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by Carly Schorman – I’m going to come clean here. While I’ve long been a fan of Fairy Bones as performers, I felt their debut LP, Dramabot, didn’t quite live up to the band’s full potential. Certainly, there are a couple standout singles and some moments that reinforced the idea thatRead More →

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by Carly Schorman – I’m quite the fan of Emotional Response Records. Ever since their inception back in 2013, the indie label based out of Flagstaff, Arizona has put out some seriously stellar albums featuring bands from both near and far. In addition to a rather respectable catalog, Emotional ResponseRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – The PHX outfit known as Red Tank! takes just the right amount of rowdy and arty and smashes them together for a Postmodern sound that will delight punks both new and old. In fact, we liked the band’s 2016 release, BIO/FEEDBACK, so much we gaveRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – We first featured Nightair last October with their single “Supernova” from the band’s 2015 EP and then again a couple months later for their music video, “Clouds”. This year, the O.C. act is gearing up for a brand-spanking-new EP this summer. And, in prelude to thatRead More →

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by Song River Staff Writer Understanding our path can prove quizzically challenging. This struggle can drive us to either embrace what is happening and take action or do nothing at all. Divided Minds is a band of four friends. A young band by not only by the standards of age yet they are aRead More →

Staff writer Chris Nunley talks with Gabi Manning who records music under the name GABI about her dreamy lo-fi debut… – Chris Nunley: Hello. Kindly introduce yourself to our readers. Gabi Manning: Hello friends. My name is Gabi Manning. I write and record my own music. I love juice, KristenRead More →

by Song River Staff Writer & Hay Girl The Hay Girls chat with Gingher Leyendecker of The Hardways. Read the interview here…  Song River: What brought The Hardways together back in 2003? Gingher Leyendecker: I used to play classical guitar and 12 string and took lessons from Kurt Hauser at the TonalRead More →

by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor I’ve been a fan of Good Friends Great Enemies ever since their 2012 self-titled debut, a release that went on to win our award for Album of the Year. Since their inception the band has continually pushed their own boundaries, exploring and incorporating different genresRead More →

by Song River Staff Writer The Phoenix local scene holds some truly great jam bands. Mill’s End, when experienced live, brings a powerhouse element to the sounds of a fully engaged jam session. Check out their new EP, The Swann Sessions, and catch them at one of the many venues they willRead More →

Song River interviews Danny Torgensen, the trumpet-wielding frontman of Captain Squeegee. The band just returned from New York and will be playing Apache Lake Music Festival this weekend!  – Song River: Since Captain Squeegee’s inception, around 2003, the claim of no original founding members taunts your bio headline. How hasRead More →

Song River chats with Luna Aura about music, societal conventions, and her upcoming tour!  – Song River: I was sitting in the early morning hours listening to Super Nova.  Your first EP release showcases a lot of diversity. How close is the expression you’ve given on Super Nova to who you areRead More →