by Carly Schorman
Phoenix songwriter/author and world traveler, r.ariel, is off on a whirlwind musical adventure that has taken her across continents and, as one of her avid social media followers, I love being taken around the globe as she brings her art and music to new listeners and new locales.
R.Ariel recently released her new album, Where You Are, earlier this year and her new book, No One Likes Us, on the SAME DAY. Either one of those artistic undertakings seems like it could be inordinately consuming, but R.Ariel seems to exist in a perpetual cycle of creation…
by Jacob Unterreiner
Brother Teresa really wants you to dance, but they don’t want to make it easy for you. The band’s acrobatic, boogie-inducing riffs are infectious, but sometimes they come in irregular time signatures; forcing the audience to think before they groove.
The band is fronted by a pair of singer-guitarists in Joe Allie and Salah Moharram, and is rounded out by bassist Bailey Stewart and drummer Dom Crooks. I sat down with the whole confounding crew in order to discuss their evolution as a band and their debut record: Jam Chill Slam…
by Jacob Unterreiner
No matter what type of music you play, standing out as a musician is a difficult task. However, for singer-songwriters, standing out is nearly impossible. The sound of soft, folky strums of acoustic singer-songwriters can be heard at every coffee shop, bookstore, and art gallery in the Valley…
Jacob Unterreiner – Oliver Ackermann is a Renaissance man. He is the singer and guitarist in shoegaze stalwarts, A Place to Bury Strangers. He is also the founder of Death by Audio, a boutique guitar effects company. Along with manufacturing pedals, Death by Audio was a musical collective. Oliver and
by Jacob Unterreiner – The most organic artistic spaces are always only half-planned and The Sunroom is no different. The collective ‘collected’ two years ago when a group of four friends moved into a house in Tempe. Andrew Robinson, Alex Gross, Daniel Vogt, and Mario Esposito grew up together, and during