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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer – Whoever said that you eventually get accustomed to the summers here in Phoenix is a damn fool. There is NO getting used to them! In the four short years that I’ve been in the Valley, they seem to only get worse with each revolution. ApocalypticRead More →

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by Chris Nunley Staff Writer “Oddly, at the time, I was on a kick of watching “Taxi Driver.” For some reason, I’d always, at the end of the night, I’d put that on and, you know…I think… I was losing it then. This was right in the time where IRead More →

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Collaboration haunts with recent sound collage… by Chris Nunley Staff Writer What is “music” to you? Or better yet, what do you perceive music is to most people? Is it the presence of melody and harmony? A super-dope-phat digital beat from a laptop? Vocals processed and auto-tuned to the pointRead More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Soft Shoulder has been making gritty, experimental music around the Valley for ten years now, chasing all those people who only think they’re into avant-garde music out of bars and into the reality that they’re nowhere near the edges of the industry. At the heartRead More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor I’m always down to explore the innovative undertakings of John Melillo so you can perhaps imagine my excitement when I received early access to the first official Algae & Tentacles’ LP. The self-titled album will be released later this week through Lightning Records which also plays host toRead More →