Okay, here are our most popular articles for 2014… (1) 5 Mellow Indie Albums Re-Shaping Folk featuring Ari and Her Banjo, Old Hours, Bryant Vazquez, The Radiant Dregs (2) 5 Mellow Indie Albums featuring The Bittersweet Way, Betty Soo, The Nix, Richmond, Moth Mender (3) Tucson Portraits featuring Brittany Katter of KatterwaulRead More →

2014 Awards Recap

Here is the complete list of 2014 Awards!! Miss Congeniality: Andy Warpigs Best Album to Jumpstart Your Existential Crisis: Christmas Island by Andrew Jackson Jihad Best Comeback: Billy Sedlmayr Most Committed Crew: The Trunk Space Hardest Working Musician: Dan Tripp Best Eternal Summer Album: Lawnchair’s EP Best Electronic Album: FreshRead More →

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As you well know, our Awards Month every January is our time to acknowledge the albums that really helped define the year for us. And, every year, we reserve “Album of the Year” for that one album that has really marked the year: the one we gave to friends, theRead More →

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Fathers Day This band celebrated ten years together in 2014 and marked the occasion with a compilation album featuring several different local acts performing the Fathers Day classic, “Did I Use the Word Divorce?” (more on that here).  The album was fun, but no where near as much fun asRead More →

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It was just one year ago that I first heard about a little band called Leonardo DiCapricorn. I’m always game for a clever name, a name I heard scored a booking Robbie Pfeffer of Rubber Brother Records on its merits alone. But would the music live up to the clevernessRead More →

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Every year we like to acknowledge one vocalist of matchless talent, the one who really put the wind in our sails with every note. Laura Kepner-Adney definitely met that criteria. The Tucson songbird might be known for her work with the harmoniously rustic Silver Thread Trio or retro rockers The Cordials,Read More →

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This past year was a big one for the resurrgence of psychedelia right here in the Valley. Several bands have taken to the meandering path of progressive rock and created mind-altering soundscapes that entrance their listeners. We wanted to take a moment to acknowledge some of psychedelic rock albums thatRead More →

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The Prowling Kind “Melted Together” Director: Frank Thomas Futuristic “That Thang” Director: Jakob Owens Prom Body “My Paradise” Director: Ryan Glenn Burning Palms “Pyramids” Director: Rory O’Rear Captain Squeegee “The Factory” Director: Matty Steinkamp The Thin Bloods “Peter Was A Virus” Director: Ryan Lee Caldwell Samuel L Cool J “Slip and Slide” Director: GrantRead More →

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Stephen Steinbrink Arranged Waves The melodic pop of Stephen Steinbrink is startling not only for its astonishing beauty, but for the way the music seems to effortlessly envelop the listener in an ocean of gentle sounds that bring on a sense of calm as it forces you down a pathRead More →

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In an era of added effects, electronic layers, and more hooks than content, we try to acknowledge one artist every year that pushes to elevate their songcraft. In 2014, that artist was Justin Moody. When Moody’s most recent album – Bargain for a Bad Man’s Love – came out last September, we expectedRead More →