It's been hard not to feel a little bit sorry for Gloritone. It's not that the local trio isn't a good band; it is. It's just that the group had the misfortune to come along a couple of years ago, as the golden age of Tempe music had ground to a halt. Instead of being judged on the merits of its own work, Gloritone was saddled with the "next Gin Blossoms" tag and lumped in with the vapid, pretty-boy pop bands that broke their backs trying to become Tempe's... More >>>
photos by Paolo Vescia
Speed of sound: Gloritone's new lineup on display. From left, Nick Scropos, Scott Hessel and Tim Anthonise.