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As the final weeks of the season are here, enjoy this playlist that brings on full End-of-Summer vibes. This being Arizona however, we still have 2 solid months of warm weather yet so you can play these selections the last time you hit the pool, your next BBQ cookout, or when your ready to start transitioning into Fall mode…
by Jacob Unterreiner
Every songwriter thinks of themselves as uncommonly honest. After all, vulnerability and openness tend to be points of pride for people who make music. But as with all things, there is some level of artifice to the musical community and it can be challenging to determine whether someone’s honesty is genuine or performative…
After many understandable rejections of the concept by those wishing to keep their lives private, I found the “yes” in Chelsey Louise, guitarist and lead vocals of Arizona band on the up-and-up, Fairy Bones. Nestled in an east-central Phoenix neighborhood with a nondescript dirt front yard lived the lair of pop-punk late twenty-somethings I was slightly intimidated by. While the delivery of Chelsey Louise was warm, the house was so busy — with my usual OCD Martha Stewart behavior — I didn’t know where to start with photos which captured every personality…
by Mark Anderson
Persistence is the key.
Just ask about that with Tucson singer-songwriter Adam Townsend whose new album, All My Fires, is essentially a decade in the making. Produced by Grammy-nominated Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Langhorne Slim, Benjamin Booker), with both indie-rock and soul overtones, All My Fires caught my ear immediately and is one my favorite Tuscon albums of 2019.