Brandon Decker

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    June 24, 2014

    20 Favorite Concerts at The Sail Inn

    If you ask any of the local musicians that have performed at The Sail Inn what they'll miss about the Tempe venue -- and we did -- you can expect its outdoor stage to be one of the most common answers. And probably some memories about all the many great shows they either saw or participated in while ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Synrgy - The Sail Inn - 1/17/14

    Oregon-based reggae five-piece Synrgy played Tempe's Sail Inn on Friday night, along with locals Kush County and Vegas-based Lady Reiko and the Sin City Prophets. The entire show was played on the Sail Inn's indoor stage, which would generally be a bad thing. (Even jovial Synrgy front man Brian Zac ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    9 Phoenix Frontmen And Frontwomen Who Will Make You Love Them

    Pop music has a proud tradition of socially awkward lead singers--the Brian Wilsons, the shoegazers, the Rivers Cuomos. They are not what this list is about. This is about the other kind of frontman and frontwoman--the one who gets inside your head, or maybe right up in your face.

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    December 3, 2013

    decker. Has Bonnie Kill Clyde in Their New Video

    Sedona-based decker. has been playing atmospheric desert-folk jams across Arizona and beyond for years, making multiple nationwide tours and earning a place on the main stage at last year's McDowell Mountain Music Festival. The group's music possesses a certain quality that fills in the empty spac ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Is it a little surprising to see Keith Urban and Depeche Mode headlining the same venues in the United States in 2013? Well, yes. Is it a pleasant surprise? Well, also yes, even though parking is somewhat less than ideal. (View our complete concert calendar here.)

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    March 2, 2013

    decker., Sail Inn, 3/1/13

    decker. @ Sail Inn|3/1/13Sedona-based songwriter Brandon Decker bounced around the Sail Inn like a pinball, shaking hands, raising drinks, and grooving intently to the lineup of bands dueling between two stages. Decker's a humble enough guy, but it was impossible to deny: Last night was his night. T ... More >>

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    March 1, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend in Phoenix

    When people ask what kind of music I like, I'm tempted to say "Good music." I understand the need for musical terminology, but there's really too much good stuff to limit what you listen to. It's a lesson Zero Zero teaches well. Nicole Laurenne and Michael Johnny Walker have the garage rock thing lo ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013
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    February 26, 2013

    decker. Probably Isn't Going to Use Kickstarter Ever Again, Even Though It Helped Pay for the Band's Awesome New Album

    It took a successful Kickstarter campaign, numerous fundraising shows, and generous outpouring from the local music community, but Sedona's decker. has successfully completed its fourth album, Slider (no relation to the T.Rex record of the same name) and was able to replace the instruments damaged i ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Metro Phoenix This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

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    December 20, 2012
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    October 11, 2012
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    October 9, 2012

    Five Bands to Catch at Apache Lake Music Festival

    Apache Lake Music Festival has grown leaps and bounds since its launch in 2010. The festival now spans three days and features nearly twice as many bands as last year's installment, Arizona's beloved local music fest has continued to expand in size and scope in no time at all. See also: Phoenix Mus ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012
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    August 20, 2012

    decker.'s Van Flips on Tour, Injures Band Member Kelly Cole

    See also: decker: Love, God, and Sex in SedonaCall it a rough weekend: While on tour in California, Sedona-based folk band decker.'s van flipped over on Friday night, injuring one of the band members. On the road from Santa Cruz to their Los Angeles show, a tire blew out, causing the van and U-Haul ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Bad Lucy Make Push For Bonnaroo, Use Google Maps for Scavenger Hunt

    Yeah, there's that spectacle in the desert going on this weekend. And next weekend. And yeah, maybe there's a lot of us that didn't have enough skrilla to nab a couple of passes. Big deal. You still have a chance to catch the next big festival later this year, although you'll have to go to the Mis ... More >>

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    April 2, 2012

    A Look at The Creamy Radio Stage at McDowell Mountain Music Fest

    Holy festival season, Batman. We're two weeks away from the craziest confluence of big festivals I've ever seen. There's Coachella (weekend one) in Indio, California, Country Thunder in Florence, Arizona, and McDowell Mountain Music Festival at the Compound Grill in Phoenix. Pretty much every spec ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Decker: Love, God, and Sex in Sedona

    decker.‚ÄčThe music of Brandon Decker, who records as decker. has proven to be a pleasant surprise. Primarily based in Sedona, an area known more for snoozy New Age, smooth jazz, and coffeehouse folk, Decker's third record, Broken Belts, Broken Bones doesn't sound unlike something you might hear ove ... More >>