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by Joe Golfen Staff Writer – The Darts The Darts Nicole Laurenne and Christina Nunez are garage rock machines. Having set Phoenix, and the rest of the world, on fire with their beloved The Love Me Nots, they’ve also graced stages as members of Motobunny, Casual Encounters, Zero Zero andRead More →

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by Joe Golfen Staff Writer Huckleberry Shasta City, Bad News Ricky For their latest ep, Tempe’s Huckleberry lives up to their moniker with a gorgeous record that’s sweet, a little bitter and evocative of long country road trips. The six-piece kicks off their four-song album with “Shasta,” a warm, breezyRead More →

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Alrighty, folks, this is where we lay it all on the line and each member of staff gets to name their favorite band/album from the preceding year. Awards’ month is a contentious time for us, but everyone came through in the end with their banner held high for their personalRead More →

1. Who are you and what do you do? My name’s Joe Golfen and I’m a musician and writer in Phoenix, and the lead singer and guitarist for The Lonesome Wilderness. I like to describe our sound as Southwestern garage rock, bringing in a lot of 1960’s rock and rollRead More →

by Joe Golfen Staff Writer Fine Pets sounds like the kind of band you’d discover while crashing at a really rowdy house party. Armed with fuzzed out rave-ups and blown-speaker vocals, the Portland, Ore.-based band offers lo-fi punk at its best on their latest cassette, Formally Pretty. The trouble with playingRead More →