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Since I reviewed Sunday At Noon’s Beat Up & Bitter album, I’ve been trying my damnedest to explore even a fraction of the Phoenix rock community outside my average drag, indie, and punk circuit. I always seem to fall victim to my taste-related loops, but on Thursday, April 11, The Rebel Lounge introduced me to a fresh community of hard-working artists and dedicated concentrations of fans supporting the alt-rock they love. Presented by Atlas Artist Group, Sunday At Noon kicked off their “Bring the Thunder” joint-tour with Vegas-based Almost Awake, Arlington from Southern California, and Queen Creek hometown heroes, HeadStrum (in place of All New Hopes)…Read More →

Seinabo Sey “I Owe You Nothing” Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Spotify Sophia Danai “Come Thru” Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Bandcamp – Spotify Kai Exos “Hold Out the Light” Facebook – Instagram – Spotify Miss Mojo “Fly Me Up” Website – Facebook – Instagram Jedidiah “Crowd” Facebook – TwitterRead More →

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by Carly Schorman – Truvonne “Crazy Love” “Crazy Love” started out as a simple freestyle before Truvonne decided to flesh it out into a fully-formed single. That’s rad because last year it was Truvonne’s “Alright” that had us enthralled (and made our Best of 2017 list). “Crazy Love” has thatRead More →

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Heart Society “Rocket” Teneia Sanders-Eichelberger and Benjamin Eichelberger, the married duo behind Heart Society, called the Valley home not too long ago and they have the Phoenix New Times awards to prove it. In 2015, they cashed out and bought a trailer to take their musical message to the road. FastRead More →

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Carlos Arzate “Broken Glass” “Broken Glass” is the first single from Carlos Arzate’s forthcoming release, Camaleon. The Tucson songwriter went back to soulful music of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke to find the right tones for this latest endeavor and the end result is powerful.  A moving declamation for this era ofRead More →

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by Mark Anderson – The Tucson band known as The Rifle is a welcome addition to the Arizona music scene and their new album, Anabasis, proves a testament to the emotive power of desert rock. Their new album, Anabasis, is a definite Must Hear. Combining the singing-songwriting talents of Nelene DeGuzman (whichRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Danii Roundtree “Crave” Atlanta sonbird Danii Roundtree is gearing up for the summertime release of her new album, Memoirs, with this fresh single, “Crave”. Roundtree’s voice has an ethereal lightness that will call to mind grrrl groups of the Motown heyday. And, while the music holdsRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Holy hotcakes, Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold have (finally) released their debut album and it was certainly worth the wait. It’s good. Damn good. Given that they joined forces in 2012, five years may certainly seem like a longer-than-normal time frame for a band toRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Byron Hare “Mary Efalump” This garage rock number combines elements of blues and psych for a gritty sound that will stay with you long after you listen. “Mary Efalump” has the energy of a barroom brawl and a bit of a bad attitude –Read More →

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The Sedona act decker. is known for continually pushing their sound in new directions with each and every release they put out. The year 2015 brought us Patsy, an introspective folk masterpiece, and the band returned again in 2016 a little rowdier but with the same fervent intensity that first put them onRead More →