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Apache Lake Music Festival, Blitzen Trapper, Chico Mann, and More in This Week's Issue

Get ready for our very own Coachella this weekend. Well -- not really. As Christina Caldwell's feature explains, Apache Lake Music Festival isn't quite the same thing as that fest, but it does feature over 30 of Arizona's best bands in a remote setting.

We've also got shorter features on Blitzen Trapper,  focusing on the road ready Americana of the band's excellent record American Goldwing, and an interview with Chico Mann of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, who spends his solo time rocking an infectious blend of Afrobeat, Latin, and hip-hop sounds.

Check out short previews on Tech N9ne, Lindsey Buckingham, The Music of Lord of the Rings in Concert, Avenged Sevenfold, New Found Glory, and Red Light Disco

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.