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by Mark Anderson

[602] Prophet, the 18 year old South Phoenix rapper, first caught my attention when I discovered he had secured a scholarship to Loyola University in New Orleans for Urban Music Production…Read More →

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by Carly Schorman – Some people think that Reno is the world’s biggest little city , but that’s a lie. It’s Phoenix and anyone who’s lived here long enough can tell you that. And, for more than a decade now, YabYum has been part of the community fabric that makesRead More →

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by Mark Anderson

Persistence is the key.

Just ask about that with Tucson singer-songwriter Adam Townsend whose new album, All My Fires, is essentially a decade in the making. Produced by Grammy-nominated Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Langhorne Slim, Benjamin Booker), with both indie-rock and soul overtones, All My Fires caught my ear immediately and is one my favorite Tuscon albums of 2019.Read More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Brandon Kellum is a pretty funny guy. You don’t have to know him personally either. Just follow him or his band, American Standards, on social media and you’ll see what I mean. His band’s music however, is no laughing matter. Nope, no Flight of theRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – When I think about it, I must have first met Aaron Ponzo when he was 14 years old. It was during the heydays of Parliament back in 2013 so heck, he could’ve been 13. Jeez. It just makes his accomplishments all the more grand.Read More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – I’ve always been a music kid. While my friends were using their allowance for My Little Ponies and neon scrunchies, I was socking away for that New Kids on the Block or Debbie Gibson cassette (I was seven, btw). The point is, I’m alwaysRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Michael Cornelius doesn’t need much of an introduction. Having been a founding member and bassist of the influential skatepunk band JFA, he continues his musical legacy with his current project, The Father Figures; playing intricate, post-punk, jazz-inspired chords on the guitar. Their next showRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Kickstand Records is relatively new to the punk rock label game, but don’t let that fact fool you. Within their short history they’ve amassed eight releases, including a 50+ track, name-your-price compilation featuring bands from the Valley and beyond. It should be no surprise that weRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Darin Mahoney is a humble man. Even when presenting a guitar he built with his own hands or listening to the playback of perfectly laid down solo with bandmates, there’s a salt-of-the-earth charm about him that is hard to ignore. Whether he’s making music or making musicalRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Ann Seletos is fuckin’ cool. And not cool in like a “cool” way. You know, that too cool for school, disaffected by everything and everyone around them, smoking cigarettes with reckless abandon kind of way. No, she’s cool in a completely other, cooler way. If youRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Continuing his series “An Insider’s Introduction”, Mark delves into the person and persona of Roddy Nikpour, a man of many talents. In addition to the brooding, instrumental orchestrations he helps create under the moniker -ghost island-, Roddy also moonlights as a dancer in the experimentalRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Orin Portnoy is a mystery man to me. I only say this because he fits the definition perfectly: “A man about whom little or nothing is known”. And while it may be true that every person I don’t know is a “mystery” person,” the ideaRead More →