by  Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen – World Music: What the fuck does that mean? For most of my existence on this burning rock and within the walls of Zia Records, the “world” section has always been this bizarre shelf usually located by the “electronic” and “country” sections where even the most seasoned aficionadosRead More →

mia loucks 500

by Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen – As I fasten my headphones and search for the 1970 seminal Right On album from The Supremes, I realize I’ve sunk into a musical wasteland the last two years running. I put on this record one more countless time and my lackadaisical brain sinks into theRead More →

not confined 500

by Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen – Since I attended their feverish album release show featuring sets from a slew of local mainstays, Not Confined managed to stab their way into my heart with their unrepentant attitudes and hardy yet good-natured stage presence . With my trusty bong in hand prepared to typeRead More →

Katie Haverly 500

By Ashley Naftule – “I sing something into the air — that’s where it starts for me.” Katie Haverly is telling the oldest story in the book: In the beginning was the Word. Nothing, split open into the fullness of life by a vowel, a note, a vibration humming outRead More →

envy 500

by Joe Golfen – Used to be, rock bands put out a record at least once a year. The Beatles, The Stones, everybody. Even with the all the advances in recording technology, most modern bands don’t hold themselves to that grueling pace. But Phoenix rockers No Volcano have pushed outRead More →

kill your tv 500

by Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen – On March 31st, Kill Your TV took the stage along with Aerico and The Linecutters to release their electrifying new record, Castle Bravo. For an Arizona punk band based out of Gilbert, the contemporarily formatted frustration highlights the genre’s local growth and unique suburban angst. WhileRead More →

missing persons 500

by Joe Golfen – When performing with Phoenix punk rockers The Combat Medic, Gil Rodriguez’s songs are quick blasts of energy, steeped in classic rock and roll but delivered with snarling punk energy. His solo effort, released under the name Ghost in The Willow, finds Rodriguez stripping things back andRead More →

LP 00

by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Lost on You dropped in May and I’ve probably memorized the lyrics on the LP from LP in their in entirety. In fact, this album is so good that even this review was only supposed to be 250 words – I COULD NOT BERead More →

Best Dog Award 00

by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Those fuzzy, lovable Tucson surf(ish) rockers known as Best Dog Award are back with their new album, We Can Be Happy, recorded by Matt Rendon at his Midtown Island Studio. But, as often with the good news, comes the bad – the band isn’t actuallyRead More →

by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Born on March 3rd of this year, Gods & Clods, the fantastic third release and sophomoric full length effort from Strange Lot is an experimental, psychedelic trip to the beach and is the perfect album for some summertime sun. Building off their previous effortsRead More →

sunpunchers 000

by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – The SunPunchers released their much-anticipated debut LP last month and I’ve been entrenched in Levity pretty regularly since then. There’s something about the band’s vintage sound that takes the listener back to a more hardscrabble time. So, the longer I listen to this album, the more stoicRead More →