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Upsahl “Can You Hear Me Now” This new single from PHX songwriter [Taylor] Upsahl is like that first cherry limeade of summer: refreshingly bubbly and bright as the noon sun. Once you are afloat on Upsahl’s buoyant pop sound, the weight of the lyrics can begin to take hold, butRead More →

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by Carly Schorman Senior Editor Asian Fred “Kick Back Your Head” Now, this is a release I’ve been waiting for. When Fred Huang of Of the Painted Choir informed fans he was tossing in the towel and heading back to Tucson, I was heartbroken. Thankfully, it didn’t take Fred longRead More →

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by Song River Contributing Writer Music is a language that compels motion. Place that energetic language of compelling motion and give it to your fans with the fervor you feel, that sense of gratitude to all of those who support you… and you have the central element of Jared &Read 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 →

“WILDERNESS” Yes, Phoenix (and surrounding areas) suck in the summer. Sure, there are those freaks who love the heat. The rest of us hate it and must seek out our own ways of addressing this environmental discord, both in our minds and in our actions. Some, usually Minnesota transplants, might justify theRead More →