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Okay Tucson, perhaps threatening to “steal” these bands is a bit much. We’re willing to negotiate. Perhaps we can keep things friendly and arrange for some sort of joint custody. That sounds more reasonable. Still doesn’t mean we won’t try and coax ’em away with candy or something… Burnings Palms SoRead More →

Andrew Jackson Jihad Christmas Island Artwork by Suzanne Falk (read more here) Diners Always Room Artwork by Nick Shively Robots With Rayguns Fresh As It Gets Artwork by Reno Msad Nova Joven A Summer with Prescriptions Artwork by Alexa Phoenix Mekita Field Tripp Les Is Mormon, Woeful Common Terry, Warren Druhgs triptych ArtworkRead More →

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Revisiting the innovations of previous decades has always been the right of artist, but only by bringing a modern context to those early influences can one really create something memorable. In 2014, we’ve heard plenty of bands that seek to shape their sound from some retro rehashing, but the realRead More →

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The Trunk Space commemorated 10 Years with the biggest (and longest) show anyone has thrown in these parts in quite some time if not in all of Phoenix history. The Indie 500 continued for 10 days (or nights) during which time a total of 500 songs were performed. The showRead More →

Every year we see bands come and go, but this year marked a special occasion for the folks over at Banana Gun. The band celebrated their Quinquennial (or 5 year anniversary) with a special EP, I and the Me. The EP marked the band’s second release for the year, provingRead More →

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I was very upset to learn that the members of Of the Painted Choir, a Phoenix favorite, were going on their separate ways earlier this year when frontman Frederick Huang returned to Tucson to attend school. It seemed like only yesterday that Fred made the move from Tucson to Phoenix and started OTPC.Read More →

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Every year we like to acknowledge one person who has really pushed to bring arts to the forefront of our community. In 2014, it was Daniel Funkhouser who continually brought our attention back to the local art community, not only through his personal artistic endeavors, but also through his workRead More →

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I think it was something about the name that glazed over Copper & Congress in my mind. Understand, please, that many of our conversations take place in noisy, crowded, music-filled spaces. I must have walked around for at least a little while thinking the band was actually a new bar inRead More →

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(1) “Pyramids” by Burning Palms If you follow our coverage, you know we’re big supporters of Burning Palms out of Tucson. That’s because they make rad music: mysterious, mystical, ruckus. That’s how we like our rocknroll. Enjoy the video for “Pyramids” below and read more about the band in BobRead More →

Who the hell throws scavenger hunts these days? OK, quite a few people actually, but they all pale in comparison to a hunt thrown by NXOEED himself, Mr. James B. Hunt. And sure, maybe he’s been awarded these accolades before but I mean, come one, Hunt is in his very name.Read More →