certainly knew his work. Not just through his own music but also through his work on the production side with a number of great local acts did Dan cross paths with many on our staff over the years. His loss was deeplyRead More →

Really cool source. by Frank Ippolito Who is rocking Tucson? I admit it. I’m guilty of being a Phoeniciphile when it comes to bands. So, I jumped out of my fishbowl and went in search of a couple of Tucson bands that are making some noise. Good noise. Steff andRead More →