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 →

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 →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor For a band that chose the name “Sonoran Chorus” over “Business Cats”, they are doing surprisingly well for themselves. Born from the ashes of 2014’s best pun-based-band-name Leonardo DiCapricorn, Sonoran Chorus not only steps up the smarts in band naming, but in ridiculously good rocknrollRead More →

by Chris Nunley Contributing Writer The 90’s called…they want their sound back. Did you get that memo? Talk to the hand cuz my ears don’t wanna hear it. Local alt-rock quartet Ana Log has made it no secret that their sound is heavily influenced from two decades ago. But in aRead More →

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by Maria Mejia Contributing Writer The jazz-based Phoenix band known as House of Stairs released their debut EP, Step One, on June 10th at the Crescent Ballroom in Downtown Phoenix. Holly Pyle, frontwoman and vocalist for House of Stairs, creates a visionary silhouette on stage with red high heels to match;Read More →

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Blanche Beach has its own heavily textured experimental punk sound that is uniquely prepossessed with an almost pop listenability. That fact alone would make Blanche Beach a band I want to check out. Ever since their 2013 self-titled debut, we’ve counted ourselves among the ranks of Blanche Beach fans soRead More →

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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor The latest release from Laura and the Killed Men is perhaps the album I’m most anticipating this May and there are some serious contenders on that list. The 6-track EP, One Bell, offers a timeless Americana certain to enchant listeners of every age. On One Bell, an earthenRead More →

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The Woodworks Unhealthy Decisions Release Show: May 16th at Rogue Bar The Woodworks put out one of our favorite albums last year, Safe Mode. So we were more than a little surprised (and delighted) to find out the band already has a new album set for release this month. Despite the speedy turnRead More →

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Accomplished Austin artist Chris Jamison has written, recorded, and released four albums to date including the Austin Chronicle’s 2013 Top Ten album Sleeping with the T.V. On. But it his latest work, due out later this month, that has us really excited. Jamison recently relocated to the northern ghost town ofRead More →

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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor It was just about two years ago when the band decker. released Slider, a truly memorable record that took our award for “Album of the Year” in 2013. Since then, Brandon Decker (ringmaster at decker.) has been hard at work carefully crafting new songs while maintaining a heavyRead More →