PHX LIGHTS 2016

Acts: 
DJ Snake
Acts: 
TroyBoi
Acts: 
Excision
Acts: 
Jai Wolf
Acts: 
Yellow Claw
Acts: 
SNBRN
Concert Date: 
Sat, 04/02/2016
Location: 
Hance Park, Phoenix

Arizona EDM promoters Relentless Beats might have truly outdone themselves with the execution of Phoenix Lights, a festival held at Hance Park in Phoenix. Not only is Hance Park my current favorite outdoor venue (McDowell Mtn. was a BLAST there) but the lineup... the lineup. From the first wave of artist announcements I was hooked--BTSM, TroyBoi, Jai Wolf, Yellow Claw, all at one festival, one weekend. It just kept getting better after that. There is also so much merit that comes with a two-day festival.

Reviewer: 
Tatum Schranz

Foals at The Rialto

Acts: 
Kiev
Acts: 
Foals
Concert Date: 
Tue, 04/19/2016
Location: 
Rialto Theater

Kiev, the opening band is from Southern California lived up to their name because they all looked liked middle aged Ukrainian dudes. The drummer, bassist, and saxophone/keyboardist all had crazy thick and long beards and had balding tops with long hair. The lead singer and guitarist opened up by saying that he appreciates the crowd even though not many people would know who they were and I had to laugh at their honesty. But honestly, I really enjoyed their set. They sounded a lot like U2 circa 2000.

Reviewer: 
Sebastian Machado

Interview with TEEN

TEEN are a dynamic New York City quartet comprised of sisters Teeny, Katherine and Lizzie Lieberson and Boshra AlSaadi. Together, they fuse bright new wave melodies and atmospheric keyboards with sharp, driving vocals, wading into the waters of pop music but never fully submerging. They continuously surprise listeners with their exploratory sounds, and their latest album, Love Yes, is no exception. I sat down with the band and we discussed the path that led up to the album, their penchant for space, and their tour addiction.

 

KFMA Day 2016

Acts: 
Disturbed
Acts: 
Shinedown
Acts: 
Meg Myers
Acts: 
Highly Suspect
Acts: 
Red Sun Rising
Acts: 
SWMRS
Acts: 
The Endless Pursuit
Concert Date: 
Sat, 04/16/2016
Location: 
Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium

KFMA Day every year is an interesting event. It is your typical music festival with overpriced food and water, long lines for dirty bathrooms, and an awful security system that will stop you if you have a purse but somehow misses all the pot people sneak in. Aside from the C+ stadium, the music and people were good. A new addition that started I believe last year is a local band opening up the show.  This year’s Battle of the Bands winner was The Endless Pursuit. They were a good band, but rather calm and didn’t really get the band going.

Reviewer: 
Alexis Walker

KAMPers of the Week: Tim & Emily

Tim & Emily a new KAMPers but have already brought so much love and warmth to the station! They're two of the nicest folks you'll ever meet, plus they like Joanna Newsom so you know they're good people. They'll be moving to Texas after the school year, so we're honored that they've shared some of their remaining time in Tucson with us and that we've gotten the chance to get to know them!

Social Amnesia at Extreme Thing

Imagine being 17 again. You are too young for anything fun, but too old for anything (too) dumb. You are applying for colleges, maintaining your extra curricular activities, keeping up with your homework and making sure you still have something of a social life. 

David Liebe Hart

Acts: 
David Liebe Hart
Acts: 
Whoops
Acts: 
Dirt Friends
Concert Date: 
Sat, 04/09/2016
Location: 
Sky Bar

The night started out with a couple local bands Dirt Friends and Whoops. You may know Dirt Friends from the first KAMP Presents show. They play some pretty fun lofi indie pop jams and I enjoyed their set despite the loss of a string mid show. Whoops had a much weirder set and I am still unsure exactly what I watched. Their music is like a comedy version of dance pop, and they currently have an album out called Space Girl. 

Reviewer: 
Daniel Clark

Juventud Juché at SXSW

Juventud Juché is one of a group of new bands changing the face of Spanish music. They’ve only been making music together for three years, and they’ve already released two full length albums full of catchy garage rock songs on their bassist’s own label. As I watched them play, I noticed the four members of the band had the ultimate bromance—they were like a family on stage, and even when they got off, they all stood together with their arms around each other’s shoulders.

 No one knows the world of metal better than sophomore Andrew Trujillo, aka DJ Wild Horse. As our Metal Music Director, he is the man with the answers and his radio show never disappoints. Check out his interview below for some metal inspiration and then check out his radio show, Metal Health , every Tuesday from 3-4pm MST.

Alex G at SXSW

Alex G is the definition of an Internet boy, which is definitely a real term and not something I just made up. In the early days of his musical career, Alex G – full name, Alex Giannascoli – would upload his blissfully lofi bedroom recordings to Bandcamp, letting them float around the depths of the Internet for kids with too much time on their hands to find. And find them the kids did.