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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...

Brewsician: Dave Clark, local musician and craft beer expert, pens book and album

By Connor Dziawura One could argue that Fountain Hills’ Dave Clark is Arizona’s foremost “brewsician.” On one hand a singer-songwriter, the Cleveland native also has decades of experience in craft beer. He identifies as one of...

Come Original: The Phoenix music scene is about more than cover acts

By Laura Latzko When multiple bands come together to make great music, something electric happens. During an upcoming show at Last Exit Live on Friday, December 20, music fans will have a chance to hear four...

Coming Home: Taylor Upsahl is ready to smile for Phoenix cameras

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Alterna pop singer Taylor Upsahl peppers her conversation with “stoked” and “dope.” She just turned 21 on Thanksgiving, but she speaks like a record industry veteran. Upsahl has owned 2019, and she’s optimistic...

Reflections with Angel Olsen: The singer discusses ‘All Mirrors,’ self-care and confidence as a...

By Mary Pat Abruzzo Angel Olsen’s voice pushes through the telephone with a warm hello. Catching her at her tour stop in Madison, Wisconsin, in the midst of harsh winter weather, she comments on the...

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...

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