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Fun, Food and Cocktails: Wok ’N Roll infuses music into dining

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 8, 2021 With the Hard Rock Café’s closure, Wok ’N Roll is bringing a touch of music and food to Phoenix. The colorful Scottsdale Asian eatery opened a second location in...

Local Metal Returns: Archetypes Collide tackles emotions before show

By Alex Gallagher | June 8, 2021 Archetypes Collide singer Kyle Pastor feels a myriad of emotions about hitting the stage for the first time in 18 months. One of them is awkwardness. “I feel like it’s...

It Does Get Better: Vera Revive addresses mental health on new single

By Alex Gallagher | June 8, 2021 Vera Revive understands suffering from mental health problems. The Scottsdale band’s vocalist John Lockwood and guitarist James Swisher have used their platform to bring awareness to the problem. Their...

Seeing the Positives: Authority Zero says there’s no need to hide

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 5, 2021 Authority Zero has never been called “negative.” Even during a pandemic, they kept their collective chin up, put their heads down and wrote what could be called their...

Finding Its Sound: Phoenix’s Electric Sol calls new EP a ‘turning point’

By Alex Gallagher | June 1, 2021 Electric Sol recently released its second EP, but prior to the collection’s release, the act offered a sample of its future. “This whole project is a turning point and...

Based on a True Story: The Venomous Pinks unleash powerful sound

By Alex Gallagher | May 28, 2021 The Venomous Pinks vocalist/guitarist Drea Doll says her band’s four-track live EP, “Based on a True Story,” is an honest representation of their music. “This EP, it’s just pure,...

Treating Fans: Flagstaff rapper exudes honesty on new sound

By Alex Gallagher | May 28, 2021 LiL MiK_e spent his childhood in Glendale listening to Blink-182 and admiring Tom DeLonge’s vocals. In June, the NAU graduate, who earned a degree in music, will pay tribute...

Touring is Paradise: Alejandro Aranda says Tempe show will be ‘intimate’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | May 27, 2021 Alejandro Aranda is at home, chilling with his cat. As one of the first acts to announce a 2021 tour, he needs to rest all he can to...

Punk in the Park: Live music returns to Big Surf Waterpark

By Alex Gallagher | May 19, 2021 After more than a year without live shows, punk rock returns with some of the biggest names in the genre, like Strung Out, Pennywise, Good Riddance and the...

High-Energy Fun: Shallow Water shares its niche at Glendale’s Murphy Park

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | May 12, 2021 The upbeat ska band Shallow Water will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a show as part of Live at Murphy Park on Friday, May 14. Over the two...

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