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McDowell Mountain Music Festival App, Schedules And More

There really is an app for everything! If you are planning on going to McDowell Mountain Music Festival, things just got a bit easier for you. The festival has created an app that will have the set times, menus for VIP and so much more.   Please follow and like us:

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INTERVIEW: Nick Hexum of 311

311, a band that is known for mixing rock, rap, reggae and funk into their own unique sound, was formed in 1990 in Omaha, Nebraska by singer/guitarist Nick Hexum, singer S.A. Martinez, guitarist Tim Mahoney, drummer Chad Sexton and bassist P-Nut. After years of touring, 311 have developed a reputation as one of the most entertaining & dynamic live bands in the U.S. In celebration of 25 years as a band, in June 2015, 311 released the 311 ARCHIVE box set – featuring 4 CD’s (81 tracks of B-sides, bonus tracks, pre-production…

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INTERVIEW – Up the Chain

Up the Chain was once the long-time solo project of lead singer/songwriter Reed Kendall. As a newly formed trio, completed by Noah Skaroff on bass and Kirby Sybert on drums, the guys will be releasing their first full-length, The Prison Break, on March 11. Up the crafts crisp, quirky rock songs that have them being  to Delta Rae, Brandi Carlile, Ryan Adams, Beck and more and earning fans in Baeble, Diffuser, Earmilk, and Culture Collide. They wrote the majority of the new album and filmed the official video for “Sidecar” while on the road. The visual is a…

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INTERVIEW: RyMo of Slightly Stoopid

Most bands don’t survive for more than 10 years. Band members grow up, start families or lineups change. Slightly Stoopid, is not one of those bands. Formed in 1994, Slightly Stoopid released their 8th studio album in 2015 and are still touring around the globe. They started out as a smaller band, but finalized their lineup with a new drummer, percussionist, trumpet/keyboard and saxaphone. Slightly Stoopid’s drummer Ryan Moran, aka RyMo, took time out of his day to chat with me about emotional music, divas and grassroots.  Please follow and like…

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McDowell Mountain Music Festival Finalizes Lineup, Supports Local Charities

Earlier this month, the team with McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Arizona’s 100% non-profit music festival, finalized its lineup. The array of musicians will attract a variety of festival goers and leave everyone with a new favorite. This year’s lineup includes Beck, Kid Cudi, Porter Robinson, Bloc Party and The Avett Brothers. Local acts include The Haymarket Squares, Luna Aura, Captain Squeegee and Fairy Bones, just to name a few. Please follow and like us:

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Rett Smith, a sultry, Bluesy-Rock guitar player from West Texas has burst into the music scene, aiming to take it by storm. His debut album was produced by 9-time Grammy winner, Joe Nicolo, who has produced albums by The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and The Fugees. Rett took some time to chat with me and talk about his future plans, music festival dreams and being a dog parent.     Please follow and like us:

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INTERVIEW: Brandon Decker of decker.

Sincerity is a hard thing to find in the music industry. Everyone is always moving, writing and going. Brandon Decker, the singing-songwriting troubadour of Sedona’s music scene, just came off of his national tour with his band decker. His music can be described as a soulful mix of rockabilly and folk, created by a rotating lineup of musicians, creating a unique show every time. He recently premiered a video for the title song “Patsy” off of his new album, which was debuted exclusively by Yahoo! Music. Brandon sat down with me…

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LIVE REVIEW: Apache Lake Music Festival

This was my first camping music festival. I’ve attended festivals where camping was allowed, but I never participated. I figured this is as good a time as ever to camp since this is the best weather Arizona will see for a while. The festival itself was strictly Arizona bands, which as something completely unique for me to experience. I never realized there was so much diversity in music in this state and I can honestly say it was the best music event I’ve been to in a while. Please follow…

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LIVE REVIEW: Luna Aura EP Release Show

Every city has their uncommon artist. Someone that doesn’t quit fit in to what the normal music scene calls for. Luna Aura, a whimsical cosmic land mermaid, is Phoenix’s uncommon artist. Her sound is hip-hop, pop, indie and whatever she really wants to sound like. And it works for her. Please follow and like us:

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INTERVIEW: Ben Tourkantonis Of William Control

Ben Tourkantonis is a familiar face to the darkwave and industrial music scene. His ability to play behind a variety of frontmen shows that he is a unique musician and someone to keep your eye on. He took a moment out of his busy tour schedule with William Control to answer a few questions with Infectious Magazine. See the full interview after the jump and don’t forget to purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here.       Please follow and like us:

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