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J GRGRY “eFlower” J GRGRY (pronounced Jay Gregory) is the brainchild of Seattle multi-instrumentalist Joe Gregory formerly of The Drama and Dolour. “eFlower” comes to us from his debut EP and deals with the artist’s struggle with addiction. Despite the somber topic, “eFlower” is an uplifting electropop number than will shake theRead More →

by Frank Ippolito Associate Editor A Life of Color is the debut recording from Bear and Airplanes and wow, what a debut it is – they had me at a mix of jazz, rap, funk and pop. First, the music. It’s stellar. Garrett Bowers is featured on guitars and tuba.Read More →

Harrison Fjord Puspa in Space I’ve just about had it with these kids and their pun-laden names. Thankfully, the upbeat, jazz-infused pop of Harrison Fjord quelled my initial irritation with their catchy future jams. These newcomers on the local scene just released their debut EP, Puspa in Space, this summer toRead More →

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Stefan Pruett “Carefree” Those of us in the Phoenix metro area might recognize Stefan Pruett by another name: Peachcake, a musical endeavor known for its catchy electropop. Pruett made the jump to L.A. and began applying that same skill set to his new project (and his own moniker) to create infectious,Read More →

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Stephen Steinbrink Arranged Waves The melodic pop of Stephen Steinbrink is startling not only for its astonishing beauty, but for the way the music seems to effortlessly envelop the listener in an ocean of gentle sounds that bring on a sense of calm as it forces you down a pathRead More →

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I think it was something about the name that glazed over Copper & Congress in my mind. Understand, please, that many of our conversations take place in noisy, crowded, music-filled spaces. I must have walked around for at least a little while thinking the band was actually a new bar inRead More →

I always convince myself there is nothing worse than the Arizona summer. That is, until I’m sitting in the freezing cold on the precipice of a new year and then suddenly I find myself longing for days when I don’t have to wear ten layers of clothing. Thankfully, I have myRead More →