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by Jacob Unterreiner

At its height, music is a monument to emotion.

You can use words to express powerful emotions, but a sentence or two can never capture the scope of a feeling. Language alone, to some degree, is always minimizing the intensity of an emotion. Music, however, can capture how big a feeling feels–it’s a large part of the reason we make it. We say to ourselves, “My feelings are so big, that they deserve more than words, they deserve a song.”

Architects’ new album, Holy Hell, is a monument to a pain too large to simply be talked about. It is a a monument to a pain that needs to be screamed into microphones and battered into drums.

I spoke with bass player, Ali Dean, about the new album and how the band has moved forward after the death of founding member Tom Searle…Read More →

Amy and Tom talked to Trent of Burn Victim shortly before their 20th Anniversary show at The Quail Lounge. Check out a bunch of great Phoenix music history as well as the playlist curated by the band…Read More →

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Those rowdy rocknrollers Josué, Lucinda, Max, and Matt known collectively as HEX WAVE joined us in the Radio Phoenix studios to play some tracks and talk about what’s new with the band. We learn some history about Casa Butthole and Endless Bummer Fest as well as hear about Josué’s latestRead More →

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Who are you and what do you do? My name is Jennyfer Stratman. I have been a full-time artist (sculptor) for 17 years, working primarily in metal. How did you get your start? I made my first ceramic sculpture of a reptilian creature when I was 3 years old. ThisRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – Brandon Kellum is a pretty funny guy. You don’t have to know him personally either. Just follow him or his band, American Standards, on social media and you’ll see what I mean. His band’s music however, is no laughing matter. Nope, no Flight of theRead More →

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Dead Pretties “Social Experiment” The London-based trio known as Dead Pretties just launched their debut single and, I must say, it’s pretty fucking stellar. “Social Experiment” is a rowdy and hip garage rock number that is (of course) set for release on slick 7″ vinyl because how cool is that? Pretties’Read More →

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The feisty Phoenix four-piece known as Bear Ghost creates a veritable smorgasbord of sound on their 2016 release, Blasterpiece.  Delivering a high-energy funk, Bear Ghost offers fluidly fuses elements of various genres for a totally unique and unified sound. If you spend some time with Blasterpiece, and really delve into the musical permutationsRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Turqouiz Noiz Sweat Lodge The four-piece formerly known as Sweat Lodge released this stellar LP through Related Records back in November. Now performing under the moniker Turqouiz Noiz, this West Coast act has a gritty garage punk sound that immediately had my full attention from theRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor When I was in high school I was forced, I mean, there was an assignment to pick a city in Arizona and write an essay on it. I chose Prescott. Music in a sec, first, a little history lesson. Prescott is known for being theRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor Disclaimer: I never listen to Death Metal. But I will listen to Death Metal if a band covers shitty Pop music in that style. So without further adieu, I give you, Unholy Quest, and their EP of covers titled Death Pop. Taylor Swift, Jessie J (whoeverRead More →