Megan is finishing her bachelor's in journalism at Arizona State University and hopes to be an investigative reporter. She loves everything from classic rock to rap — except country, of course.
3 years ago | Lists
Crescent Ballroom celebrates its fifth anniversary today. It's hard to imagine what downtown would look like without the venue, which in terms of influence seems older than it is. But back in 2011 owner Charlie Levy just wanted to create a venue w...
3 years ago | Concerts
In Phoenix, the phrase “Warped Tour” brings to mind sweltering crowds, sweaty, dehydrated teenagers, and innumerable pop-punk bands. But for the Arizona-raised band The Maine, the Vans Warped Tour 2016 is a milestone. Guitarist Jared Monaco has se...
4 years ago | Concerts
Armed with an accordion and a double platinum record, Phoenix band KONGOS re-entered the music world Friday with their recent single, "Take It From Me." KONGOS, a band of four brothers and Arizona natives, are tying up their sequel to their widely...
4 years ago | Classic Rock
A glam indie rock band lead by a strapping young peacock — that’s lead singer Luke Skinner’s nutshell description for his up-and-coming Brit band the Struts. And now they’re bringing those vibes to the Valley. On Friday April 1, they’ll be headlin...
4 years ago | Q&A
Hrishikesh Hirway is a one-man band — literally. For his chart-topping podcast, Sound Exploder, where he pulls apart songs with the musicians who wrote them, Hirway is like a scientist putting sonic emotion under a microscope. ...
4 years ago | Local Wire
Seventeen-year-old Elijah Krueger winds his hands up the bridge of his guitar, methodically hitting chord after chord. It takes concentration to even follow his movements, but he plays with a grin on his face like it’s the easiest thing in the wor...