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

Tempe Beach Park 2015

Acts: 
Rancid
Acts: 
NOFX
Concert Date: 
Sun, 04/05/2015
Location: 
Tempe Beach Park, Tempe, Az

 At Tempe Beach Park, Phoenix, Saturday night, ten punk bands came together for an incredible one-time concert. Walking into the festival, crowds of skaters gather near the North Stage, leaving the remaining metalcore fans to linger on the south side. Opener, Strung Out sought to encourage movement from a large group of hot, warmly dressed punks after standing in line for hours in spring’s foreshadowing heat. Surprisingly, they did well in perking up an already inebriated crowd with moshable, fast-paced rock, even gaining me as a new fan.

Reviewer: 
Taylor Ducklow

Tempe Beach Park 2015

Acts: 
Rancid
Acts: 
NOFX
Concert Date: 
Sun, 04/05/2015
Location: 
Tempe Beach Park, Tempe, Az

 At Tempe Beach Park, Phoenix, Saturday night, ten punk bands came together for an incredible one-time concert. Walking into the festival, crowds of skaters gather near the North Stage, leaving the remaining metalcore fans to linger on the south side. Opener, Strung Out sought to encourage movement from a large group of hot, warmly dressed punks after standing in line for hours in spring’s foreshadowing heat. Surprisingly, they did well in perking up an already inebriated crowd with moshable, fast-paced rock, even gaining me as a new fan.

Reviewer: 
Taylor Ducklow

Tempe Beach Park 2015

Acts: 
Rancid
Acts: 
NOFX
Acts: 
The Vandals
Acts: 
Strung Out
Acts: 
The Used
Acts: 
Falling in Reverse
Acts: 
Memphis May Fire
Acts: 
The Offspring
Concert Date: 
Sun, 04/05/2015
Location: 
Tempe Beach Park, Tempe, Az

 At Tempe Beach Park, Phoenix, Saturday night, ten punk bands came together for an incredible one-time concert. Walking into the festival, crowds of skaters gather near the North Stage, leaving the remaining metalcore fans to linger on the south side. Opener, Strung Out sought to encourage movement from a large group of hot, warmly dressed punks after standing in line for hours in spring’s foreshadowing heat. Surprisingly, they did well in perking up an already inebriated crowd with moshable, fast-paced rock, even gaining me as a new fan.

Reviewer: 
Taylor Ducklow

SXSW 2015: Interview with Public Service Broadcasting

Before their set at SXSW, I had the opportunity with J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth at SXSW. We discussed the latest full-length album, The Race for Space, Carl Sagan quotes, tea, and Spinal Tap moments.
Interview conducted by Parisa Eshrati on March 21, 2015

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In-Studio Performance with Forest Fallows

Last night, local acoustic duo Forest Fallows came in to do a live in-studio performance. They played tracks off their latest full-length release, At Home, and discussed some things to look forward to in the near future.

 

The audio can be listened to on our SoundCloud page:
https://soundcloud.com/kamp-student-radio-1570am/in-studio-performance-with-forest-fallows

Yob at The Flycatcher

Acts: 
YOB
Acts: 
Witch Mountain
Acts: 
Inoculara
Concert Date: 
Sat, 04/04/2015
Location: 
The Flycatcher

With their most recent release, Clearing the Path to Ascend, Yob has demonstrated that they still can bring in the heaviest doom sounds two decades into their career. What really sets apart Yob from other doom metal bands is the gravity of their musical approach.