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Hoping to Uplift: Arizona Hip-Hop Festival fostered artist growth on a local level

By Laura Latzko Justus Samuel of Respect the Underground vowed to celebrate all aspects of hip-hop music when he formed the Arizona Hip Hop Festival. Now in its sixth year, the Arizona Hip Hop Festival—set for...

A ‘Sonic Palette’: Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein talks honest, urgent new LP

By Connor Dziawura With its new LP, indie rock outfit Sleater-Kinney was looking to do something different. While 2015’s “No Cities to Love” could be considered the influential feminist band picking up where it left when...

No ‘Doom’ and Gloom: Bastille allows escapism during its shows

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Bastille drummer Chris Wood says fans have learned the breadth of the English band’s tastes, thanks to its latest album “Doom Days.” Telling the story of a colorful night at a party that...

Good Fun: The Cult looks to ‘Sonic Temple’ for October setlist

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Cult guitarist Billy Duffy admits not every song on “Sonic Temple” is all that great. So even though he and singer Ian Astbury are celebrating the collection’s 30th anniversary with a show...

In Other Galaxies: Babymetal meets outside forces on third album

By Connor Dziawura Babymetal is growing up. The kawaii metal band—“kawaii” is the Japanese word for cute—joined forces in 2010, when its frontwomen were just preteens. Now nearly a decade later and with its members in their...

A ‘Sassy’ Show: Marianas Trench brings tour to Van Buren

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Marianas Trench bassist Mike Ayley can sum up his band’s shows pretty quickly. He eschews cliché descriptions like “high energy” or “full of hits.” “Shows are always new for us,” says Ayley, whose...

Project J.O.Y. Journey’s Arnel Pineda takes the stage for his home country

By: Christina Fuoco-Karasinski From The Entertainer! Arnel Pineda is using his fame as Journey’s lead singer to raise funds for his home country, the Philippines. He is teaming with Project J.O.Y. for a Friday, August 2, fundraiser...

Blessthefall returns home to kick off tour at Tempe Marketplace

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski , The Entertainer! Blessthefall singer Beau Bokan spent plenty of time at Tempe Marketplace, shopping for T-shirts or digging through magazines at Barnes & Noble Booksellers looking for stories about his Valley-based...

Devon Allman and Duane Betts are creating their own legacy

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski, The Entertainer! Devon Allman and Duane Betts aren’t trying to live up to their fathers’ music. They just want to create great art. Apparently, it’s working. The Allman Betts Band started its world tour...

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