by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor Hush Baby, an activist collective and zine, celebrated their one year anniversary this past weekend and marked the occasion with the release of their fifth zine and a rocknroll show featuring some of the Valley’s happening young talents including Diners, Lai, Nanami Ozone, Pro Teens,
First and foremost, there were a number of tremendous musical works to emerge from Arizona during the previous year. But, in the end, we knew that the latest release from Sweetbleeders was hands down the best album we heard in 2015. From start to finish, We Were Never Here stands out with its
Best Music Videos of 2015: 15. Numb Bats “To Die” Director: Michelle Blades 14. MRCH “Highway Drivin’” Director: Frank Thomas 13. decker. “O.D.B.” Director: Matty Steinkamp 12 Giant Sand “Transponder” Director: Lucy Dyson 11. PRO TEENS “Mona” Director: Michael J Buckius 10. Captain Squeegee “Seek” Director: Matty Steinkamp 9. Gardens & Villa “Fixations” Director: Austin M. Kearns 8.
Brandon Decker of the band decker. keeps himself busy these days. In between playing more than 150 shows, he managed to release one of the best albums of 2015 – Patsy. Through a hectic tour schedule, he is slowly amassing a following that stretches from coast to coast. We managed to catch
The dark and dreamy EP Lonna Kelley released in the Spring of 2015 immediately captured our hearts and ears. Take Me Home Spiderman is a stunning, six-track solo endeavor from Kelley who also performs with Cherie Cherie, Happy Plaza, and Giant Sand. Each song is impossibly beautiful; harrowing in one breath, uplifting in the
Every year an extraordinary singer tends to stand out amongst the others, often for the possession of a lithe, ethereal voice. Anamieke of Treasurefruit has all that but she brings an extra splash of feistiness. Her band’s 2015 release, Poisonous Dwellers of the Desert, combines Anamieke’s scintillating vocal styles with some serious (and
Aside from keeping busy playing shows with the Gemseekers, Dominic promotes other local artists through his journalistic efforts for the Arizona Republic and Phoenix New Times and works with Onus Records to release a free song through Bandcamp for local music aficionados for Heritage Hump Day. And did I mention he also wrote a