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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...

From Authority Zero to Record Thieves: Valley drummer’s punk rock ‘supergroup’ to drop debut...

By Sarah Donahue After playing with Tempe’s Authority Zero for over a decade, Jim Wilcox carried his passion for drumming from the Sonoran Desert to the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where he helped create a...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

Music and Charity: M3F gives back to local nonprofits while spotlighting bands from around...

By Laura Latzko Music festivals have become more than just spaces to listen to music. They have turned into full-out events with different genres of music and immersive activities, as well as chances to give...

Rescuing Christmas: For King & Country saves the holiday for the less fortunate

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski For King & Country’s Luke Smallbone didn’t necessarily feel down about the quarantine. It gave him time to slow down. “Everybody’s situation is different,” Smallbone says. “For me and my household, it was...

Five places to hear classical music this arts season

By Kenneth LaFave Classical music continues to change shape and form, and as it does, this handful of Valley venues continue to present it. Phoenix Symphony Hall As the name says, this venerable venue is home to...

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...

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