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Living for the Moment: John O’Callaghan releases his first solo record

By Claire Spinner | March 4, 2021 The Maine frontman John O’Callaghan has been practicing self-reflection as the country approaches the one-year anniversary of the first lockdown. Having recently released his first full-length solo album, “I...

Hometown Heroes: Katastro returns to Marquee stage for 2 shows

By Claire Spinner | July 18, 2021 Katastro bassist Ryan Weddle is eager to come back to Tempe. Nearly two full years since the genre-bending band last graced the Valley’s stages, Weddle and his bandmates...

Back from the Dead: Halestorm returns to the stage for empowering tour

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | November 11, 2021 Arejay Hale loves Arizona. The Halestorm drummer — and brother to singer Lzzy Hale — revels in the warmth. “I’m not a winter person at all,” he says buoyantly....

An Authentic Experience: Irish singer Dermot Kennedy heads out on biggest tour yet

By Taylor O’Connor Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy wants to write songs with a purpose. Every detail in the artist’s career—from shows to lyrics to album structure—all have a deeper meaning than what is seen at...

Coming Full Circle: Prog rockers Spafford return to where it all began

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Valley prog rockers Spafford were the first musicians to host a drive-in show, earning the band national publicity. Known for its annual New Year’s Eve gigs, Spafford will perform in the Marquee Theatre’s...

Parking Lot Party: Country Jam spotlights Shari Rowe, Matt Farris

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | April 13, 2021 Country music’s Shari Rowe, like most musicians, spent the pandemic locked up at home, away from the stage. The Glendale resident and fellow singer Matt Farris are about to...

A Gateway to Activism: Anti-Flag brings its North American tour to the Rebel Lounge

By Alex Gallagher | September 10, 2021 Pittsburgh-based punk rockers Anti-Flag are continuing their crusade for social justice with a September 23 show at the Rebel Lounge. Anti-Flag was hot off the release of its 21st...

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...

Light ‘Em Up: Black Bottom Lighters start ‘Runnin’’ with new single

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Black Bottom Lighters singer Ryan Stilwell just wants to provide for his family. He knows he’s not different from anyone else, but he tells the story differently than others.  The band’s new song...

‘Walkin’ the Line’: Singer-actor pays tribute to Johnny Cash

By Bridgette M. Redman | January 22, 2021 Nine years ago, Scott Moreau took his years of experience performing as Johnny Cash and created a show for Arizona music lovers that has since traveled the...

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