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Expect the Unexpected: Flutist Sherry Finzer is comforting her neighbors through music

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Flutist Sherry Finzer says music—any music—can heal. But her brand of new age music can calm and soothe those suffering through the COVID-19 pandemic, so the Anthem resident is giving away copies of...

Slowly Catching On: Synth-punk hip-hop duo Snailmate engages fans during quarantine

By Laura Latzko Many music groups have been on pause with the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the virus and its effects have slowed down Snailmate, the duo has still been putting out and performing music.  Just before...

Vulnerable Move: Alt-pop’s Chaz Cardigan is ‘not OK’ during the pandemic

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Chaz Cardigan is adjusting to this coronavirus-riddled world. Just when he starts getting the hang of it, sadness sets in again. “This is still weird,” Cardigan says. “I miss people. I’m tired of...

Barcelona’s Sunshine: Former ASU QB Gus Farwell lightens the mood with opera

By Christina-Fuoco-Karasinski When Gus Farwell was a Sun Devil theater major, he slid into ASU Gammage through the loading docks and daydreamed about headlining a sold-out show at the venue. At 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15,...

One More Light: Chester Bennington’s friends illuminate Grey Daze

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Chester Bennington died in 2017, he left behind a slew of broken hearts, unrealized dreams and half-finished projects. Sean Dowdell knows each very well. Dowdell and Bennington were in the Valley band Grey...

Music and Charity: M3F gives back to local nonprofits while spotlighting bands from around...

By Laura Latzko Music festivals have become more than just spaces to listen to music. They have turned into full-out events with different genres of music and immersive activities, as well as chances to give...

Let There Be Rock: Innings Festival returns to Tempe for baseball-centric fun

By Christopher Boan A lineup of baseball and rock music descends upon Tempe Town Lake in late February for the third iteration of Innings Festival. Slated for Saturday, February 29, and Sunday, March 1, Innings Festival...

An Authentic Experience: Irish singer Dermot Kennedy heads out on biggest tour yet

By Taylor O’Connor Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy wants to write songs with a purpose. Every detail in the artist’s career—from shows to lyrics to album structure—all have a deeper meaning than what is seen at...

Pushing Culture Forward: How K-pop’s Eric Nam is breaking into the mainstream

By Olivia Munson From hosting two podcasts to performing across the globe, K-pop singer Eric Nam has accomplished a lot within his seven-year career. Nam rose to fame after placing in the top 5 on the...

The Fab Four: Beatles concert experience comes to the MAC

By Laura Latzko Capturing the sound and stage presence of The Beatles is no easy task. For members of The Fab Four, impersonating the group’s four iconic musicians is a continuous growth process.  The tribute band...

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