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The Stakes are High: LuMar and its band are making the best of the...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Luis Martinez and Marah Armenta were students at Glendale Community College when they met in music theory class nearly 12 years ago. Martinez was studying guitar performance, and Armenta was focusing on vocal...

Stumbling onto Creativity: Jared & The Mill release playful single ‘Eliza’

Jared Kolesar has found songs in the best and worst of times. For Jared & The Mill’s new single “Eliza,” it was definitely the worst of times. He wrote the song in Nashville with his...

All He Could Say: Shannon Hoon film outlines his life through his eyes

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Before Blind Melon lead singer Shannon Hoon died, he traveled with a video camera. Everywhere he went, he documented his life, almost like a video diary. Director Danny Clinch was given the tapes...

Light ‘Em Up: Black Bottom Lighters start ‘Runnin’’ with new single

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Black Bottom Lighters singer Ryan Stilwell just wants to provide for his family. He knows he’s not different from anyone else, but he tells the story differently than others.  The band’s new song...

Fortunate Soul: Kailee Morgue explores genres on ‘Bedroom’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Kailee Morgue is finding the COVID-19 quarantine difficult. In late April, however, she released new music, something she had been hiding away—the EP “Here in Your Bedroom” featuring the single “Knew You.” “I know...

Back to the Front Lines: Musician Joshua Strickland treats COVID-19 patients in a hotspot

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Joshua Strickland witnessed the horrors of war, as a soldier with the U.S. Army with missions in Kandahar City, Afghanistan. The Bayou Bandits singer wasn’t ready for what he saw in Bergen County,...

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,...

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