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Behind the Music: Florida’s Wage War wants to provide a break from stress

By Alex Gallagher | January 4, 2022 Music has always been an escape for Wage War guitarist/vocalist Cody Quistad. Even when Quistad is not on stage, he says he blasts music — no matter the setting. “I...

No ‘Deep Dive’: Shinedown playing the hits on new tour

By Alan Sculley | January 4, 2022 Spring 2020 saw Shinedown’s “Deep Dive” tour go up in smoke when the pandemic hit. It was going to be a rare opportunity for fans to see the...

On the Road Again: Guitarist Steve Vai finds peace on tour

By Alex Gallagher | January 4, 2022 Steve Vai admits he did not have plans to return to the road when the pandemic hit in March 2020. However, after a year away from the stage, the...

Mayhem and Excitement: Warrant singer says nostalgia leads to success

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 4, 2022 Valley resident and Warrant singer Robert Mason says hometown shows mean one thing: nonstop calls and texts. “Seriously, it’s cool to see familiar faces in the audience,” says Mason,...

Standing His Truth: Craig Winberry honors George Michael

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 4, 2022 Growing up in the MTV era, Craig Winberry was inspired by George Michael’s looks, moves, attitude and music. “He was not afraid to take risks and had an air...

Celebrating Fans: The Maine makes America emo again

By Mia Andrea | January 4, 2022 On Hardy Drive in Tempe, the tallest story of one parking garage overlooks a business building adorned with four numbers: 8123. Some don’t think much about the address. However,...

Crossing the Pond: As It Is returns to the U.S.

By Alex Gallagher | January 4, 2022 After spending the bulk of quarantine writing its latest album, “I Went to Hell and Back” — which releases on Feb. 4 — U.K. alt rockers As It...

‘It Feels Great’: Palomas cash in on NFT to produce single

By Jordan Houston | January 4, 2022 Nonfungible tokens are revolutionizing the way music sells — and a local rock band is tapping in, following in the footsteps of Our Lady Peace and Kings of...

Looking ‘Inside’: Introspection is key to Mother Mother’s recent album

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | January 4, 2022 Vancouver alt rockers Mother Mother will celebrate each chapter of their storied history on its 2022 global tour. “We’re on our ‘Inside’ tour, promoting our new album of the...

‘Happy Machine’: DJ Dillon Francis celebrates bubbly 3rd album

By Jordan Houston | December 23, 2021 Platinum-selling artist, producer, songwriter and DJ Dillon Francis has made waves since dropping out of Santa Monica College — including with the recent release of his jovial happy-house...

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