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by Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

Although I had the pleasure of meeting Matt Oliviero and Michael Oden from The Smiling Faces and, more recently, of Vintage Clothes, I didn’t get the chance to listen to their August-released LP, Don’t Ever Talk to Me Again, until recently when frontman and guitarist Eric Gallagher brought it to my physical Facebook-attention. The album, which makes me feel like Dave Grohl in “Walk” both musically and lyrically, contains vocal chaos among smart, instrumental qualities Frasier Crane could enjoy…Read More →

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The Echo Bombs are fucking rad. They brought down their feisty shenanigans to the Radio Phoenix studios as well as a kick ass playlist of tasty jams to share with all of us. Aren’t they sweet? Tune in to find out just how saccharine they can be… Catch The YabYumRead More →

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We are super beyond excited to premiere the brand new Citrus Clouds single, “Life Happens”, right here, right now. Citrus Clouds features couple Erick Pineda on vocals/guitars/lyrics and Stacie Huttleston on bass/vocals [more on that here], along with Angelica Pedrego on drums. Featuring their trademark desertgaze sound, “Life Happens” is an airy, honest,Read More →

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by Jason Kron Contributing Writer April 20 marks the anniversary of Space Alien Donald leaving our planet in 2015 at age 79. He was many things: loner, scientist, writer, voracious reader, anarchist, vegetarian, freethinker. Having lived a nomadic life, he spent the last four years of his Earth time residingRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Back in 2009, for those of you who don’t remember, a major moment in Arizona music history took place – the When in AZ compilation came to life. More than fifty Arizona acts covering favorite tracks from other Arizona musicians are featured on this one massive collectionRead More →

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The title to Huckleberry’s 2016 EP might be a little clunky, but the four songs it represents are fluid and fabulous. Shasta City, Bad News Ricky came out in March and its breezy Americana sound stayed with us all year. This stellar six-piece out of Tempe has been making rounds on the Valley circuitRead More →

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The ruckus energy of Red Tank! really comes through in their 2016 release, BIO/FEEDBACK, which came out last August. The album contains ten tracks of rowdy noise punk that will suck the angst right out of your ear holes. According to their Bandcamp page, Red Tank! crafts “dystopian punk for millennial scum”Read More →

Earlier this month Maryvale’s own Citrus Clouds joined us in the Radio Phoenix Studios for another edition of Rise. Not only did they bring some tracks off their new record, Imagination, they brought along some stellar picks of artists they enjoy as well. Make sure and head to Valley Bar onRead More →

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by Joe Golfen Staff Writer History Machine History Machine “Dime” gets things started with a fake out, a jangling take on an old-school rock-n-roll ballad with a gentle melody, the sweetness undercut by the dark minor chords of a chorus that asks “When did we forget how to talk?” TheRead More →

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For many of you, Jalipaz will be a familiar name that holds an enduring (and endearing) place in your heart. For others, you might be asking, “Who or what is a Jalipaz?” Well, for starters, he’s an accomplished sound engineer responsible for recording many of YabYum’s favorite albums and bandsRead More →

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by Joe Golfen Staff Writer Huckleberry Shasta City, Bad News Ricky For their latest ep, Tempe’s Huckleberry lives up to their moniker with a gorgeous record that’s sweet, a little bitter and evocative of long country road trips. The six-piece kicks off their four-song album with “Shasta,” a warm, breezyRead More →