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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,...

In ‘Excess’: Promoter Danny Zelisko recalls career in first book

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Danny Zelisko sits at his desk, surrounded by memorabilia from his 45 years as a promoter. The centerpiece is Billy Cobham’s red drum kit. Throughout the Paradise Valley home that serves as an...

Music as Therapy: Singer Austin Walashek shares heartbreak through song

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Austin Walashek’s friends have called him the “male Taylor Swift.” His penchant for writing about broken hearts and broken relationships has earned him that nickname. He’s furthering the cause with his band’s single,...

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...

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...

Rhinestone Cowgirl: Phoenix’s ‘The Voice’ contestant wins over Gwen Stefani

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Tori Miller had Gwen Stefani at “rhinestones.” “The Voice” contestant who hails from Phoenix was chosen by Stefani, the lone coach who turned her chair. “You’re my queen,” Miller said to Stefani. “I always...

All Mixed Up: 311 is ready to ‘rock’ in a new, pandemic environment

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Singer Nick Hexum looks at the COVID-19 pandemic as a glass half full. His band, 311, hasn’t been able to perform since February, but the break has had its own benefits. “I have...

An ‘American Idol’: Songwriting is the heart and soul of Amelia Joyce

By Jacqueline Robledo Amelia Joyce moved to the Valley five years ago in hopes of turning her musical passion into a career. Twenty-four years ago, Joyce was born in Jackson, Michigan, with five siblings, all of...

Concerts in Your Car: The Beach Boys will have ‘fun, fun, fun’ at the...

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Beach Boys’ Mike Love knows the formula for a perfect concert—play the hits. The iconic band will do just that when it performs a drive-in concert at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. “We...

Amplified Success: Drew Foppe’s work ethic is an 11, musicians say

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski As a child in Scottsdale, Drew Foppe was constantly dismantling toys and rebuilding them. It didn’t matter if it was a Nintendo or Lego, Foppe simply wanted to know how they worked. “I remember...

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