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Lonna Kelley Take Me Home Spiderman Even before I had a chance to sit down with Lonna Kelley’s latest release, a friend of mine told me she woke up thirty minutes early for work every day so she could listen to the album in its entirety. That’s quite a recommendation,Read More →

The Black Moods Need a New Tour Van! Local rockers, The Black Moods, have put a lot of miles on their tour van – more than 200,00 if anyone is counting. It’s time to replace the vehicle and the boys of the band need a little extra help maintaining theirRead More →

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by Song River Contributing Writer I have always wanted to sit down at a café table with Tom Waits and Iggy Pop along with Pia Zadora…. I have now just added Motobunny to this epitome of rock and pop culture imagery. Motobunny’s music is a thematic twist of, “C’mon andRead More →

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Giant Sand “Transponder” NUMB BATS “I Don’t Know Why/ To Die” Sunset Voodoo “Summer Haze” JJCnV “Gaze Upon the Yonder” The Thin Bloods “You and You and You”Read More →

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Blanche Beach has its own heavily textured experimental punk sound that is uniquely prepossessed with an almost pop listenability. That fact alone would make Blanche Beach a band I want to check out. Ever since their 2013 self-titled debut, we’ve counted ourselves among the ranks of Blanche Beach fans soRead More →

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by Mark Anderson Senior Editor Kongo Shock is reuniting and playing The Hall at Pranksters Too on May 9th. I must say I’m pretty excited about it. Hailing from an era “before my time”, Kongo Shock thrived back when I was just getting into ska/punk/reggae music. Albeit I was two statesRead More →

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by Zach Lewis Contributing Writer “No one was Safe. No one was Sober.” This quote from Saturday’s main organizer of debauchery, A Claire Slattery, perfectly sums up what was an exciting evening of community support and indulgence. Situated just west of Arizona State’s main Tempe campus, the Maple Ash (Farmer Wilson)Read More →

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by Lenore LaNova Senior Editor The latest release from Laura and the Killed Men is perhaps the album I’m most anticipating this May and there are some serious contenders on that list. The 6-track EP, One Bell, offers a timeless Americana certain to enchant listeners of every age. On One Bell, an earthenRead More →

Hug of War Emancipate Your Ears! 5000 Years of Global Music Domination Exposed​!​! “One of the best pieces of advice I got from a book was from Role Models by John Waters. He advised the reader to go to thrift stores and seasonal Halloween stores the day after Halloween whenRead More →

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by Brent Miles Contributing Writer One need only look at some of the instruments featured on RPM Orchestra’s latest album to realize this is something different and intriguing from our desert. Hit On All Sixes is a refreshing detour from rote rock and roll. Conductor Pete Petrisko coaxes otherworldly soundsRead More →

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The Desert Beats “Nothing Without You” The Desert Beats have been playing shows around the Valley for quite some time, but until now, listening to them on your own time was out. I get it. Put in the time to really develop your sound and learn to mesh well asRead More →

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It seems like the latest trend happening in music is the 3-track release. More than just a single and a b-side, but not quite an EP, the 3-track offers up a sampling of what artists have to offer. Here are a few new additions to our 3-track collection… The Lonesome BilliesRead More →