by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Soft Shoulder has been making gritty, experimental music around the Valley for ten years now, chasing all those people who only think they’re into avant-garde music out of bars and into the reality that they’re nowhere near the edges of the industry. At the heartRead More →

1. Who are you and what do you do?  My name is Jason Hugger and I am a surreal still-life painter. I work in oil and acrylic on canvas and panels as well as silver point drawing. 2. How did you get your start?   I started drawing in perspective inRead More →

The cast and crew of Treasure Mammal joined us at Radio Phoenix for Rise! They brought along an eclectic mix of music and an hour of rioutous good times. Check out the podcast here. The complete playlist can be found below. Tune in this coming Wednesday at 7pm to hearRead More →

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Foreign Language “Oshima” from The Trundle Sessions Stephanie Dormann “Sleepwalking” from Sofar Denver The Hill in Mind “Spider-Shirt” Live from Burns Hall Steff and The Articles “Call you mine” fromT- Town Sessions Ryne Norman “Revival” Live in NashvilleRead More →

Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold “Killing Floor” The Americana duo self-described as the “bastard child of rock, alt-country, blues, Appalachia, and bluegrass” has put out a foot-stomping single called “Killing Floor”. This lively number is the first single from their forthcoming album, recorded at Audioconfusion by Jalipaz and the lateRead More →

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Sam Means “We’re Alone” Calabrese “Wanted Man” Ella Kaye “Manere Aurum” ft. Alexia Rodriguez The Blue Rider “Year of the Horse” Brandon Adamson “Popsicle”    Read More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor I’ve been a fan of Good Friends Great Enemies ever since their 2012 self-titled debut, a release that went on to win our award for Album of the Year. Since their inception the band has continually pushed their own boundaries, exploring and incorporating different genresRead More →

1. Who are you and what do you do? [Craig Cheply] Self employed fine artist, scenic artist and muralist. 2. How did you get your start? Doing large scale art projects in junior high and high school. 3. What inspires you? Life in this 21st Century Arena… 4. What doRead More →

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Arizona songwriter Justin Moody joined us at YabYum HQ to help create this latest installment of Songs from the Reading Room. Thanks to Burning Empire Media and Like Lightning Sounds Studios. To hear more from Justin Moody, I suggest checking out his album Bargain for a Bad Man’s Love here.  Read More →

by Song River Staff Writer The Phoenix local scene holds some truly great jam bands. Mill’s End, when experienced live, brings a powerhouse element to the sounds of a fully engaged jam session. Check out their new EP, The Swann Sessions, and catch them at one of the many venues they willRead More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor The Arizona Theatre Company is up to their old tricks: presenting award-winning plays that leave theatre attendees pensive and talkative about today’s hot button issues. Disgraced, their most recent incarnation, provides a critical and multi-layered examination of Muslim-American identity in contemporary Western society. Playwright AyadRead More →