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Getting ‘Wild’: Failure will dig deep for its upcoming tour

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | May 23, 2022 Failure multi-instrumentalist Greg Edwards appreciates fans for their patience. That trait will be especially helpful when Failure dives deep into its catalog and its new album, “Wild Type Droid,”...

No Longer Looking In: The Outsiders return to their ‘family’

By Alex Gallagher | May 20, 2022 To return to stage, the Outsiders have traveled a tumultuous road. The Mesa-based metalcore outfit was riding high in early 2020 after playing an opening set for Gilbert’s Scary...

The Anatomy of a Goblin: Nekrogoblikon balances humor, metal

By Alex Gallagher | May 18, 2022 Much like the name suggests, the shock-metal outfit Nekrogoblikon mixes theatrics and humor. For its forthcoming tour, guitarist Alex Alereza says it’s pairing with a similar act, GWAR. “In terms...

The Tipping Point: Tears for Fears hopes fans relate to its music

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | May 16, 2022 Tears for Fears felt the need to refresh its live show when it planned its first tour since 2017. A single here, a single there, would have sufficed. But...

The ‘Future’ of Music: Bastille turns negativity into sprightly pop songs

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | May 4, 2022 The English band Bastille has a way of writing dark songs wrapped in buoyant, joyous pop songs. Keyboardist Kyle Simmons says that’s the charm behind Bastille. “There are elements of...

Ode to His Roots: Christone Ingram brings the ‘juke joint’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | May 4, 2022 Blues prodigy Christone “Kingfish” Ingram has been hailed by the media and fans as the next big thing. His sophomore album, “662,” took home the best contemporary blues album...

Out of This World: St. Paul & the Broken Bones explore ‘The Alien Coast’

By Dave Gil de Rubio | May 4, 2022 In the decade since St. Paul & the Broken Bones came out of Birmingham, Alabama, the eight-piece outfit has made a name for itself as a...

The Church of Kilbey: Singer talks music, fame and festivals

By Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer | May 4, 2022 When Australian indie rockers The Church first came to mainstream attention in the late 1980s, it was a time of splendid musical chaos. Whitney Houston and Madonna...

Wine & Song: Laura Joy, Brad Colerick team for music series

By Bliss Bowen | April 25, 2022 In 2018, Phoenix-raised singer-songwriter Laura Joy decided to return home from lengthy sojourns in New York and Chicago. She had just started getting back into her musical groove...

Equal Opportunity: RagDolls want to be taken seriously

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | April 27, 2022 When the Aerosmith tribute act RagDolls hits the stage, the six musicians want the audience to focus on the music. Never mind that RagDolls are an all-female band. “We want...

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