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The Tastemaker’s Ten offers you a brief, educational playlist to help introduce some of your favorite musician’s favorite musicians. To kick off our new series, we asked Pete Hinz of JJCnV, a man of discerning taste if ever there was one, to provide us with “ten tracks he thinks everyoneRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Nanami Ozone might be a fairly new act, but the four-piece is comprised of some familiar faces so I was hoping for something special as the band geared up for their debut release, Desire. I’ve learned that expectation can be a bit of a double-edged swordRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer “Oddly, at the time, I was on a kick of watching “Taxi Driver.” For some reason, I’d always, at the end of the night, I’d put that on and, you know…I think… I was losing it then. This was right in the time where IRead More →

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by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor Tell me your vibe is Psyche/Death Rock with retro Jazz/Country and you have my attention. Alex Oropeza (guitars/vocals), “Yuma Joe” Byrnes (drums) and Bill Cuevas (bass) execute this sound, by the way, and they had my complete and utter absorption from the very first drop ofRead More →

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by Garyn Klasek Contributing Writer It’s often noticeable that many bands evolve in a musical direction, oftentimes losing that initial intensity as they mature and develop a wider range of fans. While The Haymarket Squares have certainly gotten more popular over the years, they definitely don’t let fame go to theirRead More →

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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor The funky four-piece known as Bear Ghost first caught our attention with their 2014 EP Your Parents Are Only Marginally Disappointed in You. Since that time, we’ve been waiting for the follow-up and the release of recent singles (including “Necromancin’ Dancin’”) held promise of a newRead More →

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We’re lauching a new series that focuses on the creative individuals that help make Arizona’s music scene so diverse and resplendent. Get an Insider’s Introduction with Mark Anderson to learn more about the bands who make the Valley’s scene thrive! by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Snailmate is a unique congregation: simultaneouslyRead More →

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Brandon Decker of the band decker. keeps himself busy these days. In between playing more than 150 shows, he managed to release one of the best albums of 2015 – Patsy. Through a hectic tour schedule, he is slowly amassing a following that stretches from coast to coast. We managed to catchRead More →

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In the past year, Harrison Fjord came seemingly out of nowhere to become a staple on the local music scene. They went from coffee shops to playing to a full house at the Crescent Ballroom and engendering a music video that had received nearly sixty thousand views at our lastRead More →