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One of my least favorite questions to ask artists is, “How did your band get its name?” So I didn’t ask local musician Austin Ryan how the name No Lungs came about, but if I had to guess, it probably has something to do with Austin’s Earth-shattering vocal delivery…Read More →

by Carly Schorman – Phoenix’s psych rock superstars No Volcano just released their new music video this week! “Extrovert” is a new single from the band’s forthcoming album, Rubber Dagger, and for this music video the band teamed up with Tucson filmmaker/animator Jason Willis. We had a chance to talk with Jim AndreasRead More →

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by Carly Schorman – It’s Halloween season which means costumes and candy and jack’o’lanterns and Hall & Oates. Yes, Hall and Oates. The musical pairing of Daryl Hall and John Oates came to rise in the 70s. And, while they’re not actually planning a show in Phoenix this October, Ark CalkinsRead More →

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My name is Austin Davis and I’m a 19 year old poet and student activist studying creative writing at ASU. My first book of poetry, Cloudy Days, Still Nights, was published by Moran Press in 2018. My second collection of poetry, Second Civil War, was also published by Moran Press in 2018. Second Civil War is a call to action for my generation to stand up for what they believe in and fight hate and injustice. The poems in this book touch on issues from gun violence to racism to immigration to the nature of modern capitalism, among many others…Read More →

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by Carly Schorman – Paper Foxes have been sharing their synth-fueled sounds with fans for years and they just unveiled their debut LP: Popular Confessions. The new album contains a few revisited classics from the band’s repertoire sprinkled amongst some brand new tracks. But Paper Foxes went into the studio toRead More →

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by Jacob Unterreiner

Here’s a challenge–try and think of a band name that starts with a verb. I’ll give you some time…Read More →

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by Jacob Unterreiner

Every songwriter thinks of themselves as uncommonly honest. After all, vulnerability and openness tend to be points of pride for people who make music. But as with all things, there is some level of artifice to the musical community and it can be challenging to determine whether someone’s honesty is genuine or performative…Read More →

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After many understandable rejections of the concept by those wishing to keep their lives private, I found the “yes” in Chelsey Louise, guitarist and lead vocals of Arizona band on the up-and-up, Fairy Bones. Nestled in an east-central Phoenix neighborhood with a nondescript dirt front yard lived the lair of pop-punk late twenty-somethings I was slightly intimidated by. While the delivery of Chelsey Louise was warm, the house was so busy — with my usual OCD Martha Stewart behavior — I didn’t know where to start with photos which captured every personality…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 →