R. Ariel 700

by Carly Schorman

Phoenix songwriter/author and world traveler, r.ariel, is off on a whirlwind musical adventure that has taken her across continents and, as one of her avid social media followers, I love being taken around the globe as she brings her art and music to new listeners and new locales.

R.Ariel recently released her new album, Where You Are, earlier this year and her new book, No One Likes Us, on the SAME DAY. Either one of those artistic undertakings seems like it could be inordinately consuming, but R.Ariel seems to exist in a perpetual cycle of creation…Read More →

EPs 700

3 New (Local) EPs Definitely Worth Hearing featuring the stellar sounds of Arizona musicians, including Asian Fred, Gene Tripp, + The Edisons | YabYum Music + Arts | arts as means to enlightenmentRead More →

new local releases 500

by Carly Schorman – Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra Laugh to Keep from Crying Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra is more than a band; it’s a social force for good that started right here in Arizona… in case you didn’t glean that from the name. PAO brought down the house at The Van BurenRead More →

by Mark Anderson Senior Editor – CooBee Coo is back with their new EP Strikes Again and I swear these guys just keep getting better and better. The way I feel about CooBee Coo is essentially how I feel about the sketch comedy show Key & Peele: it’s one long, absolutely outstanding demoRead More →