Morales is the mid-day DJ for 101.5-FM Jamz.
When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Of course, 101.5!
What's the first album you bought? I honestly don't go out and buy very many albums, but when I heard Mariah Carey's Em ... More >>
Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday.
Los Angeles-based rockers Ozomatli reminded me of a cold hard fact at last month's McDowell Mountain Music Festival; if you're a Latino, particularly a Chicano like myself, y ... More >>
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Dark Star Orchestra
McDowell Mountain Music Festival at Compound Grill
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McDowell Mountain Music Festival
Friday, April 13, 2012
Outside of The Compound Grill
Dark ominous clouds, chilly 70 degree weather, and one of the most superstitious days of the year couldn't keep music lovers away from the McDowell Mountain Music Festival kickoff last night in northern Phoenix.
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Line-up changes and schedule conflicts over the last year and a half have slowed down Tempe blues rockers Quick Henry, but haven't stopped them from rocking out at local watering holes on a near daily basis.
At the helm of it all is vocalist/guitarist Kevin Redlich. Whether he's pulling double du ... More >>
Yeah, we're bummed that we didn't get tickets to Coachella. But there's is no need to panic. There are high-priced, shirtless concertgoer-attracting festivals all over the nation. (Not the mention that with South By Southwest and Coachella run-off, the Southwest's concert calendar is looking pretty ... More >>
Galactic is scheduled to perform at McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2012For the past few years, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival has hosted a mix of jam bands and indie rock fare in the parking lot of the Compound Grill.(Previous years have featured The Flaming Lips, Edward Sharpe and th ... More >>
Luz de Vida, a compilation featuring Neko Case, Spoon, Jimmy Eat World, Calexico, Giant Sand, Lenguas Largas, Robyn Hitchcock, Brian Lopez, The Meat Puppets, and many, many more, is set to see release in two formats, a 37-track digital album, and a limited-edition 12-song vinyl release, on Octobe ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsSound Strike founder Zack de la RochaSound Strike, the movement in which musicians boycott Arizona as a statement of opposition to the state's anti-illegal immigrant law, SB 1070, is still going strong. As we reported in recent months, acts like Maroon 5 and My Chemical Roma ... More >>
Zack's been coming to AZ long before 1070 was an issueWhen I read the recent Salon.com article "How a boycott meant to save Arizona is hurting it," I wondered to myself how its author, a woman by the name of Drew Grant, ended up writing such an insipid, one-sided piece about the Sound Strike, a piec ... More >>
A Tucson-based community group has a huge benefit show lined up in the wake of the Laughner shootings.Jackson Browne, Alice Cooper, David Crosby & Graham Nash, Sam Moore, Nils Lofgren, Keb' Mo', Jerry Riopelle, Dar Williams, Ozomatli, and Calexico are all signed up to play Tucson Convention C ... More >>
Coachella's official lineup should be announced very, very soon -- lest anyone forget that this week is usually when the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival makes it big announcement.In lieu of the entire festival lineup, a few acts have already been confirmed for the festival's 2011 editi ... More >>
Who would've thunk that this guy would outsell Coheed and Cambria at the Tempe Zia?Here's a look at what's selling this week at local record stores.MGMT's Congratulations holds steady with several number one spots, Record Store Day exclusives manage to still be selling well, especially at Revolve ... More >>
With so many big announcements this week, including (finally!) the bill for Tempe Music festival, Franz Ferdinand, E-40 and Il Divo we didn't have time to give you the scoop on this one in a special post, but you'll be happy to learn that Kings of Leon are coming to Mesa Amphitheatre on Tuesday ... More >>