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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 →

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by Jacob Unterreiner

No matter what type of music you play, standing out as a musician is a difficult task. However, for singer-songwriters, standing out is nearly impossible. The sound of soft, folky strums of acoustic singer-songwriters can be heard at every coffee shop, bookstore, and art gallery in the Valley…Read More →

7 Flavors of Folk – The Music Video Edition – featuring John Prine, Courtney Marie Andrews, Cellophane Sam, Three For Silver, Billy Bronsted & Feed the Dog, Qais Essar, Blair Jollands, + Passenger | YabYum Music + Arts Read More →

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by Carly Schorman – The Wanda Junes “All Roads End” The Wanda Junes released a brand new album, Today, on cassette last week, but they teased fans with this closing number beforehand. “All Roads End” has a solemnity that feels hard won through hard living. And the sentiments contained within the lyrics areRead More →

Tall Tall Trees “Being There” Leah Senior “All My Friends” Sofia Imas “Cold” Finn Kleffmann “Freckles” Ratnang Singh “Falling from the Skies” Some Dark Hollow “Be the Man”  EllaHarp “Dirty Money”Read More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Lost on You dropped in May and I’ve probably memorized the lyrics on the LP from LP in their in entirety. In fact, this album is so good that even this review was only supposed to be 250 words – I COULD NOT BERead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor – Young Mothers “They Were Right” After a three-year hiatus, Young Mothers is back with a slinky new sound and the same clever lyricism that initially sparked our musical love affair with the Phoenix band. “They Were Right” deals with the crushing disillusionment that comesRead More →

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The SunPunchers “Screwtop Head” The SunPunchers released two singles in prelude to their new EP which comes out THIS WEEKEND. These songs have a sticky summer warmth, like laying on a screened-in porch on a day buzzing with mosquitoes. There is an aesthetic here of sun tea and swimming holesRead More →