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April 15, 2015


In between their Coachella performances, during the week aptly named #ChellainPhx, New York Rock Experimentalists Ratatat performed at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe Arizona. Playing to a nearly sold out show, Ratatat brought fans of all ages, seriously there were sever...

April 11, 2015

Keeping with the advent of new festival experiences in the valley, local alternative radio station 93.3 took a swing at festival season with the premiere of FestivALTAZ at Quail Run Park in Mesa Arizona. The lineup, though limited, packed a punch bringing in Coasts, Me...

March 30, 2015

After nearly ten years, Canadian Indie Rock powerhouse Stars came through Phoenix in the midst of their No One Is Lost Tour. On a Sunday night riddled with shows through out Phoenix, Stars managed to bring out enough fans to fill the Crescent Ballroom, a surprise that...

March 30, 2015


McDowell Mountain Music Festival returned for its 13th year, of course 13 tends to bring some semblance of magik as a number, unless you suffer from triskaidekaphobia. Having gone to the last several MMMF's I knew what I was in for.


The park, the people, the food, an...

March 16, 2015




VIVA PHX came back for its second year. Stateside powerhouse and resident mastermind, Charlie “President Gator” Levy, had said that the first VIVA PHX was an experiment that wasn’t planned on being repeated. Thankfully there was enough clamoring to entice the downto...

March 14, 2015



With most of Arizona at the height of its seasonal peak, the valley has begun to experience a new influx of early Spring Festivals. Hopefully this is a tradition we can see continuing to grow over the foreseeable future. McDowell Mountain Music Festival has been the...

December 12, 2014

Hot on the heels of their Grammy nomination earlier in the week Alt-J (∆) managed to fit a last minute show on their schedule travelling through Tucson; the excitement for this particular performance could be felt throughout the Southwest as their initial absence prove...

October 21, 2014

The first day of Treasure Island was packed with enough surprises to last several birthdays. Outkast’s The first day of Treasure Island was packed with enough surprises to last several birthdays. Outkast’s closing performance was an amazing way to the end of the night....

October 20, 2014



In a world at the edge of San Francisco’s ebbing shores sits an illustrious spectacle. Tens of thousands of people descended upon the Treasure Island Music Festival, a musical extravaganza which rests serenely between Oakland CA, and San Francisco CA, right off the B...

August 27, 2014

Waking up the following morning for the second day, anyone who had downloaded the FYF app, or had been keeping up on his or her social channels learned of FYF’s apology to its fans. After reflection on the first day’s trials and some of the complications fans had sent...

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