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A Family Spirit: Los Esplifs brings a Tucson vibe and sound to the stage

By Laura Latzko Los Esplifs, a psychedelic cumbia group, has tried to carry on the tradition of other Arizona groups who have carved their own paths. On January 29, the Tucson act will perform an outdoor...

‘Walkin’ the Line’: Singer-actor pays tribute to Johnny Cash

By Bridgette M. Redman Nine years ago, Scott Moreau took his years of experience performing as Johnny Cash and created a show for Arizona music lovers that has since traveled the country. Now, in 2021,...

The New Normal: Fiddler’s Dream offers virtual open stages for local musicians

By Laura Latzko Fiddler’s Dream Coffeehouse has long offered a space for musicians to perform. Although the Glendale nonprofit cannot offer the same opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic because of social distancing guidelines, the organization has...

An Unexpected Education: Andrew Farriss is inspired by Arizona

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Andrew Farriss played to millions of fans as a keyboardist for the legendary rock band INXS. His life is much different now. Farriss and his American-born wife, Marlina Rae Neeley, live a quiet...

Resolving to Return: Dominique Hinojosa saves the day with new single

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Dominique Hinojosa made his 2020 New Year’s resolutions, at the top of the list was writing a new song. On January 3, he started that project with the support of musicians within...

A Moment of Clarity: Jimmy Eat World gives fans a series to believe in

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Jimmy Eat World hasn’t played live since December 12, 2019, and, lead singer Jim Adkins quips, “It’s not like I’m keeping track or anything.” The Valley alternapop band returned to the stage recently...

A Neighborhood Album: Lydia’s Leighton Antelman talks ‘I Was Someone Else’

By Andrew Checchia In conversations and interviews, artists often broadly describe their styles as either outward facing or inward facing. With the former, they look at the world and try to capture something unique within it—maybe...

Back to Basics: Christopher Shayne goes for old-school rock on debut EP

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Southern rocker Christopher Shayne was about to sign a contract with Carry On Music when label head Tom Lipsky had something to say. “He signed Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers,” the Arcadia...

Dinner and a Show: Authority Zero performs in spite of a big, bad world

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Authority Zero has spent the COVID-19 pandemic performing livestreamed shows. On Friday, December 18, the band will return to the Marquee Theatre stage for two socially distanced acoustic shows. “We’re taking it back,” says...

Christmas Eve Amid a Pandemic: TSO pivots to livestreaming to keep the tradition alive

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski For 21 years, Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s holiday shows have been a family tradition. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, TSO will go on, but in a different way. The performance will be beamed into fans’ homes...

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