Kristian C. Libman
23 hours ago | Country and Western Music
Purists scoff. Detractors, whom are often vocal, will tell you that its soul has been lost. Those who are indoctrinated are often divided themselves, gravitating toward certain aspects and shying away from others. Country music has never been more...
4 days ago | Folk You!
Courtney Marie Andrews is always in flux and she wouldn’t have it any other way. The Phoenix born-and-raised folk artist has spent the better part of her adult life in some state of movement, never lingering in one place for too long. Though Arizo...
22 days ago | Country and Western Music
All it took for John and June to become homeless was a broken hand and a layoff. Unfortunately for them, they happened simultaneously, leading to the couple being evicted shortly thereafter. They anticipated being only two weeks without a home. It...
1 month 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...
1 month 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-...
1 month 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...