Earth at Club Congress

Acts: 
Earth
Acts: 
True Widow
Concert Date: 
Tue, 05/12/2015
Location: 
Club Congress

On their first ever trip to Tucson, Earth graced us desert rats with one of the most prolific doom/drone shows this city has ever seen. The night started off with Dallas band, True Widow, who I admittedly had never listened to prior to the show. I immediately fell in love with their heavy, stoner-shoegaze type of rock. It really set the cerebral type of mood for the rest of the night.

Reviewer: 
Parisa Eshrati

Sonic Bloom 2015 Interview with Templo

I had the chance to speak with Liam Shea of Templo on the phone. We talked about his latest EP, the festival scene, and much more.
To hear the audio of the interview, check out our SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/kamp-student-radio-1570am/sonic-bloom-2015-interview-with-templo

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Dan Deacon at the Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix

Acts: 
Dan Deacon
Acts: 
Prince Rama
Acts: 
Ben O'Brien
Concert Date: 
Tue, 04/28/2015
Location: 
Crescent Ballroom

Last Tuesday, I got the chance to see Dan Deacon perform at the Crescent Ballroom. Opening for him were Ben O'Brien, a self-appointed "spiritual guru, cult leader, and Christ figure," and Prince Rama, the "now age" sister duo of Taraka and Nimai Larson with touring keyboardist Sasha Lord. Between these three acts, I got to experience the funnest and most bizarre show I've seen at the Crescent Ballroom.

Reviewer: 
Jake Calegari

Interview with Detroit punk band DEATH

I had the chance to speak with punk legends, Death,  over the phone this afternoon. We discussed their latest album, N.E.W., spirituality, what we can look forward to from the band, and much more. 

You can listen to the audio on our SoundCloud page: https://soundcloud.com/kamp-student-radio-1570am/interview-with-death

 

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Congress Catches The Fever!

Acts: 
Dengue Fever
Acts: 
Louise Le Hir
Concert Date: 
Wed, 04/01/2015
Location: 
Club Congress

Wednesday night, April 1st, was an explosive one for Club Congress. Artists appearing that night were local Tucson band Louise Le Hir and Cambodia/California band Dengue Fever.

Reviewer: 
Jakub Safar

KFMA Day 2015

Acts: 
Five Finger Death Punch
Acts: 
Three Days Grace
Acts: 
Pepper
Acts: 
The Pretty Reckless
Acts: 
Hell Yeah
Acts: 
Big Data
Concert Date: 
Sat, 04/18/2015
Location: 
Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium

KFMA Day is an always hyped sensation in Tucson, and this year was no exception. With Five Finger headlining, it was expected to be a fantastic performance. Starting at the beginning, there were some pretty terrible opener bands, but lets be honest - that's why they're opener bands. But to their credit these bands won battle of the bands at the Rock so they had to be decent. Meg Meyers was the first official "big band", unfortunetely, she got sick and was hospitalized in Phoenix so she didn't make it.

Reviewer: 
Alexis Walker

It Follows (Film)

Acts: 
Director: David Robert Mitchell
Acts: 
Maika Monroe
Acts: 
Keir Gilchrist
Concert Date: 
Fri, 03/27/2015
Location: 
USA

Rating: R 

The phrase “hipster horror” isn’t exactly one that whets the appetite for the horror-lovers of the world. It Follows is hardly a hipster film, save for the characters themselves and the fact that it is an independent film. Okay, fine. It’s 100% hipster, and I loved it. If you enjoy suspense and want to be thoroughly creeped out, then this spooky twist on the horror genre is for you.

Reviewer: 
Melanie Zelikovsky

Rising Appalachia at Rialto Theater

Acts: 
Rising Appalachia
Acts: 
Shea Freedom
Acts: 
Leila Lopez
Concert Date: 
Sat, 04/11/2015
Location: 
Rialto Theater

Photo courtesty of Shannon Lee
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Just a few weeks ago, I would have categorized Rising Appalachia as one of those bands that I've heard of, knew I'd probably like, but never actually took the time to listen to. I knew I had to check out their music when I saw they were coming to town. All it took was for me to hear their song "Swoon" to be convinced that seeing them live would be a mesmerizing and phenonemal experience (I must have listened to that song 1000x repeatedly after I first heard it, by the way).

Reviewer: 
Parisa Eshrati

Interview with Al Di Meola

Alternative MD, Parisa Eshrati, had a chance to speak with the legendary Al Di Meola on the phone before his trip to Tucson. We spoke about his upcoming album, the music industry, and much more. You can see Al Di Meola play with Billy Cobham at The Fox Theater on April 21st.

Due to the length of the interview, the audio was uploaded on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kamp-student-radio-1570am/interview-with-al-di-meola

Badlands

Acts: 
JACKAL
Acts: 
Waka Flocka
Acts: 
Will Sparks
Concert Date: 
Sat, 04/04/2015
Location: 
Tucson, AZ

                Badlands Music Festival at the Slaughterhouse here in Tucson has exhibited massive potential to become a heavily impacted event over the next few years. The line up included Jackal, trap lord Waka Flocka, and hailing from the land down under Will Sparks. Jackal opened up with a heavy trap beat immediately hyping up the crowd while mixing in his own versions of Jack U's "Take U There" giving the crowd something familiar to ease into his new tracks.

Reviewer: 
Jasmine Sandhu