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The Sound of Music: Downtown Chandler is alive with entertainment

By Ken Sain | April 13, 2022 If you’re looking for live entertainment in the Valley, then Downtown Chandler is the place to go. So says Mary Murphy-Bessler, the executive director of Downtown Chandler Community Partnership....

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...

Crossing the Pond: As It Is returns to the U.S.

By Alex Gallagher | January 4, 2022 After spending the bulk of quarantine writing its latest album, “I Went to Hell and Back” — which releases on Feb. 4 — U.K. alt rockers As It...

Getting ‘Wild’: Failure will dig deep for its upcoming tour

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | May 23, 2022 Failure multi-instrumentalist Greg Edwards appreciates fans for their patience. That trait will be especially helpful when Failure dives deep into its catalog and its new album, “Wild Type Droid,”...

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,...

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