Instagram is not only a great way to share music, but it can also make a concert immortal.
If you want to discover some of the best local music, or you just want a picture to remember the concert, we've compiled some of the best Instagram accounts in Phoenix to help you find your groove (in no particular order).
Part of what makes Fairy Bones' Instagram feed fun is because you're witnessing a band become stars right before your eyes, and they're having a blast while doing it. You'd be hard-pressed to find a local group using social media this well.
Being a musician is supposed to be fun, right? Rather than using her Insta feed
to plug her next performance in the Valley, Peoria-based singer CALLIE YØUNG is living her best life and sharing her triumphs, both large and small, with her growing fan base.
If you've never listed to local synthwave band MRCH, you can get an idea of what you're in for by scrolling through their Instagram feed
. Their shots are as dark and moody as a David Lynch film.
This prepubescent drummer from Gilbert is living his best life, whether he's stepping behind the kit for Pennywise or hanging out with Tom Morello. Now you can hang with the Valley's coolest kid thanks to his Instagram account,
which is maintained by his parents.
Phoenix's nerdiest rapper seems to tour nonstop, and he often posts pics of himself hanging out at the coolest spots in the cities where he performs. If you want to come along for the ride, be sure to subscribe to his feed
The witty rapper, born and raised in Glendale, extends his sharp delivery and fighting spirit to his socials
, including his humorous videos.
When the queer electro-rap artist/icon isn't working on the upcoming album The Gestalt
, the artist, also known as Syeed Poole
, is looking fabulous modeling stage outfits, trying on wigs, or pointing out social injustice.
When the multimedia artist (and former Phoenix New Times
contributor) isn't speaking his mind on the current state of hip-hop, he's been sharing his art and excitement over the release of his self-titled new album, which came out last week.
This popular Tempe punk band are preparing to put out a new album next year. In the meantime, they're raising funds by writing custom songs for their fans and opening up about their struggles. If you're suffering, a visit to Sundressed's Instagram page
may make you feel less alone.
No Volcano's Jim Andreas is a graphic designer when he and his band aren't putting out a great album year after year. Visit the band's feed
to catch a glimpse of his work.
Do you like cats? Elsie is the feline companion of Mishka Shubaly, and the multi-hyphenate is deeply smitten with her. If Shubaly's feed
sounds too cute for words, not to worry. There are also pictures of guitars to even things out.
Your favorite movie or television show is playing local music, and you don't even know it. Sunnyslope's Fervor Records are music licensing geniuses and often share what selections from their catalog are playing on that Netflix show you've been binging on their feed
The Rebel Lounge
Most venues use their Instagram account to post posters of upcoming shows and not much else. The Rebel Lounge actually uploads pics
from their shows. Sure, if you weren't there, the FOMO is strong, but then you won't want to miss the next show.
Musical Instrument Museum
Have you already seen the Musical Instrument Museum's “Congo Masks and Music: Masterpieces from Central Africa?" Take a glimpse behind the scenes on the attraction's Instagram feed.
If you're looking for some gift inspiration for the nerd in your life, there's plenty of ideas on the local record store's page
. Chances are there are some items in their inventory that you had no idea even existed.
The Mo Show!
If you want to know what your favorite morning DJ is up to, check out her official account
to see who's in the ALT AZ 93.3 FM studio or which local band is appearing on the Homegrown With Mo
Todd's Top Tens
Local musician Todd Hoover (The Invisible Teal) probably listens to more music than anyone in the Valley. He often ranks his favorites on his Instagram page
. If you're curious about what inspired your favorite indie album, chances are Hoover has already put together a well-researched list.
Are you looking for the local band with the best live photos? Let's just say Paper Foxes are the most photogenic band in the Valley, and their Instagram account
Bands from the '90s like The Goo Goo Dolls probably don't seem exciting on paper, but when seen through the lens of Jordan Varela, they're the hippest band on the planet. His feed
shows the photographer has a knack for a great shot.
It's safe to say that Ryan Clark sees more local shows than anyone else, and he has the pictures to prove it. Check out the author/photographer's feed to see what bands like The Black Moods and The Pistoleros are up to.