RAW:natural born artists is a national organization aimed at promoting local arts locally. Arizona is the proud home of not one but two RAW cities (Phoenix and Tucson) that host monthly showcases to highlight some of the best artists of each area. RAW Event Director for both the Phoenix andRead More →

Calabrese “The Dead Don’t Rise” Clay Dudash “Pretty Please” Ex-Cowboy  “Silent Movie” The Black Moods  “Hey You” Wanda Junes “However You Want It”Read More →

There is DangerLiving DreamsIllya Riske has proven himself an attention-worthy songwriter: first in the Whisperlights and now with There is Danger. On the first listen of Living Dreams, I’ll admit, I wasn’t taken aback. And, I really really wanted to be taken aback. Then there was the second listen. However,Read More →

You know our spiel at this point… We all have to work together to keep seeing awesome art being made in our own state. You don’t need another pair of shoes. Use that money elsewhere to do some good and support some art. It’s good for your soul. _ TouringRead More →

Scenery Humdrum Humdrum, the latest album from Scenery opens with “Years of Gold”, an electronic amble that builds and evolves before giving way to a Gregorian-style chant. By the time the warmth of the second track “Kinderen” washed over me, I was sold. Ambient and pensive, Humdrum proves Scenery’s best work toRead More →

North Dakota Pat Waggy My crush on North Dakota has gone way past the hearts-on-my-notebook phase. They are everything feisty and fresh; two qualities sorely lacking in too much art these days. When Michelle Blades, one member of the North Dakota trinity that also includes Mo Neuharth and Emily Hobeheidar, migrated acrossRead More →

After 20 years in the desert, Marianne Dissard is returning to Europe. Tomorrow night (Wednesday) marks the last Arizona show for the French chanteuse as a resident Zonie. When I first heard Dissard would be relinquishing her Tucson digs for the wider world abroad, I was a little dismayed. For years nowRead More →

Usually around this time of year, we’re bustling around trying to wrap up our awards issue. This year with our new blog format in place we’re excited to announce our new annual Awards Month!! Every day we’ll highlight another individual or group that helps to make the Arizona music andRead More →

There are so many great new releases out! We’d thought we’d cover the gamut and showcase 3 albums from around the state that completely sound different from one another yet are all awesome. Take a listen! Saint Maybe Things As They Are Tuscon has its very own supergroup, Saint Maybe.Read More →

Tempe Starving Artist makes its triumphant return to print. If you haven’t snagged a copy yet you can check the issue out online here. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for next month’s PHOENIX FMLY FESTIVAL!  Check out this interview with Howe Gelb of Giant Giant Sand from EarRead More →