Kristian C. Libman
5 days ago | Concert Review
In a triumphant return after ten long years away from the Valley, Dixie Chicks smashed expectations at Ak-Chin Pavilion with a show that went beyond simple country music. Visually, it was as modern and effective as they come, a slick black-and-whi...
6 days ago | Indie Rock
Reinvention is the mother of necessity for Puro Instinct. Centered around sisters Piper and Skylar Kaplan, Puro Instinct was once one of the buzz bands of the moment — 2011 saw the release of their heralded Headbangers In Ecstasy, a woozy, of-the-...
10 days ago | Country and Western Music
The melding of pop and country music is no new phenomenon. The marriage of the two genres has brought the latter into the mainstream and thoroughly incensed the purists of the former for decades now. Country radio today has embraced the change who...
1 month ago | Concert Review
If you feel like the '90s were just a little too recent to be looking back on with generational fondness, you’re wrong. At the I Love The '90s tour at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday night, an age-and-reference specific dance party ensued, in...
3 months ago | Concert Review
A bastion of the country music community and a bucket list festival slot for its artists, Country Thunder in Florence is the crown jewel in a state that’s about as south as the Southwest gets. This year saw Kip Moore, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Ow...
4 months ago | Country Thunder
If you’ve been remotely cognizant of country music lately, with the radio on or the Academy of Country Music awards or the Country Music Association awards blowing up your timeline, then you know country bands are hot. There’s a still a place for ...