Music Archives | Page 2 of 15 | Phoenix.org

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...

Good Fun: The Cult looks to ‘Sonic Temple’ for October setlist

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The Cult guitarist Billy Duffy admits not every song on “Sonic Temple” is all that great. So even though he and singer Ian Astbury are celebrating the collection’s 30th anniversary with a show...

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 ‘Sonic Palette’: Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein talks honest, urgent new LP

By Connor Dziawura With its new LP, indie rock outfit Sleater-Kinney was looking to do something different. While 2015’s “No Cities to Love” could be considered the influential feminist band picking up where it left when...

Hoping to Uplift: Arizona Hip-Hop Festival fostered artist growth on a local level

By Laura Latzko Justus Samuel of Respect the Underground vowed to celebrate all aspects of hip-hop music when he formed the Arizona Hip Hop Festival. Now in its sixth year, the Arizona Hip Hop Festival—set for...

Reflections with Angel Olsen: The singer discusses ‘All Mirrors,’ self-care and confidence as a...

By Mary Pat Abruzzo Angel Olsen’s voice pushes through the telephone with a warm hello. Catching her at her tour stop in Madison, Wisconsin, in the midst of harsh winter weather, she comments on the...

Coming Home: Taylor Upsahl is ready to smile for Phoenix cameras

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Alterna pop singer Taylor Upsahl peppers her conversation with “stoked” and “dope.” She just turned 21 on Thanksgiving, but she speaks like a record industry veteran. Upsahl has owned 2019, and she’s optimistic...

Come Original: The Phoenix music scene is about more than cover acts

By Laura Latzko When multiple bands come together to make great music, something electric happens. During an upcoming show at Last Exit Live on Friday, December 20, music fans will have a chance to hear four...

Brewsician: Dave Clark, local musician and craft beer expert, pens book and album

By Connor Dziawura One could argue that Fountain Hills’ Dave Clark is Arizona’s foremost “brewsician.” On one hand a singer-songwriter, the Cleveland native also has decades of experience in craft beer. He identifies as one of...

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...

Must Read

X