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Pushing Culture Forward: How K-pop’s Eric Nam is breaking into the mainstream

By Olivia Munson From hosting two podcasts to performing across the globe, K-pop singer Eric Nam has accomplished a lot within his seven-year career. Nam rose to fame after placing in the top 5 on the...

A Rebirth: Renaissance Records is enjoying vinyl’s comeback

By Adianna Bermudez When John Edwards was 15 years old, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” was released and he was immediately taken. “It always impressed me, because not only did you get the record,...

The Color 8: Social media’s favorite Downtown Phoenix act

By Alex Gallagher | April 27, 2021 The Color 8 is a Downtown Phoenix-based band whose sound is almost as diverse as its name. “The ‘Color’ stands for diversity, and the ‘8’ stands for infinity” is...

Straight Talk: Ice Cube shares secrets behind creativity

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | September 3, 2021 For iconic rapper Ice Cube, music and film are extensions of each other. “I look at ‘It Was a Good Day’ as a song version of a movie like...

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...

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

By Laura Latzko | January 25, 2021 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...

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,...

On the Road Again: The trail to Country Thunder is paved with locals

By Annika Tomlin | October 9, 2021 Country music is a staple in Florence. Before the likes of Dustin Lynch, Old Dominion, Luke Combs and Eric Church appear at Country Thunder, Downtown Historic Florence will present...

A ‘Sassy’ Show: Marianas Trench brings tour to Van Buren

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Marianas Trench bassist Mike Ayley can sum up his band’s shows pretty quickly. He eschews cliché descriptions like “high energy” or “full of hits.” “Shows are always new for us,” says Ayley, whose...

VIP Access: Scottsdale producer Otto D’Agnolo shares the recording experience

By Kristine Cannon Music venues may be closed, but one Scottsdale engineer and producer is providing a new, virtual outlet for local musicians and fans to, in a way, get their live music fix. It’s called...

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