Andrew Jackson Jihad: Google Chatting About Optimism and Hipsterism

Folk punk heroes Andrew Jackson Jihad are one of the most recognizable fixtures in the Valley's independent music scene, and Sean Bonnette, the band's frontman, is one of the most down-to-earth, friendly musicians I've ever met. I've often bumped into Bonnette at local dive bars or kickass shows and he's always been amiable and willing to talk about just about anything. He deals with his fans with a striking humility and reps Arizona with a brotherly-like love, as does bassist Ben Gallaty.

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Troy Farah is an independent journalist and documentary field producer. He has worked with VICE, Fusion, LA Weekly, Golf Digest, BNN, Tucson Weekly, and Phoenix New Times.
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