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by Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen – Since I attended their feverish album release show featuring sets from a slew of local mainstays, Not Confined managed to stab their way into my heart with their unrepentant attitudes and hardy yet good-natured stage presence . With my trusty bong in hand prepared to typeRead More →

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by Joe Golfen Staff Writer The debut EP from Sydney trio Crystal Cities is a dreamy affair, even if some of those dreams turn pretty dark. The great lead single, “Who’s Gonna Save Us Now”, is one of those troubled dreams, built on dark synths and minor key guitar lines. ButRead More →

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Jay Hufman, who performs under the name Gene Tripp, released this seven-track gem back in February of this year. Happy Plaza is soft-spoken but has an underlying ruggedness that makes me think of cowboy antiheroes and stormy desert days. Gene Tripp released the vinyl rendition of Happy Plaza on November 4th atRead More →

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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Celebration Guns the me that used to be Celebration Guns, the Phoenix ambient indie pop act, released their much anticipated sophmore effort, the me that used to be, last month on limited edition black virgin vinyl. “The Volunteer” opens the EP with an expansive energy that willRead More →

by Chris Nunley Staff Writer Late one night in the summer of 2001, as I was basking in the luminescent glow of the boob tube, Conan O’Brien single-handedly shifted the paradigm of music on his talk show. A quintet of skinny runts that looked like they had been plucked offRead 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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The dark and dreamy EP Lonna Kelley released in the Spring of 2015 immediately captured our hearts and ears. Take Me Home Spiderman is a stunning, six-track solo endeavor from Kelley who also performs with Cherie Cherie, Happy Plaza, and Giant Sand. Each song is impossibly beautiful; harrowing in one breath, uplifting in theRead More →

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by Song River Contributing Writer Music is a language that compels motion. Place that energetic language of compelling motion and give it to your fans with the fervor you feel, that sense of gratitude to all of those who support you… and you have the central element of Jared &Read More →

Field Tripp Woeful Common Terry I haven’t even had time to grow tired of Field Tripp’s last album, Les is Mormon, when already I have a new EP available for my listening pleasure. Thanks, Field Tripp, for considering my needs as a fan. Two releases in one year? And it’sRead More →