Strung Out's Jason Cruz: Twisted in a Suburban Teenage Wasteland

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Strung Out has been generous about performing in Phoenix over the course of its two decade career. The band tends to perform old songs (link to Face to Face/Strung Out review) while sprinkling in some new material. Fans will be delighted to learn that for the group's Wednesday, September 5, date at Nile Theater, they will be performing Twisted by Design and Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues in full.

We recently caught up with frontman Jason Cruz to discuss the impact of those two albums, the challenges of keeping a band going for 20 years, and how conflict of music tastes formed Strung Out's sound.

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