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Hot Crazy: Veteran musicians bring flamboyancy to the stage

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | August 27, 2021 Rock stars are few and far between these days, but the Valley’s Hot Crazy hopes to change that with its silver lamé outfits and a Queen-esque sound. Fans can...

Coming Home: Z-Trip helms the turntables, mixing genres

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | August 23, 2021 For Zach Sciacca, touring with Atmosphere and Cypress Hill is like a family reunion.  “We’re all friends,” says Sciacca, a DJ known as Z-Trip. “We’ve been on tour four...

Recalling a Debut: Brad Arnold shares the stress of ‘Kryptonite’

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | August 22, 2021 Editor's Note: Theory of a Deadman has canceled its initial plans to perform with 3 Doors Down. A DJ will now open the show. Guests can request refunds...

Giving It Their All: Rise Against tackles the tough subjects in lyrics

By Alex Gallagher | August 15, 2021 Rise Against lead singer and rhythm guitarist Tim McIlrath says a lot has happened in the three years it’s been off the road. “If you were a 14-year-old getting...

Single Saturday Night: Cole Swindell expects a good time at casino

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | July 18, 2021 Country singer Cole Swindell is excited to see concert dates on his schedule — especially Arizona, where he performs and golfs. “I’ve always loved playing out there,” Swindell says....

Brothers in Arms: Damage Inc. recalls Metallica’s first four albums

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | July 18, 2021 Chris Knight remembers the first time he heard the acoustic intro to Metallica’s “Fade to Black” in his teens. After that, nothing else mattered. Knight performs the James Hetfield’s vocals/rhythm...

Carrying the Torch: Pop Evil’s music means one thing — rock

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | July 18, 2021 Pop Evil singer Leigh Kakaty takes offense to the phrase “rock is dead.” “Rock bands have been toward the bottom as far as other genres are concerned,” Kakaty says. “We...

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...

A Sound Purchase: Record Store Day keeps heads spinning

By Alex Gallagher | July 12, 2021 Zia Records’ Mary Papenhausen knows the appeal of Record Store Day. She sees customers come in and out of the stalwart stores. She purchases records, too. “The beautiful thing...

Pretty ‘Sweet’: Wade Cota prepares fans for debut full-length album

By Alex Gallagher | July 9, 2021 Former “American Idol” contestant Wade Cota named his forthcoming debut full-length album “Sweet Boy Summer.” However, it’s anything but playful, as its focus will be on the highs and...

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