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Kings of Leon, Kinch, and Not Missing the Lilith Fair in This Week's Issue

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Ever wonder why Kings of Leon have such a massive following, even though critics love to hate them? This week's music feature offers up a few explanations on the love/hate phenomenon.

Valley favorites Kinch have been keeping busy, writing personalized songs and touring the country. Could they be the next ones to "break" out of Phoenix?

And have you been a little ticked off that the Lilith Fair's Phoenix date got canceled? Craig Outhier gives you five reasons why you shouldn't be.

We've also got show previews for Guitar Shorty, Built to Spill, Kepi Ghoulie, and The Beautiful Train Wrecks.

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