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Andy Warpigs Wants to Blanket the Valley With His Brilliantly Eccentric Folk Punk

It's 2014 and high time you got some new music into your playlist -- seriously. And that's doubly true when it comes local music, of which there's an abundance in metro Phoenix. The Valley's music scene is gifted with burgeoning bands and emerging artists who will be making waves and getting attention this year.

Up on the Sun is highlighting more than a dozen such acts for our series 14 Bands You Need to Hear in 2014. Today, writer Jeff Moses gets down and dirty with folk-punker Andy Warpigs.

West Phoenix's Andy Warpigs is on a one-man folk-punk mission to infiltrate and influence every pocket of Arizona counterculture, and the out-of-control coffeehouse cowboy might just be succeeding.