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Music Video of the Week | “Different Than Last Year” by Nutter Tut + Lucas Roth

Few of us were naïve enough to think that the tick of midnight would flip the switch on all the horrors 2020 brought to us, any more than we believed the challenges of last year suddenly emerged from the ether of an otherwise all-good state of being felt around the world. At the same time, this year didn’t pull any punches right from the start. That still doesn’t mean we’re going to let it break us down. And, thankfully, we have Nutter Tut and Lucas Roth teaming up to help us meet that challenge…

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New Music Alert: “Quarantine Dreaming” by An Illustrated Mess

Released 10 years to the day after An Illustrated Mess dropped their debut album, this new single from NorAZ HipHop act is the best to date. No surprise there because An Illustrated Mess is always pushing forward, and after more than a decade, the growth is glaring. “Quarantine Dreaming” sets a soothing aural atmosphere before embarking on lyrical pathways…

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Comp for a Cause | The Trunk Space

Like many others, our favorite community center and concert venue is feeling the COVID crunch. However, The Trunk Space has long served as a creative multipurpose room and launching pad for local artists and those just passing through our dusty stretch to desert. And those artists remember what The Trunk Space has done for them and this community. Together with the help of Related Records, Dark Hall Coffee, and The Coronado, these artists released a whopping 42-track compilation to support The Trunk Space…

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An Insider’s Introduction: Blaze Rock

I first got tuned in to Blaze Rock, aka Marlos Hill, with the late-2016 release of his single, “Defy Gravity”. The next year would see enough new output from him to make me feel like a lifelong fan. After revealing a treasure trove of albums, Blaze Rock took a step back for a few years to focus back on the creation side before he was ready to release a whole new slew of records…

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An Insider’s Introduction: The Sugar Thieves

The Sugar Thieves came together in musical love and bluesy harmony more than a decade ago in a smokey dive bar with the fateful partnership of lead singer Meridith Moore and guitar player/vocalist Mikel Lander. Yes, it was Big Fish Pub and the year was 2006, the planets aligned to give the Valley this bastion of music from the American Heartland…

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