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.
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 show
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 we
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 musical
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 you
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 experimental