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by Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen – As I fasten my headphones and search for the 1970 seminal Right On album from The Supremes, I realize I’ve sunk into a musical wasteland the last two years running. I put on this record one more countless time and my lackadaisical brain sinks into theRead More →

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by Carly Schorman – Freaks of Nature “Want Me!” The Freaks of Nature are gearing up for a slick new 45 they’ll be releasing this year through Related Records. The Phoenix band crafts some serious 60s garage rock grit for you 21st Century listeners who want to harken back toRead More →

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by Jason Kron Contributing Writer April 20 marks the anniversary of Space Alien Donald leaving our planet in 2015 at age 79. He was many things: loner, scientist, writer, voracious reader, anarchist, vegetarian, freethinker. Having lived a nomadic life, he spent the last four years of his Earth time residingRead More →

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Ryan Avery of Related Records is a staple of the Phoenix music scene and we are super excited that he has returned to the city after a short bout abroad (in Los Angeles). In addition to heading up the Related Records cast of oddballs, Avery is a musician and performerRead 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 You know, if you know me, I’m the type of person that tries, I mean, really tries hard to find the good in every situation. Like, for instance, last summer the A/C in my car was out – in the summer and it was 1,000,000,000 degreesRead More →

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Ryan Avery of Related Records as well as the Phoenix bands Drunk & Horny and Fathers Day joined us live at the Radio Phoenix studios in the Phoenix Center for the Arts for our bimonthly installment of Rise! The complete playlist can be found below (he played some deep cuts).Read More →

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Send Jerusafunk on Tour!! We love that local funktrain Jerusafunk is raising needed tour funds the old-fashioned way with a knockout event certainly to live emblazened on the minds of all attendees for years to come. You should be there. Really. You want to be there. The fundraising spectacularama will beRead More →

Dan Tripp & Friends Would he?  Woody Guthrie should be required listening for all aspiring musicians or, better yet, every young American. On this tribute to Guthrie, Would he?, we find many charming ditties from the Guthrie songbook that you won’t find on any “Best of” album. One of the aspects IRead More →

Treasure Mammal 10 Years of Treasure Mammal Cumming Full Circle Featuring D.R.U.M.B. Treasure Mammal is more than a band. It is an immersion study in your own id. Not the scary place we must seek to repress but the colorful, mystical, sexual cocoon we should all explore a little moreRead More →